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LBH Lifter Javier Garza places 6th at Nationals

Congrats to our own Javier Garza, who placed 6th in the 105kg weight class after totaling 302kg at the 2011 National Weightlifting Championships in Council Bluffs, IA! Javier weighed in at 100.92 kg. Best snatch: 140kg Best c&j: 162kg Congrats, …
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Len Bacino Demonstrates the Snatch

Step-by-step photos and video of assistant coach and masters lifter Len Bacino snatching 105 kg.
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LBH Lifter featured at Coney Island Strongman Spectacular

LBH lifter Chris Schoeck will be featured at the Coney Island Strongman Spectacular on Monday, August 29! Shows are at 3 and 8 PM. Chris is also the subject of a documentary about steel bending. To buy advance tickets to …
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Video: LBH Lifter Tom Hughes Places First at 2011 Pan American Masters

Long-time LBH lifter Tom Hughes keeps his winning streak alive by placing first in his class (60-64 age group/105kg) at this year’s Pan American Masters. Here’s video of his winning clean and jerk at 94 kg: Age group: 60-64   …
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Chris Schoeck in a Documentary About Steel Bending

Our very own Chris Schoeck is the sub­ject of Bend­ing Steel, a doc­u­men­tary about old-​​tyme steel bend­ing from the pro­duc­tion com­pany Sixkiller.
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Video: LBH Lifter Tom Hughes Places First at 2011 National Masters

Long-time LBH lifter Tom Hughes placed first in his class (60-64 age group/94kg) at this year’s Nationals Masters. Good job, Tom! Here’s video of his winning clean and jerk at 93 kg: Age group: 60-64     Class: 94kg   …
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Pre-competition thoughts from LBH lifter Javier Garza

“I’m about 4 days out from the American Open which will be my first national level contest. I want to hit at least a 140 snatch and 170 clean & jerk. I don’t have any expectations of winning, as I will be going up against some much more experienced lifters, but I’m still going to go as big as I can[…]”
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LBH lifter Javier Garza at the 2010 Mets

“The 2010 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Cham­pi­onships held in Rego Park, NY was my sec­ond weightlift­ing meet. Com­ing in to the meet, I was look­ing to improve on my 284 kg total from a month ear­lier that gave me the min­i­mum qual­i­fy­ing total for the Amer­i­can Open[…]”
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LBH Lifter Javier Garza launches Strong Times

“Hi, my name is Javier Garza and I’m a liftaholic.

Where many college athletes retire from athletic competition after graduation, I decided that I had not yet had enough. Maybe I just enjoy the structure that being an athlete provides. Or I could just be a glutton for punishment[…]”
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Spotlight on Strongman Howard Menkes

Weightlifters and strength athletes are a diverse bunch. Their vocations span the gamut from laborer to lawyer, civil servant to engineer. And the members of Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting are no exception. Our team depicts a cross section of New …
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