ARTICLES IN MILO
MILO is the premier strongman's magazine published in the world today. The editor is Randall J. Strossen, PhD, and the periodical covers--in addition to Arm Wrestling--Olympic Weight Lifting, Highland Games Competitions, World's Strongest Man's Events, Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFCs), Feats and Contests of Grip Strength, as well as articles on specific lifts, such as the dead lift, squat, bench press, snatch, power clean, clean and jerk, and calendars of coming events. The photography is excellent also!
The following Arm Wrestling articles have appeared in issues of MILO since its beginning in April of 1993:
1. "David Is Goliath!" by Dennis Rogers (July 1993, Vol. 1, No. 2). An interview with the greatest Arm Wrestling Champion of all times under 160 pounds: David Patton and his training methods. Patton has already won some 50 national and world arm wrestling championships in his 20-year career.
2. "John Brzenk: Arms Control Expert" by Randall J. Strossen (October 1993, Vol. 1, No. 3). An interview on training and technique with the greatest Arm Wrestler weighing under 215 pounds. John Brzenk has routinely defeated Arm Wrestlers weighing up to 500 pounds--until the 260-pound Gary Goodridge of 1996!
3. "World Champion Arm Wrestlers of the Twentieth Century: Who They Are, How They Train, and Some of Their Feats of Strength" (Part I) by Merle Meeter (April 1994, Vol. 2, No. 1). A historical and personal account of 24 Champion Men Arm Wrestlers from the beginning of tournament arm wrestling (and wrist wrestling) in the 1960s with Al Turner, Maurice (Mo) Baker, Mr. America Jimmie Payne, Dan Mason, and Virgil Arciero, to the present.
4. "World Champion Arm Wrestlers of the Twentieth Century" (Part II) by Merle Meeter (July 1994, Vol. 2, No. 2). Presentation of training advice, best matches, and strategies of the Masters of Arm Sport from its contest origins until now.
5. "Let's Get Ready to Rumble: 1994 Yukon Jack World Arm Wrestling Championships" by Merle Meeter (October 1994, Vol. 2, No. 3). This is the memorable year and tournament when 450-pound, 6'7' Cleve Dean came out of retirement to defeat Gary Goodridge and John Brzenk and all other world-class heavies to regain his crown!
6. "Arm Wrestling for the King: the Saga of the Fishers" by Merle Meeter (January 1995, Vol. 2, No. 4). This article presents the fantastic careers of Allen Fisher and his wife Carolyn--who together have now won more than 40 national and world championships--and relates how wonderfully God united their lives through this sport!
7. "Cleve Dean: A Champion Comes Back" by Merle Meeter (Ap. 1995, Vol. 3, No. 1). This interview-narration highlights Cleve Dean's internationally prominent career from his youthful feats of strength and arm-wrestling victories, up to the present.
8. "Wall Street Watches Arm Wrestling: 1995 Yukon Jack World Arm Wrestling Championships" by Merle Meeter (Oct. 1995, Vol. 3, No. 3). A blow-by-blow account of the epic competition in which Cleve Dean is conquered by Gary Goodridge (who, by the way, one-arm preacher curls a 225-pound dumbbell for 6 repetitions), and in which Dot Jones, Women's Heavyweight Champion, triumphs again, extending her record of 600+ consecutive matches without a defeat! Patton also overcomes Fisher.
9. "Johnny Walker: Arm Wrestler for the Ages" by Merle Meeter (Jan. 1996, Vol. 3, No. 4). John "The Iceman" Walker, the first great black Arm Wrestling Champion and still winning in his 50s, is the supreme arm wrestler under 185 pounds in the history of the sport. Johnny long ago lost count of the championships that he has won.
10. "The Man from Up Over: Canada's Gary Goodridge Takes on a Thousand" by Merle Meeter (Ap. 1996, Vol. 4, No. 1). This interview-article focuses on the sports' background and training techniques of the current World Heavyweight Arm Wrestling Champion, who is also a proficient boxer, Ultimate Fighting Championship finalist, and astounding victor over 1000 Japanese strongman athletes in an arm-wrestling marathon of just under two hours, averaging only seven seconds per match, no time allowed for rest!
11. "The Technique of the Top Roll" by Allen Fisher with Merle Meeter (July 1996, Vol. 4, No. 2). This article is going to press now, and will appear, the Lord willing, in the July issue indicated above. It is a pictorial and descriptive discussion of the major outside move, usually called the top roll, which was popularized by Sylvester Stallone's movie Over the Top. But Fisher says that the angle of pull should be 45 degrees, not merely a lateral (straight sideways) motion toward the peg and the center of the pad.
MILO is published quarterly (4 times a year: March, June, September, and December), a year's subscription is $29.95, USA; $33.95, Canada, and $49.95 per year, air mail, to other countries. Back issues of individual quarterly issues, such as those containing the Arm Wrestling articles listed above, are available for $7.00 to $9.00 each in the USA; $8.00 to $10.00 each in Canada, and $12.00 to $14.00 each, postpaid, to other foreign countries (beginning with the first issue, April 1993, Vol. 1, No. 1). MILO's address is as follows:
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