- Paperback: 832 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Revised, Updated edition (4 December 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3200328452
- ISBN-13: 978-0684857213
- ASIN: 0684857219
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 4.6 x 27.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised Paperback – 4 Dec 1999
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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.
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.