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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised

by Simon & Schuster


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  • Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries
  • Arnold's tried and true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique
  • The most effective methods of strength training to suit our needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition
  • And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout
  • Strategies and tactics for competive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn't competed as a bodybuilder since he won the Mr. Olympia title in 1980, but he remains the
    sport's No. 1 icon. He hosts an annual bodybuilding contest in Columbus, Ohio, and allows a column to be ghost-written
    under his name in a muscle magazine. Today's bodybuilders may have bigger muscles than Arnold ever did, but everyone
    inside and outside the iron game gives him credit for exponentially broadening the popularity of physique training.

    With this updated Encyclopedia (it was originally published in 1985), Schwarzenegger wraps his huge arms around the
    entire sport. He hits the history of bodybuilding, the champions (he's quite generous in his praise of predecessors,
    contemporaries, and successors alike), the training systems. Some of the information is more bodybuilding lore than
    science; for example, exercises are said to "expand the rib cage" or develop the "inner" or "outer" chest, all
    physiological impossibilities. But they're still good exercises, and the book includes every movement imaginable for
    every muscle group.

    If you love the sport of bodybuilding, you'll want this book in your library, if for no other reason than to feast
    your eyes on the hundreds of photos of the best physiques in the history of the sport. And, in a pinch, the 800-page
    encyclopedia can fill in nicely for a missing dumbbell. --Lou Schuler

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