IronMind® Enterprises Highlights Timeline

1988

 

  • launch monthly IronMind sports psychology column in IRONMAN magazine, will run continuously for over 12 years
1989

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

  • publish Steve Justa’s cult classic, "The Barrel Lift"
  • introduce the Hardy Handshake™, a table-model grip machine
  • publish Of Stones and Strength by Steve Jeck and Peter Martin
  • offer the IronMind Training Tablet No. 2
1998

 

1999

 

2000

 

2001

 

2002

 

2003

 

2004

 

2005

 

  • IronMind hosts 2004 Olympic gold medal winners in weightlifting from China, Zhang Guozheng and Shi Zhiyong, at the 2005 Arnold Fitness Expo
  • MILO goes to Sofia, Bulgaria to cover the European Weightlifting Championships
  • introduce Tech Threads™, a line of performance wear for head-to-toe coverage
  • MILO travels to Dubai, UAE, and Doha, Qatar to cover the 2005 Asian Weightlifting Championships and 2005 World Weightlifting Championships
  • introduce the revolutionary IMTUG™: The Tune-up Gripper
  • publish Bodyweight Exercises for Extraordinary Strength by Brad Johnson
  • introduce the Z1500 Belt and the Quarter-Ton Trucker Tote
  • produce John Brookfield's Blueprint for Grip Strength DVD
  • continue to make corporate donations to the Paul Anderson Youth Home and Doctors Without Borders(Medecins Sans Frontieres)
2006

 

2007

 

  • introduce MILO covers the 2007 Men’s Shot Put at both the Indoor and the Outdoor Track & Field Championships
  • introduce introduce 4-color in MILO
  • introduce the IronMind website gets a whole new look
  • introduce MILO covers weightlifting at the 2007 Europeans in Strasbourg, France and the 2007 Worlds in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • introduce MILO returns to Scotland after 10 years to cover the 2007 World Highland Games Championships in Inverness
  • introduce MILO goes to Austria to cover the IPF Worlds—a first
  • introduce Richard Sorin, the first-ever Captains of Crush, recertifies on the No. 3 CoC gripper
  • introduce the Headstrap Fit for Hercules gets a new 4-way frame
  • introduce the Vulcan Racks Chinning Bar and Wrist Roller Setups are added to the Vulcan Racks system
  • introduce add Strong and Healthy Hands Kits, for strong, pain-free hands
2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

  • Instagram photos and captions draw applause
  • IronMind/MILO travels to Leeds, UK; Split, Croatia; Gabarone, Botswana; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Hank, Holland to cover top strength contests worldwide.
2018

 

  • publish 25th anniversary issue of MILO: Strength
  • establish teen-age world records on the Rolling Thunder Pull-ups for Reps
  • two teenagers certify on the Captains of Crush No. 3 and benefit the Jesse Marunde Memorial Fund
  • support launch of Armlifting USA, making 19 years of collaborating with Odd Haugen on grip contests
  • photojournalism includes coverage of Europe’s Strongest Man (Leeds, UK), Armlifting World Championships (St. Petersburg, Russia), European Weightlifting Championships (Bucharest, Romania), Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia)
2019

 

  • IronMind Draft Horse Pulling Harness celebrates its 18th appearance at the World’s Strongest Man contest
  • IronMind is front and center at the APL Armlifting World Championships (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • IronMind's Randall Strossen consulted about, invited to and attended Bader Alawadhi’s (Red Nail '12), grip contest—which featured the elusive Laine Snook (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) 
  • IronMind sponsored and Randall Strossen attende the APL European Grip Championships, which were held in Vienna's DAS GYM Intelligent Strength (Vienna, Austria), which Strossen said had more IronMind posters (maybe every single one?) than he ever seen in one place before
  • IronMind is center stage at the inaugural APL European Armlifting Cup (Minsk, Belarus), where Nikita Yurkovets certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper, the second Belarusian to achieve this honor  
  • IronMind's Randall Strossen invited to Burkhard Macht’s Underground Grip Championships (Amelinghausen, Germany) and was on his way to the airport when his first flight had a delay that derailed his itinerary
  • Glenda Anderson contacted IronMind to tell Randall Strossen that she and her family would be visiting Moscow to visit Gorky Park—the site of Paul Anderson’s prodigious performance in 1955—and asked for an introduction to the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF). Strossen contacted RWF president Maxim Agipatov, and the Russian Weightlifting Federation rolled out the red carpet for the Andersons