Young men dream of power. It is an old dream, driven in boyhood by a relative lack of it and later by a belief in what it will confer in manhood. The dream often comes through images of masculine strength— heroically muscled athletes, forceful warriors, comic book superheroes, action figures in films and video games. The dream, at its core, is a dream of transformation—from short to tall, thin to thick, fat to lean, weak to strong. Since well before the time of Christ, a few people have known a secret which could en-flesh most of these dreams. That secret is progressive resistance exercise.