List books in category Sports / Bodybuilding & Weight Training

  • Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding

    Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding
    Franco Columbu

    Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding is the distillation of his lifelong approach to building the body beautiful. It covers every aspect of what an increasing number of individuals are considering a lifestyle as well as a sport. This book includes:• A basic health and fitness program• Explanations of basic weight training equipment• Training programs for various strategies and routines• Bodybuilding for women• Bodybuilding for other sports• Prevention and treatment of sports injuries• Nutrition basics and food combining tips• Fully illustrated exercise glossary Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding was written for non-competitive bodybuilders as well as competitive bodybuilders, who share the goal of achieving maximum results with their bodies in the least amount of time.

  • The Modern Art and Science of Mobility

    The Modern Art and Science of Mobility
    Aurelien Broussal-Derval

    Live pain free and maximize your training potential!The Modern Art and Science of Mobility is a striking visual guide to releasing muscle tension and activating muscles for functional motion. It goes beyond traditional training methods that focus on performance and aesthetics and asks these simple questions: Are you truly reaping the full benefits of training if it does not include mobility exercises?Why are the vast majority of people, even the most athletic individuals, unable to perform basic motor tasks without pain or difficulty?Why are physically active people still dealing with lack of mobility and chronic injury? Whether you are a casual exerciser or an elite athlete, you will learn how to preserve and maintain your body with over 300 exercises designed to improve mobility, facilitate recovery, reduce pain, and activate muscles. Utilize the self-tests to assess your current level of mobility, and then choose from over 50 prescriptive training routines that can be used as is or customized to target specific functional chains. You’ll find exercise recommendations based on body region, activity, and primary goal, and you’ll learn to incorporate a variety of techniques and popular equipment, including resistance bands, foam rollers, massage balls, and stability balls.The Modern Art and Science of Mobility provides a stunning visual presentation with over 1,200 photos and 100 original illustrations by Stéphane Ganneau. His illustrations highlight the muscles with precision, and his avant-garde style and the harmony of colors give this book a unique graphic signature. Mobility is the foundation for training your best and feeling your best. The Modern Art and Science of Mobility will help you do just that by helping you to alleviate pain, improve posture, and release muscle tension for a more comfortable and enjoyable quality of life.

  • Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body

    Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
    Bruce Lee

    Learn the secrets to obtaining Bruce Lee's astounding physique with this insightful martial arts training book. The Art of Expressing the Human Body, a title coined by Bruce Lee himself to describe his approach to martial arts, documents the techniques he used so effectively to perfect his body for superior health and muscularity.Beyond his martial arts and acting abilities, Lee's physical appearance and strength were truly astounding. He achieved this through an intensive and ever-evolving conditioning regime that is being revealed for the first time in this book.Drawing on Lee's own notes, letters, diaries and training logs, Bruce Lee historian John Little presents the full extent of Lee's unique training methods including nutrition, aerobics, isometrics, stretching and weight training.In addition to serving as a record of Bruce Lee's own training, The Art of Expressing the Human Body, with its easy-to-understand and simple-to-follow training routines, is a valuable source book for those who seek dramatic improvement in their health, conditioning, physical fitness, and appearance. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:Bruce Lee: Striking ThoughtsBruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: The Tao of Gung FuBruce Lee: Artist of LifeBruce Lee: Letters of the DragonBruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

  • Triple H Making the Game: Triple H s Approach to a Better Body

    Triple H Making the Game: Triple H’s Approach to a Better Body
    Triple H

    Love him or hate him, Triple H does what he wants, when he wants to do it. And now, for the first time anywhere, he tells you how he does it—and how you can, too.More than a personal account of life in and out of the ring, Making the Game: Triple H’s Approach to a Better Body is Triple H’s verbal and visual blueprint for building your body. The leader of Evolution discusses how “a jones for bodybuilding and a love for wrestling” morphed a skinny, 135-pound fourteen-year-old from Nashua, New Hampshire, into one of the biggest superstars ever to dominate World Wrestling Entertainment. But be warned—the “Cerebral Assassin” has zero tolerance for anything less than a hundred percent effort. He's spent the past twenty years living by the philosophy that training results in improved strength and conditioning, self-discipline, and an ability to focus on setting goals. This book isn't for big mouths who'd rather exercise their egos than their deltoids. Besides offering step-by-step exercises for both novice bodybuilders and those looking to radically advance their workout, Making the Game weighs in on the science behind progressive-training resistance and rest-pause techniques; the significance of exercise form over volume; the truth behind achieving “six-pack abs”; the dangers of overtraining and “skullcrushing” exercises that risk injury; and how creativity can go a long way in your workout. Triple H sees it as his mission to provide the guidelines for you to follow in the months and years ahead. And if there's one thing he knows how to do, it’s succeed. It's time to stop playing The Game…and time to start Making The Game.

  • 101 Muscle-Building Workouts and Nutrition Plans

    101 Muscle-Building Workouts and Nutrition Plans
    The Editors of Muscle & Fitness

    In "101 Muscle-Building Workouts & Nutrition Plans," "the" staff of editors, scientists, and expert trainers at the acclaimed magazine Muscle & Fitness provide the very best lifting advice they have to offer. The various training programs contained here are all cutting-edge–backed by scientific research and proven time and again in the trenches by novice and professional athletes alike. With multiple full body programs ranging all the way from four weeks to three months, readers are covered for years to come. To support efforts at the gym, comprehensive meal plans ensure the maximizing of muscle mass while also increasing energy levels and maintaining overall health. Whether the goal is to make good on a New Years resolution or get in shape for the summer, this "reference "provides all of the useable information needed.

  • Massive Iron: The Rep Goal System

    Massive Iron: The Rep Goal System
    Steve Shaw

    This is not a book of magic secrets. Instead, it’s a book that boils away the nonsense, leaving you with the mechanisms that truly drive gains.This book presents my core training philosophies and principles, and the Rep Goal System. Future books will build off these principles, and show you many other workout programs and systems that will help you to build muscle and strength.Never waste a set. That is what this book is about.My lifting philosophy is simple: When you maximize every set, you maximize every workout. When you maximize every workout, you maximize progress. It doesn't get any easier than that, does it?Nothing complicated about this approach, yet it’s not exactly something you hear talked about in the lifting industry every day.

  • The Fat-loss Blitz: Flexible Diet and Exercise Plans to Transform Your Body – Whatever Your Fitness Level

    The Fat-loss Blitz: Flexible Diet and Exercise Plans to Transform Your Body – Whatever Your Fitness Level
    Chloe Madeley

    ___________AS SEEN ON ITV'S SAVE MONEY LOSE WEIGHT Bestselling author of The 4-Week Body Blitz, Chloe Madeley, is back with a new diet and exercise plan to get you in shape and shift your body fat – whatever your fitness level or starting point may be.Whether you are an exercise novice, someone who works out a few times a week or if fitness is your way of life, there is a plan in Chloe's book to suit you. From home workouts to gym routines, this book has it covered.Follow Chloe's 28-day tailored eating and fitness plans and you will soon start to see a difference in how you look and feel.This fully illustrated, day-by-day guide contains delicious, easy recipes and step-by-step exercise instructions.

  • Men s Health Natural Bodybuilding Bible: A Complete 24-Week Program For Sculpting Muscles That Show

    Men’s Health Natural Bodybuilding Bible: A Complete 24-Week Program For Sculpting Muscles That Show
    Tyler English

    It takes guts and dedication to meticulously sculpt an extremely lean and cut physique. If you are ready to build a competition-worthy body or just want to look like a pro, there is no better program than the total-body diet and workout plan revealed in Men's Health Natural Bodybuilding Bible. It is THE how-to manual for anyone who wants to win his first bodybuilding competition the right way—purely, naturally, on guts, grit, and extreme dedication to diet and muscle craft. Or even just look like you did without stepping foot on a stage!Developed by professional Natural Bodybuilding Champion Tyler English, this plan will show you how to pack on pounds of MUSCLE with the workouts that helped him take first place in competition. Get the best intense workouts for each muscle and the right form so you reap maximum results.

  • Men s Health Huge in a Hurry: Get Bigger, Stronger, and Leaner in Record Time with the New Science of Strength Training

    Men’s Health Huge in a Hurry: Get Bigger, Stronger, and Leaner in Record Time with the New Science of Strength Training
    Chad Waterbury

    Men's Health Huge in a Hurry will add inches to your muscles and increase your strength, with noticeable results quickly, no matter how long you've been lifting. Author Chad Waterbury offers the most current neuromuscular science to debunk the fitness myths and conventional wisdom that may be wreaking havoc on your workouts and inhibiting your gains. Forget lifting moderate weights slowly for lots and lots of sets and reps. The best way to get huge in a hurry is to use heavy weights and lift them quickly for fewer repetitions. Waterbury's groundbreaking programs will enable you to:- Add Mass and size. Gain as much as 16 pounds of muscle in 16 weeks–and add 1 full inch of upper arm circumference in half that time!- Get stronger…fast! Even seasoned lifters can realize a 5 percent increase in strength in the first few weeks. And in 12 weeks, you can boost your overall strength by up to 38 percent.- Build power and stamina. Increase your one-rep max in your core lifts by as much as 30 percent.- Shed fat fast. Burn off up to 10 pounds of body fat, losing up to 2 pounds of fat per week.With Men's Health Huge in a Hurry, you'll not only get bigger faster, you'll do it with less time wasted in the gym and with less post workout pain and a much lower injury risk.

  • Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong

    Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong
    Michael Matthews

    THE SEQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING BOOK BIGGER LEANER STRONGER!If you want to build as much muscle as naturally possible…be able to bench press, squat, and deadlift gargantuan amounts of weight…and maintain a ripped, beach-ready physique year round…then you want to read this book. If you've been lifting weights for any period of time, you've probably wondered… What does it really take to make the jump from a "good" physique…from being "kinda strong"…from looking "athletic"…to having an outstanding looking, extraordinarily strong, ripped body that just makes people say "WOW"? You know…the type of body that makes people wonder if you're on steroids or just a genetic freak. The type of body that fills you with self-confidence and pride of achievement. The type of body that most of us guys dreamt of having before we ever touched a weight. Well, this book was written to show you exactly how to make it through the "intermediate lifter" phase smoothly, with an incredible physique to show for it, and then continue to make gains and enjoy your training as an advanced lifter. Furthermore, this is not an updated version or rehash of Bigger Leaner Stronger. It's a true sequel–it builds on the principles taught in Bigger Leaner Stronger and takes your knowledge to the next level.Here's a "sneak peek" of what you'll find inside Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger…How to accurately pinpoint the weak points in your physique that, when corrected, dramatically improve your proportions and overall aestheticsThe science of proper training periodization with a program specifically built for intermediate and advanced weightliftersWhole-body mobility routines that will not only help prevent injury, but improve performance as well8 scientifically proven ways to break through weightlifting plateau Exactly how to get shredded (6 to 7% body fat) without frying your muscles or sanityHow to maintain single-digit body fat percentages year-round with ease…and still make gains in the gymIn-depth guides to various popular dieting styles like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and PaleoAnd more…Simply put, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger is nearly 300 pages of neatly organized dietary and training lessons, insights, and principles…backed by decades of anecdotal evidence and over 250 scientific studies…and 100% geared toward helping you push your body to its genetic potential in size, performance, and aesthetics.SPECIAL BONUS REPORT FOR READERS!With this book you'll also get a free 175-page bonus report from the author called The Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger Challenge. In this bonus report, you'll find product recommendations, a full year's worth of workouts, recipes from the author's cookbooks, and more! Buy this book today and learn what most guys will never know about building extraordinary amounts of muscle and tremendous strength while staying lean…and all without superhuman genetics, living in the gym, or using steroids.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Martial Arts

    The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Martial Arts
    Rob Price

    "The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Martial Arts" is the most comprehensive and up-to-date martial arts-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year round martial arts-specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other martial arts book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book is the most informative and complete resource for building muscles, speed, and stamina to enable the body to excel in judo, karate, aikido, kung fu, jujitsu, taekwondo, kempo, muay thai, and all other martial arts forms. The book provides martial artists with an abundance of easy to follow training techniques needed to be effective in the martial arts, such as flexibility, joint stabilization, balance, and muscle development. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

  • 101 Body-Sculpting Workouts and Nutrition Plans: for Women

    101 Body-Sculpting Workouts and Nutrition Plans: for Women
    The Editors of Muscle and Fitness Hers

    Removing guesswork from workout regimens, the programs in this guidebook are not only clearly explained and easy-to-follow, they are proven to be effective at burning more calories and body fat to achieve a firm, healthy, strong body. Designed specifically for women, this resource introduces to many different styles of working out–from barbells and dumbbells to machines and elastic bands–to maximize the effectiveness of each workout and to ensure there is never any boredom with the routines. Also included are complete meal plans, designed by some of the countries best nutritionists, which feature a collection of recipes that are both healthy and delicious.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Boxing

    The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Boxing
    Rob Price

    "The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Boxing" is the most comprehensive and up-to-date boxing-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year round boxing-specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other boxing book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book supplies you with a yearround workout program designed to increase punching speed and power in your jabs, hooks, and uppercuts. Following this program will raise your stamina and endurance which will result in extraordinary footwork that will have you dancing around opponents and hitting them with sharp combinations until the final bell. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

  • The Men s Health Diet: 27 Days to Sculpted Abs, Maximum Muscle & Superhuman Sex!

    The Men’s Health Diet: 27 Days to Sculpted Abs, Maximum Muscle & Superhuman Sex!
    Stephen Perrine

    For more than 20 years, Men's Health has been America's number one source of health, fitness, and weight-loss information. They've tested every workout, chowed down on every food, and consulted the top exercise and nutrition experts in the world. Now, this valuable expertise is boiled down into one plan that will revolutionize weight loss: The Men's Health Diet is a proven program backed by cutting-edge research that works with a reader's body to build muscle and shed pounds-in just 27 days!This unique program is built around 7 supersimple Rules of the Ripped-scientifically proven, breakthrough strategies that often run counter to standard "diet" advice (like Rule #7: Eat whatever you want at least 20 percent of the time!). Built around eight "Fast & Lean" superfood groups, The Men's Health Diet is so easy, so effective, readers can't help but turn fat into muscle and stay strong and lean for life!Features include: 101 Tips That Will Change Your Life in 10 Seconds or Less; The Men's Health Muscle System exercise plan; and the 250 Best Foods for Men. Packed with easy-to-prepare recipes, hundreds of helpful tips, and weekly workout plans, this is the ultimate secret weapon for a stronger, leaner, more muscular body.

  • Perfect Fit: The Winning Formula: Transform your body in just 8 weeks with my training and nutrition plan

    Perfect Fit: The Winning Formula: Transform your body in just 8 weeks with my training and nutrition plan
    James Haskell

    In his guide to fitness and nutrition international rugby star James Haskell leads you seamlessly through every step of the journey towards transforming your body and reaching your fitness goals. With an 8-week plan that can be done at home, suitable for those who have not trained before, and a 12-week plan for those who already train regularly, there is something for everyone and James encourages and challenges you to become fitter, stronger and leaner than ever before. Alongside the training programmes James provides detailed advice about nutrition, helping you to understand how to eat to achieve the results you are aiming for, as well as delicious recipes and meal plans to ensure you stay on track. James's ambition is to dispel the fog – to provide clarity, understanding and to motivate as well as inspire you train hard and fuel your training effectively in order to transform your body.If you found James's Introduction to Becoming and Remaining Rugby Fit helpful, Perfect Fit will help you to take your training to the next level with its more detailed workouts, nutritional advice and recipes.

  • Men s Health Best: Weight-Free Workout

    Men’s Health Best: Weight-Free Workout
    Men’s Health Magazine

    Men everywhere want to improve their health and fitness–and their bodies. This new series of books, Men's Health Best, addresses all aspects of a man's physical fitness, from building core strength to managing sports injuries. Authoritative, affordable, handsomely produced and extensively illustrated, these 96-page books are the perfect guide to achieving strength, fitness, and well-being.Men's Health Best: Weight-Free Workout shows you how to put together a workout program you can follow anywhere–no need to go to the gym! It includes all the exercises you need for whole-body fitness and maximum flexibility and explains the exact benefits of each one.

