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Encyclopedia of Muscle and Strength - PhD Jim Stoppani

Encyclopedia of Muscle and Strength

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Finally, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength. "Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength" is a comprehensive training guide and reference that provides

-definitions of key terms and concepts,

-evaluations of equipment options--including the top innovations,

-explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group,

-presentations of the best exercises for adding strength and mass, and

-descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects.Choose from 255 exercises presented for 11 different muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Plus, each training program is rated according to workout duration, the projected timeframe for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness.

"Muscle & Fitness" senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail. His clear advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body. "Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength" is the ultimate resource for pinpointing and achieving the results you're seeking.

""Readers will appreciate the combination of plain facts and expert advice. Anyone looking to build muscle mass will appreciate this thorough, no-nonsense guide to proper strength-training technique."" "Kirkus Reports" Health & FitnessMarch, 2006

Training Essentialsp. 1
Core Conceptsp. 3
Training Variablesp. 9
Training Cyclesp. 17
Strength Training Equipmentp. 23
Training for Muscle Massp. 39
Tactics for Building Muscle Massp. 41
Programs for Building Muscle Massp. 75
Training Cycles for Building Muscle Massp. 115
Training for Maximal Strengthp. 141
Tactics for Maximizing Strengthp. 143
Programs for Maximizing Strengthp. 157
Training Cycles for Gaining Maximal Strengthp. 199
Training Exercisesp. 221
Chestp. 223
Shouldersp. 241
Backp. 259
Trapeziusp. 279
Tricepsp. 289
Bicepsp. 303
Forearmsp. 317
Quadricepsp. 323
Hamstrings and Glutesp. 335
Calvesp. 343
Abdominalsp. 349
Whole Bodyp. 365
Appendixp. 379
Glossaryp. 381
Referencesp. 387
Indexp. 389
About the Authorp. 399
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ISBN: 9780736057714
ISBN-10: 0736057714
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 30th June 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 2.54 x 20.96  x 26.67
Weight (kg): 1.13