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Starting Strength
by Mark Rippetoe

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

November 07, 2013

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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their quality of life. SS:BBT3 is your complete guide to developing strength -- the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.<br /><br />-- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.<br />-- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.<br />-- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.<br />-- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.<br />-- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction.<br />-- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.<br />-- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.<br />-- Completely indexed.<br />-- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.
The Quick and the Dead: Total Training for the Advanced Minimalis...
by Pavel Tsatsouline

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

July 31, 2019

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<P>You are strong or used to be.<BR><br /><P>You take pride in your all-around physical development鈥攂ut have precious little time for it. <BR><br /><P>You are serving your country, raising a family, training for a sport鈥?You have been around too long to be fooled by pop fitness "high intensity" fads.<BR><br /><P><i>The Quick and the Dead</i>is designed for an advanced minimalist like you. A culmination of five years of research and experimentation, it distills cutting-edge science to a straightforward protocol of only two basic exercises you mastered years ago: kettlebell swings and power pushups.<BR><br /><P>Q&D delivers. A highly ranked pro boxer sums up its effects: 鈥淚 had even greater speed and explosiveness and I was able to maintain this for the whole match鈥?I had gas to sell.鈥?lt;BR><br /><P>A military special operator, on the wrong side of 40, reports: 鈥渁 speed increase in all my powerlifts鈥?pain relief in all of my injuries鈥?an increase in my endurance while doing combatives鈥?increased striking power鈥︹€?lt;BR><br /><P>Q&D can be a minimalist鈥檚 stand-alone total training regimen鈥攐r be plugged into any athlete鈥檚 regimen. It takes only 12鈥?0min, two to three times per week.<BR><br /><P>Additional benefits may include:<BR><br />- Increased testosterone<BR><br />- Decreased cortisol<BR><br />- Improved heart rate variability<BR><br />- Reduced body fat<BR><br />- Improved soft tissue quality<BR><br /><br /><P>All this without getting "smoked"鈥攂ecause you need energy to fight, work, play, live.<BR><BR><br /><br /><P><b>About the Author</b><BR><br /><P><b>Pavel Tsatsouline</b> is a former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor and Subject Matter Expert to elite US military and law enforcement special operations units. Pavel is the chairman of StrongFirst, a global school of strength offering instructor certifications and user courses in kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight strength training.
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

January 05, 2014

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Customer Reviews
<h2>This book has helped thousands of men build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?</h2><br />If you want to get muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible <b>without steroids, good genetics, extreme dieting, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym</b> . . . regardless of your age . . . you want to read this book.<br /><br />Here's the deal:<br /><br /><h2>Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. <u>This book is the shortcut.</u></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b>Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders "swear by." Most pills and powders do <u>absolutely nothing.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Constantly change up your weightlifting routine to gain muscle mass quickly and effectively. Muscle building is <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding through grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. In fact, you don't have to do <u>any cardio</u> to get the body you really want.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Instead, you can get the body you want <u>eating the foods you love.</u></li><br />Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from <u>ever achieving</u> the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.<br /><br />And in this book you're going to learn something <b>most guys will never know</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze . . . <u>and it only takes a few months.</u></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br /><br /><li>The <b>10 biggest fat loss and muscle-building myths and mistakes</b> that keep guys fat, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>The 3 scientific laws of muscle growth and fat loss that literally <b>force your body to get bigger, leaner, and stronger.</b> You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to build muscle and lose fat once you know what you're doing.</li><br /><li>How to create flexible diet plans that help you <b>transform your body composition eating the foods you love</b> . . . and without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you build a <b>big, full chest . . . a wide, tapered back . . . thick, powerful legs . . . and strong, bulging arms</b> . . . spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week...doing challenging, fun workouts that you enjoy.</li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn't, <b>saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year</b>.</li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br />Imagine . . . <b>just 12 weeks from now</b> . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .<br /><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of <b>high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits</b>, and knowing that you're getting <b>healthier every day</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The bottom line is you CAN get that <u>"Hollywood hunk" body</u> without following boring, bland "bodybuilder" diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.</h2><br /><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b><br /><br />With this men鈥檚 fitness book, you'll also get a <b>FREE 56-page reference guide</b> with all of the book's key takeaways, a year's worth of <i>Bigger Leaner Stronger</i> workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!<br /><br /><b>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!</b>
Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultim...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

