The two pictures on this page show my special lifting platform which was used in the competition of February 17th. The upper picture shows the ordinary style of making a dead-weight lift. This is called the “Hand- and-Knee” style. All the weights to be lifted are piled upon the lower platform. The lifter stands on the upper platform. The four corner posts support the upper platform; steel rods run upward from each corner of the lower platform, and these rods are joined at the top by a heavy X-shaped casting. From the centre of this casting another steel rod runs upward through the floor of the top platform. This rod is threaded at its upper end. A cross-bar travels up and down on the threaded uprigh, so that by spinning the horizontal bar you can raise it or lower it to suit the height of any lifter.