Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by John Wood
W.A. Pullum was a great British Strongman who set scores of strength records during his competitive career. Like many Oldtime Strongmen, Pullum had his own strength challenge. Using the special thick-handled globe barbell shown here, a lifter had to do a “Two Hands Anyhow” with a poundage equal to 1-1/2 times his own bodyweight and simultaneously lift a kettlebell loaded a third of the barbell poundage with the other hand.
Pullum used to perform this “double-bodyweight” feat twelve times per week but in all his years, his “challenge” was never accepted.