10/20/Life Second Edition If you like Starting Strength or 5/3/1, you''re going to LOVE 10/20/Life! What is 10/20/Life? 10-and-20 weeks at a time, for a lifetime of positive momentum in training and in LIFE. This philosophy is a life-long approach for any level of lifter or athlete. Many recreational lifters utilize the protocols in this book to have a better plan in the gym, with no plans to ever compete. On the other hand, many competitive lifters from Beginner to Pro use this approach with great success! From The Author, Brian Carroll: "With 10/20/Life, my objective is to teach you to get the results you want by coaching yourself-the same way a superior coach would take you through an individualized program in a great gym. We start out with a thorough examination of your weak points because that''s how quality coaching works. The idea is to show you what to program, and when, based on your weaknesses in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. This sounds simple, but it''s something most people don''t even consider, much less put into practice. From there, the 10/20/Life system takes you through the best injury-preventative warm-up in the industry, followed by a comprehensive layout of coaching cues for each individual lift. From start to finish, you''ll learn what to look for and what to do, and you''ll learn the reasoning behind all of it. By the time you''re finished working your way through these materials, you''ll be able to coach yourself, and others, like a pro." Learn to be your own coach, attack your weaknesses and utilize a proven philosophy that is a guide to permanent success. This book includes a comprehensive WEAK POINT CHART and WARM-UP INDEX that teach you how to assess your own training and PRESCRIBE THE EXERCISES YOU NEED. 20 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND TRIALS distilled into a program you can actually use! The plan is an easy five-step process: 1. Choose your schedule. (3 different) 2. Determine your weak points in the main lifts. (use the coaching guide to correct form) 3. Use the Weak Point and Assistance Exercise indexes to custom design your own program. (pick your assistance work as specified in the Weak Point index) 4. Follow the warm-up protocol listed. (4 parts, super easy and custom) 5. Determine your level of readiness, then train according to the system''s RPE plan for that day or if you''re in precontest, you go off of percentages. (this all depends on where you are in your phase of training) Just a few of the sizable additions to this "second edition" physical copy: * New chapter "Deload" * New chapter "Establishing a baseline" * New chapter "Speed work" Other updated features include: * A reintroduction of the 10/20/Life philosophy and update with AMAZING testimonials - male and female, raw and equipped. * The 5 main principles of 10/20/Life * How do you gain a mental edge? Tips to do so * What 10/20/Life is NOT - putting to rest speculation * RPE - a different approach * Nutrition - a closer look with detail * Coaching cues updated and expanded * Weak point index updated and expanded * Combo day updated and modified * Step-by-step set-up and the pro''s and con''s of a "wide base bench" vs the "traditional tucked" approach * New offseason training split "Jumbo Day" for those with little to no time to train or those who can''t recover between sessions with a typical split or even the "combo day" * All new pictures and charts throughout the entire book * Percentages for pre-contest modified and addressed with suggestions * Many new exercise and section "breakouts" for explanations of movement, an important note, or simply a summary of the section * FAQ section with 15 of the most commonly asked questions. And so much more!
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness
If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. I'm pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third world village. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.) You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks. This book reveals secrets like... The 6 biggest myths and mistakes of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.) How to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by spending no more than 5 percent of your time each day. The 4 laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to get big once you know what you're doing... How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism that burns up fat quickly and leaves you feeling full of energy all day long. The carefully-selected exercises that deliver MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, and bulging biceps. A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would've wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report from the author called "The Year One Challenge." In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training. By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!). Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!
Author: Todd C. Henry
Release Date: 2015-09-12
Strength training has become a divided activity. Bodybuilding, powerlifting, cross fit, Olympic weightlifting, you name it. Where there is a category, there are respective silos with entire communities, industries and rules institutionalizing it. Somewhere along the way, specific goals and agendas diluted the overall benefits of simple, effective weight training and the end result is an array of imbalanced lifters. Bodybuilders with superhuman physiques who can't squat 2x their body weight, powerlifters who can squat 4x body weight but can't tie their shoes, cross fitters with "functional" strength but the maximal strength of a retired marathon runner, and so on. The Powerbuilding Blueprint takes a step back from this nonsense and outlines a training method, a blueprint, for using basic, multi-joint movements to build maximal strength, and various assistance and accessory (isolation) lifts to stimulate hypertrophy, together. More basically, it combines the most effective training strategies for powerlifting and bodybuilding, in each workout, to maximize muscle size and strength gains from your time spent in the gym. It also produces incredibly well-rounded strength athletes.
