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u/Dormont · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I posted this in another thread but figured it might be helpful to you as well:

If you haven't already go read Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews. Located help

Took me about four hours to read the whole book and it changed the way I work out, eat and look at gains. The best part of the book is the first few chapters when he defines all the terms of bodybuilding. You would be surprised how little you actually know.

I am in week two now of his program and it is brutal but fun. Everyone I talk to thinks I am insane (ONLY three exercises most days?! Only four sets of six reps?) but the science of overloading is proven and it has definitely helped me mentally and physically with soreness/gain ratio.
Also, are you keeping a good log of what you are doing and eating? I thought I was eating a lot of calories and protein but after logging for two weeks, I found that I was coming up short in both areas. Only 3200 calories on average and just barely at my protein intake. Low GI carbs had to be increased and a lot of foods I thought were Low GI carbs were actually high GI carbs.

Make sure you stick to your log and log everything you eat. Use to figure out the values of all your foods. Do not forget to include dressings/cheese/bread when computing. I think you will be amazed at how different the actual amounts are than what you thought!

Hope this helps.

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/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/owlicks58 · 0 pointsr/bodybuilding

It's not necessarily up to date, but if you want a really great counter-point to Arnolds programs I highly suggest picking up Mike Mentzer's High Intensity Training.

It's always good to research two completely different schools of thought that resulted in equally impressive physiques.

u/trollipop · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

Strength Training Anatomy - 3rd Edition

Amazon - $ 13.37

This book is awesome. I keep it in my gym bag to reference it before I do a workout if I need to. It's broken down by body section and shows different exercises for each body part. The cool thing about it is that it's drawn like an anatomy text book and it shows which muscles you should be feeling during each exercise. It also has injury prevention tips and some good stretches. I REALLY like this book. I mean check this shit out! 2 of the pages on deadlifts

Amazing illustrations, exercise instructions, injury prevention, etc.

Some exercises I wish were explained a little better.

u/Geriskury · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

Your body weight is fluctuating by 20 lbs? There's a pretty big difference in those numbers and how they look on your frame. Read the sidebar... Lookup Starting Strength, Strong Lifts 5x5, a 5/3/1 or something. Learn what your TDEE is to maintain your weight, then increase calories to gain weight and decrease calories to cut weight. It's not rocket science.

EDIT: Read 35 Eggs a day....

u/andboomgoesthedyna · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

This. I've been doing this for about 6 months now. Not only is it cheaper, but you know exactly what's going into your body. I highly recommend the 200mg of caffeine, and sticking towards the top end of his BA/CM dosages.

If you're into that "focus"/"mind muscle connection" aspect of many preworkouts, you can toss in 1-2g of ALCAR as well.

Creatine can be taken any time during the day and the impact is unchanged, but you can just make it more convenient for yourself by pre-mixing little baggies with all of your supps.

Also it's important to note this is WAY CHEAPER!

Beta Alanine, 125 Servings for $24

Citrulline Malate, 25 Servings for $16

Creatine, 200 Servings for $19

ALCAR, ~500 Servings for $18

*Caffeine, 100 Servings for $5

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u/tonto515 · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

and cheap
and most importantly, way stronger than velcro which will pop off if you're pushing against it too hard at heavy weight and then you ded. No need for an Inzer or anything super fancy at this point.
I've had mine for about a year now and it's fantastic.

u/bboytriple7 · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier is a fantastic reference. It's $14 on Amazon. The illustrations are very good but can be a bit graphic lol.

u/INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS · 6 pointsr/bodybuilding

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/bonsajamal · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

Baby wipes, srs.

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

u/blumpkinowski · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I always loved this book. Along with the second volume.

Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition

u/Thundercruncher · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

I don't own this and haven't ever read it, but others have recommended it and it's got good ratings on Amazon. I plan to get it at some point.

Strength Training Anatomy

u/TheOpalArchangel · 5 pointsr/bodybuilding

I've been thinking about getting these to do smaller jumps than 5lbs. So it is possible, but yeah - they were likely talking out their rear. haha.

u/why_rob_y · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

>so I just went with the cheapest

Looks like you went with a relatively small container. Make sure you're getting a good price per gram. It's often significantly cheaper to take a bigger chunk of change up front and just spend it on a big tub. I use this one in a larger size, if it helps.

u/DevilishGainz · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Was looking on amazon for new lifting straps and came across these LINK . You think i can use those for both regular lifting wrist straps to support my wrists instead of picking up velcro ones and use them for deadlifts straps as well or should i also grab these ones as well without the straps for days i need to bench wrist straps without deadliftingstrap . I am wondering if i need both, thinking of saving my cash and only getting the first one and using it for bench and on back days as well.

u/kooldrew · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

The Philips Norelco Bodygroom is the single best purshase you could make if you're looking for something to shave easily and with little irration.

