Karl Norberg: The 82 year old Superman!

Weightlifters and Strength Athletes in the United States and throughout the world have heard of Karl’s tremendous feats of strength and he is popularly known as “The Strongest Man in the World for his Age.” His most notable feat of strength, a 460lb benchpress at age 73, was witnessed by Ed Lolax (who was and …

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Karl Norberg: Old Man Strength!

Karl Norberg, born in 1893, in Brecke, Sweden, was a great benchpress legend. He was very famous and even trained with Bruno Sammartino!!! Furthermore Mr. Norberg was able to benchpress 460lb/208kg at age of 71! In this article you will learn Mr. Norberg’s lifestory and training philosophy, have fun – Mr. Berg!! On January 5, 1893, in the …

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Power lifting in 1940

With the beginnings of World War II in 1939, Europe’s weightlifting establishment was forced to endure a seven year break from international competition. On our side of the Atlantic, several top American lifters of the late 30’s and early 40’s were also affected by the war and wound up in the military. Despite World War …

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