The first guy that got me into training seriously and intelligently was Stuart McRobert. Reading Brawn for the first time blew my mind. Any book that talks about lifting iron yet had no pictures has to have pretty damn awesome content and Stuart delivered on that.
I also worked with a former heptathlete who turned me onto the works of DeFranco and Poliquin. That’s how I found this place. That guy pretty much showed me the light with regards to training.
Nowadays I tend to let the writings of DeFranco, Tate, Wendler and Cosgrove influence my training.
Which strength coach to you consider to be your ‘guru’?