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Finally, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength. Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength is a comprehensive training guide and reference that provides
definitions of key terms and concepts,
evaluations of equipment options—including the top innovations,
explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group,
presentations of the best exercises for adding strength and mass, and
descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects.
Choose from 255 exercises presented for 11 different muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Plus, each training program is rated according to workout duration, the projected timeframe for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness.
Muscle & Fitness senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail. His clear advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body. Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength is the ultimate resource for pinpointing and achieving the results you’re seeking.
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 Exercises
Chapter 11. Chest
Chapter 12. Shoulders
Chapter 13. Back
Chapter 14. Trapezius
Chapter 15. Triceps
Chapter 16. Biceps
Chapter 17. Forearms
Chapter 18. Quadriceps
Chapter 19. Hamstrings and Glutes
Chapter 20. Calves
Chapter 21. Abdominals
Chapter 22. Whole Body
Jim Stoppani, PhD, 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 skeletal muscle. Stoppani was awarded the Gatorade Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award in 2002.
Currently, Stoppani serves as senior science editor for Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines at Weider Publications in Woodland Hills, California. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). Stoppani received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut in 2000.
"Readers will appreciate the combination of plain facts and expert advice. Anyone looking to build muscle mass will appreciate this thorough, no-nonsense guide to proper strength-training technique."