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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible Of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated And Revised

by Arnold Schwarzenegger
with Bill Dobbins

Simon & Schuster | November 5, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 832 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 1.57 in

Published: November 5, 1999

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684857219

ISBN - 13: 9780684857213

Found in: Bodybuilding and Weight Training

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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible Of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated And Revised

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible Of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated And Revised

by Arnold Schwarzenegger
with Bill Dobbins

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 832 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 1.57 in

Published: November 5, 1999

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684857219

ISBN - 13: 9780684857213

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Foreword to the Second Edition Who would have thought that anyone could compile an encyclopedia on bodybuilding and resistance training, let alone one more than six hundred pages long? After all, how much is there to say about hoisting heavy metal plates? Bodybuilding isn''t, as they say, rocket science. Well, many people take exactly that approach when they begin a bodybuilding program; I know because they''re easy to spot at the gym. Such individuals generally load excessively heavy weights on a bar, heave the iron with whatever form it takes to get the weight up (with an extra thrust from the lower back for good measure), and then let the bar come crashing down. That''s not bodybuilding! Strong on desire but short on smarts, these folks are either sidelined by an injury or often will give up quickly because they aren''t seeing any significant results from all the work they''re doing. The truth is, it doesn''t take a Ph.D. to learn the complexities of bodybuilding, but neither does it come as naturally as, say, riding a bike. Heck, the bodybuilding vocabulary is like a foreign language: pyramid training, gastrocnemius, negatives, periodization, instinctive training, spotting. Learning the many distinct elements of resistance training, from the hundreds of unique exercises and variations to understanding how to put together a results-producing workout, all take time and practice. To make progress at the fastest rate possible, you''ve simply got to know what you''re doing. If
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Table of Contents

Contents Foreword BOOK ONE INTRODUCTION TO BODYBUILDING CHAPTER 1 EVOLUTION AND HISTORY The Transition to Bodybuilding Bodybuilding in the Forties and Fifties Bodybuilding in the Sixties Bodybuilding in the Seventies Pumping Iron Bodybuilding in the Eighties and Nineties The Explosive Growth of Bodybuilding The Arnold Classic Weekend The Profession of Bodybuilding Joe Weider The Evolution of Modern Training The Future of Bodybuilding Women''s Bodybuilding CHAPTER 2 THE ABCs OF BODYBUILDING Sport vs. Exercise System Progressive-Resistance Training Weightlifting, Resistance Training, and Bodybuilding Aerobics and Muscular Definition Bodybuilding for Athletes CHAPTER 3 THE TRAINING EXPERIENCE What You Think Is What You Get Training for Women CHAPTER 4 THE GYM The Gym Explosion What to Look for in a Gym Environment and Atmosphere Who Else Is Training in the Gym? You Don''t Have to Train in Los Angeles Gyms for Noncompetitors Training at Home CHAPTER 5 GETTING STARTED Fast and Slow Developers Free Weights vs. Machines -- A Matter of Gravity Shoes Gloves Straps Belts Wraps Head Straps Gravity Boots Rubber Suits Training Diary Bodybuilding and the Very Young Starting Late Bodybuilding and the Elderly Marking the Transition Competition BOOK TWO TRAINING PROGRAMS CHAPTER 1 BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES Individual Needs Progressive Resistance Reps Training to Failure Sets Full Range of Motion The Quality of Contraction Warming Up Power Training Heavy Days Overtraining and Recuperation Rest
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From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

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 suit your needs, whether you''re an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition
-- Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy
-- Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries
-- Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity
-- The fascinating history and growth of bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame"
-- And, of course, Arnold''s individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout

Covering every level of expertise and expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and an international filmstar, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness.

About the Author

Arnold Schwarzenegger has won more bodybuilding titles than anyone else in the world, including seven Mr. Olympia titles and three Mr. Universe titles. He has also won international fame as a movie superstar. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Maria Shriver, and their four children.

From Our Editors

Millions of people have made bodybuilding a part of their fitness routine and who better to get advice from than the man who's won more titles than anyone else in the world. From bodybuilders and gymnasts to golfers and dedicated exercisers, everyone is lifting weights to attain a better body and Arnold Schwarzenegger spells out exactly how to train safely and effectively. "The Terminator" offers detailed exercises for sculpting, strengthening and defining every muscle, as well as the latest diet and nutrition information in The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.
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