Old and New Books and Courses for Sale at Dinosaur Headquarters! (List No. 3)

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I have a ton of duplicate books, courses and magazines about strength training, weightlifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, physical culture, Iron Game history, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, diet,  nutrition, and related subjects, and I since I only need one copy of any particular item, I'm going to sell the rest of them.

We're setting up an eBay store to sell them on eBay, but in the meantime, here are some items you might want to grab right now.

All of these items come from the world-famous Dinosaur Training Research Library - and I'll include a letter to confirm this when I fill your order. Thus, you'll have something great to read AND you'll be owning a piece of Iron Game history.


Everything is first come, first served.  So if you're interested in anything, do not delay. Shoot me an email and ask about availability. Include your shipping address so we can calculate shipping and handling for you.

In addition, please let me know whether you use PayPal. If you use PayPal, we can send you a payment request that includes the appropriate s&h charge for the item(s) you purchadse.

If you prefer to pay by check or credit card, please let me know. We will contact you by email to let you know how to pay by either of these options. Please do NOT send credit card info by email.  

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1. The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

By Robb Wolf. Foreword by Loren Cordain, Ph.D. Hard copy. Published in 2010. 319 pages, with drawings and photos. In good condition.

A detailed, but easy to read discussion of ancestral diets and stone age nutrition for modern man. One of my favorite books on the so-called "Paleo Diet."

Original retail price was $24.95. 

Price: $14.95 plus shipping and handling. 


2. The Production of Muscular Bulk

By Michael J. Salvatti. Hard copy. Copyright 1965. Second edition. 107 pages, with several black and white photos. Good condition.

This is an original copy published by Iron Man Industries (the publishing company owned and operated by Peary Rader, the founder and editor of Iron Man magazine).

A detailed review of old-school methods of aagaining muscular bodyweight as fast as possible. Includes details on the X-Plus drink, and covers the dietary programs of Paul Anderson, Doug Hepburn, Vern Bickel, Armand Grant, Bruce randall and the author himself.

Also reviews various training sytems to build maximum muscular bulk, including the conventional isotonic exercise system, the blitz system, the isometric contraction system, and the famous "Rest Pause" system developed by Charles Ross.

Price: $25.00 plus shipping and handling.


3. Muscle Control or Body Development by Will-Power

By Maxick. This is a modern reprint edition of the original course published in 1911. It was published in 1992 by William F. Hinbern. Bill has since done a second edition of the course. This is Bill's first edition.

8 1/2 x 11, 44 pages, with over 50 photographs. Excellent condition.

A great addition to your strength and health library.

Price: $19.95 plus shipping and handling.


4. IronMind: Stronger Minds, Stronger Bodies

By Randall J. Strossen. Ph.D. Soft cover. 182 pages. Published in 1994. Good condition.

A detailed analysis of the mental aspects of peak performance in weightlifting, strength training, muscle building and life.

A whopping 60 chapters. Fast, fun and informative. Highly recommended.

Price: $12.95 plus shipping and handling


5.  Relax Into Stretch

By Pavel Tsatsouline. 138 pages with many photos. Second edition, 2001. Good condition.

This is a detailed guide to stretching and flexibility training for martial artists, athletes and strength trainers.

Change stiff and tight to strong and supple.

Price: $19.95 plus shipping and handling.


6. Weightlifting Programming: A Coach's Guide

By Bob Takano. Published by catalyst Athletics. 2012 edition. 247 pages. Good condition, with yellow highlighting on some pages.

A very good book from a long-time, experienced coach and teacher. Presents complicated and technical informationin an easy to understand, practical format.

Cut through the Internet BS and piles of misinformation about programming for Olympic weightlifters, and get a detailed review of training programs that really work.  

Highly recommended.

Price: $14.95 plus shipping and handling


7. The Warrior Diet

By Ori Hofmekler. Softcover. 2007 edition. 278 pages. Includes photos.  Good condition.

A very popular approach to diet and nutrition for strength athletes and martial artists.

Price: $12.95 plus shipping and handling


8. The Rader Master Bodybuilding and Weight Gaining System

By Peary Rader, the founder of Iron Man magazine, and it's editor and publisher for 50 years. A 48 page booklet with many photos.

