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A Big Chest For You by Reg Park - Mr. Universe
Learn the secret methods that “Hercules” of the screen, and 3 Time Mr. Universe, Reg Park, used to build his massive 52 inch chest. This course provides THREE 8 week training routines including 17 different exercises for the chest! A GREAT companion volume to “Big Arms” by Reg Park! Read More!
Biblical Nutrition by Rich Tucker
This is the sequel to "The Strength of Samson" by Michael H. Brown. In 1973 Brown was so impressed with Tucker’s knowledge of nutrition that he asked him to write a book. Two months later he completed this book and partial bench pressed (2" lockout) 1,000 lbs! In Biblical Nutrition, Rich Tucker offers foolproof methods for gaining weight without expensive supplements. Read More!
Big Arms by Reg Park - Mr. Universe
Learn the secret methods that “Hercules” of the screen, and 3 Time Mr. Universe, Reg Park, used to develop his 19 inch muscular arms. This course provides THREE 6 week training routines including 21 different exercises for the arms! A GREAT companion volume to “A Big Chest for You” by Reg Park! Read More!
Black Iron: The John Davis Story by Brooks Kubik
The long awaited biography of the one of the most famous competitors in the history of American Olympic Weightlifting. Learn about his life, how he actually trained, his National, World and Olympic records, Championships, and the day he lifted the ponderous Apollon wheels. Read More!
Chalk and Sweat by Brooks Kubik
Anyone who has ever trained knows that the more productive your workouts are, the faster and greater your results will be. That’s why everyone who trains is always on the lookout for a routine that is really, really productive. Well, here’s a book that offers a whopping 50 different workout routines for trainees at all levels of strength. Read More!
Developing Physical Strength by Bob Peoples
Mr. Deadlift himself tells of the unique training methods that he used to establish a world record deadlift. Discover his views on power rack training. The value of keeping notes and records. Learn about the training systems and methods that he tried, which ones worked and which ones didn't. Read More!
Developing the Grip and Forearm by Thomas Inch
The famous name Thomas Inch brings to mind one thing, grip strength. He made a name for himself by offering a prize of £200 to anyone in the world who could lift his "unliftable" Challenge Dumbbell. Many a strength athlete tried and all of them failed. After a time, and numerous requests, Inch wrote down his training methods. Read More!
Development of Strength by Harry B. Paschall
This is the companion volume to the author's enormously popular Muscle Moulding. It takes up where Muscle Moulding leaves off by telling HOW to Build a Superman Physique with Inside Secrets of the Stars of the Strength World. Full of beautiful photographs of the greatest Lifters. Read More!
Diagnostic Bodybuilding by Michael Brown
New! Ever train and not gain? Hit “sticking points” or plateaus? Well, there’s got to be a reason. But before you can correct a problem, you must know what it is. The author spent 43 years researching and 7 years writing this book. He explains the secret to overcoming sticking points known to only three men in the last hundred years! Read More!
Dinosaur Dumbbell Training by Brooks Kubik
This book offers 50 different workouts, including Total Body Workouts, Specialization Programs, Combined Dumbbell/Barbell Routines, etc., for building the all important stabilizer muscles, powerful arms and shoulders, and developing a gorilla grip. Read More!
Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik
The most talked about book ever written for the weight training world! Finally, a weight training book written for the serious, no nonsense trainee who wants to stop wasting time and start seeing and feeling results from his hard work. Intellectual, inspirational, motivational...it’s all here, from the man who set the Iron Game on its’ ear! Read More!
Feats of Strength and Dexterity by Charles MacMahon
Amaze your friends and family by learning the secrets of how to perform over 190 tests, tricks and feats of the strongman trade! Coin, horse-shoe and chain breaking; phone-book, card and tennis-ball tearing; spike bending; apple halving; one-arm and one-finger chinning; and much, much more! Read More!
Goerner the Mighty by Edgar Mueller
Here's the full and authentic story of the man who many authorities consider the greatest strongman of all time. Hermann Goerner was a giant of a man, weighing as much as 290 lb. This book tells of his unbelievable lifts and how he developed his great strength, giving exercises and programs as well as other training secrets. Read More!
Gray Hair and Black Iron by Brooks Kubik
I call this the middle aged man’s answer to Dinosaur Training! Why? Well, you may not know it, but the author is past the 50 year mark and is still pushing, pulling and tugging heavy black iron. He understands the needs of the seasoned trainee and has detailed those tried and true training methods that evolved with age. Read More!
Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development by Bill Hinbern
Here it is! The training manual all you "body-weight" exercise trainees have been waiting for! Want to develop a powerful upper body? Want to amaze your friends, relatives and passersby? Kick-up into a handstand! I’ll guarantee you that everyone will stop and stare! All you need is you, gravity and the floor! Read More!
How to Bent Press by Siegmund Klein
This is the first book ever written and dedicated exclusively to the “King of Lifts” - The Bent Press. After years of learning and training with famous oldtime strongmen, the author explains The History of the Bent Press and demonstrates, with photographs, exactly How to Bent Press with a Barbell, Dumbbell, or Live Weight. Read More!
How to Bent Press Correctly by Harold Ansorge
Harold Ansorge is the only man to ever officially bent press 300 lbs. with the left arm! After studying the methods used by Arthur Saxon and spending hours of trial and error, the author has revealed what worked best for him. He analyzes the bent press, explains the secrets, tricks, right and wrong styles, complete training programs, etc. Read More!
How to Develop a Powerful Grip by Edward Aston
Your gripping powers depend upon the strength of your forearms. With weak wrists, due to poor forearm development, your lifting powers are sadly diminished—you need to build up that weak link in your Chain of Strength. The author details the unusual grip training exercises he discovered throughout his strongman career. Read More!
How to Use a Barbell by William Pullum
Originally published in England in 1925 This marvelous training manual contains the how-to of 50 separate exercises and offers the training routines of 6 champions trained by the author. Great Strength; Corrective Exercises; Strength, Speed and Balance Exercises; Advice on Training;
Technique of the 44 BAWLA Recognized Lifts. Read More!
Iron Claws by Michael H. Brown
A best selling treatise on grip exercise and the bench press, this is a product of the author's fascination with how the old-timers developed 16" forearms and enormous coin bending grip strength! Brown views his gym as his laboratory where he loves to experiment with different theories, embracing the methods that work and discarding the ones that don’t. Read More!
Iron Man Barbell and Dumbbell Courses by Peary Rader
These are the same courses that were shipped with Iron Man Barbells and Dumbbells for over 30 years. They contain all the information needed to build an outstanding physique and great strength. Pupils rate them among the very best after trying all the other exercises and routines. Read More!
Knife, Fork, Muscle by Brooks Kubik
This book is to nutrition, what “Dinosaur Training…” is to exercise! Eliminate all the confusion and frustration about eating for size and strength! Lose weight without going on insane diets! Eat for great strength as well as great health by learning to prepare delicious meals. Read More!
Legacy of Iron: A Novel by Brooks Kubik
What could be better than going back into time and training with all the big names during the Golden Era of Weightlifting, when America was cranking out National Champions, and winning Olympic medals in weightlifting! Well, here’s your opportunity to do just that ! This is like no other book in the history of the Iron Game! Read More!
Legacy of Iron: Barbells in the Pacific by Brooks Kubik
Here's volume 5 in the Legacy of Iron Series. It continues the action shortly after Pearl Harbor and through the height of World War II including the Senior Nationals and Mr. America. The author gives you the feeling that you are there while reading about the weightlifting and bodybuilding contest results. Read More!
Legacy of Iron: Clouds of War by Brooks Kubik
Here’s vol. 2 of Legacy of Iron. The saga continues during the golden years of weightlifting. Big time lifters like Grimek, Stanko and Davis go toe to toe to see who takes the title of the strongest man! Read about famous bodybuilder, John Grimek. His win in the Senior Nationals and record Military Press! Read More!
Legacy of Iron: The 1,000 Pound Total by Brooks Kubik
Volume 3, of the Legacy of Iron series, takes you into the summer of 1940 during the fierce competition between Steve Stanko, and World Champion, John Davis to be the first to total 1,000 lbs. in the 3 Olympic lifts. There are a lot of training methods explained for you to add to your routines. Read More!
Legacy of Iron: York Goes to War! by Brooks Kubik
Volume 5 of the Legacy of Iron series, begins on December 7th 1941 when the United States entered WW II. The war demanded a massive, all out effort from every citizen and the men and women of the York Barbell Company lead the charge. You’ll read the kinds of training routines used with whatever was at hand. Read More!
Milo Bar Bell Courses by Alan Calvert
Learn how the oldtimers trained with the same courses shipped with Alan Calvert’s famous Milo Bar Bells. His books, courses, equipment, and Strength magazine were the last word in weightlifting in North America from 1902 to 1935. In fact, if you lifted weights, you probably owned a Milo and were following Calvert’s world famous Milo Bar Bell Courses! Read More!
