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post #46 of 65
javyn, how much weight have you put on since the last time I harassed you?
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Strength Training Anatomy (Amazon)

Great for new lifters and old hands.
Yes, this is the best book hands down.

My new favorite iPhone app is iFitness, very similar to this book and doesn't let me walk out of the gym with the excuse "couldn't think of another workout for tri's so I guess I'm done."
post #48 of 65
Arnold Schwarzenegger's book
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javyn, how much weight have you put on since the last time I harassed you?
About 10 lbs. Doing squats, deads, bench presses at the gym 3 days a week. Tabata interval BW exercises twice a week; bodyweight squats and burpees, one of each. I've also made it a point to eat 5 or 6 eggs as snacks on top of my normal diet every day, and drink a protein shake whenever I think about it.
post #50 of 65
Supertraining by Mel Siff and Yuri V Verkhoshansky Science of Sports Training by Thomas Kurz Science and Pratice of Strength Training by Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky Programming and Organization of Training by Yuri V Verkhoshansky The Training of the Weight Lifter by R.A. Roman A Program of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting by A.S. Medvedyev Fundamentals of Special Strength Training in Sport by Yuri V. Verkoshansky A System of Multi-Year Training in Weightlilfting by A.S. Medvedyev
post #51 of 65
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's book

yes. +1
post #52 of 65
Anyone got any good online sources for O-lifters? I've checked out Dan John's book
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Thanks
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I'm a fan of dis
post #55 of 65
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There seems to be quite a few workout books/guides out there... anyway tried to follow any? A few I have seen on amazon have gotten great reviews but I am not sure that means they are actually worth buying.....

Men's Health Power Training: Build Bigger, Stronger Muscles with through Performance-based Conditioning

I have heard the Javorek Complex Conditioning book is suppose to be great but I cannot find it....

I'm a big fan of the Power Training book you mentioned. It allows you to easily randomize your workouts so you are still working out each muscle group, but not doing the same workout every other day for a couple weeks. It also introduced me to exercises that I had never heard of/thought of (one-legged dead-lifts for instance). I also like the philosophy behind it, basically building functional strength that is meant to enhance/compliment athletic endeavors. It accomplishes this by cutting out most isolation exercises and tweaking familiar exercises so that your core is forced to stabilize yourself and the weight that you are moving. It also separates your basic 12 week program into 3, 4 week phases that concentrate on total fitness, hypertrophy, and strength respectively. There are more things I like about the book, but it would be easier if you just went to your local bookstore, leafed through the book, and maybe copy down a workout or two and try them out for yourself. All that being said I don't think that it is very suitable for beginners as it places pretty heavy emphasis on Olympic lifts, which, if not done correctly, can easily cause pretty serious injuries. So if you decide to go this route, it'd probably be a good idea to get someone to coach you at least for the O-lifts.

I've also heard good things about Crossfit, and done a few of the workouts and yes pretty much all of them will smoke the shit out of you. I have no experience with Crossfit as a sole workout program, and to be honest am more than a little turned off by the cultishness surrounding it and the general smugness of Crossfitters.
post #56 of 65
In my 20s, I bought one of those 150lb weight sets at Sears with the cheap concrete weights and skinny bars, which came with a booklet on weight training with the 50s-style drawings demonstrating the exercises. I got seriously big following that little booklet - wish I still had it, even though most of it was probably youth and newbie gains.
post #57 of 65
I can't believe nobody mentioned Starting Strength yet!
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Anyone got any good online sources for O-lifters? I've checked out Dan John's book
This: http://www.performancemenu.com/zen/i...0154c99029ebab There isn't really a lot of o-lifting stuff on the net. As far as I know, the best forum is at www.fortified-iron.com
post #58 of 65
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There isn't really a lot of o-lifting stuff on the net. As far as I know, the best forum is at www.fortified-iron.com

Kinda paranoid about getting their weights getting ripped, though.

post #59 of 65
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Kinda paranoid about getting their weights getting ripped, though.


Talking about the chains?

Look up "Accommodating resistance". The weight is heavier at the top, where your leverages are better/your bench shirt doesn't help you as much. Great for triceps.
post #60 of 65
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Total broscience and waste of time.




This is what you need.

I second that. Just get this book and follow it rigorously.

See the wiki as well; http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wi..._Strength_Wiki

Most people don't do it right which is hwy they don't see any gains (muscles etc.).
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