What makes the Inch dumbell so hard to lift is the very thick handle. The handle is over 2 inches in diameter and it
only 4 inches long. Then add the large amount of weight, 172lbs. In his day Thomas Inch was one of the few people that could
lift the dumbell, he could still lift it at the age of 72. Even today very few people can lift it.
Several have lifted it overhead, with a two hand clean and one hand press, but only one man has clean and lifted
it overhead with one hand, Mark Henry.