The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

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Simon and Schuster, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 800 pages
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Power. Speed. Agility. Pride. These are just a few of the reasons why bodybuilding has become the fastest growing sport in America. From gymnasts to football players, from golfers to boxers, athletes everywhere now are working out with weights to maximize their performance and their lives. And you can, too, thanks to one man and one book: Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. Across the country and around the world it's recognized as the definitive source on the subject -- the "bible of bodybuilding."

Now, fifteen fantastic years after that first publication, Arnold is ready to teach and motivate a new generation of athletes with this fully updated and revised New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.

Inside, Arnold covers all the very latest advances in both training and competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos featuring bodybuilding's newest stars.

Plus, all the features that made this book a classic are still here. You'll find every facet of bodybuilding, from the history of the sport to a complete analysis of the muscles in the body, including Arnold's tips on how to strengthen, sculpt, and define each and every muscle to create the ultimate balanced physique.

Encompassing every stage of your development, the encyclopedia outlines specific training programs for basic, advanced, and competition-level bodybuilders. You'll get expert advice on everything, from what equipment the beginner should use to complete career and competition strategies for the elite bodybuilder.

Whether it's your first time in the gym or you're a pro bodybuilder competing in a top event, Arnold's inside advice on training and exercise will help you achieve your best. Then, once you're ready, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will prepare you for the intense psychological warfare of professional competition.

Applying his experience as the only seven-time Mr. Olympia, as well as his monumental success as an international film star, Arnold shares his secrets about dedication, training, and commitment that will allow you to take control of your body and reach your ultimate potential.

  

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As a reference, this work is top notch. - Goodreads
He loves it and uses it for all his workouts. - Walmart
And has all the pics from the golden era - Flipkart
My advice.....add this to your library immediately! - Goodreads
It has a lot of pictures and different workouts. - Walmart
Including, many of Arnold's original workouts. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephen Perkovic - Goodreads

I first came upon this book, when I noticed it on my father's bookshelf. Due to the fact he is a former athlete/Arnie-enthusiast, I was raised on frequent comic references to Arnold's body (apparently ... Read full review

Contents

The Transition to Bodybuilding
11
Bodybuilding in the Sixties
17
Bodybuilding in the Seventies
24
Pumping Iron
34
foe Weider
40
Chapter 2
47
Aerobics and Muscular Definition
56
Chapter 3
66
The Arms
384
Cheat Curls
399
Competition Program
414
Standing Barbell Curls 426 Arm Blaster Curls Optional 429 Cheat Curls
430
Preacher Curls 431 3Part Curls 21s 435 Incline Dumbbell Curls 437 Seated
446
Lying Triceps Extensions 457 Lying Dumbbell Extensions 460 Lying Cross Face
468
The Demands of Leg Training
481
Beginning and Advanced Programs
489

Training for Women
82
What to Look for in a Gvm
85
Chapter 5
92
Shoes
99
Starting Late
105
BOOK TWO TRAINING PROGRAMS
133
Sets
139
Heavy Days
146
Breathing
148
Feet Apart Seated Forward Bends 156 Inner Thigh Stretches 157 Quadriceps
161
Split System Training
174
Chapter 4
187
Chapter 5
200
Training Weak Areas
213
The Fear of Smallness
218
Individualizing the Training Program
224
Big Goals and Little Goals
233
Muscular Inhibition
240
BOOK THREE BODY PART EXERCISES
250
SHOULDER EXERCISES
272
Arnold Presses 272 BehindtheNeck Presses 273 Dumbbell Presses 274 Military
279
Standing Lateral Raises 280 OneArm Cross Cable Laterals 282 OneArm Side
291
The Chest
299
Weak Point Training
312
Barbell Flat Bench Presses 324 Barbell Incline Bench Presses 326 Dumbbell Flat
330
Parallel Bar Dips 331 Machine Presses 332 Dumbbell Flys 333 Incline Dumbbell
344
Stretching and Flexing
360
WideGrip Chins Behind the Neck 364 WideGrip Chins to the Front
379
Heavy Squats 498 Half Squats 498 Machine Squats 499 Front
511
Posing the Calves
524
Spot Reduction
538
Cable Crunches 549 Machine Crunches 550 Seated Leg Tucks 551 Seated
554
The History of Posing
567
Scoring
582
Overall Winners
589
Practicing for Round One
597
Personalizing Your Poses
607
The Way Judging Used to Be
633
Common Posing Mistakes
645
Posing for Photographs
651
Chapter 2
660
Artificial Tans
667
Chapter 3
674
Publicity
681
BOOK FIVE HEALTH NUTRITION AND DIET
701
Carbohydrates
710
Minerals
720
Balanced Diet
727
Diet and Body Types
733
HighProtein HighCalorie Drinks
740
How to Lose Fat
743
Drugs and Sports
756
Training Posing and Diet
771
The Upper Leg
783
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About the author (1998)

The author of Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder, Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men, and the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, Arnold Schwarzenegger has won more bodybuilding titles than anyone else in the world, including three Mr. Universe titles. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Maria Shriver, and their four children.

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