chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Are You Ready For A Beach Weightlifting?


As a continuation of our Lift Up: History In Color series, here is a re-mastered photo from the 1970s featuring legendary Vasily Alexeev lifting weights in the… Don river.

The b/w original was published in a few big papers in Russia and caused contradictory feedback. Is it a useful exercise? Is it for real or just a publicity stint?

Vasily Alexeev liked to experiment in his training. And, most definitely, he was very creative in terms of his personal publicity.

Are you ready for a beach weightlifting? Then, prepare your Eleiko or good old Lenigradskaya Shtanga sets for a water training Alexeev style.

Just don’t forget to make selfies for your Twitter account.

Tags: lift up, photography, ussr, weightlifting

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