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Everybody should own this book

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Strength Training Anatomy
Illustrated Guide to Muscles at Work

A Guide to the Best Exercises for Each Muscle Group

Are deadlifts a back or leg exercise? What are the exercises for biceps? What muscle do squats work? Are pull-ups really effective for working my back?

There is no better physical resource for the beginner then a book called

Strength Training Anatomy by Frédéric Delavier

Every single beginner should have this in reach. Not only will you see the single best exercises for a muscle group but you?ll get colorful details on each particular muscle worked along with clear, step by step instructions on how to do the movement. This is something you can take with you to the gym if you don?t have web access and want to know how you are supossed to do an exercise.

Roughly 124 pages, it?s not huge and it?s not a complex book explaining everything about bodybuilding and nutrition. In fact, this is more of a visual basic anatomy book pertaining to just muscles worked to their respective exercises.

I have never seen a better book in all my years and it?s a classic that will never be out of style unless our bodies change in some futuristic way. As a reference, it?s invaluable.

Strength Training Anatomy by Frédéric Delavier

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A Review of Critical Bench, the Customized Bench Program

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

As much as I enjoyed Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto, I enjoyed this 31 page e-book by Mike Westerdal called Critical Bench, the customized bench press program. Reading it was a breeze as nearly 10 of the pages are an actual week by week customized program. Once you tell the service at Critical Bench your previous benching experience (how much you’ve done and how many reps) they were able to figure out my theoretical maximum and design a program that would have me increase my pressing by as much as 50 lbs.

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Tom Venuto gets hardcore in

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Tom hasn’t made this site public. (at least not at the time of this post)

But he did show me and I was able to manuver around it. Looks like he’s got things working and his gym buds are posting comments already.

Tom Venuto’s Hardcore Blog

Now why do I say it’s hardcore?

Well BFFM is pretty much a damn good nutrition book for everybody right? And Fitren and his newsletter is overall very good for all of us.

But sometimes (especially after reading Old Navy’s Writing Contest) you guys and gals want…


Bodybuilding Secrets Blog

Is unlike anything I’ve seen Tom post or write about.

I’ve found his diet… some of his workouts and G*Damn if it’s not a routine even I would run from.

I respect Tom. Anybody who knows me on DB knows that. So be it.

But holy crap man. This is a side of him I didn’t know existed.

But it makes sense considering he has won many middle weight shows back in the 90’s.

Apparently he’s pretty serious about making some kind of comeback in 100 days.

Although he gets made if you call it a comeback.

Tommy-V’s Hardcore Blog: Ain’t the Regular Tom Venuto We Know

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