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    1. The Plane Truth for Golfers
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    2. Strength Training Anatomy
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    3. Stretching: 20th Anniversary (Stretching)
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    4. Men's Health: The Book of Muscle--The
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    5. The Keys to the Effortless Golf
    $14.95
    6. Coaching Youth Basketball: A Baffled
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    7. Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals
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    8. New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic
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    9. Total Strength Training for Women
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    10. The Triathlete's Training Bible
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    11. Blackboard Strategies: Over 200
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    13. Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance
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    14. Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete
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    15. The Cyclist's Training Bible
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    17. Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
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    1. The Plane Truth for Golfers
    by McGraw-Hill
    Paperback (03 March, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Plane truth
    This book gives you a clear understanding of two different methods of swinging a club. Decide on one or the other and stick with the drills appropriate to that particular swing plane and you will see a definite improvement.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best instruction book for all golfers
    This is the book that will answer the question of why you struggle with your golf swing and what to do about it.Discover what kind of swing, one plane or two plane, best fits your strength, flexibility, and timing then follow the proper fundamentals.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
    This is an excellent book. Like many of the reviewers, I have been frustrated over the years by the contradictory recommendations of the various teachers, teaching methods and authors. Nicklaus and Hogan say keep the ball in the same position off your left instep for all clubs. Harvey Penick, Tommy Armour (and Jim Hardy) say move it back as you go from driver to the short irons. Byron Nelson and Harvey Penick say you should stand as close to the ball as possible. A recent instructor told me to stand further away and lean over more. What's going on? Now I know. Different types of swings have different requirements. I quickly realized that I had been wandering back and forth between the two types of swings, sometimes hitting good shots and having a good round, sometimes even a good week, but soon losing it. Jim Hardy gives advice that is specific to the two types of swing. My only complaint is that there is not enough information to determine what type of swing would work best for me, but I was so impressed by the book that I bought the tapes. He must have realized that this was a weakness of the book. In the first tape, Hardy has Tom Pernice, Jr. demonstrate the amount of shoulder turn necessary for the one plane swing: the left shoulder has to be able to turn right under the chin, the right shoulder pointing up at the sky. I'm afraid that I'm just not this limber (I could never do yoga with my friends who are into it). So my decision seems to be made. This didn't surprise me too much, because in the past couple of weeks, I've been trying both types of swing, and while I never slice with the one plane and I've hit some great shots, I don't seem to hit it quite as far (and I've hit a few vicious hooks with it). The two plane swing it will have to be. ... Read more

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    2. Strength Training Anatomy
    by Human Kinetics Publishers
    Paperback (04 November, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent strength training reference manual
    I work out regularly, and when doing strength training, I frequently have questions about which muscles I am working, whether I am performing the moves with correct form, etc.I decided to read this book after reading the author's companion work, Women's Strength Training Anatomy, which focuses on lower body only, whereas this volume offers a full-body review.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Strength Training Anatomy
    Excellent strength training manual. I actually own the original version, but just had to buy the revised one as well. Do not regret the decision. This a clear, concise, well-laid out guide to weight training. I've been lifting for 9 years so I'm pretty advanced. Since I need to change my routines every 4-6 weeks, I always look to this handy book to put together new ones.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!
    I use this book when I strength train and absolutely love it!! Recommend it to anyone. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anatomy    2. Bodybuilding & Weight Training    3. Muscle strength    4. Muscles    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Weight training    8. Fitness training   


    3. Stretching: 20th Anniversary (Stretching)
    by Shelter Publications
    Paperback (June, 2000)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    This book was exactly what I was looking for.I play softball regularly and am approaching the age of 50, and I was looking for specific stretches to help me prepare to play.The book contains specific instructions and illustrations and is easy to folllow.Their are specific stretches to help with all kinds of activities, and the author has a long history of working with athletes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable to fitness for all ages and sports.
    In the good old days of typewriters, carbon papers, and stencil sheets, literary authorship served society at highest ethical, scientific, and artistic standards. In contrast, today's word processors and graphic software attracted to the field of book publishing plenty of con artists and commercial profiteers. This book on stretching by Anderson demonstrates the utmost dedication of its author to public welfare. Without sophisticated cameras or elegant graphing capabilities, the author was able to present all aspects of motion of human stretching by relying on hand-drawn sketches.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential to workout injury free
    It you enjoy running, walking of jogging you must stretch. If you like weightlifting you must stretch. If you play any kind of sport,.. again you must stretch. And guess what if you are not currently engaged in any physical activity, still will benefit a lot from stretching.
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    Subjects:  1. Athletic Training And Conditioning    2. Consumer Health    3. Exercise    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. Stretching exercises    7. Exercise & workout books    8. Sports & Outdoor Recreation   


