This is the complete training guide to a better body. At last, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimising the development of muscle and strength. Containing 382 exercises covering for 13 muscle groups and the whole body, it shows the proper technique for each exercise, tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines or body weight. In addition, each of the 116 training programmes is rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty and overall effectiveness. Muscle & Fitness Magazine's senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail and his advice will help overcome any problem or plateau.
Jim Stoppani, PhD, is senior science editor at Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Hers and Flex magazines. He is the host of the popular Muscle & Fitness online training and nutrition video series M&F Raw and a frequent contributor to Bodybuilding.com. One of the foremost researchers in the field of exercise science, Stoppani served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in muscle tissue. For his groundbreaking research, Stoppani was awarded the Gatorade Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award in 2002 by the American Physiological Society.
Part I. Training Essentials; Part II. Training for Muscle Mass; Part III. Training for Maximal Strength; Part IV. Training for Maximal Fat Loss; Part V. Training Exercises; Part VI. Nutrition for Maximizing Muscle Mass, Strength, and Fat Loss.