Marvin Eder: The benchpress enthusiast

Marvin Eder is a great bodybuilding and strength legend that is all but forgotten. He is unknown to today’s new generation, and that is a tragedy. He never gained the respect or notoriety he deserved! He was either the 2nd or 3rd man in the world to bench 500lb/226kg. (The first was Doug Hepburn, the other …

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Reg Park: The Strong Gentleman

Reg Park: The Strong Gentleman

Large broad shouldered, an easy laugh, well dressed, displaying a big neck, 3 times Mr. Universe Winner AND Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reason to start bodybuilding. Here’s the story of Reg Park!!! Reg Park was born on the 7th June 1928. He had an average childhood and was above average in swimming and athletics. Reg’s interest in …

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Reg Park Training Routine

Reg Park Training Routine

Reg Park (7 June 1928 – 22 November 2007) was an English bodybuilder and businessman. He won the Mr Universe in 1951, 1958 and 1965. He is probably best known as an idol and mentor to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold learned a lot of training stuffs from Park! Before using one of Reg Park training routine I …

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Marvin Eder Training Routine

Marvin had no special routine, or favorite exercises. He combined Olympic Weightlifting with Bodybuilding and advocated working with bars and dumbells. This made up a large part of his training program. Marvin went through many training shedules but there was one trend through all the training years: Ultimate and maximum exertion! In this article I will …

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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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