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Petro Krylov - a great athlete and professional wrestler who performed in the beginning of this century the circus under the name "King of weights". Krylov was born in Moscow in the family of an employee. His father was a big fan of sports. In the children were hanging ring on which Fedot Krylov performed fairly complex exercise. Little Peter was trying to imitate his father, and that every encouragement to the son hobby sport. Like all his peers, Peter loved to play outdoor games, climb trees, fly a kite, fought with gusto read Fenimore Cooper, Mayne Reid, Jules Verne. He dreamed to become a traveler. While studying in high school, all the evenings spent in the circus, where watched with delight in the performances strongmen and wrestlers. His idol was an athlete Emil Foss, style of work of which he picked up later.

Emil Foss leaving the arena in silk tights and a leopard-skin. He started his speech with the lifting of weights for biceps, then went on to juggle two and trehpudovymi weights. After that, Foss took the chain and let her see the audience, then tore up the chain of hands. Second chain, with the help of interested persons from the audience, tied around the chest and took a deep breath and then strain the muscles of the back and chest, tearing her. The next number was an exercise with a barbell shestipudovoy ball with such a thick neck, that no one wishing the audience could not even tear her away from the floor. Foss easy to take the bar in one step on his chest, then squeezed up. In conclusion, the athlete wore a 4.5-pood bar a few people. After the athletic performances evoked strongman willing to fight him on belts. About him went all sorts of legends. Here is one of them. In Riga, the ship set off from the pier "Omnibus". which went to the circus comrades Foss Ciniselli. Talking to departing, Foss went after them on the deck. At this time the ship began to depart. Then the athlete, leaning over the side, grabbed the pole sticking out and pulled the ship to shore. Then came down with the ship.

Wild-eyed Peter and his friends told each other such incidents from the life of a famous athlete, and when evening comes, again went to the circus to the gallery. For them, the gallery had its advantages:

Tickets cost cheaper, and information about the fighters could get more. Peter decided to become a circus artist. The first training began at home with irons, which he tied to a broom. Then he began calling at the butcher's shop and tried to lift these weights.

However, the time has come to acquire specialty. Peter gets in Petersburg, where he graduated Nautical School, and later as a navigator made a trip to India, China, Japan, England. All this time he trained hard with weights, which carried with him. In all the ports where the ship went, Krylov attended athletic clubs, where fighters fought with the local. Often on the deck Sunday performances: pressed twins (-pound dumbbells), bred them in hand, juggling them, baptized dvuhpudovkoy.

After a three-year voyage, he traveled to Moscow for reassignment. But his love for the circus has prevailed, and Krylov decides to become a professional athlete. The first time trains in the athletic office of Sergei Ivanovich Dmitriev Morro.

Soon Krylov built a gym in his basement. I bought a barbell, dumbbells, and continued training is self -. Feeling prepared, Peter went to get a job. Here's how he wrote about this period: "I long has varied, and April 25, 1895 was already in the shed at the Likhachev Devichye field and show the director my biceps volume of 41 cm. He felt me from all sides Likhachev, and said, scratching his head:

"65 rubles a month, musyu, and that ezheden several times to work". He shook my hand that my Barnum in a gray jacket, patent leather boots and a red tie "bow tie" - and our agreement was. We went with him to the province - for small fairs and the gardens. Almost every hour I had to work, then moving his weight, then struggling on belts with fans. Sometimes not have time to relax and drink tea, as once again filled the bell at the door of the shed, and hoarse voice began to shout: "Come to the wonders of live theater ...

. Among others, the wonders of a fairy-tale hero Peter F. Krylov, a native of Moscow, will show the wonders of his extraordinary power "
. Well, again turning the rod on the stage, shaking that goes, because put together from the baroque adze.

Krylov always worked with the weights of the limit of weight, he would not tolerate any deception. It should be said that the audience loved the booths to touch the weights or chains with which the athlete acted to ensure that they are natural. Sometimes the audience out such a mighty man that beat them in athletic stunts were very difficult. Soon the name of the Krylov becomes known, and many owners are beginning to invite booths.

Two-year stint in booths Krylov. During this time he mastered many tricks, . which enjoyed great popularity among the audience: he tore the chain, . a flatiron tied "ties" and "bangles", . raised the horse with rider, . standing on the platform, . squeezed bar, . in hollow balls which were placed on the person, . broke horseshoe, . bent coins, . made a banner with four horses,
. Especially good Krylov managed with weights, not a single athlete at that time could not compare with him in a demonstration of tricks with this classic sports equipment Russian strongman.

