Bill Hinbern-Ken Patera-#477

July 26, 2016 Eric Fiorillo No comments exist

Bill Hinbern-Ken Patera-#477-Eric Fiorillo Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Bill Hinbern to the broadcast. Bill is a strength historian, a strength athlete who is dedicated to over 50 years of teaching the value of strength and physical culture and the owner of the world famous web site. Eric and Bill kick the show into high gear with the genetically gifted Ken Patera. Ken was involved in track and field, Olympic Weight Lifting and Strongman. Ken was fully dedicated to track and field but an ankle injury cut his career short. From there he put all of his effort into the shot put and the discus throw. As Bill tells Eric he excelled in the shot put but after a poor finish in a meet he concentrated solely on Olympic Weight Lifting. Ken was a giant in Olympic Weightlifting winning several medals at the 1971 Pan American Games. In America Ken was a Champion four different times from 1969 thru 1972. He was the first American to clean and jerk over 500 lbs (227 kg), which he did at the 1972 Senior Nationals in Detroit. He is also the only American to clean and press 500 lbs (227 kg). Ken was the last American super heavyweight for years to excel at weightlifting at an international level. Eric and Bill talk about the rumors that Patera had pressed off the racks a 550-pound overhead push press. Patera always had one obstacle he could never shake by the name of Alexeev who always came out on top. Once the clean and press was eliminated from competition Patera retired from Olympic Weightlifting.  Patera also competed in the first Worlds Strongest Man in 1977. He finished third behind Bruce Wilhelm and Bob Young. Eric and Bill discuss Patera’s arrival into professional wrestling. He wrestled mainly for the World Wrestling Federation, National Wrestling Alliance and the American Wrestling Association during the 1970s and 1980s. Patera was one super athlete who was such a gifted man. Truly an inspiring story! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy

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