With this updated Encyclopedia (it was originally published in 1985), Schwarzenegger wraps his huge arms around the entire sport. He hits the history of bodybuilding, the champions (he's quite generous in his praise of predecessors, contemporaries, and successors alike), the training systems. Some of the information is more bodybuilding lore than science; for example, exercises are said to "expand the rib cage" or develop the "inner" or "outer" chest, all physiological impossibilities. But they're still good exercises, and the book includes every movement imaginable for every muscle group.
If you love the sport of bodybuilding, you'll want this book in your library, if for no other reason than to feast your eyes on the hundreds of photos of the best physiques in the history of the sport. And, in a pinch, the 800-page encyclopedia can fill in nicely for a missing dumbbell. --Lou Schuler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
this is a BIG BOOK! I ordered as a Christmas gift and I think the recipient will enjoy it. but it is BIG and HEAVYPublished 3 months ago by stephanie
In depth information. Everything you'll ever need to know.Published 5 months ago by Isabelle Michaud
Amazing book. I swear it has EVERYTHING on bodybuilding in it! It is the Arnie of all books the thing is as big as my torso I absolutely love it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brooke Babs
There is a massive amount of information in this book. A must have for any body builder - beginner, amateur or professional.Published 7 months ago by JGIRO403
WOW! What a great book! I've been into bodybuilding for about a year, and even just flipping through the table of contents got me so excited for this book! Read morePublished 7 months ago by G. Walker
Perfect guide for any beginner in the gym or for experienced lifters looking to maximize their gains. Covers everything from nutrition, to exercises, even posing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stephen