Built Hard is designed to make it easier for the beginner to enter and understand the real nature of the sport and to help the advanced bodybuilder make the gains necessary to win in competition. As if the reader had an expert training partner, the exercise routines tell the reader about proper form, how it will feel when an exercise is performed correctly, and what mistakes are likely.
A complete program for learning the sport and building a hard body, Built Hard features
• important initial steps for beginners,
• comprehensive exercise routines for every part of the body,
• detailed lifting descriptions with more than 200 photographs
• separate programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced bodybuilders, and
• special inside tricks that promote faster progress.
Author Charlie Mann`s engaging writing style and practical, detailed descriptions of exercises for every muscle group help readers learn the correct muscle action and feel for their workouts. Whether their goals are personal or competitive, Built Hard is the one book all aspiring bodybuilders need.
Part I: Bodybuilding Essentials
Chapter 1. Setting your Goals
Chapter 2. Cross Training
Chapter 3. Using your Time
Chapter 4. Stretching and Warming-Up
Chapter 5. Body Conditioning
Part II: Hard Body Workouts
Chapter 6. Starting with Washboard Abs
Chapter 7. Creating the Big Back
Chapter 8. Biceps Time
Chapter 9. Diamond Shaped Calves
Chapter 10. Pec Pounding
Chapter 11. Flexin` the Forearms
Chapter 12. Beef-Shank Thighs
Chapter 13. Gun-Turret Delts
Chapter 14. Colossal Triceps
Part III: Advanced Techniques
Chapter 15. Peaking the GH - Naturally
Chapter 16. Split Plans for Every Goal
Chapter 17. Posedown Power
Charlie Mann is a prolific, well-known writer and longtime contributor to a number of fitness training publications, including Ironman, Muscular Development, Musclemag International, Muscular Training Illustrated, SuperFitness, and others. He was a contributing editor for Total Fitness and CrossTrainer. Mann is also a fitness trainer certified by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT).
Charlie Mann lives on a dairy farm in Sweetwater, Tennessee, with his wife, Phyllis. They have a son, Eric. Mann was born in California and still participates in a family business there. His other pursuits include writing non-fiction features on electronics, computers, and travel, as well as fictional novels and screenplays. His favorite leisure time activities are working out, surfing the Web, and exploring the country in the family motorhome.