The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised Paperback – Illustrated, November 5, 1999
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From the Back Cover
Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars.
Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here:
-- Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique
-- The most effective methods of strength training to suit your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition
-- Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy
-- Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries
-- Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity
-- The fascinating history and growth of bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame"
-- And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout
Covering every level of expertise and expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and an international filmstar, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness.
About the Author
- Item Weight : 5.73 pounds
- Paperback : 800 pages
- ISBN-10 : 3200328452
- ISBN-13 : 978-0684857213
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 1.8 x 10.88 inches
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Revised, Updated edition (November 5, 1999)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0684857219
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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1. Book is so massive you gain muscle just from reading it.
2. Extremely helpful and accessible. If you're so new that you just want to 'get lean', buy this book. If you are a 260 pound body building champion looking for detailed information on hair styling, posing, and lighting tips, buy this book. If you play any sport at all, buy this book.
3. Includes many workouts designed with different goals in mind in many different difficulty levels.
4. Includes recipes for protein shakes and healthy eating
1. Makes me feel motivated to change my life. I suddenly have no excuses left.
Over this book I'd recommend Frederic Delavier's Strength Training and Anatomy volume two. It condenses alot of the principle from the Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding into a well written, easily interpretable book with detailed anatomical illustrations that highlight what muscles are trained with what exercises and how to train them. It also has program recommendations for beginners, intermidiate, and advanced lifters that I still use as a base templet for my own training to this day. A year and change after purchasing this book. Easily the better book on the topic. Mark Ripptoe's "Starting Strength" may also be worth a read for those focused squarely on powerlifting.
My only criticism is that he only has a single, very short chapter dedicated female competitive bodybuilders. And unlike the gobs and gobs of photos of huge male bodybuilders interspersed throughout the book, he doesn't even include any photos of these women! Come on, Arnold! I see tons of women at the gym, some very serious about weightlifting, and by not making them feel included in this book, you're probably missing out on many potential purchasers of this book.
Top reviews from other countries
The style of writing is simple and concise. The information is laid out in easy to find and easily digestible chapters. I particularly liked the personal comments that infiltrate the text, where Arnold explains common practice versus what he did (and probably still does) during his workouts. The chapters on nutrition were particularly useful to me.
The addition of photographs both of Arnold and other well know bodybuilders is both interesting and pictorially informative, as I found them to be a great visual aid when combined with Arnolds description of muscles and excercises.
All in all, this is one book that will not disapoint, even if you're only (as I am) interested in reaching a moderate state of health and physical perfection. For anyone who is looking to go that one step further, this Bible of bodybuilding will serve as a solid foundation and springboard. Great book that will get used often.
The book is idiot proof. Clear and concise descriptions and pictures show you how to execute an exercise with technical precision. It also shows how an exercise is done incorrectly so you know what to look for.
Based on Arnie's advice, I'm not cancelling my gym membership. But the first basic workout can be fine at home, if you have a barbell, dumbbells and a bench...
I am so pleased I've now got this book. I've loads from other experts and whilst they may be good, they're not as in depth as this one. I shall still probably use the other books but I'm pretty sure this will be my go to.... I think there's a reason it's known as the bodybuilder's Bible...
Can see I'll be using this for many years to come