Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body

Overview

Love him or hate him, Triple H does what he wants, when he wants to do it. And now, for the first time anywhere, he tells you how he does it — and how you can, too.

Making The Game — Triple H's Approach to a Better Body is Triple H's verbal and visual blueprint for building your body. He discusses how "a Jones for bodybuilding and a love for wrestling" morphed a skinny, 135-pound fourteen-year-old into one of the biggest Superstars in World Wrestling Entertainment. But be warned...

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Overview

Love him or hate him, Triple H does what he wants, when he wants to do it. And now, for the first time anywhere, he tells you how he does it — and how you can, too.

Making The Game — Triple H's Approach to a Better Body is Triple H's verbal and visual blueprint for building your body. He discusses how "a Jones for bodybuilding and a love for wrestling" morphed a skinny, 135-pound fourteen-year-old into one of the biggest Superstars in World Wrestling Entertainment. But be warned — the "Cerebral Assassin" has two words for anyone who's not serious about the craft: "Complacency sucks!" He's spent the past twenty years living by the philosophy that training results in improved strength and conditioning, self-discipline, and an ability to focus on setting goals. This book isn't for pantywaists who'd rather exercise their egos.

Triple H had help along the way. He didn't get to be "that damn good" without the support of a loving family. And over the years several bodybuilders (including world-renowned trainer Charles Glass) worked with him to develop the best training regimens. Their advice, plus hardcore commitment, helped Paul Levesque survive "The Hard Way In" through Walter "Killer" Kowalski's wrestling school and become "Terra Rising" in Kowalski's International Wrestling Federation; enabled him to adjust to a difficult life on the road as "the French guy" in World Championship Wrestling; and gave "Hunter Hearst-Helmsley" the self-assurance he needed to succeed.

Making The Game breaks down and demonstrates the split-training workout program Triple H has embraced to achieve new levels of success in sculpting his body. Between drilling you with reps and sets, he relates how training gave him the inner strength to shoulder the brunt of a controversial "Curtain Call" in the ring and, later, to elevate his position with Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock as one of the "Big Three" in WWE. Relive the fateful Raw events of May 2001 that left Triple H with a torn quadriceps muscle. Then you too can feel "The Triple H Burn," the series of exercises he endured through nine months of physical therapy so he could resume his wrestling career.

Besides offering the lowdown with step-by-step exercises for both novice bodybuilders and those looking to radically advance their workout, Making The Game weighs in on the science behind progressive-training resistance and rest-pause techniques; the significance of exercise form over volume; the truth behind achieving "six-pack abs"; the dangers of overtraining and "skullcrushing" exercises that risk injury; and how creativity can go a long way in your workout. Triple H sees it as his mission to provide the guidelines for you to follow in the months and years ahead. And if there's one thing he knows how to do, it's succeed.

It's time to stop playing The Game...and time to start Making The Game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743483612
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Series: WWE Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 279,183
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Introduction

Whenever I'm out in public, there are two questions people always ask me. How did I get to where I am in the wrestling business, and what tips can I give them on working out?

To some, the questions may seem unrelated, but for me, they cannot be separated. Becoming a serious weight lifter as a teenager prepared me — both physically and mentally — to fulfill my dream of becoming a professional wrestler.

Weight training transformed me from a hundred-and-thirty-five-pound beanpole to someone who was entering bodybuilding competitions a few years later. It taught me how to set goals and remain focused on my quest to achieve them. It gave me self-confidence.

Many of the relationships that introduced me to the world of professional wrestling had their roots in the gym. And once I was in the wrestling business, my dedication to weight training and the lessons I learned through it helped me overcome challenges and continually shoot my career to the next level.

This book isn't an exact blueprint on how to turn yourself into a twohundred-sixty-pound World Heavyweight Champion.

This is a workout book that will give you training tips, exercise examples, and information on nutrition and eating properly, all designed to put you on the road to an improved physique and a healthier lifestyle.

It's the story of how a kid from New Hampshire worked himself to the top of the professional wrestling industry.

Most importantly, this book explains how working out led to my professional success.

Whether you're trying to become the best player on your high school football team, live a healthier lifestyle, look good at the beach, or just want to give yourself a better shot with the babe down the block, I believe a dedication to weight training will provide the structure to help you achieve your goals.

It certainly did for me.

Copyright © 2004 by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Awesome book

    This book sample was great triple h is awesome!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Interesting read

    I thought the book was great. The workout info,while basic, was helpful as was the eating on the road nutrition. The interjections of his life with the wwe and prior was interesting. As Hogan brought wrestling to the public eye in the 80s, Triple H is doing it for the 90s and beyond.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 24, 2012

    No

    What the crap

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    Posted July 15, 2012

    Whoo

    He is not ugly ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Game

    It is all about the game and how u play it!!!

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    Sucks

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