THE Complete Keys to Progress has 69 ratings and 11 reviews. Nebogipfel said: McCallum’s texts are always entertaining to read. There is some useful info. Need to bulk up or trim down? Want to combine lifting and running? It’s all here in the complete anthology of John McCallum’s classic series, “Keys to Progress,”. Back when Jimi Hendrix and the Doors were playing concerts, John McCallum’s “ Keys to Progress” series helped pack more muscle on more people than all.

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Books by John McCallum. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. What did a typical workout look like for three-time Mr. As a matter of fact, I occasionally use some of the same routines from that series today, some 40 years later! Nonetheless, there were some huge problems with the book. Incline dumbbell probress – 10 Lat pulldowns – 12 Side bends – 30 Triceps pressdowns – 10 Lateral raises – 12 5 Giant Sets: Jan 11, Derek rated it it was amazing.

His programs for sets and reps, such as they were, were generally correct though this ultimately differs from lifter to lifter. If not how would you program it?

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There are some pretty predictable reasons why this may be and McCallum examines them in detail on pages Looking keyx widen out? Funny how basic, sensible, result producing training information never goes out of style. How long should your workouts last? I could only read short sections at a time because it was so bad.


Fauntail Jabuti rated it it was amazing Jul 06, His stories keep you interested, keep you jeys, and keep you coming back for “just one more”. However, I found his programs to be at odds with the need for brevity that is essential to success as an average strength trainee.

Mccaloum 24, Craig Cecil rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is correct that one doesn’t need to spend hours in the gym five days a week to get good results. McCallum’s texts are always entertaining to read.

Oct 07, Nebogipfel rated it liked it Shelves: I am not judging the book because it is simply a collection of magazine articles.

The Complete Keys to Progress

Scott Bromeisl rated it it was amazing Apr 20, There is some useful information here, but a lot of it seems like exageration. It’s a “get in there and bust your butt” kind of training book.

He covered all the important topics keep reading to see what they were all about. An excellent book on how to get really strong. The old gym owner would constantly preach the value of basic exercises, heavy leg work, along with a sensible diet.


THE Complete Keys to Progress by John McCallum

A glimpse into how the champions of old trained. Travis Ward rated it liked it Nov 15, Chris McClinch rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Commom sense weightlifting advice that never goes out of style – hard work, profress, lots of protein and more hard work brings success.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Apr 14, John rated it really liked it. These are classic pre-steroid era routines, mostly full body, aimed at natural bodybuilders. Marvin Wheeler St Augustine, Florida. McCallum also visited and corresponded with many of the most famous weight men of the time in order to find out the real scoop about how they trained.

I read some of them for the training information, some of them for the inspirational photos, some for the advertising of various products and some for just plain entertainment.

Hey, it ain’t perfect, but it’s an entertaining read and you could in fact, you WILL get a lot worse lifting advice elsewhere.