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Sifu Share K. LewIn Honor of a Taoist Master

Sifu Share K. Lew

In this article, Peter Yates honors his former teacher and mentor, Grandmaster Share K. Lew. Sifu Lew, as he preferred to be called, was an expert instructor of meditation, qigong, the healing arts, and Kung Fu. Many say that Sifu Lew was among the best in the world at what he did, and many people who were fortunate enough to study under this grandmaster were positively transformed—physically, mentally, and spiritually. Sifu Lew passed away in 2012, but his legacy will forever leave a positive imprint on both humanity and on the martial arts. Read his story, and Sifu Lew likely will leave a positive imprint on your own life.


How Reg Park Built His Rugged Neck

Mr. Universe Reg Park showing his mighty chest, thick neck, and muscular abs

Make no mistake about, the neck is a true measure of one's strength. A rugged and powerful neck portrays physical vigor and might. In contrast, an underdeveloped neck portrays weakness and deficiency of muscular prowess. Try to imagine a champion wrestler with a skinny neck. Face it, you just can't. So, get ahead of the pack and read this revealing article. It details how Reg Park, one of the the greatest bodybuilders of all time, made his neck strong and muscular. Follow Park's lead, and you too can have a neck that commands respect.


John Grimek's Chest Training Secrets

John Grimek

Learn how John Grimek, a two-time Mr. America and one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, trained to add inches to his chest girth, establish super health and energy, and pack on pounds of new muscle over his entire frame. Apply the methods presented in this article, and you too can sport a more powerful chest, a stronger body, and increased vigor.


Chris Paul BostickAs I Knew Him

Chris Paul Bostick

Chris Paul Bostick, nicknamed ‘Sticks,’ was a friend, artist, iron athlete, and brilliant designer and builder of strength-building equipment. Tragically, he passed away on May 3, 2019 after a long illness. This article is a tribute to Sticks and a personal reflection upon of his unique and special personality.


Clarence HarrisonLegacy of a Strength Hero

Clarence Harrison

Despite a humble beginning, Clarence Harrison became an accomplished bodybuilder, a revered family man, and a “Million–Dollar” salesperson before passing away at the age of 83. This tribute article reflects on the life of Mr. Harrison, and it tells how he overcame great odds to rise to the top in his chosen endeavors. There are many important success lessons revealed in this one!


Close Encounters with Brooks Kubik

Brooks Kubik

Brooks Kubik is the author of Dinosaur Training and an accomplished attorney, wrestler, and drug-free powerlifting champion. This article reflects on my close encounters with Brooks and reveals my personal observations about this remarkable man. It is a story not only for muscle-building enthusiasts, but for anybody seeking to overcome difficulties and succeed in life.


Doug Hepburn and the One Arm PressHis Secret Weapon for Building Pressing Power

Doug Hepburn

In the early 1950s, Doug Hepburn was the King of strength, and perhaps nobody understood how to develop pressing power better than he did. One of his secret weapons for increasing his overhead lifting ability was the One Arm Press, and he used this exercise to help him set a new world record and win Olympic gold. This article details Hepburn's use of the One Arm Press, and it explains how you too can use this remarkable movement to “powerize” your entire body, pack your shoulders with new muscle, and push your press weight sky-high.