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Mario Strong: Reflections of a Natural Bodybuilder Paperback – August 20, 2009
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About the Author
Mario Strong is one of the most respected and knowledgeable natural for life bodybuilders on the scene today. For decades, his passion for excellence has inspired thousands of bodybuilders to reach their muscle building goals quickly and safely without the use of illicit or unhealthy drugs. Mario Strong is a bodybuilder that practices what he preaches! Since 1976, Mario Strong has been a dedicated proponent of natural muscle building in America. He is a nationally recognized author who has promoted numerous bodybuilding competitions, trained countless natural champions, and has served as judge to World class athletes. Mario Strong has also championed the physique stage and is the founder of the once famed Staten Island Bodybuilding Club. Mario lives in Staten Island, New York.
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If you want to learn how to get BIG and STRONG the right way, this book is for you. The training principles have proven themselves by the many trophies they helped to achieve. The nutrition advice is innovative and based on what the author has practiced for decades. The concepts and results speak for themselves.
The best part of this book is that it is about DRUG-FREE bodybuilding. Real bodybuilding - true muscle - lasting health - natural bodybuilding - by someone who lives the words he writes.
If you have a teenager looking to start weight training, this book would be a great idea to get him started on the right path towards building a strong and lasting foundation.
The biggest reason is the author's writing style. While not complex the words flow very easily when read - so much so that it seems as if you aren't reading the author's words, but instead that he is sitting with you and is verbally telling you his story. His story of family, childhood, ups and downs but most importantly he shares his wealth of knowledge accumulated over four plus decades of first hand experience in the trenches of bodybuilding, nutrition and a healthy way of life.
For full disclosure, I was a member of Mario Strong's Staten Island Bodybuilding Club for several years in the late '70's and early '80's. So, while I was familiar with some of the stories he shared in Volume I as well as some of the author's fundamental positions on nutrition, fitness and overall health and well being, it was of great interest for me to read what I was familiar with for it was nostalgic and/or re-cemented that knowledge. Additionally to be exposed for the first time to some of the experiences of the author's last two decades and what he has fine tuned over that period of time was crystallizing.
However, on the downside - where was the chapter about me? ;-)
To be serious, a must read for anyone at any level of interest in fitness, nutrition and overall health and well-being!