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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

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible Of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated And Revised is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
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, 10.88 × 8.5 × 1.8 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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I am a woman using this guide.... and I love it !!! Aronld knows his stuff. So many exercises, detailed instructions. Easy to use fitness plans, and nutrition guides. I recommend this bodybuilding bible to all who would like to workout.. correctly
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Look elsewhere Although I have the outmost respect for Arnold Schwarzenegger, I must say that this 800+ page book is nothing other than outdated systems and programs. This revised version does include some new concepts but still holds to the old style 4sets, 10 reps, 3 exercise scheme of the past. There are many books out there written by fitness pros that will provide much more indepth and scientific approaches to muscle building - and save you time in the gym at the gym while you're at it. Unless you are genetically endowed (as Arnold was) and/or appreciate "the chemical" approach to bodybuilding - the programs proposed will provide very little results if any. All this to say, look for a little less content and a little more sustence!
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complete treatise If I could only read one book to learn about bodybuilding, it would be this book. The advice is given through the lense of Arnold's own experience. It's not some unknown guy just talking about theories based on a few studies - it's a detailed account of how Arnold trained and what the Golden Age bodybuilders did to build the greatest physiques the world has ever seen.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book This is an awesome book. I was reading through it really quickly, and then bought it as a base point to know exactly how to achieve great muscle mass. All other books tell you vaguely what you need to do and what you need to eat, but this book goes into massive details.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Seven Olympia titles does not make one an expert. Definitely a fascinating book for anyone who is a bodybuilding buff. The problem with Arnold's book however, is that without the great genetics (muscle recovery & body type) or the drug support that is required to be a top bodybuilder, the average guy will simply overtrain and fail to enjoy all the benefits that weightlifting has to offer (using his methods). Also, there is not enough information covering the safe and proper execution of squats and deadlifts - two of the best muscle-building exercises can be also two of the most hazardous when not performed correctly. For those who have the book, and have not gotten the results they thought they would, it would be worth examining how men trained before steriods began to change the so-called fitness world back in the 1950s.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book available This is the best book on the subject of bodybuilding. With over 800 pages there is as much information as you could want, including info and tips on hundreds of specific exercises. The book is divided into sections, so you can easily find what you want and pass what you don't. It has great and accurate information, and will be the best book out there until Arnold makes a revised edition. For Arnold fans, there are hundreds of great pictures...but this is just what it says, and encyclopedia of bodybuilding. If you want Arnolds biography, pick up The Education of a Bodybuilder, by Arnold Schwarzenegger (which is a great book, by the way) (The encyclopedia does have info on Arnold, but is not as detailed as the book I recommended)
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is Amazing. I've read and sold dozens of other books and fitness and nothing compares.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is the best for anyone it gives you anything you need to know if you want to bodybuild or u just want to get in shape it has input from arnold schwarzennegger other bodybuilders various doctors and many more experts in the feild.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing!!! this book is a God send. its very detailed and easy to learn. All the excercises have very detailed instructions for the best total workout. Arnold is the man!!! this book is abosolutely fanatstic. helped me get fit enough to join the army, thats how good it is.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comprehensive Comperhensive and helpful book for beginners through experts. The best I could find after my tiring search for a complete book.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bodybuilding book ever This is the best book of bodybuilding ever publisheded. it contains every drop of info. a reader could want to know.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Larger than life This is the book you want to get your hands on if your seriously interested in bodybuilding!! The information found in this book is the ultimate recipe for bodybuilding success.
Date published: 2013-10-24

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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, 10.88 × 8.5 × 1.8 in

Published: November 5, 1999

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684857219

ISBN - 13: 9780684857213

Read from the Book

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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