Weight Training Basics
by Robert Kennedy
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Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
Size: 10 x 8 x 0.3 inches; Paperback-1997-fair condition, a little worn at edges--used books, secondhand books, out of print books, hard to find books, for sale, second-hand books, college books, student books, nonfiction, first edition, exlibrary books sold, signed copies, non-fiction books delivered world wide. Isbn 0-8069-9833-4, 0806998334. Despite the title, this isn't a book intended for the general public; it's an introduction to hard-core bodybuilding. As such, this terrific book offers a step-by-step guide to getting started in the weight room, selecting the right exercises and workout programs, and eating and resting properly. Robert Kennedy, publisher of MuscleMag International, scores major points for candor. He discusses the importance of genetics in bodybuilding, the inevitability of injury from weight training, and even the truth about steroids ("I have made two observations about regular steroid use, " he writes, "It almost always works, and it's almost always dangerous."). His enthusiasm for bodybuilding makes all those cautions go down pretty easily, and the overall effect of the book is highly motivational. If this book doesn't make you want to run out and pump some iron, nothing will.