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/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/Baron_von_Brotein · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

No prob. I keep these in my gym bag at all times, and pull out whenever necessary.

Good luck! Make sure to report back in when you hit swole mode.

u/babyd0lll · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Also, I have these and they work great and are holding up well too.

u/missingwhispers · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I ordered a lifting straps

to support my hands, and looking for lifting belt, what are the good products to buy?

u/GonBananaz · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Amazon is a great source for well-priced supps.

Optimum Creatine

u/resetallthethings · 13 pointsr/bodybuilding

>The money is probably better spent on higher quality diet. You’ll build more actual muscle rather than just surrounding your tissue with water. $30/mo buys you steak instead of ground beef, and that’s about what you’d be spending on quality creatine.

What, no... just... what are you talking about?

First of all, creatine increases the volume of water INSIDE your muscle cells.

2nd of all here's 200 days worth of quality creatine for less than $20

u/icos211 · 1 pointr/bodybuilding



Reebok Lite TR (flat sole powerlifting shoe)


Adidas Powerlift 3 Oly/squat shoes, 0.6" heel

You can get the 2's and the originals for cheaper if you look around on the internet a little bit more.

Adidas "Adipower" Oly shoes, 0.75" heel

I've heard most people get these for closer to 80-90 dollars, but I don't know where. Wei Rui is also a good brand for heeled Oly/squat shoes and come it a fair bit cheaper, but are not available on Amazon.

As for wraps and sleeves, I've no experience with them so I can't help much.

u/PrimevalWeevil · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

If you are interested in research and understanding, I highly recommend Anabolics by William Llewellyn

u/publictransport · 12 pointsr/bodybuilding

Dorian was a big advocate of Mike Mentzers high intensity training style 'Heavy Duty' and he wrote books and training plans around it.

Exert from one of his books:

According to Mentzer, biologists and physiologists since the nineteenth century have known that hypertrophy is directly related to intensity, not duration, of effort (Mentzer 2003;39). Most bodybuilding and weightlifting authorities do not take into account the severe nature of the stress imposed by heavy, strenuous resistance exercise carried to the point of positive muscular failure.

Mike based his style off the HIT training he was introduced to from creator Arthur Jones who had a very different take on training back when the typical "bro-split" would dare beat questioned. For most exercises only 1 set but that set taken to complete and utter failure. 3 workouts a week. The biggest emphasis was on rest. See the original plan below:

Mike took those core foundations and reworked them to form Heavy Duty training and introduced Dorian to it around 1990/91. Mikes approach was similar in 3 training days, big emphasis on test but he lowered the rep ranges so the total weight could be increased. His reasoning for this was more stress and thus activation of the muscle fibres to stimulate growth.

This style of training can clearly work Mike and Dorian are proof but you need to bring a level of intensity to the gym that majority of your everyday gym rat doesn't have.

I've read both of Mike's books and highly recommend to anyone who hasn't ive put links below.

u/oRamafy · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

I've been happy with mine. Bought it a little over a year ago, and I don't have any complaints.

u/Brain_Cookie_Elves · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Amazon's top seller food scale is $12 i think

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black

Here you go, same one I use.

u/the_corruption · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I'm going to drop this rice cooker in for ~$100 cheaper and it will likely accomplish all of your needs (shit I'm using a rice cooker that looks to be 30 years old and it works just fine). No need to spend that much money on something that cooks rice...

Edit: This is my baby. Works like a charm.

u/grosbisou · 6 pointsr/bodybuilding

I have this one since about 3 years. Using it pretty much every day and can't complain.

u/CommonReview · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I got a pair of olympic plate loadable dumbbells and some tiny olympic fractional plates but its only worth it if you do a lot of dumbbell stuff like I do.

u/BindsThatTie · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Just get Bigger, Leaner, Stronger. It's become the #1 best selling bodybuilding book because it covers everything you need to get started: diet, training, supplements. No BS.

u/idriveacar · 26 pointsr/bodybuilding

Thanks for the link.

I bought the book on Amazon for $12 (shipped) earlier this year, but it's at $14 now. Price Fluctuation

Having a PDF of it, I can look at it on mobile without having to carry the book around.

u/MrSnare · 24 pointsr/bodybuilding

I thought not. It's not a story the Daily Discussion Thread would tell you. It's a r/bb legend. Darth Goobueis was a Dark Lord of the Gym, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the macronutrients to create muscle mass… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from going catabolic. The dark side of the Gym is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatty. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his mod-status, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentices everything he knew, then his apprentices slipped him some cardio in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from going catabolic, but not himself.

u/Randme · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Depends, do you think 1$ per serving is worth the extra stimulants? 8 cents per serving seems a lot more reasonable for just caffeine pills

u/acctmonkey · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

Here you go. 1,000 grams for 20 bucks.

