Recommended Bodybuilding Training Book Bibliography

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Get Buffed by Ian King (Get this one first. This info applies to everyone)

The Poliquin principles by Charles Poliquin (Get this one next. Great source of advanced bodybuilding routines and techniques)

Modern Trends in Strength Training by Charles Poliquin (A technical look at sets & reps) Championship Bodybuilding by Chris Aceto (Excellent! Get it! Study it!) Understanding bodybuilding Nutrition & Training by Chris Aceto (also excellent) Keys to the Inner Universe by Bill Pearl (Four Time Mr. Universe Bill Pearl has created the most comprehensive illustrated guide to weight training exercises in the world. Literally thousands of exercise variations)

Brawn by Stuart McRobert (best explanations ofprogressive training you'll ever find) Beyond Brawn by Stuart McRobert (also outstanding; information dense, no glossy pics) Strength Training Anatomy by Frederick Delavier (An absolute must for every beginner; great reference guide; keep it within reach)

Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky (Very technical; heavy stuff)

Power a scientific approach by Fred Hatfield (read everything by Hatfield) Bodybuilding a Scientific Approach by Fred Hatfield (ditto) Hardcore bodybuilding a Scientific Approach by Fred Hatfield (ditto) Supertraining by Mel Siff (a long and challenging read; worth the effort) Facts & Fallacies of Fitness by Mel Siff (some things that might surprise you) Unleashing the Wild Physique by Vince Gironda (Bodybuildingsecrets you won't find elsewhere)

High Performance Bodybuilding by John Parillo (For the serious bodybuilder) 50 Workout Secrets by John Parillo (More info for the serious bodybuilder; an easy read) Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Might be overtraining for some, but this is still the definitive source from the best of the best) Education of a Bodybuilder by Arnold Schwarzenegger (more biography than training instruction, but get it anyway for the motivation)

Body for Life by Bill Phillips (Actually pretty good for beginners; just skip the supplement plugs)

Designing Resistance Training Programs Fleck & Kraemer (textbook and reference guide)

Essentials of Strength & conditioning by Thomas Baechle (textbook and reference guide) Target Bodybuilding by Per A. Tesch (Enlightening, photographically illustrated look at which muscles are activated in each exercise)

RIPPED 1, 2 & 3 By Clarence Bass (nutrition and training info by Mr. 2% body fat himself)

Fabulously Fit Forever by Frank Zane (Three time Mr. Olympia's guide to staying lean and muscular at any age.)

Keys to Progress by John Mcallum (a complete collection of John McCallum's strength training articles. Written as dialogue; easy to read)

Priming the Anabolic Environment by Will Brink (Short, 128-page guide to nutrition and training; excellent info from a well known industry expert)

Brother Iron, Sister Steel by Dave Draper (Dave has an entertaining and readable style) Loaded Guns by Larry Scott (Some very interesting, effective and little-known bodybuilding tricks from the first Mr. Olympia)

Robert Kennedy (too many books to list - man, he is one prolific dude!) Kinesiology of Exercise by Dr. Michael Yessis (a bit dry and technical, but very good) Beyond 2001:New Approaches to Scientific Training (very technical but excellent stuff you definitely won't find anywhere else)

Super Squats by Randall Strossen (the infamous 20 rep squat routine) Fitness and Strength Training for all Sports by Hartmann and Tunnemann (weight training for sports; best appreciated by athletes, strength coaches and personal trainers) Science of Sports Training by Thomas Kurz (Strength training for sports; not bodybuilding)

Awesome Abs by Paul Chek (47page guide to scientific ab training - learn ab anatomy and physiology and you'll be less likely to get scammed)

The Strongest Shall Survive by Bill Starr (A classic oldie but goodie on strength training for sports and football)

Weight training: A Scientific Approach by Stone & O'Bryant (Technical and scientific. Excellent reference for the serious student)

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