What is an Arthur Lift?
The Arthur Lift is named after legendary strongman Arthur Saxon. It’s a contested lift in the USAWA with a rules description here. This may seem like an odd lift to do but it wasn’t as odd to oldetime strongmen who had no performance enhancing drugs or even modern supplementation to help them build strong, muscular bodies. They had to be creative to get strong! Add to that their need to be able to perform the lifts night after night on stage to put food on the table and their feats become even more amazing.
James is one of a growing number of physical culture enthusiasts trying to keep our bodybuilding traditions alive by training in the style of the old school athletes. Today’s training shows James with a huge PR of 260lbs!
Until next week, train hard until people start wanting to post videos of you!