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Old 09-19-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default BTB's Muscle and Strength Books You Must Read

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 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 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


Starting Strength

by Mark Rippetoe

Amazon.com: Starting Strength (2nd edition) (9780976805427): Mark Rippetoe, Lon Kilgore: Books 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 Amazon.com: Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning (9781931046381): Dan John, Pavel Tsatsouline, Dave Draper: Books


Super Squats

by Randall Strossen

Amazon.com: Super Squats: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks (9780926888005): Randall J. Strossen (Ph.D.): Books 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 Amazon.com: THE Complete Keys to Progress (9780926888012): John McCallum: Books
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