Armchair Experts



For more information on Olympic-style weightlifting, weight training, lifter profiles, and competition reports, visit our Weightlifting Resource Pages.

Jim Schmitz’s gold-medal articles on weightlifting and weight training are regularly featured in MILO: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes.

Take advantage of what Jim Schmitz, absolutely one of the best American coaches in the sport, can teach you in his Olympic-style Weightlifting for the Beginner & Intermediate Weightlifters Manual and DVD

Captains of Crush: The Gold Standard of Grippers.  MILO: This 4-time Olympian is going London for number 5.  Weightlifting, strongman, stone lifting, grip, Highland Games.  Training, people, photos.IronMind Strong-Enough Lifting Straps - the official lifting straps of the World's Strongest Man contest



Inspiration from IronMind's man of pen and stone, Steve "Inver Stone" Jeck

Co-author Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter

Armchair Experts

“How empty is theory in the presence of fact.”—Mark Twain 

I've always loved school, learning and books.  Try as you might, you'll never accuse me of being an enemy of Academia.  And yet, I never cease to marvel at the perils of climbing the Ivory Tower.  Confronted with the "publish or perish" dilemma, the "experts" in every field are forced to devise "new and improved" techniques, strategies and protocols every two years.  Before you jump into the next workout of the week, make sure the "mastermind" behind it has actually lifted something heavier than a grant proposal! 


Editor's Note:  Steve Jeck’s books, Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter; and videos, Kviahellan DVD, Jeck on Stonelifting video, and Classic Jeck: The First Works CD, are available in our on-line store.

Looking for top-drawer training combined with a healthy dose of inspiration, including one-of-a-kind essays by Steve Jeck? MILO: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes is for you.

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