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This beast was HUGE having competed at a ripped +270 lbs, Craig even made Sergio Oliva look small (see photo below). Check out Craig's website for more info. More photos of Craig including Interviews and classic training footage from the Pit at Muscle Beach can be seen here.
Craig Monson was a huge bodybuilder who spent several years in San Quentin Jail. He competed at a ripped bodyweight of +270 lbs at a time when the biggest bodybuilders were around 240 lbs. When I say ripped, I mean just sheer BEASTLY size with NO bubble gut / bloated belly like today's Mr Olympia giants. He even made Sergio Oliva look small! At a height of 6ft 2, he dwarfed competitors with arms over 23 inches! Strength Feats included 400 pounds on bench press for 4 sets of 25 reps which eventually led to 500 lbs for double digit sets then finishing up