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Strong Enough? Thoughts on Thirty Years of Barbell Training

March 28th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Strong Enough? Thoughts on Thirty Years of Barbell Training
ASIN : B0044DFA2M



There are lots of things about weight training in general and barbell exercise in particular that can only be learned by spending way too many hours in the gym. And honestly, unless you’re a gym owner, this is a really weird way to spend 75 hours a week. Mark Rippetoe has been in the fitness industry since 1978 and has owned a black-iron gym since 1984. He knows things about lifting weights and training for performance that most other coaches and professionals have never had the chance to learn. This book of essays offers a glimpse into the depths of experience made possible through many years under the bar, and many more years spent helping others under the bar.


Consumer Review
Are you Strong Enough? Are you sure about that?
“Strong Enough?” is a collection of eighteen articles Rippetoe has written on a variety of topics related to weight-training over the years. Within these articles are anecdotes of events and people that have shaped his opinions and life. Far more informal and conversational than the other books, but still incredibly informative, and running the gambit of inspiring to hilarious, they entertain and inform in Rip’s rare style.

There is an enlightening dissection of Silly BS from a variety of medical and fitness sources, more excellent quotations of the great minds you should read, and you can find out just how much weight training is related to the topics on Art Bell. Some stories are quite touching too, and you get some insight into the kinds of things that can be learned through the years by someone who cares to keep their eyes open, ears attuned, and sense of humor never too far away. Interspersed between and within the articles are pictures that span the three decades…

From Gym Lifter to Competitive Powerlifter: The Beginner’s Guide to Competitive Powerlifting! (Powerlifting For Beginners)

March 24th, 2013 Comments off

Title : From Gym Lifter to Competitive Powerlifter: The Beginner’s Guide to Competitive Powerlifting! (Powerlifting For Beginners)
ASIN : B008M0GR66



Do you like to squat? Do you like to bench? Do you like to deadlift?

If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions then there is one more question to ask.

Have you ever thought about competing?

Most people that love weightlifting do not realize that there is a sport dedicated to the main three power exercises, the squat, bench press and deadlift. IF you are one of those lifters that want to compete but do not know enough about the sport to get started, “From Gym Lifter to Competitive Powerlifter” is the book for you.

In 1998 at age of 30, the author, Joe “Ironman” Norman, started his powerlifting career by joining up with Team Jax out of Jacksonville, FL., a computer programmer during the day, Joe dedicated his nights and weekends to become one of the top ranked powerlifters in the sport today. He has taken what has learned over the years about competing and shared hat knowledge in this book.
You will find the knowledge you need start on your powerlifting career. This book covers topics from lifting federations to competition day. It will explain the sport in detail, as well as offer tips and tricks that Joe has learned over the course of his powerlifting career.

Topics such as

  • Lifting organizations (Federations)
  • Types of competition
  • Divisions/weight classes 
  • How a Meet is run and the people involved in running it
  • Flow of competition
  • What is expected on each lift 
  • Powerlifting gear 
  • Meet prep
  • Meet day

When you are ready to take your lifting to the competitive level, then this is the book for you.

Are you ready to get your powerlifting career started?

NOTE: This is not a powerlifting training manual, but simply a guide to get starting in competition.


Consumer Review
Great intro.
I was finding it hard out information on the web. This book is a very good intro I am using weights to get into shape and bought this book out of curiosity. Very good information for a beginner who might want to do some competition to give them something to focus on.

Weight Training For Dummies

March 7th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Weight Training For Dummies
ASIN : 0471768456

A properly executed strength or weight lifting regimen can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilize your blood sugar, reduce the risk of heart disease, increase your strength, and more. Weight Training For Dummies, Third Edition, is packed with all the information you need to start your own personalized weight training program and get yourself into peak condition fast. You’ll find out about:

  • Circuit and resistance training
  • 20-minute weight training routines
  • The newest and best weight training equipment
  • Combining weight training with other exercise
  • Gender differences in weight training goals and routines
  • Specific approaches for baby boomers and seniors just starting out
  • Using weight training to address specific health conditions
  • Preventing injuries
  • Weight training for children and teens

If you’re getting pumped about weight training, don’t delay. Buy Weight Training for Dummies, Third Edition today, and you’ll be in shape in no time!Owning Weight Training for Dummies is like having two knowledgeable and entertaining personal trainers into your home. The authors, Liz Neporent and Suzanne Schlosberg, authors of the popular Fitness for Dummies, are both fitness professionals who walk (lift, run, bicycle) their talk. They explain the basics of weight training simply, then take you through every step to setting up your own program and doing it properly. Whether you have free weights (dumbbells and barbells), a home machine, or access to a gym with many machines, you’ll get an introduction to safe and effective weight training, plus descriptions, technique, and illustrations of dozens of exercises designed to target all major muscle groups. And just in case this is the only fitness book you buy, the authors include some information on cardio exercise, stretching, and other exercise options. Best of all, the book is motivating, easy to understand, and fun to read.

This updated edition of Weight Training for Dummies includes a few new chapters: “Yoga and Pilates” and “Improving Your Balance and Coordination,” both in the “Beyond the Barbell” section; “Advanced Weight Training Exercises”; and a few snippets of new material (such as the addition of “Don’t dress like a porn star” in the “Weight Training Etiquette” chapter). Otherwise, it’s pretty much the same book. If you own the first edition, there’s probably no need to buy the updated version. But if you don’t own the first edition of this handy and cheery guide already, and weight training is not yet a part of your fitness program, the second edition of Weight Training for Dummies will teach you exactly what to do and how to do it. –Joan Price
Great for beginners…
but I really needed the next level. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great book and is loaded with information. Unfortunately, the first third of the book was basic, like “this is a weight” and “these are barbells.” The last third didn’t really involve weight training at all, but talked about yoga and Pilates.

