The Strongest Man Who Ever Lived, pound for pound.
- NO STEROIDS / NO DRUGS / NO SUPPLEMENTS - ALL NATTY for real unlike Mike O'Hearn. In the early 1950's, a pre-steroid era, there was none of these crap!! If there were any supplement at the era, it was probably protein powder tasting like horse shit!
- NO LIFTING
CHEATINGASSISTANCE LIFTING SUITS & GEAR
- SUB-200 POUNDS OF BODYWEIGHT. Accomplished his greatest feats of strength at 198 lbs on a 5'7" frame. His peak weight was 203 lbs. Hardly a giant!
- YOUNG AGE. Was forced to retire from competition at the early age of 22 years old. Keep in mind that a strength athlete is at his peak and attain muscular maturity between the age of 30 to 40 years old. Recent Mr. Olympia's were all well into their 30s during their reign.
- SHORT CAREER. MARVIN EDER was stripped of his amateur status after appearing in a Joe Weider magazine, which was claimed to violate AAU regulations. His supposedly 'professional' status denied him the opportunity to compete in the USA Olympic team or the AAU Mr. America. Silly politics!!! MARVIN EDER would undoubtedly have won many other top titles in bodybuilding and the Olympic games for America if given the chance.
- NO SPECIALTY. He was both a bodybuilder and an Olympic-style weightlifter and trained as such. At the time, it was usual for gym rats to cross-train bodybuilding with Olympic-style weightlifting.
His best Measurements were:
- Height 5ft 7ins.
- Weight 203lbs
- Neck 19"
- Chest 49" expanded
- Waist 34"
- Forearm 15"
- Biceps 19" plus
- Thighs 26"
- Calves 17"
“Pound for pound, MARVIN EDER was probably the strongest man of all time.”
-- Pat Casey (the first man to bench press 600 pounds)
|MARVIN EDER Bench Press 430 lbs at the age of 19.|
A complete list of MARVIN EDER's inhuman feat of strength:
- Strict curl - 210 lbs at a York picnic.
- Cheat curl - 255lbs
- Bench press – 515 pounds. MARVIN EDER was the first man to ever bench press 500 pounds while weighing under 200 pounds.
- Olympic press – 330 pounds (World Record was 370 lbs held Jim Bradford, a 270-pound superheavyweight).
- Clean and pressed 355 lbs.
- Clean and press two dumbbell at same time using 120 lb dumbbells for 10 reps.
- Deep squats – 50 reps with 300 pounds.
- Deadlift, without practice 665 lbs
- Side laterals – reps with 120-pound dumbbells.
- Crucifix with 2 X 100 lbs dumbbells
- One-arm-chins – 8 consecutively with each arm (some training partners say that they saw him do 12 or more).
- Press behind neck – 305 pounds.
- Side press, left hand – a 220 pounds man sitting on his hand.
|MARVIN EDER single dip World Record|
- Parallel bar dip – single rep with 434 pounds (two men hanging from his feet plus his own bodyweight of 198 lbs) making a total of 632lbs.
- Parallel bar dip – 7 Dips with 400 pounds hanging off of him.
- 1000 body-weight dips in only 17 minutes. Breaking Jack Lalanne’s World Record of doing 1000 body-weight dips in 20 minutes.
- Still arm pullovers – 250 pounds.
- Wide grip pull-ups – 80 with his bodyweight
- Wide grip pull-ups - 8 reps with 200 pounds attached to his feet.
- Single chin with added 250lbs
- One hand chins - 8 reps when around 200lbs bodyweight.
- Consecutive handstand push-ups on a horizontal ladder – 25
All of this being done while in his early 20s while weighing under 200 pounds.
“One thing I can tell you: every workout I trained to the absolute limit. I never worked out light and that is how I trained. And I had enormous recuperative powers and was always ready for the next workout.”
-- MARVIN EDER
MARVIN EDER SECRETS TO MIGHT AND STRENGTH
- Genetically gifted freak who had enormous recuperative powers. He readily admitted being an 'easy gainer'. MARVIN EDER stated “I was blessed with God-given strength... I had enormous recuperative powers and was always ready for the next workout” and that he was “not at all” an average person.
- Limitless drive.
- He admittedly "trained like a maniac". Stating that he trained to the absolute limit, sometimes six to seven hours per day.
- His schedule began as every other day before eventually adopting a 2 days on – 1 day off routine.
- His workouts covered a wide range of activities, from weight lifting to powerlifting, bodybuilding, and agility, balancing and wrestling.
- Even after a workout he still had energy and the enthusiasm to do 50 sets of chins and dips.
- Utilized a variety of rep ranges to assist his mass and strength goals.
- He enjoyed natural foods and had a good appetite.
- MARVIN EDER believed and still believes, one should train for health and fitness as well as size and power.
That goes for all the tempo-rep, controlled-rep queers preaching their gospel shit as the absolute truth in gyms everywhere.
As you have read, MARVIN EDER didn't bullshitted around with slow motion reps and similar bullshit. MARVIN EDER always lifted until failure on everything he did! So should you!!!
Stupid politics concerning amateur and pro status stole away his opportunity to officially prove that he was a world-class bodybuilder and Olympic lifter.
At least, he had all the tools but was denied the opportunity.
Another monumental waste of talent...