Iron Roots

Iron Roots

24 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
  • Dinosaur Training

    Episode 1

    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.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

    Episode 2

    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.

  • The Touch System

    Episode 3

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

  • Strength & Health Magazine

    Episode 4

    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.

  • Wrestling + Physical Conditioning

    Episode 5

    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 6

    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.

  • The Box Squat

    Episode 7

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

  • Dr. Ken
    13:44
    Episode 8

    Dr. Ken

    Episode 8

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

  • Görner The Mighty

    Episode 9

    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.

  • Zuver's Hall of Fame Gym

    Episode 10

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

  • 5x5 Program
    08:02
    Episode 11

    5x5 Program

    Episode 11

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

  • Mike Mentzer

    Episode 12

    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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  • Iron Roots - Ep. 13 - Anthony Ditillo: Muscular Bulk & Power!

    Episode 13

    Zach Even Esh dives into another classic book from Anthony Ditillo called Muscular Bulk + Power.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 14 - Super Squats: Gain 30 lbs of Muscle in 6 Weeks

    Episode 14

    Zach Even Esh dives into a book that claims you can put on 30lbs of muscle in 6 weeks doing this...

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 15 - Power Rack Training with Bill "Peanuts" West

    Episode 15

    Zach talks about one of his favorites, Bill "Peanuts" West and his Power Racking Training Technique.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 16 - The Original Keto Diet!

    Episode 16

    Zach takes you through an article written decades ago about what could be the original keto diet!

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 17 - A Conversation With Jan Dellinger (Pt. 1 of 7)

    Episode 17

    Zach sits down with Jan Dellinger, author of The Dellinger Files at historic York Barbell.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 18 - A Conversation With Jan Dellinger (Pt. 2 of 7)

    Episode 18

    Zach sits down with Jan Dellinger, author of The Dellinger Files at historic York Barbell.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 19 - A Conversation With Jan Dellinger (Pt. 3 of 7)

    Episode 19

    Zach sits down with Jan Dellinger, author of The Dellinger Files at historic York Barbell.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 20 - A Conversation With Jan Dellinger (Pt. 4 of 7)

    Episode 20

    Zach sits down with Jan Dellinger, author of The Dellinger Files at historic York Barbell.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 21 - A Conversation With Jan Dellinger (Pt. 5 of 7)

    Episode 21

    Zach sits down with Jan Dellinger, author of The Dellinger Files at historic York Barbell.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 22 - A Conversation With Jan Dellinger (Pt. 6 of 7)

    Episode 22

    Zach sits down with Jan Dellinger, author of The Dellinger Files at historic York Barbell.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 23 - A Conversation With Jan Dellinger (Pt. 7 of 7)

    Episode 23

    Zach sits down with Jan Dellinger, author of The Dellinger Files at historic York Barbell.

  • Iron Roots - Ep. 24 - A Tour of Historic York Barbell

    Episode 24

    Jan Dellinger takes Zach on a tour of the historic York Barbell Facility in Lancaster, PA.