Val De Genaro

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by John Wood

The old York Lifters all used to practice the bent-press because the lift built incredible core strength. This, in turn, helped in increasing their Olympic Lifting totals.

One of the most talented of the bent-pressers was Val De Genaro who could lift 215 pounds. Bob Hoffman said that De Genaro had the most perfect bent-press technique that he had ever seen. Perhaps due in great part to his bent pressing ability, as a 148-pound lifter, De Genaro could Jerk 290 pounds.

De Genaro was also, unsurprisingly, an excellent hand-balancer who could walk the length of a football field on his hands.

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