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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 [Kindle Edition]

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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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 throughout

Covering 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.

About the Author

Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Thal, Austria in 1947, was Governer of California from 2003-2011. Before that, he had a long career starring in such films as the Terminator series, Stay Hungry, for which he won a Golden Globe,Twins, Predator, and Junior. His first book Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder was a bestseller when publisher in 1977 and has never been out of print since. The New Modern Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding has sold more than half a million copies in the past decade. Total Recall is his first public reflection on his term as Governor during what was perhaps California's most tumultous decade.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 106801 KB
  • Print Length: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Re-issue edition (3 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080GV276
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,710 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
This book is exactly what it says it is- an encyclopedia. It is divided into no less than five "books." Measuring in at about one and a half inches thick, if the info contained inside doesn't help you get bigger, just try lifting the book!

A quick rundown of each chapter. The first book is basically an introduction to bodybuilding, covering a lot of miscellaneous, but important topics. The second book covers the training programs, the third the body part exercises, and the fourth book competing. The fifth and last book covers nutrition and diets.

As you can tell, there's really only one word to describe this book- comprehensive. Would have liked to see a little more on injuries, for example there only about a half page on shoulder injuries, but then again this isn't exactly a sports medicine book either. Weightlifters who have a shoulder problem or rotator cuff tear might also want to take a look at Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Stop whining" and buy this book 5 Dec. 2013
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Everything you need to know and more about bodybuilding. Great for everyone from the beginner to the advanced bodybuilder. Excellent.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All The Lifting Literature You’ll Ever Need 24 Feb. 2014
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This massive tome has essentially become my manual. For almost a year I applied myself to Scott McRobert’s minimalist-conservative approach with almost no results to show for it (i followed it loyally). Prior to that I had experimented with other approaches such as training one muscle-group per day (3-5 sets per exercise max), and even training all muscle-groups in one day (1-3 sets per muscle group).

None of the other approaches I tried required as much brutally hard work and training time as the Schwarzenegger approach does. However, I quickly learned that there really is no substitute for hard work.

The guidelines in this book are the culmination of around one hundred years of collective body-building expertise, years of blood, sweat and tears from decades of trial and error. That alone should satisfy the curiosity of someone considering the viability of the hardcore approach insisted upon in this ground-breaking work.

The Basic Program’s prescription amounts to 5-8 sets per EXERCISE across a two muscle-group session per day resulting in three sessions performed twice per week, i.e. chest & back is sessions 1 performed twice per week; shoulders & arms is session 2 and legs & lower back session 3 both also performed twice per week. This is essentially training six days per week and 30+ sets per day. Furthermore, the rest periods between sets are encouraged to be no more than a minute to a minute and a half in order to push the muscle to it’s maximum point of exertion.

My one gripe is that I would personally have liked to have seen fewer pictures of professional bodybuilders posing, and more pictures of professional bodybuilders TRAINING.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 28 Aug. 2013
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My husband loves this book and won't put it down it is a bible for good health and has a wealth of knowledge in to keep you busy for years, apart from the spine unsticking a bit it is perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars you will learn a lot 16 Oct. 2013
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very good interesting read written by the best! Anybody taking up for the first time or even the seasoned bodybuilder will enjoy and learn from Arnold's encyclopedia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A happy chappie 17 Dec. 2013
By Zach J
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Very in depth, full of infor and tips. very happy with the product. it is what it says on the tin. might however be slightly out of date given it was printed in the late 80s. though who can stump info from one of the great legends before the mass monsters came and took over the stage?!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 21 Nov. 2013
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I bought this as a gift for my muscular boyfriend. He couldn't have been happier. He has been fixated on it ever since he received it and he was so grateful. Arnold is an inspiration to many, myself included.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Too many photos, but still good 6 Mar. 2013
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Some reviewers were complaining that book is too generic - I disagree. It goes well into details, although one has to give it in-depth reading in order to find answers. Too many pictures of steroid flesh is abit distracting though, thats why give it only 4stars.
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