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Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuriesArnold's tried and true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physiqueThe most effective methods of strength training to suit our needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competitionAnd, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughoutStrategies and tactics for competive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity
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u/BorisTheButcher · 76 pointsr/swoleacceptance

Brother you have discovered the truth of our devotions and achieved enlightenment. Attention is the only reason we lift. Health? There is nothing of health in 600lbs upon our shoulders as we drop our asses within inches of the floor but the attention this brings...

Clothing does not fit our strange proportions , our look is that of Shrek and we say amongst ourselves that they 'mire but do they? Nay, brother, they do not yet still we have their attention and that is enough

We posses the strength to lift a Wagon of whey yet lack the stamina to change a tire. Does this concern us? Nay, brother, not at all. Changing a tire is of no consequence to others yet lift a Wagon and they will pause

Those who bear the cross of fit understand this truth inherently but they lack our physical attainment. To compensate for this they never SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY! JESUS CHRIST WE GET IT!!... ahem... forgive me for i am a man of passion.

It is your time , Brother. Depart with pride and form a temple of your own. Spread the word as written in the good book

u/WorkLiftSleepRepeat · 21 pointsr/bodybuilding

Is this version better or is the updated version better?

u/Svansig · 15 pointsr/bodybuilding

FIRST: You will never do everything perfectly. Luckily, that's not necessary in order to improve.

The trouble is, that there are a lot of great resources full of a lot of bad information. There's too much information swirling around and everyone is an expert. The only thing that worked for me was to read everything and believe nothing. If you read six or seven articles, you will get six or seven different theories. Most of these magazines/web sites need new information every day/week/month, and the truth is, there isn't that much new information. The only way to be sure of something, is to see what EVERYONE is saying. Nobody who has a "secret" has your best interests at heart.

That being said, if you have some free time, I have heard good things about the Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.

u/bigjohnstud · 12 pointsr/bodybuilding

My vote
1)It's huge and makes an awesome coffee table book
2)It's packed with info (see #1)
3)You will always read its text in Arnold's voice.

u/Stinnett · 11 pointsr/bodybuilding

New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. Amazon link.

u/insubordinatePan · 9 pointsr/Fitness

Been meaning to order Arnold's Encyclopedia for some time now. Although I'm sure it contains a hefty dose of broscience, the reviews are glowing and it's still 800 pages of the word of Arnold. Thanks for the promo code!

u/NakedAndBehindYou · 9 pointsr/Fitness

Yes, it's okay. In his book The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, Arnold says that when he became a serious bodybuilder, he had to split his routine into two parts per day in order to have enough energy to get through all his 3+ hours of lifting per day. He says he would lift in the morning, wait 8-10 hours, then lift again after he had recouped some energy.

u/Pedantic_Romantic · 7 pointsr/medicalschool
u/username10294 · 7 pointsr/movies

For anyone who doesn't know, Arnold has written a well respected book on body building where you can get all his tips.

https://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219

u/INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS · 6 pointsr/bodybuilding

https://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1574046116&sr=8-1

you can find used copies on there for like $5. a truly worthy investment. I've read it probably 15 times. It's an incredible book. Nutrition is outdated, though. So be careful with the meal plans in it. Arnold is outspoken against his nutritional information in the book.

u/RanchCornNutsYes · 6 pointsr/WinStupidPrizes

Read! If you’re not sure who will have good foundational material, I think we can all agree The Governor knows a thing or two. Arnold has a “Bodybuilding Encyclopedia” that is for both beginners and advanced lifters, with a huge range of info that even covers nutrition. It’s massive and inexpensive. It can be bought on Amazon.

u/gzcl · 5 pointsr/powerlifting

>What are some of your favorite books?

