Ronnie Coleman, Flex Wheeler, Kevin Levrone, Chris Cormier—they’re legends. But in the early ’90s, there was another name mentioned with them, another “can’t miss” future superstar. But, unlike that immortal quartet, Edgar Fletcher never made it to the IFBB Pro League. At 25, Pennsylvania’s Fletcher burst onto the scene, finishing second among heavyweights in the 1990 NPC Nationals (Coleman was third). He seemed destined for Olympia posedowns—once he turned pro.
He had all the tools. Before there was a super-heavy class, he lined up with heavyweights who were often more than a half-foot taller and over 30 pounds heavier. Nevertheless, the 5'6 1/2" Fletcher never appeared squat or small. He wore his 210 pounds like a stylish suit. His dramatic V taper, superb arms, and wispy waist combined for one of history’s best front double biceps poses. Never mind that he never struck it on a pro stage.
FLETCHER ON BICEPS TRAINING
- “I change the order of my biceps exercises from workout to workout.”
- “Many people never go heavy on curls because they’re too focused on the pump. I go heavy and I don’t pyramid. All my sets are in the six- to eight-rep range.”
- “I’m careful to control the negative halves of reps to keep my biceps under constant tension throughout each set.”