by Al Myers
Are you like me and get NOTHING out of reading today’s muscle mags? Most of the information in them I don’t believe anyhow – usually an article about one of TODAY’S top bodybuilders and his “secret program”. Somehow I doubt this bodybuilder would actually tell his competition his “secret program” in a magazine thus giving his competition an edge over him. I also get tired of the rampant commercialism in these magazines about all the special supplements that a lifter should be taking. How healthy is taking handfuls of pills everyday if they are not medically needed? If you got rid of all the BS in these pump-up mags, they would be reduced to one page of useful information.
However, there are still some GREAT newsletters and magazines available for the hard core strength athlete. One of these is Dale Harder’s Strength and Speed Newsletter. This is a MUST READ for any lifter. Dale is an amazing strength historian and writer, and produces an information-packed Newsletter every two months. In it you find every page is interesting, and it contains no ads trying to sell you the latest nutritional gimmick. Dale has covered numerous All-Round Weightlifting Events and All-Round Lifters in the past in his Newsletter. Also, in his Newsletter you will find coverage of Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, Strongman Competitions, Highland Games and even interesting strength trivia. Dale loves statistics and it shows in his Newsletter. You often get rankings and comparisons of different strength feats. Plus, Dale has written several strength books that are a MUST BUY. I have always considered The Super Athletes by David Willoughby as the book that contains the greatest accumulation of strength history (which was published in 1970). Well, Dale Harder is the modern day David Willoughby and if you put all of his writings together in one publication it would surpass Willoughby’s book.
Take the time today to give yourself a Christmas Present and subscribe to Dale’s Strength and Speed Newsletter. Better yet – buy a couple of his books at the same time. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!