Charles Poliquin was a Canadian strength coach. He was also the author of eight books.

  • 59 Seconds

    An easy-to-use, concise guide to changing your life in under a minute, backed by cutting-edge scientific research.,Bestselling author and psychologist Richard Wiseman had become increasingly frustrated with the self-help industry and its snake-oil treatments. Here, bringing together a remarkably diverse range of scientific data, he has crafted a no-nonsense response to their ineffectual programs. Filled with tips and tricks that come straight from the latest scientific journals and his own original research, Wiseman outlines the new science of “rapid change” and describes with clarity and infectious enthusiasm how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life.

  • Bad Science

    Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the bad science we’re fed by the worst of the hacks and the quacks! When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an ‘Aqua Detox’ footbath, releasing her toxins into the water and turning it brown, he thought he’d try the same at home. ‘Like some kind of Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General’, using his girlfriend’s Barbie doll, he gently passed an electrical current through the warm salt water. It turned brown. In his words: ‘before my very eyes, the world’s first Detox Barbie was sat, with her feet in a pool of brown sludge, purged of a weekend’s immorality.’,Dr Ben Goldacre is the author of the ‘Bad Science’ column in the Guardian and his book is about all the ‘bad science’ we are constantly bombarded with in the media and in advertising. At a time when science is used to prove everything and nothing, everyone has their own ‘bad science’ moments — from the useless pie-chart on the back of cereal packets to the use of the word ‘visibly’ in cosmetics ads.,This book will help people to quantify their instincts — that a lot of the so-called ‘science’ which appears in the media and in advertising is just wrong or misleading. Satirical and amusing — and unafraid to expose the ridiculous — it provides the reader with the facts they need to differentiate the good from the bad. Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of ‘bad science’.

  • Base Building

    Every great structure has to have a foundation.,Base Building is about all the facets that go into building that foundation. Building strength, mass, and the reinforcing of technique through structured volume are all covered.,This is the book that can help you stack up productive training cycle, one after the other while keeping plateaus at bay, and progress oncoming.

  • Built To The Hilt

    Here is the second book in the Built To The Hilt Series that you???ve been waiting for…,Built To The Hilt???The Strength and Power Edition.,If you want more strength, power, and better conditioning, then this is the book for you.,Written by world-renowned speed, strength, and conditioning coach and bestselling author Josh Bryant, Built To The Hilt???The Strength and Power Edition, gives you Josh???s best tips, advice, and strategies to help you get the strength, power, and conditioning you want.

  • Complete Guide to Dumbbell Training

    Are you tired of fly-by-night fitness fads and space-age exercise machines that promise something for nothing? Maybe information overload from self-appointed Internet gurus is causing your head to spin.,You can build bigger biceps, broader shoulders, more powerful legs and a trimmer waistline (with Herculean levels of strength to match) using nothing more than a set of dumbbells.,World-renowned strength coaches and best-selling authors, Fred Hatfield, PhD and Josh Bryant, MS, show you how with The Complete Guide to Dumbbell Training: A Scientific Approach.,In this book, you have the opportunity to use built-in programs or learn how to design the optimal training program for your specific needs. The principles and information covered will benefit the novice as well as the advanced bodybuilder or strength athlete.,Strength training trends come and go, but any iron game veteran or exercise scientist knows–nothing beats a set of dumbbells in price, simplicity, and most importantly, results.

  • Dinosaur Training Secrets: Volume I

    In the early 1990’s I began writing for Stuart McRobert’s Hardgainer magazine. In 1996, I published Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development. Since then, I’ve written and published more than 20 books and courses and written thousands of blog posts and articles on strength training, muscle building, weightlifting and Iron Game history, famous strongmen and how they trained, diet, nutrition, and the all-important mental aspects of strength training. I’ve edited and published close to 100 issues of The Dinosaur Files newsletter, which is now available in a journal-sized quarterly format, and I’ve put together over a dozen strength training DVD’s. I’ve done close to 100 podcast interviews, delivered audio seminars, presented live seminars, and answered thousands of training questions from readers around the word. By conservative estimate, I’ve written well over one million words about strength training, muscle building and physical culture.,I’ve done this???and I continue to do it???because I’ve made it my life’s work to promote sane, sensible, result producing and effective strength training and muscle building???and to teach and preserve the very best traditions of old-school physical culture. My goal is to teach as many people as possible about the kind of training that really works???the kind of training that builds real-world strength, muscle and power, promotes life-long good health and develops the mind and the heart of a true champion.,This book is the first in a series of books that will collect, collate and update all of the information in my other books, courses and articles. We’re going to begin with a very important topic: the most effective exercises, and how to put them together into workouts and training programs that will build strength, muscle and power as rapidly and efficiently as possible. There is a wealth of valuable information in this book, and if you read, study and apply what you find within its pages, I have no doubt that you will enjoy great gains and rapid progress. I also believe that although your training will require plenty of hard work, you’ll find your workouts to be fun and enjoyable. Human beings thrive when they meet and overcome challenges, and that makes old-school strength training an enormously rewarding activity for all of us.

