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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised?

A total of 5 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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8th Dec 2016

Jog and do push-ups man. Couple that with eating well and you will be fine. If you ever want to get into lifting weights I recommend checking this book out. Obviously you don’t have to be into bodybuilding to appreciate this book, but it’s been very helpful to me.

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18th Mar 2016

Believe it or not, this book is great. It’s where I learned.

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25th Feb 2016

Things you want out of hypertrophy routine –
* train each muscle group at least twice a week
* variation
* enough recovery time between workouts

I’m currently running this 4 day upper lower split and having a lot of fun with it. https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/upper-lower-4-day-gym-bodybuilding-workout

I’m using this progression scheme for the main lifts

Word of advice, start slow with the volume. Only take on as much volume as you can handle. This isn’t a race. It’s a marathon.
Learn to feel the muscle your working. https://www.t-nation.com/training/feeling-the-muscle-vs-moving-the-weight

If you want to learn more about bodybuilding and hypertrophy, you should really pick up this book. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007US9NA8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1

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18th Feb 2016

Jesus Christ, your 16? Holy shit man.

Look, you’re timing is good, the question is whether your teenage brain/angst can stick with it. Fuckin’ focus, put your head down and do he work, you will be rewarded MOUNTAINS later for effort at this young age.

Go buy a notebook where you track all your workouts and lifts. Don’t NOT do this! If you start tracking and writing your stuff now, you’ll have a great habit, and access to mounds of data as you get older.

I’m going to assume you have access to a gym.

You need to be picking up heavy stuff. Grab Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength LINK, and you at least won’t hurt yourself. You need to be squatting, benching and deadlifting. If you aren’t lifting heavy (whatever that is for you, it may be just the bar to start out with), you’re missing out on an incredible amount of natural testosterone that body builders pay big $$ for. Seriously, you have it because of your age, it doesn’t get any better. Don’t fuckin waste it.

Alternatively, grab the gold standard Arnold’s BodyBuilding Encyclopedia LINK, and do what it says. People may laugh, but anyone who’s accomplished anything in fitness has this book on their shelf.

Either way, pick up heavy shit, & rep it until it burns a little. If you don’t, you’re doing a disgrace to the awesomeness that you could be, and pissing off the rest of us older guys that would kill to be in your hormonal zone. You can take a pretty damn good beating at your age, if your not sore, do more.

The cardio is great and all, no doubt you should have a aerobic capacity, but if you put on some legs & shoulders, all of a sudden chicks will start digging your shit, they don’t care so much about your mile time.

If you want an actual program, I’m (and I’m sure others) are happy to help. However, if we offer, and put time in, OP better deliver, or you’ll have a bunch of redpill mother fuckers staring your ass down wondering why you squandered the brilliance of us amazing reddit freaks.

PS. Total side note, I started lifting at around 15, but was the skinny guy. Went to a high school back in teh day where the weight room was used for storage. I went to the Physical Education teacher and asked uf I could use it if I cleaned it up during my study period. He said if I wrote out a program that I was going to use and did my research, I could do it. That started me actually looking like a young man, instead of a boy. 25 years later and stil going, never stopped. My wife said I’m the hottest dad she’s ever seen. Nuf said.

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