11-18-2012, 04:10 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Training Exp: One more than last year
Training Type: Wendler 531
Fav Exercise: The ones that make me cry
Fav Supp: Furry Critters
Originally Posted by BendtheBar
The muscle magazines do a good job of messing up your head. They make you believe that volume workouts are the only solution to muscle building, and that 5-6 day splits are the only way lifters have ever trained.
As a beginner, you owe it to yourself to read these books. They are classics, and are written by experienced natural coaches. These books promote simple, basic and effective training.
It is up to you how you train
. We must all learn our bodies and evolve training to fit our needs. This thread does not exist to promote any style of training. It exists to educate you on mainstream training ideas
that you may never have heard about.
Purchase these books, study these books and try the workouts in these books. They will help you much more then any muscle mag routine or article.
Real Strength Real Muscle
by John Christy
Real Strength Real Muscle - Remembering John
Brawn, 3rd Edition
by Stuart McRobert
Amazon.com: Brawn, 3rd Edition (9789963916313): Stuart McRobert: Books
Weight Training Technique
by Stuart McRobert
Amazon.com: Insider's Tell-All Handbook on Weight-Training Technique: Illustrated Step-by-step Guide to Perfecting Your Exercise Form for Injury-free Maximum Gains, 3rd Edition (9789963916320): Stuart McRobert: Books
by Mark Rippetoe
Amazon.com: Starting Strength (2nd edition) (9780976805427): Mark Rippetoe, Lon Kilgore: Books
Never Let Go
by Dan John
Amazon.com: Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning (9781931046381): Dan John, Pavel Tsatsouline, Dave Draper: Books
by Randall Strossen
Amazon.com: Super Squats: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks (9780926888005): Randall J. Strossen (Ph.D.): Books
The Complete Keys to Progress
by John McCallum
Amazon.com: THE Complete Keys to Progress (9780926888012): John McCallum: Books
This was the list I was referring to.
When a person reaches beyond the limits of their ability; they shall they make progress. There is no other way.