    4. Men's Health: The Book of Muscle--The World's Most Complete Guide to Building Your Body
    by Rodale Press
    Hardcover (October, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1579547699
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good job
    The authors do a very good job of explaining how your body, and more importantly, your muscles work, all with their "Men's Health" flare. The beginning of the book goes over a foundation of your muscles and the different types, which really set the tone for the rest of the book. Later in the book, they do go into specific detail on exercises and do's & dont's for beginners, intermediates, and advanced situations, so all of their bases are covered. They have seperate chapters for all muscles groups and great pictures to help visualize.
    5-0 out of 5 stars You've got to read this book!
    I received this book as a gift. There are quite a few books on this subject on the market and this one is the best. I too could not put it down and finished it in 3 days. It's a huge book, a great resource that is well researched and written.. I have a few friends who've purchased this book and really loved it too. I can highly recommend this book
    1-0 out of 5 stars Are you kidding?
    I purchased this book based upon the 50+ positive reviews and must say, I am disppointed. I will get right down to it. When referencing select muscle groups like shoulders, this book lists EVERY exercise that effects the muscle group and not the exercises that have a direct impact. For example, for shoulder exercises it lists Bench Press. The primary muscle group for Bench Press is the CHEST with the Shoulders being indirectly affected. The Bench Press should not even be in this category. This happens over and over whne discussing various muscle groups and it can lead a beginning weight lifter to have a strong misunderstaing of strength training.
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    Subjects:  1. Bodybuilding    2. Bodybuilding & Weight Training    3. Consumer Health    4. Diet / Health / Fitness    5. Exercise    6. Men's Health    7. Physical fitness    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation   


    5. The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing: Curing Your Hit Impulse in Seven Simple Lessons
    by Atheneum Books
    Paperback (November, 1985)
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    Sales Rank: 9697
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Concise little must-have book
    If you are lucky enough to have a copy of "How to Perfect Your Golf Swing" by Jimmy Ballard and this wonderful little Effortless Golf Swing book by Michael McTeigue, just combine the instruction of both books to have a golf swing that gets results on the course.Do yourself and your golf game a favor and buy this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Golf Instruction Book
    This book is beautifully constructed, concise, gracefully written, and should be of immense help to most golfers.If you've read Ernest Jones, Percy Boomer, or Jimmy Ballard (for example) and enjoyed the insights but found it difficult to transfer the written word to your swing, try "The Keys ...": You will read a book that may finally lead you to improve your game.My swing improved markedly after I came to understand author McTeigue's "lighthouse turn" (Lesson Two: Momentum).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gem in The Rough
    I became a golf nut four years ago and I have bought every golf "training aid" and how-to book I have come across.I have closets filled with training vests, videos, and swing trainers.Then I found this book, it shaved ten points off my score, and has been my only coach for six months now.It has given me a frame-work to let me know what I am doing wrong and how to fix it.Until I "go pro" this is all I'll need. It is really a remarkable book. ... Read more

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    6. Coaching Youth Basketball: A Baffled Parent's Guide
    by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    Paperback (24 August, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A PRACTICAL AND QUICK STUDY GUIDE
    I played a lot of basketball before taking on coaching my 6 year olds' team, but I had never coached.I digested the basics of this book in about an hour and it was a roadmap to get me started.I keep reading and using it as the season progresses.Very very good for first-time coaches for kids leagues of about 5-13 years old.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Only One Book Needed
    I struggled looking for a book written for the experienced youth coach who doesn't know much about basketball.I coach four youth sports, but I never played organized basketball.I was at a loss for drills, plays and defensive philosophies.This book gave me a huge head start and Coach Faucher's style is easy and right for the kids.I enjoy planning and running my basketball practices far more than any other sport now.Thanks Coach Faucher.Do you have one for football, . . baseball, . . soccer??????

