Jim Stoppani, PhD, is senior science editor at Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Flex magazines. He is the host of the popular Muscle & Fitness online training and nutrition video series M&F Raw and a frequent contributor to Bodybuilding.com. Stoppani is owner of the supplement company JYM Supplement Science and runs his own fitness website, JimStoppani.com.
One of the foremost researchers in the field of exercise science, Stoppani received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. After graduation, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the prestigious John B. Pierce Laboratory and department of cellular and molecular physiology at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in muscle tissue. For his groundbreaking research, Stoppani was awarded the Gatorade Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award in 2002 by the American Physiological Society.
Stoppani has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition, and health. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller LL Cool J’s Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle (Rodale, 2010) as well as the books Stronger Arms & Upper Body (Human Kinetics, 2009) and PrayFit (Regal 2010). He is also coauthor of the chapter "Nutritional Needs of Strength/Power Athletes" in the textbook Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements (Humana Press, 2008). Dr. Stoppani is the creator of the Platinum 360 diet found in the book LL Cool J’s Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle (Rodale, 2010) and creator of the diet program found in the book Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness (Rodale, 2008).
Dr. Stoppani has been the personal nutrition and health consultant for numerous celebrity clients, such as LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Mario Lopez. He has appeared on the NBC television show Extra as an Extra LifeChanger and as a science expert on the Spike television shows Jesse James Is a Dead Man and MANswers.
Stoppani resides in Los Angeles.
Part I Training Essentials
Chapter 1 Core Concepts
Chapter 2 Training Variables
Chapter 3 Training Cycles
Chapter 4 Strength Training Equipment
Part II Training for Muscle Mass
Chapter 5 Tactics for Building Muscle Mass
Chapter 6 Programs for Building Muscle Mass
Chapter 7 Training Cycles for Building Muscle Mass
Part III Training for Maximal Strength
Chapter 8 Tactics for Maximizing Strength
Chapter 9 Programs for Maximizing Strength
Chapter 10 Training Cycles for Gaining Maximal Strength
Part IV Training for Maximal Fat Loss
Chapter 11 Tactics for Maximal Fat Loss
Chapter 12 Cardio Training for Maximizing Fat Loss
Chapter 13 Programs for Maximal Fat Loss
Part V Training Exercises
Chapter 14 Chest
Chapter 15 Shoulders
Chapter 16 Back
Chapter 17 Trapezius
Chapter 18 Triceps
Chapter 19 Biceps
Chapter 20 Forearms
Chapter 21 Quadriceps
Chapter 22 Hamstrings and Glutes
Chapter 23 Calves
Chapter 24 Abdominals and Core
Chapter 25 Whole Body
Chapter 26 Calisthenics
Part VI Nutrition for Maximizing Muscle Mass, Strength, and Fat Loss
Chapter 27 Nutrition for Maximizing Muscle Mass and Strength
Chapter 28 Supplements for Maximizing Fat Loss
Appendix A: Metric Equivalents for Dumbbells and Weight Plates
Appendix B: Alternative Foods List
About the Author
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