Brother Iron, Sister Steel

A Bodybuilder's Book

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Brother Iron, Sister Steel

From the back cover:

Brother Iron, Sister Steel is a private journey into bodybuilding as only Dave Draper, former Mr. America, Mr. Universe and Mr. World, can tell it. Training techniques, exercise descriptions and nutritional strategies form the book's foundation, but what glues this book together are Dave's personal experiences and insights, humor and candidness, all of which speak to the heart and soul. The delight in the iron work, the play of the steel and the redefined motivation will have you striving forward to reach your fitness and training goals.

Further your iron journey—or take your first steps—as you find yourself caught up in the style and rhythm that are Draper's alone. You'll see the lessons of Brother Iron, Sister Steel hit home as your training enthusiasm abounds. In your next match with the weights you'll see the work of your muscles with new clarity under the guidance of Dave's insight.

Table of Contents:

Brother Iron, Sister Steel is a saga about you and me, lifting weights and building muscle. The plot is as simple as ABC and 1-2-3, although I never found anything particularly simple about the alphabet or mathematics. To contribute to the book’s simplicity I offer in less than a hundred words an outline of the subject matter contained and its sequence. It goes like this:

1 — The Soap Opera

2 — Keys and Guideposts

3 — Train with Style

4 — Mighty Warriors

5 — Push that Iron

6 — Lift that Steel

7 — Exercise X-rays

8 — Nutrition Rules

9 — Overcoming

10 — Memories are the Stuff

11 — Rare Old Magazine Covers

12 — Stoking the Training Fire

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A Note from Dave:

The ten years behind the counter and on the floor of my gym in California have signaled to me that everyone must exercise and eat right if he or she hopes to live a sound and fulfilling life. Too few do and far too many lives are in a shambles because of it. As conscientious gym owner, I am in a prime position to help the ailing, negligent and uneducated masses. And, certainly others and I do.

Brother Iron, Sister Steel was written to engage that edge of the population who dare to walk in the gym only to walk out because purpose and desire were missed. It was written as well for the tentative trainee who wanders the floor with desire, yet remain is without a clue. The intermediates who love the pump and burn and want to dig in deeper will, undoubtedly, identify with the facts, tales, fascinations and frustrations of muscle building as visited by an old timer... still and always one of the boys. The young and the hardcore... about them I cannot be sure, only that in the years to come, should they endure, they will appreciate the content and philosophy and, perhaps, wish they had referenced it sooner.

Are you confused and have a question about your training? If there is an answer, chances are the answer is here. Be strong.

Dave Draper

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