475

Publication Date

January 06, 2014

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Customer Reviews
<h2>This book has helped thousands of women build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?</h2><br />If you want to be fit, lean, and strong as quickly as possible <b>without crash dieting, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time</b> in the gym . . . <u>regardless of your age</u> . . . you want to read this book.<br /><br />Here's the deal:<br /><br /><h2>Losing fat and building lean muscle isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. <u>This book is the shortcut.</u></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements, "detoxes," or "skinny teas." Most pills and powders do <u>absolutely nothing.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Constantly change up your workout routine to get lean, defined muscles. It's <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding out grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly, hip, and thigh fat. In fact, you probably don't have to do <u>any cardio</u> to get the body you really want.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get fit. Instead, you can get the body you want <u>eating the foods you love.</u></li><br />Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep gals from ever achieving the lean, toned, sexy, and healthy bodies they <u>truly desire.</u><br /><br />And in this book you're going to learn something <b>most women will never know</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze . . . <u>and it only takes 8 to 12 weeks.</u></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br /><br /><li>The <b>10 biggest fat loss and muscle-building myths and mistakes</b> that keep women overweight, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>The 3 scientific laws of lean muscle growth and fat loss that literally <b>force your body to get fitter, leaner, and stronger.</b> You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to build lean muscle and lose fat once you know what you're doing.</li><br /><li>How to create flexible diet plans that help you <b>transform your body composition eating the foods you love</b> . . . and without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you <b>add lean muscle to all the right places and get sexy, athletic curves</b> . . . spending no more than three to six hours in the gym every week . . . doing challenging, fun workouts you enjoy.</li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn't, <b>saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year</b>.</li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br />Imagine . . . <b>just 12 weeks from now</b> . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .<br /><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of <b>high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits</b>, and knowing that you're getting <b>healthier every day</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The bottom line is you CAN get that <u>"Hollywood babe" body</u> without following boring, bland "bodybuilder" diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.</h2><br /><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b><br /><br />With this women's fitness book, you'll also get a <b>FREE 56-page reference guide</b> with all of the book's key takeaways, a year's worth of <i>Thinner Leaner Stronger</i> workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!<br /><br /><b>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a fitter, leaner, and stronger you!</b>
Kettlebell Simple & Sinister
by Pavel Tsatsouline

Language

English

Pages

102

Publication Date

January 02, 2015

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Customer Reviews
Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the source鈥攖he man who started the kettlebell revolution. <br /><br />Simple & Sinister will prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs to holding your own in a street fight. <br /><br />Simple & Sinister will forge a fighter's physique鈥攂ecause the form must follow the function. <br /><br />Simple & Sinister will give you the strength, the stamina, and the suppleness to play any sport recreationally鈥攁nd play it well. <br /><br />If you are a serious athlete, Simple & Sinister will serve as a perfect foundation for your sport-specific training. <br /><br />If you are a serious lifter, Simple & Sinister will build your strength, rather than interfere with it. <br /><br />Simple & Sinister will achieve all of the above while leaving you plenty of time and energy to do your duty, your job, practice your sport, and have a life. Russian kettlebell power to you!
Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Reso...
by , Glen Cordoza