  • Dinosaur Training Secrets: Volume II

    This course is the second in a continuing series of courses covering different aspects of Dinosaur Training ??? meaning that we’re going to cover old school, drug-free strength training and muscle building. I’m going to publish a number of these courses throughout the year in 2015 and 2016. Each course will drill down deep into a specific aspect of no-nonsense, real world strength training and muscle-building.,Course no. 1 in the series covers exercises, workouts and training programs, and gives you a goldmine of practical, no-nonsense information that you can use to design productive, effective workouts to build maximum levels of strength, muscle and power.,This course covers an equally fascinating topic ??? how to measure your strength against other drug-free trainees, and how to compare your strength and power against the great strongmen, bodybuilders and weightlifters of the past.

  • Jailhouse Strong

    Tired of all the latest exercise ???advancements??? delivering no results? For less than the cost of a day pass to any trendy chain gym, you can get Jailhouse Strong. With innovation and dedication prisoners make incredible strength gains. Jailhouse Strong offers functional strength training with a workout system that is based on the training habits cultivated behind bars. Through interviews with personalities ranging from a former Mr. Olympia, who started lifting behind bars, to a co-founder of the Crips Street gang, Jailhouse Strong describes the workouts prisoners use to become lean and powerful. Jailhouse Strong includes programs for lifting, bodyweight movements, and conditioning with unarmed combat techniques. The workouts require minimal cost, equipment, time, and space and they can be done at home, in a hotel, or just about anywhere. Whether you are doing 10???25 or working 9-5, Jailhouse Strong can fit into your schedule because Jailhouse Strong provides the fitness habits that are crucial for getting strong and for maintaining a level of emotional balance amidst the volatile reality found on both sides of prison walls.

  • Life 101

    Discusses how and why to learn about life, cope with problems, and achieve success and joy.,With quotes from Aristotle to Mae West, this acclaimed common-sense narrative helps to make up for lost time in the classroom of life.

  • Size and Strength Blueprint

    Are you a hard worker? Are you tired of busting your butt and not having the size and strength to show for it? You can???t reach your goals in the gym without a plan! Now you will never have to hit the gym without a set workout again!,What you have in your hands is the ultimate blueprint to a bigger, stronger you! Now all your hours sweating and toiling away on the weight pile won???t be in vain.,Even the most seasoned gym veterans and highly skilled trainers have difficulty consistently coming up with fresh and effective workouts. But for those willing to put in the time (the lazy and uncommitted need not apply), the Size and Strength Blueprint is here to take your strength and physique game to the next level.,In this book we show you exactly what to do to put on pounds of quality lean muscle mass, and strength levels to match, in a matter of weeks!,These are not theory-based workouts. They have been tested and proven on world-class athletes from IFBB Pros Johnnie Jackson and Branch Warren, World Record Holder Jeremy Hoornstra, professional athletes, and some of the strongest men in the world.,Josh and Noah Bryant have ???been there and done that??? and are full-time trainers whose clients make up the A-List of the weightlifting world. You can now use the secrets and methods of two of the world???s best trainers in your own program.,Imagine, in just a couple of months, being more confident, feeling better physically and mentally, and reaching goals you previously thought unattainable, all without living in the gym and doing hours of cannibalizing cardio!,The Blueprint is going to be the greatest training investment you have ever made and is an absolute necessity for any serious strength athlete or personal trainer.,If you have the work ethic, we have the plan!

  • The 4-Hour Workweek

    What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: “I race motorcycles in Europe.” “I ski in the Andes.” “I scuba dive in Panama.” “I dance tango in Buenos Aires.” He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing subculture who has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” and instead mastered the new currencies-time and mobility-to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now. Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.,Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you:

  • The Checklist Manifesto

    In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.,The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry???in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people???consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can???t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as ???the biggest clinical invention in thirty years??? (The Independent).

  • The ONE Thing

    People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members.,By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.,YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions–and lots of stress.,AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends.,Gary Keller???s , is a great primer on goal-setting, focus and discipline. If you only take one thing from this book, the question you need to ask for everything is simple and deceptively powerful:,Throughout ,, Keller emphasises heavily the value of the 80/20 or Pareto principle in getting to what you want in life. This is also an underlying theme in ,??? ,. Both of these books teach you to live a disciplined life focused on the most important things, and to ignore the trivial distractions. Pareto???s law of 80% of outputs are driven by 20% of inputs is a predictable law of nature, not just an interesting theory. One of my favourite quotes from this book reads like a modern-day Chinese proverb:

  • The Warrior Diet

    Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution???to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary changes but rather a radical yet surprisingly simple lifestyle overhaul.,Drawing on both scientific studies and historical data, Hofmekler argues that robust health and a lean, strong body can best be achieved by mimicking the classical warrior mode of cycling???working and eating sparingly (undereating) during the day and filling up at night. Specific elements from the Warrior Diet Nutritional Program (finding ideal fuel foods and food combinations to reduce body fat) to the Controlled Fatigue Training Program (promoting strength, speed, and resilience to fatigue through special drills), literally reshape body and mind. Individual chapters cover warrior meals and recipes; sex drive, potency, and animal magnetism; as well as personalizing the diet for women. Featuring forewords by Fit for Life author Harvey Diamond and Fat That Kills author Dr. Udo Erasmus, The Warrior Diet shows readers weary of fad diets how to attain enduring vigor, explosive strength, a better appearance, and increased vitality and health.