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Sure, some of it may be "outdated" or whatever. But honestly, programming for strength is relatively easy versus programming for sport. The big things to control are training stress (essentially time under tension), general fatigue (from both training, work, life, etc.), and recovery (uh, sleep, food, sex?). From there... it gets a bit more complex, but honestly, it's not hard to learn.

u/SigismundBT · 5 pointsr/bodybuilding

> Arnold's bodybuilding encyclopedia

this one you mean? link

u/7zf · 5 pointsr/soylent

Your opinion is a very popular one and quite traditional, often reflected by those outside of the bodybuilding or strength athlete community. My goals with this recipe are to gain muscle mass and fuel high exertion full body workouts and recovery from those without gaining much fat. The macro ratios that I have chosen are in line with opinions of many of the most successful strength/bodybuilding athletes.

Glucose/ATP levels lost in the muscles must be refueled by very high levels of available carbohydrates, higher levels of fats would IMO just encourage more fat storage. Of course my "base" dietary needs/levels of fats are being met with the quantity of fats in this recipe. I quote Arnold but there are many many anecdotal examples like this one. Of course I am not Arnold but there is a middle ground, my current recipe is Protein 30% Carbs 50% and Fat 20%.

> Kindle location 10130: According to the McGovern Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, Protein 12%, Carbs 58%, Fats 30%. In my own career I usually found myself eating a diet balanced quite differently: Protein 40%, Carbohydrates 40%, Fats 20%


To speak to your comments about fat breakdown, I am very interested in learning how best to meet fat ratios and I do not know enough about it for sure. I have done some investigation but a good conversation about optimal omega ratios (4/1 or 5/1 omega3/omega6?) and how best to acheive this in a cost effective way is long overdue. I am not sure why including more saturated fat via something like butter would be helpful but if you could provide some justification for that I would be interested. I will also most likely be adding medium chain triglycerides (MCT oil) in the next iteration as a source of fat. It seems that fish oil is the best source of omega 3 but it is very expensive for volumes offered 500 mg/pill and having to take something like 12 caps seems unappealing. I'm sure /u/QuidNYC could speak to this issue.

In terms of Canola oil being unhealthy, I still have it in my recipe because it is inexpensive and I cannot find any reasons why canola oil which is stored in the proper temperature and lighting situation is unhealthy other than the fact that Rapeseed is GMO which in and of itself has not been shown to be a real problem (obviously correct me if I am wrong).

u/fork_that · 4 pointsr/loseit

First stop should be /r/fitness top place.

It's not really literature but I found BioLayne's youtube series really helpful in helping me to progress my training. https://www.youtube.com/user/biolayne He also has a blog which is really good too.

https://www.t-nation.com/ seems to be quite good as well.

Some on my reading list
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strength-Training-Anatomy-Workout-II/dp/1450419895/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strength-Training-Anatomy-Sports/dp/0736092269
http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219/

Getting to ripped is literally just about really low body fat with some muscles.

u/StupidStrong · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

Arnold's The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding is of course ghostwritten mass-market content, worth having for the photos and the name on the spine on your shelf, but that's about it.

For the science/biology, the definitive reference right now is Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy by Brad Schoenfeld, one of the leading researchers in the field.

For how to plan your training and why, the best thing I've read so far is Scientific Principles of Strength Training by Mike Israetel, and his other book The Renaissance Diet is also a great guide to applied sports nutrition if you don't want to slog through a textbook. These are not bodybuilding-specific, but very valuable for the thinking lifter in understanding and prioritizing the many factors that go into designing and executing a training/diet plan.

Greg Nuckols and Omar Isuf's The Art and Science of Lifting pair of books are also okay, though I found "Art" too watered down, "Science" too bland, and both too disorganized to recommend.

u/AdolphTroller · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

If you want a massive book about bodybuilding, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzeneggar is pretty good.

u/bonsajamal · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

Baby wipes, srs.

Also, this is really a great gift, got it for Christmas myself a couple of years ago:

https://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Done.

