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Old 01-04-2011, 11:24 AM   #11
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I have most of them. If you want to read one I can send it your way.
That would be awesome! My personal goal is to have a form like jay cutler abouts (that's about all the bodybuilders I'm familiar with)- which book(s) would be helpful in attaining that goal? If you had to pick one, or two
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That would be awesome! My personal goal is to have a form like jay cutler abouts (that's about all the bodybuilders I'm familiar with)- which book(s) would be helpful in attaining that goal? If you had to pick one, or two
Real Muscle Real Strength by John Christy is must reading for any natural lifter who wants to get big and strong - or just to get big. If interested PM me your address.

You may also want to check out these threads while the book is in transit:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/pow...on-thread.html

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/bod...on-thread.html

http://muscleandbrawn.com/author/caseybutt/

For natural lifters, your best place to start is with:

1) John Christy.
2) Casey Butt.
3) Stuart McRobert.
4) Mark Rippetoe.

While they don't agree on everything, when reading them you will start to see a nice meta-analysis developing of how natural lifting should be performed.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:40 AM   #13
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What's the alternative to "natural lifting"? Is there a size difference?

Also, the PMing system won't allow me to send anything til I'm a more established member
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A big size difference. Most champion natural bodybuilders compete in the 170's to 180's depending on size.

Training approaches are also different because steroid users have better recovery abilities, heightened testosterone levels, and require more intense stimuli to keep growth coming. Naturals on the other hand have a finite growth potential due. Don't be dissuaded by this. You can still look big...just not Jay Cutler big.

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Thinking about asking for Brawn 3rd edition from my parents for my birthday that's coming up in a few weeks. Should give me some awesome reading material
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I have it sitting right here next to me.

Definitely a book I refer to often.
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I'm on the final chapter of this book. Interesting read.
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Great books! Thanks! I plan on getting these books for christmas. Are there any others you recommend, maybe some directed towards powerlifting. I am very much liking the stuff going on here http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/pow...-strength.html and would love to read more on it.

At the moment I am almost finished reading Practical Programming for Strength Training.
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