About Muscles of Iron
Rob Drucker is shown here working the leg-raise exercise at his home gym, circa 2012. Today, at 50 years of age, the founder of Muscles of Iron is working to develop High-Voltage Bodybuilding, a new and revolutionary system of strength training that is proving to be incredibly effective.
Muscles of Iron (MOI) is a website devoted to those who are looking for a better and more intelligent way to build strength, muscle, and power. I run this site with a single mission in mind - to provide you with truthful, practical, and helpful information for making progress in the gym. The focus here is on things that the average hard-working man or woman can benefit from, and under the ordinary stresses of life. Thus, I don't cover here the training routines of drug-built monsters or discuss the latest gym trends. If that is what you want to see, you've come to the wrong place.
But, if you are looking for something more intelligent and beneficial – something that really works for hard gainers and the genetically typical - then, you are at the right place. What I prescribe on this site isn't popular; it isn't flashy; and, it certainly isn't easy. But, if you are willing to open your mind to new ways of doing things, and if you are willing to work hard, what is presented at MOI likely can greatly improve your training progress.
Fundamentally, MOI is a hard-core training site, one that is designed to appeal to the most serious and intelligent seekers of strength. It is based entirely on drug-free training and with an understanding that most of us have busy lifestyles and must work hard to make ends meet. I don't earn a living writing about bodybuilding. Rather, I work 40 plus hours a week in a very demanding engineering job, and I'm a devoted family man. So you can bet that I won’t insult your intelligence with crazy training methods that have no practical applications in the real world you and I live in.
Now that you know the purpose of MOI and its mission, please let me tell you a bit about my background. Growing up in Valley Station, Kentucky, early on I was one of the smallest among my classmates at school. Tired of getting picked on because of my weakness and vulnerability, I turned to bodybuilding when I was about 13 years old. Soon after, I discovered Mike Mentzer, and I practiced his Heavy Duty training methods with such resolve I won the Teenage Mr. Kentuckiana (Kentucky and Southern Indiana) physique competition during my junior year in high school. Later, after my college years, I became a student of Brooks Kubik, and I became a big fan of Dinosaur Training.
Today, at 50 years of age, I continue to incorporate both Heavy-Duty and Dinosaur techniques into my workouts, and I remain an advocate of both training methods. However, encouraged by my two teachers, I have recently carved out my own path and ventured into a new frontier of strength training. The result has been the development of High-Voltage Bodybuilding, a new, unique, and very powerful system of muscle building. I am currently refining my High Voltage training method, and I look forward to presenting it on MOI in the near future.
Also in the works at MOI is a new series called Operation Home Gym Overhaul. This series will be for strength enthusiasts who want to make their own training equipment, mainly from wood and other common materials. I can tell you from personal experience that few things in body-building are as satisfying, helpful, or rewarding than making your own gym equipment. And, just wait until you see the goodies that you can make.
It is my firm belief that the development of mental power is as critical for building muscular size and strength as is the engagement of hard physical training. Thus, you will see scattered across MOI many posts and articles devoted to strengthening the mind, building an iron will, and establishing a winning attitude. I am particularly proud to say that few other sources can match MOI for depth of coverage allocated to the psychology of successful muscle building.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope to continue growing this important website with you.