From the Archives: The Tragic History of the Military Press

Olympic and World Championship Competition, 1928-1972

by John D. Fair | August 12, 2017

"For most of the twentieth century, the press was the standard means by which the strength of an athlete, especially in weightlifting, was measured. 'How much can you press?'was the usual question directed by friends and fellow athletes to any young man who started training with weights... by the end of the century that the new query became 'How much can you bench press?'"

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