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Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (5 of 8)
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High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way by Mike Mentzer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book!, March 12 2004
Mike is a genius. I am a serious bodybuilder. Current 5'10" 210lbs 9%BF. I had been stuck on a plateau for a while (like 6 months). Little weight or strength gain. I tried currently in vogue routines, like 5-5, Polaquin, Westside, HST, etc, nothing helped. I thought I had reached my potential. Just before quitting, I bought this book on a whim. Incorporating some of its principles, though I need to absorb them fully -- I'm 1/2 through different parts, I am growing vastly in all lifts and the scale is moving. I had been exposed to similar ideas a long time ago when I started in Stuart McRobert's books, but I unwisely discarded them as I "advanced". Mike's books are… Read more
Beyond Brawn by McRobert  Stuart
Beyond Brawn by McRobert Stuart
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a great, simple book. Basically he points out that weight training is progressive resistance training. So progress slowly in weight, and ensure adequete rest and nutrition to allow the microtorn muscles to heal. Simple, scientific advice, and any who disagree with these ideas are usually scrawny morons. He spends alot of time just debunking the common gym nonsense, which is good and necessary action. I was 150 lbs and small after 10 years of training (a true "hard gainer"). With this program I've added 20-30 lbs of muscle, have 4% body fat (approx), and gained much weight in all basic lifts, pound by pound. Bout a year, so far, and future -- watch out! But you… Read more
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Intr&hellip by Adele Westbrook
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, May 15 2003
A classic book. The intro part is well done, the philosophy of aikido. The fashion-plate-type illustrations do the trick too, somehow making the movements more obvious than photographs may. A tight classic of the Ki society. I wish the authors had done a comprehensive book of technique to follow up, as the technique part is a shade skimpy, but that was not this book's purpose. A great text!