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CrossCore HardCore

Revolutionary Resistance: How to Build Maximum Muscle and Extreme Strength Without Weights, Machines or Gyms

Marty Gallagher, Chris Hardy, Dr.


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CrossCore® Hardcore makes a compelling case that the small, light and very portable CrossCore® training device can build the same kind of strength and muscle normally associated with barbells and dumbbells.

The CrossCore® is a “gym-in-a-bag” that can meet the strength building requirements of the most demanding of athletes—while catering equally well to the dedicated fitness buff who seeks a fast, convenient and effective way to get as strong as they want.

CrossCore® Hardcore attacks every body part with a carefully-planned set of progressions that replicate traditional exercises like the bench press, the deadlift and the squat—but without the need for heavy weights or a gym.

CrossCore® Hardcore’s lead author Marty Gallagher originally developed these protocols at the request of US Tier One Spec Ops—who sought a portable training device that could still provide a powerful workout in the most challenging of locations.

After Gallagher’s protocols proved to exceed all expectations with his Special Forces trainees, he turned his attention to several world-champion powerlifters—who were equally impressed by the results they achieved with the CrossCore®.

The CrossCore® Hardcore program has been acclaimed by a wide range of experts, from leading physical therapists to the most experienced of NBA strength and conditioning coaches.

Marty Gallagher, with the help of his co-author Dr. Chris Hardy and with Michael Krivka, has distilled his fifty years of world-champion-level strength achievements and coaching experience into a unique program that can help anybody achieve higher levels of fitness in minimum time with maximum efficiency.

Dragon Door Publications, 9781942812050, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2016

About the Author

Three-time World Master Powerlifting Champion, Teenage National Olympic Lift Champion, Marty Gallagher coached Black's Gym to four National team titles and in 1991 coached the United States squad to victory at the World Powerlifting Championships.Marty's highly-acclaimed 230+ weekly Live Online columns for Washington created a legion of followers for his Purposefully Primitive Fitness philosophy. Over the last thirty years he has had over 1,000 articles appear in two dozen fitness publications.

The author of Strong Medicine, Dr. Chris Hardy is emerging as a leader in public health, merging his expertise in nutrition, strength and conditioning, and in clinical and preventive medicine into a comprehensive approach to treat chronic disease. Dr. Hardy has a diverse background, including 13 years active military service in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He is a previous graduate of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Underwater Construction Basic Course, going on to serve as a military deep sea diver. Chris lives in Everett Washington and is passionate about guitars, mountain biking, and health and wellness. He is still active as a trainer and gives nutrition lectures around the local community. He is married to his talented wife Carrie, a former biochemist and current student in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. His daughter Anna is a graduate student in Geophysics at Virginia Tech University.