Marvin Eder Workout


For those who don’t know, Marvin Eder was one of the most well-defined, powerful and successful bodybuilders of the 40s and 50s.

Eder was an incredible powerful man who once did dips with 220-pounds strapped to his waist! That my friends, is power.

One look at Marvin proves what can be done with hard work, proper training and no drugs. Many lifters today have no idea who Eder is and that’s a shame. Instead they look at the unrealistic routine of Mr. Steroid Man from the muscle rags and emulate him instead of someone like Eder.

For those of you who want to be natural, who want to build your body to the best of your natural ability, follow the trail left for us by the old-timers. The guys and gals who were strong, powerful, healthy and muscular – without drugs and various protein concoctions.

Below is an example of a typical Marvin Eder workout. I have eliminated the sets and reps Eder used because I feel you must tailor those protocols to your specific goals and what you fell comfortable with.

Marvin Eder Workout

Day One:
Overhead Press
Dips
Squats
Snatches
Abs

Day Two:
Bench Press
Chins
Deadlifts
Calf Raises

Notes: Train consistently and use whatever set and rep scheme you feel comfortable with. It could be one or two sets to failure, 5 x 5, singles, doubles, triples – anything you want, so long as you’re consistent and work hard. Add weight to the bar whenever possible and get lots of rest, eat good food and drink plenty of water.

Understand that to be successful in any weight training program – hard work is a must! Half-hearted effort does nothing for you. If you’re new to weight training or grossly out of shape, consult a physician first. End of disclaimer.

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