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4.0 out of 5 stars Reference book.
This book is very useful to learn how to understand the science of building a training that suits your needs and your goals. You take what you want from it! I've owned it since it came out and i'm still refering to it! This is basic, simple information to every body who wants to get serious in their training! Thanks coach Poliquin!
Published on Jan. 28 2005 by RICHARD MARCEAU

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2.0 out of 5 stars too much money for what you get.
THE BOOK IT TOO MUCH MONEY FOR WHAT YOU GET! LOOK ELSE WHERE!!!
It would be an great 30$ or 40$ soft cover, but I believe the rarity & reputation is what a person is really paying for when he/she buys this book. Since price is the most important issue I gave a low score.
If I were to rate solely on the books contents "4".
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2.0 out of 5 stars too much money for what you get., June 25 2004
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JASON (Spokane, wa United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Poliquin Principles: Successful Methods for Strength and Mass Development (Paperback)
THE BOOK IT TOO MUCH MONEY FOR WHAT YOU GET! LOOK ELSE WHERE!!!
It would be an great 30$ or 40$ soft cover, but I believe the rarity & reputation is what a person is really paying for when he/she buys this book. Since price is the most important issue I gave a low score.
If I were to rate solely on the books contents "4".
PRO
-will help you add variety to your work out
-will help you understand difference between strength gain, strength/mass gain, and mass gain.
- has lots of information on different muscle types and the best way to train them.
-the exercise that are explained have detailed form information.
- I like the line art pictorials, simple and informative.
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-If you are unfamiliar with exercise names you may need to do research just to find out what exercise the guy is refering to. This doesn't apply to ones that are explained.
-an index would have been nice.
-less pictures of bodybuilding stars, and more of proper exercise form.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reference book., Jan. 28 2005
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This review is from: The Poliquin Principles: Successful Methods for Strength and Mass Development (Paperback)
This book is very useful to learn how to understand the science of building a training that suits your needs and your goals. You take what you want from it! I've owned it since it came out and i'm still refering to it! This is basic, simple information to every body who wants to get serious in their training! Thanks coach Poliquin!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pseudoscience, April 4 2004
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Dr D Smith (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Poliquin Principles: Successful Methods for Strength and Mass Development (Paperback)
It is sad that this self-styled "guru" has gained such publicity and credibility, given that his book appears to contain very little in the way of scientifically-based training advice and contains much pseudoscience and outright nonsense, such as swiss ball training. As a sport scientist whose Ph.D. is in the area of motor learning, I would like Poliquin to explain just what additional benefit is derived from performing weight training exercises balancing on a ball. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support this practice, which, given that balance does not transfer to different activities will only improve your ability to balance on a ball. Not something that many athletes (or anyone else) will find much use! I find it sad that so many people (including elite athletes) are taken in by the likes of Poliquin and Paul Chek, whose description of themselves as "gurus" and "experts" is laughable. If Poliquin is expert at anything (which I doubt), it certainly is not exercise science. The apparent popularity of the book, and similarly pseudoscientific weight training books by the likes of Kraemer, Fleck, Stone and Bompa, proves one thing only: that there's a sucker born every minute, and two to take him.
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