My weight lifter great grandpa holding my grandpa over his head - 1947

My weight lifter great grandpa holding my grandpa over his head - 1947

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  • greatsirius
    1 Week(s) Ago

    No wonder you always hear jokes about the milkman stealing everyone’s girl

  • BananaGunEthan
    1 Week(s) Ago

    "i bet you can't lift me up"

    " Oh ya, hold my mil-... Actually, just get your ass over here"

  • brentgolding
    1 Week(s) Ago

    None of this is confirmed, but some of it I know is true. He had lifted weights for York Barbell and toured around the world with the company when they did demonstrations and competitions. I saw some of his pictures with boxers and other competitive lifters. During WW2, a lot of milkmen stayed back home because their services were considered to be essential and they weren't sent off to war. During a delivery in York, he smelled gas in an apartment building and got everyone evacuated before there were any serious injuries. This was taken my a newspaper photographer for a national circulation, kind of like an AP photo.

  • sickmission
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I could totally do that. Just need to find somebody strong enough to pick me up.

  • Abollix
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I think that's the most fitting picture I've seen on this sub so far

  • Gr33n_Sh1ft
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So he trained like kid goku with the milk route and perfectly recreated the Nappa holding pose, I think your great grandpa is a saiyan

  • Bbqthis
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum!

  • OhGawDuhhh
    1 Week(s) Ago

    "I wondered what would break first: your mind... OR YOUR BODY."

  • FrostBellaBlue
    1 Week(s) Ago

    One day, back in the 1930s, some handymen were struggling to lift a barrel into the back of their truck.

    My great-grandfather happened by, saw them struggling, and asked what was up. They tell him about the barrel; my great-grampa scratched his chin, and said,

    "Well, if it were me, I would," then he picked up the barrel and put it in the back of the truck, "do this!" Then he picked the barrel back up, set it back on the ground and said "But that's just what I would do," and walked away.

    This reminds me of that.

  • EdlerVonRom
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Dude. A one handed lift like that isn't easy when you have a balanced and predictable barbell in your hand. Being able to one-arm a person is another animal entirely.

    Your great grandpa was what we in the fitness community call "one strong motherfucker"

  • ___TheIllusiveMan___
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Some serious Goku vs Nappa vibes from that photo

  • Dynamix_X
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Legends also say he r/neverbrokeabone, but it hasn’t been confirmed.

  • veepeedeepee
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Is this in Lancaster, PA? I see a Pensupreme truck from Penn Dairies and think of Lancaster.

  • bigfig
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When belts were worn high!

  • dadanoh0
    1 Week(s) Ago

    i would worry such a stud visited my house every week

  • ScarnMichaelPing
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Bane breaks Batman’s back circa 1947

  • Noshotskill
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The mofo milk man ya’all!

    God damn this is the old milk makes your bones grow strong slogan in picture form.

  • dimsum_lights
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Results of the GOMAD approach

  • moose171717
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It’s always weird to see my town represented in Reddit. We used to go to the Central Family Restaurant all the time when I was a kid. My grandmother still calls it the Pensupreme. But she also still calls Coombs Tavern the Bungalow, so not much changes in her mind 😂

  • HoldEmToTheirWord
    1 Week(s) Ago

    He's probably a lot of people's great grandpa.

  • jugsmcbulge77
    1 Week(s) Ago

    And now we know why the milkman got around! He’s a badass! 😂👍

  • NotJovany
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Perfected kai o ken technique

  • Justthetip1996
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is just propaganda from big dairy /s

  • atworkthough
    1 Week(s) Ago

    so thats why the milk man had so many families.

  • EnterTheAnorak
    1 Week(s) Ago

    May I speak to him about getting stronk

  • Bjorn_Hellgate
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Hes holding himself?

  • JizzInTheHam
    1 Week(s) Ago

    "So kids, that's how my lower back problems began. So please stop worrying about all those times you caught me trying to suck my own dick."

  • MaxinistaFemmeinista
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Milkman father joke in there somewhere...

  • HipGuide
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Mendelbaum

  • tasslehof
    1 Week(s) Ago
  • acid_sword
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I can see his dick print

  • [deleted]
    1 Week(s) Ago

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  • coffeeman20181234
    1 Week(s) Ago

    You can see his dick

  • Arknell
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I love the '30s and '40s strongmen with pot bellies, they weren't liable to destroy themselves with dehydration routinesb and diet pills, they ate steak and mayo and loved life.

  • Daff69
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Break the bat..

  • insearchofansw3r
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Who would have though I would see grampa lifting grampa

  • H2Dcrx
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Now this is some old school cool for sure!

  • jimmyrigga
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Amazing, guy looks like hes holding a 70 kg person with only one arm!

  • Adhelmir
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My back just cracked from looking at this.