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    Sean Bartram
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    With over 75 bodyweight exercises and 36 routines such as ab workouts, triceps, dips and squats, this book will help any man build a better body!

    The exercises use only bodyweight and natural surroundings so that the workouts can be completed anywhere - inside or outdoors - with no need for expensive fitness equipment or gym memberships.

    Easy to learn, each exercise shows which muscles are being worked and the book also shows how you can focus your workouts to focus on specific muscle groups or on the whole body.

    Whether you are a beginner or fitness fanatic, this book will help you improve your strength - wherever you are!
    Steve Barrett
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    The ultimate 'one stop' guide to training with dumbbells. Practical and easily accessible, The Total Dumbbell Workout is perfect for the fitness enthusiast or fitness professional who wants to lightly improve their knowledge and heavily improve the range of exercises they can use in their training. Tried and tested exercises are accompanied by clear photos and illustrations presented in a modern and logical way. The Total Dumbbell Workout is brimming with ideas for using this bestselling piece of fitness equipment not just in the gym but at home too. Packed with clear and easy to use exercises, this how-to reference book also provides adaptations of basic and advanced exercises making it ideal for anyone who wants to get the most out of their fitness gear. * Each exercise idea is organised by fitness level and includes follow-up and extension ideas. * Written in a jargon-free and concise style, this book is light on the science and background, heavy on practicality.
    LaReine Chabut
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    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.

