Iron Roots

Iron Roots

12 Episodes

Join Zach Even-Esh for an energetic dive into the history of strength and conditioning and physical culture.

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Iron Roots
  • 5x5 Program

    Episode 1

    In this episode of Iron Roots, Zach unpacks the history of the 5x5 Method created by legendary bodybuilder Reg Park.

  • Zuver's Hall of Fame Gym

    Episode 2

    In this episode of Iron Roots, Zach discusses the notorious Power Lifters Paradise, otherwise known as Zuver’s Hall of Fame Gym.

  • Dr. Ken
    Episode 3

    Dr. Ken

    Episode 3

    In this episode of Iron Roots, Zach talks about strength training pioneer Dr. Ken Leistner.

  • The Touch System

    Episode 4

    Listen as Zach Even-Esh discusses the history and origins of the Touch Method used all over the world today.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

    Episode 5

    In this episode, host Zach Even-Esh discusses one of the most iconic books of physical culture that shaped and influenced the lives of millions - Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.

  • Strength & Health Magazine

    Episode 6

    Join Zach Even-Esh as he talks about the history of one of his favorite strength publications, Strength & Health Magazine. Zach discusses how it has evolved through the decades and how it still applies to today.

  • Görner The Mighty

    Episode 7

    On this episode of Iron Roots, Zach Even-Esh gives you a closer look at an early 20th century strongman and circus performer named Hermann Görner. Also known as Görner the Mighty, Görner was famous for wrestling with elephants and lifting over 300lbs above his head.

  • The Box Squat

    Episode 8

    In this episode of Iron Roots, Zach unpacks the history of the Box Squat created by legendary bodybuilder Bill "Peanuts" West.

  • Wrestling + Physical Conditioning

    Episode 9

    On this episode of Iron Roots, host Zach Even-Esh breaks down one of his favorite books, The Wrestling + Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia by John Jesse. Zach also issues a challenge to the listeners and offers up a giveaway for a free subscription to the PLAE.PRO app.

  • The Russian Lion

    Episode 10

    On this episode of Iron Roots, Zach Even-Esh shares the teachings of George Hackenschmidt, also know as The Russian Lion, and how he become a legend among wrestlers. His book, The Way To Live in Health + Physical Fitness is a must read for anyone in the Strength + Conditioning Industry.

  • Mike Mentzer

    Episode 11

    Zach Even-Esh brings the heat on this episode of the Iron Roots podcast focused around legendary bodybuilder, Mike Mentzer. Hear about how Mentzer elevated the industry to a new level and his philosophy behind bodybuilding.

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  • Dinosaur Training

    Episode 12

    Zach Even Esh will get you pumped to start some old school weight lifting and strength training as he talks about a book called Dinosaur Training.