Does anybody remember Doug Furnas? He was a world champion powerlifter. What made him so special was that he only TRAINED TWO TIMES A WEEK! I was wondering if anyone knew the location of his routine or some of his training articles?
Doug wrestled in the WWF for a while…very athletic for a huge guy. Althought the WWF of course gave him a gay ass tag team partner.
I remember there being a profile of him in an older (late 90’s) PLUSA mag.
Marty Gallagher also talked about doug in an issue of MILO…but it was pretty brief.
Does anybody remember Doug Furnas? He was a world champion powerlifter. What made him so special was that he only TRAINED TWO TIMES A WEEK! I was wondering if anyone knew the location of his routine or some of his training articles?[/quote]
I was a big Doug Furnas fan and still am. When I lived in Calif I was training once at Golds in Pacific Beach-right off the 5 freeway. This was in 97 or 98. The owner told me DOug lived in SD and had been in the day before and had repped out with 700 in the squat. I never got the pleasure of meeting Doug in person but I would have loved to.
As for info on Doug-I do not believe he ever authored a course but at one time in the 80s he and Ed Coan had a video seminar that was available through Crain’s Muscle World-they have a website and the owner Ricky Crain could turn you on to some contest footage of Doug. The best footage I have seen of him was from the 1985 Hawaii Record Breakers meet-this is prolly the great contest ever-hatfield, Arcidi’s first 705, Ed Coad going 2200 at 198-and Doug lifting huge weights effortlessly. Famous for his huge legs and squat Doug also benched 600 in a poly bench and shirt and deadlifted 821 once-one of the lightest guys to ever total over 2400 legitimately.
From what I know of Doug he was a fascinating and intense guy who once rode competitive bulls in a rodeo and became a powerlifter after a bad car accident left him in a wheel chair for a bit. Good luck in finding more info out about him and if you want any more info-private me please.
He’s been doing Christian youth activities last I heard. He still wrestles once in a while.
IL Cazzo- You have to look for Furnas’ stuff from All Japan. That’s where he did some really good intense wrestling. He wasn’t focused on all that much in WCW and WWF.