"Marty Gallagher has produced an absolute classic! I couldn't put it down... packed with real no b.s. info from real ironmen. I am proud to be included with the outstanding athletes and their stories... A breath of fresh air!"
Dorian Yates, 6-time IFBB Mr. Olympia

"As a student, athlete, teacher, researcher, professional coach and businessman I have spent over 60 years in health, fitness and sport, devoted to 'how to become the best you can be'. Marty does a wonderful job bringing out the art and science of training, extracting many of the critical universal and specific principles {guiding rules to action - social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual} that are applicable to living a productive life in general, and in training for health, fitness and sport. My recommendation: if you want to achieve something 'great in your life', add The Purposeful Primitive to your training library... yesterday."
Dr. Bob Ward, Sports Science Network, former head strength and conditioning coach, Dallas Cowboys

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Thank You!

Thank you so much, guys! I’ve learned a lot, and have basically made my minimalist training routine based on these podcasts. Squat + bench Mondays and deadlift + overhead press Thursdays and some arm exercises for «dessert», right Marty? If I can manage a third day of training I do deep paused squats, deficit deadlifts, narrow/wide grip bench and behind the neck OP. Great stuff! Cheers, Øystein, Norway

Øystein, Norway via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 12/03/19

A Wealth of Information

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of knowing Coach Marty for a couple of years now, being fortunate enough to train with him and receive his guidance. This podcast grants me the ability to continue to listen to his wisdom and apply it in the weight room. If anyone is interested in true learning, I urge you to subscribe and listen. Thanks so much for putting this podcast together - it’s much appreciated!

Tom Meehan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/19

Powerful Information for Serious Strength!

I love this podcast, listening to Marty, Jim and JP interview with great people is powerful, informative and extremely inspiring!! Whether you’re a strength coach or Strength fanatic, this podcast is awesome!!

Zach Even - Esh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/19

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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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