Beyond Brawn: The Insider's Encyclopedia on How to Build Muscle & Might

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This is the third edition of one of bodybuilding's very finest books.

This encyclopedia offers the key to training success. By acknowledging each person's individuality, this book teaches people precisely how to become their own expert personal trainers. Whether readers are male or female, beginners or very advanced, young or not-so-young, want to train at home or in a public gym, this book offers outstanding guidance.

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Overview

This is the third edition of one of bodybuilding's very finest books.

This encyclopedia offers the key to training success. By acknowledging each person's individuality, this book teaches people precisely how to become their own expert personal trainers. Whether readers are male or female, beginners or very advanced, young or not-so-young, want to train at home or in a public gym, this book offers outstanding guidance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789963916382
  • Publisher: CS Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 509
  • Sales rank: 350,358
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart McRobert has over 35 years of training experience, has had over 500 articles published, was the editor of a training magazine for 15 years, and is the author of five other books on exercise and physique transformation Brawn, Further Brawn, The Insider's Tell-All handbook on weight training technique, weight loss salvation, and Build Muscle, Lose Fat, Look Great.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

How this book will help you 10

Section 1 Establishing a secure foundation

1 Setting the scene for building muscle and might 21

2 General philosophy for outstanding development 47

3 All-time #1 practical priorities 63

4 Expectations?how much muscle and might you can expect 75

5 How to plan your growth 99

6 Where to train, and the equipment you need 117

Section 2 How to train

7 How to set up your training cycles for big returns 139

8 How to achieve your fastest gains 167

9 Hard work?me biggest test of training character 171

10 Exercise selection and technique 189

11 How to perform your reps 223

12 How to design your own training programs 233

13 How to personalize your training programs 255

14 How to avoid the plague of overtraining 283

15 How to milk your training cycles dry of gains 297

16 Twenty-three extras for maximizing training productivity 305

Summary of how to ensure a successful training cycle 332

What if you're an extreme hard gainer? 333

Section 3 Special issues

17 A real-life training cycle for you to learn from 337

18 How a training nightmare was silenced 355

19 How to never let your age hold back your training 392

20 Your how-to of practical bodybuilding nutrition 402

21 Additional important training information 443

22 Beyond the exterior 459

23 How to get a grip on your life, and put all that you've learned from this book into action, now! 465

Postscript: Did you deliver? 476

About the author 479

Index 487

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