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.”
Charles Phelan was a protege of Warren Lincoln Travis and eventually taught much of what he knew to Vic Boff.
Phelan told jokes between feats of strength, also billing himself (quite uniquely, I might add) as “The World’s Most Entertaining Strongman.” Phelan only weighed 140 lbs, but could backlift 2500 lbs.
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.