Remembering Iron Game Legend Paul Kelso

the late Paul Kelso and a weight bench in the Philippines

photo courtesy of Paul Kelso

Paul Kelso, one of the most influential figures in the Iron Game passed away July 11, 2016.  I had the pleasure of interviewing him for Power Magazine and I’ve got to say it was surreal to interview someone who’s writing had influenced me so greatly.  Paul is the author of Powerlifting Basics: The Adventures of Lope Delk

He also started out his training career as a garage gym lifter.  Check out this post from Oldetime Strongman about Paul’s memories of his time in the garage gym.

RIP Paul, thank you for everything.


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John Greaves III is a writer based in North Georgia with nearly two decades of experience in training at home. A former amateur kickboxing champion, John now competes recreationally in powerlifting. He takes a physical culture approach to training; believing that strength and health need not be mutually exclusive. In addition to his nonfiction work, John has written two fiction books, A Different Kind of Giant and A Little Lesson in Manners that are available on