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chris mason
11-07-2004, 10:11 AM
Ok, here are a few shots from his Teenage Mr. America win (at 18) and his 3rd place finish at the Mr. America the same year (he went on to win it at 19!).

He simply has to be one of the best built teens ever.

Pringlewheels
11-07-2004, 11:45 AM
Holy crap!!!!

BigNic
11-07-2004, 12:07 PM
his whole physique is amazing, especially for his age. Does anyone know any of his measurements and why he stopped bodybuilding competitively.

Thansk for the pics chris!

chris mason
11-07-2004, 01:37 PM
I am not sure why he stopped competing, but he was competitive through the 80s. He is over 50 now.

Now measurements are interesting. According to Arthur Jones his arms were 19 5/16". I assume this measurement was taken with him in shape (as opposed to off-season).

His forearms were simply amazing.

BigNic
11-07-2004, 01:39 PM
i didnt realize he continued competing into the 80s. Kinda strange he didnt go farther in his career, given his amazing success at such a young age.

ryuage
11-07-2004, 01:43 PM
www.caseyviator.com

BCC
11-07-2004, 02:08 PM
Casey is definitely one of my all time favorites.

chris mason
11-07-2004, 03:01 PM
i didnt realize he continued competing into the 80s. Kinda strange he didnt go farther in his career, given his amazing success at such a young age.

He did quite well in the IFBB later in his career. He never won everything due to a somewhat blocky physique (in my opinion). He was very strong and very thick. I agree with BCC, one of my favorites as well.

Teufelhund
11-07-2004, 03:04 PM
Casey is definitely one of my all time favorites.
:clap:

BigNic
11-07-2004, 04:13 PM
He did quite well in the IFBB later in his career. He never won everything due to a somewhat blocky physique (in my opinion). He was very strong and very thick. I agree with BCC, one of my favorites as well.
not trying to pester you but you seem to know a lot about him so ill ask. You said he was very strong, do you know any of his particular strength exploits?

BigMatt
11-07-2004, 05:10 PM
I know that is curling strenght was one of his strong point.

chris mason
11-07-2004, 05:18 PM
not trying to pester you but you seem to know a lot about him so ill ask. You said he was very strong, do you know any of his particular strength exploits?

Now you are going to make me have to rack my brains. Ok, referenced a Darden book for this one (Super High-Intensity Bodybuilding).

This was Viator's leg routine on 6/10/71. This was only 2 days before the Mr. America contest!

- Leg press on Universal machine, 750 lbs for 20 reps immediately followed by
- Leg extension on Universal machine, 225 lbs for 20 reps immediately followed by
- Full squat with a barbell, 502 lbs for 13 reps

That is a feat of strength endurance which I think ANYONE would be hard pressed to equal. He did a giant set for legs with 502 lbs in the full squat for 13 reps to finish!

He could incline press over 400 lbs. I can't remember anything else off the top of my head. Suffice it to say he was quite strong.

BigNic
11-07-2004, 05:20 PM
damn, that giant set is insane, especially for someone 2 days out.

Rock
11-07-2004, 06:22 PM
some of those old school guys had training drive and spirit from outer space, man Viator was one angry french cajun swamp genetic freak, outside and in the gym

Rock
11-07-2004, 06:35 PM
thats it, I am hanging his picture on my wall, with that kinda training he makes alot of big guys look like mamas boys, thats some inspiration for you.

BigNic
11-07-2004, 07:14 PM
heres a pretty good article about him. http://davedraper.com/arthur-jones-and-casey-viator-by-wedan.html

El Kelio
07-12-2005, 06:09 PM
Very impressive.

bill
07-12-2005, 09:09 PM
Do you think all the guys in the pic with Casey where on gear? They look pretty built?

HILL
07-13-2005, 12:19 PM
every1 of them will have been i dont think you could get like that without them could you?

D Breyer
07-13-2005, 12:26 PM
AMAZING leg set... wow

D Breyer
07-13-2005, 12:28 PM
http://www.caseyviator.com/casey.html
seems to be a pretty good trainer