800 pages of everything you need for less than $20.

u/trevors685 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/dlamontagne · 2 pointsr/Fitness

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

Written by the Governator, even if you're not aiming to be a bodybuilder, it's absolutely full of great diet and routine advice as well as exercises. It's a great reference that I pick something up from everytime I page through it.

u/theoriginaljwin · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/walk_the_line · 2 pointsr/movies

Your second question is thoroughly answered in his books. I highly recommend reading his "New encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding." It is a very good reference for any young bodybuilder.

Here it is on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219/

But your local library certainly has a copy.

u/Jeggerz · 2 pointsr/Fitness

http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding/dp/0684857219

Good read and good to have on his shelves. The remainder id probably hit up a grocery card or a gift card to bodybuilding.com which normally has great deals on supplements. Or if he has a few gear needs such as wraps or a good belt those are great ideas. A solid belt for big lifts is the best purchase I made for my lifting.

u/bbobeckyj · 2 pointsr/facepalm

There's no need for personal attacks, and you're still blaming others. The sentiment is most politely and concisely summed up by Pollan, but it was not new information discovered in 2009. The same sentiment could just as easily be written as "Don't eat junk and processed foods, lots of fruit and vegetables, and if you're fat just eat less."

Schwarzenegger's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding was first published in 1980. The diet section starts by stating that all champions say that diet is the most important factor in their success. And of a 800 page book, only 30 pages are used to cover basic nutrition. In a book about people who diet as a major part of their profession, less than 5% is required to cover the most important part, because it simply is not that complicated. I don't know what you were reading in 1987, but there's plenty of nonsense fad diets still going around while the simple facts are available and have been for a long time, but there's no headline or new book to sell with "Eat less move more, don't eat junk."

u/Lionhearted09 · 2 pointsr/gainit

I don't. The bodybuilding workout that was suggested to me by /r/bodybuilding was the one in Arnold's Bodybuilding Encyclopedia. I still today am using the level 1 program and still gaining every time I go into the gym. I'm not saying it will work for you but it sure worked for me.

u/MyNameIsNotJeff · 2 pointsr/insanityworkout

Insanity is not a muscle gaining workout. You need to lift heavy weights to see real muscle growth. It will tone you but any sense of real muscle growth from insanity will probably come from losing the fat that's hiding it.

That being said, Insanity will improve your cardio which means, later on if you want to gain mass you will perform much better at the gym.

If you want to learn how to gain muscle I suggest reading Arnold's book.

u/blackjack_00 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've been obsessing over peoples progress pics and considering the shape you were in, I bet you get back there in no time.

That said, I'm reading Schwarzenegger's New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. When talking about increasing intensity and scheduling he says that he would do splits like that, but it seemed like he was pushing heavy weight lifting to be done in the morning. I think his point was that it's hard to be consistent with weight lifting after a full day.

As for myself, I got a personal trainer going on a couple months ago and he's got me doing weights in the morning, then a cardio session and coming in after work to pickup another cardio session. Working great for me, someone who's never been quite in the shape you were.

Best of luck!

u/klevenisms204 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

this comes to mind .. but /r/fitness seems to shit on it a bit

u/itstinksitellya · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have Schwarzenegger's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding. I started by only doing exercises I was familiar with, and adding a new one every once in a while. Before I'd do the new exercise, I'd read the description in here.

I have the physical book, but you can buy the ebook and bring it up on your phone while at the gym. But really, any ebook would probably work.

http://www.amazon.ca/The-New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding/dp/0684857219

u/Citworker · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Why would you need to post anything there? That sub is literally made for you. What would you like to ask? How should I train? This question is asked about 680x every day. Why do you want to ask it again? Just sort it by top of all time and start reading.

For me, arnolds books did the trick. https://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550890443&sr=8-1&keywords=arnold+bible

800 pages. A 3 paragraph post by a random commenter will never come anywhere close to this. Pick it up and you will learn every aspect of it.

u/kvossera · 2 pointsr/drawing

No problem.

