- Paperback: 260 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (May 16, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 145057341X
- ISBN-13: 978-1450573412
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In both Body by Science and this volume, the subject of free weights is glossed over but the advice is not practical. Arthur Jones covered free weight training extensively in his "Nautilus Training Principles - Bulletins 1 and 2". Most of the routines in the Nautilus Bulletins deal mainly with free weights. The free weight exercises presented in "Body by Science" are dangerous and not a very good alternative to Machines. The bent over row and squat as depicted in BBS are two examples. More information is given in the current book but it seems that there is no middle ground. It's either machines like Hammer Strength or a clumsy Barbell.
There are some medium tech options which form a "middle way". A few pieces of equipment have allowed me to discontinue my gym membership as it was hard to concentrate with the loud music, posers and multi-set hogs that stake their claim on the leg press while simultaneously texting.
A high quality dip and chin station is not expensive and provides intense inroad to both pushing and pulling muscles of the upper body. Both of these movements have been labeled "The Upper Body Squat". I would stay away from the cheap models as they are usually not stable. It is hard to concentrate while your equipment is swaying.
The next accessory would be the Hip Belt for Hip Belt Squats, Calf Raises and for adding weight on dips and chins.Read more ›
Here's what's in this new book . . .
Part One: Health and Fitness
Part Two: Bodybuilding
Part Three: Special Needs
Part Four: Training
Part Five: Nutrition
Part Six: Athletics
Part Seven: Safety
I was disappointed to discover there was no index. This is something of real value in a book of this type. It helps the reader quickly find what he wants.
I also would have liked the book published for the Kindle. I won't take any stars away because of either of those things but I do find both regrettable omissions.
There are lots of great questions and very complete answers. For example:
QUESTION: What is wrong with supplementing our diet with large amounts of protein? After all, when you workout with weights your goal is to build muscle and protein is part of muscle.
ANSWER: Excessive protein intake will cause one's urine to change color (the nitrogen makes urine a darker shade of yellow) and also increase urination frequency. This results in a rate of fluid loss that can induce a state of dehydration, which has the capacity to significantly impede performance, as well as place an inordinate strain on one's kidneys. According to a report in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition:
'There can be a four to fivefold increase in urine volume in some individuals consuming excessive protein intakes (greater than 2.0 g per 2.2 lb body weight)"
There is another full page backing up this data. I found this quite interesting.Read more ›
Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic book. 200+ pages of more explanations on the hows and whys of Body by Science. I would have given it 5 stars if they had it released for kindle. It's been over 2 years since I haven't bought a physical book. I am used now to the ebooks and their advantages of highlighting, bookmarks, notes and ability to carry many books in one single device and/or sync it with multiple devices.
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One of the greatest and informative books I have read on the subject of Fitness Training, in particular High Intensity Strength Training (HIT)Published 6 months ago by William M.
This book is a great companion to the excellent: "Body By Science" from the same authors. Concise and informative. I wish there was an index, but, hey, it's all in there. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mudfish
I've been doing McGuff's workout for about six weeks and I'm very pleased with the results! It's amazing how such a short workout leaves me feeling amazing and I'm tracking how my... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andy Souter