Before I talk about Garry Frank and Andy Bolton's battle, I would like to point out a lifter who much has the biggest quads I've ever seen. Donald Thompson, Jr came second to Frank doing a 2425 total. I look for this monster to do over 1000 in the new year. He also on the heels of Frank who, like a juggernaut, keeps rollin' and rollin' and doesn't look like he's stopping though too. Frank was heard to weighing close to the 400 mark ...although it seems to have made him a monster in strength. Frank was also intent on breaking the deadlift record made by Andy Bolton. Bolton was the first to raise the bar to 927 and then Frank raised it even further winning his class with a deadlift of 931!!
When muscle-bound puppies started popping up in the litters of normally slender racing whippets, breeders invited scientists to test the DNA of the mutant dogs to find out what was going on. They found a mutation in the canine myostatin gene, a negative regulator of muscle mass, which affects muscle composition. These grossly over muscled dogs, known as “Bully Whippets” are now selectively bred and prized by some enthusiasts. Mariusz (Above) is an example of one such mutation. As you can see a bitches love of muscle transcends species.
The establishment of the IPF in 1973 spurred the establishment of the EPF (European Powerlifting Federation) in 1974. Since it was closely associated with bodybuilding and women had been competing as bodybuilders for years, the new sport was opened to them very quickly. The first U. S. national championships for women were held in 1978 and the IPF added women's competition in 1979. In the USA, the Amateur Sports Act of 1978 required that each Olympic or potential Olympic sport must have its own national governing body by November 1980. As a result, the AAU lost control of virtually every amateur sport. The . was founded in 1980 as the new national governing body for American powerlifting.