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Our bodybuilding and weightlifting books will help you understand your own anatomy and make the most of your next workout. These bodybuilding books also contain diet and food plans that are great assistance to help you achieve your ideal body. We also have a hand-picked selection of weight training books to help build muscle mass and improve your general health.

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Bodybuilding & Weightlifting Books

Our bodybuilding and weightlifting books will help you understand your own anatomy and make the most of your next workout. These bodybuilding books also contain diet and food plans that are great assistance to help you achieve your ideal body. We also have a hand-picked selection of weight training books to help build muscle mass and improve your general health.

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    501 Core Exercises (Paperback)

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    This book contains 501 different exercises that will help you fast-track your fitness.

    It has step-by-step descriptions for performing exercises effectively and safely and gives you the chance to craft the perfect workout for your body.

    The photographs are stunning and cover every element of fitness. This is a must for anyone looking to get fit.
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  • BRIWF

    Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists (Paperback)

    Phil Burt

    Phil Burt and Martin Evans have worked with the world's best cyclists, including the Great Britain Cycling Team, devising and implementing highly effective off the bike training plans. Now, in Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists you can benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience and apply it to make you a stronger, faster and more robust cyclist. Use the self-assessment, inspired by the Functional Movement Screening used by the Great Britain Cycling Team, to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Discover the mobility and strengthening movements that are most applicable to your needs, maximising effectiveness and avoiding wasted time. Learn how to devise your own personalised and progressive off the bike training plan, how to schedule it into your year and combine it most effectively with your cycling.
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  • AUFAO

    Strong & Sculpted (Paperback)

    Brad Schoenfeld

    Brad Schoenfeld has helped hundreds of thousands of readers increase strength, lose fat and sculpt the physiques they desire. Strong & Sculpted is a science-based programme that is simple and effective. It takes into account individual needs and goals and then provides the knowledge and blueprint for achieving those goals. The five-phase programme goes from where readers are to where they want to be and then keeps them there. Starting with the building of an essential foundation for muscle development, then progressing to more targeted sculpting and shaping as readers evolve, so will their plan. Strong & Sculpted contains 117 effective exercises for shaping and defining the lower body, shoulders, arms and torso, plus advice on reps, pacing and optimal performance of each movement.
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  • BXGNK

    Mind, Body, Bump (Paperback)

    Brit Williams

    "What a brilliant book for expectant mums! If you have enjoyed training - especially strength training - before your pregnancy, Mind, Body, Bump will be an insightful and inspiring support as you transition to training for two." - Tamara Hill-Norton, founder of Sweaty Betty Power up your pregnancy with this unique prenatal training plan. Keeping active throughout pregnancy is incredibly beneficial for both you and your baby, helping to alleviate less glowing symptoms, aid labour and postnatal recovery, as well as contribute to healthy fetal development. Fitness guru Brit Williams has developed month-by-month workouts to support your body and bump at every stage of your pregnancy. Adaptable for all fitness levels, these exercises can be practised at home, outside in the park or in the gym with a few items of equipment or just your own bodyweight. With lifestyle advice including tips on mental wellbeing, sleep and nutrition, reading this book is like having a personal trainer and cheerleader by your side on every step of this immeasurably rewarding journey. Brit Williams is one of London's most sought-after personal trainers and founder of Fit Brit Collective. As a new mama herself, Brit is passionate about sharing the empowering benefits of an active pregnancy.
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  • BVNRX

    The Diabetic Muscle & Fitness Guide (Paperback)

    Philip Graham

    Written by renowned competitive body builder and Sports Nutritionist Phil Graham The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide is the first ever evidence-based muscle building and fat loss resource written for people living with diabetes. Whether you want to shred fat, build a set of chiseled abs, pack on quality muscle mass or smash personal bests in the gym - this resource is your definite go to for rapid body redesign and strength development when living with diabetes. The book provides a deep insight into the underlying physiology of diabetes and how it influences human metabolism, nutrition requirements and examines the body's response to different types of exercise especially weights resistance exercise. Various other elements including; mindset, diabetes medication, diabetes management, sports supplementation and much more are discussed in great detail. Every strategy is grounded on real life experience, countless hours of trial and error and evidence-based study. The book is written in an easy to digest format, occasionally delving into deeper scientific language to empower you with the exact knowledge, structure, and methods of assessment needed to ensure your body is always moving in the right direction. The modern day personal trainer will find this resource incredibly valuable, as nowadays they face more clients living with diabetes (especially Type 2) than ever before. This resource will teach the fit pro everything they need to know about coaching the client living with diabetes.
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    Strongman (Paperback)

