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Tony Williams

What are the five weight-training books that have been most helpful to you?

Tony
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dhitquinn

super squats, beyond Brawn, the new HIT, bigger muscles in 42 days, further brawn in no particular order
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SteveHIT

Tony Williams wrote:
What are the five weight-training books that have been most helpful to you?

Tony


I have too many to list, but two I wouldn't be without as far as helpfulness are:

Real Muscle Real Strength - John Christy

Beyond Brawn - Stuart McRobert
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smanjh

Ripptoe's Practical Programming for theory.

Mentzer's HD 2 for way more than just training.

The New HIT for entertainment.

Body By Science for toilet paper :P

Any post by Dante (doggcrapp). In fact, that whole board has great stuff.

Certain posters on this board (Coach, Nwlifter, Bio, Steve, Simon-Heb, HITQUINN, Entsmerger etc.) write great stuff as well. However we need a master troll list.
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sgb2112

Best Training..

1. Body By Science.

1a. Anything written by Mike Mentzer.

Worst Training..

1. Built for Show by Nate Green

1a. Huge in a Hurry by Chad Waterbury

Best Diet..

1. The Acid/Alkaline diet

2. Dr. Darden

Worst Diet..

1. The Atkins Diet Revolution.

2. Body By Science Paleo & Paleo in general.


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dhitquinn

smanjh wrote:
Ripptoe's Practical Programming for theory.

Mentzer's HD 2 for way more than just training.

The New HIT for entertainment.

Body By Science for toilet paper :P

Any post by Dante (doggcrapp). In fact, that whole board has great stuff.

Certain posters on this board (Coach, Nwlifter, Bio, Steve, Simon-Heb, HITQUINN, Entsmerger etc.) write great stuff as well. However we need a master troll list.


Thanks for having me in the list bud, i learn a good bit from you too

Admit it now, you tried one of my tomato and beef drinks and now youre hooked lol ;)

SteveHit, Fbcoach, Scott, Bennyanthony, Heavyhitter amongst others have written some great stuff too, which i have learned a lot from. SteveHit deserves an award for contributions to this site this year.

Southbeach for all our disagreements keeps my blood boiling enough for a great workout so a thanks there is in order ;)

Cant believe no one has listed a copy of Flex yet, apparently you can do a 25 set with 2 minute rest between sets in under an hour
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SteveHIT

smanjh and Dave Thanks very much any same to you.

Cue Mr. Strong telling us all to get a room. . . . . . .
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WesH

Tony Williams wrote:
What are the five weight-training books that have been most helpful to you?
Tony


Training:
The New HIT
Body by Science
The Mentzer Method
Live Longer Stronger
Building the Classic Physique

You didn't ask but here it is anyway,
Diet:
Atkins Diet Revolution
Neanderthin (the original "paleo" book)
Good Calories, Bad Calories
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Turpin

Tony Williams wrote:
What are the five weight-training books that have been most helpful to you?

Tony


1; High intensity training ( the Mike Mentzer way ... Mentzer/Little )
2; Beyond Brawn ( Mc Roberts)
3; Body by Science ( McGuff/Little)
4; Heavy Duty 2 ( Mind & body ... Mentzer )
5; The new High intensity training ( Darden )

I like a great many more books on training too , such as, Pro-style bodybuilding ( Platz ) , Unleashing the wild physique ( Gironda ) & I have all of mentzers early stuff too .... however the question was/is ; ` most helpful` ? .... and I feel that one must go with what is contemporary with ones training ideals or derived most benefit from , and the aforementioned 5 books cover that for me.

T.
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smanjh

ddhitquinn wrote:
smanjh wrote:
Ripptoe's Practical Programming for theory.

Mentzer's HD 2 for way more than just training.

The New HIT for entertainment.

Body By Science for toilet paper :P

Any post by Dante (doggcrapp). In fact, that whole board has great stuff.

Certain posters on this board (Coach, Nwlifter, Bio, Steve, Simon-Heb, HITQUINN, Entsmerger etc.) write great stuff as well. However we need a master troll list.

Thanks for having me in the list bud, i learn a good bit from you too

Admit it now, you tried one of my tomato and beef drinks and now youre hooked lol ;)

SteveHit, Fbcoach, Scott, Bennyanthony, Heavyhitter amongst others have written some great stuff too, which i have learned a lot from. SteveHit deserves an award for contributions to this site this year.

Southbeach for all our disagreements keeps my blood boiling enough for a great workout so a thanks there is in order ;)

Cant believe no one has listed a copy of Flex yet, apparently you can do a 25 set with 2 minute rest between sets in under an hour


LOL, I can't believe I forgot HeavyHitter, sorry HH. He is certainly on that list as well.

Hell, anyone is assuming they are genuine and not trolling the board.

I could do beef and tomato juice, but in a soup dammit, lol.
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Ciccio

In chronological order:

Super Squats
BIG
TNHIT
TNBBFOSR
BBS

They were all helpful in one way or another. Probably Super Squats was even the most important, because it was the first giving me a direction leading to brief, intense and infrequent training.
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Tony Williams

Turpin has been a great help to me.

Tony
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HeavyHitter32

Hey guys, thanks for the words. Always good to hear your thoughts on training too.

As far as the best books out there, I like all of the Mentzer books even though my views of HIT/Heavy Duty have changed a bit over time as I now believe cycling and sub-failure can be used very effectively.

