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

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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.

More than a personal account of life in and out of the ring, Making The Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body is Triple H's verbal and visual blueprint for building your body. The leader of Evolution discusses how "a jones for bodybuilding and a love for wrestling" morphed a skinny, 135-pound fourteen-year-old ...

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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.

More than a personal account of life in and out of the ring, Making The Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body is Triple H's verbal and visual blueprint for building your body. The leader of Evolution discusses how "a jones for bodybuilding and a love for wrestling" morphed a skinny, 135-pound fourteen-year-old from Nashua, New Hampshire, into one of the biggest superstars ever to dominate World Wrestling Entertainment. But be warned -- the "Cerebral Assassin" has zero tolerance for anything less than a hundred percent effort. 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 big mouths who'd rather exercise their egos than their deltoids.

Of course, even 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 in Malden, Massachusetts, and go on to become "Terra Ryzing" within Kowalski's International Wrestling Federation; enabled a "GUD" ("Geographically UnDesirable") 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 to earn his stripes in WWE and eat something that literally made other up-and-comers squeal.

On the subject of food consumption, Making The Game imparts tips as essential as exercise is for burning off calories and adding on muscle. Triple H spends over two hundred days a year on the road, and his traveler's guide will help you find ideal meals even in fast-food restaurants. He also provides the template for a must-have training-and-meals diary. Triple H reveals the dietary plan that he claims stokes his furnace 24/7 -- the plan he believes is "the single biggest element" in transforming his physique.

Nevertheless, for a World Champion in WWE, it's as the saying goes: "No pain, no gain." That's why 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 in painstaking detail 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. Then, after breaking a sweat with Triple H reliving the fateful Raw events of May 2001 that left him with a torn quadricep muscle, you too can feel "The Triple H Burn," one of the exercises he endured through nine months of intense physical therapy to repair his leg that had been destroyed and resume a career most considered was "Game Over." Pain is temporary...but "The Game" is forever.

Besides offering 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: 9780743478885
  • Publisher: World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Publication date: 12/7/2004
  • Series: WWE Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted December 26, 2009

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    GOOD BOOK

    THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOOK IF YOU ARE INTO WWE OR TRIPPLE H FAN? IT TALKS ABOUT WHAT HE HAS DONE AND MORE LIKE INSIGHT TO HIS PERSONAL LIFE AND WORK! VERY ENTERTAINING!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2005

    Triple H Rox!!!

    this book was really cool, especially the life-story parts. because the work our parts are 4 guys, and me being a female, i dont do them. but i recommend this book because he's hot

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2004

    It's time to play the game!

    A must-have for any wrestling fan or someone looking to improve their physical fitness. Great ideas about different exercises that involve all of the major muscle groups. I have always looked up to Triple H on advise about working out and I am proud to have read this book. I strongly suggest anyone to get it!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2005

    Insight into paul levesque's life.

    The book i had to order for a start I wish these superstars would consider their english fans just a bit more than they do, but the book is great im a female so the workout dont do much for me but he is the man who seems to have turned wwe raw round, people say its cos he's bedding the boss's daughter and I have no opinion there, but that is just 1 quarrel HHH isnt ever gonna live down. Id like to know what it is about stephanie that other women dont have, again it boils down to one thing! vince mcmahon, by the way do the wrestlers and the diva's have to date each other all the time, there are more nice women out there guys who dont belong to the wwe!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2005

    The reason this book is outstanding.

    This a great book for anyone who does workout. Provides many opinions from 'the Game' himself on how to eat and diet while weight training. Offers realistic goals to focus on while starting to lift weights as far as how many reps and sets you should do on a certain body part. Also includes information on Triple H's rise to the top of WWE, and his relationship with the McMahons. Overall a enjoyable book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    Yeah, whatever, HHH

    Ok, but really nothing that anyone who's ever picked up a 'muscle'magazine didn't already know. Only thing I found interesting was the tips about eating on the road. And what the heck ever happened to the chapter about 'sex with Steph'. Now that's what I want to know about.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2004

    Triple h is the game

    It is good for anyone who wants or who is working out or who is just a huge wrestling fan or just likes HHH.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2004

    How Fake is this?

    This book is such a lie. How can one man have a body like that just working out? Obviously he needed some help, and I don't mean he needed therapy. Triple H is a wrestler, which means he is fake hits people. Boycott this one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2004

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

    It's loaded with insight into Triple H's life and wrestling career, the book provides a workout and diet scenerio for the average guy. 'The discipline of body building makes you goal-oriented, and it helps you focus on what you want to achieve in life.'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2004

    Its All About The Game

    this book is a must have for wrestling fans and non wrestling fans alike.if you need improvement in your physical form or want to read this for enjoyment and info only it is a must buy!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

    Hope it teaches you not to tear your quad

    I also bet there's chapters on holding others back being good exercise

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

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

    Loaded with insight into Triple H's life and wrestling career, the book provides a workout and diet program for the average guy. 'The discipline of bodybuilding makes you goal-oriented, and it helps you focus on what you want to achieve in life.'

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