Body Sculpting Bible for Men, Third Edition Paperback – 26 Jan 2012
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About the Author
Hugo A. Rivera is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, engineer and international best selling fitness author with over 20 years of bodybuilding experience. He is also the "New York Times" About.com Guide to Bodybuilding and continues to educate others on how to use bodybuilding in order to achieve their goals.
James Villepigue is a bestselling fitness author of 23 books. He is a nationally certified personal trainer and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, under the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS). He has been educating and motivating people for over 20 years.
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Top Customer Reviews
I am especially fond of the description of the body sculpting exercises. Each description goes into the details of the proper alignment, technique and form. Even though the book describes a very large set of exercises for the legs, back, chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and abdominals, the descriptions are always fresh, detailed, and give useful hints on how to perform each exercise as to get maximum gain. I have truly learned from them.
The authors propose their 14-day bodysculpting workout, and a similar periodic scheme for nutrition. I personally find this proposal innovative, and have made good use of the many illustrative workout schemes.
The quality of writing is excellent. Moreover, a DVD is included which presents a summary of the main contributions of this book, and a live demonstration of many of the exercises.
This book can be used as a reference book (for getting back to the detailed discussions of exercises to ensure you are performing them accurately). It also serves as an introduction to an appropriate nutrition plan.
I have recommended this book personally to friends, and encourage you to have a closer look in case you want to get the most of your investments in a well-shaped body.
This book might prove useful to someone who has never stepped inside a gym in their life, though I doubt it! The work out exercises are all very basic (squats, bench press, DB curl), with nothing to add variety if you are already a frequent gym attendee.
Whilst these exercises might be good for the complete novice, the photographs illustrating the moves are laughably amateur, and completely un-inspirational, which, for most novices, is probably as necessary as basic nutrition and work out exercises. The layout of the book is drab and actively works against the reader spending any time trying to discover any worthwhile information from its pages. I'm sure the nutrition section is fine, unfortunately, I wasn't paying too much attention by then!!!
Without doubt, THE most un-inspirational physical fitness book I have had the displeasure of opening. I would think that the trades' description act should be invoked against the title!!
All in all though I have to admit that I have seen results that I had not been able to achieve before. This book is good to start off with and needs to be followed up with another book, which takes your results to the next level.
This isn't the book which you read and then throw away, you can always look
for how a certain exercise is done properly, how to create your own protein based diet and even a dvd with exercises is attached.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good description of the exercises, however, the other sections (i.e. nutrition and training plan) are very basic. Concepts are not well integrated togetherPublished on 22 April 2013 by Giuseppe
I found this book to be interesting, informative and practical. This book gives me the background I needed in terms of how my body processes food and turns it into energy and how... Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2011 by Paul Rafferty