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- Print Length: 692 pages
- Publisher: Dragon Door Publications; 1 edition (August 15, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 15, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0097AN63W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Purposeful Primitive: From Fat and Flaccid to Lean and Powerful - Using the Primordial Laws of Fitness to Trigger Inevitable, Lasting and Dramatic Physical Change Kindle Edition
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Teeming with esoteric information on training, biomechanics, nutrition, and sport psychology, The Purposeful Primitive is a wealth of information that every serious lifter needs to read. You are going to like this book. NO! You are going to LOVE it. I promise you that. It s Gallagher s best work, and that means it is strictly world class.
Dr. Judd Biasiotto, author of 46 fitness and health-related books, world powerlifting champion --Dr. Judd Biasiotto
As a student, athlete, teacher, researcher, professional coach, and businessman I have spent over 60 years in health, fitness and sport, devoted to how to become the best you can be . The Purposeful Primitive has been a very interesting journey for me... back-to-the-future...
Marty does a wonderful job bringing out the art and science of training, extracting many of the critical universal and specific principles (guiding rules to action social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual) that are applicable to living a productive life in general, and in training for health, fitness and sport, specifically. In addition, I like the way Marty personalizes the lives of outstanding athletes and shows how they applied these fundamental, can't-miss principles in their training to help them become the best they could be in their sport.
My recommendation: if you want to achieve something great in your life , add The Purposeful Primitive to your training library... yesterday.
Dr. Bob Ward, Sports Science Network, former head strength and conditioning coach, Dallas Cowboys --Dr. Bob Ward, Sports Science Network
What can one say with certainty about the author of this book Marty Gallagher? Nothing other than the facts that he has been there and done that as an 800-plus pound squatter! That he has written over a thousand articles about fitness and nutrition in the published print media (not to include his amazing blog). That he is not just a genius, but the best interviewer and storyteller going. And that he has not only truly trained the world's strongest athletes, but that he has distilled the most useful information from 15 of the foremost weight lifters, bodybuilders, psychologists and bodymaster nutritionists of the last half century into a form that can be used by anyone from overweight, exercise-adverse beginner to world champions in their sports.
From Olympic lifting to power lifting and bodybuilding, whether muscle gain or fat loss, from cooking to supplements, from changing exercise and eating habits to molding the psychology of a champion (whether one is even remotely interested in competition or not), Marty has covered it all. I only wish I had had a book like this when I was growing up and trying my best to get bigger and stronger. Marty has demonstrated, without question, that he is the current and undeniably best trainer of champions and ultimate guide to physical and mental transformation. This book not only provides the simplest instructions and cheapest financial and lifestyle requirements, it is absolutely the single best book ever written on being the best you can be physically and otherwise.
James E. Wright, Ph.D, former Director of Sports Science, U.S. Army Physical Fitness School; former Health and Science Editor, Flex Magazine --James E. Wright, Ph.D --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Three-time World Master Powerlifting Champion, Teenage National Olympic Lift Champion, Marty Gallagher coached Black's Gym to four National team titles and in 1991 coached the United States squad to victory at the World Powerlifting Championships.Marty's highly-acclaimed 230+ weekly Live Online columns for Washington Post.com created a legion of followers for his Purposefully Primitive Fitness philosophy. Over the last thirty years he has had over 1,000 articles appear in two dozen fitness publications.
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Not only are you getting to know some of the masters of iron and their methods.
Not only do you get a tour through a sizeable part of the history of strength sports.
You are very entertained during your trip.
I actually still read parts of this book for entertainment and not alot of books, especially not alot of training books, warrant that.
Gym mullets, geeks, lasses and rats rejoice! Because this is the closest thing we Iron heads get to a bible.
My only complaint lies with the writing itself. There are many points where two or three sentences from the end of one paragraph will be repeated in the next paragraph. At other times he'll repeat himself using slightly different wording, but adding no new information. I've also run into a few instances where sentences and concepts are brought up, in the middle of a paragraph that is about another concept, with no connection being made between the two concepts. The author presents himself as a fitness writer, and to have modeled his writing after efficient writers of past decades, but that doesn't come through in this particular book.
That being said, I'd still recommend this book to anyone looking to achieve greater fitness through free weights.
It's an easy read and has that "old-school" lifters mentality to it. It's not very scientific, meaning that it doesn't go into great detail as to WHY these methods and techniques work, but it more than makes up for it by telling you proven methods on HOW to get big and strong.
110% recommend this book to everyone.
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If you're willing to take the time to apply some of the knowledge you might just make the change you're looking for.
Les parties principales :
Présentation de plusieurs athlètes de haut niveau dans plusieurs sports de force (Bodybuilding avec Dorian Yates, Powerlifting avec Ed Coan ou Kirk Karwoski, Haltérophilie olympique avec Bob Bednarski ou Paul Anderson), leurs histoires, et la façon de s'entrainer de chacun.
Des discussions sur la partie mentale de l'exercice physique
Différentes formes de cardio, plus étoffées que "courir pendant des heures tel un lapin sur un tapis roulant".
Un passage sur la nutrition, avec deux stratégies détaillées.