Saturday, October 24, 2009
Do you think you are strong?
Marvin Eder was known for his overhead pressing strength. Pound for pound he was the world's strongest man.
-Olympic press – 330lbs.
-Deep squats – 50 reps with 300lbs.
-Side laterals – reps with 120lb dumbbells.
-One-arm-chins – eight consecutively with each arm.
-Press behind neck – 305lbs.
-Bench press – 515lbs.
-Still arm pullovers – 250lbs.
-80 Pull-ups with his bodyweight and 8 reps with 200 pounds attached.
-Consecutive handstand push-ups on a horizontal ladder – 25
-Include Strict curled 210lbs at a York picnic.
-Clean and pressed 355 lbs.
-Side pressed live weight - 220lbs with left arm.
-Crucifix with 2 X 100lbs dumbbells.
-Deadlift, without practice 665lbs.
-Parallel bar dip with 434lbs, plus of course his own bodyweight of 198lbs.
Today he lives a quiet life. Now, at age 75, he only does 500 crunches every morning, and up until recently has been doing dips with 70 pounds attached and curls with a 35 pound dumbbell.