|Herman Goerner may have had the strongest grip of all time.|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
October 8 is a day when great things happen.
On October 8, 1480, the Grand Duke Ivan III
of Russia rallied his troops to make an historic
stand against the Great Horde of Akhmat Khan,
saving Russia from one of the most fearsome
armies in history.
October 8, 1871 was the day the Great Chicago
Fire burned the city to the ground.
On October 8, 1918, Corporal Alvin C. York
killed 28 German soldiers and captured 132
others in the dark and bloody Argonne
On October 8, 1939, Germany annexed Western
On this date in 1956, the New York Yankee's
Don Larson pitched the only perfect game in
World Series history.
And an equally remarkable feat of muscle and
might occurred on October 8, 1920.
It happened in Leipzig, Germany.
A ferociously powerful strongman named Herman
Goerner -- weighing a mere 220 pounds -- set a
World record in the one-hand deadlift.
His record still stands today.
Goerner deadlifted 727 1/2 pounds.
With one hand.
And in case you're wondering, the lift was performed
on a regulation barbell -- without hooks or straps --
in the classic, bar in front of the lifter style.
It was an amazing lift -- and one of the greatest
feats of strength in recorded history.
Did Herman Goerner have the strongest grip of
I don't know -- but he definitely has a rightful
claim to the title!
And it didn't happen by accident!
Goerner followed a unique training program to
build super strength into his hands and fingers.
I cover it in detail -- exercise by exercise -- in
Strength, Muscle and Power -- along with a
complete chapter on the one-arm deadlift.
If you already have the book, go back and re-
read those chapters. If you don't have it, go
here to grab 356 pages of strength training
You may not end up deadlifting 727 1/2
pounds -- but you'll definitely build a bone-
crusher of a grip!
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. My other books and courses are
right here at Dino Headquarters:
Hard-copy and PDF
P.S. 2. Thought for the Day: "There is
no greater battle than the battle of
man against iron." -- Brooks Kubik
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