These classic—and favorite—IronMind publications are available in e-book format for easy access from several vendors.
SUPER SQUATS: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.
The original Rx for gaining bulk and power almost overnight. The book you love to hate has one clear message: step up to the challenge of getting bigger and stronger, sans drugs, fancy equipment or food fads. 112 pp.
Keys to Progress by John McCallum
Want big arms? Need to bulk up or trim down? Want to combine lifting and running? It's all here in the complete anthology of John McCallum's classic series, "Keys to Progress," from Strength & Health magazine in the 1960s. Informative, entertaining, and invaluable--and packed with routines for training from head to toes. 288 pp.
IronMind: Stronger Minds, Stronger Bodies by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.
From the popular monthly sports psychology column that ran in Iron Man magazine for over 12 years--the first 60 lessons in managing your life for success and satisfaction.
Mental tools and strategies for meeting and defeating physical challenges and beyond. Topics of interest to ironheads--like motivation, fear, and confidence--are presented in bite-sized, easy-to-digest articles. Punchy lessons that apply to your life both in the gym and out, you can read them any time and in any order you like. 192 pp.
Winning Ways by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.
From the popular monthly sports psychology column that ran in Iron Man magazine for over 12 years--the next 85 lessons on maximizing your potential and boosting your performance.
Mental tools and strategies for meeting and defeating physical challenges and beyond. Topics of interest to ironheads--like motivation, fear, and confidence--are presented in bite-sized, easy-to-digest articles. Punchy lessons that apply to your life both in the gym and out, you can read them any time and in any order you like. 208 pp.
Captains of Crush Grippers: What They Are and How to Close Them by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., with J. B. Kinney and Nathan Holle
Captains of Crush Grippers inspire passion, and this is the book that traces their history, outlines gripper basics, and gives you training information that is proven to work. Joe Kinney calls it the CoC owner's guide, all you need to get strong and smart on CoC grippers. 192 pp.
Mastery of Hand Strength, 2nd Edition by John Brookfield
Mastery of Hand Strength is the book on grip and lower-arm training. Bulging with exercises for building strength from your elbows to your fingertips, this book will motivate you with John's new training ideas and creative approaches. 112 pp.
Grip Master's Manual by John Brookfield
This book continues where Mastery of Hand Strength ends, as John tackles topics such as manual dexterity and muscle control, functional upper-body and lower-arm strength, tearing tennis balls, and feats of the consummate grip master's repertoire: bending steel bars, horseshoes and nails; scrolling iron; and tearing cards. 144 pp.
Of Stones and Strength by Steve Jeck and Peter Martin
In the days before cast concrete stones and tacky, it was simple: there were stones—manhood stones—and if you were up to the challenge, you lifted them. This is the stuff of legends: stonelifting lore and the nitty-gritty of the world's greatest manhood stones. 136 pp.
The Complete Sandbag Training Course by Brian Jones, Ph.D.
Build stamina and strength in a whole bunch of moves. Go beyond the basic lifts and carries for head-to-toe training with this simple, effective tool. A Get Strong! Book, long on how-tos, giving you the nuts and bolts in programs, routines, and exercises, and amply illustrated with dozens of photos. 48 pp.
Bodyweight Exercises for Extraordinary Strength by Brad Johnson
Learn from the king of pull-ups, push-ups, and jackknives and get very strong in a multitude of directions. Your body will feel like a feather. A Get Strong! Book, long on how-tos, giving you the nuts and bolts in programs, routines, and exercises, and amply illustrated with dozens of photos. 72 pp.
Rock Iron Steel: The Book of Strength by Steve Justa
The original functional strength training book for real-world strength and power from Steve Justa, the genuine article from America's Heartland; includes Justa's "Barrel Lifting" course. 112 pp.
Powerlifting Basics, Texas-style by Paul Kelso
Paul Kelso serves up a humorous and insightful account of effective basic training for powerlifters in an informative—and entertaining—common-sense approach. Beginners, intermediates, “raw,” and single-ply lifters will benefit from the old school training information, including complete coverage of powerlifting basics, training for size and strength, forming a club, contest training—and living to tell about it. 96 pp.
Training With Cables for Strength by John Brookfield
Over 50 exercises for building strength and flexibility, stretching, and doing neck work with a set of cables (think chest expanders, not machines). 128 pp.
Grappling Basics by Brian Jones, Ph.D.
Hone your grappling skills and build leg and arm strength, toughen your joints and tendons, and expand your range of motion and flexibility. A training partner will come in handy to work on the moves and techniques, but many of the drills can be practiced alone. Spice up your training and get your body into combat-ready condition--you might even save your neck someday. Over 300 photos. 112 pp.
The Conditioning Handbook by Brian Jones, M.S.
There are so many alternative ways to do endurance work, you could fill a book--and in fact, here it is! Brian Jones offers a broad menu of training ideas and routines that should keep fitsters, athletes, coaches and teams busy for many productive workouts. Physiology, programming, training modalities and workouts--it's all here. Truly an A to Z, top-to-bottom guide, this book will inspire you to achieve a high level of endurance--with enjoyment. 208 pp.
Real-World Conditioning by John Brookfield
It's easy to give up on an exercise when you feel tired, but that's not how you train your mind and condition your body to keep going when it counts. Go beyond your comfort zone as you learn to maintain your pace while doing a mix of practical outdoor movements, straight from the proving grounds of John Brookfield. 56 pp.
The Monarch of Mass, Hossein Rezazadeh could uncork world-class lifts nearly at will, day in and day out. Here’s a shot of him blowing up 245 kg in the clean and jerk in the training hall at the 2005 Asian Weightlifting Championships (Dubai, UAE). Randall Strossen photo.
Strongman · Grip · Olympic-style Weightlifting · Stonelifting · Highland Games
Feast on topnotch photos of weightlifter Hossein Rezazadeh and his stunning career of record lifts; find out about risks of hamstring injuries, synergies in training for powerlifting and Olympic lifting, coaching tips from one of the best, Jim Schmitz, metabolic training by Bill “Doc Rock” Crawford, and more; and see where top members of the weightlifting community stand on the IOC re-analysis program. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so grab a copy of the March 2017 issue of MILO: Strength for fresh ideas, top talent, inspiration . . . we’re serious about strength. Here’s the full table of contents.
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