Michael Mayer

Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by John Wood

The strongmen of old worked on their overhead press much like modern trainees work on their bench press. One such example is Michael Mayer, who, at a height of 5’6″ and weight of 245 pounds, was one of the first men to press 300 pounds overhead. Unsurprisingly, Mayer was also exceptional at other feats of shoulder strength, he pressed a 150 lb. dumbbell with one arm while lashed to a post (just to keep it super strict) and could muscle out 112 lbs., which is still a record today.
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