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RobIconRon Collins Powerlifter12-06-2015 @ 14:45 
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Received an email from an old-time lifter, Eric Redfern, discussing his old training partner. I think Eric is nearly 80, so it's great he took the time to write in, so I wanted to share it on the forum.

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I have the privilege and pleasure of being ron collins trainng partner , fellow competitor in both olympic and power lifting for 15 years,
i was instrumental in coaching Ron to become an army cadet force PTI this ran alongside him becoming a part time teacher for
manchester education committee teaching and training budding olympic and power lifters,
i rember just beating him very narrowly in a power lifting competion, my one and only claim to fame.and proberly one of the few people
who have ever beaten Ron a memory i will treasure along with our freindship for as long as i live..
I lost contact with ron after his move to south africa which i bleave he became extremly sucessful in a number of areas,
I have many happy memories he is a great guy and its a privlage to call him my freind..

eric redfern.

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Sounds like Ron Collins was a great lifter - found the following article on him:
http://ditillo2.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/ron-collins-terry-todd....
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aaron_lohanIcon...12-06-2015 @ 15:14 
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Rob said:

Sounds like Ron Collins was a great lifter - found the following article on him:
http://ditillo2.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/ron-collins-terry-todd....

He was great, his best lifts were around 350 200 355, done in a marathon squat suit and crepe bandage, what would he have done with modern kit 400 260 370?
JonA81Icon...12-06-2015 @ 15:20 
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Around 15 minutes in - 325kg Deadlift @82.5kg
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PhillippeHalterIcon...12-06-2015 @ 15:52 
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How did he do at weightlifting?

Is there any more info about him anywhere?
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PhillippeHalter said:How did he do at weightlifting?

Is there any more info about him anywhere?


Yes I have an issue of Powerlifting USA that has his best "super total" i.e. sq, bp, dl and Snatch+Clean and jerk. I could look it up but it would take a while.
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aaron_lohan said:
Yes I have an issue of Powerlifting USA that has his best "super total" i.e. sq, bp, dl and Snatch+Clean and jerk. I could look it up but it would take a while.


I would be interested in seeing how he was at weightlifting... Also the super total thing is cool
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PhillippeHalter said:
I would be interested in seeing how he was at weightlifting... Also the super total thing is cool


I'll trawl through my 20 year collection of magazines then. From memory it he didnt lift anything amazing, I think the snatch was under 300lbs and clean and jerk under 400lbs at 75kg bodyweight when he was a wler.
little_aIcon...16-06-2015 @ 10:41 
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aaron_lohan said:
From memory it he didnt lift anything amazing, I think the snatch was under 300lbs and clean and jerk under 400lbs at 75kg bodyweight when he was a wler.


In fairness these are pretty good weights (depending how far under they were). We're talking Jack Oliver territory which isn't all bad.
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I had never heard of Ron Collins before today but he was brought up in the gym by some older gents who claimed to be some of his old training partners. He looked quite the lifter
ChrisMcCarthyIcon...10-03-2018 @ 08:25 
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As I recall he was a very technical lifter, always looking to add kilos...he was one of the first to arch on the bench, for instance.

A true Powerlifting Great.
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JonA81 said:
Around 15 minutes in - 325kg Deadlift @82.5kg


23:50, ouch!!!

Shame we don't hear more of some old greats like Ron
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AMH_Power said:
23:50, ouch!!!
Shame we don't hear more of some old greats like Ron


f**k why did I watch that :-o that was horrible
ChrisMcCarthyIcon...10-03-2018 @ 11:44 
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As you probably know Jordan did eventually get back to the Powerlifting stage.

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