Yuri Vlasov

…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…

Yuri Vlasov’s Bench Press

…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…

Vlasov

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…

Vlasov’s Press

…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…

Milo Triplex Kettlebells

…Many people think kettlebells are uniquely Russian, but while they certainly have a long history in Russia, kettlebells also have a long tradition in America as well. In…

Kettlebells in Iran, circa 1897

Kettlebells are thought by many people to be uniquely Russian. While there is no question that they have very strong roots there, kettlebells have a long tradition in…

Sig Klein ~ Kettlebells!

…Sig Klein was talkin’ kettlebell training decades ago. He had kettlebells in his gym… he featured kettlebells in his training courses… he wrote articles about kettlebells in Strength…

Milo Kettlebells

…While kettlebells do certainly have a history in Russia and many other Eastern European countries, what many people don’t realize is that kettlebells also have a long tradition…

The New Blog

…THE NEW BLOG Welcome! You are seeing this message as a result of technology — we recently upgraded our website to a brand new web platform, and because of…