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Awesome book, but I don't recommend the Kindle version.
on July 21, 2015
I used to lift a lot from 1996 to 2004, and was compulsive about learning absolutely everything I could about doing it right, from proper technique to nutrition and anatomy. I'd probably have looked even better if I'd ever really grasped how important 8 hours or more sleep a day is when you're trying to add muscle. But, despite all the effort I put into learning so much, I still fell into the trap of doing those exercise routines that you'd see in the lifting magazines like Muscle & Fitness and Flex, as well as not doing some beneficial exercises simply because they felt awkward or I perceived them as "chick exercises".
This book ties together all of that information I already knew, and should have been able to connect but didn't. I now recommend this book, and the rest of the series, to anyone struggling to get started in lifted.
Note: I originally bought this in paperback, then lost that in a fire and bought it again on Kindle to replace it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THE KINDLE VERSION. There are tangents the author goes into that stand out very clearly in the hard copy, because of the different color background, that get very confusing in the Kindle. Also, all the tables and figures are atrociously low resolution on the Kindle. You can download copies of those workouts on their site, but the format is different on those worksheets, and harder to read. I had to track down a pdf copy of the book online just to be able to read those worksheets.
If I'd only read the hard copy, I'd give this 5-stars. I give the Kindle version 2 or 3 stars.