Could dead-lift 800lbs unofficial World Record 1938.
Could deep knee bend for 10 reps with 550 lbs barbell 1938.
Could squat continuously for half an hour while supporting 235 lb barbell.
Could squat with one leg with a 200 lb barbell on his shoulders.
Could lay on his back on the floor, and pull over at arm`s length a 200 lb barbell, to set a British record 1938.
Could perform a two arm pull over straight arms with a 140 lb barbell for 17 reps.
Could perform a two arm curl strict with 180 lb barbell.
Could perform a two arm curl arms tied to side with a 160 lb barbell.
Could perform a two hands continental jerk with a 380 lbs barbell.
Could perform a two hands clean and jerk with a 360 lb barbell.
Could perform a two hand press with a 285 lb barbell.
Could perform three one arm pull ups at a bodyweight of 240 lbs 1938.
Could do a crucifix on the rings when weighing 266 lbs 1938.
Could do a military press of 160 lbs with right arm 1938.
Could do a military press of 145 lbs with left arm 1938.
Could perform a lateral raise lying with a 160 lb dumbbell.
Could perform a back somersault while holding a 56 lb block weight in each hand.
Could perform back somersaults, or flip flaps, while weighing 266 lbs.
Could walk up, and down stairs on his hands while weighing 266 lbs.
Could carry a piano a long distance on his back.
Could carry a telegraph pole a long distance on his back.
Long distance cyclist.
Champion strand puller.
Could crush metal beer bottle caps between his fingers.
Won five mile swimming races on the River Thames, London.