digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Peary Rader (1909–1991) was an American early bodybuilder, Olympic lifter, writer, and magazine publisher from Nebraska.

Biography[edit]

Rader was born on October 17, 1909. He started lifting weights at age 12, but in 1933, he weighed just 128 pounds at a height of 5'11.5". Then he shifted his emphasis to heavy, high repetition squats, and built his bodyweight up to 210 pounds within about a year (he eventually reached 220 pounds). He was victorious in a number of local and regional weightlifting contests, and also became proficient at a number of other lifts (such as the one-hand clean) and feats of strength. Rader was the Midwestern Heavyweight Champion for seven years, with official lifts of 220 pounds in the one-hand clean and jerk, 280 pounds in the two-hand clean and jerk, and a squat of 450 pounds (without support gear).

Rader married the former Mabel Kirchner in 1936; they had two sons, Jack and Gene. Shortly after being married, Peary and Mabel founded Iron Man magazine, which was initially printed using a ditto machine that Peary had salvaged from the trash. Rader published Iron Man through the September, 1986 issue, which included a number of letters from prominent people in the field to celebrate the magazine's fiftieth anniversary. At its peak, the magazine had a circulation of 70,000. Rader himself published approximately 1300 magazine articles; most were in Iron Man, but some were also published in Strength Athlete (published by George Kirkley) and by Joe Weider (Dellinger, 1994).

In 1986, Rader sold the magazine to John Balik, who repositioned it as a hard-core bodybuilding magazine. Rader also published Lifting News for many years.

He died on November 24, 1991.

References[edit]

  • Dellinger, Jan, "Iron Game Heritage, Part II", Hardgainer, September-October, 1994.
  • Strossen, Randall J., "Peary Rader (1909-1991)", Hardgainer, March, 1992.



Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peary_Rader — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
7 videos found

2002 IFBB Iron Man Pro DVD - Available at Prime Cuts Bodybuilding DVDs

BUY THE DVD NOW: http://www.primecutsbodybuildingdvds.com/2002-Iron-Man-Pro-Invitational Chris Cormier made it four after winning the 2002 Iron Man Pro Invit...

2007 Iron Man Pro DVD - Available at Prime Cuts Bodybuilding DVDs

BUY THE DVD NOW: http://www.primecutsbodybuildingdvds.com/2007-Iron-Man-Pro-DVD Held in Pasadena, CA the 2007 Iron Man Pro is always the first pro show of th...

2005 Iron Man Pro DVD - Available at Prime Cuts Bodybuilding DVDs

BUY THE DVD NOW: http://www.primecutsbodybuildingdvds.com/2005-Iron-Man-Pro If you like the clip, check out the DVD at our Bodybuilding DVD website: Prime Cu...

Sarah Victor (Grandparent's Delight)

Sarah Playing, Comptine d'un autre Été, Rêverie - Debussy, iuyui I Dreamed A Dream.

Dil Wali Kothi - Mel Karade Rabba | Jimmy Shergill & Neeru Bajwa |

Watch Jimmy Shergill & Neeru Bajwa in the song 'Dil Wali Kothi' from the movie 'Mel Karade Rabba'. Song Credits: Singer(s): Salim Music Director: Jaidev Kuma...

Meri Taaqat│Full Hindi Movie│Venkatesh, Nayantara

Meri Taaqat is the Hindi dubbed version of Telugu movie Lakshmi starring Venkatesh, Nayanthara, Charmi Kaur, Sayaji Shinde and Pradeep Rawat. The story is ab...

The Story of a 78-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilder - Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness - Short Film

A short documentary film by director Ryan Vance (veganfilmmaker). Opcionales subtitulos en Español (optional Spanish subtitles) Deutsche untertitel erhältlic...

 
7 videos found

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Peary Rader" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Peary Rader

You can talk about Peary Rader with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!