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“This website is like the great LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA for discovering how to build a strong powerful physique. When that library was destroyed at the end of the Roman Empire the world was plunged into a thousand years of darkness. Because of that lost knowledge everything had to be relearned.

The information in this Library has a proven track record by some of the strongest men to walk this earth. Fortunately this knowledge has been preserved and is available here. Why spend a lifetime trying to relearn what it takes to become truly powerful without supplements or confused contradictory training methods and gimmicks. Whatever your struggling with in your training or any question you have, the solution can be found here; because many people before you have also struggled with those very same issues. I have found that a lot of the information here is personally tailored to my own needs almost as if it was written by a personal trainer. And the same will be true for you…This is the most comprehensive body of knowledge on real life, in the trench training you can find. I highly recommend you find out for yourself. ”

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-Peter Y.

“The HOPC Is just what it states on the label. The History of Physical Culture. I believe it is the most complete history of this subject on the internet. If all the material on the site was put into print, the cost of the volumes would be beyond most people’s pockets. The HOPC believes that all this information should be available and affordable to everyone, and at $19.95 I believe it is. From Apollon to Zass, The A to Z of physical culture is within its pages. It will make a great inexpensive gift for someone.”-

Gil Waldron.

“Years ago I took the advise of a good friend who is also a fellow member of HOPC . How many other websites are a creative outlet for participation rather then just something to gawk at . Significant contributions from the forum members create new training possibilities for fellow members . There is also the opportunity to rub elbows and share information with some of the true giants of the physical culture game such as David Gentle and Gil Waldron .Of course the wonderful Diane Robert is there to keep us in line and provide a monumental site for all to enjoy . I encourage all serious seekers of health and strength to join the site and library .HOPC continues to produce (not just reproduce)!!!”

Chris “Sticks” Bostick

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