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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145057341X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450573412
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The content in this book is outstanding, and a great follow up to Body By Science.
Ursa Major
And it will certainly answer lots of questions that the main book unfortunately left unanswered.
Susanna Hutcheson
Body by science is a great synopsis of Arthur Jones writing about high intensity training.
Rick StaffordSr.

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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 18, 2010
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I was reluctant to buy this book at first. Many Q&A books just reiterate what the main book stated. I am glad that I purchased it but there are a few topics that I believe are very important that were barely touched upon. These may be the stumbling blocks that prevent many trainees from experimenting with High Intensity Training as espoused by Dr. Doug McGuff.

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.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Susanna Hutcheson TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 29, 2010
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I just finished my second reading of Body by Science and found even more to like and appreciate about it and seemed to gain more from it the second time. You can read my review if you like.

Here's what's in this new book . . .

Introduction
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.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By jay rhine on December 14, 2010
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body by science has changed my life! my wife and I have done swing and latin dancing for 19 years, now with workouts once every 9 days, less than six minutes, we are faster and have more stamina than ever. I now edit this review after several years to include the information on recovery is extremely important. Advanced people need more than 7 days of rest to get stronger. I started at 200 lbs in the Nautilus Nitro leg press 6 years ago. now I do the whole weight stack, 495lbs.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ursa Major on May 26, 2010
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The title says it all. The content in this book is outstanding, and a great follow up to Body By Science. Unfortunately, despite a table of contents that lists chapters by page number, there are no numbers on the pages themselves, which makes it hard to find individual topics (it's done in a FAQ format). I don't understand the oversight, especially for this kind of book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nestor A. Leal Perez on August 6, 2012
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I think Body by Science is one of the best books I've read about fitness. It explains what happens at a cellular level when you exercise. I decided to get this Q&A book because I still had many questions and thought here they would be answered. Many of them are answered which is good, many more questions that I didn't think about also are here which is also good, but many questions about body weight are not. I prefer body weight exercises instead of machines. I hope someday McDough and Little would release some more material about body weight. I keep my Convict Conditioning and Your are Your Own Gym close together with Body by Science.

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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