It's Day 6 of the Big Book Sale at Dinosaur Training Headquarters - and we have some great books and magazines for you today. Check them out!

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.

And since we're going to be moving in the not too distant future, I'm looking for good homes for some of my one-of-a-kind items - and for some of my longtime friends from the bookshelves here in the Dinosaur Research Library.

Everything is first come, first served - meaning that the first person who shoots me an email about a given item. ("First" means "the first email in my inbox.)

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. And be sure to tell me if you use PayPal. That's the easiest way to handle the payment.

All of these come from the world-famous Dinosaur Training Research Library. Thus, you'll have something great to read AND you'll be owning a true piece of Iron Game history.

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This is our sixth list of books, courses and magazines for sale this week, and the books and courses on the other lists have been going very fast - so if you see something you want, take immediate action and shoot me an email to see if it's still available.



We're going to focus on magazines today - including some really good, but hard to find old magazines.

Which leads to a quick question - why read old strength training and muscle building magazines? As in, magazines going back to the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's? Or, as in some of the better magazines from the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's - such as Strength and Health, Muscular Development or (my favorite) Peary Rader's Iron Man.

Well, there are a lot of good reasons. For example:

1. It's just about the only way to see what 100% natural, drug-free muscular development looks like.

a. That's very important, because it helps you keep from going crazy trying to match the development of modern-day druggers.

2. It's one of the very best sources of real-world, non-commercial advice about strength training and bodybuilding without drugs and modern super supplements.

a. As in, training programs that really work.

b. And many of the best authors in the history of the Iron Game did their best writing in articles that you can only find in old magazines. The articles never made it into books, courses or other compilations.

c. This includes articles by Bob Hoffman, Peary Rader, Harry B. Paschall, Sig Klein, John Grimek, John Davis, Steve Stanko, Paul Anderson, Doug Hepburn, Reg Park, Arthur Jones, Tony Terlazzo, David Willoughby and Bradley J. Steiner.

d. In addition, many old magazines feature in-depth articles on the champions of the era - or interviews with the champions - and these are the best way to learn how these men actually trained.

3. It's one of the only ways to learn old-school weightlifting.

4. You can learn a lot of different exercises that people don't do any more - and that most people don't know how to do. And some of these can help you build very unusual strength and muscular development.

5. There are tons of great training tips and workout programs.

a. See point 2a, above. 

6. It's a great way to learn the history of The Iron Game - and remember, you either learn from history or you make a lot of unnecessary mistakes that you could have avoided.

7. The old-school magazines are jam-packed with information - they were not supplement catalogs like the modern mags - so each issue gives you many hours of fun and enjoyment.

8. John Grimek, Steve Stanko, John Davis and the other great champions of the past would definitely approve!

9.  Bob Hoffman and Peary Rader would approve.

10. If your father or grandfather trained with weights, he probably read these very same magazines - and followed the very same training programs - so you'll be following right along in his footsteps.


A complete set of all 12 issues of Strength and Health magazine from 1945. All in good condition.

The cover-men are as follows:

January - John Grimek (the Monarch of Muscledom)

February - Sig Klein (the old Maestro - and pound for
pound, one of the strongest men of the era)

March - Sam Loprinzi (world famous bodybuilder and
gym owner)

April - John Gallagher (who later wrestled as the
original Nickolai Volkoff)

May - John Terpak (World Weightlifting champion)

June - Kimon Voyages (you won't believe his leg

July - John Terlazzo (Tony Terlazzo's brother - a
very good lifter in his own right)

August - Clancy Ross (1945 Mr. America)

September - John Grimek (in his very best pose)

October - Jack Kleinberg (one of the top men in
New York City)

November - Angelo Caminetti (Another top man
from New York City - serving in the United States

December - Mike Dukel  (from Detroit - winner of
the 1945 Mr. Michigan contest)

PRICE: $120.00 plus shipping and handling for the complete 12-issue set


A complete set of all 12 issues of Strength and Health magazine from 1947. All in good condition.

The cover-men are as follows:

January - Jack LaLanne (the legendary master of endurance
feats and the host of the world's first physical fitness TV

February -John Grimek (his arms and forearms have
never looked bigger than they do in this unusual classic

March -Steve Stanko (the former strongest man in the
world after he turned to bodybuilding - and you won't
believe the size of his upper arms)

April -Eric Pederson (the runner-up to Steve Reeves
in the 1947 Mr. America contest)

May -Pete Jacobs (a member of the Yaco's Gym in
Detroit, featured in a dramatic pose)

June -Harold Zinkin (straight from Muscle Beach, in
one of the most famous poses of the era)

July -Clancy Ross (1945 Mr. America - and one of
the strongest bodybuilders in the world)

August -Steve Reeves (the 1947 Mr. America and the
youngest Mr. America at that time)

September -Stan Stanczyk (World Weightlifting
Champion and - spoiler alert - the 1948 Olympic

October -Coach Bob Hoffman and five members of the
USA World Championship Team (Stan Stanczyk,
Frank Spellman, John Terpak, Emericik Ishikawa,
and Frank Kay)

November -Rene Leger (Mr. Canada)

December -Steve Stanko (1947 Mr. Universe)

PRICE: $120.00 plus shipping and handling for the complete 12-issue set

January, 1975 IRON MAN

Very good condition. Features Pat Neve, Mr. USA, on the cover. Includes articles on the ultimate physique, nutrition for the bodybuilder, chest and leg specialization, the preacher bench (article written by Larry Scott), reverse sissy squats, Vince Gironda's answers to training questions, the history of the Andy Jackson Barbell Co., how to win Best Back, the five pound per week increase system, the jerk from behind neck, step by step to a better physique (article written by Bradley J. Steiner, Apollon - the super athlete, chest training, powerlifting superstar Larry Pacifico, a special routine to increase your squat, contest results, and much more.

PRICE: $20.00 plus shipping and handling

May 1974 IRON MAN

Very good condition. Features Chris Dickerson, 1973 Mr. Universe, on the cover. Articles include Chris Dickerson's life and how he trains, protein and vitamins, power rack training (article by Dr. Ken Leistner), food facts for weight men, Reg Park (including his complete training program for the 1973 Mr. Universe contest), the strength of a madman, back specialization (article by Bradley J. Steiner), the giant set controversy, home gym training, the multiple posiiton curl, strongman stunts, heavy or light training - which is best?, average expectations from training (article by Arthur Jones), lifting for fun - the one-arm clean and jerk (article by Tony Terlazzo, World and Olympic weightlifting champion), random notes on nutrition, raw food and man (article by Vince Gironda),a different approach to cardio training and cardio fitness, the super girls of Dan Pearson's south coast track club, world powerlifting champion Don Blue and how he trains, the super bench press of Jim Williams - and how he trains, contest reports, and much more.

PRICE: $20.00 plus shipping and handling

January 1974 IRON MAN

Very good condition. The cover features Elias Petsas (1972 Mr. Universe) and Toni Chellew (4th place in the Miss Bikini Contest at the Mr. Universe).  Articles include an update on Steve Reeves, "What's the Secret?" (article by Mr. Universe Boyer Coe), behind the scenes at the Mr. Universe (article by Boyer Coe), triceps training, choosing the correct poundage (article by Bradley J. Steiner), the five types of exercise (article by Arthur Jones). The Colorado Experiment (article by Dr. Elliott Plese), Elias Petsas' training routines, eccentric vs. concentric contraction training, how to build the strength of Samson, the training forum (article by Bert Proffitt), bodybuilding is 85% nutrition (article by Vince Gironda), the descending sets method, how to use the preacher's stand for maximum arm development (article by Vince Gironda), leg work for Olympic weightlifters (article by Carl Miller), contest reports and much more.

PRICE: $20.00 plus shipping and handling


By Paul "Coach" Wade. 294 pages, many photos. A complete guide to old-school calisthenics, with detailed and unique progressions that take you from the easier exercises to the most difficult and demanding movements. A very interesting and useful book. Excellent condition.  Sells for $39.95 - but you can have it for $30.00 plus shipping and handling.

PRICE: $30.00 plus shipping and handling

HOOKER (autographed by Lou Thesz)

This is a very unique item. It's a copy of Lou Thesz' autobiography, Hooker: An Authentic Wrestler's Adventures inside the Bizarre World of Pro Wrestling.

And as you can see, it's autographed by the legendary Lou Thesz - the man that many believe was the greatest professional wrestler of all time!

Copyright 1995. 8 1/2 x 11, spiral-bound, 262 pages. Has some slight staining on the front and back covers, and some staining on the outer edge of the pages, but the interior pages are in very good condition.

This is a great book, that gives you a remarkable "behind the scenes" look at pro wrestling from the 1930's through the 1970's.

PRICE: $125.00 plus shipping and handling


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