- Paperback: 736 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (March 15, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671633813
- ISBN-13: 978-0671633813
- Product Dimensions: 2 x 8.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding Paperback – March 15, 1987
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The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding is the largest tome of bodybuilding information found in any publication, finishing up at around 800 pages with approximately 1000 pictures and weighing in at a whopping 5.8lbs, making it the only book that gives you a workout while reading it. Arnold divides his massive manuscript into a number of sections, starting with the history of bodybuilding, competitions, the gym experience and training techniques (the core exercises) before rounding up with various poses and additional information on bodybuilding supplements and diets. Arnold advocates trying to find pictures of a bodybuilder who fits your size and figure and then aiming to replicate their results. Arnold himself used Reg Park as a model for his first teenage foray in the gym while in subsequent years built each body part up using different bodybuilding models to achieve his own unique juggernaut definition. This is but a tiny fraction of the kind of good quality recommendations that the Encyclopedia comes up with. Bodybuilders (bbs) everywhere refer to the `encyclopedia' for its awesome display of photographs of superhuman bbs throughout the ages. There is no lack of snaps that detail the human anatomy. You will likely run through the book many times to find that muscle group or separation that you missed the first time. It is startling how much anatomy you need to get around before you can understand what impact each exercise has on the developing muscle. This is a fully fledged subject that will have your attention for years to come and there is no better place than to start here.Read more ›
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fantastic book, Arnold was the Master Blaster in his day...Cant beat the price at $2.00...Fast shipping, very satisfiedPublished 1 month ago by Ron Coe
This is my go to source for knowledge and inspiration. The new one is great but this edition is far better as the era is preferable to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BAAL
Even better than expecting! This really does cover EVERYTHING! Perfect if you need tips for working out at home and what to do when and how to do it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great copy of the book but JEEZURS it took the seller forever to send!!!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I remember buying this item like 10 years ago and it's still on my amazon list. Item is kind of a historic relic. Everyone references this book as a body builder... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer