Inside The Mind Of An Iron Icon

Author: Stuart McRobert
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530399260
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Imagine . . . build much more muscle and strength, from much less time in the gym. What if you were one of the most training-savvy people in your town or city? Imagine how good that would make you feel. And imagine the power you'd have to improve your physique, and to help others improve theirs. But don't just imagine this. Make it a reality! Blue-ribbon author, Stuart McRobert, has long been revealing how to achieve bodybuilding and strength success. He has done this through his many books, about 700 articles in newsstand muscle magazines, and 15 years as the editor of HARDGAINER, a muscle and strength magazine. Now he's back with his latest natural bodybuilding book, INSIDE THE MIND OF AN IRON ICON. It features the first ever comprehensive interview of Stuart, by Chuck Miller, a student of McRobert's who has won national powerlifting championships. The lessons in this fitness book aren't based on just Stuart's journey. They are a fusion of the acquired wisdom of generations of drug-free bodybuilders and strength trainees. Here's just a sample of what you'll learn from this book's 200 pages, to build a bigger leaner body: 1. Superlative strength training programs, and how to customize them to suit you. 2. The definitive scoop on the exercises you should be doing for maximum strength and development. 3. The single best way to instantly improve your exercise technique (but it's not slowing your rep speed). 4. The full revelation about the maxim "to build bigger muscles, build strength." 5. The most important weight training advice you haven't heard. 6. Stuart's own training over the decades, and the many lessons for you to learn. 7. How to manage factors outside the gym, including nutrition, to maximize progress in the gym. 8. How even "hard gainers" can become really good gainers. 9. Chuck's own 30+ years of training and competition, and the lessons to learn. 10. Nuanced differences in the most effective training strategies for beginner, intermediate, and advanced trainees. 11. The importance of training for a lifetime, and how to do it. 12. A foreword from renowned strength-training author, Marty Gallagher. 13. Historical perspective from Chuck on how not only hard gainers, but also world champions from the early days of powerlifting to the present, have used brief, demanding workouts to fuel progress in a timeless approach to effective strength training. Whether you're starting strength training, or are a training veteran, this book is for you. If you're new to Stuart's books, you're in for a major wake-up call that can tremendously accelerate your progress in building muscle and strength. If you've already read one or more of Stuart's books, you're in for the most updated and polished refresher course that will rejuvenate your progress, AND you're also in for a great deal of additional information and guidance that's not been previously published. Buy this book NOW, to build much more muscle and strength, from much less time in the gym. Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

Mr America

Author: John D. Fair
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292760825
Size: 21.82 MB
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For most of the twentieth century, the “Mr. America” image epitomized muscular manhood. From humble beginnings in 1939 at a small gym in Schenectady, New York, the Mr. America Contest became the world’s premier bodybuilding event over the next thirty years. Rooted in ancient Greek virtues of health, fitness, beauty, and athleticism, it showcased some of the finest specimens of American masculinity. Interviewing nearly one hundred major figures in the physical culture movement (including twenty-five Mr. Americas) and incorporating copious printed and manuscript sources, John D. Fair has created the definitive study of this iconic phenomenon. Revealing the ways in which the contest provided a model of functional and fit manhood, Mr. America captures the event’s path to idealism and its slow descent into obscurity. As the 1960s marked a turbulent transition in American society—from the civil rights movement to the rise of feminism and increasing acceptance of homosexuality—Mr. America changed as well. Exploring the influence of other bodily displays, such as the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia contests and the Miss America Pageant, Fair focuses on commercialism, size obsession, and drugs that corrupted the competition’s original intent. Accessible and engaging, Mr. America is a compelling portrayal of the glory days of American muscle.

Brothers Of Iron

Author: Joe Weider
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1596701242
Size: 40.65 MB
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In the depths of the Great Depression a scrawny, dirt-poor Jewish kid with a seventh-grade education picked up a barbell and got hooked on weight training. Building his muscles gave him confidence and hope for a better life. He pledged to make the great, transforming power of strength training available to everyone and to give bodybuilding all the glory it deserved.The kid, Joe Weider, enlisted his younger brother Ben in his quest, and together the Weider brothers accomplished things much bigger than Joe's boyhood dreams. The little muscle magazine Joe started, working at his family's dining room table, grew into a publishing empire. From a backyard barbell business, Joe and Ben built equipment and food supplement companies each as big as Weider Publishing. And they transformed bodybuilding into a hugely successful sport, organized under one of the largest and best-run athletic federations in the world.The Weider brothers are heroes to bodybuilders and fans all over the world. They're heroes because they're revolutionaries. The Weiders changed the way people think about exercise, health, and what makes a body beautiful. They changed the world and Brothers of Iron tells their fascinating story.

Muscle Smoke And Mirrors

Author: Randy Roach
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434376788
Size: 19.64 MB
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Knowing what to do before and during an emergency plays an important role in the saving of lives and property. Our world as we know it today is often faced with natural as well as manmade disasters, from ice storms to terrorist attacks .but do we know how to prepare and what to do during various types of emergencies? The book you now hold gives you some power over disasters that may be impending or present. The information contained will assist you to prepare and protect your loved ones and property when faced with an emergency situation. The author has put together valuable facts and tips that will help to save lives. You will learn: · How to prepare your family and home for emergencies · How to prepare your safe place and shelter · How to prepare your emergency kit and essential supplies

The Virility Paradox

Author: Charles J. Ryan, MD
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1944648577
Size: 48.60 MB
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Testosterone makes us stronger, happier, and smarter. It also makes us meaner, more violent and more selfish. A scientific look into the vast and unexpected influence testosterone has on our behavior, our society, and our bodies. The brain of every man—and every woman—is shaped by this tiny molecule from before birth: it propels our drive for exploration and risk, for competition and creation, and even our survival. The effects of testosterone permeate the traditions, philosophy, and literature of every known culture—without it, the world would be a drastically different place. Testosterone also has a role in humanity’s darker side, contributing to violence, hubris, poverty, crime, and selfishness. Recent revelations of the science of testosterone show that high levels will deplete compassion and generosity, and even reduce the affection we show our children. In The Virility Paradox, internationally renowned oncologist and prostate cancer researcher Charles Ryan explores this complex chemical system responsible for a diverse spectrum of human behaviors and health in both men and women. Ryan taps his vast experience treating prostate cancer with testosterone-lowering therapy, observing that this often leads to profound changes in the patients’ perspectives on their lives and relationships. Often, for the better. Ryan uses the journeys of these patients and others to illustrate the vast and sometimes unexpected influence testosterone has on human lives. Through the stories of real men and women, he also explores the connections between testosterone and conditions like dementia, autism, and cancer, as well as the biological underpinnings of sexual assault and the effects it has on everything from crime to investing to everyday choices we make. Integrating the molecular and the medical, sociology and storytelling, The Virility Paradox;offers a fascinating look at how one hormone has shaped history, and the connections between our biology, our behavior, and our best selves.

Autobiography Of A Yogi Pb Grk

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers
ISBN: 9780876121290
Size: 42.93 MB
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Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century," Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into over 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It reads like an adventure story while answering questions about religion, God, existence, yoga, higher consciousness, and the challenges of daily spiritual living. It is a book for people of all faiths - anyone yearning to know what life is truly all about. Self Realization Fellowship's editions, and non others, incorporate all of the author's significant revisions to the text of the 1946 first edition.