Posted on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 by John Wood
Vic Boff’s tremendous contributions to the Iron Game stretch far and wide but no doubt his biggest was to endeavor to keep the past alive. In 1983, Vic Boff organized a birthday celebration for Sig Klein. This celebration went over so well that it became an annual event which continues to this day. Thus the Association of Oldetime Barbell and Strongmen (AOBS) was born. As a young man, Vic developed an interest in weight training, calisthenics, boxing and strongman stunts and, as you can see here, he clearly practiced what he preached.
In addition, while rehabbing a shoulder injury, Vic began to study the healing powers of cold therapy and winter bathing. This led him to join the Iceberg Athletic club of New York where he was eventually recognized as “The World’s Greatest Winter Bather.”