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.
Despite what most guys think, hormones are just as important for them as they are for women. However, by the age of 30, the typical man's testosterone levels start to drop 1 percent each year, which can result in less muscle, less energy, more fat, and a flagging sex drive.
After a decade of research, health and fitness expert John Romaniello has discovered safe, natural, and highly effective ways to produce more testosterone and bring about remarkable changes in a man's body. His program is based on cutting-edge science that counters the online "noise" about male hormones.
In Engineering the Alpha, Romaniello and Adam Bornstein, editorial director of Livestrong.com, present a powerful way to improve physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological health for men. From research in Olympic labs to real-life results with their clients, they are reinventing masculinity and showing every man how to be who he wants to be.--Joe Manganiello, actor, HBO's True Blood
I wrote this book because I have something to contribute to the sport of powerlifting. I do not plan to waste your time, and I certainly do not want to waste my own. This book covers it all for beginning and advanced powerlifters, bodybuilders, casual weightlifters and those interested in the correct form of the big three lifts. It contains most of what I have learned in over 50 years of powerlifting Over the years, I have seen many men publish their 'secrets.' I have no secrets. What I do have is a successful way in which you can further (or start) your powerlifting career. I will not tell you to do anything that I have not done with success in the past. I have trained many champions. All of them achieved their success through the use of my Ten Commandments. I stress the basics because so many lifters forget them in clutch situations. People are not machines. The only way in which a human can master a set of instructions is to do them and do them and do them This book was written for future champions. The sex or gender of the reader is not important. What is important is a spirit and drive to advance oneself. If your goal is POWER, I suggest you read on. This book covers everything from the proper method of performing the big three: squat, bench press, and deadlift. The ten commandments and details of overcoming challenges and solid advice. Concepts of mindset and psychological and philosophical approaches to strength training. An outline of the Frantz routine, supplements, diet, rest and relaxation, spotting, selecting training partners, injuries and rehabilitation, women in powerlifting, and common physical and psychological complaints. Powerlifting myths, common official competition rules and interviews with some of the sport's greats If you have spent decades in the sport or are just considering a start for improving yourself in your sport or general health, this book is for you."
In Functional Fitness at Home, Lamar and Chris Lowery, experts in functional training, present effective exercises that can easily be done at home or outside with your own body weight or small exercise equipment. The workouts and training circuits are compiled in such a way that fitness enthusiasts as well as beginners can achieve good and visible results and improve their performance considerably. With information on fitness types and desired exercise goals, you can easily select the best exercises and training plans that will have you meeting your fitness goals in no time. Each exercise is accompanied by detailed photos that will ensure proper technique as well as video accompanying some of the more difficult exercises. The authors have also created training circuits for both the beginner and advanced exerciser, taking the guesswork out of creating a workout plan. This guide additionally contains numerous tips and advice on proper nutrition and optimal muscle development contributed by two top experts in these fields. Become a fitter, healthier you with the training methods and exercises found in Functional Fitness at Home.
Take your performance to the next level with Functional Training. Author Juan Carlos Santana brings you his revolutionary approach to training and conditioning methods sure to improve your function in any sport or activity. Functional Training covers the recent breakthroughs, the most exercises, and proven programs that you can follow or incorporate into your existing training plan.
Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, and stability balls.
Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you'll identify the movements and muscles involved in your sport, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address your athletic and performance needs and goals.
No matter what your sport, Functional Training will help you achieve optimal results.
If you're ready to walk the walk and talk the talk, Fundamental Weight Training is your guide. Learn the basics safely, effectively, and in less time. Over 100 exercises with photo demonstrations are included and supported with step-by-step descriptions for use in the gym or at home. Every aspect of a beginning weight program is covered:-Exercises and programs to target key areas in every muscle group -Stretching routines to prevent injuries -Steps and tips for developing your own program -Gym language and lingo so you feel at ease walking into any gym
The easy-to-use programs in Fundamental Weight Training will give you the confidence to start training safely and quickly and begin strengthening and toning your body.
Think the best workout results can only be achieved through the use of expensive weights and complicated machines?Wrong Getting the results you deserve--without spending a fortune--requires only minimal equipment...plus the know-how to use them properly. Garage Gym Bible shows you how to get the body you've always dreamed of, and all you need are a few pieces of simple equipment, along with pinpoint workout plans to maximize effectiveness. Bringing in various experts from different fields to share their tricks of the trade, Garage Gym Bible lets you get the most out of your workout--getting the best results at a fraction of the cost. The workouts in Garage Gym Bible can be done in the convenience of your own home space, allowing for a flexible workout program that's easy to maintain. Whether you're worried about sticking to a schedule, making time to get to the gym, or dreading the feeling of playing catch-up for missed workouts, Garage Gym Bible lets you stay in control of your workout plan and fitness regimen by putting the power in your hands. Includes detailed exercises for beginners and advanced exercisers, as well as expert-approved workout plans for muscle sculpting, building mass, increasing stamina, and much more.
See what it takes to improve consistency and performance in your golf game as you never have before. The second edition of Golf Anatomy provides updated and improved exercises, more artwork, and a more complete way to build a golf fitness program. This one-of-a-kind guide, developed over 15 years of working with professional golfers, will show you how to lower your score by increasing strength, power, and range of motion for longer drives and more accurate shots.
Golf Anatomy, Second Edition, includes 72 exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomy illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. You will see how to improve mobility, stability, balance and body awareness, and muscle strength and power to add distance to drives, consistency to your short game, and accuracy to your putts.
From sand traps to awkward lies, Golf Anatomy will prepare you for even the most challenging shots. You'll learn the keys to an effective warm-up, train for the full golf swing, and see sample programming used by PGA and LPGA professionals themselves.
Combining expert instruction with beautiful, full-color illustrations, Golf Anatomy is truly an inside look into the game. Whether you're a scratch golfer or simply a fan of the game, this book is a hole in one.
The New York Times bestselling author Mick Foley returns to his fans favorite subject: Mick Foley and wrestlingWhat was I thinking? Another autobiography? A third? Who did I think I was, Winston Churchill? Why would I want to set my pen loose on hundreds of sheets of notebook paper unless I really felt I had something worth writing about? Besides, I had a wrestling comeback to prepare for, mentally and physically, provided I could get Vince McMahon and the WWE creative staff to embrace what I was sure was the single greatest storyline of my career. Then it hit me: the storyline. I would give WWE fans unprecedented access to World Wrestling Entertainment, covering everything from conception to completion. I would recount how I felt about specific interviews and matches, whether they helped or hurt. I would expose the backstage politics, shed some light on my rocky relationship with Vince McMahon, offer insights into my personal dealings with WWE Superstars, and tell stories about my favorite Divas. But I wasn't interested in writing just a wrestling book. I wanted to share moments from my personal life as well, from a humorous look at my unlikely dinner with polarizing neocon Paul Wolfowitz, to my haunting meeting with a severely burned boy in Afghanistan, to my peculiar obsession with a certain jolly old elf. I knew I could make the fans care about this storyline, provided I could once again find the passion to make the story come to life in arenas around the country and on television sets around the world. Most importantly, I had to ask myself a vital question, one upon which this whole idea, and therefore the book you hold, hinges: Was I willing to become the first voluntary member of the Vince McMahon "Kiss My Ass Club"? I sat on the idea for a few days, to let the idea ripen and mature in my mind, like a fine vintage wine, and to figure out if I was really willing to kiss his ass. I mean, literally kiss a man's ass. Sure, I'd been kissing the same guy's ass figuratively for a decade. But this was different. Did I really have the testicular fortitude required for such a task? In front of millions? Including my wife and kids? I made the call.