Best strength training and diet BOOKS that got you started and why?


  • Sep 01, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    Looking for a diet and weight lifting books to gain some knowledge.

    I've hit of a deep end in both departments and need something to help me build from the ground up again.

    Thank you guys!
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    Sep 02, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
    quarterlifecrisis saidLooking for a diet and weight lifting books to gain some knowledge.

    I've hit of a deep end in both departments and need something to help me build from the ground up again.

    Thank you guys!


    Strength Training Anatomy Book by Frederic Delavier

  • Sep 02, 2013 1:25 AM GMT
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    quarterlifecrisis saidLooking for a diet and weight lifting books to gain some knowledge.

    I've hit of a deep end in both departments and need something to help me build from the ground up again.

    Thank you guys!


    Strength Training Anatomy Book by Frederic Delavier


    Thanks! Why this book? Just curious.
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    Sep 02, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    quarterlifecrisis said
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    quarterlifecrisis saidLooking for a diet and weight lifting books to gain some knowledge.

    I've hit of a deep end in both departments and need something to help me build from the ground up again.

    Thank you guys!


    Strength Training Anatomy Book by Frederic Delavier


    Thanks! Why this book? Just curious.


    If I remember correctly, it is considered one of the Bibles of BodyBuilding...
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    Sep 02, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    quarterlifecrisis said
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    quarterlifecrisis saidLooking for a diet and weight lifting books to gain some knowledge.

    I've hit of a deep end in both departments and need something to help me build from the ground up again.

    Thank you guys!


    Strength Training Anatomy Book by Frederic Delavier


    Thanks! Why this book? Just curious.


    My pleasure! I got the book as a gift and I have to say it is one of my favourite health and fitness books because of the excellent content and illustrations. The book is easy to understand and is great for anyone who wants to learn the basics of strength training.
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    Sep 02, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    Cash said
    quarterlifecrisis said
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    quarterlifecrisis saidLooking for a diet and weight lifting books to gain some knowledge.

    I've hit of a deep end in both departments and need something to help me build from the ground up again.

    Thank you guys!


    Strength Training Anatomy Book by Frederic Delavier


    Thanks! Why this book? Just curious.


    If I remember correctly, it is considered one of the Bibles of BodyBuilding...


    You definitely remembered correctly! icon_biggrin.gif
  • pelotudo87

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    Sep 02, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    I second that book by Frederic Devalier--very good explanations and illustrations. I'd definitely check it out, man.
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    Sep 02, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    Just go see a professional. I've studied nutritional sciences and kinesiology (science of human movement) for 9 years at the university level. Don't waste your time reading books that anyone can write.

    Look for CPTs who have real credentials (university degrees) and experience. Look for registered dietitians regarding nutrition info. 50% of the states in the US make it illegal to give nutrition counseling without the RD, 50% of them anyone can do it.

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    Sep 02, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    bluey2223 saidJust go see a professional. I've studied nutritional sciences and kinesiology (science of human movement) for 9 years at the university level. Don't waste your time reading books that anyone can write.

    Look for CPTs who have real credentials (university degrees) and experience. Look for registered dietitians regarding nutrition info. 50% of the states in the US make it illegal to give nutrition counseling without the RD, 50% of them anyone can do it.

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    Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine.

    The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Delavier is currently a journalist for the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to several other muscle publications, including Men's Health Germany. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy.

    Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and makes annual presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics at conferences in Switzerland. His teaching efforts have earned him the Grand Prix de Techniques et de Pédagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France.

    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/431815.Fr_d_ric_Delavier
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    Sep 02, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    The most c comprehensive book I know of is Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. It covers everything.
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    Sep 02, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    bluey2223 saidJust go see a professional. I've studied nutritional sciences and kinesiology (science of human movement) for 9 years at the university level. Don't waste your time reading books that anyone can write.

    Look for CPTs who have real credentials (university degrees) and experience. Look for registered dietitians regarding nutrition info. 50% of the states in the US make it illegal to give nutrition counseling without the RD, 50% of them anyone can do it.

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    Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine.

    The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Delavier is currently a journalist for the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to several other muscle publications, including Men's Health Germany. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy.

    Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and makes annual presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics at conferences in Switzerland. His teaching efforts have earned him the Grand Prix de Techniques et de Pédagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France.

    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/431815.Fr_d_ric_Delavier


    So wait, having writing/journalist position makes him an expert too? Having won a powerlifting title makes him an expert in training? Sports people are superstitious. Some of them are genetically gifted. Their training regimens do not hold water for other people because they'd be way better than most of us even without training.

    Arnold took steroids. Everyone knows it. His training methods are dated.
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    Sep 02, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe is excellent on learning proper form for the big lifts. (I think his diet advice is slightly crazy, though - IMO.)
    Charles Poliquin, who has trained many top athletes, has several books. He has studied with many legends in the strength community, and is amazingly knowledgeable.
    On this site, bluey2223 is very educated. He is slightly hung-up on self validation, but he's a good guy and knows a lot.
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    Oct 01, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    bluey2223 said
    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    bluey2223 saidJust go see a professional. I've studied nutritional sciences and kinesiology (science of human movement) for 9 years at the university level. Don't waste your time reading books that anyone can write.

    Look for CPTs who have real credentials (university degrees) and experience. Look for registered dietitians regarding nutrition info. 50% of the states in the US make it illegal to give nutrition counseling without the RD, 50% of them anyone can do it.

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    Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine.

    The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Delavier is currently a journalist for the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to several other muscle publications, including Men's Health Germany. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy.

    Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and makes annual presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics at conferences in Switzerland. His teaching efforts have earned him the Grand Prix de Techniques et de Pédagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France.

    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/431815.Fr_d_ric_Delavier


    So wait, having writing/journalist position makes him an expert too? Having won a powerlifting title makes him an expert in training? Sports people are superstitious. Some of them are genetically gifted. Their training regimens do not hold water for other people because they'd be way better than most of us even without training.

    Arnold took steroids. Everyone knows it. His training methods are dated.


    I quote you "Don't waste your time reading books that anyone can write." Fred. Delavier is not "anyone". Why don't you write your own book?
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    Oct 01, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    For me it was "Body for Life" by Bill Phillips. That book has really helped me change my life
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    Oct 08, 2013 12:48 AM GMT
    One more vote for Frederic Delavier here.

    I have been using the strength training anatomy workout for a couple of years. Worked for me!