  • Cardio Sucks: The Simple Science of Losing Fat Fast...Not Muscle

    Cardio Sucks: The Simple Science of Losing Fat Fast…Not Muscle
    Michael Matthews

    Forget “losing weight”—you want to lose fat…and if you want to know how to do it as quickly as possible without losing muscle…and without doing hours and hours of grueling cardio every week…then you want to read this book.Here's the deal:If your goal is to get or stay lean and maintain your cardiovascular health, you don’t have to “pound the pavement” or grind out long, boring cardio sessions.Ever.That’s right…· No tedious jogging…· No droning away on one of the hamster wheels in the gym…· And no sacrificing hours and hours every week just to get a “six pack.”You also don’t have to subject yourself to restrictive “diets” that feel more like punishment than self-improvement.What if I told you that you could dramatically transform your body eating foods you actually like…every day…7 days per week?What if all you had to do to lose fat and not muscle was follow a handful of flexible dietary guidelines…not starve and deprive yourself?And what if I promised you could forever break free of the anxieties most people associate with “dieting” and make it something you can enjoy as a lifestyle instead?Well, by the end of this book, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to get a lot more out of a lot less exercise…and a lot more delicious food…than you ever thought possible.Here’s a “sneak peek” of some of the things this book will teach you… · The biggest diet lie you’ve been told (and probably believe) that makes losing fat way harder than it has to be. · How the four “tiers” of dieting ultimately determine your results: energy balance, macronutrient balance, food choices, and nutrient timing. · Why “clean eating” is overrated and guarantees nothing in the way of losing fat and building muscle…and what you should do instead.· How to create flexible dieting plans that allow you to get the body you want eating the foods you love. · How much cardio you should do to lose weight and how much is too much and why. · 5 simple eating eating habits that keep you lean, healthy, and happy…without having to obsess over every calorie you eat. · The ultimate guide to high-intensity interval cardio—the absolute best type of cardio for burning fat as quickly as possible. · How to use “fasted cardio” to lose fat…and stubborn fat in particular…even faster. · 7 powerful cardio workouts that will help you burn fat and not muscle in less than 30 minutes per day (and you don’t even have to do them every day!). · And a whole lot more!Imagine…just 12 weeks from now…being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling progress…Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day…The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood body” without having your life revolve around it. SPECIAL BONUSES FOR READERS!With this book you'll also get two free eBooks (one for men and one for women) that teach you the fundamentals of strength training and muscle building as well as give you tried-and-true weightlifting programs that will change your body in the first 8 weeks.You’ll also get 10 weight loss meal plans that show you how to put flexible dieting principles into practice and make them work for you.Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a leaner, sexier, healthier you!

  • 101 Workouts for Men: Build Muscle, Lose Fat and Reach Your Fitness Goals Faster

    101 Workouts for Men: Build Muscle, Lose Fat and Reach Your Fitness Goals Faster
    Michael Berg, Rab

    "Muscle & Fitness" magazine has provided a program of rapid-fire core workouts for those seeking to "get moving" on a weight-training fitness program or for those who wish to expand, freshen-up, and enhance their workout regimen. There are 101 photo-illustrated workouts that allow enthusiasts the opportunity to glance at the photo during a workout to check their faithful following of the routine. Whether a novice or an experienced weight trainer, the chapters offer different programs for levels of progress as well as a guide to designing personalized workout systems. Moreover, fitness and well-being are considered with a presentation on cardio primer and a feature on basic fitness nutrition as well. "101 Workouts For Men" provides a complete one-stop get-fit package for fitness enthusiasts.

  • Core Strength Training: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Stronger Body and Better Posture for Men and Women

    Core Strength Training: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Stronger Body and Better Posture for Men and Women
    DK

    The step-by-step guide to building a stronger bodyImprove your physique, posture and power with Core Strength Training, a practical, no-nonsense guide suitable for everyone from complete beginners to fitness fanatics. 150 step-by-step exercises are demonstrated with clear diagrams and artworks showing you exactly what to do and which muscle groups you are using. Plus hints and tips help you perfect your technique and perform each movement correctly and safely. Pick the exercise routine that works for you from a wide range of specially designed programmes so whether you're looking to improve core-strength for your golf swing, increase your power in combat sports or improve your posture post-pregnancy, you'll find the programme for you. Variations are also included so exercises can be adapted to suit your ability and experience.Core Strength Training gives you everything you need to build a stronger body and get the very best results from your work-outs.

  • Jim Stoppani s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength: Edition 2

    Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength: Edition 2
    Jim Stoppani

    Finally, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength. Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Second Edition, is a comprehensive training guide and reference that provides * definitions of key terms and concepts; * evaluations of equipment options, including TRX, BOSU, and kettlebells; * explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group; * latest nutrition information for losing fat and increasing muscle mass; * presentations of the best exercises, including body weight, for adding strength and mass; and * descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects. Choose from 381 exercises presented for 13 muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Plus, each of the 116 training programs is rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness. Past Muscle & Fitness senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail. His advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body. Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength is the ultimate resource for pinpointing and achieving the results you’re seeking.

  • Weight Training Without Injury: Over 350 Step-by-Step Pictures Including What Not to Do!

    Weight Training Without Injury: Over 350 Step-by-Step Pictures Including What Not to Do!
    Fred Stellabotte

    The exercise will never hurt you–only improper form causes injury. Master the essentials of proper weight training and be safe while performing the squat, lunge, leg press, lat pulldown, reverse fly, bench press, chest fly, shoulder press, shoulder raise, biceps curl, triceps extension, plank, and more!With over 350 full-color, step-by-step photos, Weight Training Without Injury's unique, revolutionary approach teaches right from wrong at every step with meticulous attention to detail.Stellabotte and Straub's mission is simple: to enable you to master proper form and prevent injury when lifting weights. This book blends 50 years of experience and success with current scientific research (over 90 peer-reviewed publications are referenced)–all explained simply and organized in a clear format that is easy to follow.The techniques learned here can be applied to exercises found in any bodybuilding, strength training or resistance training manual or program, making Weight Training Without Injury indispensable for the beginner, the seasoned gym goer, and the professional trainer.REVIEWS"… The chapter on proper squat exercise alone is so important that I have already changed the way I teach this exercise in my practice."—Stuart C. Marshall, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Specializing in Sports Medicine and Trauma"… The attention to detail is unparalleled among other texts in the field. If you were going to read and use only one book on weight training, this would be it!" —Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA, Professor, USC Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy"… Weight Training Without Injury is brilliant–it educates the novice, as well as the professional, on how to train without injury." —Dave Draper, Mr. America, Mr. Universe, Mr. World in several competitions, 1965-1970, Author of Brother Iron, Sister Steel: A Bodybuilder's Book"A clear and comprehensive guide, backed by scientific evidence and decades of real-life experience. A must-have for anyone needing to weight train safely–which is just about everyone." —Frank Winton, MD, Family and Sports Medicine "I absolutely love Stellabotte and Straub's book Weight Training Without Injury! … It has a strong focus on feet and hand placement, head and neck alignment, spine and hip range of motion, and shoulder and knee joint stability. Science in the weight room–LOVE IT!" —Stew Smith, CSCS, Former Navy SEAL, Tactical Fitness Author, Special Ops Team Coach at the US Naval Academy, Founder of Heroes of Tomorrow and Stew Smith Fitness "… The methodologies in this book are sound, with scientific backing, and are presented in a very organized and easy-to-read manner. I definitely recommend this book to everyone that wants to train with great technique and excel in their respective fields." — Jon Sanderson, MS, CSCS, RSCC, SCCC, USAW, FMS, TPI, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Michigan, Men's Basketball, Men's/Women's Golf"Weight Training Without Injury is an indispensable, user-friendly guide, especially for the beginning lifter … photos of correct (and incorrect) body positions … for every step, make it possible to master proper technique when lifting weights…" —N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, Professor of Exercise Science, Appalachian State University“… This guide is essential for anyone who hopes to get into weight training, and it should be mandatory reading before setting foot into any gym.” —Publisher's Weekly

  • The Total Dumbbell Workout: Trade Secrets of a Personal Trainer

    The Total Dumbbell Workout: Trade Secrets of a Personal Trainer
    Steve Barrett

    The ultimate 'one stop' guide to training with dumbbells. Practical and easily accessible, The Total Dumbbell Workout is perfect for the fitness enthusiast or fitness professional who wants to lightly improve their knowledge and heavily improve the range of exercises they can use in their training. Tried and tested exercises are accompanied by clear photos and illustrations presented in a modern and logical way.The Total Dumbbell Workout is brimming with ideas for using this bestselling piece of fitness equipment not just in the gym but at home too. Packed with clear and easy to use exercises, this how-to reference book also provides adaptations of basic and advanced exercises making it ideal for anyone who wants to get the most out of their fitness gear.- Each exercise idea is organised by fitness level and includes follow-up and extension ideas. – Written in a jargon-free and concise style, this book is light on the science and background, heavy on practicality.

  • Kettlebell Circuit Training: Hardcore Kettlebell Workouts

    Kettlebell Circuit Training: Hardcore Kettlebell Workouts
    James McHale

    "Kettlebell Circuit Training" is the essential guide to training with kettlebells, whether you're a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between. This book contains six action packed circuits and over 30 different kettlebell exercises, designed to target all areas of the body. Each exercise is expertly demonstrated with photographs and detailed instructions.The kettlebell is a very simple and yet incredibly effective piece of gym equipment. Loved by athletes, non-athletes and personal trainers alike, these exercises are proven to not only build strength, but also endurance. Compared to conventional gym machines and bench exercises, kettlebells make you work harder for each rep, thus effectively targeting core muscles for the ultimate workout!The exercises and circuits included in "Kettlebell Circuit Training" can be customized to suit people of all levels and abilities and can be easily incorporated into your established workouts or even used to create totally new workouts from scratch! This is the only book you will ever need to show you how to use kettlebells safely and efficiently. Whether used as part of a varied workout routine or on its own, "Kettlebell Circuit Training" is guaranteed to deliver the exercise goals you want to achieve.

