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Good bodybuilding book for women
on May 31, 2003
I came across this book at a used book store and love it. It is one of the best pure women bodybuilding books for females available.
And who is more qualified than the greatest bodybuilder of all time?
I understand that Arnold used to run a gym in Germany back in the 60's and he was one of the first to promote bodybuilding for women to develop a shapely figure.
Some people think you will build big bulgy muscles like a man, as Arnold explains, that is not possible since women have different hormones than men and are not likely to train with the intensity of a male competitive bodybuilder; 6-7 days a week, twice a day plus three to four days of running 3 miles per day and a spartan diet.
For me, I found Arnold was right. I developed a more shapely figure. Better tone and looked more feminine.
Arnold has another winner her. I think other women avoid it because they don't understand it.
I also recommend Arnold's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding to help break plateaus and get more exercise variations.