Strength Training

If I had to do it all again

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I’ve been lifting for 5 years now, first in bodybuilding type training, then powerlifting, and now what I’d call general strength training. I was reflecting on what I’d re-do if I could be given new knees, a new back and I get to keep the maturity I’ve gained.
Basically, I’d focus on the lifts that […]

The Go-Round of Strength Training Books I’ve Read in 2012

Monday, December 17th, 2012

I’ve said it to my friends a hundred times and I’ll say it here now. Leaders are readers.
I purchased and read several strength training books in 2012, since this was my first full year of power lifting training. I thought I’d offer my thoughts on each one. For what it’s worth, the programs I […]

Paul Carter - Strength, Life, Legacy

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

This book is available in eBook form and it’s seriously amazing. I will probably do a full review at some point but it’s worth a read if you care at all about being swole and strong.
It’s got the kind of wisdom and simplicity of thought that only 20 years of trial and error […]

Book Review: The Ironsport Strength Method

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Book Review: The Ironsport Strength Method

Released August 24, 2012, the Ironsport Strength Method (“ISSM”) is Steve Pulcinella’s first foray in the world of eBooks and eTraining. Pulcinella originally gained notoriety as the owner of Ironsport Gym, a black iron gym in Glenolden, PA. He later became gained a cult following as the “face” of the […]

Samir’s Training Log - Feb 29, 2012 to Mar 3, 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I’m going to start pasting my training log here, now that I’m following Strong Lifts 5×5 exclusively.
For now, we’re going to deal with a paste off my Fitocracy profile :
February 29, 2012
Barbell Squat:
45 lb x 10 reps (+37 pts)
95 lb x 5 reps (+44 pts)
135 lb x 5 reps (+57 pts)
185 lb x 5 […]

Bigger, Faster, Stronger (2008) - Film Review

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Rarely do all my interests intersect so obviously as they did when I fell upon the film Bigger, Faster, Stronger, a 2008 documentary on use of performance enhancing drugs in the Iron Game. Power-lifting fan or not, this is a movie for everyone. Chris Bell, the film-maker, has interviews across the map - renowned strength […]

Brawn, by Stuart McRobert (book re-cap)

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

As part of my efforts to curtail spending, pay off some debts and living a cleaner, simpler, easier life, I’ve eschewed a lot of socialization in favor of spending some quiet evenings with books. It’s good, from time to time, to withdraw from a lot of society and spend time with oneself - I really […]