  • Weight Training For Dummies: Edition 4

    Weight Training For Dummies: Edition 4
    LaReine Chabut

    Tone up, burn calories, stay strong Weight Training For Dummies makes it easy to get started with weight training by offering trusted and straightforward guidance on the latest circuit and resistance training, and all-new information on the highly popular bodyweight and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Whether you're working with dumbbells, free weight sets, or machines, you'll find out how to combine weight training with other exercise to properly strength train and get in the best shape of your life. Along with aerobic exercise and flexibility, body weight training is an integral part of a complete physical activity program. But with all the different equipment and techniques available, getting started can feel overwhelming. Want to get pumped about weight training? Consider these facts: strength training, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. And the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism and the less prone you are to injuries—in and out of the gym. Plus, strength training promotes bone strength, which can significantly reduce your odds of developing osteoporosis. If that's not enough, strength training—unlike cardio workouts like running—reaps benefits almost immediately. So what are you waiting for? Weight Training For Dummies has everything you need to get started. Provides examples and directions for powerful 20-minute weight training routines for the time challenged Features advice to help you choose a weight training system that you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyle Includes new coverage devoted to warm-ups and the hottest and most beneficial stretches Introduces using weight training to address specific health or orthopedic conditions Whether you're already in the gym several times a week or are just starting out with a fitness routine, Weight Training For Dummies shows you how to use free weights or weight machines to get results—fast.

  • Complete Guide to TRX Suspension Training

    Complete Guide to TRX Suspension Training
    Jay Dawes

    For strength, stability, core power, flexibility, and balance, Suspension Training® delivers results. Used by the best of the best, from professional trainers to the elite athletes they work with, Suspension Training is a respected and essential component of conditioning programs worldwide. Now, the ultimate Suspension Training expert shares the ultimate in Suspension Training exercises and programs. Complete Guide to TRX® Suspension Training®, from renowned strength and conditioning expert Dr. Jay Dawes, is the authoritative guide to Suspension Training. This resource is so thorough that it has earned the endorsement of TRX®. Look inside at the instruction, advice, and insights, and you’ll see why. This is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to take workouts to unprecedented levels. Complete Guide to TRX® Suspension Training® includes instructions for more than 115 exercises. Complete with photo sequences, variations, and safety recommendations, you’ll learn how to develop and integrate strength, power, core stability, flexibility, and balance with the use of a Suspension Trainer ™. In the gym, at home, or on the road, this guide is the ultimate training companion. With over thirty ready-to-use programs, you have options for any situation and every desire. It’s all here. If you want the best in exercise, training, and workouts, then look no further than Complete Guide to TRX® Suspension Training®. Discover why millions of athletes make Suspension Training the core of their program.

  • Bodybuilding And Steroids: My Personal Story

    Bodybuilding And Steroids: My Personal Story
    Paul Nam

    From a skinny 150 lb kid, to a 205 lb bodybuilder. Anyone who works out with weights or follows the bodybuilding lifestyle should own this book. Follow the journey with Paul as he first encounters his first barbell and steroid cycle. His ultimate goal is to look like a physical superhuman and to become a professional bodybuilder.In addition, this book features: • Paul’s diet and training in his chemical and natural state• His first show and mindset on what it took to compete in the nationals• Comprehensive information on the most popular performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids and growth hormone• A questionnaire to see if you have what it takes to compete in a bodybuilding or fitness showBodybuilding And Steroids: My Personal Story will give you the cold hard truth about the real dangers with the use of performance enhancing drugs.

  • Building Muscle and Performance: A Program for Size, Strength & Speed

    Building Muscle and Performance: A Program for Size, Strength & Speed
    Nick Tumminello

    Every weekend warrior has two goals: compete successfully and look great doing it. Enter Building Muscle and Performance: A Program for Size, Strength & Speed by expert trainer Nick Tumminello. By combining the most effective approaches and exercises, Tumminello has developed a high-octane, high-efficiency system for building muscle and boosting performance. Step by step you’ll learn the best exercises for increasing speed, explosiveness, athleticism, and endurance. Push yourself to the limits with strength and power lifts and progressions, power training drills, and cardio conditioning workouts. The results are challenging yet exhilarating. You will discover performance and physique that you never thought possible. Building Muscle and Performance includes hundreds of exercises and dozens of ready-to-use programs. Detailed photo sequences depict every movement as well as variations to increase or decrease difficulty. You’ll find expert advice, equipment tips, and safety precautions. More important, you’ll find the results you’ve been looking for. You no longer have to choose between a chiseled physique and athletic performance. Building Muscle and Performance delivers the best of both worlds: the muscle and the hustle!

  • The Swing!: Lose the Fat and Get Fit with This Revolutionary Kettlebell Program

    The Swing!: Lose the Fat and Get Fit with This Revolutionary Kettlebell Program
    Tracy Reifkind

    Join the kettlebell revolution and swing your way into a fitter, trimmer body—one you’ll keep forever. Self-made fitness guru Tracy Reifkind has a self-made physique, working off 120 pounds after harnessing the extraordinary power of kettlebells (as featured in Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Body). Now, Tracy delivers a power-packed exercise, diet, and lifestyle program for rapid but sustainable weight loss: The Swing! Reifkind’s program promises dramatic results in just two half-hour sessions each week—that’s just four hours a month! There are no gimmicks here: Reifkind offers strong coaching on developing a winning mindset and a protein-focused, transformational eating plan, and reveals the evidence of her own low-cost, no-gym-membership success story. The Swing! packs the power to teach, to inspire, and to help you break through to your real, ideal body.

  • Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training, Edition 6

    Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training, Edition 6
    Tudor O. Bompa

    Learn how to maximize training gains with Tudor O. Bompa, the pioneer of periodization training, and Carlo A. Buzzichelli, one of the world’s foremost experts on training methods, in the sixth edition of Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training. Guided by the authors’ expertise, the sixth edition offers information central to understanding the latest research and practices related to training theory while providing scientific support for the fundamental principles of periodization. The sixth edition of this definitive text presents a comprehensive discussion of periodization based on the philosophy of Tudor Bompa. It features the following: • A review of the history, terms, and theories related to periodization • Discussion of the importance of designing a sport-specific and competition-level annual plan and discarding any one-size-fits-all approach • An expanded chapter on the integration of biomotor abilities within the training process • Comprehensive updates to the information on training sessions, microcycles, and macrocycles • An expanded chapter on the methods for developing muscle strength, including manipulation of loading variables and the conversion to specific strength • A more detailed explanation of speed and agility training, differentiating between individual and team sports In addition to applying periodization models to resistance training, Periodization also discusses sport-specific endurance. You’ll be introduced to different methods of testing and developing endurance, including the physiological basis for each method. Instructors will also find a newly added image bank, allowing access to tables and figures in the text for use when creating lecture materials. Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training presents the latest refinements to Bompa’s theories on periodization to help you create training programs that enhance sport skills and ensure peak performance.

  • The Men s Health Little Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!

    The Men’s Health Little Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!
    Adam Campbell

    The Men's Health Little Book of Exercises is a handy instruction manual to more than 250 of the best exercises and workouts for torching fat and losing weight, shredding abs, and sculpting massive biceps, pecs, delts, glutes and more!With detailed step-by-step photos, the book will instruct you how to execute each move with perfect form to challenge every muscle fibre for better, faster results. Special advice includes 'how to add 50 pounds to your bench press', '10 ways to add inches to your arms', 'the best abs exercises you're not doing but should' and '4 surprising foods that burn fat and build muscle'. Based on the best-selling Men's Health Big Book of Exercises, the Little Book by Adam Campbell is even more useful because it's compact and rugged enough for you to take right into the gym with you – so you'll never wonder if you're doing an exercise wrong again. Workout log included.

  • Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook

    Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook
    Peter J. Fitschen

    The popularity of bodybuilding is at an all-time high, and the sport is continuing to grow. But seasoned competitors and beginners often have questions about how to look their best on show day. Written by expert bodybuilding coaches Peter Fitschen and Cliff Wilson, Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook will guide you through every step of the process to select a competition, prepare for the contest, and make the transition to the off-season. With no other book like it on the market, Bodybuilding offers you scientifically supported and experience-based guidelines to help you have your best show ever.Bodybuilding takes the guesswork out of preparing for a contest and answers common questions such as these: How do I choose the competition and division that are right for me?What mandatory poses do I need to learn for my competition?What is the best workout to do during contest prep?What should I do if I start to spill over during peak week?How long is too long to maintain stage-lean levels of body fat? The authors have created an easily accessible handbook that guides you step by step. The chapters begin with a background of the sport, followed by a discussion of the competitive division options for both men and women. The next chapters will help you through the process of obtaining a stage-ready physique with an evidence-based approach that combines scientific literature with practical experience. These chapters discuss important topics such as nutrition, training, and preparation timing. The next chapters address posing, peak week, tanning, and a number of other topics that will help you bring your most polished physique to the stage. More than 60 full-color photos show body types for each division and each mandatory pose, offering a visual guide to the proper positions for each pose. You will also find information on how to handle the transition to the off-season. With unparalleled detail, Bodybuilding is your go-to guide for bodybuilding success!CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Bodybuilding Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Bodybuilding With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

  • How to Gain Weight and Build Muscle for Skinny Guys: 30 lbs of Meat: A Body HACK for Skinny Guys

    How to Gain Weight and Build Muscle for Skinny Guys: 30 lbs of Meat: A Body “HACK” for Skinny Guys
    Gavin P. Alexander

    How To Gain Weight & Build Muscle A Body HACK for Skinny Guys or "1 Year to BIG!" If you are a skinny guy and you want to gain weight fast, and ensure it is 100% rock solid muscle then this book is going to deliver the results it promises. It isn't full of fake hopes and dreams about getting jacked in a few weeks, it is a realistic look at just how skinny guys can hack their bodies to consistently gain 2-3 lbs of muscle each and every month for a year. That's how long the author believes you need to totally transform your body, and he is right. To quote: "Anyone can gain 30 lbs of weight in a few months, anyone. But it won't be muscle, it will be fat. But follow the guidelines in my book about how to gain weight and muscle and I guarantee that in a year you will be 30-40 lbs of solid muscle heavier". Give Gavin P. Alexander a year and he will add between 30-40lbs of solid muscle to your frame. If you have what it takes, dedication and real desire to change. Learn how to: – Increase your appetite so you can consistently gain weight – Hack into your bodies testosterone levels, and increase it through eating the right foods at the right times, and training correctly – Learn the real reasons why most skinny guys fail to ever change their physiques, and why you will never be one of those guys – Learn how to train for maximum muscular growth with cycles broken down into 3 monthly segments – How to progress from being a weakling to being a jacked guy with incredible strength and size – and finally put your "skinny genes" away and transform your body If you have tried other routines or eating programs designed to put on weight and failed then this book is going to change your life. You can't eat or train like other people if you are a naturally slim guy. You need to know how to increase your appetite, how to eat the right foods to maximize muscular growth, and how to consistently gain weight for well over a year. If you are fed up with failing then 30 lbs of meat is the answer. A year from now you will look and feel like a different person, if you follow the programs contained in this book.

  • Strongman: My Story

    Strongman: My Story
    Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall

    Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall is the first Brit in 24 years to win the World’s Strongest Man competition, beating The Mountain from Game of Thrones. Everything about Eddie is huge. Standing at 6’3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of 10,000 calories a day. He eats a raw steak during weight sessions. His right eyeball once burst out of its socket under the strain. He put it back in.In his remarkable autobiography, Eddie takes you inside the world of the professional strongman – the nutrition, the training and competitions themselves. This is a visceral story of sporting achievement, an athlete pushing himself to the limits, and the personal journey of a man on the path to becoming being the best of the best.Contains strong language.

  • Lift Yourself: A Training Guide to Getting Fit and Feeling Strong for Life

    Lift Yourself: A Training Guide to Getting Fit and Feeling Strong for Life
    Laura Hoggins

    Ditch the fad diets and step off the treadmill. There's another way to get results, and it's all about lifting weights.Laura Hoggins spent her early adult life a slave to the scales and a fad diet junkie. Fed up of feeling unhappy, exhausted and demotivated, something had to change.That's when she discovered lifting – the ultimate form of fitness that celebrated effort over results and empowerment over appearance.Packed full of practical tips and myth-busing advice, Lift Yourself is your go-to companion to strength training which will help you to:· turbo-charge your metabolism · improve your mental health · recharge your energy levelsNow a qualified strength and conditioning coach, Laura's 10 Lifting Commandments will help you kick-start a happier, healthier life. So, get ready for lift-off and prepare to find out just how strong you are.

  • Training for Hypertrophy - Muscle Growth

    Training for Hypertrophy – Muscle Growth
    M. Usman

    Table of Contents Preface Getting Started Chapter # 1: Bigger & Better Chapter # 2: How Heavy? Chapter # 3: Failure or Not Chapter # 4: Getting Stronger Techniques to Consider Chapter # 1: Progression Chapter # 2: Things to Ponder Over Chapter # 3: Exercise Selection Being Practical Chapter # 1: Warm ups Chapter # 2: Exercise Performance Chapter # 3: Schedule Chapter # 4: De-load Week Chapter # 5: Supplements Conclusion References Author Bio Publisher Preface There are oven a dozen approaches to how a person should workout, what supplements he/she should consume, or what time of day he should wake up in order to build muscle. Unfortunately, only a few of them make it to the top trusted list when there’s time for a reality check. If the top charts are examined closely, any one could easily see that every approach that does make it to the top is something along the lines of “Lift Progressively Higher Weights and Eat Periodically”. Gym goers, as well as natural enthusiasts, have been too concerned with the tiny details of muscle building like insulin regulation, carbohydrates source, timing, muscle synthesis, and what not. All these signs and details are only vacillations that prevent them from admitting the truth behind their lack of commitment and technique. Thus, to save you from all this, this book will now explain the specific science behind muscle building, so that you’ll know exactly how the body works and what must be done to accomplish muscle growth. The book will tell you about “Muscle Hypertrophy”; read on and find out about this audibly heavy phrase!

  • Basic Yoga Postures and Series In A Day For Dummies

    Basic Yoga Postures and Series In A Day For Dummies
    Georg Feuerstein

    Learn basic yoga postures and series in a day? Easy. Want to start enjoying the benefits of yoga today? The secret's out—you can quickly get up-to-speed on the basics of yoga and begin your workout with the help of this fun guide. Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies gives you an easy-to-follow introduction on the essential beginning elements of yoga. It's packed with tips and advice for staying balanced while maintaining proper posture (when sitting or standing) and step-by-step instructions for basic yoga sequences. An overview on the basic philosophy and benefits of Yoga Essential keys to posture, sitting, and standing The mechanics and practice of breathing during Yoga practice A recommended routine for beginners Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features Get ready to start reaping the many benefits of this ancient practice with Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Golf

    The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Golf
    Rob Price

    "The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Golf" is the most comprehensive and up-to-date golf-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year round golf-specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other golf book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book enables golfers of all skill levels to add extra yardage to their drives and irons without having to buy the latest technology in golf! By following this program you can develop the flexibility and strength required to eliminate fatigue and increase distance with every club in your bag. With stronger and more flexible muscles, you will not only hit the ball farther but you will have better control over all of your shots throughout the round. Most importantly, you will reduce your chances of injury and be able to play 18 holes without any problems! Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

  • LL Cool J s Platinum Workout

    LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout
    LL COOL J

    While it may seem impossible to imagine, LL Cool J didn't always have a diesel body—he chiseled it the old-fashioned way, with hard work and discipline. Together with his longtime trainer, Dave "Scooter" Honig, LL developed a revolutionary workout system that not only burns away body fat for good but also built the amazing muscle and flawless physique you see in every one of his latest music videos. In LL Cool J's Platinum Workout, LL let you in on the secrets of his transformation with his uniquely creative, yet no-nonsense regimen—enlivened with humor and sheer force of personality—he will inspire you to enjoy working out as never before, while building a body you never thought possible. LL Cool J and Scooter Honig blend standard free-weight lifts, plyometrics, fighters' moves, calisthenics, endurance training, and much more to create what they call their "combination platter"—a highly effective, dynamic, and diversified total-body workout. Whether you are just starting a program or looking to get to the next level, you can choose from four levels of fitness, from Bronze to Platinum, including: – THE BRONZE BODY: A 4- week beginners' program that will take inches off your waist and boost your energy. – THE SILVER BODY: A 5-week program for intermediates that increases strength while also maintaining muscular and cardiovascular endurance. – THE GOLD BODY: An advanced 9-week program that turns the body into a muscle-building fat-burning machine—complete with six-pack abs and as much energy as LL Cool J. – THE PLATINUM BODY: A hard-core 3-week fat-torching program LL used to prepare for his "Control Myself" video—a new level in ripped-to-the-bone fitness and sex appeal. – PLUS, THE DIAMOND BODY: A special 4-week program for women who want to shape up fast for summer or a special event. Jam-packed with photos of LL demonstrating exercises and complete with meal plans and recipes that will fuel your workouts while promoting fat loss, LL Cool J's Platinum Workout will transform your body and the way you think about exercise—for life.