Maybe get Arnold Schwarzenegger’s book. While most pictures will be of exaggerated bodybuilders it is still a good reference for muscles and how they will look in different poses.

u/NathanHollister · 2 pointsr/MGTOW

Depends on what muscle you're working. Usually 3 for arms and 3-4 for legs/back, although it varies by person what would be most effective. An important tip is to do different exercises each time you target the muscle I.E. If working chest do bench press Monday, and cables Thursday. Doing the same routine every time becomes less effective. I recommend Arnold's book

https://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=bodybuilding+encyclopedia&qid=1569465797&sr=8-1

u/Fraker3000 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

The Wiki is really useful for just starting out. lurk around here for general information about fitness. The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding has an answer to almost every question you have.

as far as videos that you could watch there are a few popular channels like Rob Riches or Bradley Martyn. Best advice is find a basic program like starting strength and stick with it for about 3-4 months and stick with it to see results.

u/7_legged_spider · 2 pointsr/swoleacceptance

The best tool for guidance is a basic Anatomy and Physiology textbook, to see all of the muscles, their origins and insertions, and how they generate force. However, that's time consuming and somewhat boring, so here are some quick links to books that have information regarding exercise specificity; i.e. what to do for which muscles you want to work out:

  • Arnold's Newer Book

  • Arnold's Older Book

    Still halfway decent and for both genders, despite the title.

  • Starting Strength

    Not such a fan of Rippetoe, as I tend to go the bodybuilder route, and strength is less of a priority, but still a good source.

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    Also, if you're so inclined, a purchasing a single session with a personal trainer to help you sort out your program would do wonders. (Make sure the trainer has some sort of certification, though--B.S. or higher in Sports Medicine/Exercise Science/Athletic Training, ACSM, NCSA, etc.)
u/bpi89 · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Read his book

u/PublicLeopard · 1 pointr/GetMotivated

> Arnold encyclopedia

there sure is

even better is his autobio

Pumping Iron (1977) sometimes appears on streaming sites like netflix and is worth a watch

u/pg13xxx · 1 pointr/Fitness

I bought this book.

http://www.amazon.ca/The-New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding/dp/0684857219

Arnold is great, he is a good writer, you'd think he's a stereotypical choice but there's more. There's lots of glossy photos in the book that i didn't care a ton about but there was good meat in it too like techniques and form and some good motivation i.e how a persons body can go from being a 10HP engine to a 15HP engine, by training where at real motor will just burn out.

u/Tanag · 1 pointr/Fitness

What are peoples thoughts on Arnolds beginners plan from New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding?

I wouldn't say I'm a total beginner, but definitely not a seasoned lifter. I picked up the book and really like it, and I like how varied the plan is. I however am only doing it 3 days a week, rather than 6.

Here is the workout for those without the book:

  • Day 1 - Chest/Back - Bench Press, Incline Press, Pullovers, Chinups, Bent Over Rows, Deadlifts, Crunches

  • Day 2 - Shoulders, Upper Arms, Forearms - Clean and Press, Lat Raise, Upright Rows, Push Press, Barbell Curls, Dumbell Curls, Close Grip press, Tricep Extensions, Wrist Curls, Reverse Crunches

  • Day 3 - Thighs, Calves, Lower Back - Squats, Lunges, Leg Curls, Calf Raises, Straight Leg Deadlift, Good Mornings, Crunches
u/ACDCrocks14 · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Oh wow, here are my results. That's a lot more than I expected. I thought it would be closer to 3000 kcal.

I'll see how it goes. I just bought the bible a few days ago, so when it ships to my house I'll hopefully be able to dive deeper into the research.

Edit: my bf is probably closer to 15%.

u/Apdravenop · 1 pointr/USMCboot

I'd suggest this book if you are just starting out with fitness/body building in general. https://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219

If you have Air Force ROTC at the college you want to get your masters degree from that will only make your military transition even easier as they can write you good testimonials and help open doors.

