Bill Hinbern-Karl Norberg-#550
Bill Hinbern-Karl Norberg-#550-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Streaming Radio 24/7 Welcomes Bill Hinbern to the broadcast. Bill is a strength historian, a strength athlete who is dedicated to over 50 years of teaching the value of strength and physical culture and the owner of the world famous Superstrengthtraining.com web site. Eric and Bill lead the show right off with the legendary strength athlete Karl Norberg. Karl was known as the “The Noble Norseman” or the “Big Swede.” and may of been the strongest longshoreman of all time. Karl was born in the village of Grimes in north Sweden. He was a man who built so much of his strength through manual labor. Karl worked in saw mills, logging camps, on the railroads and carrying large buckets of bricks for 10 miles uphill.
Norberg was starting to weight train when he decided to lock horns with John Grimek who was putting on an exhibition that day. Through the urging of his friends and the heckling and commotion Grimek invited Karl to compete against him in the standing overhead press. Grimek won the challenge pressing 280lbs while Norberg pressed a respectable 270 pounds. Norberg was in his late 40’s at the time of this pressing exhibition. This just shows there were no age barriers set in his mind.Eric and Bill talk about how as Norberg aged he only got stronger. At the young age of seventy four he performed a double with 460 pounds in the bench press. At eighty years of age Karl bench pressed 400 hundred pounds. Something more impressive that he did was a deadlift of six hundred pounds at the age of sixty five years old. The most amazing thing is this was the first time he ever deadlifted.We finish the broadcast off with how important manual labor is to you to become a better lifter. We talk about the discipline manual labor instills into the lifter and how its such a character builder. Norberg like many of his era was a man of mental and physical character but most of all “The Noble Norseman” defied his age and really was a strength legend for all of us to emulate! Motivation and Muscle Streaming Radio 24/7 Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!
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