Goerner the Mighty!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Hermann Goerner had some of the strongest
hands and fingers of any man who ever
lived -- and he had tremendous all-around
strength, as well.

On October 8, 1920, Goerner performed a
one-hand deadlift with a barbell weighing
727 1/2 pounds!

He performed a one-hand snatch with a
barbell weighing 220 1/2 pounds on Nov-
ember 30, 1919 -- and performed a one-
hand clean and jerk with a barbell weighing
264 1/2 pounds on November 9 of the same

On March 21, 1920, he performed a one-
hand swing with two kettlebells having a
combined weight of 220 1/2 pounds.

In the same year, he deadlifted 793 2/3
pounds, clean and jerked 390 1/4 pounds,
and performed a front squat with 474 1/2

Goerner was 6' 1/2 inch in height, and weighed
just 220 pounds at the time he made these
amazing lifts.

Later, his muscular weight increased to
about 245 pounds, making him one of the
most impressive looking of all strongmen.

How did Gorner build his amazing strength?

Well, he did lots of things - barbell lifting,
dumbbell training, kettlebell work, and
some very interesting strongman stunts
and exercises with heavy awkward

He also - get this - worked at a circus
once, and wrestled a small elephant -
but over the course of the year, the
elephant grew many hundreds of
pounds bigger.

That must have been a heck of a

As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Hermann Goerner had a very unique
and very effective method of grip training.
I cover it in detail in Strength, Muscle and
Power -- and it's one of the best programs
there is to build truly Herculean grip
strength. Grab a copy and give it a


P.S. 2. For more about Goerner and his
training methods, order his biography,
Goerner the Mighty, from my good friend
Bill Hinbern:


P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "You can argue
about  a lot of things, but you can't argue
about the training methods of a man who
deadlifts 727 1/2 pounds with one hand."
-- Brooks Kubik