. Then he began to act in the circus of Kamchatka, and then the circus Borowski, whom for three years traveled all over Siberia
. Showing athletic facilities, their wings merrily commented. "Feedback from the public, . my remarks always been convincingly, . - Recalled Krylov, . - Example, . I broke stones with his fist, . it has always appealed to the audience with these words: "Gentlemen, . If you think, . that this issue is deceit, . I can break the stone with his fist on his head all comers from the audience ..,
. Pray want the arena! "

. And on one occasion told Krylov:
. "I go out into the arena, the audience accepts me with enthusiasm, but suddenly I hear that from the first row of a gentleman in a peaked cap and a rather bureaucratic mozglyavogo species, said her neighbor:

. "I do not understand how you can welcome in our enlightened age brute force
. This is just some bull! "I looked at him, stopped the orchestra with his hand and tell the audience:" Gentlemen, this gentleman says that I am a bull ... Although I am an intelligent man, but I work in the arena because I love power ... But in general, I find that it is better to be a strong bull, rather than weak ass, albeit in a bureaucratic cap, as this subject ". What is there rose at a circus - it is difficult to describe! Applause, applause, without end. Sir, which I called the "ass", broke into the ambition and climbed into the ring explained, but immediately I was taken by the collar and put back into place. The result - the scandal, protocol, etc.. But since my character is such that "mindalnichanya" in the arena, I do not recognize. And where there was to learn all sorts of etiquette, when almost every day fighting in Siberia with these types, except that they on the road this place. "

. In the old circus, as we have said, athletes are often offered in the audience wishing to repeat or that trick
. On one of these calls Krylov responded famous Polish athlete a world champion of French anti-Stanislav Zbyshko Tsyganevich. This athlete differed powerful figure and an enormous force. With the growth of 175 cm, he weighed 112 kg, chest circumference - 130 cm, biceps circumference - 50 cm, thigh circumference - 72 cm

The first in the contest made by Krylov. He pressed two weights of 40 kg each, and then dropped straight into the hands of the parties, holding the weights bodies down, kept this weight for a few seconds and then raised his hands up. Then did this trick with one hand with the weight, weighing 52 kg. After 5 times pressed 120 kg and pushed the barbell weighing 137,6 kg. The final number was so-called "full term". Krylov squeezed his left hand two weights of 40 kg each, then right picked up a weight of 48 kg. Took her to the biceps (arm bent at the elbow and lifted a weight-to-shoulder) and squeezed up. Entered the arena Zbyshko-Tsyganevich, but was able to repeat only the numbers with a bar: bench press and push.

Krylov took part in the championships of the French struggle, which was very popular in the beginning of the century. In these championships he won prizes. Participated in the contest for the best athletic shape, and has consistently received the first prizes.

Along with athletic performances and struggles on the carpet Krylov shared his experiences with youth, was a passionate advocate of athletic sports. Trained on their own system. In the journal "Hercules" in 1914 published an article describing his Krylov training: "I will give a description of my training day, . - It may be useful to my young fellow weight-lifting to develop each of them individually for a system of training,
. Waking up, I am taking an air bath for 10 minutes, then pull the rubber (short stretching of the six rubbers), pull in front of him over the head, from behind, with each hand separately, etc.
. Do push-ups in the emphasis lying on the floor throughout the palm of your hand or fingers up to 100 times
. Bega minutes 15 - 18. Jumping "frog": a short jump on their toes, with a deep curtsy. I take a shower or wipe with cold water. Half an hour later eat breakfast: eggs, two cups of milk and one cup of liquid, very sweet tea. Huljaju. Dinner at 5 pm. Two hours after dinner train with heavy weights: squeeze or push (a day), the bar at 5 pounds, standing and lying down for 50 times (five to ten squeezing). Pressed doubles 50 times (the same proportion). Pyatipudovoy squatting with a barbell on the whole foot 100 times, and then go with a heavy man in the neck up and down the stairs. I'm finishing training exercises with dumbbells weighing 20 pounds (8 kg), biceps to pile up two dumbbells together. After TPE-nirovki take a shower and go for a walk. When I trained at the records, it would take is always "on times" very small weight: 4.5 pounds of two hands, one - 3 pounds of. Heavy weight also took only one day a week. As for my diet, then first I ate a lot of meat, and now dwelt mainly on vegetables and fruits, and I think it is useful. Especially love the liver (in the pastoral) potatoes. Absolutely not smoke. "

Krylov had a rare relief and volume of muscle
. Here is his anthropometric data:
. height - 170 cm
. Weight - 88 kg
. Chest circumference - 123 cm
. biceps - 46 cm,
. Neck - 47 cm,
. forearm - 35 cm
. hip - 67 cm

. He set several world records in weightlifting
Individual records of Peter Krylov: bench press with his left hand - 114.6 kg, bench press-pound weights with his left hand - 86 times while standing on the bridge wrestling, squeezed both hands vosmipudovuyu bar, bred direct hand in hand, holding each a weight of 41 kg. Recent speeches of his were in the age of 60 years.

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