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This article is part of a series on physical fitness and physical culture that I’m working on. To see a convenient summary and listing of my previous articles, please click here.

The VRT system takes a similar approach to exercise that of John Peterson’s Transformetrics. But it adds a few wrinkles and comes from a somewhat different starting point.

John Peterson never involved himself in weight lifting, and his whole approach to fitness rests on the principles of bodyweight exercises, Charles Atlas’s dynamic tension, isometrics, and calisthenics, mixed in with a lot of other similar disciplines.

Peterson then reworks and repackages this into his own system that he calls Transformetrics.

Elsewhere on this site, I have reviewed what I consider to be Peterson’s best book, the well laid-out Pushing Yourself To Power. You can read that review by clicking here. This book is an expansion on Charles Atlas and has many parallels, but in my opinion, it is more accessible and is modernized.

Greg Mangan is the independent creator of the VRT Megapump system. He comes at his system from a background of body building and weight training, and his discovery of this system was very much his own.

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This article is part of a series on physical fitness and physical culture that I’m working on. To see a convenient summary and listing of my previous articles, please click here.

There’s a lot of junk science and  fancy marketing out there about losing weight, getting “fit,” and even getting “ripped.”

In my professional work, I edit many highly-technical medical documents, and I transcribe a lot of medical dictation for patient health care documentation. As a consequence, I am constantly looking up health-related terms and concepts. I also look up a lot of information on newer drugs, experimental therapies, and new surgical techniques not already in my rather extensive library. And as many patients take so-called “alternative” medications and herbs, the doctors want to document them, and they dictate them into the reports I transcribe, and I often have to look these up too. I also write on public health, medical-related, and exercise-related topics both here and elsewhere.

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This is part of a series of postings on fitness, health, and dieting. For a chronological list of these articles, please click here.

This book, “Pushing Yourself To Power,” (PYTP) is my favorite book on the subject of exercise and fitness. It is  well worth the investment, but only if you get it with the spiral binding. Stay away from the standard binding.

Oddly enough, the paper and the pictures are top quality, but the standard binding is terrible, and the book falls apart in no time.

However, the spiral binding is super and worth the extra five dollars.

This book is actually an updated and modernized version of the old Charles Atlas course. I remember seeing Charles Atlas ads in the comic books and boys magazines during the 1950s. Charles Atlas was the United States best known exercise and fitness figure in mid-20th-century United States.

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