Strength Training Books, Magazines and Courses for Sale (List No. 2)

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. Olympic Weightlifting for Sports

By Greg Everett. 106 pages, with many photos. 2012 edition. Paperback. A gently used copy in good condition.

A great little guide to using the Olympic lifts to train athletes - or in teaching yourself how to perform the lifts.  Although it is aimed at coaches and athletes, it is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the lifts safely and effectively.

PRICE: $9.95 plus shipping and handling


2. Gotch: An American Hero

By Mike Chapman. Paperback. 279 pages. Published in 1999. Soft cover. Good condition.

An historical novel telling the life story or the man many believe to have been the greatest professional wrestler of all time. (Remember, Gotch beat George Hackenschmidt not once, but twice, during the prime of Hack's career.)

A very good book about an outstanding athlete - written by one of the nation's top wrestling historians.

PRICE: $9.95 plus shipping and handling.


3. That's Muscle Control

By Ed Jubinville. 1988 edition.  107 pages, with over 70 photos.  Soft cover. Good condition.  Over 70 photos.

Born in 1921, Ed Jubinville was one of the legendary masters of the lost art of muscle control, and thrilled thousands with his world famous muscle control act. Now, you may be asking "What's muscle control?" Ed Jubinville described it as "the ability tto control the voluntary muscles of your body . . . through total concentration." In other words, it's a perfect way to train and develop the mind-muscle link.

It's also what John Grimek, the immortal Monarch of Muscledom, used in his legendary posing routines. 

Good stuff - right out of the Golden Age of Physical Culture.

By the way, I spoke with Ed Jibinville a few times before he passed away. What a wonderful man he was - and what a huge fan of the Iron Game!

PRICE: $30.00 plus shipping and handling


4. The Strongest Man in History: Louis Cyr

By Ben Weider (yes, Ben Weider - Joe Weider's brother). Paperback. 104 pages, plus 8 full page photos. Published in 1976. Fair condition, with small pencil marks on the front cover and on the final page of the Appendix - but very readable.

A fascinating biography of one of the strongest men who ever lived, from his birth in a small village in Canada to his rise to world-wide acclaim as the Strongest Man in  the World. Includes detailed accounts of his greatest matches with other legendary strongmen, and to his world tour where he met and defeated all challengers.

If you enjoy reading about old-school strongmen and rugged feats of strength and power, you'll love this book.

PRICE: $12.95 plus shipping and handling


 5. Weight Training for Athletes

By Bob Hoffman. Photography by Robert L. Hasse. Hardcover. Published in 1961. 216 pages, with numerous black and white photographs, including many photographs of weightlifter Bill March. Fair condition but very readable.

A basic introduction to weight training for athletes, featuring a wide variety of exercises with barbells, dumbbells, iron boots, swing bells, and pulleys. Includes a basic training program and specialized training programs for 37 different sports.

When I was a kid, this was one of the few books on weight training that was available at the public library - so I probably read it a hundred times. If you're my age, you probably did the same.

 PRICE: $30.00 plus shipping and handling.


 6. Muscle Beach: Where the Best Bodies in the World Started a Fitness Revolution

By Marla Matzer Rose. Published in 2001. Softbound. 160 pages, with many black and white photos.
Good condition.

This is a detailed and very interesting account of the men and women who made Muscle Beach the legendary Mecca of bodybuilding in the 1940s and 1950s.  Well-researched and well-written, it's a time machine that can take you back to the sun, sand and surf of California in the 1940s - when John Grimek was the King of Bodybuilding and when Muscle Beach was the most fascinating place in the entire world.

PRICE: $12.95 plus shipping and handling.


7. Bones of Iron: Collected Articles on the Life of the Strength Athlete

By Matt Foreman. Paperback. Published in 2011. 182 pages. Good condition.

A collection of articles that cover training, competing and coaching Olympic weightlifting. Contains plenty of practical advice for any strength athlete. Written with passion and humor. A fast, fun, informative read - and totally and completely BS-free. Matt Foreman tells it like it is.

Price: $12.95 plus shipping and handling.


8. An Introduction to Olympic-Style Weightlifting

By John M. Cissik. Second edition, 1997. 132 pages, with numerous photographs and line drawings. Fair to good condition but very readable. Signed by the author. (An author's signature adds magic to any book.)

A detailed guide to Olympic weightlifting for beginners, with training programs designed to take the lifter from the beginning stage to National competition.

Price: $34.95 plus shipping and handling


9. Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Coaches and Athletes

By Gregg Everett. Second edition, 2009. Soft-cover. 422 pages. Many photos. Good condition, with a small tear at the top of the cover.

This is one of the most complete, and most detailed, books on Olympic weightlifting ever written, and covers everything you need to know about this fascinating sport.

A must for any competitor or coach - and one of the best guides available for any beginning weightlifter.

One of the top Masters-age weightlifters in the World (a 2015 Masters World Champion) taught herself how to lift by reading this book - and won the Master's World championship a mere two years later!

A great book, and highly recommended.

Price: $34.95 plus shipping and handling.


10.  The Development of Muscular Bulk and Power

By Anthony Ditillo.  Paperback. 140 pages. Modern reprint edition published by William F. Hinbern. Very good condition.

This is one of the classic books about strength and bulk training, by one of the most popular authors to ever write for Peary Rader's old Iron Man magazine.  Contains numerous training programs. Focuses on hard, heavy training on the basic exercises, with an old-school powerlifting focus. Includes plenty of great information on power rack training.

Perfect for those who compete in RAW powerlifting - perfect for cellar dwellers and garage gorillas - perfect for anyone who trains hard, heavy, and serious. 

Note: If you're a Ditillo fan, grab this book along with item no. 13, below. 

Price: $19.95 plus shipping and handling.


11. Remembering Muscle Beach: Where Hard Bodies Began

By Harold Zinkin, with Bonnie Hearn. Hard cover. 128 pages. Many stunning photos of the athletes and bodybuilders who made Muscle Beach the famous piece of real estate in the world.

This is a beautiful and inspiring book, with classic photos and best of all, it's written by one of the pioneers who created Muscle Beach. In other words, it's the inside story. And if you want to see what men and women looked like with 100-percent natural, drug-free training, this will be an eye-opener.

Excellent condition. A real treasure.

Price: $39.95 plus shipping and handling.


12. The Strongest Man in the World: Vasily Alexeyev

By Dmitry Ivanov. Translated by Anatol Kagan and Ariadne Esterhazy. With a foreword by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Published in 1979. Hard copy. 279 pages, with many photos. Good condition aside from a little aging on the cover and some yellowing (small brown spots) on the outer portion of the pages. No dust jacket. Very readable.

An inspiring biography of one of the most famous weightlifters of all time: the mighty Vasily Alexeyev.  World and Olympic champion, World and Olympic record holder, and the first man in history to clean and jerk 500 pounds.

This is another hard to find item - and another item where the photos alone are worth the price of the book. 

Price: $50.00 plus shipping and handling


13. The Development of Physical Strength

By Anthony Ditillo.  Paperback. 140 pages. Modern reprint edition published by William F. Hinbern. Very good condition.

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.

Price: $19.95 plus shipping and handling.


14. Hepburn's Law

By John A. Myles, in consultation with Doug Hepburn. Spiral bound. 54 pages. Many drawings. Cover photo of Doug Hepburn.

This is an original copy of a very popular course based on the training philosophy of World Weightlifting Champion and World record holder, Doug Hepburn - one of the strongest and most massively muscular men of all time.

The original course is hard to find now, so it's a true collector's item.

Price: $50.00 plus shipping and handling


15. Defying Gravity: How to Win at Weightlifting

By Bill Starr, author of The Strongest Shall Survive. First edition, 1981. Paperback. 120 pages. Many great photos. With an introduction by Dr. Ken E. Leistner. Good condition.

This is a classic book about training and competing in weightlifting and powerlifting. It is very rare and hard to find. The photos alone are well worth the price of the book.

This book is currently selling for prices ranging between $142.75 and $270.22 for a used copy in comparable condition, so you can see that it's a real collector's item. I want it to find a good home with one of my Dinosaurs, so I've priced it for much less than the other used copies on the market. 

Price: $100.00 plus shipping and handling


Also Available -- Strength and Health Magazine

Note: We also have some complete 12-issue sets of Strength and health magazine from the 1930s and 1940s. Go here to see the years and the prices:

That's it for now. If you have any questions, shoot me an email!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik