Category: Books

Fortitude Training – Day 3 Muscle Rounds – Danny Padilla the Most Screwed Over Bodybuilder of All Time?

I read Book 1 of Part 3 of Randy Roach’s excellent “Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors” series a few weeks ago, but have been going through it again to collect some notes for a future write up and review. The book details the craziness, conspiracies and chicanery that transpired not only behind the scenes but also in…

My Ten Favourite Reads Of 2015

Since I’m in Asia, the (Chinese) new year hasn’t technically started, so this retroactive post on my top 10 favourite reads from last year is still relevant. I’m a pretty eclectic reader, so it’s hard to rank my reads in order of preference or nominate “favourites”. So, in no particular order…. The Obstacle Is the…

Big Beyond Belief Results

I remember first purchasing the book, “Big Beyond Belief” when my weightlifting journey began over 20 years ago. I saw an ad for it in a bodybuilding mag and was captivated by the article style marketing copy that is industry standard now, but so rare back then. This was still pre-internet days so I had to pick up…

Book Roundup – Part 12

Before Happiness: How Creating a Positive Reality First Amplifies Your Levels of Happiness and Success – Shawn Achor In his amazing book, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor challenged the prevailing notion that achieving success precedes happiness and convincingly shows that happiness is instead the principle driver to success. This work serves as a prequel of…

Over The Edge – David Shaw

I first picked up this book back in 1997, devouring it in a single sitting. Books on bodybuilding weren’t as readily available as they are today, and so this became a read I’d return to many times before I passed it on to a friend I met on a bodybuilding board from the U.S. It quickly went out of…

The Lean Muscle Diet Book Review

The hallmark of any New Year brings the inevitable resolutions along with a stream of diet, exercise programs and late night infomercial purchases to satisfy the demand. Bombarded with contradictory information telling us to eat this, don’t eat that, don’t eat at all, graze all day etc; it’s little wonder that the average person throws their…

7 Reads About Drugs In Sports

Athletes use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) has captivated the attention and imaginations of the public in recent years who are both intrigued by the possibilities and appalled by the deceptive facade their favorite athlete-icon has to maintain in order to play the game. Here is a list of books from various sports who have…