The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
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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I have owned this book for over 15 years (since high school) and it's still out for reference, relevant, and helpful today. Read full review
Review: The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and RevisedUser Review - Thomas Melnik - Goodreads
This is "the" reference manual for bodybuilding. I find this book to be very interesting and helpful for any athlete involved in strength training, regardless as to whether you are interested in competitive bodybuilding or not. Read full review
The Transition to Bodybuilding
Bodybuilding in the Sixties
Bodybuilding in the Seventies
Aerobics and Muscular Definition
Standing Barbell Curls 426 Arm Blaster Curls Optional 429 Cheat Curls
Preacher Curls 431 3Part Curls 21s 435 Incline Dumbbell Curls 437 Seated
Lying Triceps Extensions 457 Lying Dumbbell Extensions 460 Lying Cross Face
The Demands of Leg Training
Beginning and Advanced Programs
Training for Women
What to Look for in a Gvm
BOOK TWO TRAINING PROGRAMS
Feet Apart Seated Forward Bends 156 Inner Thigh Stretches 157 Quadriceps
Split System Training
Training Weak Areas
The Fear of Smallness
Individualizing the Training Program
Big Goals and Little Goals
BOOK THREE BODY PART EXERCISES
Arnold Presses 272 BehindtheNeck Presses 273 Dumbbell Presses 274 Military
Standing Lateral Raises 280 OneArm Cross Cable Laterals 282 OneArm Side
Weak Point Training
Barbell Flat Bench Presses 324 Barbell Incline Bench Presses 326 Dumbbell Flat
Parallel Bar Dips 331 Machine Presses 332 Dumbbell Flys 333 Incline Dumbbell
Stretching and Flexing
WideGrip Chins Behind the Neck 364 WideGrip Chins to the Front
Heavy Squats 498 Half Squats 498 Machine Squats 499 Front
Posing the Calves
Cable Crunches 549 Machine Crunches 550 Seated Leg Tucks 551 Seated
The History of Posing
Practicing for Round One
Personalizing Your Poses
The Way Judging Used to Be
Common Posing Mistakes
Posing for Photographs
BOOK FIVE HEALTH NUTRITION AND DIET
Diet and Body Types
HighProtein HighCalorie Drinks
How to Lose Fat
Drugs and Sports
Training Posing and Diet
The Upper Leg