The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!

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The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell, MS, CSCS is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime lifters alike. From start to finish, this 480-page muscle manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the...

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Overview

The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell, MS, CSCS is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime lifters alike. From start to finish, this 480-page muscle manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers.
 
Inside The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises you'll find:
 
619 Exercises!
All expertly demonstrated with color photographs, with dozens of movements for every muscle in your body, including:
* More than 100 core exercises! You'll never run out of ways to sculpt your six-pack.
* 74 biceps, triceps, and forearm exercises: Build your arms faster than ever before.
* 64 chest exercises, and featuring dozens of variations of the pushup and bench press.
* 103 back exercises, so you can carve a v-shaped torso.
* 40 shoulder exercises, for a tank-top worthy torso.
* 99 quadriceps and calves exercises, to help you jump higher and run faster.
* 62 glutes and hamstrings exercises, for a more powerful, athletic body.
 
Hundreds of workouts!
From cover to cover, you'll quickly see that there's a training plan for every fitness goal—whether you want to shrink your hip, find your abs, or shape your arms. Highlights include:
* The World's Greatest 4-Week Diet and Exercise Plan
Lose 10 pounds of pure fat in 30 days! This scientifically proven plan, based on research from the University of Connecticut, shows what's truly possible when you combine the right kind of diet with the right kind of exercise. You'll build muscle and lose fat faster than ever.
* 64 Ways to Add Inches to Your Arms
You'll learn how to mix-and-match the 12 best biceps exercises to create scores of sleeve-busting routines. The upshot: You'll never get stuck in a muscle-building rut again!
* The Get Back In Shape (Fast!) Guide
If you've never even picked up a weight, you'll want to try this plan from Joe Dowdell, C.S.C.S. Joe makes his living training celebrities, cover models, and professional athletes, such as NBA stars Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy. And the strategies he uses when designing workouts for his high-profile clientele are the same ones he employs to help you burn fat, build muscle, and get back in shape.
* The Ultimate Fat Loss Plan
You might call this the six-pack workout. That's because it's designed to help you finally finish off the flab that's hiding your abs. Created by Bill Hartman, P.T., C.S.C.S., a top fitness advisor to Men's Health, it's based entirely on the new science of fat loss. From the sets to the reps to the rest, every part of this workout is designed to optimize your body's ability to burn away belly-fat.

And:
* Boost Your Bench Press by 50 Pounds in 8 Weeks
World-class powerlifter Dave Tate shares the strategies that helped him lift a personal best of 610 pounds
   
* Triple Your Chinups in 6 Weeks
Use this simple routine that to master one of the world's greatest muscle-building exercises
* Add 4 to 10 inches to Your Vertical Leap
This high-flying plan from strength coach Kelly Baggett will have you jumping out of the gym in no time
   
* The Beach Ready Body Workout
Get-strong to get-big—this 8-week plan shows you how
  
* The Wedding Workout
Look great—just in time for the big day (and your honeymoon!)
* The Best Sports Workout
Train like an athlete, look like an athlete
* The Scrawny to Brawny Workout
Pack on muscle fast: your 4-week plan
   
* The Best Workouts for a Crowded Gym
Sculpt a lean, fit body—no waiting!
* The Best Bodyweight Workouts
Take your workout anywhere with these no-weight routines
 
* The 10 Best 15-Minute Workouts
Bust stress, blast fat, and build muscle in almost no time
* The 7-Minute Back-Saving Workout
End low-back pain for good!
 
Plus:
Every page of The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises is filled with the fitness and nutrition tips and tricks you need to sculpt the body you want.
Throughout the book, you'll discover:
* The secret to burning 40 percent more fat.
* The 18 muscle mistakes you should never make
* The best stretch for every muscle
* The fastest cardio workout of all-time (just 4 minutes!)
* The best exercises you've never done
* The 8 healthiest foods you aren't eating
* The 4 surprising foods that build muscle
* The 25 super snacks that keep you lean
* The 5 biggest nutrition myths, busted
* The truth about saturated fat
* The perfect foods to fuel your workouts
* The complete guide to protein powders
* The 20 ways lifting weights helps you look great, stay healthy, and live longer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605295503
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 61,079
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

ADAM CAMPBELL, is the fitness director for Men's Health and a National Magazine Award-winning writer. He holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and is a NSCA-certified strength and conditioning coach. Campbell has appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show, and VH-1.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    A first rate book on exercise workouts with over 600 exercises!

    Since I have been working out for many years, I am always looking for something new in my routines. I find this book to be extremely informative with lots of unique body building exercises. The book illustrates different ways to perform any one exercise. This is beneficial because a body lifter should change his routine every so many weeks.
    I would recommend this book to any person interested in exercising!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    The title says it all

    The collection of exercises and their variations make this a must for the serious to the beginning trainer. Makes a great reference book that one can go back to time after time. Workouts are well structured. This book makes a great gift.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    DON`T BUY

    BN claims the book has over 400 pages but only 137 downloaded. Pictures and captions are blurry...they cannot be enlarged...basically; this book is not formatted well as an ebook. Im actualky very dissapointed in Barnes and Noble for even offering this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Big Book of Excersises

    The content is good but the E reader version is simply terrible!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    Could have been a good book...

