Books / Livres

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 […]

6 Books in 6 Lines

Monday, August 29th, 2011

I love reading non-fiction. In a given week, I’ll thumb through at least two books, read at least 10 articles across The Globe And Mail, The Economist, The WSJ, and CIO Magazine.
That said, most great works of non-fiction are written with one central idea, one tenet, one guideline. The theme acts like the glue […]

Book Review: Huge In A Hurry

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Review of Huge in a Hurry
by Chad Waterbury
29 May 2011
Having trained in the gym for the better part of the last four years, I can honestly say that the two books that have given me the greatest results are Beyond Brawn (by Stuart McRobert, reviewed here) and Huge in a Hurry, by Chad Waterbury, a […]

Book Review: The Golfer & The Millionaire

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Book Review
The Golfer and The Millionaire
by Marc Fisher
Golf tournaments are inevitable for those in professional services (such as I). Client-networking events, internal tournaments, impromptu rounds to kill half a day while travelling - over the past 6 years, all of these circumstances have transpired and forced me onto the greens in Quebec, Texas, Utah and […]

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 […]

Book Review: The Progress Paradox by Gregg Easterbook

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

The Progress Paradox
How Life Gets better while people feel worse
Gregg Easterbook
I’ve always loved Gregg Easterbrook’s writing on In fact, for a sports writer, his columns have always struck me as some of the more socially engaging ones in the sports universe. It’s rare to find sportswriters that stick their heads out and above […]