    Nick Evans
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    With full-colour, detailed anatomical illustrations of all exercises, combined with stepbystep instructions on proper execution, Bodybuilding Anatomy is the ideal resource for gaining mass and achieving definition. Focusing on the primary muscle groups of shoulders, chest, back, arms, legs and abdomen, and targeting muscle zones and hardtowork areas, Bodybuilding Anatomy can make the difference between bulking up and sculpting an awardwinning physique.In this new edition of his bestselling book, Dr. Nick Evans provides 100 primary exercises, along with 104 variations, to achieve the right results when, where and how they are wanted. Illustrations of the activated muscles in the most popular poses show how each exercise is fundamentally linked to competition. Readers will discover what countless bodybuilders and dedicated strength trainers already know. Bodybuilding Anatomy is the ultimate training guide.
    Frederic Delavier
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    Over 1 million copies sold! Translated into over 20 languages. The original and best, just got better! With new exercises, additional stretches and more of Frederic Delavier's amazing illustrations, you'll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during exercise. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best strength training advice. Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other book brings the action to life like "Strength Training Anatomy". Over 600 full-colour illustrations reveal the primary muscles along with all the relevant bones, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. Like having an X-ray for each exercise, new pages show common strength training injuries in a fascinating light and offer precautions to help you exercise safely.
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    This is the step-by-step guide to building a stronger body. Improve your physique, posture and power with "Core Strength Training", a practical, no-nonsense guide suitable for everyone from complete beginners to fitness fanatics. 150 step-by-step exercises are demonstrated with clear diagrams and artworks showing you exactly what to do and which muscle groups you are using. Plus hints and tips help you perfect your technique and perform each movement correctly and safely. Pick the exercise routine that works for you from a wide range of specially designed programmes so whether you're looking to improve core-strength for your golf swing, increase your power in combat sports or improve your posture post-pregnancy, you'll find the programme for you. Variations are also included so exercises can be adapted to suit your ability and experience. "Core Strength Training" gives you everything you need to build a stronger body and get the very best results from your work-outs.
    Frederic Delavier
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    This is the next step to a perfect physique from the million bestseller. Frederic Delavier's best-selling "Strength Training Anatomy" has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide and now his follow-up book, "The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, Volume II", provides serious strength trainers and bodybuilders with the keys to creating lean muscle mass. Following on from the more basic "Volume I", Delavier and co-author Michael Gundill focus on the more elaborate techniques that experienced strength training enthusiasts can use to accelerate their progress. In addition to 60 exercises, 19 stretches and 9 programmes, it's packed with over 1,200 full-colour photographs and 160 of Delavier's trademark illustrations. The book describes in detail some of the advanced methods for jump-starting a workout programme, featuring segmented workouts that target specific muscle groups like the chest, biceps and forearms.
    Tyler English
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    By far the most popular topic among "Men's Health" magazine readers is muscle building. Young or middle-aged, men equate muscle with power, success, and sexual attractiveness. And a new generation of young men is hungry for a definitive guidebook that shows them the steps to the bodybuilding stage. For decades, the seminal work has been Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding", but GenY is ready for a fresh new guidebook that takes a healthier approach to bodybuilding written by the poster boy for clean eating and natural home-grown muscle, Tyler English, whose youth, long hair and tats, and unorthodox boot camp workouts will appeal to young lifters. At the heart of English's book is a 16-to-24-week course of weight lifting and nutrition that will shed body fat and trigger explosive muscle growth. Exercise by exercise, meal by meal, the reader is shown precisely what to do to build a competition-ready body. But even if the reader simply wants to look his best on the beach, this book will reveal the secret techniques that bodybuilders use to achieve hard, rippling muscle.
    Steve Cotter
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    This is the no-nonsense guide that athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and strength and conditioning specialists have been waiting for. Kettlebells have been around for centuries, but it's only in recent years that the all-in-one handheld gym has taken the fitness world by storm. In 2011 alone, nearly 47 million Americans used some form of hand weights and the popularity of kettlebells continues to rise thanks to the way they help improve strength, endurance, coordination and balance. Few people are more knowledgeable about the benefits of kettlebell use than Steve Cotter. A leading kettlebell expert, martial artist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Cotter has trained professional American Football teams, Navy SEALs and the United States Marine Corps. Offering extensive coverage on getting started with kettlebells, including setting goals, assessing fitness and using safe technique, this guide features step-by-step instructions for each exercise along with photo sequences depicting key movements.
    Tom Venuto
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    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.
    Lou Schuler
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    If a reader is, say, a 220-pound man who wants to become a muscular 180-pounder, he then uses The Lean Muscle Diet's formula to eat and train to sustain a 180-pound body. The transformation begins immediately, and the results last for life. Lou Schuler, who has sold more than one million copies of his fitness books worldwide, and Alan Aragon, nutrition advisor to Men's Health, have created an eating and "metabolically expensive" exercise plan designed to melt fat while building muscle. The best part? The plan allows readers to eat their favourite foods, no matter how decadent. With full support from Men's Health, The LeanMuscle Diet delivers a simple - and simply sustainable - body transformation plan anyone can use.
    Bret Contreras
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    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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    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.
    Gregg Avedon
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    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.
    Mark Lauren
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    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.
    James Haskell
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    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.
    Ashley Kalym
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    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.
    Dan Austin
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    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.
    Frederic Delavier
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    Bestselling author Delavier helps serious weightlifters increase mass, definition and strength. "Delavier's Anatomy for Bigger, Stronger Arms" is your guide to the massive biceps, triceps and forearms you've always wanted. Over 330 full-colour photographs and 130 anatomical illustrations allow you to go inside more than 100 exercises to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and how variations, progressions and sequencing can isolate specific muscles to help you achieve targeted results. It includes over 30 tried-and-tested programmes for strength, size and sport performance. You'll also learn the most effective exercises for your goals; how to determine weight, repetition and frequency; how to prevent tendinitis, muscle tears and forearm and wrist pain; and strategies for varying your routine to ensure constant gains and optimal results. Whether you're looking to quickly increase the size of your biceps or correct imbalances between the heads of your triceps, "Delavier's Anatomy for Bigger, Stronger Arms" provides serious training for serious results.
    Brad Schoenfeld
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    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.
    John R. Little
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    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.
    Nick Tumminello
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    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.
    David Zinczenko
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    The Abs Diet is a three-pronged attack on the abs for a flat, toned and sexy stomach. It shows you how to lose weight through diet and exercise and how then to tone your muscles with specific abdominal exercises. The diet is straightforward and flexible, based on 12 'super-foods' that help promote weight loss, and on eating frequent small meals. The exercise plan is a whole-body strength-training programme combined with some interval training and, finally, there are 60 abdominal exercises to choose from so you can tailor the whole regime to meet your personal requirements. With updates to celebrate 5 years of The Abs Diet this is the book for every man who wants to look amazing.
    Anders Berget
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    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.