Writers Circle - Title Index

My Training Diary

By John Prink

John shares with our readers his personal experience when he first began training in the early 70's as a young teenager, just 13 years of age and how his training evolved into a lifelong commitment.

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Is Bodybuilding a Dirty Word?

By Randy Roach

The author skillfully examines the topic of bodybuilding and how its evolution through the 20th century contributed to the birth and exponential growth of the fitness industry.

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My Personal Journey into Physical Culture

By Adam Stavast

Adam shares with us the positive impact exercise has had on his life and how it influenced his career choices and academic pursuits.  

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The Comeback  - Part Two

By Peter Yates

In this follow-up article, the author recovers from his injury and describes the training program he devised that enabled him to make an amazing comeback. 

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Training with Injury  - Part One

By Peter Yates

The Author thoughtfully explores this unique topic rarely featured in muscle-building magazines.  Peter Yates shares his experience involving a personal injury and how he transformed his workout routine to avoid a temporary training setback.  

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Pudgy Stockton, The Queen of Muscle Beach

By Peter Yates

 Enjoy this special tribute to Pudgy Stockton a pioneer in women's physical training.  Throughout her lifetime she demonstrated that "a weight trained woman could be strong, healthy, vibrant and attractive."

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Robert Ferber, A Remarkable Man

By Peter Yates

The Author pays respect to Robert Ferber, whose "life was a testament to the benefits of regular exercise, healthy eating and a positive frame of mind."  

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The Training of a Teenager

By Peter Yates

 The Author examines the role of physical fitness in the school system.   "I wrote this article several years ago detailing how I got my son started on weight training which was similar to the way he was initially trained. While the School District he was educated in had very good academic programs there was little emphasis on physical training unless you were playing some sport."

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Deafness of the Mind/Triumph of the Spirit

The Story of Kevin Fitzgerald by Peter Yates

The Author recounts the remarkable life of Kevin Fitzgerald and how his friendship with "Kev" has grown over the years. 

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Darwen Weightlifting Club

By Peter Yates

The Author recounts the fascinating history of Darwen Weightlifting Club in Lancashire, England and the profound effect the Club had on his life. 

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My Dad, My Hero

By Peter Yates

 The Author honours his Dad on Father's Day and the Anniversary of his Passing. 

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Lunch with a Legend (Dan Lurie)

By Peter Yates

  The Author recounts his memorable meeting with legend Dan Lurie.  Included is an in-depth look at Dan's remarkable career and contributions to physical culture. 

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A Tribute to W. J. (Bill) Hunt Oct. 1909-Dec. 1989

By Peter Yates

  Enjoy this wonderful tribute to Bill Hunt, "King of Arm Strength" who was deemed a local hero in the town where the author lived.

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Arnold Betts - A Lifetime of Physical Culture

By Peter Yates

 Enjoy this inspirational story about 82 year Arnold Betts, long-standing Maxaldist who remains in top physical condition. 

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Physical Culture in the World of Comics  

By Harry Hayfield

 This clever and creative work contains a hidden message.

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