Language

English

Pages

484

Publication Date

February 03, 2018

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<b>Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content!</b><br /><br />Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries鈥攁ll without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i>, Dr. Kelly Starrett, founder of MobilityWOD, shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.<br /><br />Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i> lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul.<br /><br />Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i> makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body.<br /><br />Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free鈥nd become a Supple Leopard.<br /><br />This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:<ul><li>Move safely and efficiently in all situations</li><li>Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions</li><li>Restore normal function to your joints and tissues</li><li>Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition</li><li>Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch</li><li>Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises</li><li>Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns</li><li>Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow</li><li>Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries</li><li>Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations</li><li>Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency</li></ul><br />
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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Customer Reviews
<b>For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats鈥擬ichael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life鈥攁nd made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.</b><br /><br />Direct, blunt, and brutally honest,<b> </b>Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In 鈥淭he Relentless 13,鈥?he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. <i>Relentless </i>shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent鈥檚 weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients鈥斺€渄on鈥檛 think鈥濃€攁nd shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, <i>Relentless </i>shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.
Practical Programming for Strength Training
by , Andy Baker

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 06, 2014

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<b>Please note that due to the large amount of tables, this book will display best on large screens, as well as Kindle Fire series where the screens can be quicky rotated to optimize individual displays. Not suitable for Kindle 1 devices as these flatten tables.</b><br /><br /><p>There is a difference between Exercise and Training. <i>Exercise</i> is physical activity for its own sake, a workout done for the effect it produces today, during the workout or right after you're through. <i>Training</i> is physical activity done with a longer-term goal in mind, the constituent workouts of which are specifically designed to produce that goal. Training is how athletes prepare to win, and how all motivated people approach physical preparation.<br /><br /> </p><p> <i>Practical Programming for Strength Training 3rd Edition</i> addresses the topic of Training. It details the mechanics of the process, from the basic physiology of adaptation to the specific programs that apply these principles to novice, intermediate, and advanced lifters.<br /> </p><p> --Each chapter completely updated<br /> --New illustrations and graphics<br /> --Better explanations of the proven programs that have been helping hundreds of thousands of lifters get stronger more efficiently <br /> --Expanded Novice chapter with the details of 3 different approaches to the problem of getting stuck and special approaches for the underweight and overweight trainee<br /> --Expanded Intermediate chapter with 18 separate programs and 11 detailed examples<br /> --Expanded Advanced chapter with detailed examples of 9 different programs<br /> --Expanded Special Populations chapter with example programs for women and masters lifters training through their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s<br /> --Day-to-day, workout-to-workout, week-by-week detailed programs for every level of training advancement<br /> --The most comprehensive book on the theory and practice of programming for strength training in print<br /> </p><p> Printed in a new larger format for better display of the programs, <i>PPST3</i> will be an important addition to your training library.</p>
The Simple Six: The Easy Way to Get in Shape and Stay in Shape fo...
by Clinton Dobbins

Language

English

Pages

66

Publication Date

December 09, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<b>Amazon Best Seller!</b><br /><br /><b>Are you ready to finally look and feel the way you've always wanted, and stay that way?</b><br /><br />The Simple Six is an innovative new workout program designed to provide maximum results with the least amount of effort. Free of all the usual filler and hype, The Simple Six is a real program, for real people, offering real results.<br /><br />The unique programming method found only in The Simple Six is based on the idea that repeating a small amount of work consistently can lead to great changes in the way you look, the way you feel, and the way you think about fitness and exercise.聽 <br /><br />If you're looking for a simple, straightforward way to build a strong, balanced, and capable physique, then The Simple Six is for you.<br /><br />The Simple Six truly is the easy way to get in shape and stay in shape for the rest of your life!
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners an...
by , Kilian Jornet

Language

English

Pages

516

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p>Dovetailing on the success of <i>Training for the New Alpinism</i> and Patagonia鈥檚 own emphasis on all mountain use, <i>Training for the Uphill Athlete</i> translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals. Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength. <p>This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best. <i>The book includes the same mix of theory, application, and experiential essays from experts in the field, as well as instructional illustrations as in <i>Training for the New Alpinism<i>. Contributions by Kilian Jornet increase the worldwide appeal of the book.

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