Arthur Saxon One Hand Snatch

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In the late 1800s and early 1900s strongmen and circus performers would perform one arm snatches to draw crowds and demonstrate their impressive feats of strength. AboveĀ is a very early photo of Arthur Saxon performing a single arm barbell snatch. Authur was officially recorded performing a 195lb right hand snatch, but it is said that he could do as much as 210lb at around 205lb.

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