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"This is truly an incredible discovery that could cause physiology books to be rewritten." — Ironman Magazine "A thorough, productive weight workout in less than three minutes? You better believe it! Larger muscles. Stronger techniques. Fewer injuries. What more do you want?" — Martial Arts Training Magazine From bodybuilding and fitness pioneers Peter Sisco and John R. Little comes this revolutionary guide to building maximum muscle size and strength—using workouts that last as little as two minutes! Based on ...

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"This is truly an incredible discovery that could cause physiology books to be rewritten." — Ironman Magazine "A thorough, productive weight workout in less than three minutes? You better believe it! Larger muscles. Stronger techniques. Fewer injuries. What more do you want?" — Martial Arts Training Magazine From bodybuilding and fitness pioneers Peter Sisco and John R. Little comes this revolutionary guide to building maximum muscle size and strength—using workouts that last as little as two minutes! Based on the authors' groundbreaking new research, Static Contraction Training reveals how a program consisting of only six 15- to 30-second exercises per workout will build muscle size and strength more efficiently than any other method. Learn firsthand the concepts that are revolutionizing bodybuilding, including:

  • Why training more than once a week—or longer than five minutes—can compromise your progress
  • How to stimulate maximum muscle mass
  • Nutritional fact vs. fiction
  • Gaining muscle without fat
  • Your weak link and how to overcome it in your next workout
  • The "law" that guarantees you huge muscle growth

Whether you are a weekend athlete, beginning bodybuilder, or champion, the information in this book will forever change the way you view bodybuilding and strength training exercise. Peter Sisco is editor of Ironman Magazine's Ultimate Bodybuilding series and co-author of Power Factor Training and The Golfer's Two-Minute Workout. John R. Little, the innovator of the Static Contraction Method of strength training, is the editor of the Bruce Lee Library Series and co-author ofPower Factor Training and The Golfer's Two-Minute Workout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809229079
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Sisco is the co-author of numerous fitness and bodybuilding books, including Power Factor Specialization: Abs & Legs (0-80902-2827-0), Power Factor Specialization: Chest & Arms (0-8092-2828-9), and Power Factor Training (0-8092-3017-2).

John Little is known and respected in martial arts and film circles as the world’s foremost authority on the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. He is the author of The Warrior Within, which offered the first formal presentation of Lee’s philosophy. In 1998, Little produced, directed, and wrote the score for Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, which won the prestigious Toronto World-Wide Short Film Festival award for Best Documentary. Little’s shooting script for this film resides in the Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills, California, a branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2002

    Static Contraction Training: Just a bad theory

    I tried static contration training exactly as was stated in the book. I had my percent body fat tested to see how much lean muscle I had before and after a ten week trial period. My body fat stayed the same, but my lean muscle mass went down four pounds. Before I began using the Static Contraction Training system my 1RM for bench press was 235 pounds. After ten weeks of STC, my 1RM was 220. I understand what Pete is trying to do, I beleived him for a long time, and everything he says makes sense, but the fact is that it just doesn't work. I have been lifting for about two years and was looking for a new way that I could make gains faster, but instead I only lost. I have wasted 10 weeks of my life and I want them back, don't make the same mistake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    This system actually works

    After working out for twenty years, this is the best system I've ever found. I hurt my shoulder and basically couldn't work out for two years. I just started back training eight months ago, first starting with Power Factor Training 5 months ago before switching to Static Contraction 3 months back. Results have been impressive. I'm far stronger now than I've ever been, can easily bench 200+ pounds (multiple full-range presses), which was an unatainable dream in the past (my best ever was 180). It took a little while for me to build up basic strength, but now progress is accelerating and rewarding. It's a stretch to do this type of training after doing traditional training for so many years. I'm used to working out month after month with minimal progress. I'd never go back to that now. Why waste the time?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2001

    these guys are on to something here

    As a certified personal trainer, I'm always open to new ideas for my clients as long as they're based on sound principles. What caught my attention is that the results of their data comes from experienced lifters-the hardest group to show strength improvements...they did. Their method of 'scoring' each workout will work for ANY workout routine. Accountability seperates the workers from the drones. Kudos go to the author. Remember to thoroughly warm up all the muscles, ligaments, and tendons before every exercise session.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2000

    Amazing routine... but poorly written.

    This routine, the Static Contraction training is one of the best routines I have ever followed. It helped me put 45 lbs. on my bench press in seven weeks, supplement free. I first tried this type of training before this book even came out. Good thing. The book is poorly written. It is about Static Training but when it comes to the actual routine, they skip major details, such as how to warm up for the static hold. Luckily I am intelligent enough to learn by Trial and Error the proper way to prepare for the hold. Unfortunately, many people who have purchased this book were not blessed with common sense, and ended up injuring themselves, or making no progress. Like I said, excellent routine, excellent material within the book, but the training section cut too many corners. I wonder if this was done on purpose in order to sell some of their other books. Hmmmm... in any event, try Static Contraction training.. its the best strength training routine on this planet.

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