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Joe Dube Interview

by Marty Schnorf
with the s1uat snatch# I did a lot of re$s on the lifts wor"ing on my s$eed# I made a lot of misses in the s1uat snatch before I started clic"ing them in the right groove# %here has been many influence.s in my early career# (aul )nderson' %ommy &ono' I"e *erger' 8# Schemans"y to name a few# I always had my face in ,40 maga!ines studying the lifter and their training Marty - Joe, how did you get methods and so forth# interested in and started in weightlifting? How old and how Marty - How did your training much did you weigh? evolve as you got older? I was in a grocery store with my mother During the early years of my training I in 1958 and saw an old Strength & wor"ed mostly on the three /lym$ic ealth maga!ine on the mag rac"# I 0ifts# I did a few assistant e-ercises bought it and saw $ictures of %ommy such as *# & 9# S1uats' Dead 0ifts and &ono' (aul )nderson' Isaac *erger' Incline (resses# +inci' etc# I was ama!ed and the bug %he more I learned through reading hit me right in the face# I "new then Strength & ealth maga!ine and also that this is what I wanted to do# My Iron Man' I included other assistance brother +irgil also wanted to give it a movements to hel$ build my strength try# ,e did not come from a family that u$# had e-tra.s to $urchase a barbell set so I would "ee$ a constant loo"out for we decided to save what little money any additional info about training that we came across' lunch money' cutting would hel$ my lifting# grass' etc# ,e bought our first set of )s time went by for some years' my weights and decided to do some lifts came to a standstill# I needed bodybuilding as we needed to $ut on a something new that would give me a little muscle before tac"ling the "ic" in the butt and get me moving /lym$ic 0ifts# again' I had a tremendous amount of strength but was not using it in the Marty - Who was your first coach? most effective way# I "new that I How long had you trained and what needed to maybe change my techni1ue did you weigh when you first and do it fast# ,alter Imahara' my competed and at what weight? friend and teammate suggested trying I guess my first coach was my older the :9rog: Style in my Snatch# I tried it brother +irgil and I was his# ,e and it $roved to be ;ust what I needed studied S & mag# $istures and to get that Snatch moving again# It se1uence shots of lifters in the /lym$ic hel$ed me "ee$ the bar closer to my 2# I trained for about a year and half body' bringing in to my u$$er thigh before my first meet# My first meet was for the e-$losion and ;um$ in the last the Duval 3ounty igh School ,40 $art of the $ull# I used this style for 3ham$ionshi$s# I too" first $lace in the 1uiet some time and later I widdened 181 lb# class with lifts of 56641964556# my feet some to get that e-tra needed My weight was 175# leg in the first $art of the $ull# *ut' I did "ee$ my toes and "nees $ointed Marty - How did you train at first? out# What others influenced your training 0ifters need to sometimes e-$eriment in the early periods? to see what techni1ue is best for them# I trained mostly on the 2 lifts# I started <verybody does not have the same with the s$lit snatch and then alternated body structure' and what wor"s for one may not wor" for the other# Marty - How often did you train when you were at your best? My early years in training I would train 5 days $er wee"# I was young then and could recu$erate faster# ,hen I was at my best I would train 24= days $er wee"# I was lifting heavy loads and needed the e-tra time to recu$erate# I would cut bac" on assistance movements the closer the com$etition got# %hen I would wor" more on the /lym$ic 0ifts# Marty - Who were some of your training partners when you were at your peak? My brother +irgil when we trained at home or at the ># e was always there when I needed him# My other brothers ?%wins@ )lfred and 3lifford' were there hel$ing me also# Some of the other training $artners were ,alter Imahara' *ob *ednars"i' <rnie (ic"ett' Auss &ni$$ to name a few# Marty - Take us through your memories !"# $lympic Trials%&' think this is what you meant?( It was a very close nec" & nec" battle and came down to the last lift# ,/,' (ic"ett and *ednars"i didn.t want to ;ust give it to meB %hat was a tough one to win# I do admire a lifter that has the fight and will to succeed# I was tho' not going to denied again to ma"e the /lym$ic %eam# I had failed miserably in the 19C= %rials because of a frea" accident a few wee"s before the meet' resulting in me staying home# I did $ut u$ an effort anyway# Marty - My )re-Meet Training% )t the 8ationals a few wee"s before the %rials' I had trained considerable hard and was overtrained' ;ust that sim$le#I didn.t want to ma"e this mista"e again for the %rials# I cut bac" on some of the things I was doing in training# I also got more needed rest and watching my eating habits#

