Showing posts from September, 2011

Open House Next Saturday, September 17!

I will be hosting an open house at my new facility next Saturday, September 17 from 11 am to 4 pm. Please stop by and say hello!

Iron Maven Physical Health & Performance
10772 Indian Head Industrial Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63132

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A Personal History of Strength As It Relates to Sport

Vern Gambetta has a great 3-part blog series on the evolution of his understanding and integration of strength training. I encourage everyone to read it, as he points out some of the pivotal people, ideas and events in the history of strength training in the US and abroad.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Many of you newbies out there do not have a good grasp of the history of strength training in the US, particularly before the evolution of the internet and currently popular web-based resources. Do yourself a favor and look up some of the original resources Vern lists.

As for me, I am lucky enough to have a new gem to peruse this week. Carl Miller sent me a copy of his new book The Sport of Olympic Style Weightlifting: Training for the Connoisseur.

OT: Johnny Quest Awesomeness

Jonny Quest Opening Titles from Roger D. Evans on Vimeo.
Thanks to BoingBoing for pointing out this sweet stop-motion ode to a classic cartoon. I wasn't around for the original prime time airing of Johnny Quest, but I sure did enjoy the Saturday morning reruns in the 70s.

There are days when I could use Race Bannon's help.