Friday, December 19, 2008

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding or The Mediterranean Diet

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding

Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Power. Speed. Agility. Pride. These are just a few of the reasons why bodybuilding has become the fastest growing sport in America. From gymnasts to football players, from golfers to boxers, athletes everywhere now are working out with weights to maximize their performance and their lives. And you can, too, thanks to one man and one book: Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. Across the country and around the world it's recognized as the definitive source on the subject -- the "bible of bodybuilding."

Now, fifteen fantastic years after that first publication, Arnold is ready to teach and motivate a new generation of athletes with this fully updated and revised New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.

Inside, Arnold covers all the very latest advances in both training and competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos featuring bodybuilding's newest stars.

Plus, all the features that made this book a classic are still here. You'll find every facet of bodybuilding, from the history of the sport to a complete analysis of the muscles in the body, including Arnold's tips on how to strengthen, sculpt, and define each and every muscle to create the ultimate balanced physique.

Encompassing every stage of your development, the encyclopedia outlines specific training programs for basic, advanced, and competition-level bodybuilders. You'll get expert advice on everything, from what equipment the beginner should use to complete career and competition strategies for the elite bodybuilder.

Whether it's your first time in the gymor you're a pro bodybuilder competing in a top event, Arnold's inside advice on training and exercise will help you achieve your best. Then, once you're ready, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will prepare you for the intense psychological warfare of professional competition.

Applying his experience as the only seven-time Mr. Olympia, as well as his monumental success as an international film star, Arnold shares his secrets about dedication, training, and commitment that will allow you to take control of your body and reach your ultimate potential.

Table of Contents:
Bk. 1Introduction to Bodybuilding
Ch. 1Evolution and History3
Ch. 2The ABCs of Bodybuilding47
Ch. 3The Training Experience66
Ch. 4The Gym84
Ch. 5Getting Started92
Bk. 2Training Programs
Ch. 1Basic Training Principles135
Ch. 2Learning Your Body Type162
Ch. 3The Basic Training Program173
Ch. 4Advanced Training Principles187
Ch. 5Building a Quality Physique: The Advanced Training Program200
Ch. 6Competition Training Program215
Ch. 7Mind Over Matter: Mind, the Most Powerful Tool229
Bk. 3Body Part Exercises250
Bk. 4Competition
Ch. 1Posing565
Ch. 2Total Preparation660
Ch. 3Competition Strategy and Tactics674
Bk. 5Health, Nutrition, and Diet
Ch. 1Nutrition and Diet703
Ch. 2Weight Control: Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat731
Ch. 3Contest Diet Strategies748
Ch. 4Injuries and How to Treat Them774

The Mediterranean Diet

Author: Marissa Cloutier

Scientists have discovered that traditional Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most healthful, nutritious diets in the world—one that can help everyone lose weight and enjoy lower rates of coronary heart disease and other chronic conditions, including diabetes and cancer. From tasty Moroccan vegetable stew to rosemary focaccia, from eggplant parmesan to lemon almond cake, The Mediterranean Diet offers a program that will make dieters everywhere—and food lovers in general—rejoice.

  • Includes a 7-day eating plan chock full of savory meals
  • Essential in-depth nutritional information about each food category
  • A 3-day exercise plan
  • Luscious soup-to-nuts recipes designed to satisfy your individual tastes

Lose weight and worry with every delicious meal!

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