Changed From Barbell to Cinderblock?

Changed From Barbell to Cinderblock?

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Since: Jun 10


#1 Oct 1, 2010
Hi y'all. Somebody's gotta know what I'm talkin' about.

Back when my daughter was in college, we used to see a guy walking along Rt. 25 through Institute balancing a barbell on his head. Even though it was a while back, to this day, we can't drive through Institute without calling him to mind.

Well, I got a real treat today as I was stoppped at the light near Bayer Crop Science. There stood a man along the highway, balancing a large cinderblock on top of his head!

That's surely got to be "The Barbell Man", right? Does anyone know if it was, and/or has anyone else enjoyed seeing him as much as we have?

LOL, seeing that guy today made my day!

Charleston, WV

#2 Oct 1, 2010
Yes...thats him. He has tried to win the tough man contest but has never came close. Just another nut.

Since: Jun 10


#3 Oct 1, 2010
Thanks! I just had to call my daughter up tonight and tell her about seeing "Barbell/Cinderblock Man" today. She got all excited and told me that her husband had also seen him a couple of weeks ago. We think he's just awesome. Definitely unique.

Charleston, WV

#4 Oct 2, 2010
Shit I just saw him tonight , I tried to take a picture of him with my blackberry but I couldn't get it. He doesn't look particularly athletic ....kinda looks like snoop dog . Does anyone remember the guy who walked down Greenbriar St. in Charleston a few years back with a barbell and LOTS of weight strapped on his back and head ?! He looked like a serious NUT , reminded me of the old wrester MACHO MAN.

Charleston, WV

#5 Aug 15, 2011
His last name is Hightower, and I think his first name is Timothy. He gave me a ride from Sth. Charleston to Dunbar a few months ago and cracked jokes the whole time. He told me about the cinderblock deal (says his daddy thinks he's "level headed"). I didn't believe it until I saw a photo in one of the newspapers.

He's a little off, but he is a great, kind soul.

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