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Author: Marty Gallagher

Marty Gallagher has been in the iron game for over 55 years as an athlete, coach and writer. As a young lifter he met and watched some of the greatest lifters in the world. He learned strength strategies from these men that would serve him for the next 50 years. This strength and power tradecraft came from master lifters whose only allegiance was to progress. These ultra-basic strength strategies serve as the foundation for the strength strategies he champions and represents to this day.
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Ori Hofmekler – The Warrior Diet

In the continually shifting and expanding universe of performance-related nutrition, Ori Hofmekler offers up a nutritional philosophy unlike anything I have every encountered in my 55+ years of study on the role of food in the transformational process. Hofmekler contends…

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Parrillo Performance – John Parrillo

John Parrillo is a true master of bodybuilding nutrition. John is a steadfast revolutionary. Brilliant iconoclastic, intense, enigmatic, articulate, occasionally abrasive, Parrillo is above all else an innovator. Radical postulations come easy to this guy. Back in the late 70s…

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Cardio Training Program – Cardio Modes

Like everything else in the world of fitness, aerobic exercise has been made way more complex than necessary. The human innards, our guts, our internal organs, need exercise as surely as our muscles. What’s the best way to exercise, strengthen…

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Heavy Hands Training-Dr. Len Schwartz

Leonard Schwartz was a medical doctor, psychiatrist, exercise researcher and inventor of Heavyhands. We have all seen joggers running along carrying little red hand weights. Those are Heavyhands and Len Schwartz invented these devices as adjuncts to his unique cardiovascular…

Aladar Kogler – Brain Train Grand Maestro

Aladar Kogler is a mysterious Hungarian largely responsible for formulating the Iron Curtain Brain Train methodology used for applied athletics. Kogler and his cohorts were the Mind Masters behind the Big Red Machine back in the halcyon days when communist…

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Jiddu Krishnamurti Teachings

Other mentors taught me how to train, how to eat, how to improve athletic performance, how to write – Krishnamurti taught me how to think. Or more accurately he taught me how not to think. I had noticed during my…

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How to Focus the Mind

Two psychological geniuses have crossed my path during my life journey: Jiddu Krishnamurti and Aladar Kogler. Each man stakes out one extreme of the Brain Train conundrum. Iron Mentor Bill Pearl was once asked what is the single most difficult…

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Muscle Motivation

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”Why do we train? Why do we diet? Why do we take supplements? Why do we join gyms? Why do we invest time, money, energy and effort into all…