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    Default The strongman Eugen Sandow.

    To those of you who don't know him, he, to me at least, was the greatest strongman to have ever lived.
    He was able to do things like lift a barbell over his head with one hand, and then two men step out of the inside of the bells.
    Lift a horse over his head with one arm.
    Flex and break chains around his chest.
    He even blew up a grip testing machine by accident because he squeezed it so hard.

    I found his training manuals very interesting, and well worth the read.
    He is my role model for strength training, and I think you will find his information and tips useful.
    Even if you don't use his workouts, give them a look over.
    He had an interesting way of building muscle.

    You can find alot of info about him and a few of his books at sandowplus.co.uk.

    Best of blessings upon 'ye.
    Time to kick it up a knotch.

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    Eugen Sandow in his book Strength and How to Obtain It stated that you should lift for ten reps any weight up to 80 pounds,from 80 to 100 pounds you should lift the weight for 6 reps,100 pounds and over should be lifted for 3 reps.The exercises he used to build his physique can be found in his book Sandow's System of Physical Training.

    He actually measured the marble artworks in museums and helped to develop "The Grecian Ideal" as a formula for the "perfect physique." He built his physique to those exact proportions.

    Bit of history on the man for those who like some gd information
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    here ya got the grecian ideals

    http://www.sandowmuseum.com/ideal.html
    "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."

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    Crazy how big some of those guys are. Anyone else really want one of those mustaches?
    "For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer."
    - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxmilian View Post
    here ya got the grecian ideals

    http://www.sandowmuseum.com/ideal.html

    .....Is he teabagging that guy in the picture?
    "The truth may only be revealed to those who truly seek it. Otherwise, it is lost in the lies."

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    Quote Originally Posted by stovebolt View Post
    .....is he teabagging that guy in the picture?
    pmsl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stovebolt View Post
    .....Is he teabagging that guy in the picture?
    more like a reallty bad roman war helmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolanRox View Post
    more like a reallty bad roman war helmet
    Well, the expert has spoken...
    "The truth may only be revealed to those who truly seek it. Otherwise, it is lost in the lies."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stovebolt View Post
    Well, the expert has spoken...
    I'll be the first to admit i listen to Opie and Anthony way to much

 

 

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