The History of Physical Culture The History of Physical Culture

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Home Training

David Gentle's Personal Home Training CourseDavid Gentle's Personal Home Training Course     
Step-by-step instruction with fully illustrated exercises to help you succeed. Three one-month schedules to build a solid muscular foundation. Included online support to respond to all your training questions. See Peter Yates' review of David's course inside...

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Weight Training

weight trainEnjoy a variety of weight training Ebooks and training tips written by David Gentle and other  strength experts.  Also don't miss the "The Abbreviated Workout" by Ron Tyrrell.

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The History of Physical Culture

Our free Open-Access Library was established to help preserve the History of Physical Culture and to serve as an educational resource for physical culturists, researchers, academia and readers in general. Our vast Library contains historical reproductions of articles, books, training courses, rare photos and illustrations along with the original work of well known authors including David Gentle, internationally acclaimed Author & Historian. Check "Latest Installment" for exciting new arrivals or browse the Author's index.  New installments are added regularly. 


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