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    Promised Goerner routine for grip

    Ok, here it is. I apologize about the poor picture quality in advance, but I think you should be able to read the pages just fine. I also included a few cool pictures of him.
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    Here is a picture of him. Here are his stats circa 1927:

    Age: 36
    Biceps: 19"
    Chest: 54"
    Neck: 19.5"
    Weight: 260 lbs

    He was just over 6' tall.

    Definitely a pre-steroid freak!
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    This next picture is of him and his "challenge" barbell. This is what he would challenge audience members to lift. The bell is 330 3/4 lbs. The handle is 2 3/8" thick. Note the thickness relative to his hands (which were good sized). Also note it is not a rotating bell. These factors make this a extremely difficult barbell to lift overhead, EXTREMELY.
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    This last one is of him jerking 392 lbs of human being from behind the neck. Another very impressive feat.
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    Great stuff chris! Thanks a ton!

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    Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

    I'm glad to see this posted.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

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    The excerpts and pictures are from a book titled Georner The Mighty by Edgar Mueller which I purchased at the collectors meeting at the AOBS dinner I attended a week ago. Great book.

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    damn that is some impressive pictures


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    Amazing waist thickness and forearm development. That just screams power!

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    Awesome find Chris. This guy is amazing. I have seen pics of him before with the "challenge" BB but never knew who he was. The excerpt from the book is a good read
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Damn, thats a biiiig boy.

    You always notice that those guys never have very well developed pectorals, yet always have huge arms, good sized legs, and are very, VERY thick.

    Chris- I dont know much about classic strongmen, was chest strength not a big deal? Was the bench press not seen as a serious lift by the strongmen of old? Modern Powerlifters all have very large chests, even though most do tricep-dominated bench pressing. I think that may be possibly because you simply cannot bench what you can squat, plus that it is not a full body motion(and its evident that strongmen were extremely fond of full body movements). What are your thoughts?

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    Bench pressing, in its current style, was virtually unknown until sometime in the 30s-40s. It really didn't come into vogue until the 50s. Before that, there was the press from the floor where a trainee did a chest press from the floor, thus reducing the ROM from using a bench.

    Old time lifters were concerned with how much they could overhead press. They were unconcerned with chest strength.

    So, your observations are quite correct.

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    Word.

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    an interesting webpage on some historical figures

    http://www.americanpowerliftevolution.net

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