The military in general, active or reserve, will not make you into a fit body. The transitional period during boot camp (That good old 13 week fun course) is only going to give you average fitness levels. They just want to train you enough to pass the fitness test, because that is their job. If you want to do anything beyond that you will have to do it on your own (and on your own time). Fitness is a habit that can be gained through repeated action just like everything else.

u/yoyoigotaquestion · 1 pointr/Fitness

I had a roommate who was a big proponent of http://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219 , written by Arnold Schwarzenegger. One of the things I remember reading was how important timing was to the workout. Meaning having schedules of working various zones of your body hard on various set days, allowing time for breaking muscles and for recovery. I'm sure this part of the governator's plan is right, considering many serious gym enthusiast friends I've had followed some variation of Arnold's regiment. Eg. Chest / Legs on one day, Arms/Abs next, cardio, then repeat the cycle again with a day of rest on one day of the week. There are many variations of routines you can find online.

Of course, take what I say with a grain of salt, as I personally have no motivation to do physical stuff other than what I do at work (lifting boxes). You can most likely already kick my ass. I might poke one of your eyes during the process however...

u/cavalier_tj · 1 pointr/ultimate

Oh man, I don't like that article very much at all.

> A balanced program means that you’re not training the front of your body more than the back or the upper part of your body more than the lower.

I think this is nonsense. Training your chest and back are different. Training your upper and lower body are different. Different body parts respond differently to volume.

One example I can think of: The general consensus in the strength training community is to format your pushing/pulling at a 2:3 ratio. You need to do more pulling volume than pushing volume because your back is used in more lifts/natural movements than your chest/shoulders.

Another example: Schwarzenegger said in his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding that it took him forever to realize that his arm with effectively 60% tricep and 40% bicep (bro science is real science sometimes I guess) and that he should train them with a 3:2 ratio triceps:biceps as well.

> 4 Parts – knee, hip, push, pull

This part really gets me. Calling squats a knee exercise and deadlifts a hip exercise is like calling an 8 course meal "salad".

> Push:

>Anything that looks like a bench press or a pushup

The main pushing movement for sports like ultimate should be Overhead Press because it requires alignment and strengthening of the entire posterior chain.

I also think using lunges as a main movement the same way we use squats/press/deadlifts is silly. Sure, lunges work some very important muscle groups and you definitely do lunges in ultimate as a part of the sport, but training them the same way you train squats/deadlifts is setting yourself up for injury. Lunges should be used as a volume exercise imo.

u/young_london · 1 pointr/naturalbodybuilding

I took it from his book. But yeah, i've found it really good and have made a lot of progress on it. The rep schemes also give me a good range of lower weight - high reps and higher weight - low reps, which has pushed on strength and hypertrophy.

u/AIDS12 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Grab a copy of Schwarzenegger's Encyclopedia of Body Building. This book is perfect for beginners who need to learn how to build muscle mass. It explains both diet and exercise. There are workout routines in the book that should help you get started.

u/SwellsInMoisture · 1 pointr/AskReddit

If you're seriously interested in gaining weight, you should read this. There's a great breakdown of body types and diet. Basically, overload your metabolism.

Edit: Oh, and I'm the same as you... I cannot eat large meals, but I eat CONSTANTLY. While trying to gain weight, I have alarms set for 6 AM - Breakfast, 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 PM - Lunch, 1:30 PM, 3 PM, 4:30 PM. Then workout, then dinner, then snack, bed. Yup, 10 feeding sessions. Getting an average of 800 per 3 main meals leaves you with 2100 calories over 7 snacks = 300 calories each. More manageable solutions.

u/mcdoh · 1 pointr/science

get a small notebook to keep track of the exercise you performed, the weight used, and how many repetitions you performed. It will help give you an idea of your improvement and will aid your gains because you won't have to try to remember or guess what weight you used last time. Something measured grows faster.

Also, get a good weightlifting book or hire a personal trainer for your first few visits to the gym. It might sound cheesey, but Arnold actually wrote a great weightlifting book, just don't worry about the sections on competition. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

u/PM_ME_UR_THONG_N_ASS · 1 pointr/worldnews

Read his 800 page bodybuilding book and entertain yourself for life:


The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised https://www.amazon.com/dp/0684857219/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SEGRDb97EYKF9

Legit bestseller

u/LoCHiF · 1 pointr/Fitness

I think all beginners should start with a simple linear strength program before moving onto a more goal specific program. So Starting Strength is a great start.