Author: William Smith
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
The coaching you need to build strength, maximum muscle growth and power. Experts agree the fastest and most effective way to build strength and increase muscle mass is to lift weights. Written by top strength training professionals, Strength Training Bible is the comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to mastering the basics of weight lifting and barbell training. Divided by fitness levels, Strength Training Bible shows you how to craft powerful workouts that are tailored to your unique goals. Designed to minimize risk and maximize results, the Strength Training Bible program combines the best elements of strength training and weight lifting in a program you can do at home or in the gym. With the Strength Training Bible program you will: - Build muscle and definition - Increase endurance and energy - Achieve perfect form with detailed, step-by-step exercise instructions - Turn your home work space or garage into a fully functional weight room - Reach long-time fitness goals and maintain definition year-round - Get the body you’ve always wanted—in record time! Stop looking for the “perfect program” and start working towards your goals with an exercise regimen created to help you reach the next level in physical fitness. It’s time to take the first step towards your physical peak with Strength Training Bible! Guided instructional videos, community, and expert support for this book available at GetFitNow.com and on Facebook at GetFitNowdotcom.
LEARN HOW TO USE THE WESTSIDE/CONJUGATE METHODS FOR RAW POWERLIFTING This bundle includes THREE books, plus a bonus section for frequently asked questions about using the Westside system for raw lifting. You get: "Powerlifting: The Westside System For Raw Lifting". The original #1 best selling short guide detailing what EXACT adjustments to make to the Westside system for raw lifting. "Westside for Raw Powerlifting: Periodization 101". Learn how to structure a complete training cycle using a simplified form of block periodization...done the Westside/Conjugate way. BONUS: "The Ultimate Weight Cutting Protocol". How to effectively cut 8-10 pounds in 1 week for your next powerlifting meet. Done in the SAFEST, EASIEST way possible with NO drugs and NO supplements. BONUS: An extensive list of frequently asked questions asked by actual Amazon readers about using Westside for raw lifting. Cut down your learning time on how to train your raw lifts correctly using Westside. BUY NOW FOR ONLY $14.97, AND DISCOVER THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY OF USING THE WESTSIDE / CONJUGATE SYSTEM FOR RAW POWERLIFTING!
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
For fans of The Hunger Games, Battlestar Galactica, and Blade Runner comes the first book in the Partials Sequence, a fast-paced, action-packed, and riveting sci-fi teen series, by acclaimed author Dan Wells. Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war's origin that she never knew to ask. Playing on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilization, Partials is, at its heart, a story of survival, one that explores the individual narratives and complex relationships of those left behind, both humans and Partials alike—and of the way in which the concept of what is right and wrong in this world is greatly dependent on one's own point of view. Supports the Common Core State Standards
Author: Chad Wesley Smith
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Are you ready to improve your performance in the gym and on the field? How would you feel with a more explosive, stronger, better conditioned body? Do you want to be the most dominant athlete possible? Click the cover of The Juggernaut Method 2.0 above to download a FREE 15 page preview of the book that is sure to change everything, again! If you don’t use a program that properly combines speed and strength development with mobility and conditioning, you are failing to achieve peak performance and unnecessarily exposing yourself to injury. A Training Program Unparalleled In Its Ability To Enhance Your Performance The Juggernaut Method 2.0 is the follow-up to the best selling Juggernaut Method ebook and includes all the programming and details that helped send 8 players to the NFL and 22 more to Division 1 universities in 2012 alone. The Juggernaut Method 2.0 is not just a sets and reps program to help your squat, bench and deadlift skyrocket, it is also a guide to sprint/jump training, medicine ball throws and sport specific energy system training to turn you into an athletic powerhouse. The Juggernaut Method 2.0 is over 100 pages worth of physical preparation material geared at making you the fastest, strongest, most powerful and well conditioned athlete possible. In this informative ebook, you’ll learn the following... INTRODUCTION AND PHILOSOPHY -The foundational ideas of athletic performance training -The value of submaximal training and results driven progress THE PROGRAM -Explanation and outline of the different phases of The Juggernaut Method -How to progress through each training session and from one training wave to the next -The percentage, set and rep schemes that have produced champion strength athletes and All-Americans across a variety of sports WARM-UPS -Specific warm-ups to prepare you for training sessions with a variety of emphasis and goals -Video demonstrations of every warm-up maneuver and technique ALTERNATE PERIODIZATION MODELS -The Inverted Juggernaut Method -Undulating Periodization Model -The Juggernaut Method and The 9 Day Work Week ASSISTANCE WORK -Assistance training aimed at every physical goal -Weighted dip and chin-up programs to build tremendous relative strength SPEED/POWER WORK -How to organize sprint training for maximum acceleration, speed and change of direction performance -Jump training to enhance rate of force development and explosive strength -Medicine ball throws to improve total body coordination and explosive power with video demonstrations and explanations of each throwing variation CONDITIONING -How to increase your alactic capacity, aerobic capacity and lactic capacity -How to manipulate conditioning to enhance your recovery -Specific Football conditioning program TJM2.0 FOR POWERLIFTING AND STRONGMAN -Proper peaking strategies to ensure you are your strongest on the day of the meet -Implementing strongman event training into your TJM program -Periodization schemes for Strongman events NUTRITION -Dietary guidelines for mass gain, body recompisition and fat loss -Juggernaut’s favorite recipes with macronutrient breakdowns The information in this product outlines all of the details of athlete’s training at Juggernaut which they pay up to $1000/month for. TONS OF VIDEOS -These videos will allow you to see what you should and shouldn’t be doing to ensure you are doing things exactly correctly. This program gives you everything necessary to build your own athletic and strength training programs: Sets, reps, rest periods, special exercises, the works!
