With this updated Encyclopedia (it was originally published in 1985), Schwarzenegger wraps his huge arms around the entire sport. He hits the history of bodybuilding, the champions (he's quite generous in his praise of predecessors, contemporaries, and successors alike), the training systems. Some of the information is more bodybuilding lore than science; for example, exercises are said to "expand the rib cage" or develop the "inner" or "outer" chest, all physiological impossibilities. But they're still good exercises, and the book includes every movement imaginable for every muscle group.
If you love the sport of bodybuilding, you'll want this book in your library, if for no other reason than to feast your eyes on the hundreds of photos of the best physiques in the history of the sport. And, in a pinch, the 800-page encyclopedia can fill in nicely for a missing dumbbell. --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I bought this BIBLE on the recommendation from a friend and think it is the most comprehensive book out there on weightlifting and exercises. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Matthew Smylie
The book is definately a little dated, but some of the workouts are still as effective today. I used this along with the muscle and fitness notebook, it really helped get an... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Sp
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