What They Are and How to Close Them, Second Edition 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. 192 pp.
Now in its second edition, 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 to crushing grip, pinch grip, dumbbells, fingers, and wrists. 112 pp.
This book continues where Mastery of Hand Strength ends, as John focuses on functional upper-body and lower-arm strength, plus feats of the consummate grip master's repertoire, like bending steel bars, horseshoes, and nails; scrolling iron; and tearing cards and tennis balls. 144 pp.
John Brookfield wrote the course for putting these ancient balls--traditionally used for meditation--in the hands of grip-strength specialists and everyone who could beneft from increased manual dexterity, range of motion, and muscle control.
John teaches you how to do it all in his easy-to-follow Dexterity Ball Training for Hands Course, with clear explanations and photos to help you learn these intriguing exercises.
Heavily illustrated with a very wide range of exercises that will show you how to train everything from your neck down with a set of cables (think chest expanders, not machines), John's book takes you two giant steps past the mainstream view of cable training. 128 pp.
How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.
Get big and strong fast program: Riding decades of success, the SUPER SQUATS program has turned human toothpicks into stalwarts, and stalwarts into legends. After a few minutes under a squat bar, you will find out what you're made of: wussies hate it, hardies revel in it . . . the routine in this book is so tough that only the highly motivated can handle it. Step up to the challenge of getting bigger and stronger, sans drugs, fancy equipment, or food fads. 112 pp.
Before the days of cast concrete stones and tacky, it was simple: there were testing stones--manhood stones--and if you were up to the challenge, you lifted them. This is the stuff of legends and there is no better team to tackle the lore--and the nitty gritty--of the world's greatest manhood stones than Steve Jeck and Peter Martin. 136 pp.
Part preacher, teacher, salesman and stone lifter, MILO's resident philosopher Steve Jeck delivers an inspiring how-to-succeed message, with the help of a character who will not cave in when facing a path blocked by stones. 64 pp.
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.
Strongman competitors, martial artists, Special Forces, and public safety personnel are among those who have latched on to sandbag training. It's simple, economical, and effective, and even offers significant safety benefits. Brian Jones has taken things beyond the basic lifts and carries for training head to toe with a sandbag. 48 pp.
Spiderman, here you come: if you follow Brad Johnson's advice, you will not only get very strong in a multitude of directions, but when it comes time to move your body around, it will feel like a feather. We won't guarantee that you'll be able to master the one-pinkie, one-arm chin like Brad Johnson, but if you follow his advice, you will exceed your current best by a country mile. 72 pp.
Think that long, slow, distance workouts are the only way to build endurance and burn fat? Guess again: Brian Jones offers a broad menu of training ideas and routines that should keep fitsters, athletes, coaches and teams busy for many productive workouts. Truly an A to Z, top-to-bottom guide: you will not be bored with this book! 208 pp.
Honing your grappling skills will 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.
By mixing authors who have the right educational credentials to be successful mainstream strength coaches with a passion for lifting and openness to new thinking, what you end up with are results-producing programs that aren't limited to what you'd find going on in most gyms. 88 pp.
If you are into strongman--and World's Strongest Man in particular--then this book is a must-read. IMG Sports, the producers of World's Strongest Man, uses this book as a reference, so if you like strongman, shouldn't you be doing the same thing? Over 100 photos; 196 pp
The nearly mythical Louis Cyr, the very picture of a 19th-century strongman, master of the back lift and thick-handled heavy dumbbells, is the reason why Quebec is called the cradle of strongman. Ben Weider brings this Amazing Canadian to life. 160 pp.
Long before strongman contests, iron game historian David Webster made his mark as a weightlifting coach, and his technical analysis of the clean and jerk is a must-have for any collector. Original booklets, published by Iron Man Industries in Alliance, Nebraska. Mint condition. 46 pp.
Olympic gold medalist, world champion and world record holder in weightlifting, Paul Anderson transcended his sport. A simple recitation of what he lifted in clear public view under the strictest conditions will leave you breathless, and the scenarios surrounding his "unofficial lifts" will make your eyeballs bulge. Read the facts and find out for yourself why Paul Anderson was often named as the strongest man who ever lived. 160 pp.