The late Vern Weaver (1937-1993) entered and placed in several Mr. America contests from 1958 to 1966, taking the overall winner title in 1963. He was also a frequent writer for Bob Hoffman’s Strength & Health magazine. The article below appeared in the January 1964 issue, and it focused on development of the shoulders and adjacent muscle areas. As shown in the accompanying photographs, Weaver was well qualified to write on this topic.
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A photo of Weaver highlighting his shoulder development. Click to enlarge (appears in new window/tab)
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