    This book could have been good, however as a nook book it is a very poor conversion and that makes 80% of the book almost useless as a nook book. The diagrams are illegible, and the breaks in these diagrams are sometimes in an important area of the diagram... cutting off the image. With each Diagram there are also little blurbs which are near impossible to read as they are too small for the nook to display properly. I have even loaded this up on my PC at high resolutions (IE: 1920 x 1080) of which does not help at all as it is still hardly displayed correctly.

    It is important for me to note that the general content of the book seems good... However, As a nook book it suffers greatly.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Life changing book

    if any man is interested in learning about exercises and what muscle they build and how to do them correctly this is the book for them. I have only used it for three weeks now but can already tell the difference and it has so many exercise programs that I have not even scratched the surface.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    One of the best books!

    This book is great for anyone from a beginner all the way up. Very informative. Great illustrations along with written explanation of all exercises. I have been working out for some time and have found corrections in form that I was not aware of. I even enjoy the different workout routines that are listed in the book as well. Definitely worth buying!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Better health... bigger muscles!

    Excellent book for the person not wanting to spend oodles on a personal trainer. It truly is a book of 400+ excersises.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

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    An awesome fitness resource.

    This book is well worth the money for the 619 exercises alone, not to mention the wealth of information on workouts and nutrition as well. This book takes the best information that has appeared in or been created by Men's Health and their staffers and puts it all in one easy to use well organized place. There are workouts listed for everything from fat burning to being in a crouded gym. I recommend this book for not only the fitness enthusiast but also for the experienced lifter and personal trainer who is looking for an awesome addition to their library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

    Great book. Easy to use. Very informative. So many exercises to

    Great book. Easy to use. Very informative. So many exercises to chose from. Highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2011

    If you own a NOOK, don't buy this!!

    The book seems like it offers good advice for workout programs. But the pictures on the NOOK are horrible. The quality of the pictures are bad as well as the text. Not to mention that some of the pictures are cut off at the bottom, so you can't get the full picture of the example. it leaves you guessing on how you should finish the move. I feel like I got ripped off. If I would of known that this book would of been like this I would of saved my money! Don't this for the NOOK!

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Buy the printed version if you want quality!

    As already stated by other reviewers, the overall quality is very poor. The diagrams are useless, the accompanying text with the diagrams is unreadable, and the exercise photos are fuzzy. Basically, it's junk. B&N needs to address these problems with Rodale Press immediately. Until then, they should remove it from their offerings (I have let them know this).

    Buy the hard-copy version if you want quality.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Do not waste money on ebook

    While the main text is well supported many of the images have smaller text which cannot be zoomed in on from a desktop. Furthermore the images are often outside the margins of the screen and their resolution is pretty aweful. I am still unable to load the book onto my iphone. For a book on weight lifting in which proper form is necessary, I would recommend buying the hard copy.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Would Not Recommend

    Graphics of exercises very poor and type unfocused. The info is good but buy the paper book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2010

    Save your money for the paper version

    This is a great book. I thought I would get it for my Nook as well as the paper version so that I can have it anywhere I may travel. The problem is that it is obviously not formatted for an e-reader because you can't read many of the articles or enlarge some of the blurry photos. Had I known it was going to be such a poor quality copy, I would not have bought this electronic version.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    2 (or as many as you have) thumbs up for The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!

    Clear descriptions and illustrations of more workouts than one would use in a many a year. Each fact is backed up by research results.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Comprehensive fitness guide

    After reading through this book and trying a couple of the work outs I find it works very well. It shows how to do many exercises that you can adapt to your own fitness level and routine, but there are also pre-made routines that are targeted for specific goals like weight loss or getting in shape for the beach. It even discusses nutrition, how many reps to do, and what equipment you might need at what cost. It's especially good for anyone who just wants to find a new routine that will work for them, it's at least as effective as buying work out dvd's and probably better because you have more variety of exercises to choose from (and you don't need a dvd player available either).

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    excellent

    easy to use... very well done.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great book for working out

    Giving us the lo down on building chiseled muscles, I found this book to be informative and with great excersie tips. I've used the book for 5 weeks now and added a good 8 pounds of muscles. I ve also used another book, the Perfect 10 diet, to boost my HGH, and testosterone.
    Get this book and eat right you want to get leaner and defined.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Very effective

    I have read the book and have been doing some of the workouts for two weeks and have been noticing a lot of changes in my body. I am becoming more tone and I just feel stronger in general. I like the book because it explains everything and gives you a good understanding of what you are doing to your body when you do certain exercises. Highly recommend it!!!!!

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