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An encylopaedia of exercises is exactly what it is....excellent ref. book
on 26 January 2013
An excellent reference for the enthusiastic exerciser, or gym instructor/personal trainer. After about 20 pages of introductory theory, there follows 270 pages of exercise suggestions, very well illustrated, clearly laid out and explained, variations given, with other tips, helpful comments, and common mistakes.
I particularly appreciate the fact that it is science-based, not simply the exercise programme of some 20 stone, vein bulging, steroid using monster who happens to like a particular set of exercises suitable for him. Nor is it a collection of weird and wonderful suggestions of a maverick writer trying to push a particular off- the-wall theory
I highly recommend this reasonably-priced, authoritative text book. If you want detailed material on nutrition, lifting theory, training techniques and so on look elsewhere, but as an inclusive compendium of exercises, this book is excellent