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Arnold Schwarzenegger (author), Bill Dobbins (with) could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding." Inside. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger was written in This is not a comedy or an action book; this book falls into its. Whether you're a man, woman, or infant, Arnold has written a book for you. To date, Arnold Schwarzenegger has published eight books (and one and for this reason, Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder is his most.

This is an impressive feat for any non-native English speaker. Each of these titles is a relic of a simpler time, when Arnold was everywhere, but his political beliefs and private life were his own concern. With no further ado, here are the essential titles of your Arnold library. At just 12 pages, Arnold's first title is more accurately a booklet rather than a book—perhaps the only time a diminutive suffix has been attached to anything he has done. Yes, I have used them, but no, they didn't make me what I am.

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Anabolic steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest.

I did not use them for muscle growth, but rather for muscle maintenance when cutting up.

To Arnold's credit, he has only added details and clarification to this admission over the years, rather than step away from it.

Come October, the question of whether that trend has continued into his portrayal of his private life in Total Recall will produce artificial growth in the page-count of many a tabloid.

Young Arnold saw his role as one of a diplomat inviting readers into a new world, and for this reason, Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder is his most personal and self-effacing work.

Its closest parallels when it was released were text-heavy paeans to exercise like James Fixx's The Complete Book of Running —books that were meant to be read, not just used as tools. Arnold mixes simple workout explanations with extended narratives about his childhood, his relationships, and his lifestyle.

He is the model for every exercise, using a placid expression that seems out of place to those of us who grew up seeing only his gap-toothed grin or action hero death-stare. Every pose and lift looks effortless, especially compared with overwhelming detail and intense mugs of The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. If that book is the deep end of the pool, then The Education of a Bodybuilder is a warm puddle of Austrian cocoa. Though still several years from his first major movie roles, Arnold could afford to drop his last name when he released this first foray into big floppy Reagan-era workout books.

The cover screams "worst anniversary present ever," and the interior outlines a program that promises to "not make you more muscular," as long as you follow rules like, "Exercise for at least 45 minutes but never longer than an hour, never more than three times a week. The low-hanging fruit is plentiful.

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To start, men are allowed to seek strength, while women only "bodyshape," and judging by the cover of the edition, they do so with Arnold's hand cupping their lower torso. Men exercise in shorts and tank-tops or shirtless—the better to pose with! And then, any woman foolish enough to wander into the gym also risks getting hoisted in the air by a grinning Arnold who seems to be shouting, "Hello, adorable thing! You think you are man? You lift weight? I lift you! It's easy while reading to fall into the notion that the gentle, supportive voice explaining the exercises is that of Lisa Lyon or one of the other female models.

Then Arnold jars the reader back with lines like, "Well-developed pectorals Watch yourself in the mirror. How do you look when you bend?

If the pervasive "Let's lift weights so the boys will like us," vibe sounds like too much, you'd be forgiven for leaving it on the shelf at the thrift store.

The first pages of Bodybuilding for Men extend the "Come on, just tryyy it" vibe of The Education of a Bodybuilder. Smiling models—some with actual body hair!

Straining to step down from the lofty heights of aesthetic bodybuilding, the reigning Mr. Olympia piles on the metaphors like he's loading up for a T-bar row.

And then comes Part VII: Competition Bodybuilding - Taking the Next Step. Gone are the denim workout shorts no, really! The smiles of the previous chapters are replaced by overbites and grimaces as Arnold hoists large, dark objects in blurred action shots.

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It's as if, after trying to play nice for two-and-a-half books, he finally said, "Basta! Forget you Schlappschwanzes! I'm going to pump some iron. Before that, he had a long career, starring in such films as the Terminator series; Stay Hungry ; Twins ; Predator ; and Junior.

Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder

His first book, Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder , was a bestseller when published in and, along with his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding , has never been out of print since. By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

Must redeem within 90 days. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you'll love. Sign up and get a free eBook! With Bill Dobbins. Trade Paperback. Price may vary by retailer.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. About The Book. About The Author.Perhaps the most important part of this book though is his emphasis on the importance of a positive mental attitude, work ethic, vision, and goal setting.

You'll find a complete glossary at the end of this book, but here are a few basic terms to help you get started: A Repetition "rep" for short is one complete exercise movement, from starting position, through the full range of movement, then back to the beginning.

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Arnold is still a young man pre Movie Star days when he writes this book. But that isn't going to happen to you. He told me that I was in as good or better health than I was ten years ago.

Even though the photo's are from the early 90's the tips are straight from the golden horses mouth. Using the car analogy again, a man who owns a high-performance Ferrari knows he has to take very good care of it or it will not run properly.

I think that people should read this book just so they can see why people should never give up. I was inspired and had to get this book to find out more about his regime, techniques etc

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