This is my personal copy, purchased when I was in high school more than 40 years ago. I've probably read it a dozen times. It is an original copy as sold by Peary Rader and Iron Man Industries, not a modern reprint edition. It is in good condition, with slight yellowing on the first and last inside pages (apparently caused by contact with the cover of the booklet, which is yellow). I'm selling it now because I have another copy, and someone may enjoy having my personal copy from the Dinosaur Training Research Library.

This booklet gives you a detailed course in Peary Rader's breathing squat program for rapid gains in strength and muscle mass. It also covers a variety of specialization programs, including some very effective Dino-style abbreviated programs.  Many believe it's one of the best all-around courses ever written.

And don't forget - Peary Rader gained almost 100 pounds of muscle in two years on the breathing squat program that he outlines in this course!

 Price: $30.00


9. The Development of Physical Strength

By Anthony Ditillo.  Paperback. 140 pages. This is a copy of the original edition published in 1982 by Iron Man Publishing Company. Good condition aside from a small bend or crease on the bottom right hand corner of the book.

This is the second book that collects Anthony Ditillo's old Iron Man articles (many of which also have appeared in Milo). Many of the training programs and workouts in this book were inspired by Ditillo's friend and training partner, a former Bulgarian weightlifter named Dezso Ban.

A very interesting guide to strength and power training as practiced in the 1970s and 1980s.

I purchased this book many years ago (when I was in high school or college) and have had it ever since. 

Price: $19.95 plus shipping and handling.


10. The Wrestling Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia

By John Jesse. 10th printing, 1986. 416 pages with many drawings and photos, including some terrific photos of old-time strongmen and wrestlers. Good condition aside from a bit of wear on the front and back cover.

Covers bodyweight training, homemade weight equipment, training with gymnastics equipment, barbell and dumbbell training, isometric training sandbag training, flexibility exercises, special grip exercises for wrestlers, neck exercises fro wrestlers, aerobic conditioning, diet and nutrition, and much more.

An incredibly detailed, comprehensive review of training methods for wrestlers - but of great value to all strength trainers, all athletes and all martial artists.

Highly recommended.

Price: $30.00 plus shipping and handling.


11.  The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results

By Ellington Darden, Ph.D. paperback. 309 pages, with many photos. Published in 2006. Good condition, with a little wear and tear on the front and back cover.

Thias is a detailed guide to "High Intensity" bodybuilding and strength training by Ellington Darden, one of the leading proponents of this style of training. The front cover quotes Dr. Darden's mission statement:

"Most trainees don't want that bloated, drug-induced look of a modern pro bodybuilder. They'd much rather have that chiseled, athletic look of the Golden-Age Mr. Americas - such as Steve Reeves, Boyer Coe and Casey Viator. I've taken those lost techniques of the masters - added today's science - and created the new bodybuilding for old-school results."

This book sold for $39.99 new. You can have it for a bit less than that.

Price: $30.00 plus shipping and handling. 


12. Body-Building and Self-Defense

By Myles Callum. paperback. 141 pages with many photos. 8th printing, 1969. From the University of montreal Library. Good condition with a slight bend on the back cover, a small library card glued to the gront cover, and a library slip glued to the first interior page (a blank page facing the title page).

When I was a kid, this book was one of the very few weight training books you could find at the public library - and I must have read it dozens of times. It's an excellent guide to weight training and muscle building for beginners, and also includes a course in basic self-defense training.

Highly recommended. especially for beginners or teenagers.

 Price: $19.95 plus shipping and handling. 


NOTE: Also Available -- Strength and Health Magazine!

We also have some complete 12-issue sets of Strength and health magazine from the 1930s and 1940s. Go here to see what is currently available:



We have many more old books and courses - and many more old magazines - and we'll be offering them during the coming week. To stay up to date on what's available, be sure to sign up for my daily emails at the Dinosaur Training website:


Also, continue to check the Dinosaur Training Blog for updates about other books, courses and magazines for sale.

Thanks, and I hope you see something you like!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik