John Christy was a professional athlete, strength coach, writer, husband and father. He was a mentor, motivator, and mad scientist, experimenting on himself with nearly every method, technique, and training philosophy in the known world. He lived for authenticity, stomping out fluff and phoniness and digging for the truth. Thankfully, John lived long enough to author a vast body of wisdom on muscle building, dedication, and proven scientific approaches to gaining size and strength. Within these pages you will find the real deal—the singular legacy of a man who lived and died by the barbell.