Bodybuilding Routines and Philosophies
Here is a long debate between Mel Siff and Romanian strength coach
Tudor Bompa on
the correct way to train with weights for other
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Can a Bodybuilder Convert to Powerlifting and Be Happy? The
Answer may surprise you.
For those who are thinking about bodybuilding, here are several responses
to A Call For Help: I Wanna Be a Bodybuilder.
Why Muscle Confusion Is a Crack-Pot Theory
by personal trainer "Flexwriter," with some additional comments
Paul Chek 'Disses' the Crunch and explains
abdominal physiology while lamenting that "females are some of the
most addicted crunchers on the planet."
Beginning Routines for Mass or for Power
by Jason Keen, a trainer in Ames, Iowa, who knows what he's talking about.
Chuck Grissom's article on Why Periodization Works
including graphs! This one really makes sense.
Hypertrophy and Strength, an analysis of
how much mass will contribute to strength and why too much mass will inhibit
progress, by Dr. Mel Siff.
30 Lies About Bodybuilding as originally a
ppeared in MM2K, thanks to Jack of Australia who posted it to the net so
Are You Buff or Ripped? A Guide by Charles
Staley that might make you smile.
Puffed Up Bodies, a commentary by
Dr. Mel Siff on how sad it is to see "an attitude
that one's bloated hypertrophy makes you better than the next person."
Fred Hatfield's List of Bodybuilding/Weightlifting
Hatfield on Why Machines Just Don't Work
as Well as Lifting from a Platform, a long post with many good points.
Lyle McDonald on Periodization with a Sample Routine
Lyle McDonald's HIT vs Periodization
as posted to misc.fitness.weights in 1995. Is the debate finally over?
Here are two files written by Scott Carrell, Secrets
for Non-Steroid Muscle Growth, and Tips
on Squats and Deadlifts.
Just starting out with a weight-lifting program? Here's some Advice for Beginners From a 50-Year Veteran by the name
of John Higgins.
An excellent program for beginners with advice on both aerobics and weight
training is this series of posts from 1993 by Lyle McDonald, Lyle's Tips for Beginners, Including Sample Workout.
Another Lyle McDonald post on When and Why to
What Scientific Research Says about Muscle
Growth by Walt Eddy, a no-nonsense guide to weightlifting for strength
Assorted Workout Tips and Routines