Molding a Mighty Grip by George F. Jowett
Formerly a blacksmith and chainmaker by trade, Jowett developed powerful arms, forearms, hands, and wrists, making his incredible feats of grip strength legendary. He describes his unique exercises for developing each digit of the hands and the many famous strongmen and their specialty feats of grip strength. Available, once again, for the student of grip! Read More!
Muscle Control by Anton Matysek
The author won the title “America’s Strongest Man” in a contest held by Bernarr Macfadden in 1922. He was a world renowned strongman featured month after month in Alan Calvert’s “Strength” magazine, books, and courses. Learn complete relaxation and concentration to enable you to control every muscle of your body. Read More!
Muscle Control by Maxick
This remarkable course of 1910, has run through countless editions. By adding muscle control to weight training, Maxick developed both the finest physique and was, pound for pound, the strongest man in the world! He describes how, with mental concentration, individual control of every muscle in the body can be developed. Read More!
Muscle Control by Walt Baptiste
When muscles are under control of the mind, they not only develop more completely, but are able to put forth far more effort in strength because the effort is based on the strength of the will. Muscle control relaxes the entire body and saves nervous energy caused by nervous tension. This course explains in depth all the popular controls. Read More!
Muscle Moulding by Harry B. Paschall
The first of a series of books and courses that by the most popular writer in Bob Hoffman's, Strength and Health magazine. Muscle Moulding tells how to train to get a Mr. America type physique; discusses various weight-training systems; muscle cramping, muscle spinning, concentration, rest-pause, set and series routines, etc. Read More!
Muscular Arms and Shoulders by Harry B. Paschall
Another Bosco How-To-Do-It Book devoted to developing huge muscular arms and shoulders!. It includes Three Complete Arm and Shoulder Training Programs including practical information that will make your arm training more productive! Illustrated with photos of some of the most muscular arms. Read More!
Physical Training Simplified by Mark Berry
Originally published in 1930. A mammoth contribution to the strength world by the famous weightlifting pioneer Mark Berry. Thirty chapters on training with barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells to build a rugged physique. Complete Bar Bell Course; The Five International Lifts; The Bent Press; etc. Read More!
Power by Paul by Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson is considered the FIRST power lifter and is the first athlete to successfully use the bench press, dead lift, and squat to build strength for the Olympic lifts, these instructions and accompanying pictures are a must for all who want to better themselves in power lifting. This book has often been hailed as "the most complete power lifting course ever written." Read More!
Progressive Resistance Exercise by Delorme and Watkins
Ever questioned why repetitions are grouped together into "sets"? Has anyone ever explained to you why they use “reps” and “sets” in their training? Or, has anyone ever explained which exercises should have high reps or sets and which ones should have low reps or sets? Well, here's the answer! Read More!
Scientific Weight Lifting by Thomas Inch
The FIRST book by Thomas Inch became an overnight best seller! It reveals, for the first time, the secrets of how he developed his unbeatable strength while a traveling strongman. It explains how to: train for record lifts; lift, hold-out and press, etc.; raise a man with one hand; etc. Read More!
Secrets of My Strength by Paul Anderson
Learn the secrets taken from the private journal that created this Olympic weightlifting champion so that, you too, can reach your fullest potential in physical achievement. Read about his exercises, unique personal nutritional background, and discover what he found to be the best high protein and vegetable sources. Read More!
Sex, Money and Power by Michael Brown
The author's latest contribution to those who want to solve life's mental, spiritual, economical, and physical problems. The result of 30 years of bible study and observations of biblical principles in action. He explains how to read the bible, understand it, and use that information to put your priorities in order and obtain your goals. Read More!
Strength & Bulk Training for Weight Lifters & Body Builders by Reg Park - Mr. Universe
This is Reg Park’s classic course detailing the original 5x5 training system, weight progression, diet, rest, record keeping, sticking points, limit poundages, single attempts, boredom, injuries and stress, attitude and exercises that Reg used to build his awesome size & strength. Read More!
Strength, Muscle and Power by Brooks Kubik
I consider this book to be the follow up to Dinosaur Training. A collection of 28 of the author’s favorite strength training and muscle building articles written from 1991 through 1997. These articles originally appeared in Hardgainer, Milo, and The Iron Master, and are now presented together. Read More!
Stretching by Bob Anderson
It’s no secret, with today’s increased sedentary work life, everyone, without exception, needs to increase their flexibility. If you participate in sports, it is vital that you include stretching as well as warming up. This 20th Anniversary Revised Edition has helped people of all ages, sizes, and levels of fitness increase their flexibility and stay in shape. Read More!
