In an effort to provoke a little conversation around here I'm going to post up a few old John McCallum articles.
He was a writer for Strength and Health back in the 60s and his no nonsense approach apparently put a lot of muscle on a lot of young men. He's also the best writer in the field that I've encountered. He normally communicated his training lessons through stories and they are often entertaining. These articles are collected in a book called Keys to Power which I bought earlier this year and which motivated me into starting training again, so if you like the articles, go buy the book - it presents a complete course of development for the beginning lifter.
I don't know much else about the man, but in his articles he mentions that he worked for the police and used to be in the Navy, before running a gym business. He seems to have met every lifter of the day, states he squats over 500 and bulked to 300 before trimming down to 240.
His approach may seem a bit old-fashioned, so if you disagree with him, point out why! Let's talk about what might have changed since his day and what modifications could be made. The first one I'm posting up is Power Training. He didn't advocate this all the time, but it's a slightly unusual one to start with, so I'm hoping for some response.