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Bodybuilding A Scientific Approach is the first book to gather scientific findings about progressive resistance training and to translate them into relevant and understandable training advice. Author of Powerlifting: A Scientific Approach and an editor for Muscle & Fitness magazine, Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield has written an invaluable book that analyzes training systems and techniques, progressive resistance exercises, nutrition and diet regimens, bodybuilding psychology, and muscle-growth pharmacology in ...
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Bodybuilding A Scientific Approach is the first book to gather scientific findings about progressive resistance training and to translate them into relevant and understandable training advice. Author of Powerlifting: A Scientific Approach and an editor for Muscle & Fitness magazine, Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield has written an invaluable book that analyzes training systems and techniques, progressive resistance exercises, nutrition and diet regimens, bodybuilding psychology, and muscle-growth pharmacology in light of actual scientific findings. hether exploding misconceptions concerning isolation exercises or heavy-duty training; explaining the causes of overtraining, muscle soreness, muscle growth, and muscle shaping; or providing a pictorial history of bodybuilding (along with a history of certain bodybuilding principles), Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach addresses the real concerns of the serious bodybuilder in a language that can be readily understood. Through use of recent research, charts, graphs, tables, and photos, Dr. Hatifield delivers vital, new information no bodybuilder-male or female-should be without.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780809254583
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/1984
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface vi
Introduction: A Photographic History of Bodybuilding ix
Part I Basic Concepts in Bodybuilding
1 The Case for Heavy Training 3
2 A Solid Foundation for the Beginner 10
3 Heavy Training and the Beginning Bodybuilder 16
4 Is Single-Rep Training Appropriate for Bodybuilding? 21
5 High-Intensity Training 27
6 Muscle Shaping 32
7 How Important are Isolation Exercises? 40
8 Hypertrophy vs. Hyperplasia 48
9 Muscle Soreness 52
10 Overtrainging: The Scourge of Bodybuilders 57
Part II Systems and Techniques of Bodybuilding 65
11 Scientific Training and Dedication 67
12 The Systems of Training 72
13 How High-Tech Equipment Matches Up to Old-Fashioned Hard Work 87
14 The Biomechanical Principles Behind the Most Commonly Performed Exercises 94
Part III Drugs and Nutrition in Bodybuilding 155
15 Diet and Nutrition 157
16 Vitamins and Minerals 172
17 Stoking the Bodybuilder's Furnace 181
18 Anabolic Steroids 187
19 Amino Acids and Growth Hormones 217
20 L-Dopa 226
21 Other Drugs and Practices Sometimes Used by Bodybuilders 230
Part IV Psychology 236
22 Motivation 236
23 Bridging the Mind-Body Gap 244
24 Tension Control: An Important Ingredient in Bodybuilding Success 251
25 Contest Preparation 261
Index 272
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