Starting Strength

Starting Strength Author Mark Rippetoe
ISBN-10 0976805421
Year 2007
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training is the new expanded version of the book that has been called "the best and most useful of fitness books." It picks up where Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners leaves off. With all new graphics and more than 750 illustrations, a more detailed analysis of the five most important exercises in the weight room, and a new chapter dealing with the most important assistance exercises, Basic Barbell Training offers the most complete examination in print of the most effective way to exercise.

The Barbell Prescription

The Barbell Prescription Author Jonathon Sullivan
ISBN-10 0982522770
Year 2016-12-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher
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The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems - the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence. The worst advice an older person ever gets is, Take it easy. Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, The Barbell Prescription challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health - and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job.

Starting Strength

Starting Strength Author Mark Rippetoe
ISBN-10 0976805405
Year 2005
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher
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Starting Strength offers a unique approach to coaching barbell weight training and is written by experienced coaches and sports scientists who designed it specifically for training beginners. Learn how to effectively and safely coach the basic core lifts and their programming in an easy to do, step-by-step process. Featuring the most heavily illustrated exercise chapters in print, Starting Strength shows the reader not only how to teach the lifts, but how to recognize and correct the technique errors common to all novice lifters. The book includes sequential animations of each exercise performed correctly, along with practical interpretations of coaching theory, and the anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles of training. It will help prepare coaches and personal trainers to be more effective strength and conditioning professionals.

Better Than Steroids

Better Than Steroids Author Dr. Warren Willey
ISBN-10 9781609846640
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Better Than Steroids is a summary of what you need to know to be a successful bodybuilder, athlete or just look freaking good! It covers in a stepwise fashion, the information you need to succeed and get your ultimate physique. It reviews why and how anabolic steroids work, which will lead us into why food programs, eating plans and tricks like the pre and post workout meal are not only comparable to anabolic steroids, but better! Also discussed is the importance of tracking your body composition, as those who are meticulous enough to do so are the ones who keep improving. Vital topics for bodybuilders and physique artist include a quick synopsis of water and information on Insulin and using its powerful anabolic activity in the way you eat. Also reviewed is the importance of The Free Window and its power in building muscle mass and creating a degree of leanness unimaginable while still enjoying a few of your favorite foods. The meat of the book is the eating plans: The top four eating plans for guaranteed success. They come with detailed instructions on how they work, when they work best, and how to design one for yourself. From leaning up to bulking up, these are the eating plans that work. They teach you how to use the most powerful drug out there, food, to your advantage. Dr. Willey says all the time: "Anyone can exercise, but only the ones who know HOW to eat make improvements and look good!" This is followed by the pre and post workout meals, the most important meals in a bodybuilder's day. With this information on utilization of these powerful meals, mass gain is optimized, fat is burned, soreness is reduced and recovery is enhanced! I then cover glycogen supercomensation, a dominant technique in the quest for maximal muscle gain. There is a detailed review of one of the most successful cardio routine out there, the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) program. Also included is a detailed section on weight lifting practices, as monotony in the gym will be the death of your goal attainment. Finally, BTS provides some algorithms for putting all the information together for your optimal achievement. Better Than Steroids is the most comprehensive study on bodybuilding nutrition. Join the thousands of successful readers and finally get that ultimate physique! This information is absolutely essential to not only obtaining that body you want, but maintaining the body you worked for!

5 3 1

5 3 1 Author Jim Wendler
ISBN-10 0557248299
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 102
Language en
Publisher
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The success of the 5/3/1 Method has been nothing short of extraordinary. For the past year, the response towards this simple but brutally effective training system has been overwhelming. This is because it works. And works for just about anyone willing to put in the discipline and work that getting stronger requiresElite level lifters to absolute beginners have all used the 5/3/1 Method; the basic tenets of strength training have and will never change. Big exercises, constant progress, and personal records will never go out of style.High school and college coaches are now using the 5/3/1 with their athletes with amazing success; it is easy to track, implement and will inspire any team to push for themselves to the limit.Powerlifters use this program, for both raw meets and geared meets.