Beyond Brawn is very, very good too and perhaps more comprehensive than anything else I have read.

The John Christy stuff is right there too.

The new HIT book I think can be good epsecially for someone looking for an introduction and history into HIT, how to perform free weight movements, and basic full body routines, etc. There's a lot of guidance in it for a beginner.
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dhitquinn

Tony Williams wrote:
Turpin has been a great help to me.

Tony


Cant believe i forgot the man from my home country the pride of Scotchland Turps, he helped with my flatulence no end

Tony has started some great things as well

did i forget to mention the Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenberger lol

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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Steel Tip Articles - Dr. Ken (Covers the most factors in training out of anything I've read so far)

NBFOSR - Dr. Darden (Not only are the stories great but may give the best overview of his HIT works over the years)

Nautilus Bulletins 1&2 - Arthur Jones (I lump them together. How could it not be on the list)

Johnston Rep Method 1 - Brian Johnston (High Intenisty meet intelligent volume. You owe it to your physique to read it)

Science and Practice of Strength Training - Vladimir Zatsiorsky (Many points in this book are polar opposites to the HIT crowd. However all of us should have a balanced point of view in the Iron game.)

Michael
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kurtvf

Pumping Iron
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smanjh

ddhitquinn wrote:
Tony Williams wrote:
Turpin has been a great help to me.

Tony

Cant believe i forgot the man from my home country the pride of Scotchland Turps, he helped with my flatulence no end

Tony has started some great things as well

did i forget to mention the Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenberger lol



Me either. Turpin is by far the best representative of pure HD that I have run across on a forum.
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HeavyHitter32

ddhitquinn wrote:

did i forget to mention the Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenberger lol



lol
You know what, that was my first bodybuilding book. I bought shortly after I started training in late 1990 or 1991 if I recall. That book was a monster and had some classic photographs. At the time, the exercise demonstration was very helpful for me.
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cmg

New Bodybuilding for Old School Results.

Steve, Turpin, FBcoach, Coomo, ...
all very helpful with great insight.


Regards,

Ron
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dhitquinn

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:

did i forget to mention the Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenberger lol



lol
You know what, that was my first bodybuilding book. I bought shortly after I started training in late 1990 or 1991 if I recall. That book was a monster and had some classic photographs. At the time, the exercise demonstration was very helpful for me.


Ha ha

i tried reading it in bed one night the thing is so big its unholdable, you have to read it by lying it down on the bed and lying side ways
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smanjh

ddhitquinn wrote:
HeavyHitter32 wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:

did i forget to mention the Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenberger lol



lol
You know what, that was my first bodybuilding book. I bought shortly after I started training in late 1990 or 1991 if I recall. That book was a monster and had some classic photographs. At the time, the exercise demonstration was very helpful for me.

Ha ha

i tried reading it in bed one night the thing is so big its unholdable, you have to read it by lying it down on the bed and lying side ways


Yeah, it does give you a delt workout for sure. But it does sort of open you up to Arnold's thinking, which, while flawed, is still very interesting.

The book should be in the fiction section though, lol.
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mentzerfan

I really like "100 High Intensity Ways To Improve Your Bodybuilding". It deserves a lot more attention than it gets in my opinion.
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HeavyHitter32

smanjh wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:
HeavyHitter32 wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:

did i forget to mention the Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenberger lol



lol
You know what, that was my first bodybuilding book. I bought shortly after I started training in late 1990 or 1991 if I recall. That book was a monster and had some classic photographs. At the time, the exercise demonstration was very helpful for me.

Ha ha

i tried reading it in bed one night the thing is so big its unholdable, you have to read it by lying it down on the bed and lying side ways

Yeah, it does give you a delt workout for sure. But it does sort of open you up to Arnold's thinking, which, while flawed, is still very interesting.

The book should be in the fiction section though, lol.


I'm trying to remember off the top of my head what his routine was - wasn't it training twice per day, 6 days per week?
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HeavyHitter32

mentzerfan wrote:
I really like "100 High Intensity Ways To Improve Your Bodybuilding". It deserves a lot more attention than it gets in my opinion.


That was my very first HIT book which I saw and purchased in 1991 or 1992. I remember stumbling across it in the bookstore and reading through it thinking "wow" about some of these ideas as they were the first time I ever read about one set, not training every day, etc.
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smanjh

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
smanjh wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:
HeavyHitter32 wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:

did i forget to mention the Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenberger lol



lol
You know what, that was my first bodybuilding book. I bought shortly after I started training in late 1990 or 1991 if I recall. That book was a monster and had some classic photographs. At the time, the exercise demonstration was very helpful for me.

Ha ha

i tried reading it in bed one night the thing is so big its unholdable, you have to read it by lying it down on the bed and lying side ways

Yeah, it does give you a delt workout for sure. But it does sort of open you up to Arnold's thinking, which, while flawed, is still very interesting.

The book should be in the fiction section though, lol.

I'm trying to remember off the top of my head what his routine was - wasn't it training twice per day, 6 days per week?


He had a few. The beginner routine was like 4 days a week I believe, and the more advanced one was 6 days a week, and then the super advanced one had you working out like 3 hours a day, 2x a day.

The total volume was crazy indeed, but the per muscle volume was not 20 sets at first.

I think the 2x a day routines were for pre contest though.
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