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Word Picture of Karl Abs – Strength Magazine – February, 1920

Karl Abs was born Sept. 17th, 1851, in Macklenburg, Germany. When only a young lad he was very strong and robust an started real training when about 16 years of age. He developed his physique until he was the most noted strong man in Europe. Abs when at his best, weighed about 241 and was 5 ft. 11 1/2 in. in height.

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