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not Rocket Science
    I read this book because I thought that it would help me coach a group of 5th graders in the fundamentals of basketball.I did not learn anything new after reading this book, but I also have played basketball for many years.What was valuable to me was the drills made available.If you know nothing of basketball you'll appreciate this book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Basketball for children    4. Coaching    5. Parenting - General    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Training    9. Youth league basketball    10. Sports & Recreation / General   


    7. Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
    by Fireside
    Paperback (20 September, 1985)
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    Isbn: 0671612972
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Ben Hogan's premise in this 1957 classic is driven home in bold letters: "THE AVERAGE GOLFER IS ENTIRELY CAPABLE OF BUILDING A REPEATING SWING AND BREAKING 80." Religions are founded on less, and Hogan's detailed analyses and illustrated demonstrations of grip, stance, posture, and the two basic components of the swing make up a sacred book. Though its very simplicity seems dated, this is the tome of technique that should serve as the foundation of every golf library. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful to the beginner
    For someone new to the game, this book is fantastic.Very few instructional volumes will successfully tell you how a particular technique -feels-.The examples start with the grip, in which the illustrations show you (and the text accurately describes) precisely what it is that you're searching for in terms of hand contact with the club.Pictures are helpful, but they can't convey the less tangible feelings of swinging or holding the club properly.It's not a substitute for lessons by any means, but it is a good (and short) way to get yourself planted on the right track towards hitting the ball well consistently.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Instructional Book
    This book can be very valuable to many golfers.I played for a few years in my late teens and early 20's mostly on par 3 courses.I stopped for a few years, but found myself wanting to jump back into the game.Playing on the par 3s it seemed as if I could hit my irons, but not my woods.I struggled with shots all over the place.I couldn't find any consistency.I have only had the book a few days now but I am seeing a little improvement.The book is pretty technical but it is a great foundation for a high-handicapper.Helps you understand why your shots can be off, and how you can fix them. If you want to get a better understanding of your own golf swing... pick up this book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Ben Hogan's Five Lessons
    Some of the practices in the book are a little dated but I found the book to be very helpful.There are some techniques in the book that actually stabalized my swing.I would recommend the book for a beginning golfer as it's an easy approach to get started with sound basics. ... Read more

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    8. New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
    by Avery
    Hardcover (29 December, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for motivation but actually learned something
    I bought a copy of Beyond Brawn from McRoberts and was hesitant to buy this book because of the writing style and extreme abbreviated routines promoted. This book recommends excercises I can accomplish and get results.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Logical Extension of T-A-P
    I've read and enjoyed several of Lou's other books, I like his style of writing and find his work entertaining and informative.This book, to me, is the logical successor to his popular Testosterone Advantage plan.The diet advice and planing is similar but updated, and the exercise plans follow a similar periodization scheme.Fat loss circuit, Hypertrophy, and low reps for strength.While there is a break in routine, I would not recommend this book to some one who has not worked out regularly for at least six months. But for some one looking to move from beginner to intermediate, or an intermediate looking for a change of pace, this would be an outstanding resource.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Women please read as well!
    I know this book doesn't really address women too much, but it is highly reccomended that we read it.If you are tired of reading books to gain muscle and strength that show the fitness models with 1 and 3lb weights, this is the book to get.
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    9. Total Strength Training for Women
    by Thunder Bay Press (CA)
    Spiral-bound (June, 2004)
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    Sales Rank: 4709
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic !
    This book allowed me to see sport differently than "suffer and pain" ! Thanks to Amazin Lethi, it is easy to feel joy and satisfaction about it ! Buy it ASAP !!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Relief for an older, tired body - Thank YOU!!!
    The exercises in Amazin's Total Strength Training for Women has allowed me to rejuvenate my body strength, tone weakened muscles in my arms and legs, and rebuild muscle loss due to my age (64). She has shown me that age is not really a factor when attempting to strengthen muscles - something I had resigned myself to upon reaching seniority. Her anatomical reproductions are excellent and they allowed me to target areas of my body that were weak or painful with equally excellent results. I look forward to her next book on Home Training. Her techniques have inspired me to set up a gym at home and continue to excercise. Thank you, Amazin ... there is an entire world of senior age women who can benefit from your book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Men do it too
    Thank you Amazin Lethi for this fantastic oeuvre. Despite being of the opposite gender from the focus of the book I found it wonderfully useful for my own workout.
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    10. The Triathlete's Training Bible (2nd Edition)
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (March, 2004)
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    Sales Rank: 1916
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars disappointing for beginner
    I had read all the rave reviews so was disappointed by my own experience.I am a new-comer to multisport competition.I found this book to be too much theory and not enough practicality; what was practical was presented in an incohesive way.I could see this being good for the serious triathlete, but for me, I found better use out of Eric Harr's book and on the internet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Like reading a scientific paper
    This book went above and beyond everything that I expected. The author gives references for virtually every point that he makes. He is clear about his standpoint when it comes to a lot of issues, such as POSE running, and explains his reasoning.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Good for someone wanting to progress
    This is the only pure triathlon book I own, so I can't compare, but it answered 95% of the questions I had about how I go about improving from being a bunch finisher. The other 5%, well I suppose the author has to draw the line on detail somewhere. For example, the section on swimming skills is a 3-4 page summary of the total immersion swimming book.
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    Subjects:  1. Athletic Training And Conditioning    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Training    5. Triathlon    6. Multidiscipline sports    7. Reference works   


