- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (May 6, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 149251456X
- ISBN-13: 978-1492514565
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
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Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA.
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The total-body training program for shaping your ultimate physique
Strong & Sculpted is a science-based program that is simple and effective.
Strong & Sculpted will help you deliver results and maintain them. The four-phase program takes you from where you are to where you want to be, then keeps you there. You’ll start by building an essential foundation for muscle development, then progress to more targeted sculpting and shaping. As you evolve, so will your plan. You’ll find variations, new exercises, and workouts as you progress through the advanced and peak physique phases.
"Brad Schoenfeld is my go-to-guy for muscle-building science. In Strong and Sculpted, Brad blends the science with the best and latest practical advancements, leaving you with a program that will lean you out and shape you up. I recommend this book to any woman looking to take her physique to the next level."
Bret Contreras, PhD, MA, CSCS, *D -- Author of Strong Curves and Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
"Brad Schoenfeld's Strong and Sculpted can help you look great on the beach or take you all the way to a physique or figure stage. The science-based programs are easy enough to get a beginner started and effective enough for a pro."
Tom Venuto, BSc, NSCA-CPT, CSCS-- Author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
"Brad Schoenfeld is a rarity in the field of strength and conditioning, with one foot in the research world and one in the real world. A true professional, he continues to evolve his programming philosophy as he does more research and discovers new information, distilling the data to find the most effective method of training for achieving a particular result. That's what the programs in this book deliver, helping women lose fat, gain muscle, gain strength, and ultimately become strong and sculpted. My favorite part? The way Brad educates and empowers women to understand the why behind their training, not just the what."
Molly Galbraith, CSCS-- GirlsGoneStrong.com
"Nobody knows more about building muscle than Brad Schoenfeld. His total-body strength plan will scorch major calories and transform your shape."
Nick Tumminello-- Director of Performance University International
“Brad has an amazing way of taking the complexity of scientific research and delivering it in a way anyone can understand and use to reach their goals. His latest book is leaps and bounds beyond most in terms of its quality and veracity of information.”
Alan Aragon, MSc-- Author of “The Lean Muscle Diet.”
"Strong & Sculpted... just may be one of the finest total-body training guides for women published in a long time. In a world peopled by countless self-proclaimed 'fitness experts,' Brad Schoenfeld can rightly be considered the 'real deal.'"
About the Author
Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training. He is the author of several fitness books, including Women's Home Workout Bible (Human Kinetics, 2010), Sculpting Her Body Perfect (Human Kinetics, 2008), 28-Day Body Shapeover (Human Kinetics, 2006), and Look Great Naked (Prentice Hall, 2001).
Schoenfeld has been published or appeared in numerous publications including Shape, Self, Fitness, Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Women's Health, Prevention, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Woman's Day, New York Times, New York Daily News, Gannett Suburban Papers, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Men's Health, and Ironman. He is a regular contributor to several magazines, including FitnessRx. He has been a fitness correspondent for News 12 in Westchester, New York, and has appeared on more than 100 television shows and networks, including CBS Evening News, CNN Headline News, Fox News, UPN News, Good Day New York, Good Day LA, CBS New York Live, NBC Live at Five, and Today in New York, as well as hundreds of radio programs across the United States.
Schoenfeld is a consultant to Reebok International and provides educational content for their ReebokOne program. He also is on the advisory board for Dymatize Nutrition, a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements. He was formerly the national spokesperson for Dreamfields Foods, makers of the world's premier low-carb pasta.
Schoenfeld’s speaking credits include seminars for the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA); National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); ECA World Fitness; CanFitPro; Athletic Business Conference; and Club Industry.
Schoenfeld earned his PhD in health science at Rocky Mountain University while researching the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the NSCA. He was named NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year in 2011 and elected to the NSCA Board of Directors in 2012. He has achieved multiple certifications as a personal trainer from the NSCA, ACSM, American Council on Exercise, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and CanFitPro. He is a member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association, which has bestowed on him the title of master trainer, the highest ranking possible.
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I have dumbbells, Oly bar, bench, and plates in my home gym. I will be able to work through all the programs in this book.
I think it is true that the sample workouts are limited, but the value of the explanatory information provided is worth the cost of this book. It is also true that many of the sample exercises presuppose that you are using gym equipment, i.e. machines, as opposed to barbells or dumbbells at home. However, there are exercises in the book using free weights that you can swap out for the machine ones if you choose to do this route. I concede that this might be inconvenient for some people working from home with more limited equipment -I am one of those people who works out from home- but again, I think the biggest value in this book is the strength of the information provided. I also think he makes an excellent argument about the importance of focusing on and learning the basics for form, technique, and exercises to your long term success and safety as a strength trainer, and this book is a great source of information for doing that.
My one point that I would like to dispute really has to do with Erin Stern's forward. I am a bit familiar with her accomplishments, and I admire her athleticism. But as any woman with an androgen hormone imbalance can tell you, it is possible to get or look "bulky" by society's definition. She insists it simply isn't possible, and I grant you, statistically, most women won't bulk up. But again, certain hormone imbalances can lead to easier muscle growth for women. It's something I've personally had to make peace with in my own life, so this is one I'm not just spouting off statistical probabilities on, it's the way it is for me. As a large framed woman at a healthy body weight (in fact, I'm in the lower half of the healthy weight range for my body frame size), healthy BMI, and healthy body fat percentage, I am a size 8 and there is not a single thing short of going underweight or into levels of body fat that are too low for me personally that would deliver me into a smaller size. And I know I've had people look at my arms and wonder what the heck I'm taking. Truthfully, nothing.
For me personally, I love strength training and find it totally joyful for a variety of reasons, I really, really do... but I did have to go through a process of making peace with looking more muscular as a woman. And that is something that anyone with certain hormone balances will have to make decisions on about how they want to progress with strength training for themselves. Again, I will concede that for most women, this isn't the case. But just for the sake of awareness for women who know they have a hormone imbalance that favors muscle growth...
I read some reviews that stated that you needed mostly gym machines, but I thought there were enough variations using dumbbells, barbells, body weight, etc. I also liked the sample routines provided that corresponded to levels/experience with strength training.
Overall, Strong and Sculpted will be a book that I will use as a reference to develop my strength program. Thank you!!