NOW Foods Creatine Powder, 2.2 Pounds

At 5g/day, that's more than six months worth. A dime a day. Take the extra cash and buy chicken.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Here you go. I thought this was fairly well known...

u/nitetrain8 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

I don't go home for a pre-workout either. I just dump a scoop of whey, 2 scoops of PWO, and some Lo-Salt in a shaker bottle and head off to work, and fill it with water from the cooler at the end of the day.

Even easier, just get some caffeine pills. Much cheaper.

u/Issvor_ · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Any kind of nylon strap will be just fine. I've been using these for a few months.

u/KiaTheKing · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Here's a link to the book if you want the rest of the muscles explained

u/BlueJayy · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

BulkSupplements Pure Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder (1 Kilogram)

u/GiveMeSomeIhedigbo · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

It's no Inzer, but I picked up this belt from Amazon early this year when I wanted to upgrade from my shitty Valeo belt and it works great.

u/SigismundBT · 5 pointsr/bodybuilding

> Arnold's bodybuilding encyclopedia

this one you mean? link

u/Stinnett · 11 pointsr/bodybuilding

New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. Amazon link.

u/xenzor · 5 pointsr/bodybuilding

One of the guys on here has a bodybuilding book about eating 35 eggs a day. I bought it.

u/_sm7 · 0 pointsr/bodybuilding

Inzer or Schiek, but using them often will wear out the velcro. Schiek makes these alternative wrist wraps (similar to their straps, minus the actual strap) that would last longer if you use them on a daily basis (

u/rakendrachen · 0 pointsr/bodybuilding

I was going to say this, so here is a link

u/Renegade_Redditor · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Has anyone tried these? Have one guy suggest them to me in the gym and they are relatively inexpensive.

u/FKyle · 1 pointr/bodybuilding
There's also a youtube stream up search "mr olympia 2017 stream".

u/georgeorgeg · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Can you try to click the green button to watch from this link? Does this work?

u/wuhwuhwiener · 5 pointsr/bodybuilding

I have Strength Training Anatomy, which is pretty close

Edit: I also have becoming a supple leopard, which sounds retarded and is kind of a 'how to move correctly' manual. The combination of those two might be what you want.

u/WillieTheKid · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

In the past I would train: Sunday - Back, Monday - Chest, Tues - Legs, Wed - biceps, THurs - Shoulders/Triceps
And I would do 4 or 5 excercises of 3-4 sets for each.
It was just lots of reps/sets, lots of bullshit with no direction.

Then, I studied Dorian Yate's, and gave his "Blood N Guts" routine a try:

Then, I read this bood by Mike Mentzer:

I downloaded it on google play.
I highly recommend reading it so you apply the workouts correctly

My current routine:

  • I am listing the working sets - you can give yourself 1-2 light/easy warmup sets to get yourself mentally ready for the (1) working set

    Workout A
    Squats (Normal pace)
    1 set 12-20 reps

    Dips 1 set 6-10 reps
    (SLOW pace - 4 seconds up, 1-2 second pause at top, 4 seconds down)

    Underhand Lat Pulldowns 1 set 6-10reps (SLOW pace - 4,1-2,4)

    Workout B
    Deadlift 1x 12-16 reps (Normal Pace)

    Shoulder Press 1 set 6-10 reps (SLOW pace - 4,1-2,4)

    Standing Calf Raise 1 set 12-20 reps (SLOW pace - 4,1-2,4)

    I rotate between workout A and workout B every 5-7 days.
    Although there is only 1 working set per exercise - they are done very slow & controlled - very intense.
    AND they are done till complete failure - till you absolutely cannot move the weight anymore.
    Only allow a few minutes rest in between exercises, so that whole thing takes around 20 minutes or so.
    It doesnt matter how tired you are from the previous set - do not save your energy - the key is to shock your central nervous system with as few sets as possible in order to trigger the maximum growth response.
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/Moistcupcakee · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

creatine on amazon

if your worried about the price its $15 and will last you 4 months

u/GOOOODFUCKINGMORNING · 11 pointsr/bodybuilding

Thinking I can finally start calling myself an intermediate lifter. Going to soon end my current bro split (shoutout to Mike Matthews and his Bigger/Leaner/Stronger Program for helping me get started) and move into a PPLx2 routine that’s based on a GZCL type rep scheme. Sundays are my rest day, but if you’re lifting today I hope you kill it.