    Eddie 'The Beast' Hall

    Meet the Beast that beat the Mountain. Eddie `The Beast' Hall is the first Brit in 24 years to win the World's Strongest Man competition, beating The Mountain from Game of Thrones. Everything about Eddie is huge. Standing at 6'3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of 10,000 calories a day. He eats a raw steak during weight sessions. His right eyeball once burst out of its socket under the strain. He put it back in. In his remarkable autobiography, Eddie takes you inside the world of the professional strongman - the nutrition, the training and competitions themselves. This is a visceral story of sporting achievement, an athlete pushing himself to the limits, and the personal journey of a man on the path to becoming being the best of the best. Contains strong language.
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  • BJGUK

    Body By Science (Paperback)

    John R. Little

    Building muscle has never been faster or easier than with this revolutionary once-a-week training program In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.
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  • BIHSB

    Beginning Bodybuilding (Hardback)

    John R. Little

    Prepare to look, feel, and perform better than you ever have before! Why bodybuilding? Put simply, lifting weights--or resistance training--is one of the best ways to achieve total body health and fitness. Research has shown time and again that pumping iron provides a host of benefits: Bigger muscles, of course, but also greater strength, higher bone density, and improved cardiovascular capacity. Adding muscle also naturally ignites your body's internal fat-burners, increasing your metabolism while lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. Oh yeah, and you'll look terrific. Here's all you need to start building serious muscle, including crucial information on: Complete workouts and techniques to maximize results Specific tips on achieving more defined abs, arms, legs, chest, and back, How bodybuilding is different and better than other training methods Basic anatomy and physiology "Gym jargon" via a special decoder How long and often you should work out--and how much recovery time your body needs
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  • BHAGY

    Perfect Fit: The Winning Formula (Paperback)

    James Haskell

    In his guide to fitness and nutrition international rugby star James Haskell leads you seamlessly through every step of your journey towards a new body. This book is accessible to those who have yet to begin their fitness journey as well as those that already train regularly. With an eight-week programme that can be completed at home and a more advanced twelve-week programme there is something for everyone regardless of their current level of fitness. James also provides detailed advice about nutrition which is supplemented by delicious recipes which will help you to achieve your fitness goals. James's ambition is to dispel the fog - to provide clarity, understanding and to motivate as well as inspire people to start to train and fuel their training effectively.
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  • BGYIQ

    Men's Body Sculpting (Paperback)

    Nick Evans

    "Men's Body Sculpting, Second Edition", is your key to getting the lean and chiselled muscular look you've always wanted. Bodybuilding expert and featured columnist Dr. Nick Evans provides you with proven programmes for generating mass, reducing fat and sculpting and maintaining your physique. Each programme offers the specific exercises that professional bodybuilders have used, paired with step-by-step advice on nutrition and supplements to enhance your workouts and ensure rapid results. Get the physique you want and get it now with "Men's Body Sculpting".
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    Delavier's Sculpting Anatomy for Women (Paperback)

    Frederic Delavier

    In this book, bestselling author Delavier introduces exercises for slimming, shaping and toning. Bestselling author Frederic Delavier brings his singular style to active women serious about slimming, toning and shaping their bodies. Like having an X-ray as you work out, Delavier's "Sculpting Anatomy for Women" features full-colour photographs and detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for slimming, shaping and toning the core, bottom and legs. Whether looking to eliminate love handles, tighten glutes, or add definition to the legs, Delavier's "Sculpting Anatomy for Women" presents the exercises, programming and advice for the results you want. It's all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frederic Delavier can provide! Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure a clear understanding of how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of each exercise. You can see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations can make each exercise easier or more intense.
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  • BDUAO

    Powerlifting (Paperback)

    Dan Austin

    How to achieve powerlifting success? The greatest 148-pound powerlifter of all time is bringing his expertise to competitive powerlifters everywhere to help them increase their bench press, squat and deadlift. Dan Austin, winner of nine World Powerlifting Championships and 15 US National Championships, has teamed up with Dr Bryan Mann to provide the most comprehensive powerlifting resource available. This no-nonsense approach to what it takes to train and compete in the sport offers 100 different exercises and lifts that promote the development of the three power movements, making it a one-stop guide to powerlifting success. Packed with technical advice covering everything from nutrition and flexibility to training tips and strategies for competition, "Complete Guide to Powerlifting Powerlifting" includes techniques and methods designed to help readers achieve their potential.
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    Powerlifting (Paperback)

