Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning (Zach Even-Esh)

Fantastic book.

Fantastic.

I've long been a fan of Zach's approach to training (for a bit of an overview, check out Gymchat 217), and a brief conversation yesterday got me re-reading this one.

The title gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect, as do the comments over on Dragon Door :


"From the minute I began reading I was completely captivated. The mixture of life lessons along with powerful workout information is what makes this book truly phenomenal and one that belongs on any strength enthusiast's book shelf." -- AJ Roberts

Zach Even-Esh's 'Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning'.



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