The Trouble with Strength and Fitness
The Rogue Trainer joins us again in this week’s Mighty Cast to discuss the trouble with strength and fitness.
What’s wrong with the strength and fitness industry?
- The History of the Strength and Fitness Industry
- The Many Money Making Machines
- The Extension of Celebrity Culture
- The Good Guys
- The Bad Guys
- The Ugly-est of the Ugly
As well as the usual suspects: Fads, Supplements, Steroids & Straw Men!
Many thanks again to our special guest, The Rogue Trainer (Brian Nassar), for bringing so many great stories and highlights to our discussion!
Our longest podcast yet weighing in at just over 3 hours and 18 minutes, it’s a strength buffet to feast on!
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Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell by: John D. Fair publisher: Penn State Press, published: 2008-06-16 ASIN: 0271018550 EAN: 9780271018553 sales rank: 212751 price: $34.93 (new), $24.94 (used)
IRON NATION by: Bob Whelan publisher: Iron Nation LLC, published: 2011-09-03 ASIN: B005LSD1T8 sales rank: 99857
*** THIS IS A BOOK FOR LIFTERS BY LIFTERS. IF YOU ARE A GENERAL FITNESS TONER WHO NEEDS SOMEONE TO TEACH YOU HOW TO DO A TRICEP KICK-BACK, THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU. IF YOU ALREADY KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND A WEIGHT ROOM YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK! ***
Here is just a tiny sample of what IRON NATION, Passion for Hard Training, will Teach You:
*** First-hand Accounts of How the Old-Timers Really Trained *** Behind the Scene at York Barbell *** Olympic Lifting *** Odd Object Lifting *** High Intensity Training *** Wisdom from Dr. Ted Lambrinides *** Strength & Conditioning in the NFL and College Athletics *** Stories of Brutal Workouts *** Wisdom from Dr. Ken E. Leistner *** The Best Ways to Build Muscle *** Lifting The Inver Stone with Randall J. Strossen, PhD. *** Slow Speed Training *** Powerlifting *** A Brutal Brooks Kubik Dinosaur Workout *** How Arthur Jones Trained *** Bill Starr Workouts *** How to Train Smarter and Avoid Injuries *** How Peary and Mabel Rader Got Started *** Great Training Information from Osmo Kiiha *** Great Information as always from Stuart McRobert *** How Dennis B. Weis Trains *** How Bill Pearl Trains *** Great Information from Bradley J. Steiner
*** OVER 30 DETAILED CHAPTERS COVERING EVERY ASPECT OF WEIGHT TRAINING
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by: Carl Sagan publisher: Ballantine Books, published: 1997-02-25 ASIN: 0345409469 EAN: 9780345409461 sales rank: 3938 price: $8.24 (new), $1.25 (used)
“A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times
“POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book World
“COMPELLING.” *USA Today
“A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.” *The Sciences
“PASSIONATE.” *San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.
Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today’s so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.