Art Walge’s Hub Lift

Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 by John Wood
We already knew that South Philly’s own Art Walge had a strong set of hands. Here he is upping the ante on the hub lift. It’s a monumental feat to lift a 45 lb. plate by the hub, Art does it with an extra 5 lbs. Art’s also a lefty! No doubt that kind of grip strength served Walge well on the mat.
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Art Walge

Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2018 by John Wood
Art Walge was a great strength athlete out of Philadelphia in the 1950’s and George Eiferman’s sometimes training partner. Art appeared in the 1951 feature film ‘Quo Vadis’ in the part of Croton and also did a bit of pro wrestling as “The Cardiff Giant.” Big Art had a pretty strong pair of mitts as evident by this 400 pound one-arm deadlift.
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