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Thursday, June 18, 2009

From my friend Dr. Bob Crystal- World Record 

As I promised, here is the story of Tom Eiseman. Tom is a chiropractor in Clemonton, NJ. He is also a World Record Holder in the deadlift. At a body weight of 189lb, at 49 years of age, he deadlifted 772lb. (see video below) I spoke with Tom and here is some of his story.

While in his early teens he read an article by Franco Columbu. Franco is a chiropractor and also was a competetive bodybuilder and power lifter. In the article he mentioned that lifters should get adjusted once a week. Tom didn't understand it then, but he knew it had something to do with chiropractic.

Later, in his late teens, he was attending Somerset County College (now called Raritan Valley Community College). It was there that a chiropractor came and gave a talk, explaining what chiropractic was all about. Tom was having trouble with his elbow and neck and decided to go for adjustments. The chiropractic proved quite helpful. He remembers not being able to lift 500lb one day, and getting adjusted and easily lifting it the next day. It was clear to him that "form creates function". He believes that being a weight lifter made it immediately obvious the benefits of chiropractic. In his own words "you can't even tell how great Chiropractic is unless you are a weight lifter and you see the results in front of your eyes". Well, I think other people might be able to tell how great chiropractic is, but you won't catch me arguing with a guy who can lift me and 3 of my friends at the same time!

A couple of closing points. Tom is a very humble man. He is not muscle bound, and one could easily miss how strong he actually is by seeing him in his street clothes. He is a great chiropractor (I can tell by the way people got off of his table when we were all adjusting the sailors and troops on the USS Iwo Jima. They were all smiles.) He says he will "get 800lb" which of course would mean that he would break his own world record. Let's all wish him success on lifting 800lb. this year at the age of 50.

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