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Your First Bodybuilding Competition: A Step-By-Step Bodybuilding Contest Training Guide That Shows You How To Prepare For Your First Show Paperback – January 12, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440499675
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440499678
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

I started working out back in 1990 at the age of 12 years old. That year I asked my parents if they would get me a weight set for Christmas so that I could workout and get big. I can still remember how excited I was Christmas morning when I woke up and saw this HUGE box under the Christmas tree. After ripping through all the fancy wrapping paper and colored bows there was a York 2001 home gym machine and a York barbell and dumbbell set. We set it up that very day and I did my first official weight training workout on Christmas day 1990. That's how I got my humble start with bodybuilding. From that point on I was hooked on bodybuilding and would workout daily with my little home gym. During high I entered my first Bodybuilding contest, The 1995 Newfoundland Provincials, I was 17 years old at the time. Since then I have competed almost every year in bodybuilding competitions. After high school I went on to do a computer studies program in College. This is where I got my interest in computers and the Internet. And in January of 1999 I created my website www.LeeHayward.com. From then on I've focused on improving it, adding more useful information, and making it better each year. Through my website I have had the opportunity to help literally thousands of aspiring bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world with their training and nutrition programs. And over the past 10+ years www.LeeHayward.com has become one of the most popular bodybuilding and fitness sites online averaging over 100,000 visitors each month.

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Definitely an easy read.
Jennifer
First of all, I found myself having a hard time reading this book because all I could focus on were how horrible the grammer and punctuation mistakes were.
Michael Norman
I can't think of a single good reason that any serious bodybuilder should buy this book.
Jack Marcus

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jack Marcus on March 8, 2010
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It's a tiny book with huge margins and a tremendous amount of white space. Basically, a chronicle of the author's route to competition; it's fair to say that if he followed his own advice, he had to have finished dead-last.

The first part of the book offers a vague overview of the bodybuilding competition process, such a pre-judging, compulsatory posing, etc. There are a number of poor quality pictures of the author in various poses.

The second part of the book offers a disjointed array concepts leading up to the actual competition. More grainy pictures of the author at various stages of cutting are shown.

Overall, this book is devoid of any real insight into the real world of bodybuilding contests. If you're looking for "silly little helpful hints" on tanning creams, posing shorts or hair removal, then this might be the book for you. But, if you're really interested in such things as intense cutting diets or pre-contest drug use (such as diuretics) then take your business elsewhere.

In other words, take your business elsewhere. I can't think of a single good reason that any serious bodybuilder should buy this book.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael Norman on June 21, 2009
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I have been doing bodybuilding for 4 years, and I have been a licensed personal trainer for over a year now. I have a fairly decent amount of knowledge about bodybuilding, but I just recently decided I wanted to do a competition. I bought this book hoping for some information I could really use to compete in my first competition. First of all, I found myself having a hard time reading this book because all I could focus on were how horrible the grammer and punctuation mistakes were. I'm not a English major in college, and I still noticed all of the errors. Run on sentences, fragments, and left out commas make a book hard to understand. Also, the information in the book is just too vague. I have learned much more detailed information from guys at the gym that have competed. Lastly, you can visit Lee Hayward's website and get almost all of the information in the book for free. That's what I would suggest to anyone thinking of purchasing this book. I'm not saying the book is garbage. It has some good stuff in it if you are just absolutely in left field when it comes to bodybuilding. I hope this review helps you out if you are considering this book.
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By Jennifer on April 10, 2014
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Great book!! Definitely recommend for new competitors!! Lots and lots of useful information that every competitor should know!! Definitely an easy read.
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By CamPj4 on May 31, 2013
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This book was what I expected and is a great resource. The pictures would have been better quality in color not black and white but for the price it is a decent and easy read
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