Super Squats by Randall J. Strossen
The best selling book on building muscular bulk and power for functional strength. Pack on slabs of functional muscle with this basic, no nonsense training information. Based on the time tested 20-rep squat, these short and intense workouts will give you fast results without drugs, machines or expensive food supplements. Read More!
Super Strength by Alan Calvert
Most people would agree, Alan Calvert had more original innovative, result producing, ideas on weight lifting than any other man of the early twentieth century. Founder and owner of Milo Bar Bell Co. in 1902 and editor and publisher of Strength magazine. Considered one of the best books of all time and, in its day, the proverbial “barbell bible”. Read More!
The Art & Science of Lifting by Thomas Inch
After becoming Britain’s Strongest Man in 1910, the author befriended Arthur Saxon and learned a great deal. Here are instructions on how to do the: Bent Press; One-Hand Anyhow; One-Hand Clean Lift; Barbell and Kettlebell Lift; One-Handed Jerk; Two-Handed Clean Barbell Lift; Two-Hands Anyhow; etc. Read More!
The Classic Grip Course Collection
The weakest link, not only in physical training, but in your everyday activities, is the strength of your hands and forearms. Surprisingly, the forearms respond very quickly to the right kind of exercise. Learn from four of the greatest masters of grip and forearm strength, today! Edward Aston, Michael Brown, Thomas Inch, and George Jowett. Read More!
The Classic Muscle Control Collection
Combine conventional exercise with Muscle Control and you will achieve a high degree of physical development, a symmetrical body, muscles that are long, agile, that ripple with every movement, muscle that will have the lightness of a tiger, speed of a panther, the strength of a Sampson! Read More!
The Complete Keys to Progress by John McCallum
Originally published as a monthly series in Bob Hoffman's Strength and Health magazine in the 1960’s, this book covers every conceivable topic in your quest for getting bigger and stronger. Bulk, definition, diet, breathing squats, parallel dips, The Get Big Drink, etc. You name it, it’s covered. Read More!
The Complete Sandbag Training Course by Brian Jones
Sandbag training is simple, economical, and safe. It builds functional strength, stamina, and grip strength that helps in everyday life. The transfer value to grappling sports is phenomenal. Train at home, in a barn, your basement, or kitchen. This course contains exercises and complete workouts. Read More!
The Development of Muscular Bulk & Power by Anthony Ditillo
Written by a veteran powerlifter who lifted maximum poundages throughout his training career! It details all you need to know about building muscular bulk and great power in the shortest period of time. Do not overlook this book and its important result-producing information. Read More!
The Development of Physical Power by Arthur Saxon
This is the first of two books describing Saxon’s simple methods for developing genuine strength and power. While his methods were simple, maybe even crude, by today’s standards, he explains in detail how to do ten different lifts using barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, etc. Read More!
The Development of Physical Strength by Anthony Ditillo
The author trained up to over 300 lbs. of solid muscle and back down to 190 lbs. of cut up muscle! You, too, can discover how to control your muscular body weight at most any poundage desired. This book is very popular with those who want honest, result producing information needed for results. Read More!
The Henry Higgins Strength and Muscle Course
I stumbled across this old weight lifting correspondence course that was published and distributed around 1915 by a Boston gym owner who discussed strength training methods with Sandow, Cyr, Cyclops, Samson, Kennedy, etc. He credits his methods with enabling him to put up 254 lb. with one hand! Read More!
The Jowett Institute Course by George F. Jowett
His original, 1927 edition, 6 month, 12 lesson, mail order physical culture course using body weight and adjustable plate loading dumbbells. The same course that sent shock waves through the golden era of bodybuilding and weightlifting in the 30’s and 40’s when George F. Jowett meant heavy lifting and bodybuilding! Read More!
The Key to Might and Muscle by George F. Jowett
Considered to be the author's best book with 24 chapters including his life story, why home training is best; the truth about exercise; defining the mystery of strength; the science of weight lifting; etc. Plus photos of famous strong men. A monumental masterpiece sure to thrill anyone who loves to lift weights! Read More!
The Mark Berry Bar Bell Courses
In 1936, the author laid out three courses that focused on heavy compound barbell movements using only barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells. These methods added muscular body weight and developed great strength with men like John Grimek, Joseph Hise, Roger Eells and Wm Boone in a relatively short period of time. Read More!
The Production of Muscular Bulk by Michael J. Salvati
There are no secrets in gaining muscular size and strength, but there are some methods that are sensationally more result producing than others. The author has spent many years studying the most effective exercise and nutritional method combinations used by champion gainers. Read More!
The Reg Park Mr Universe Specialization Courses
This is the Complete Set of All 11, Very Rare, bodybuilding Specialization Courses bound in one book. These courses are designed to improve stubborn body parts and contain the EXACT training secrets, methods, and exercises that REG PARK used throughout his long and successful 28 year bodybuilding career. Read More!
The Reg Park Mr. Universe Barbell and Dumbbell Course
Back by popular demand after 40 years! The secret barbell and dumbbell training methods used by World Famous Bodybuilder, Reg Park, to win the prestigious NABBA Mr. Universe 3 times! His MASTER COURSE of two books and six wall charts, go into detail regarding ALL facets of successful barbell training. Read More!
The Science of Dumbbell Training by Reg Park - Mr. Universe
Reg Park discusses the importance of dumbbell training for stength and power and reveals his TWO Famous 8 Week, Dumbbell Training Schedules utilizing 16 different illustrated exercises. He explains where to start if you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced in your training. Read More!
The Secret of the Multi-Set System by Reg Park - Mr. Universe
Reg Park discusses the "multi-set system" and why it is important for intermediate and advanced bodybuilders and weightlifters. He offers his famous 3 Month Training Schedule of 10 different illustrated exercises and explains how to apply the multi-set system to your current training routine. Read More!
The Strength of Samson by Michael Brown
The author interpreted a number of health related Biblical passages and discovered Samson had a diet regimen, which had scientific reasons behind it--a method which, when viewed in the light of what we know today--will enable the average man to accomplish levels of strength that may even surpass those of ancient times. Read More!
The Text Book of Weight-Lifting by Arthur Saxon
Opening this book of 1910 gives you the feeling you’ve opened the training manual of strongmen of yore. It’s filled with rare never before published photos of the great Arthur Saxon, world famous professional strongman and circus performer billed as, "The Strongest Man on Earth"! This IS a Classic Book! Read More!
The Truth About Weight Lifting by Alan Calvert
The FIRST hardcover weight lifting book was published in America in 1911 by the inventor of the famous Milo Triplex and Duplex combination barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells. Fifteen chapters on strength, power, weight lifting, heavy dumbbell exercises, real and fake strongman feats. Read More!
The York Barbell and Dumbbell System of Training by Bob Hoffman
One of the classics among strength training publications. In fact, the training methods found here are often referred to time and time again by all the best authors of serious strength training publications, even to this day! This is a revised and edited edition of the original six courses, in an improved, easier to read, format. Read More!
Thomas Inch on Strength by Thomas Inch
Originally published in 1932, the author explains: Secret Methods of Music Hall Strong Men, card tearing, supporting weight, lifting human weight, chain breaking, bending and snapping iron bars, resisting the pull of 12 men; The Art of Full Contraction; The Boxer’s Training System; Self-Resistance Exercises; etc! Read More!
Training for Power by Reg Park - Mr. Universe
Reg Park offers his TWO Famous 4 Week Training Schedules of 11 different illustrated exercises. SPECIAL BONUS COURSE! Included with the above is Reg Park’s, “How I Trained for the Bench Press”. This is the EXACT training schedule that Park used to become the FIRST bodybuilder, and SECOND man in the World, to Bench Press 500 lbs.! Read More!
Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff by Jim Johnson
Learn prevention and treatment techniques for rotator cuff injuries based on years of experience by a certified physical therapist. A step-by-step program that takes just minutes a week to complete while monitoring your progress. Read More!
Weight-Lifting Made Easy and Interesting by William Pullum
Originally published in England in 1926, this book was accepted the world over as the text-book of technical instruction of the Iron Game. Pullum overcame tuberculosis and went on to become winner of 15 Championships, 50 Gold Medals, and breaker of 200 official World’s and British Weight-Lifting Records. Read More!
Weights & Sports by Paul Anderson
When writing this course, the author called on all of his years of self-experimentation, research on himself and others, and experience. It was originally designed to assist athletic coaches. It is a must-read for athletes who want to integrate an optimum lifting program with their seasonal sport without being overworked. Read More!
Wrestling Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia by John Jesse
The amateur wrestler is, by far, the best conditioned athlete on the planet! This book is a must, not only for the wrestler, but for the ultimate fighter and coach who supervises such training routines. The most sought after book on physical conditioning for wrestling ever published! Read More!