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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Long Live the Amazing Fred Lowe!

Fred in his prime. Note the great leg development.

One of the all-time great American lifters, whom we don't hear much about, is Fred Lowe. He had an amazing career that began in the late 60's and is still going strong as a Masters competitor. Among his accomplishments are:
A 3 time Olympian, 1968, 1972, and 1976.
Also 8 national championships, 1969, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75 ,76 and a comeback in 1981.
He clean and jerked an American record of over 400 lb.(182.5 kg.) at a bodyweight of 165 lb. (75 kg.)

Below are some video clips that show him lifting in his prime and one from the 2012 American Open.
 He is still amazing.
 Finally there is a video containing a short interview on his backround and squatting technique for beginning athletes. 
Fred was an inspiration to me as a young lifter and he still inspires me as I strive to cope with the issues of aging. He coaches and instructs many young athletes and is in demand at Cross-fit clinics. 

A more recent picture of Fred.



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