Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors

The rise and fall of what was truly once an extraordinary discipline associated with a term known as "Physical Culture".


This looks great.

Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors is the Randy Roach book that Adam talked about in Gymchat 205. As I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive, a quick piece from the Amazon page will help explain what it's all about :

"Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors" is the rise and fall of what was truly once an extraordinary discipline associated with a term known as "Physical Culture". Experience what bodybuilding was originally and learn just exactly what "Physical Culture" really is.

Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors. Fantastic.


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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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