The History of Physical Culture The History of Physical Culture

Open Access Library

Discover what's new in our Free Open-Access Library!  Explore our HUGE repository of archives representing PC History.


Special Features

BlazerDon't miss the "Galaxy of Greats" by Gino Edwards, AKA Johnny Fitness.  Check out the latest PC news or explore its history through articles, vintage photos, posters, ads, videos and much more!  


Latest Installment

Muscle War Era

Above photo features the line-up of contestants at the controversial Mr. Universe Contest held at Virginia Beach June 9 & 10, 1956.  The Muscle Wars series illustrates the on-going feud that took place between muscle promoters during this remarkable era of PC history   View   

Weight Training

weight trainEnjoy a variety of weight training Ebooks and training tips written by David Gentle and other  strength experts.


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Rare Iron Men Photos

The History of Physical Culture

Our Open-Access Library was established to help preserve the History of Physical Culture and to serve as an educational resource for physical culturists, researchers, academia and PC followers. This vast Library contains original works of David Gentle, Author & Historian and Ron Tyrrell along with  historical reproductions of articles, books, training courses, rare photos and illustrations.   Check "Latest Installment" for exciting new arrivals or browse the Author's index.  New installments are added regularly. 


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