Bodybuilders are always fighting the "dumb bodybuilder" stereotype. Anyone who lifts weights has less than two brain cells and can't carry on a conversation.
And to illustrate this point, here's a pdf file of an email I received.
Bodybuilders must have an in-depth understanding of the physiology of the human body, as well as mastery of nutrition and training.
The bodybuilding resources listed below will help with your education.
Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier
Strength Training Anatomy is a great reference guide. Detailed artwork showcases the muscles used during each exercise. The book is divided into seven sections: arms, shoulders, chest, back, legs, buttocks, and abdomen, with 115 total exercises illustrated.
Just flip to a section, say arms, and with highly detailed illustrations, it will show you how to perform a straight bar barbell curl correctly, and which muscles are primarily used (biceps brachii, long and short head, and the brachialis.)
Overall, a great reference manual and invaluable training aid.
The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Here's a guy who credits everything he's accomplished to bodybuilding; from the sport's number one icon, to a mega movie star, to governor of California.
Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest and oldest stars.
Some consider the routines in The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding to be great examples of overtraining. Arnie figured if two hours of training was good, four is better. Great, if you're taking steroids, but this is still the definitive source from the best of the best and at 800 pages thick, you can use it as a replacement dumbbell!
Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto
Burn the fat feed the muscle by Tom Venuto (BFFM) is a 337 page fat burning success manual in downloadable e-book format, jam-packed cover to cover with all the fat loss methods previously known by only a small handful of the worlds best fitness models and bodybuilders. This program contains all the information you'll ever need to help you melt away body fat permanently without muscle loss and without using drugs or unnecessary supplements.
A bodybuilder writes this book, but it's not just for bodybuilders.
It doesn't matter whether you're a gym veteran preparing for bodybuilding contest or you've never worked out a day in your life. If you want to lose body fat and keep it off forever, without losing muscle, without slowing down your metabolism and without starvation, drugs or gimmicks, then this book is for you.
If you're tired of being given confusing and conflicting advice on exercise and nutrition and you want simple, but detailed answers to all your questions, then this book is for you.
If you wish someone with integrity (someone who didn't have a financial interest in the latest "miracle" supplement or stomach-reducing gadget) would share honest and unbiased information about fat loss - then this book is for you.
Why would you want to learn about fat loss from a bodybuilder? The answer is obvious: Bodybuilders have mastered the art of shedding fat while maintaining muscle.
Conventional diets achieve fat loss at the expense of losing muscle, which downgrades your metabolism. That's one of the reasons "diets" don't work. I prefer to call this a nutrition program rather than a diet.
Not only is the natural bodybuilder's way to fat loss incredibly effective, capable of slashing your body fat well into the single digits (if that's what you desire), it's also a lifestyle. Diets don't work because they are temporary. This program teaches nutrition habits you can maintain for life.
Tom has been bodybuilding for 24 years and competing for 18 years. He's been involved in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, health club manager, nutritionist, motivation coach and freelance writer for nearly 20 years. Bodybuilding and fitness is his life - it's all he's ever done.
Tom is a "lifetime natural" bodybuilder. "Natural" means he's never used steroids or any other banned or illegal physique enhancing drugs - ever! You can achieve AMAZING results on this program without ever taking drugs - and he's living proof!
BFFM is one of the top-selling weight loss ebooks and a must-read for anyone who wants to lose fat. Keep this around as a constant reference guide.
Check out the table of contents of this ebook.
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