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: Lawrence Farncombe
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This book can be said to be the first all-in-one guide to competition for powerlifters. Created and developed by Great Britain’s head powerlifting coach, the 1RM Method is more than just a program it shows athletes step-by-step, how to take the guesswork out of determining the maximum load possible for a championship. The1RM method has been successfully used to help peak both novice and elite level powerlifters. This book offers a look into the mind-set and preparation of some of the World’s most elite lifters. Coach Farncombe interviews Ray Williams, Owen Hubbard, Kimberly Walford and Stephen “The Screamer” Manual.
Author: Brian Carroll
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Writing and Editing for Digital Media teaches students how to write effectively for digital spaces--whether writing for an app, crafting a story for a website, blogging, or using social media to expand the conversation. The lessons and exercises in each chapter help students build a solid understanding of the ways that digital communication has introduced opportunities for dynamic storytelling and multi-directional communication. With this accessible guide and accompanying website, students learn not only to create content, but also to become careful, creative managers of that content. Updated with contemporary examples and pedagogy, including examples from the 2016 presidential election, and an expanded look at using social media, the third edition broadens its scope, helping digital writers and editors in all fields, including public relations, marketing, and social media management. Based on Brian Carroll's extensive experience teaching a course of the same name, this revised and updated edition pays particular attention to opportunities presented by the growth of social media and mobile media. Chapters aim to: Assist digital communicators in understanding the socially networked, increasingly mobile, always-on, geomapped, personalized media ecosystems; Teach communicators to approach storytelling from a multimedia, multi-modal, interactive perspective; Provide the basic skill sets of the digital writer and editor, skill sets that transfer across all media and most communication and media industries, and to do so in specifically journalistic and public relations contexts; Help communicators to put their audiences first by focusing attention on user experience, user behavior, and engagement with their user bases; Teach best practices in the areas of social media strategy, management, and use.
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!
Author: Dolph Lundgren
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Health & Fitness
Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally-renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a lifetime of hard-fought experiences on-camera and off. Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and over 40 starring roles in classic action films. It’s a logical, fun, and surprisingly easy path to total fitness—whether you’re at the office, with friends, playing sports, or in class. This is the ultimate lifestyle to improve your health and build your physique! Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever—his autobiographical training guide—features weekly training programs, daily menu planners, guides to equipment and gear, fantastic photos from behind the scenes of Hollywood action movies, and more. DOLPH’S SPECIAL TIPS: 1. Briefing: The reasons you need to get fit 2. Mission: Personal training and health philosophy 3. Weaponry: How to best combine strength exercises, cardiovascular, and flexibility training 4. Special Ops: Stick to your goals even while away traveling 5. Fuel and supplies: The best foods and supplements to build your body 6. Fit forever: Stay in shape for the rest of your life! With detailed exercise plans and over 100 step-by-step photos, Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever is the kickass guide to building a body that will look great and make you feel even better—forever.
Author: John Gaglione
Release Date: 2015-12-05
With the growing popularity of barbell training gaining strength is becoming a more common goal for the masses. One might ask the question "How can I ensure I am doing everything in my power to get as strong possible in the most efficient way?" This book reveals everything someone needs to know to build a strength program that DELIVERS results! You'll get a complete X's and O's playbook on how to get stronger. No fluff, no theories that haven't been proven, just tried and tested principles and methods that have worked for ages. No longer be confused by the next training program that promises you strength. Fads come and go but the principles and methods found within this book are proven to work to add strength to all your major lifts, leading you to break your PRs time and time again. If you're looking to shatter some personal records, this is the guide to get you there.
Featuring 40 exercises, 127 workouts, and a full 15-week program, The Modern Art of High Intensity Training offers a visually stunning presentation of all things high intensity. Along with covering the five principles of high intensity training, its eye-catching illustrations convey the strength, power, and beauty of the movements.
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.
Riding the momentum of the Amazon bestselling Jailhouse Strong series, Josh Bryant and Adam benShea return to share a unique story about mentorship, legacy, and tradition. Told from the authors' point of view, the reader is introduced to the world of the fabled Tijuana Barbell Club, its unforgettable characters, and its distinctive method of muscle building. A collection of groundbreaking strength training methods are woven inside of a personal narrative about the golden age of physical culture at the Tijuana Barbell Club in Old Mexico. During their pursuit of high school athletic glory, the authors trained at a local gym. While working out, they meet a mysterious old lifter with a rich story to share and a legacy to be passed along. Through an ongoing dialogue, the stranger becomes a mentor and tells them about the training system utilized by the legendary group of bouncers and strongmen of the Tijuana Barbell Club. Each conversation reveals another segment of the lost art of physical culture from Old Mexico. This includes Wave Loading Programs, intervals specific to bar fighting, the introduction of the rigorous Seven Day Shock Method, and many other unique training protocols. The Saga of the Tijuana Barbell Club brings you into a forgotten history of strength and dispenses lessons on lifting and living which will serve you in the gym, on the street, and throughout your journey.
