Vlasov’s Press

Posted on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by John Wood

You know you are really doing something when you can accomplish world class feats without even thinking twice. Here’s the great Russian lifter Yuri Vlasov pressing around 250 lbs. from behind the neck wearing street clothes. Vlasov set thirty four world records over his career, seven of those were in the press, his best mark being 199kg, achieved in 1967 in Moscow.
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Yuri Vlasov’s Bench Press

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 by John Wood

How does a World Champion Olympic weight lifter build upper-body strength? The great Russian lifter Yuri Vlasov used the bench press (among other exercises) in his program back in the 50’s and 60’s. Of course, by the looks of things he sure didn’t mess around like the gym lifters of today.

“Getting stronger” and plenty of technique work were part of the game back then. It seems to have worked quite well for Mr. Vlasov, who set 34 Weightlifting World Records during his career… That’s 190kg above, over 400 lbs…. Maybe the bench press isn’t so bad of a lift after all?

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Vlasov

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by John Wood

Yuri Vlasov. This photograph was taken on December 22, 1961 at the Russian championships held in Dnepropetrovsk. Vlasov had a pretty good day, breaking Schemansky’s record in the snatch on a fourth attempt and setting records in the clean and jerk (210 KG) and total (550KG). As a point of interest, eleven Russian lifters totaled over 1000 pounds in that contest.
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Yuri Vlasov

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by John Wood

Soviet Weightlifting Champion Yuri Vlasov in his training hall with a Russian Olympic Set

The great Soviet lifter Yuri Vlasov was a Gold Medal winner at the 1960 Rome Olympics, a four-time Senior World Champion (1959, 1961-1963) and won six consecutive Senior European Championships (1959-1964). Vlasov set 34 World records over the course of his career. Also of note is the truly excellent Russian Olympic weight set at his feet… They sure don’t make ’em like that any more (both weight set AND lifter.)
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