The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer: The Art, Science and Philosophy of a Bodybuilding Legend

The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer: The Art, Science and Philosophy of a Bodybuilding Legend

by Joanne Sharkey, John R. Little


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The last word on how to build a better body—from the late, great Mike Mentzer

With his revolutionary "Heavy Duty" system, Mike Mentzer changed the way bodybuilders train, showing them that "less is more" when it comes to making great gains. In The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer, you will discover Mike's most advanced training techniques and philosophies—previously known only to his inner circle and personal clients.

Drawing upon never-before-released materials, his longtime colleague John Little reveals Mentzer's most powerful lessons and workout plans, including:

  • The importance of working to failure
  • Techniques for pushing past mental and physical plateaus
  • How overtraining impedes progress
  • A complete advanced "Heavy Duty" training system

The workout that worked "like magic" for Mr. Universe himself More than an instruction manual, this thorough compendium brings together a lifetime of insights, training truths, and personal philosophies from one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071452939
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2005
Edition description: List
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 601,902
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Little, longtime friend of Mike Mentzer, is the author of more than twenty-five books on bodybuilding, martial arts, history, and philosophy. His books have sold in excess of 600,000 copies and are now published in several languages.

Joanne Sharkey was Mike's closest friend and business manager. As the CEO of Mentzer-Sharkey Enterprises, Inc., she continues at the helm of the Mentzer legacy and operates Mentzer's official Website at

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very informative book . Provides differnt way of training
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'nuts and bolts' of ADVANCED HEAVY DUTY APPLIED 'MENTZERMATICS' is richly put forth in this well-written sequel to Iron Mike Mentzer's last book HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING THE MIKE MENTZER WAY. 'The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer.....' provides useful and inspiring insights and protocols for implementation of Advanced 'Mentzermatics' for advanced bodybuilders and strength atheletes. Clearly John Little. in conjunction with Joanne Sharkey, have set forth a classic that will endure as long and as strong as Heavy Duty[and Iron Mike] itself.......