Tactical Barbell

Tactical Barbell Author K. Black
ISBN-10 9781483575834
Year 2016-07-15
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Tactical athletes are a unique breed. You're expected to operate at an extraordinarily high level in stressful situations. Often in dangerous environments. As a SWAT operator, combat-arms soldier, or first responder, you have to be a Jack of All Trades. Let’s take that a step further. You have to achieve a degree of mastery. You have to be strong, have incredible levels of endurance, and be capable of sustained bursts of intense activity. All while tired, hungry, cold, or worse. You can’t train like a bodybuilder. You can't be sore for a week after 'leg' day, and unfortunately you can’t afford to specialise like a powerlifter. You have other abilities that need developing, things like your cardiovascular system, work capacity, and occupational skills. Anyone in the field knows it’s a constant juggling act trying to become (and stay) superhuman in multiple fitness domains. Maximal-strength is a foundational physical attribute for the tactical athlete. In English, this means it’s very important and contributes to the development of other physical qualities. If you’ve spent time in a combat arms military unit, you won't deny the benefits maximal-strength brings in terms of resiliency, load bearing capability, and injury prevention. Now it's pretty well established that the most efficient way to increase maximal-strength is through the use of barbells, due to the ease of incremental loading. However, the best barbell programs that currently exist aren’t designed with the tactical athlete in mind. Most of the good ones were developed by powerlifters and pure strength athletes. These programs are excellent, but seldom compatible with an operational lifestyle. On the flip side, most existing ‘tactical’ fitness programs give progressive barbell work lip-service only. You’ll get an occasional front squat or push-press mixed in with box jumps and burpees. But NO sustained or calculated progression model. The tactical community still tends to equate anything barbell-related with bodybuilding and non-functional training. TB fills that gap. It's a barbell strength program designed specifically for the tactical community using correct principles and best practices. TB will increase your maximal-strength and strength-endurance while taking into account the need to simultaneously train other fitness attributes. Tactical Barbell will provide you with a method of strength training designed for your unique arena. Periodization based, with a simple progression model that allows for a great degree of customization. You won’t find cables, balance boards or medicine balls here. What you'll get is a reliable, repeatable, cutting edge system designed to increase your strength dramatically, in a manner that leaves you time and energy to train all those other things you need to be good at. No fluff. No frills. If you’re in the tactical arena, you know talk is cheap. There's a built in strength testing component in this program. You will know whether or not your strength has increased, and by how much. Simple.

Scrawny to Brawny

Scrawny to Brawny Author Michael Mejia
ISBN-10 9781594868627
Year 2005-03-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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A state-of-the-art weight-lifting and nutritional blueprint for "skinny" guys who want to pack on muscle. Let's face it, naturally skinny guys are at a distinct genetic disadvantage when it comes to building muscle mass. But with the proper advice, these "hardgainers" definitely can realize their fitness goals. In Scrawny to Brawny, the authors draw on their years of practical experience as private strength and nutrition coaches to provide hardgainers with: A progressive, state-of-the-art program that optimizes results with shorter, less frequent workouts that maximize compound exercises A unique, action-based perspective on nutrition that shows how to prepare quick muscle-building meals and snacks--and how to take advantage of several critical times in the day when muscle growth can be stimulated by food intake Vital information on how to identify and fix any weak links in their physiques that may be precursors to injury Designed not only for frustrated adult hardgainers but also--with its strong anti-steroid message--a terrific book for the large teen market, Scrawny to Brawny fills a significant gap in the weight-lifting arsenal.

Mass Made Simple

Mass Made Simple Author Dan John
ISBN-10 9781931046053
Year 2012-01-19
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher On Target Publications
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What does it take to build solid power and size? Gaining lean body mass is the Holy Grail and the Lost City of Gold and the Atlantis of bodybuilding. It gets talked about a lot, but few seem to unlock the secrets. In the past few decades, Dan John, author of the bestseller, Never Let Go, has found the key to this enigma-It is based on a few principles, a few days a week in the gym and a few key movements.It sounds simple because it is simple. But don't let simple fool you. This isn't easy. Set aside six weeks, prepare a gym bag to stock with food and enter the world of attaining lean body mass with Dan John as your guide.Note: The print version of this book is spiral-bound, with the final 42 pages being a typeset training log with the exercises organized to match each workout in the book. In this electronic version, when you get to what would be page 121 in the print book, you'll be given a link to a printable PDF version of the training log pages.