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Magnus Samuelsson and the World’s Strongest Arms

Maybe this won’t impress anyone but me, but I could watch Magnus Samuelsson lift all day. In this video you’ll see some really, really heavy curls. Biceps curls are what too many young guys fixate on, without ever working up to any appreciable weight. A couple of months ago at our gym we had “max curl night” where we all tried to figure out how much we could curl for one rep. None of us came close to Mr. World’s Strongest Arms up here, surprise surprise. It was entertaining and enlightening though. I was able to strictly curl 145 on an Olympic barbell, which was more than I thought I’d get.

I’m pretty sure I was able to get it because of all the weighted chinups I do. The forearm power and bicep strength is unbelievable. Anyway, it stopped just about everyone in their tracks once they hit 100 pounds. Magnus weighs a lot, but that’s not why he’s able to curl this much weight. It’s because he is really, really strong.

And the #4 close on the Captain of Crush here is beyond impressive, assuming you care about grippers at all:)


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  • Todd Malone January 21, 2011, 9:35 pm

    A strict 145 is nothing to sneeze at. That’s some solid strength.

  • Rich DeMatteo January 26, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Hey Josh,

    Very impressive stuff. Your 145 strict curl is amazing!

    Last week I did 3 reps on 115, and could MAYBE get 125-130, but 145 would probably see me tossing my back into the action. My current program calls for 18 sets of various back lifts before I jump into bi’s, so maybe going straight into biceps would help.

    My new body building trainer is pretty great and has me feeling very strong. My latest bench was 315 X 7 reps and then I did 350 X 1 strict. I’m at 5’10 228 pounds and looking to shed down to 210 pounds by April 1st!

    Would love to chat about your work outs, kettle bells, and whatever else you do!

    Maybe start a blog together called “Bouncer Blogger” maybe not, but definitely up for a chat!


  • Axell Concepcion January 24, 2012, 9:08 pm