    11. Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation (Winning hoops)
    by Lessiter Pubns
    Paperback (30 August, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I was looking for new plays and ideas..Got a lot of great ideas

    5-0 out of 5 stars Blackboard strategies
    Excellent concise book with plenty of ideas to suit any type of team you coach. Great ideas and easy to read and understand.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great way to build FUN-damental hoops knowledge base
    Whether you are a coach (at any level) or a casual fan, this book has something for you. Page after page of plays guarantee you'll find something that works for you.
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    12. Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training
    by Shaymaa Publishing Corporation
    Paperback (December, 2003)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice book
    I bought this book and it was not a bad decision.Most of the reviews here are pretty accurate.He does cover unique ground in pointing out exercises that are not common in the more mainstream books like Body for Life and Lean Body Promise.The first edition has its fair share of editorial bugs but I think that you could piece together the general meaning given the context.I would point out that most books do not go into lifts such as the clean and snatch due to injury possibility.This is something that needs to be covered because some of these exercises can really put a person into jeopardy if they did not slowly build up to these type of movements.The more mainstream books tend to stick with bodyshaping movements and do not really go into more "athletic" moves.This is a good resource to consult for those type of movements but most people that I see working out at the gym are not into that type of lifting.In that way, the book is a bit overkill.The author has taken unnecessary pot-shots at the Body for Life and Lean Body books for being to simplistic or "looks based", but that is what a lot of people go for these days.They just want to know how to get from A to B as fast as possible.You look at Body for Life (even with its flaws) and the program is fairly simple and will give results as long as you are consistent.The downside with this book is that in being as comprehensive as it is, it misses the typical American way of life.I am not saying that this is the right way of thinking but it is out there.I would say that this is really geared towards those that are more advanced and not intimidated about more advanced lifting techniques.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Technique Book
    This is the most detailed and complete book that I've ever read on weightlifting form.It's written in an outline-bullet format so that it's easy to understand, but it's still dense with information.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
    I purchased this book with the intent to learn more about the sport I participate in, which is Olympic Weightlifting. I found the book to very informative on each aspect of lifting. I also liked the detailed explanations throughout the book.
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    13. Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons (The Ultrafit Multisport Training Series)
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (March, 2003)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars No detail left unexplored
    An impressive level of detail, covering absolutely every aspect of training for a full ironman.This will serve as a constant reference for me as I embark on my training, and I highly recommend this as a reference guide for those even enagaged in a 1/2 iron or shorter-distance triathlon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
    This was very helpful for my first triathlon.Good and useful information.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A little confused
    First of all let me say that this is about the best ironman training book out there.However, there are several severe flaws.First, the authors are confused about their audience.It is never clear when they are talking to novices and when they are addressing elites. They float around willy-nilly first addressing one then the other.Warnings are given to beginners right in the middle of long spiels obviously addressed only to pros.I believe this book is probably meant for novice to intermmediate triatheletes. But the authors are inconsistent in their approach to this.Second, most of the equipment information is very shallow but nevertheless useful to novices.However, once again the intended audience is unclear.Thirdly, the training bricks, many workout, and much of the advice are clearly geared to triatheletes who are very advanced.Any first-timer is going to overtrainand many advanced atheletes will as well if they utilize some of these workouts.They authors recommend no more than two breakthough workouts per week!!Is anybody else reading this?So once again the audience is unclear.If the authors are going to address novices then they need to do so in a consistent way throughout the book.The same with elites and intermmediates etc.Despite these flaws I managed to extract a great deal of useful information from this book and will continue to use it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Athletic Sports And Games    2. Ironman triathlons    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Track & Field    6. Training    7. Triathlon    8. Fitness training    9. Multidiscipline sports   


