Learn sound nutritional and training practices for maximizing your muscular potential, before the steroid era. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in my 16 years of competitive bodybuilding are revealed right before my eyes and were practiced well before i was alive. This book is a must read for the Natural Bodybuilder. I believe this […]
After many years of extensive research and hundreds of interviews, Vol. II of ‘Muscle, Smoke, & Mirrors’ picks up where Vol. I left off. As usual, Randy has outdone himself with the depth and quality of his work. I especially liked the sections of the book that covered Arthur Jones, Nautilus, the improvement of machines, […]
Roach has full command of his subject matter, loves it, and brings the world I’ve tried to live in for decades to life. – John Koenig Writer/Editor www.rxmuscle.com Read more of John’s review here.
Randy Roach has written a remarkable book that provides a new dimension to our understanding of the history of physical culture by focusing on nutrition. Though it sprang to life outside of normal academic channels, Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors exhibits some of the most important qualities of scholarship – extensive research, comprehensive coverage, ample contextualization, […]
Randy, what a complete job you’ve done, it is extremely impressive. Needless to say, those of us who have been in the game for a very long time recognize its authenticity, accuracy, and just how painstaking the work had to be in order to put together a published work that is so in-depth and complete. […]
Into the world of bodybuilding writing and thinking enters the heaviest of heavyweights, Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors by Randy Roach. The book itself is hefty enough, though its gravity comes not from its size or the number of pages, but from the quality of its content, the mastery of its author’s insight. All at once, […]
Randy has written a masterpiece on the history that covers the dawning of physical culture right through to bodybuilding in the 1960’s. He has meticulously covered so many subjects that interconnect so well from the scientific nutritionists who stumble across tribes and cultures of people who have the keys to health, strength and longevity to […]
With “Muscle, Smoke, & Mirrors” Randy Roach has written the defining book on Nutrition, Strength, and Muscle Building History. This Book will stand the test of time and will stand by itself as the Book to have. Can’t wait for Volume Two. – Jim Bryan, Strength trainer and writer http://mysite.verizon.net/resyk1dx/