Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by Tom K » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:42 am

I didn't realise that sawla was a different organisation, I thought it was just a typo for bawla.

Also I am trying to find the claim by Adrian that he won both the Mr Europe and europes strongest man in the same weekend, but I don't know what federation is was from.

Peter sent this to me but didn't upload it to the site, shows Adrian as the overall winner of the British strength set
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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by PeteThorpe » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 pm

hi again it was called the international strength set and pierre vandensteen competed in it too with Adrian beating him to win the physique contest and Adrian won the strength set without going anywhere near his best poundages he was that good

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by PeteThorpe » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:00 pm

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by Tom K » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:22 am

Verified 500lbs Squat, in competition! Fantastic. How wonderful that Adrian's accomplishments are now finally reaching a wider audience

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by peter yates » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:04 pm

Yes and at that time the strength set employed a much deeper squat. In fact it was referred to as the deep knee bend. Not many doing a real DKB with 500 lb even today.
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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by PeteThorpe » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 pm

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when i chatted to Adrian i asked him how long he would diet before a competition he said he had never dieted once for a comp he just increased his volume of training as he had a fast metabolism i guess this also tells us why the bodybuilders of the 50s and 60s looked a lot healthier than todays starved bodybuilders .this picture is a letter Adrian sent to the health and strength magazine after the 1964 nabba universe when the majority of the onlookers at the universe felt Adrian should have won the amateurs class 1 he wrote in with no hard feelings and gave his thoughts on the contest and its winners...a good sport

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by PeteThorpe » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:36 pm

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this picture is a advert for the 1965 mr britain at which adrian was lined up to guest pose and do his strength act (the sqaut) but he didnt appear as he left for south africa before the event happened

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by PeteThorpe » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:42 pm

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here is a small write up when adrian went up against joe abbenda at the 1962 amateur class 1 universe...he had joe worried Adrian was that good after just 3 years of training

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by PeteThorpe » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:48 pm

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Adrian guest posed and did his squat lift where he failed with 595lbs although he had done over 600lbs before

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Re: Adrian Heryet- Mr Britain 1961, NABBA Universe 2nd

Post by peter yates » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:46 pm

Thanks Pete, for more fascinating information about Adrian. I see Ted Durante is mentioned there, many do not know that he was Edward Aston's son.
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