Bill Hinbern-Vern Weaver-#345-Eric Fiorillo Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes 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 Super Strength.com web site Bill Hinbern to the Broadcast. Eric and Bill talk about the great Vern Weaver. Vern worked for the York Barbell Company under the ownership of Bob Hoffman for over a decade and one half and was the 1963 Mr. America. Vern was also a very competitive Olympic Lifter in the 1960’s as well. Vern had a particular phrase to describe how he would sum up his training called “Weaverisms.” Vern would say “To get big muscles, lift big weights.” To accomplish this Vern would train with the 6×6 method. That would entail 6 sets of 6 reps. He felt this put him over the top. Vern was a big believer in compound movements because they delivered a high level of muscular size and strength. He especially liked the decline bench exercise. Eric and Bill talk about Vern’s fascination with the Power Rack. He would constantly overload his body in the power rack with no need for spotters thus having full safety. Vern got so strong squatting that he could dead stop squat 585 pounds. When Vern wanted to specialize on a single lift such as the Olympic High Pull he would train 10 sets of 3 reps. Vern was a very accomplished strongman/bodybuilder in an era when looking strong and being strong were one in the same. The Look of Power! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects You’re Brain To You’re Brawn. Enjoy!
This Podcast Was Posted January 4, 2016