Resources



  • I thought I'd start a resources thread for materials relating to being fit

    Please feel free to post any books you have, quick rating/review, what its good for, what its not



  • [img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0720716314.01.PE34_OU02_SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

    Encyclopaedia of Modern Body Building - The Terminator himself

    Rating: *****

    This book rawks - covers tonnes of exercises in great detail with lots of photos, v technically written, lots of "science says this, we say otherwise" stuff.

    Only weakspot would be nutrition & supplements on which there is barely anything however given the age of the book, its forgivable.

    [img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/073604602X.01.SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

    Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook: The #1 Nutrition Resource for Active People (Paperback)

    Rating: **

    V average. The writing is not engaging, theres not enough practical application, and majority of it is of the "Im right and everyone who says otherwise is wrong" variety.
    Again, piss poor coverage on supplements, and some of the protein stuff seemed wrong (ie protein shakes are considered a waste of time because its claimed you can only digest x amount at a time, fails to cover protein loading and the importance of amino acids to protein usage by the body for which protein shakes specifcally address)



  • [quote name='phoenetia']
    [img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0720716314.01.PE34_OU02_SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

    Encyclopaedia of Modern Body Building - The Terminator himself

    Rating: *****

    This book rawks - covers tonnes of exercises in great detail with lots of photos, v technically written, lots of "science says this, we say otherwise" stuff.

    Only weakspot would be nutrition & supplements on which there is barely anything however given the age of the book, its forgivable.[/quote]
    Brilliant book.

    Also note that Arnolds advanced training routines are for people on steriods based on 1970's knowledge. You will suffer for overtraining within a week if you follow these routines! Although I doubt most people could even consider attempting those routines...

    Still a great book for it's anecdotes and Arnolds explanation of various exercises/methods



  • [img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0736063684.02.PE20_OU02_SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

    Strength Training Anatomy


    I really like this book. It covers all your core exercises, explains all the movements in detail, tells what muscles are worked and how, as well as drawings for each exercise showing the various movements - the pictures actually show the muscles under the skin in action so you get a v good understanding of how the muscles work together ie like this

    [img]http://www.sportstek.net/images/pbsta_1.jpg[/img]



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  • I also have that [b]'Strength Training Anatomy' [/b] book and it is excellent.



  • Anyone have any good sources for developing a nutrition plan?



  • [quote name='phoenetia']
    [img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0736063684.02.PE20_OU02_SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

    Strength Training Anatomy


    I really like this book. It covers all your core exercises, explains all the movements in detail, tells what muscles are worked and how, as well as drawings for each exercise showing the various movements - the pictures actually show the muscles under the skin in action so you get a v good understanding of how the muscles work together ie like this

    [img]http://www.sportstek.net/images/pbsta_1.jpg[/img]
    [/quote]

    Got this book a few months ago and found it a massive help in terms of working out which exercises work which muscles, a lot of teh assumptions you have on particular exercises is turned on its head. Excellent. Good sections on injuries as well, why they happen, and how they can be avoided.




  • [url="http://www.freetrainers.com"]www.freetrainers.com[/url]

    Is a website that will create an exercise plan for you. Quite detailed and changes from week to week. It also has instructions for each exercise, as well as a place to record your weights and progress for each session.


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