Kevin Tolbert’s Anvil Curls

Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 by John Wood
Kevin Tolbert is Dr. Ken Leistner’s adopted son – and easily one of the strongest men who ever lived. If you’ve read any of Dr. Ken’s writings, especially The Steel Tip Newsletter, you know Kevin’s name pretty well.

Kevin went on to play running back at the U.S. Naval Academy. At 5’9″ and 220 pounds, Kevin could run a legit 4.5 forty yard dash. As for his marks in the weight room, here’s a few:

23 reps with 375 lbs. and 15 x 405 lbs. in the bench press at a bodyweight of 230 lbs.

510 lbs. max-Bench Press in a legal, competitive style

Squat: 30 x 600 lbs. at a bodyweight of 248 lbs.

Those aren’t misprints…

Here’s Kevin doing a couple anvil curls while finishing up a workout in Dr. Ken’s basement in the mid-1980’s. I was fortunate to have Kevin as a strength coach at the University of Michigan for a few years and it looks like he may be back for another stint…

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