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Old 05-20-2011, 09:44 AM   #7
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Re: Unbalance - Feet of Clay

Hello,
The recent article on Sumo lead me to write this piece about another incredible man.His name was Ghulam Muhammed aka The Great Gama. He was born circa 1882, died 1953.In a wrestling career of 50 years he never lost a bout.He toured England and accepted challenges from all and sundry.One of his most famous bouts was against the Polish strongman and wrestler the legendary Stanislaus Zbysko. The ensuing bout ended in 46 sec .
His training methods were quite simple,he did thousands of squats a day using a 93 kg weight [not a barbell].He also spent his time doing press ups.
I rate him and the Mighty Atom [an old time strongman who could bite through silver dollars and hold back a single prop airplane with his hair ]as two of the greatest strength athletes ever.
cheers, Joe
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