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Started By Joey (Brisbane, qld, Australia)

Started on: 5/27/2005 1:26:24 PM, viewed 508 times

I just wanted to get everyone′s opinion on the best book regarding weight training/fitness training, they have read and also recommend. I think it would help us all increase our knowledge in productive exercise science by studying only the top graded books instead of wasting time reading garbage information. I′m thinking here along Bruce Lee′s lines "Absorb what is useful, disregard what is useless and add what is specifically your own". In other words learn what is true and make it suit your own needs. Thanks guys!!!

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B-WINE (Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands) on 5/28/2005 5:30:45 AM

Yes, Mr. Lee was a man of thought and I′m sure he would be using a version of HIT if he was still alive today. His former weightlifting routines, by the way, are pretty similar to the earlier recommendations of Arthur Jones I believe.

My favorite books? Here′s a list of my favorite authors:

1. Mike Mentzer (of course!).


2. Dorian Yates (yup!).

3. Stuart McRobert.

4. Ellington Darden.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger (for motivational purposes, not for his ′theories′).

I guess I also should include Arthur Jones here (probably on #2), but the fact is I never read a book by him (only a couple of his articles in IronMan magazine)! And I′m ashamed to have to admit I still haven′t read his Nautilus Bulletins #1 & #2, at least not completely.

Joey (Brisbane, qld, Australia) on 5/29/2005 12:21:23 AM

Thanks for your reply B-Wine. Yes you are right Lee did use fulbody workouts 3/week, 2sets per muscle group.

It would be interesting to get Analyzer′s and Darrell′s opinions as well. Any thoughts on supertraining book? Are the guidelines similar to HIT?

Analyzer (CDA, id, U.S.A.) on 5/29/2005 1:07:02 PM

For training books, my favorites are…

1) Brawn

2) Supertraining

3) Serious Strength Training

4) HD II

Supertraining advocates periodization, he does say something similar to HIT, that the less volume but heavier loads, the more fibril growth you will receive and the more volume with lighter loads, the more sarcoplasmic growth you will receive.


sacredsystem (NY, NY, USA) on 5/30/2005 7:48:40 AM

In no special order:

1) HD II

2) Beyond Brawn

3) Insider′s Tell-All Handbook On Weight Training Technique

4) Ripped

Take care…….

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