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Biology for Bodybuilders: One of the world's most successful drug-free bodybuilders shares his training secrets and explains the key scientific concepts that will help you get healthier and stronger. Paperback – April 20, 2011

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Doug Miller graduated valedictorian from Penn State’s Honors Program with a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology (and economics). He is one of the most successful natural bodybuilders in the United States. One year after graduating from college he entered his first bodybuilding contest and won the overall novice division. Fourteen months later, in his second contest, he won the overall open division and qualified for professional status. In 2009 he won the Yorton Cup international championship. He and his wife, Stephanie, a professional figure competitor, compete in the International Fitness & Physique Association. They own and operate several businesses in the health and fitness industry, including Core Nutritionals—a line of high quality sports nutrition supplements—a personal training business, and a supplement store in Arlington, VA (Arlington Nutrition Corner). Glenn Ellmers has been publishing research papers, policy analyses, and commentary for more than 20 years. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He has served as principal speechwriter for two cabinet secretaries and the chairman of a federal regulatory agency. He has competed in powerlifting, judged and expedited bodybuilding contests, and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the Poliquin International Certification Program. Kevin Fontaine, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research has been funded by both the federal government and private foundations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Arthritis Foundation, and the American College of Rheumatology. He is also the author of over 90 scientific papers and book chapters. He has appeared on national radio shows and is a frequent contributor to the print media for his expertise on health behavior, fibromyalgia, and obesity.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456565354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456565350
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #889,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D N on January 25, 2012
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If you have never been on the internet and have never been inside a gym, you may find some value in this thin-as-a-pack-of-baseball-cards book. Otherwise, you will wonder, as I did, what the fastest way to return this book to Amazon is.

Doug Miller is actually a very smart guy, very introspective, in the vein of Layne Norton and the other academically oriented bodybuilders in the sport today. I only bought this book because of some great, in-depth interviews I'd read online; see a few of the links below. Unfortunately, this book essentially rehashes what's in these interviews (freely available), even using the exact same pictures of Doug, and then throws in a few (poorly organized) chapters on muscle physiology (which are themselves inferior to the parallel articles on Wikipedia). A lot of this feels like filler material in an attempt to get the book over 99 pages, which it does, but just barely.

I'm disappointed. I read the table of contents online before I bought the book, as well as a few sample pages, but I suppose I was expecting more depth, or at least a new angle. What I have feels like a sloppily arranged high school project. At least Amazon has a great return policy, but it's still a hassle to have to repack the book, write this review, etc.

I think Doug has the talent (both intellectual and physical) to write a great book that will stand among the Mark Rippetoes and the Marty Gallaghers and the Stuart McRoberts. But this isn't it.

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By dissappointed... on December 1, 2011
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I had actually corresponded with Doug through e-mails in which he shamelessly plugged his book. I bought into the hype thinking maybe this could be the key that I'd been seeking. WRONG! This is a horrible book. If I wanted a lesson in anatomy, I'd pick up an Anatomy and Physiology book. I thought I was getting a chance to learn insight into how to manipulate the body and its mechanisms. Maybe even a little more about diet. But, alas... nothing that I didn't already know. Also, he must have had a 5th grader edit the book. There were quite a large number of grammatical errors that made it difficult to read at times.
Doug as a champion bodybuilder = AwEsOmE! Doug as an author = Don't quit his day job. Hope this helps.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ned Kock on May 16, 2011
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Doug Miller is one of the most successful natural bodybuilders in the U.S.A. today. So is his wife. He is also a manager at an economics consulting firm and an entrepreneur. As if these were not enough, now he can add book author to his list of accomplishments.

Biology for Bodybuilders is written in the first person by Doug, which is one of the appealing aspects of the book. This also allows Doug to say that his co-authors disagree with him sometimes, even as he outlines what works for him. Both Glenn and Kevin are described as following Paleolithic dieting approaches. Doug follows a more old school bodybuilding approach to dieting - e.g., he eats grains, and has multiple balanced meals everyday.

This relaxed approach to team writing neutralizes criticism from those who do not agree with Doug, at least to a certain extent. Maybe it was done on purpose; a smart idea. For example, I do not agree with everything Doug says in the book, but neither do Doug's co-authors, by his own admission. Still, one thing we all have to agree with - from a competitive sports perspective, no one can question success.

At less than 120 pages, the book is certainly not encyclopedic, but it is quite packed with details about human physiology and metabolism for a book of this size. The scientific details are delivered in a direct and simple manner, through what I would describe as very good writing.

Doug has interesting ideas on how to push his limits as a bodybuilder. For example, he likes to train for muscle hypertrophy at around 20-30 lbs above his contest weight. Also, he likes to exercise at high repetition ranges, which many believe is not optimal for muscle growth. He does that even for mass building exercises, such as the deadlift.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Domme on July 3, 2011
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This is excellent book that clearly explains the science of building muscle. He tackles some very complex physiological processes, yet, they are put forth in a very understandable and interesting manner. Nutrition, set and rep schemes, recovery, and all other pertinent training information are discussed that will help the natural bodybuilder get the most from his/her training. I highly recommend this book as Doug is a top natural competitor who has the education and real world experience to back up his writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 3, 2011
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It was refreshing to read tips from a bodybuilder who isnt pedaling a program and corresponding supplements like Max OT and AST sports science. There are no gimmicks here. The authors do a great job of explaining the science behind the nutrition and training involved in the sport of bodybuilding. And the authors do an even better job of tieing the science into different dieting and training scenarios. With all of the new training programs, supplements, and nutrition tips coming out these days, I sometimes get confused and question the basic principles I have trained with for years. This book really helped me put it all back in perspective. Great book!
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