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Dr. Ken Leistner

by Mark Rippetoe | April 10, 2019

Dr Ken coaches John Petrizzo on the clean and press in his garage gym.

Dr. Ken Leistner passed away unexpectedly last Saturday morning at his home in Valley Stream, Long Island. For decades Ken was an important contributor to Powerlifting USA, the most important voice of the sport on the planet. Before the internet, PLUSA was our primary source of information about training, competition, and the athletes who comprised the cadre of the strongest men in the world. Ken was an integral part of every powerlifter's education. We were fortunate enough to have him write eight installments for this website, and as a memorial to him we will be running them daily this week. I was lucky enough to edit them as they came in, and it was more fun for me to read Ken's work as the first to see it than you can ever imagine.





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