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Twenty-One Inch Arms

Post by drob357 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:33 pm

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“Is there any limits to this man’s strength? A curl of 220 pounds in the strict form… A Bench press of 460… A deep knee bend of 630 and a world’s record press 345½ stamp, Doug Hepburn as one of the strongest men of all times.” – Lon
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Post by David Gentle » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:14 am

Doug was an amazing man and i dont think he was given the credit due to him through politics. For the best coverage and most recent info on Doug Hepburn, obtain a copy of Tom Thurstons book "Strongman" The Dough Hepburn Story" In MILO mag, author E.J Murray credits doug with the following squats 600x8 reps, push press from racks 390lbs curl 170, In an article in the Vancouver Sun Dec 2000 he is credited with the following first to press military overhead 400lbs, push press overhead 500lbs, first to bench press 500lbs, first to curl 250lbs and he did a single arm military press with a 200lb dumbell, These are just a fraction of records and facts in the book i recommend and no i am not on commision. David Gentle
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We hope you will enjoy this photo of Doug Hepburn contributed by David G.

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Post by peter yates » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:11 pm

Yes a terrific book about a great lifter. He overcame much adversity in his life but came back even stronger in spirit in his later years,still making records in various lifts as he aged.If powerlifting had been started earlier he would have been a very good fit.
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