    Nicola Vaughan-Ellis

    Powerlifting: Training Techniques and Performance is a guide to athletes and coaches in powerlifting as well as a more general reading for the lover of sport. It takes a coach-led, athlete-centred approach that is intended to empower the individual, promote excellence and facilitate personal fulfilment within the sport of powerlifting. The book is divided into three sections; Part One examines and unpicks the three powerlifting lifts of the squat, bench press and deadlift and discusses the skills and techniques required to perform each lift successfully within the context of good practice. It also discusses the Paralympics bench press as an integral part of the sport today. Part Two looks at the the role of the coach, describes the coaching pathway within a powerlifting context and provides guidelines and training programmes that will help the coach help their athlete/s achieve their desired process goals and performance targets. Part Three focuses on all aspects of competition, the role of the coach in deciding strategy and the responsibilities of the athlete, in particular in relation to drug testing.
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    Sling Training (Paperback)

    Anders Berget

    Discover one of the latest fitness trends. "Sling Training - Full Body Suspension Workout" finally makes an easy and portable resource available to all kinds of athletes. This book will show you how to stay in shape. Sling Training is the ultimate guide to bodyweight suspension training. This is functional fitness at its best: Agility, strength, and balance. Every exercise connects to your core muscles. 100 exercises range from easy to extreme. Individual chapters take you from targeting simple muscles to full-body movements including warm-up, lower body, upper body, core & back, super heavy exercises and stretching. Sling Training features 20 sport-specific programs by world- class athletes, coaches, and physical therapists. Whether you do golf, soccer, or snowboarding, you will improve your game by adding suspension training to your workouts. Sling Training is popular for home, outdoor, and sports center training. The equipment is portable and easy-to-use with the right instructions: This book shows you how to use the equipment, what kind of exercises can be done with it and how to exercise correctly and prevent injuries.
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  • BBNCW

    Complete Calisthenics (Paperback)

    Ashley Kalym

    Do you want to build awesome strength, power and athleticism? Do you want to do this without needing to go to the gym? Do you want a comprehensive manual to lead you there? If so, Complete Calisthenics is the book for you. Using solely their bodyweight for resistance and relying on minimal equipment, readers will learn how to perform a range of exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, core exercises, and lower body exercises. Read this book, and develop the strongest and most capable physique ever. Complete Calisthenics includes everything you need to know, such as; Step-by-step instructions with over 500 photographs to guide you through the exercises. Nutritional advice with simple-to-follow diet plans and sample diets. Program creation to suit your needs. Complete Calisthenics is the most detailed and comprehensive bodyweight exercise manual available on the market today. It is for anyone; male or female, beginner or advanced who is interested in building complete strength and taking their workouts and themselves to the next level.
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    Ultimate Olympic Weightlifting (Paperback)

    Dave Randolph

    ACHIEVE OLYMPIC STRENGTH WITH THIS HARDCORE GUIDE TO WEIGHTLIFTING Every four years, the world's most powerful athletes showcase their amazing abilities at the Olympics. This book takes you step by step through the same primary lifts, assistance movements, and training techniques used by these high-level athletes to help you build explosive strength, power, and speed. By following the programs, exercises, and instructions in Ultimate Olympic Weightlifting, you learn how to: * Develop Full-Body Strength * Perfect Your Barbell Lifting Form * Utilize Cross-Training Techniques * Fuel Your Body for Working Out * Avoid Overexertion and Injury
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  • ARXTH

    Building Muscle and Performance (Paperback)

    Nick Tumminello

    By combining the most effective approaches and exercises, expert trainer Nick Tumminello has developed a high-octane, high-efficiency system for building muscle and boosting performance. Step by step he presents the best exercises for increasing speed, explosiveness, athleticism and endurance. Readers will learn to push themselves to the limits with strength and power lifts and progressions, power training drills and cardio conditioning workouts. Building Muscle and Performance includes more than 250 exercises and 75 ready-to-use programmes, with detailed photo sequences that depict every movement as well as variations to increase or decrease difficulty.
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  • ANROT

    Mens Health Muscle Chow (Paperback)

    Gregg Avedon

    Achieving your best body ever requires that two elements merge as one: solid training and good nutrition. This book provides the nutritional component of that muscle-building equation, offering the Men's Health take on food for fitness. "Men's Health Muscle Chow" gives you more than 150 simple recipes for delicious meals ranging from workout protein shakes to healthy dinners the whole family will enjoy. Inside, you'll find: eight easy-to-remember dietary strategies to keep your eating habits in line; filling breakfasts like banana protein pancakes; energizing entries including muscle-bound chilli and mahi fish wraps; hunger-killing snacks such as malted almond bombs; even desserts like key lime pie - all designed to help burn fat and build muscle; a shopping list that makes it easy to stock up on essential ingredients and kitchen tools; a troubleshooting guide for guys with more experience at the gym than in the kitchen; and, insider strategies, tips, tricks of the trade.And "Men's Health Muscle Chow" is much more than just a cookbook. It offers a solid foundation for understanding meal timing and the effects nutrients have on your body. Author Gregg Avedon also outlines his program of 2-month diet cycles that help you set and reach your fitness goals.
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  • AMCFT

    Weight Training For Dummies (Paperback)

    LaReine Chabut

    Tone up, burn calories, stay strong

    Weight Training For Dummies makes it easy to get started with weight training by offering trusted and straightforward guidance on the latest circuit and resistance training, and all-new information on the highly popular bodyweight and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Whether you're working with dumbbells, free weight sets, or machines, you'll find out how to combine weight training with other exercise to properly strength train and get in the best shape of your life.

