I've been googling trying to find out more info on Lamar Gant. Besides the ridiculous amount of awards he's won, the bit about his scoliosis (apparently untreated - hard to see how he could change height with a rod in his back) is what intrigues me the most.
Does anyone know of any articles written about him with a little more info? Or does he work with a gym/do product promotion or something with a website?
Aside from simply adding to my ever-growing knowledgebase about scoliosis, the idea that his spine was compressing with godawful amounts of weight, without a major injury, just seems incredible.
Thanks for any tips.
BLink Brian Link in St. Paul, Minnesota
(fwiw, orthopedist just said surgery, definitely, for my son. Other folks we've been consulting with say run, don't walk away from it. His curve is in fact straightening with the work we've been doing. Orthopedist said he'd give us six months to try our various incantations & voodoo and take another look. me = cautious optimism.)
(just some info for people who don't know who this is)
Jesus Christ, look at the picture of him deadlifting. Loooong arms.
I always thought he'd be more into cross-training.
lamar and I use to be best friends he lives in Denver colorado and he doesn't train at any gym he works for yellow cab company his <phone>
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X-ray photo of Lamar Gant's Spine!!!?
For my health class we are learning about scoliosis and were talking about Lamar Gant. Can some one please give me a hyperlink to a photo x-ray of his spine..it would be greatly appreciated. I believe the photo was in the 1984 sports illustrated edition.. Thanks a bunch!!
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I hope this link works. It's the reader: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/e…
If it doesn't, try this link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/a…
Below the title of the article, you'll see "view cover", "read all articles", then "view this issue". Click on "view this issue". When the reader finally loads, click the "show thumbnails" tab, and scroll over to page 64. There's a picture of him lifting with a red background, and the x-ray is directly over his body.