All Lattimer does competitively is bench, although he does it brilliantly – he’s one of only nine men to have benched more than 800 pounds. When he gets his groove on just so, the experience approaches Zen. “You go into a kind of zone, and you don’t feel anything till It’s over,” says the 27-year-old.
“I’m so concentrated on the technique that I don’t hear anybody or notice anything. You could set a bomb off next to me and I probably wouldn’t flinch.” like a long-hanging chain – Miller would be easy to typecast as a roughneck on the lookout for a pencil-neck to squash underfoot. On the contrary: he was a police officer for eight years before he and his wife opened Nazareth Barbell, a concrete box situated in Pennsylvania’s otherwise serene Lehigh Valley. The locals may be nonplussed by the screams rising from within Nazbar, but Miller speaks reverently about his craft.
“If I’m hitting a good bench in a competition, It’s almost magical,” he says. “If I take the bar out and I know it’s mine, It’s all over with I’ll crush It.” habits hearken back to his bodybuilding days, which is remarkable considering that he’s sponsored by a local McDonald’s franchise. He wisely eschews Big Macs in favour of the double Caesar salad with chicken and coconut oil. The latter is considered to be very healthy for weight loss and skin care. There are numerous facts showing why coconut oil is great for skin.
Whether Karisson Is being handed the key to the Golden Arches or lifting cars, his country-folk make sure his head doesn’t get as big as his muscles. “In Norway, nobody really wants to acknowledge anything. It’s like, ‘All right, you’re famous, so what?” he says, laughing. “Probably the best place for a celebrity to live is in Norway, because people [there] don’t want to be impressed by anything. “the first event -and then proceeded to complete four more.
Now he’s come full circle by simultaneously resuming his power lifting career. Asked how he gets himself in the zone for those Herculean lifts, the self-effacing Swede says, “I psych myself up that I must succeed, so that I don’t embarrass myself in front of the audience.”
Alas, Tibor Masaro of Hungary broke his dead lift record by 2,/2 kilos recently though Johansson has his sights set on getting It back. “Yes, I’ll try in the summer,” says Johansson, who consumes 10,000 calories a day. “I’m still young, so I’ll probably succeed.”