Ron Walker

Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by John Wood

Ron Walker

Shown here is the great British weightlifter Ron Walker, who lifted in the heavyweight class although he never weighed much more than 195 pounds. Over the course of his career, Walker set 21 British lifting records, many of which still stand!

A few of these records include:

  • Right Hand Snatch: 91kg, set August 6, 1933
  • Left Hand Snatch: 92kg , set August 24, 1937
  • Right Hand Dumbbell Swing: 86½kg, set January 25, 1937
  • Left Hand Dumbbell Swing: 77½kg, set September 13, 1934
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C.V. Wheeler

Posted on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 by John Wood

C.V. Wheeler

C.V. Wheeler was the winner of the “Daily Express” Challenge Cup in 1919 and Heavy-weight Amateur British Weightlifting Champion of 1920.  Wheeler was a student of W.A. Pullum and a member of the famed Camberwell Weightlifting Club.  Wheeler’s exact training program is listed in How to Use a Barbell by W.A. Pullum.