  • 101 Get-Lean Workouts and Strategies

    101 Get-Lean Workouts and Strategies
    Muscle & Fitness

    Packed with cutting-edge training programs that are backed by scientific research and proven by professional trainers and athletes, this workbook provides the very best fat-burning workouts. Containing numerous fitness regimens, this book provides the step-by-step instructions necessary to effectively shed fat and to get into optimal shape. In addition, this collection buttresses the workouts with comprehensive meal plans that ensure readers maximize fat loss while also increasing energy levels and maintaining overall health.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Rugby

    The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Rugby
    Rob Price

    "The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Rugby" is the most comprehensive and up-to-date rugby-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year round rugby-specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other rugby book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will increase the players power and quickness resulting in more effectiveness in rucks and mauls. By using this program, you will make considerable gains in your strength, agility, and stamina which will result in more success in scrums and have you competing strong until the final whistle. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

  • Men s Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide: More Than 21,000 Moves Designed to Build Muscle, Increase Strength, and Burn Fat

    Men’s Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide: More Than 21,000 Moves Designed to Build Muscle, Increase Strength, and Burn Fat
    Myatt Murphy

    The easiest, most inexpensive way to build muscle strength, size, and power turns out to be the best, with this supremely effective guide from the world's largest men's magazineWorkout fads and fitness equipment come and go, but as trainers and bodybuilders know: nothing tops a simple set of dumbbells for convenience, reliability, and versatility when you are trying to build muscles and get in shape. In Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide, Myatt Murphy, a fitness expert and longtime contributor to Men's Health, shows readers how to use dumbbells to develop just about every part of their bodies.For anyone who believes that dumbbells can be used only for arms and shoulders, Myatt Murphy proves them wrong. Featuring 200 photographs, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises demonstrates how to perform a total body workout and get maximum results. There are exercises here—lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, shrugs, kickbacks, presses, and more—that develop abs, arms, chest, legs, and shoulders, along with innovative new ways to get the most of this versatile piece of strength-training equipment.With instructions for creating literally thousands of dumbbell exercises for the novice to advanced lifter, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises will be an indispensable addition to any home gym.

  • The No-BS Guide to Workout Supplements

    The No-BS Guide to Workout Supplements
    Michael Matthews

    If you want to know once and for all what is and isn’t worth your money when it comes to workout supplements…and the ridiculous tricks and ploys supplement companies use to convince you to waste your money on worthless junk…then you want to read this book.Let me ask you question.Do you really believe half of the crap supplement companies claim these days?Pump your muscles full of 13,432 milligrams of advanced, muscle-building compounds guaranteed to make you bigger, leaner, and stronger!Tap into the power of this anabolic substrate and unlock your true muscle-building genetic potential.The powerful lipolytic enzymes in our patent-pending proprietary blend literally melt the fat off your body. Getting shredded has never been so easy!Thanks to the perfect balance of micronized amino acids, your muscles get exactly what they need to rapidly recover, grow, and smash each and every workout.The marketing hype only gets more and more ridiculous. Who can we believe? Are all supplements a waste of money?This book was written to set the record straight on what works and why, and what doesn't. And it’s not just one author’s opinion—it is based solely on peer-reviewed, published studies on each and every type of supplement reviewed. This book contains over 80 scientific citations, so you can verify all the conclusions and advice for yourself.Here’s a sample of some of the things you’re going to learn when you read this book:The “conspiracy” between the supplement companies and the workout magazines to keep you forever spinning your wheels in the gym, buying their products.The 9 principles of proper nutrition that enables you to maintain a lean, strong physique without having to count every calorie or obsess over everything you eat.Which types of protein supplements are best for building muscle, and which are overhyped and overpriced. Which supplements have actually been scientifically proven to help with muscle growth, and which have been debunked but still are pushed in advertisements every day.Why you don’t need to slam down amino acid drinks every day to build muscle, and the one circumstance where using such a product is actually recommended (and why!).The real truth about testosterone and growth hormone boosters. Do any of them work? Are they worth it? Find out.And more…The bottom line is if you’re spending money on workout supplements or just want to know the secrets of this industry and its many products, then you want to read this book.SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERSWith this book you'll also get a free 41-page bonus report from the author called "12 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making."In this free bonus report, you're going to learn the truth behind 12 of the most common health & fitness myths out there that ruin people's efforts to get fit. If you've ever wondered about things like if your genetics are holding you back…if eating carbohydrates actually makes you fat…if skipping breakfast is unhealthy…what it really takes to “get toned”… then you need to read this report.Scroll up and click the "Buy" button now and learn what the supplement companies don’t want you know about what works, what doesn’t, and what you can do to get the most out of your supplementation routine!

  • Weight Training for Golf: The Ultimate Guide

    Weight Training for Golf: The Ultimate Guide
    Kai Fusser

    This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date golf specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of the most effective weight training flexibility and abdominal exercises used by golfers world-wide. Including World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam and the 2010 US Open Champion Graeme McDowell. This book features year round golf specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance. No other golf book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book enables golfers of all skill levels to add extra yardage to their drives and irons without having to buy the latest technology in golf. By following this program you can develop the flexibility and strength required to eliminate fatigue and increase distance with every club in your bag.

  • Men s Health Power Training: Build Bigger, Stronger Muscles Through Performance-Based Conditioning

    Men’s Health Power Training: Build Bigger, Stronger Muscles Through Performance-Based Conditioning
    Robert Dos Remedios

    One of the nation's elite strength and conditioning coaches presents a unique training program designed to help men achieve functional strength and muscular balance throughout their bodiesFor decades, the conventional measure of an individual's strength was the amount of weight he could bench press. Now, that measure is being challenged by expert trainers like Robert dos Remedios who argue that the variety of movement patterns used in functional training is the real key to getting bigger, stronger, and more powerful. In Men's Health Power Training, this acclaimed collegiate strength and conditioning coach describes in detail the methods he has used to develop hundreds of Division I scholarship athletes, including several current NFL players.The key features that make this book a standout in the fitness field include:• exercises geared toward functional strength that can be utilized in real-world situations, from playing sports to lifting furniture• training sessions that are short, intense, and highly effective• compound, multijoint exercises that replace the less-effective isolation exercises found in many fitness books• no-nonsense dietary information utilizing a new and innovative food pyramid developed by the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition that will optimize strength gains, recovery, and physical progress

  • Solitary Fitness - You Don t Need a Fancy Gym or Expensive Gear to be as Fit as Me

    Solitary Fitness – You Don’t Need a Fancy Gym or Expensive Gear to be as Fit as Me
    Charles Bronson

    Charlie Bronson has spent three decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process. Now, in this no-nonsense guide to getting fit and staying fit, he reveals just how he's done it. Forget fancy gyms, expensive running shoes and designer outfits, what you need are the facts on what really works and the motivation to get on with the job. From his cell at Wakefield Prison, Charlie has complied this perfect guide to show you the best way to burn those calories, tone your abs and build your stamina giving you the know-how you need to be at the peak of mental and physical form.

  • ABS for Life - The No.1 Solution on How to Get Six Pack ABS

    ABS for Life – The No.1 Solution on How to Get Six Pack ABS
    Neil Frost

    When you think of abs you most likely think of magazine models with abs so tight you could grate cheese on them! Your pessimistic side may also think of bland diets and endless hours in the gym. Therefore, you assume abs are reserved only for models, bodybuilders or Hollywood celebrities. Not true! This book is going to take your average body and turn it into something you never thought possible. Finally separating the facts from the fiction, the Abs for Life System is your complete body makeover manual to lose that unwanted fat and uncover those abs you never knew you had. The book features the Lean for Life Nutrition System which combines a unique carb rotation method, proven to get lean and stay lean. The book also incorporates The Lean Muscle Plan, which is a Weight Training System to build, sculpt and tone your entire physique. No stone is left unturned with the Abs for Life System, it is without doubt the most comprehensive Body Makeover System to date!

  • Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

    Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
    Michael Matthews

    This book has helped thousands of men build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?If you want to get muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, extreme dieting, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym . . . regardless of your age . . . you want to read this book.Here’s the deal:Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut.- You don't need to: Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders "swear by." Most pills and powders do absolutely nothing.- You don't need to: Constantly change up your weightlifting routine to gain muscle mass quickly and effectively. Muscle building is much simpler than that.- You don't need to: Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding through grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere.- You don't need to: Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. In fact, you don't have to do any cardio to get the body you really want.- You don't need to: Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Instead, you can get the body you want eating the foods you love.Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.And in this book you’re going to learn something most guys will never know . . .The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze . . . and it only takes a few months.Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:- The 10 biggest fat loss and muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys fat, weak, and frustrated.- The 3 scientific laws of muscle growth and fat loss that literally force your body to get bigger, leaner, and stronger. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to build muscle and lose fat once you know what you're doing.- How to create flexible diet plans that help you transform your body composition eating the foods you love…and without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."- A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you build a big, full chest . . . a wide, tapered back . . . thick, powerful legs . . . and strong, bulging arms . . . spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week…doing challenging, fun workouts that you enjoy.- A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn’t, saving you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year on pills and powders.- And a whole lot more!Imagine . . . just 12 weeks from now . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day . . .The bottom line is you CAN get that "Hollywood hunk" body without following boring, bland “bodybuilder” diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.SPECIAL BONUSES FOR READERSWith this fitness book, you'll also get a FREE 56-page reference guide with all of the book’s key takeaways, a year’s worth of Bigger Leaner Stronger workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!So, scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

  • Tabata Workout Handbook: Achieve Maximum Fitness With Over 100 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workout Plans

    Tabata Workout Handbook: Achieve Maximum Fitness With Over 100 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workout Plans
    Roger Hall

    Achieve new levels of fitness in just minutes a day with high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts…tabata style!A long-time favorite of athletes looking to reach their peak and stay competitive, high intensity interval training (HIIT) burns body fat with more efficiency than any other method. By pushing your body close to its exercise limits for very brief periods, HIIT achieves real results in improving both cardiovascular and respiratory functions. Requiring less time than any other method of fitness, tabata, a form of HIIT, is now acknowledged to be the single most advantageous form of exercise for any number of fitness goals.Tabata lets you push your body to its physical limits—getting the results you want while avoiding stress-based injuries and unwanted setbacks. Requiring little to no equipment, tabata is as affordable as it is effective. The Tabata Workout Handbook lets you tailor the intensity of your workout to your starting ability. And since each movement only takes 4 minutes to complete, tabata is perfect for any schedule!The Tabata Workout Handbook includes:• Over 100 tabata routines, with endless possible variations• Weighted tabata workout drills, letting you work tabata into any strength-building program• Detailed, easy-to-understand exercise descriptions to help you master each tabata movement• Tips on how to best supplement your existing workout regimen, letting you customize your tabata experience to fit your needs• Tabata Tracker journal pages to help you keep track of your progressWhether you’re looking to intensify an existing workout, increase your fitness results, or overcome your personal fitness plateau and reach new heights, The Tabata Workout Handbook shows you how!

  • Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way

    Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way
    Michael Mejia

    A state-of-the-art weight-lifting and nutritional blueprint for "skinny" guys who want to pack on muscleLet's face it, naturally skinny guys are at a distinct genetic disadvantage when it comes to building muscle mass. But with the proper advice, these "hardgainers" definitely can realize their fitness goals. In Scrawny to Brawny, the authors draw on their years of practical experience as private strength and nutrition coaches to provide hardgainers with: • A progressive, state-of-the-art program that optimizes results with shorter, less frequent workouts that maximize compound exercises • A unique, action-based perspective on nutrition that shows how to prepare quick muscle-building meals and snacks-and how to take advantage of several critical times in the day when muscle growth can be stimulated by food intake • Vital information on how to identify and fix any weak links in their physiques that may be precursors to injuryDesigned not only for frustrated adult hardgainers but also–with its strong anti-steroid message–a terrific book for the large teen market, Scrawny to Brawny fills a significant gap in the weight-lifting arsenal.

  • Maximus Body: The Physical and Mental Training Plan That Shreds Your Body, Builds Serious Strength, and Makes You Unstoppably Fit

    Maximus Body: The Physical and Mental Training Plan That Shreds Your Body, Builds Serious Strength, and Makes You Unstoppably Fit
    Bobby Maximus

    Men's Health magazine's #1 personal trainer delivers cutting-edge, high-intensity workouts to help you pack serious muscle and become unstoppably fit. From the man responsible for the gym that trained the actors in the movie 300 comes cutting-edge fitness strategies, 100 workouts, and a training plan that has successfully transformed A-list actors and actresses, elite special-forces soldiers, all-star athletes, and everyday men and women. With Bobby Maximus’s guidance you too can become one of the most insanely fit people the world has ever seen. The diets and workouts that promise easy results in minutes per day have tricked masses into wasting their money on false promises. Supplements, smoothies, and 4-minute workouts aren’t getting people any fitter. Getting that shredded body requires real commitment and real work—and Bobby can show you how. Maximus Body features circuit-style workouts that will push you to your limits and work your whole body. With a plethora of exercises like “Don’t Ask Me About Your Abs,” that work your core with a combination of sit ups, push ups, pull ups, and even leg raises, you can develop an exercise routine that fits your needs. Whether you are overweight and trying to get back into shape, or a high-level athlete trying to gain that extra edge, Maximus Body offers up thousands of once-secret ways to burn fat, add lean muscle, reveal a shredded 8-pack, and build mind-bending physical fitness.

  • The Men s Health Home Workout Bible

    The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible
    Lou Schuler

    Get bigger biceps, broad shoulders, a bigger bench press, powerful legs, cut abs . . . without ever leaving your home! The body you want, in the space you have. The strength you want, with the equipment you have. The muscles you want, in the time you have. You don't need to join a gym to get in shape. In fact, for a lot of guys, the gym is an impediment to getting in shape. The crowds, the inconvenience, the intimidation, the time, the commute– by the time you add it all up, you could end up investing 2 hours to get 45 minutes of exercise. No matter how little space you have, no matter how little equipment you have, no matter how little time you have, you can get the results you want without stepping inside a gym. The Men's Health Home Workout Bible by Lou Schuler and Michael Mejia, M.S., C.S.C.S. gives you…* Four full-body muscle plans:The Body Weight PlanThe Dumbbell PlanThe Barbell PlanThe Multistation-Machine Plan* Custom training plans for strength, fat loss, aerobic fitness, and sports performance* Buying advice for weights, benches, machines, cardio equipment, and exercise videos* Complete guidelines for turning your home into a state-of-the-art fitness centerWith beginner, intermediate, and advanced full-body workouts for each type of equipment, The Men's Health Home Workout Bible gives you more than 400 exercises altogether, photographed and fully described. From pushups to power cleans, from crunches to jump squats, we show you how to get more muscle and strength at home, whether you're a complete beginner or a competitive athlete.The Men's Health Home Workout Bible is a personal trainer, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 101 High-Intensity Workouts for Fast Results

    101 High-Intensity Workouts for Fast Results
    The Editors of Muscle & Fitness

    Aimed towards anyone tired of spending countless hours training with weights and doing cardio and without seeing additional gains, "101 High-Intensity Workouts For Fast Results" provides a lifetime of workouts that continually increase lean muscle mass and reduce body fat using scientifically proven methods of short, high-intensity bouts of training.

  • The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis

    The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    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 stilt 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 throughoutCovering every level of 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 all international film star, 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.

  • Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body

    Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body
    Michael Matthews

    This book has helped thousands of women build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym . . . you want to read this bookHere’s the deal:Building lean muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut.- You don't need to: Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements, “detoxes,” or “skinny teas.” Most pills and powders do absolutely nothing.- You don't need to: Constantly change up your workout routine to get lean, defined muscles. It’s much simpler than that.- You don't need to: Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding through grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere.- You don't need to: Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly, hip, and thigh fat. In fact, you probably don't have to do any cardio to get the body you really want.- You don't need to: Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get fit. Instead, you can get the body you want eating the foods you love.Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep gals from ever achieving the lean, toned, sexy, and healthy bodies they truly desire.And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will never know . . .The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze . . . and it only takes 8 to 12 weeks.Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:- The 10 biggest fat loss and muscle-building myths and mistakes that keep women overweight, weak, and frustrated.- The 3 scientific laws of lean muscle growth and fat loss that literally force your body to get fitter, leaner, and stronger. You’ll be shocked at how easy it really is to build lean muscle and lose fat once you know what you’re doing.- How to create flexible diet plans that help you transform your body composition eating the foods you love—without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you’re “on a diet.”- A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you add lean muscle to all the right places and get sexy, athletic curves . . . spending no more than three to six hours in the gym every week . . . doing challenging, fun workouts you enjoy.- A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn’t, saving you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year.- And a whole lot more!Imagine . . . just 12 weeks from now . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day . . .The bottom line is you CAN get that “Hollywood babe” body without following boring, bland “bodybuilder” diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.SPECIAL BONUSES FOR READERSWith this fitness book, you'll also get a FREE 56-page reference guide with all of the book’s key takeaways, a year’s worth of Bigger Leaner Stronger workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!So, scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

