Weightlifting’s Non-Lifting Patron Saint – Iron Game History – August, 1997

A man who never lifted weights boosted general acceptance of weight training as much as anyone else — and more than most. His name: Dr. Peter V. Karpovich. Dr. Karpovich was one of the most respected exercise physiologists of his time, teaching and conducting innovative experiments in what he called his “junkshop laboratory” at Springfield (Massachusetts) College. Springfield was and still is renowned for training physical educators, including countless physical directors at YMCAs throughout the country.