Steve Pulcinella

Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2018 by John Wood
Steve Pulcinella, shown above flipping a car over in the 1994 World’s Strongest Man competition in Sun City Africa, is one of America’s greatest strength athletes. He entered his first powerlifting contest at 14 years old and over the next eight years, won four Pennsylvania State Powerlifting Championships, two Pennsylvania State Region II Powerlifting titles, and placed second in the USPF teenage national championships.

In 1993, Pulcinella won Virginia’s Strongest Man and the North America’s Strongest Man competition which lead to him being included in the a fore-mentioned World’s Strongest Man competition in South Africa. Shortly after, Pulcinella began competing in Highland Games competitions all over the world, winning over 40 professional titles over the course of his career including the prestigious International Pro Highland Games competition at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire.

Among his best marks are: squat: 755 lbs. (w/belt and knee wraps), deadlift: 765lbs power clean: 420 lbs., power snatch: 310 lbs, jerk (from a rack) 440 lbs., bench press: 505 lbs., 56 lb. weight for height: 17’6”(standing). Pulcinella currently runs one of the best gyms in the country “Iron Sport Gym” in Glenolden, Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Steve Pulcinella and his unique training methods HERE

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World’s Strongest Man Wrist Rolling

Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2018 by John Wood
I find that the early strongman contests are a lot more fun to watch than today’s because the events were a lot more varied and interesting. Case in point: the “wrist rolling” event at the 1977 contest. Standing atop a 10 foot platform, contestants had to “roll” a hundred pound weight for time. The apparatus added another 10 pounds (and bonus points for noticing that the weights used were Zuver’s gym plates.)

Strongman Mike Dayton (who did not use gloves like almost everyone else) won a close one against bodybuilder Franco Columbu. Thanks to the wonder of technology, you can watch a clip of the whole event right here:

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