As a physical therapist, coach, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Aaron Horschig began to notice the same patterns in athletes over and over. Many of them seemed to pushed themselves as athletes in the same ways they push themselves out in the real world. Living in a performance-based society, Dr. Horschig saw many athletes who seemed to not only want to be bigger and stronger but to get there faster. This mentality ultimately led to injuries and setbacks, preventing athletes from reaching their full potential. Now, after developing unique and easy-to-use techniques on how to train and move well, Dr. Horschig shares his invaluable insights with readers in The Squat Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Squat and Finding Your True Strength. This detailed plan enables you to unearth the various weak spots within your body-the areas that leave you in pain and hinder your ability to perform-and completely change your approach to athleticism. Discover new strength, new power, and astounding potential you never knew you possessed. As the founder of SquatUniversity.com, Dr. Horschig knows that when you transform the way you work out, you transform your body-and your life.
Author: Thomas R. Baechle
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness
Bring the benefits of strength training to seniors—regardless of their fitness levels—with Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults, Second Edition. This resourcecontains the information and tools you need to educate, motivate, and assist older adults in committing to and benefiting from individualized strength training programs. Baechle and Westcott, leading authorities in fitness and strength training, offer information and guidance based on their combined 50-plus years of experience as strength training athletes, coaches, instructors, and researchers. The authors’ summaries of current research will update your knowledge of the specific health benefits of strength training for senior populations, including those with chronic conditions. Guidelines for senior strength training provide a basis for your program design, and recommendations for program modifications will assist you in constructing strength training programs that meet each client’s needs, abilities, and limitations. Previously published as Strength Training for Seniors,this new edition has been retooled to assist health and fitness instructors at health clubs, YMCAs, community centers, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other organizations in helping older adults obtain the far-reaching benefits of strength training. Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults includes these updates: A new chapter on sport conditioning programs, which provides specific strength training exercises to boost performance and reduce risk of injury for older runners, cyclists, swimmers, skiers, golfers, tennis players, rowers, rock climbers, hikers, softball players, and triathletes Updated research regarding program design and performance for special populations, including seniors with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, low-back pain, balance issues, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, frailty, and poststroke impairments Updated nutrition information and specific nutrition guidelines to help seniors properly fuel their bodies for aerobic exercise, muscle building, and daily living Precise illustrations and biomechanically sound instructions for exercises that use resistance machines, free weights, body weight, elastic bands, and balls help you review proper techniques and provide your clients with clear explanations. Unique teaching scripts offer strategies for communicating information that will help your clients avoid errors that cause injury or reduce the effectiveness of the exercise. Use the sample 10-week workout to help your beginning clients establish a foundation of muscle strength to improve everyday tasks and increase cardiovascular capability. You’ll also find intermediate and advanced workout programs focused on increasing muscle size, strength, and endurance along with specific considerations for older adults at each fitness level. In addition, practical methods for client assessment assist you in measuring muscle strength, hip and trunk flexibility, and body composition; guidelines also help your clients assess their own progress. Featuring principles, protocols, and adaptations, Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adultshas everything you need for designing and directing sensible strength training programs for seniors. Information is presented progressively, making it easy to apply for fitness and health care professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences. In addition, numerous references for each topic offer starting points for further study, and tables, figures, and logs provide guidance in exercise program design and education for your clients. Substantial research has shown that strength training can reverse many of the degenerative processes associated with aging and reduce the risk and severity of several health problems common among older adults. Use the information and tools in Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adultsto help your senior clients understand the benefits of strength training, overcome their intimidation, and commit to a training program that will enable them to enjoy a more vibrant and active lifestyle.
