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COAN The Man, The Myth, The Method, Chronicles the life of the greatest powerlifter of all-time, Ed Coan. Follow along as this book presents the personal life, competitive career, training philosophies, and some miscellaneous ramblings relevant to understand the mindset of this champion. This book will entertain you and challenge you to push yourself harder in your ...more
Kindle Edition, 427 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Gillingham High Performance
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Tom Carroll
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting read on one of the greatest - comes with instruction manual

Ed Coan is one of the greatest powerlifters ever and this book details why...in painstaking detail, event by event. Although the history of Coan's individual competitions gets long, this book includes the workout regimen Coan followed to achieve his incredible strength. This part is pure gold.
Daniel
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, fitness
Almost no one has ever been as good at what they do as Ed Coan was. Even the so-called all-time greats like Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali or Pele end up falling short. That's not to take anything away from their individual accomplishments, it's just to clarify how impossible it is to be that much better than everyone else at what you do. Roger Federer was arguably the most dominant player in the history of tennis and yet, there were players who did not fear him and who beat him with some ...more
Dachokie
COAN: The Monster

As a former powerlifter who competed in the 220 lb. class, I view Ed Coan as the Michael Jordon, Muhammed Ali or Dick Butkus of the sport his accomplishments were (are) simply astonishing. Considering that powerlifting doesnt get the glory of being an Olympic sport (like Olympic lifting) or the media attention of bodybuilding, a book about one of its more iconic athletes was hard for me to ignore. With COAN: THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE METHOD, Marty Gallagher provides an interesting
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Jamaal
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pure inspiration

I ready this book before my first powerlifting meet. It is a great investment full of valuable training wisdom, The G.O.A.T.'s subtle beginnings and rise to power. A must have for any strength enthusiast.
Craig Cecil
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great insights into the greatest powerlifter of all time. There are lessons here for even the average trainer.
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