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  • Championship bodybuilding
    Bodybuilding,  Book Review,  Training

    Championship Bodybuilding Book Review

    Chris Aceto is known for creating bodybuilding champions like Jay Cutler. He wrote Championship Bodybuilding in the 1990’s. Before reading the book, I had an extremely difficult time putting on muscle. My goal was to show off my muscles without having to flex. In 2005, I obtained my personal training certification from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). I learned the basics of weight training and nutrition and about training phases (beginner, intermediate and advanced). However, the course was geared toward general fitness, not for people with bodybuilding aspirations. At this point, I had been working out exclusively at home for five years. I had a fairly lean, unimpressive physique. My frustration…

  • Bodybuilding,  Book Review,  Nutrition

    The Body Fat Solution Review

    An extension of Tom Venuto’s previous book, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, The Body Fat Solution is not very instructional, but it is intensely motivational and concise. Tom focuses on the root causes of obesity, such as emotional eating, mental outlook, and even the type of people you hang around. I would recommend The Body Fat Solution to anyone embarking on the fitness journey for the first time, or if you’re already fit but need re-motivation. And if you don’t like being stuck in a room reading, there are no excuses, because The Body Fat Solution is available not only on paperback, but on Kindle, and audiobook.  TIP: I recommend reading Burn the Fat…

  • Nutrient Timing
    Book Review

    The Nutrient Timing System Book Review

    The key to a great physique is not just knowing what to eat, but also when to eat specific foods. “The Nutrient Timing System” was written by two men with Ph.D.’s in sports nutrition. They cover when to eat specific nutrients and why. The doctors have worked to help Olympic athletes reach their best potential, via nutritional science. This book can be a bit dry, but it is worth the read if you’re interested in knowing sports nutrition in-depth. The book explains the processing of nutrients into the blood stream, based on what nutrients are eaten. I love this book because it does not bash people who want to build a…

  • Weider System of Bodybuilding
    Bodybuilding,  Book Review,  Training

    The Weider System of Bodybuilding Book Review

    Rating ****   Joe Weider was an expert on bodybuilding, and the foremost sought out trainer from the bodybuilding golden era, and beyond. I purchased this book after watching a video that featured one of his athletes. He stated something along the lines of: “Modern bodybuilders don’t train as hard as the original generation. They rely on the pharmacy.” That athlete and other former pro bodybuilders have stated that they are surprised at the slow progress of modern bodybuilders. How from one year to the next, they aren’t putting on that much muscle, or they don’t cut well enough to appear properly conditioned on stage. Putting all of these comments together, I…