    14. Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (24 March, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Am I reading the same book?
    I thought that this book was very short on actual, useful data. It seems that it could be boiled down to about 20 good pages to get the pertinent information across to the reader and dispense with the "this is the best book in the world" hard sell. The physiology was only mildly interesting as I just wanted the "program"-give me the workout and let me decide if it works or not and spare me the anatomy and physiology lessons.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It worked for me
    I followed Phase II of the book, as it was detailed in an a May/June 2005 Special Edition of Rodale Press entitled "Muscle."I jumped from 138 to 150 pounds in four weeks.I performed NO cardio and ate like a horse, but probably could have gotten adequate results by eating 3000 calories instead of the 4200.About half the gain was fat, with a very impressive 6 pound gain of lean muscle.Forget isolation exercises.Get the mass you need, then go for the beach muscles if that's what you want... or get shredded and start over.I'm 46 and I'm finally getting the mass I've worked all my life for.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Solid and clear advice, except for meal plan
    I learned a lot from this book. It is quite scientific, but rather disorganized. The meal plan is very vague, however. Don't get me wrong, the book tells you exactly how to calculate energy/nutrition/timing requirements, but to apply the calculations to months-worth of meals -- finding real recipes to meet those requirements -- is a huge amount of work. The book does not help at all with this significant task.
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    15. The Cyclist's Training Bible
    by VeloPress
    Paperback (February, 2003)
    list price: $22.95 -- our price: $15.61
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    Isbn: 1931382212
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    "Periodization," nutrition, stretching, peaking--who knew that so much went into riding a bike? Joe Friel's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The most complete book there is...
    Better than the Carmichael books, hands down. If you are a noodle around cyclist...this is not for you. However, if you are willing to read the book, do the tests to determine your fitness, and then develop your plan, and stick to it, it will make you a much better cyclist. I went from the back of the pack, struggle to keep up cyclist(got dropped several times) last year, to a front of the pack, much stronger cyclist this year. A buddy and I put togather a program last fall, and followed it thru over the winter, and now we are much better and stronger. The only other factor in my improvement was probably my Computrainer, which I rode all winter long. The workouts, along with the computrainer did the trick. The only downside to the book is that to get the full value of it you need some way to measure watts, and if you don't have the needed equiptment, you may not get the full benefit.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    This is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to get into or improve on already existing road racing skills.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Much better than the competion
    I had read all the Chris Carmichael traning books, and found them lacking.There isn't enough detail about what lies behind his programs to allow one to adapt them very well.
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    16. Bill Pearl's Keys to the Inner Universe
    by Bill Pearl Enterprises
    Paperback (01 March, 2000)
    list price: $39.95 -- our price: $27.96
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    Isbn: 0962991007
    Sales Rank: 13624
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Thorough and Insiprational
    This is a very thorough and very inspirational book. It details all the possible types of exercises with all the possible types of equipment (and without any equipment as well) that one could do. Just by looking at the clearly drawn pictures, even before reading the explanatory notes accompanying each exercise, you get the idea of how to do it. I enjoyed very much reading about Bill Pearl's career and his overall philosophy about weight-training - his understanding of and approach to weight-training is just as impressive as his physique. Bill calls for natural, drug-free and healthy workouts and lifestyle, not the eat-all-food-you-can-handle-and-more and gain-fast advice that one gets nowadays.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book. Thanks Bill, We needed this!
    While many people classify themselves as trainers and experts, who better to get advice from than a man wo won Mr. America, Mr. USA, tied Arnolds record of four NABBA Mr. Universe wins, beat every great champion from the 50's to the 70's including Sergio Oliva, Frank Zane and Reg Park and has been training everyone from Joe Average wanting to get in shape to Mr. Olympia winners like Chris Dickerson.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
    This book is a great reference for all types of exercises. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in setting up resistance training programs, especially those working in the fitness industry. ... Read more