  • Live Well With Louise: Fitness & Food to Feel Strong & Happy

    Live Well With Louise: Fitness & Food to Feel Strong & Happy
    Louise Thompson

    'I'm a firm believer that if you have something to say that might benefit others then you should speak up about it! There are ways to move forward and improve your outlook; small changes might just make a BIG difference, in the same way they have for me.'The last two years have been a game-changer for Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson and she is feeling stronger than ever, both mentally and physically. In Live Well with Louise she shares her personal story for the first time, opening up about her battles with anxiety, self-confidence, her relationship with food and alcohol, and the pressures of social media. Falling in love with fitness and food have played a huge part in her journey; in the book she shares her favourite 30-minute home workouts and over 70 of the delicious recipes she loves to cook, along with lots of practical tips on how to focus on the good, simple stuff that can help us stay positive amidst the stresses and ups and downs of daily life. For Louise, a happier wellbeing is about getting stronger in every sense, eating good food, being active, discovering the things you really enjoy, learning new skills, connecting with people, embracing imperfection and letting go of the past. Through her own experiences, she wants to inspire readers to make positive changes and motivate them to stay on the right path once they've found it. (Fitness and recipes have been developed alongside qualified professionals)

  • Men s Health The Body You Want in the Time You Have: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Leaner and Building Muscle with Workouts that Fit Any Schedule

    Men’s Health The Body You Want in the Time You Have: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Leaner and Building Muscle with Workouts that Fit Any Schedule
    Myatt Murphy

    The former fitness editor of Men's Health magazine presents the ultimate no-excuses workout book for time-pressed men and women at every fitness level.For most people, the hardest hurdle to overcome in following a fitness regimen is simply finding the time to do it. But as this book shows, it is possible to burn fat, build muscle, and stay fit—no matter how much (or little) time one has! That's the promise fitness expert Myatt Murphy makes in this fabulous new exercise guide—the first book that offers a wide range of workouts catered to any schedule. Workouts are organized by how many days a week individuals have to exercise, and subdivided into 10-, 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute exercise blocks. There are four variations on each of the above regimens—one for building lean muscle, one for weight loss, one for muscle power, and one that gives the best of all three. All in all, there are 120 workout choices, each specifically created to match the exerciser's current goals! Murphy shows how to complete any workout in a time-efficient way and how to compensate for limited time with different exercises that will keep muscles challenged. More than 250 photographs illustrate the exercises, and sound nutritional tips round out this all-new approach to fitness—destined to be the workout bible for countless busy people.

  • Your First Proper Six-Day Bodybuilding Training Program

    Your First Proper Six-Day Bodybuilding Training Program
    Scott Abel

    Gain muscle, and take your training to the next level!If you're trying to build muscle and sculpt a physique, you know that you need more volume than you did when you first started, but the trick is adding that volume intelligently — otherwise it's just "junk" volume.So, what do you do? This six-day bodybuilding training program is designed specifically to help trainees "graduate" to a full, proper 6-day program. This book is for: ● Trainees who have never tried a 6-day bodybuilding program before. ● Trainees who have tried a 6-day program, but found it was too much and they couldn't recover. ● Trainees who haven't been getting the results from their current programs. ● Personal trainers who don't want to give their clients cookie cutter programs. ● Anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of program design. About the Training ProgramThe program in this book is a 15-week program, comprised of three 5-week cycles. It uses the famous 5X5 rep scheme, but balances that with 1) hypertrophy-focused work and higher rep schemes, and 2) weeks of active recovery built right into the program. The book contains two versions of the program: the regular version, and an "advanced" version you can return to later on. (There are instructions in the book for using the program "as-is," and what to do before moving on to the advanced version of it.) Is this program just for bodybuilders? No. Anyone can do the program; you don't need to be interested in the stage to get a lot out of it. Is this for natural trainees? Yes, all my programs are. Is it for men or women? Both. The program will work for men and women; it is designed for those who want to sculpt a better physique. Who is this program not for? Someone who doesn't have six days per week to train. Put another way, the answer to "Well, can I do this program, but only do it three days a week?" is "NO." This is a six-day program. The recovery time, the density of training, and so on, only work when you do the program as written. Also, if your goal is to "get strong," or increase your 1 rep max, this program is quite possibly for you. You will get stronger on the program, but that's really not its primary goal. Depending on the trainee, the program might be what a strength-focused trainee needs, just in terms of changing it up, but that's not guaranteed. Again: it's for those who want a balanced, aesthetically pleasing physique. How do I know I'm ready for this program? Briefly, you should have some experience training four days per week or five days per week. For example, don't jump straight from a 2x/week program like "Starting Strength" into this one. But you canjump from most traditional bodybuilding split programs into this one. Buy your copy of Your First Proper Six-Day Bodybuilding Training Program now and get more out of your training.

  • 101 Workouts for Women: Everything You Need to Get a Lean, Strong, and Fit Physique

    101 Workouts for Women: Everything You Need to Get a Lean, Strong, and Fit Physique
    Muscle & Fitness Hers

    "Muscle & Fitness Hers" magazine has provided a program of rapid-fire core workouts for those seeking to "get moving" on a weight-training fitness program or for those who wish to expand, freshen-up, and enhance their workout regimen. There are 101 photo-illustrated workouts that allow enthusiasts the opportunity to glance at the photo during a workout to check their faithful following of the routine. Whether a novice or an experienced weight trainer, the chapters offer different programs for levels of progress as well as a guide to designing personalized workout systems. Moreover, fitness and well-being are considered with a presentation on cardio primer and a feature on basic fitness nutrition as well. "101 Workouts For Women" provides a complete one-stop get-fit package for fitness enthusiasts.

  • Men s Health Your Body Is Your Barbell: No Gym. Just Gravity. Build a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You in 28 Days!

    Men’s Health Your Body Is Your Barbell: No Gym. Just Gravity. Build a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You in 28 Days!
    Bj Gaddour

    With Men's Health Your Body Is Your Barbell, a reader will have no excuse not to get into the best shape of his or her life—simply, easily, and in just 6 weeks in the convenience of his or her own home. Metabolic training expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, whom Men's Health magazine calls one of the 100 fittest men of all time, has created a remarkably efficient and effective body-transforming workout and nutrition program based on just a handful of simple moves, the Bodyweight Eight. These no-equipment-required exercises are all one needs to build a strikingly symmetrical, perfectly proportioned, and classically beautiful physique, just like BJ's.Once readers master each legendary fitness feat with perfect form, they will use BJ's scalable, step-by-step progressions to go from ground zero to superhero. From these exercise variations, readers can construct hundreds of personalized workouts. Dozens of sample routines are already demonstrated through big, bold how-to photographs within the book and organized by goal, duration, intensity, and targeted body zone. This is the only book a man or woman needs to achieve the body he or she has always wanted anywhere—and without gear.

  • Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don t Know You re Making

    Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making
    Michael Matthews

    If you’ve ever felt lost in the sea of contradictory training and diet advice out there and you just want to know once and for all what works and what doesn’t—what’s scientifically true and what’s false—when it comes to building muscle and getting ripped, then you need to read this book.Let me ask you a question. Do any of the following claims sound familiar?“I have bad genetics—I’m a ‘hardgainer.’”“You have to work your abs more to get a six-pack.”“When doing cardio, you want your heart rate in the ‘fat burning zone.’”“You have to do cardio for 20 minutes before your body starts burning fat.”“Don’t eat at night if you want to lose weight.”“Steroids make you look great.”“I’m overweight because I have a slow metabolism.”You’ve probably heard one or more of these statements before, and the sad truth is lies like these have ruined many people’s fitness ambitions. There are many, many more.Thanks to the overwhelming amount of fitness pseudo-science and lies being pushed on us every day by bogus magazines and self-styled “gurus,” it’s becoming harder and harder to get in shape. Muscle Myths was written to debunk the most commonplace and harmful gimmicks, fads, myths, and misinformation in the health and fitness industry. Here are just some of the things you’ll learn in this book:Why you don’t have to cut carbohydrates (carbs), or fat, or eat weird combinations of food to lose weight.The truth about supplements and why 99% of them are a complete waste of money (and the few that are actually scientifically proven to work).What it actually takes to “tone up”—and it’s not doing “shaping exercises” (these don’t exist) or doing a million reps every workout.Why women shouldn’t be training differently than men if they want the lean, toned, and sexy type of body that they see in magazines, TV shows, and movies.The scientific secrets of getting a six-pack. Forget 6-minute gimmicks, doing endless crunches, and hours of grueling cardio—it’s actually pretty easy when you know what you’re doing.Training and diet methods that will completely shatter any perceived “genetic barriers” that you think are holding you back from building a muscular, lean physique that you love.The proper way to stretch so you don’t sap your strength and risk injury. (Most people do this wrong and suffer the consequences without even realizing it.)And much more.With the information in this book, you can save the money, time, and frustration of buying into misleading diet plans and products that promise unattainable results. You can become your own personal trainer and start getting real results with your diet and exercise.Scroll up and click the “Buy” button now to learn the no-BS truth of how to look good and feel great without having to endure tortuously restrictive diets or long, grueling exercise routines.