Originally Posted by mlc82
Anyhow, the story was that this particular weight had never been lifted by anyone before, and even the strongest champion lifters could lift an amount just beneath it, but couldn't lift that particular weight or anything above- until finally, one guy went in and did it. Almost immediately afterward, the same champion lifters started pressing the same amount of weight, and even surpassed it rather quickly, all because one person had finally done what everyone thought was impossible. I really do wish I could give some references for this story, I'm fairly certain it was a true one!
That sounds very similar to the Roger Bannister 4-minute mile story.