Author: Stuart McGill
Release Date: 2009
If you want to know why, how and when specific back exercises work and how to design a logical progression, this is the book for you! This fourth edition includes an update of the science that author Stuart McGill's team has been able to significantly develop over the past couple of years. The team studied elite strongman competitors, adding unique insights about performance that McGill wanted to include in this edition. This book also provides information to help design appropriate exercise programs for the back. You will learn how to assess the demands of individual activites or sports and identify the critical components in your patient's back. Also covered are performance enhancement programs for athletes recognizing and re-patterning perturbed motor programs. Stability, endurance, strength, power and agility training are also included.
Author: Stoppani, Jim
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Whether you seek fat loss and lean muscle development or mass development and strength improvement, this comprehensive guide with 382 exercises and 116 ready-to-use workouts featuring the most popular training equipment (free weights, TRX, BOSU, kettlebells, and body weight) will position you for success.
Author: Ian McDowell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2006-03-09
Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of the actual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.
Are you ready for the next level in powerlifting training? Are you tired of programs that leave you coming up short on meet day? How about getting the leg up on your competition with the tried and true “Old School” methods of powerlifting, with a modern application? You need a program that covers every aspect of strength training and leaves no doubt that your progress will be 100% real strength, and can be applied to both a raw or geared powerlifter. Sadly, many programs focus on one or the other, and others leave raw lifters broken down, and for that matter some geared lifters as well. Too many programs emphasize the “PR” in the gym. While PR’s are extremely important, there is nowhere more important than on the platform. The Most Fun You Will Have Training For Powerlifting The Cube Method is the powerlifting training program that has taken athlete after athlete to the next level of strength. Powerlifters have been hitting PR after PR taking their strength to levels previously not thought possible. The Cube Method is not just another powerlifting program. It combines and rotates Heavy Days, Rep Days, and Explosive Days in a way that has never been done before. Time to take the guesswork out of powerlifting training. In the revolutionary Cube E-book you will learn.... The Journey to the Cube -How the Cube method was formed -Why it became the training method of Elite Level Powerlifter Brandon Lilly, and numerous other powerlifters . The Method Behind the Cube -Explanation of the program and the secret to the unique rotation of training modes. -Get set up on your own Cube rotation to maximize strength, and preparedness. Gym Training -Learn how to rethink what strength is. It’s not just 1 Rep PR’s that matter. We find ways to set PR’s for weight, reps, time, and speed. -How to rotate the training waves of each of the main lifts -Proper weight, rep and set schemes needed in order to make you the very best powerlifting you can be. Assistance Work -Assistance work takes a huge role on the Cube Method. We set up assistance to absolutely maximize future barbell lifts -Find out how to maximize certain assistance exercises in order to get the most benefit from them. Warm Ups -How to warm up properly in order to prevent injury and prime your body for training. Conditioning -Use the sled and Prowler to build strength, size and a powerful physique that reflects your strength The Cube Method is a comprehensive program that will help you take out all of the uncertainty in your training and finally give you a definitive program to help you to achieve your goals! THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE OF A 10 YEAR CAREER IN POWERLIFTING The Cube Method has given me the greatest Multi-Ply, and Raw Totals in my career. Here is a short list of my powerlifting career: -Member of the 1000 lbs. Squat, 800lbs. Bench, and 800 lbs. Deadlift Club -Trained at both Westside Barbell, Lexen Xtreme Barbell alongside some of the greatest lifters in the world. -Competed for 9 years in all specialties from Raw, Single Ply, and Multi-Ply -Totaled Elite in 5 weight classes (220,242,275,308, and SHW) -Totaled 2,204 lbs. raw ranking 16th All-Time regardless of weight. One of 19 men ever to total over 2,200 lbs. raw. -Totaled 2,530 lbs. Multi-Ply What does that mean? All of that knowledge and training experience has come together in The Cube Method. I wish I had a program like this when I coming up in powerlifting. I would have avoided injury, and burnout. This is the best advice I have to offer based on all the lessons I have learned, in one place, for you. The Cube Method has allowed my training to make me the strongest, most conditioned and explosive I have ever been! Not to mention all of the Cube lifters who are continuously smashing PR’s!