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The Colts Might Sign An Icelandic Weightlifter Who Makes Arnold Schwarzenegger Look Like A Regular-Sized Human
How big is the starting nose tackle for your favorite NFL team? Pretty big, right? Over six feet tall, over 300 pounds, something like that? Whatever. He might as well be an easily frightened child in the presence of Hafthor Bjornsson, the 6’9”, 419-pound behemoth that the Colts might sign, according to owner Jim Irsay.
Need some motivation to start your Monday? Something that’ll make you feel like a complete waste of space if you don’t get up and attack the day with everything you have? How’ a guy benching 700 pounds grab you. Actually, strike that – how’s a teenager benching 700 pounds grab you?
This video’s tough to watch: 34-year-old Russian powerlifter Igor Golushkin, attempting to bench press just over 400 pounds, drops the bar on his chest. He reportedly died from the resulting injuries. Caution: the video’s unsettling.
Holley Mangold made her London debut Sunday in the Women’s Weightlifting +75kg and gave us all a reminder that she would probably be better suited than Wayne Hunter to line up next to her brother on the Jets’ front five. And older bro Nick, who got the blessing from Rex Ryan to leave Jets training camp for a few days, was on hand to watch his lil’ sis compete. Find out how she did after the jump.
Zoe Smith is a female weightlifter. This fact apparently makes some feel morally obligated to express to her that there’s “something wrong with her body.” Recently, Smith went off on such people on her blog… and it was terrific.
You know the bench press. You know it from the NFL scouting combine, you know it because there’s a good chance you’ve done it yourself (even if that was only in gym class one time). And now, “thanks” to the clip above, you also know that when it goes wrong, it is one of the most potentially-gruesome physical activities on the planet.