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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised Paperback – Unabridged, November 5, 1999
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Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn't competed as a bodybuilder since he won the Mr. Olympia title in 1980, but he remains the sport's No. 1 icon. He hosts an annual bodybuilding contest in Columbus, Ohio, and allows a column to be ghost-written under his name in a muscle magazine. Today's bodybuilders may have bigger muscles than Arnold ever did, but everyone inside and outside the iron game gives him credit for exponentially broadening the popularity of physique training.
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.
From the Back Cover
From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding".
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.
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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. I feel motivated to make change in my life. I have no excuses.
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.
My son is a bodybuilder now and I bought this for him and told him it was the best. He was skeptical but read it anyway and says it is very very good.
Most of the stuff on the internet is junk. This book is real science from a real professional. Tried and true methods!
I also like his attitude that "muscles are muscles, it doesn't matter if they are on a a male or female." Being a woman, that's one of the reasons why I bought this book. And let's be honest, whether you like Schwarzenegger or not, he clearly knows - and is passionate about - this subject. I highly recommend this book.