The sections that covered actual weight training and exercise routines was very good, but not as in-depth as I would have liked. It seems to me that “Fitness for Dummies” should have covered the stretching and yoga. I would have liked to seen more on just weight training.

But, if you’ve never – and I do mean never – been exposed to weight training, then this book is for you.

The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle

February 7th, 2013 Comments off

Title : The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
ASIN : 158333338X
List Price : $18.00
Price : $12.24
Saved Price : $5.76

Ten unique programs for fat loss, muscle gain, and strength improvement for beginners and elite lifters.

Want to get more out of your workout and spend less time in the gym? Many guys devote so many hours to lifting weight yet end up with so little to show for it. In many cases, the problem is simple: They aren’t doing exercises based on the movements their bodies were designed to do. Six basic movements—the squat, deadlift, lunge, push, pull, and twist—use all of the body’s major muscles. And, more important, they use those muscles in coordinated action, the way they were designed to work.

The New Rules of Lifting, now in paperback and with more than one hundred photographs, gives you more than a year’s worth of workouts based on these six basic movements. Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced lifter looking for new challenges, or anything in between, you can mix and match the workouts to help you get bigger, stronger, and leaner. In addition, the comprehensive nutritional information provided makes The New Rules of Lifting a complete guide to reaching all your goals.

If you aren’t using The New Rules of Lifting, you aren’t getting the best possible results.

Read Lou Shuler’s posts on the Penguin Blog.

Great Science, but Too Wordy
First of all, I’m a woman, and this book is clearly not geared towards women. I’ve been lifting for 15 years, on and off. I take it very seriously and I really enjoy the sport. I was previously using “The Body Sculpting Bible for Women” by James Villepigue and Hugo Rivera. It’s a very good book for beginner/intermediate lifters. It’s concisely written, the authors take fitness seriously and explain the proper form and execution of all the exercises they introduce in the book. The workouts offer a fantastic starting point for lifters, but after 3 months, you’re going to have to start developing your own to keep making progress. (A side note: “The Body Sculpting Bible for Women” is almost word for word identical to “The Body Sculpting Bible for Men.” The same is true for the “Abs” books written by these authors, which makes me think that the books are ultimately more about making money than promoting the science of lifting. If you were left confused by the explanations or lack…

Men’s Health Home Workout Bible:

February 4th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Men’s Health Home Workout Bible:
ASIN : 1579546579
List Price : $22.99
Price : $15.63
Saved Price : $7.36

Get bigger biceps, broad shoulders, a bigger bench press, powerful legs, cut abs . . .
without ever leaving your home!

The body you want, in the space you have.
The strength you want, with the equipment you have.
The muscles you want, in the time you have.

You don’t need to join a gym to get in shape. In fact, for a lot of guys, the gym is an impediment to getting in shape. The crowds, the inconvenience, the intimidation, the time, the commute– by the time you add it all up, you could end up investing 2 hours to get 45 minutes of exercise.

No matter how little space you have, no matter how little equipment you have, no matter how little time you have, you can get the results you want without stepping inside a gym.

The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible gives you…

* Four full-body muscle plans:
The Body Weight Plan
The Dumbbell Plan
The Barbell Plan
The Multistation-Machine Plan

* Custom training plans for strength, fat loss, aerobic fitness, and sports performance

* Buying advice for weights, benches, machines, cardio equipment, and exercise videos

* Complete guidelines for turning your home into a state-of-the-art fitness center

With beginner, intermediate, and advanced full-body workouts for each type of equipment, The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible gives you more than 400 exercises altogether, photographed and fully described. From pushups to power cleans, from crunches to jump squats, we show you how to get more muscle and strength at home, whether you’re a complete beginner or a competitive athlete.

The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible is a personal trainer, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

category: Weight Training
brand: Rodale Books
Rating : 4.2

So You Joined A Gym…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Plan Your Best Gym Workouts, Including Sample Workouts! (The Now What? Fitness Series) Big SALE

December 25th, 2012 Comments off

Title : So You Joined A Gym…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Plan Your Best Gym Workouts, Including Sample Workouts! (The Now What? Fitness Series)
ASIN : B0066U7EKM
List Price : $2.99

So You Joined A Gym…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Plan Your Best Gym Workouts, Including Sample Workouts! (The Now What? Fitness Series) On Sale

December 25th, 2012 Comments off

Title : So You Joined A Gym…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Plan Your Best Gym Workouts, Including Sample Workouts! (The Now What? Fitness Series)
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So You Joined A Gym…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Plan Your Best Gym Workouts, Including Sample Workouts! (The Now What? Fitness Series) Get Rabate

December 25th, 2012 Comments off

Title : So You Joined A Gym…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Plan Your Best Gym Workouts, Including Sample Workouts! (The Now What? Fitness Series)
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So You Joined A Gym…Now What? Step-by-Step Instructions & Essential Info That Truly Simplify How to Plan Your Best Gym Workouts, Including Sample Workouts! (The Now What? Fitness Series) Get Rabate

December 25th, 2012 Comments off

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