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.”
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.
The strength feat that put modern-day Oldtime Strongman Dennis Rogers on the map was when he successfully prevented a pair of Airforce T-34 airplanes from taking off in “The Human Chain” feat.
That’s 285 horsepower on each arm! — and one wrong move meant they would have to scrape Dennis off the runway. This amazing feat earned the Association of Oldtime Barbell and Strongman’s (AOBS) highest award from founder Vic Boff.