The 10 Best Bodybuilding Books

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10.The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy

If you need confidence in the kitchen, are afraid that you can’t cook when it matters or aren’t sure of how to prepare food that’s not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat, read this book. Cooking restaurant-quality doesn’t have to be time-consuming and expensive?

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean forcing down the same boring, bland food every day. Don’t worry, there are many out there thinking the same thing, and this book is the answer.

9. The Year One Challenge for Men: Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months

Geared to get you started on your first year of workouts and proper nutritional dieting, The Year One Challenge properly lays out the methods so you can record and track your progress, including a selection of the author’s favorite motivational quotes and recipes from his bestselling cookbook, The Shredded Chef.



8. Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

If you want to look great as quickly as possible without steroids or good genetics and realise the true potential of your natural gains, then you want to read this book.




7. Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength-2nd Edition
A research-based book that addresses all aspects of maximizing the benefits of muscle and strength training. Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Second Edition, is a fact-packed training tutorial on the proper key terms and concepts behind these ideals:

* evaluations of equipment options, including TRX, BOSU, and kettlebells;

* explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group;

* latest nutrition information for losing fat and increasing muscle mass;

6. Strength Training Anatomy Workout II, The (The Strength Training Anatomy Workout)

An encyclopaedia of 500 full-color photos and 485 full-color illustrations showing you how to perform 60 exercises, 19 stretches, and nine programmed workouts to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures. Strength Training Anatomy Workout II, The (The Strength Training Anatomy Workout) also examines how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures and long-term results.


5. Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy

Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy is your guide for increasing core strength, stability, flexibility, and tone.

Perfect for experts or beginners, Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy presents the most effective exercises for the results you are seeking year-round. Everything you could ever want or need to know in one handy book.

With 460 full-color photos and illustrations, you’ll go in-depth on more than 100 exercise and 60 programs engineered to get you in the best shape of your life.

4. Strength Training Anatomy Workout
The Strength Training Anatomy Workout is your guide to creating the body of your dreams. Strengthen arms and legs; increase muscle mass; sculpt chest, back, and core; firm glutes; increase hip flexibility; these are just some of the results you can expect from reading this all-inclusive instruction book.

Over 150 full-color illustrations allow you to get the lowdown on more than 200 exercises and 50 workouts to see how your muscles react with the surrounding areas and the rest of your physique. You’ll also discover how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.

3. The New High Intensity Training: The Best Muscle-Building System You’ve Never Tried

Looked upon as the bible of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)—the training that revolutionized weightlifting—with shorter, more intense workouts, Ellington Dardens New High Intensity Training is the be all and end all n how to instigate major muscle growth,



2. Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week

Body By Science takes you on a journey as bodybuilding powerhouse John Little works alongside Dr. Doug McGuff to give you the best results in a program that requires just 12 minutes per week. Body By Science is backed by rigorous research, and the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program in order to see results on both strength and size.


1.The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer: The Art, Science and Philosophy of a Bodybuilding Legend

Mike Mentzer changed the way bodybuilders train with his game-changing “heavy-weight system,” pointing out “less is more” when it comes to making massive gains. One could hardly envision a better tutor than Mentzer, and you can discover his most advanced training techniques and philosophies–previously known only to his inner circle and personal clients.

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  1. Correction: High Intensity Training and High Intensity Interval Training are two very different things!

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