David Gentle's Collective Works

David Gentle, Author and HistorianDavid Gentle is an internationally acclaimed Author and Historian. He has written and co-authored several published books and over 2,000 articles published in the World Muscle Press on all subjects relating to physical culture or strength. 

In April, 2016 David Gentle compiled an exhaustive list of his published work.  He admitted that for a period of his life he discontinued documenting the articles he wrote, growing weary of seeing his name in print.  Despite this brief interlude the list captures the extraordinary contributions David Gentle made to Physical Culture throughout his lifetime.  Today David continues his prolific writing career as Sub-Editor of Britain's Health and Strength magazine. David Gentle Publications

David received the ‘Oscar Heidenstam Foundation Award’ and more recently was awarded the ‘John Grimek Life Time Achievement Award’ in recognition of his outstanding career.

Currently David is the Editor-in-Chief of this website and the Sub-Editor of HEALTH AND STRENGTH magazine, “The Oldest Established Physical Culture Journal in the World – Founded 1898.”    

We invite you to read David's fascinating memoirs entitled, "The Life and Times of David Gentle".  David has pursued his passion for Physical Culture throughout his lifetime.  His remarkable dedication and commitment led him to be become a prolific writer and recognized authority around the world. 

Special Acknowledgement to Chris "Sticks" Bostick, who illustrated many of David's articles found here.  Chris brought the articles to life with his extraordinary talent and  imagination. 


Classic Muscle Art by Alan Radly, Ph.D. and David Gentle

Developing Grip Strength by David Gentle and David Pirie Webster

Strand Pullers Superscrap Book by David Gentle

David Gentle
Illustration by Roy Adams



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