Thread: Arnolds encyclopedia of bb
06-21-2005, 04:30 AM #1
Arnolds encyclopedia of bb
I really like this book, it has some good info, most of it I already know but its written in a way that is very interesting to read, some good pics in there too!
I reccomend it to everyone, begginers and experts, the first ones can use it for learning and the others for motivation!
Props to Arnold!
06-21-2005, 04:34 AM #2
This was on eof my first reads when I stepped into bb.. Great read but understand that some of the info is pretty old school.
06-21-2005, 04:38 AM #3Originally Posted by bor
Uhhh..... Can you say OVERTRAIN????
Most of the info in that book is from the 70's and 80's. I like the pics though.
06-21-2005, 04:47 AM #4
06-21-2005, 05:11 AM #5Originally Posted by alphaman
06-21-2005, 05:20 AM #6
iv got it to good read....long thow
06-21-2005, 06:29 AM #7
06-21-2005, 06:37 AM #8Junior Member
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so is there an updated bodybuilding book out there yet?
06-21-2005, 07:26 AM #9
that book is a beginner book, nothing that is in it is new to anyone who has been around more than a year or so.. the pics are ok, it just proves that columbo is better than ahnold.. but far as being a great BBin tool for anyone past beginner, it isnt that great at all..
06-21-2005, 08:33 AM #10Originally Posted by alphaman
06-21-2005, 08:35 AM #11Originally Posted by testo200
06-21-2005, 08:45 AM #12Originally Posted by Prime
I have "Brawn". It's got some good info. Def altrernative. There's a follow-up called, "Beyond Brawn".
06-21-2005, 09:53 AM #13Originally Posted by alphaman
06-21-2005, 10:20 AM #14
Yeah, it's worth reading, but get, "Beyond Brawn", it's basically just an updated version.
One thing I don't like is the author, Stuart McRobert, is an extreme hardgainer, and is very jealous of the gentically blessed. He badmouths steroid users almost to the point of saying that they don't even have to train to get a great physique, that it's all about the drugs. But there is enough good stuff to justify reading it. There's an emphasis on becoming stronger and stronger, and since it's for hardgainers, the strategies are very detailed. I think it would be beneficial to anyone. You just have to weed out the badmouthing. It pumped my ego up- according to him, I'm truly genetcally blessed!
06-21-2005, 10:25 AM #15
once in a while i go back and take a look into the bible myself. was motivational when i first got into it as well.
06-21-2005, 10:39 AM #16
yeah, i just like looking at the pictures, and reading what exercises are better for mass, or thickeness, and such!
06-21-2005, 11:18 AM #17
The modern encyclopedia of BB by Arnold was the first book i got when i started working out. I heard about it coming out and went to the book store soon as it was released. I think that was 1998. Great book
06-21-2005, 11:21 AM #18
The secret to arnolds success was a lot of salt in his diet.
06-21-2005, 05:53 PM #19Member
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I bought it years ago. Excellent read indeed!
06-21-2005, 08:39 PM #20
Good read, I love Arnold's book. He is da man
06-22-2005, 04:25 AM #21
this book is the bible of everything bodybuilding...
may be old but outdated?? some of the stuff may be but the exercise profiles and bulking diets he has on there are great for anyone i think.
cutting diets include milk which may be different from todays standard...but overall the best "book" on bodybuilding id say.
i love reading it, i picture arnold talking when i read it...its like hes personally training me
06-22-2005, 11:55 AM #22
Arnolds encyclopedia of bodybuilding is an awsome source for anyone who is interested in the sport. The movie pumpimg Iron is great to. A classic!
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