For bodybuilding you're probably going to want to read Arnie's Encyclopedia.

u/Merger-Arbitrage · 1 pointr/PurplePillDebate

Ah damn, I triggered some people here really hard. Good. I'm going to rub more salt on the wound, because it will feel great to me in this instance.

>he is just as autistic as some of the TRPers and not particularly self-actualized.

Oh wow! Autistic! The ultimate insult when.. you have no clue how to respond. Perfect.

>You find this a lot with reddit posters.....the complete lack of ability to look outside their bubble to realize that not everyone is exactly LIKE them...I mean read his comments...it is all "every normal person knows this" and "everybody understands that you do that"....well fuck if those guys knew that shit and were fucking 2 or 3 women a month\year then you think that would be on the internet looking for why they are not successful with finding a mate?

I watch even chubby slobs get decent looking girlfriends.. Maybe that's some 4 year, private college, white priviledge thing going on. Who knows? I've been armchair diagnosed by a very angry forum whiner with autism.. I can't possibly know anything!

There is something VERY wrong with these "men" in the Manosphere, and it's often more internal than external.

>It is the same as why people like Labron James would likely suck as a basketball coach because his instruction would only work if you are a physical specimen who is 6-9 275lbs and can jump out of the gym. But that doesn't mean that you can never learn to play basketball quite well even if you are a 5-11 165lb with instruction and practice from a guy who understands the challenges of not being a natural.

Asking a Manospherian for attraction advice is like asking a man who was born blind to teach someone basketball. No, people who are good something may not be good teachers, but at least they don't suck (or didn't suck in the past) at that thing...

>The guy is one of the navel gazers..he has a small modicum of success, doesn't really understand why or how but feels superior so he goes around blasting people for not being normal and just "understanding" this or that....truth is that he couldn't help even if he wanted to help because he really doesn't know.

Now my favorite part. Oh boy. I'm going to brag like no tomorrow because... why not?

My "small" modicum of success with women goes back to grade school. First kiss around age 12-13. FWB-like relationship towards the end of high school. Play around with some girls in college and then junior year I meet a keeper - who I marry 5 years later and am still together with till today (going on 9+ years now). I've had no shortage of interest from women even ever since I was taken - I'm not blind to their attention at all. Now, how did I do it? Well I have a pretty good idea, even if not perfect. Here's the catch: they are either too dumb to replicate it, too lazy, too unlucky or too late.

My recipe for success: get lucky to experience living on 2 different continents between age 0-18, and then on a third one. But hey, that's not even necessary... that's just gravy. Observe what women around you find attractive. Figure out what interests them (and people in general). Take advice from SUCCESSFUL people. Here's the meat of it: work hard in school and get into a very good college (and possibly grad school) and get relevant certifications (I'm a CFA Charterholder), then get a very competitive, very well paid job (I'm 30. I work in investment management at a large firm in Boston ; I've made over 75K/year all my life ; over 100K last 2 years. My income upside is exponential. ). Meanwhile, get lucky to enjoy some hobbies which other people can relate to (esp women) such as "food & drink". Don't be a lazy idiot - want to look good? Exercise hard. Learn basics of nutrition. Want to build muscle? Don't do that half-ass 5x5 or whatever crap. Get a resource from a legend.. Then benefit from it. 1 year of baseline exercise in college + 4 now in my late 20's = me now.. In the process of doing MUCH of this (and that's more than what most men will achieve), you actually do something that everyone jerks off to here: you build a specific personality/character which is attractive on many levels to women (both sexually and for relationships). You also gain worldly knowledge and become an interesting, unique individual (I speak 2 languages fluently plus advanced with a 3rd one; I can speak intelligently about everything from microbiology, to the energy and retail industries, the global economy and financial markets (duh), anything related to food and drink (including nutrition), electronic music (I used to DJ clubs/lounges and radio when I was younger), among a smorgasbord of other things that I could list.)