Author: Richard Schuller
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Powerlifting training can skyrocket a man's strength, health and confidence. This book is for the mature athlete or fitness enthusiast who wants to experience the huge benefits of power training. Competing is optional.For mature athletes, there are always some risks associated with lifting "big iron". Great gains are possible if an athlete follows the "training smart" system in this book. Training smart involves three distinct things: mastering the athletic skills needed in powerlifting; doing sport specific conditioning; and mastering proper lifting technique.The author, a retired scientist, has been lifting weights for 60 years. He began his powerlifting career at age 48 and competed at the national and international level for 25 years. During his life, he has competed in eight different organized sports. Based on extensive research and his long career, in this 300-page book, the author provides detailed instructions on how to master the skills of strength needed for heavy lifting; a unique conditioning program to reduce the chance of injury; extremely detailed instruction (with pictures) for properly performing the squat, bench press and deadlift; and five complete training routines for the squat, bench press and deadlift, along with dozens of tips on building a powerful body over age 50. These are probably the most detailed instructions on optimal lifting technique available anywhere.In addition, the author provides detailed instruction on the mental approach to training, nutrition, injury management, plus training plans and a full chapter on how to prepare for and compete in a powerlifting meet.An Amazon review of the authors book Mastering the Squat (5 star rating) "This book is a gem... Great workout programs. Probably the most practical guide on squats written out there...."
Author: Jim Madden
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Health & Fitness
K. Black’s Tactical Barbell and Tactical Barbell II compose a ground breaking multi-dimensional fitness system designed specifically for operational athletes. Not only has the Tactical Barbell system helped countless operational athletes step up their strength and conditioning game, but mix martial artists, endurance athletes, and recreational fitness enthusiasts of all sorts have adopted these principles in order to achieve high levels of achievement across the fitness spectrum. In Tactical Barbell Presents: Ageless Athlete, Jim Madden hones the Tactical Barbell system to fit the needs of trainees who have reached middle age and beyond. Programs geared at older populations typically aim at maintaining basic levels of fitness and general well-being. While that is all well and good, Tactical Barbell Presents: Ageless Athlete doesn’t assume that you need to settle for less just because you are now on the other side of forty. Using the Tactical Barbell system, Madden lays out how you can build and maintain outstanding levels of strength and conditioning at any age. In Tactical Barbell Presents: Ageless Athlete you will find extensive discussions of how to avoid the psychological pitfalls that lead many older trainees to sell themselves short, multiple new strength templates built on Operator and Zulu from Tactical Barbell, a method for planning recovery days/weeks, templates for incorporating accessory lifts and kettlebells, methods for testing strength progress, a standard base building template tailored for the ageless athlete, diet tips, and recommendations for long term persistence. Whether you have reached middle age or not, it is never too early to start training like an ageless athlete.
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: 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
SUPER SQUATS...the runaway #1 bestseller at IRONMAN books every single month since it was added to the list! "SUPER SQUATS" is, quite simply, the best book ever written in the field of muscle building."--John McCallum (author of the KEYS TO PROGRESS series). "SUPER SQUATS"...is magnificent!...I wholeheartedly recommend you to get this book."--from review by Stuart McRobert in THE HARDGAINER (September 1988). "...a marvelous piece of work"--Chester O. Teegarden, former Associate Editor, IRON MAN. "SUPER SQUATS" is a well-written, extremely interesting & informative...impeccably documented."--from review by Bill Starr in IRONSPORT (June 1989). "If you are looking for unbelievably fast gains in muscle size & strength, this is your book. It's also your book if you are interested in some colorful Iron Game history, or need sound advice on anything from how to equip a home gym to how to psyche up for heavy lifts...Besides being brutally effective & drug-free, this approach to muscle building presents a clear alternative to programs built around complicated machines & exotic food supplements...rest assured that you're not being duped with some half-baked scam."--from review in MUSCLEMAG INTERNATIONAL (June 1990).