    Along with aerobic exercise and flexibility, body weight training is an integral part of a complete physical activity program. But with all the different equipment and techniques available, getting started can feel overwhelming. Want to get pumped about weight training? Consider these facts: strength training, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. And the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism and the less prone you are to injuries-in and out of the gym. Plus, strength training promotes bone strength, which can significantly reduce your odds of developing osteoporosis. If that's not enough, strength training-unlike cardio workouts like running-reaps benefits almost immediately. So what are you waiting for? Weight Training For Dummies has everything you need to get started. * Provides examples and directions for powerful 20-minute weight training routines for the time challenged * Features advice to help you choose a weight training system that you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyle * Includes new coverage devoted to warm-ups and the hottest and most beneficial stretches * Introduces using weight training to address specific health or orthopedic conditions

    Whether you're already in the gym several times a week or are just starting out with a fitness routine, Weight Training For Dummies shows you how to use free weights or weight machines to get results-fast.

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  • AMAFF

    You are Your Own Gym (Paperback)

    Mark Lauren

    Elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing US Special Operations soldiers for action, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, he shares the secrets to his simple, yet amazingly effective regimen to get you into the best shape of your life. Features: rapid results with minimum time commitment - work out for only 30-minutes a day, four times a week; no gym or equipment required - simple bodyweight resistance exercises you can do anywhere; build muscle and burn fat - get more effective results than weightlifting and aerobics; suitable for men, women and all abilities - choose your level from Basic, 1st Class, Master Class and Chief Class; and safe and effective - develop balance, stability and prevent injuries. With 125 clear exercises to work every muscle in your body, motivation techniques and nutritional advice, Mark Lauren's method will get you the body you want simply by using the body you have.
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  • AJAQZ

    Fitness weight training (Paperback)

    Thomas R. Baechle

    Whether a regular at the gym for years or just getting started, Fitness Weight Training is the guide to reaching individual fitness goals. This third edition provides a thorough overview of weight training covering everything from techniques and grips, to equipment and programme design. With programmes designed for muscle toning, body shaping and pure strength training, readers determine their overall objectives and work at their own pace. With the previous two editions selling over 100,000 copies, Fitness Weight Training has helped people reach their ultimate physique for years. Now with updated exercises and workout plans, adding a copy of this new edition to the locker will enable readers to reach their fitness goals. This 100,000 bestseller is now in its third edition.
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  • AIQKI

    Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning (Paperback)

    An essential part of any complete fitness programme, strength and conditioning could not be simpler with this clear and accessible illustrated guide. Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning is an ideal resource for everyone interested in exercise - from those new to training, to students and health and fitness professionals looking for detailed guide to anatomy. There is a logical progression through training and every exercise is fully supported with a detailed written description, photograph of the exercise being performed by a leading fitness personal trainer and a 3D anatomical illustration to show which muscle groups are being used.
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  • AILDL

    Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (Paperback)

    Tom Venuto

    Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is the new bible of fat loss. No matter where you are now it will help you get your dream body. How? By using the secrets of the leanest people in the world. Fitness and body-building expert Tom Venuto has created a programme based on the four elements of his fat burning equation: nutrition, mental training, resistance training and cardio training. He explains why each forms a key part of your body transformation and then shows you how to fit them all together to maximize fat loss and build the muscle you want. Simple, yet effective, if you stick to the plan you will be amazed with the results. First published as a bestselling e-book, this all new-updated edition is fully revised and updated with over 25 per cent brand new, cutting-edge material. Also includes a never-before-shared 28-day plan to make it even easier for you to get the body you want.
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  • AIHWF

    Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy (Paperback)

    Bret Contreras

    This is the new addition to the two million bestselling range. In Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy, author and renowned trainer Bret Contreras has created the authoritative resource for increasing total body strength without the need for free weights, fitness machines or even a gym. Going far beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups and squats, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 innovative exercises that work every muscle in the body. Each exercise includes step-by-step instructions demonstrating proper technique and more than 170 full-colour anatomical illustrations depict muscles in action and point out which ones are being engaged. This book is part of Human Kinetics' bestselling Anatomy Series that has sold more than two million copies.
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