So.. what advice am I supposed to offer? Here's the summary of problems:

Most Manospherian guys are..

Too dumb to (or it's too late for them): get into a great college and get yourself into a great career; figure out nutrition and how to effectively manage calories; figure out which hobbies to pursue to become an interesting conversationalist; too dumb to figure out how to buy attractive / stylish clothes without breaking the bank

Too lazy to: get in good shape with a program that actually works; too lazy to practice impeccable grooming/hygiene; too lazy to do the above (get into a great school and then get a great job - here it's laziness, not a lack of "smarts")

Too poor to: buy designer clothing and grooming/styling accessories to look great; too poor to finance interesting hobbies

And it is perhaps impossible to truly / effectively teach someone: assertiveness/confidence, passion, empathy (this might be based on genetic baseline intelligence), moral integrity (people with shitty morals repel people with generally good ones), conscientiousness/agreeableness, general "wit" ("how well you think and analyze" - again, this could well be 50% genetic), humor (again, most impromptu use is intelligence-based.. maybe humor books can help), worldly knowledge and a unique, well-rounded knowledge bank. < These traits in this last list are either things you are born with OR built over time. There are no shortcuts to many of these.

So yeah, I think I have a pretty decent idea of why I am successful. I just think it's impossible to teach much of this, or people aren't good enough to learn it / do it. I could certainly help with some of the basic things or parts of these, but why would I if most of the Manospherians are, based on their behavior, vile asshats in my eyes?

Pardon me.. were you saying something?

u/OGAG99 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I recommend Arnold's book. I have been reading it for a while it is five books in one. You will learn about everything. one of the books included is chest exercises with full pictures and instructions.
http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding/dp/0684857219
Good luck.

u/conjunctionjunction1 · 1 pointr/Swimming

This is exactly the same exact advice Arnold gives in his Workout Bible... basically, whatever workout is more important for you to do, do that first. So if you're a triathlete who is supplementing weight training, do your S/B/R 1st. If you're a bodybuilder who is doing cardio to supplement your cut, do your cardio second.



u/Tickle_my_taint · 1 pointr/bodybuilding
u/SnOrfys · 1 pointr/reddit.com

Fair enough. Notably, anyone who goes through Arnold's workouts listed in his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding is superhuman. Those are insane.

u/thebrokendoctor · 1 pointr/gainit

I'm still by no means a big guy, I'm still working my way up. But when I look at my facebook pictures from a year ago, or two or three years ago, there is a very clear progression of muscle mass being put on.

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, I bought it a couple months ago after Arnold did a thread in /r/fitness and doing one of the programs I've put on about 7 pounds in a month and aesthetically I've bulked up all over.

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u/Sha-WING · 1 pointr/funny

Great point. If you haven't heard of it before, a really good read is by reddit's favorite body builder, Arnold. Most refer to it as the bible of body building.

http://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219/ref=la_B000AP7VZW_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397199174&sr=1-1

u/Nickolai1989 · 1 pointr/getdisciplined

I didn't, I read Schwarzeneggar's book: https://www.amazon.com/New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding-Updated/dp/0684857219. But if you think a coach would help go for it! Do whatever works man!

u/ZOMBIEWINEGUM · 0 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/JuiceFraba · -1 pointsr/bodybuilding

There you go, read that cover to cover and see how little Arnold knew and learnt about nutrition. Clen... no, just much longer cuts for comp with heavy anabolics to prevent muscle loss, although there was less of a calling in those days for super lean, dry, physiques as the 'doughy' era (talking about Reg Parks etc.) had not long ended.

u/Russkiy_To_Youskiy · -3 pointsr/fitness30plus

Yeah? Ok

Still don't understand why everyone doesn't go straight to this book. It's literally the only book anyone needs in their fitness journey.