Joe Dube Interview


by Marty Schnorf
&ono' (aul )nderson' 8orb in School 3om$etition between Schemans"y' I"e *erger' *ednars"i' Schools# %he Snatch needs to be )le-eev and I could go on and on# included and eliminate the *ench (ress# %his does not hel$ our S$ort at allB Marty - -ive me a short comment or two about each of these people Marty - How would you like the sort of a capsule summary. sport of W0 to remember Joe 3ube? Bob Hoffman: e was always very I would li"e to be remembered as a "ind to me and everyone else I saw him 0ifter that loved the S$ort and gave it come into contact with# Sometimes he his )00# %hat I did not shy away from would come u$ to me and sli$ into my the feirce com$etition that faced me and hand a J166 bill' or a few on had that com$etitive s$irit to go all the occassions# %hen he would say : I see way# )lso' one that s$o"e from the heart you brought your muscles with you about things that needed attention for today:# ,e need a lot more of *ob our s$ort to ma"e it better# offman.s today for our S$ort# e did things in a *ID ,)>BB# %han"s Marty so much for giving me this o$$ortunity to e-$ress myself for Bob Bednarski: e was my friend and this ,ebsite# I ho$e the readers en;oy it# a very fierce com$etitor# e had a lot of confidence in himself and that was %a"e 3are' good# I tried to "ee$ in contact with him from time to time# I tal"ed to him K Joe Dube. Sr# ;ust a few days before he died# I was totally shoc"ed# I will miss his friendshi$#

Marty - What were the highlights of your lifting career? What were your alltime best lifts - press, snatch, c*+, front and back s,uats? ,inning the Dold Medal in the 19C9 ,orld ,eightlifting 3ham$ioshi$s in ,arsaw' (oland# Su$er heavyweight# ,inning the *ron!e Medal 19C8 /lym$ic Dames' Me-ico 3ity' Me-ico# eavyweight Invited to the ,hite ouse by (resident of the Enited States' Aichard 8i-on after winning the 19C9 ,orld 3ham$ionshi$s#

Invited and $erformed on the %onight Leonid Zhabotinski: e was a very Show Starring Johnny 3arson# com$etitive lifter with a lot of e-$erience on the $latform# e hardly My *est 0ifts in 0bs#F ever missed any attem$ts# I would li"e /fficalF very much to get into contact with him# (ressF =C51G=' SnatchF 2C9' David Rigert: ) very $olished and 3lean & Jer"F =72 (owerful 0ifter# EnofficalF : =75' Ken Patera: I didn.t "now or get close : 285' to &en that much# *ut' he was a very : =85 Strong and (owerful 0ifter# *# S1uatF 716H17 re$s#' 7=5H5 for = Marty - /ased on your involvement sets ? hardly ever did any low or single with lifting and what you know, how attem$t records' only before meets with would you try and change W0 in the lighter weights and lower re$s @# 12 to make it better? I would try and get some changes made 9# S1uatsF C55H5 for 2 sets# in our State ?9lorida@ and 3ountry School Systems that would benefit and ,ho were the greatest lifters you ever su$$ort our S$ort of /lym$ic saw' )merican and foreignI ,eightlifting on a com$etitive level# I thin" this should be one of the I have seen and been around a lot of $riorities for our ,eightlifting great lifters during my career# %he ones 9ederation# %he *ench (ress should that stic" in my mind areF %ommy not be included with the 3lean & Jer"