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    ManLondon is offline Second Set
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    Best Book On Muscle Gain / Bulk Up

    What is the best book that you have ever read that helped you in Muscle gain or bulk up? And why?

    Let me start.I have not read many books on the subject but I liked "The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle". Why? Because it really showed me the importance of basic, compound and core excercises.
    Last edited by ManLondon; Jun. 18/06 at 01:45 AM.

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    Loads O Fire is offline First Set
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    I haven't read any, I find that forums like this are much more worth while. Since you can ask questions. You can't have a conversation with a book last time I checked.

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    Cynic is offline Needs to Deload
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    Book of Muscle
    New Rules of Lifting
    Scrawny to Brawny

    These are the ones I hear about alot.

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    fitwes16 is offline First Set
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    Serious Strength Training

    It's like the lifting bible check it out it will teach you everything you want to know. i am not sure of the author but it shows a big black guy on the front curling.

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    khalid is offline Registered User
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    "From Scrawny to Brawny"

    - really good book that teaches you everything you need to know!

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    ManLondon is offline Second Set
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    Come on guys let us make sticky out of it.
    Please refer some good books. It would be such a useful thread.

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    stroutman81 is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Brawn
    Awesome Abs (technical read)
    Strength Training Anatomy
    Loaded Guns
    The New Encylopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
    Scrawny to Brawny
    The Poloquin Principles
    Understanding Bodybuilding Nutrition and Training
    Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
    Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill (technical read)
    Get Buffed

    Anything by Charles Poloquin, Ian King, Tom Venuto, John Berardi, Paul Chek, Charles Staley, Chris Aceto, Mel Siff and I am sure I am forgetting people, is def. worth a read.

    I have a library of books, this were just some standouts that you should start out with.

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    ManLondon is offline Second Set
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    Thanks very much strout.

    Do the mods think we should make a sticky out of it? It makes it visible and easier for people to continue to add to the thread.

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    newf is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle

    Good book for newbies. I have a copy.

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    swans05 is offline Second Set
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    chad waterbury has a book coming out soon which will be unreal and look out for a book by coach christpher sommer on gymnastic training for muscle building type benefits or something like that...ideal for those with not a lot of wts at home

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    ManLondon is offline Second Set
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    I would like to say thanks to all the people who recommended me "Scrawny to Brawny". I havent finished it as yet, only 200 pages into it - and I like this book very much. I would also recommend this book to people trying to bulk up.

    This book is also helping me in my Shoulder Impingement which has been keeping me away from gym for over 2 months.

    I also read book "The Hardgainer's Body Building Handbook: Powerful Secrets for Unleashing Your Muscle Mass Fast"
    I would not really recommend this book unless you like a book with lots of pictures showing you how to do various excercises.
    The only thing I learned from this book was Periodisation - apart from that it was a disappointment. I was expecting better from Hugo Rivera.

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    niceone is offline Third Set
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    Gaining Mass - Anthony Ellis.
    Perfect for those starting out. A solid base of knowledge which is easy to read and well organized.

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