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    17. Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
    by Simon & Schuster
    Hardcover (09 May, 1995)
    list price: $22.95 -- our price: $15.61
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    Isbn: 068480364X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    One of golf guru Jim Flick's mantras is that golf is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is mental, too. Dr. Bob Rotella, a noted sports psychologist and performance consultant, roots around the golfer's mind to expose--and analyze--the doubts, the fears, and the frustrations that haunt anyone who's ever picked up a club and swung it. Through anecdote and aphorism he suggests how these mental and emotional hazards can be played through, and, regardless of skill level, how teeing off with a more positive and confident outlook will translate into better performance. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Great disappointment
    This book consists of a lot of name dropping and stories from the world of golfing greats. In the appendix section Dr. Bob Rotella sums up all his golf wisdom in four pages. Reading these pages you get all the information Dr. Bob Rotella has to offer.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Golf Instructional Books You'll Ever Read
    I don't think that it's a coincidence that I shot my best score ever after reading this book.Rotella speaks frankly about going through your preshot routine, choosing your target and trusting your swing.Golfers would be far better offpracticing the items mentioned above as opposed to thinking of complicated swing thoughts prior to hitting the ball.This is one golf instructional book that I will refer back to again & again.An outstanding read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great, practical information
    Bob's book is probably the single best "self-help" that I have ever read.His principles for improving your golf game don't stop there, they translate into the business world too.I have begun the process of strengthening my mind in order to improve my scores and it is working.It is not a quick fix but a process that takes time.I plan to read the book again in another month to refesh my memory.If you hit great shots on the range but can't take it to the course then you need to read and apply this book to your game. ... Read more

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    18. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
    by McGraw-Hill
    Paperback (11 January, 1998)
    list price: $14.95 -- our price: $10.17
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    Isbn: 1570281823
    Sales Rank: 1684
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy It
    I finished the Honolulu Marathon in good enough condition to walk another couple of miles to the hotel immediately afterwards all thanks to this book. The book touched my life in the way only the best of books can. Your search for a really good first time marathon how-to book is over. Buy it!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
    They got it down. It's a sixteen week course, providing you are up to speed with the preliminary 11 week training program.(That's the ablility to jog 30 minutes - 4 times a week) I am on my last long run this weekend of week#13 at 18 miles (the first long run was 5 in week 1)and then the last 3 weeks before the marathon is all tapering back. I am confident, and have not a doubt that I am, by this time, a marathoner, and will finish. That is the goal emphasized by the book, and that will be fine by me ...(this time..)!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I just finished about 2 hours ago!
    I'm sitting here typing this with salt on my face and a medal around my neck.I have this book to thank for finishing my first marathon, and I couldn't be happier.
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    19. Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (14 May, 2002)
    list price: $17.95 -- our price: $12.21
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    Isbn: 0385504462
    Sales Rank: 11549
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Zen Golf - Helpful?
    The concepts and techniques I have applied from Zen Golf have really helped my game and my enjoyment of the game.I have read about half of the book so far.I have been able to avoid multiple hole blow-ups and enjoy the round even when it is not the best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Golf Book ever
    This is the most impactful golf book I have ever read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Reviews by Nan Kilar and Bobby Miller
    When I worked as the golf professional on Holland America's ms Westerdam, I told our guests that I saw the game of golf as four-dimensional: attitude, set-up, swing and course management. And I don't care if you are a tour player or a beginner, the very first thing that you take out of your bag had better be a good attitude, or you lose.
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    20. Men's Health Home Workout Bible:
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (November, 2002)
    list price: $21.95 -- our price: $14.93
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    Isbn: 1579546579
    Sales Rank: 2315
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Training Reference to Workout at Home
    You will find a good collection of exercises (over 400), photographed and fully described to put together a flexible workout program.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly What I Was Looking For
    I can't add much to the other positive reviews here, but I liked this book so much that I thought I needed to add a few more stars to it's rating.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book when starting to workout
    This book is great for someone that has never worked out or is just getting ready to start working out again. It is especially helpful if you haven't purchased any equipment yet. It will show you how to get the most out of different types of equipment and how to do most exercises no matter what type you have (dumbbells, barbell, machine, a chair, etc.) Having said that, if you do have a particular type of equipment this book will show you how to get more exercises out of it than you ever thought possible. It also tells you the benefits of different exercise and gives you sample workout routines. Finally, it differentiates between beginner, intermediate, and advanced form for almost every exercise. ... Read more

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