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2004/01/19 02:30:20 (permalink)
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Strongest guy never to do WSM!

Don't know if many of you guys will have heard of the old East German shotputter Udo Beyer (1976 oly champ, former WR holder), but he was an absolute beast and would have done well on WSM.
At 6ft6 and 330 odd lbs ,he could highjump over 2m and standing long jump about 3.5m (not sure precisely).
He squatted 450Kgx2 reps with wraps and belt only, bench pressed 300Kg, bounce benched (with 3" pad) 360Kg, he also hip snatched 200Kg and rear jerked 305Kg.
When he used to go to Los Angeles in the 1980's to do warm weather training, he trained at the same facility as the NFL players in LA and when Beyer was lifting, all they could do was stop and watch in amazement!
Beyer couldn't compete in weightlifting/powerlifting because in the old E.German regime, you could only compete in 1 sport for your country.
At 21, he won the olympics, beating big Geoff Capes.
Some reckon Beyer psyched out Capes in the '76 Oly Village weight room when he walked up to big Geoff's loaded squat bar(250Kg) and rear jerked it without warming up!
Chemically assisted of course, but not huge amounts.
He's a coach now and hasn't trained in years, but could still rip your arm off in an arm wrestle!
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    Robert
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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 11:50:02 (permalink)
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    quote:
    ...big Geoff Capes...

    ...beating big Geoff Capes....

    ...big Geoff's loaded squat bar...



    and he is called that because he has what in common with "big glenn"??
    rob

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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 13:43:30 (permalink)
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    hey rob,
    i don't understand your question mate,i don't know if you're trying to take the p**s? if you're not, i apologise.
    Of course all these guys are big and heavy, it is one of the requirements to get big strength
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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 15:07:21 (permalink)
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    if i'm honest with you, yes it is a p*ss take. no real offence intended, but there have been tons of posts lately by a banned [ex]member, [see sticky atop this forum] who words his posts along the same lines as yours. [big xxxx] this and that and, as is the case with your post, totally randomly lists stats on strongmen with no real point [again no offence] to it. check out some of the threads by the alias's used by Caz etc etc and you will see what i mean.
    thats is prolly also the reason the only reply you got [mine] was a sarcy one].
    rob
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    MikeyFive
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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 15:48:33 (permalink)
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    Yeah, but this guy has already got 50 posts so Im not sure. Does sound awfully like him though....
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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 16:27:07 (permalink)
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    bobster, where in Edinburgh do you train?
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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 16:30:59 (permalink)
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    Maybe my original post did have no real point,but seeing as this is a strength forum, i thought it may be interesting to some, as i found it interesting reading (maybe i'm just a sad git though!)
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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 16:36:39 (permalink)
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    hey whitehotice,
    i used to train in the gym at heriot-watt university . Lift weights at home mostly just now,but in a field near my house i've got a big tyre that i lift as well as the odd few big stones, including a couple of atlas stones.
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    RE: Strongest guy never to do WSM! 2004/01/19 16:52:10 (permalink)
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    fair enough then, TBH, i do find the odd thing like that interesting.... but as i said, there has been a lot of posts like that lately and your sytnax is very similar.

    anyways.... enjoy the P+S forum, great isn't it!
    rob
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