Getting Stronger 20th Anniversary Edition

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By Bill Pearl
432 pages 8-1/2" x 11" Trade paperback
$21.95 2005 ISBN 978-0-936070-38-4


• baseball • basketball • boxing • cardio exercise • cycling • football • golf
• gymnastics • ice hockey • powerlifting • rowing • running • skiing • soccer
• swimming • tennis • track and field • triathlon • volleyball • wrestling

• 350 weight training exercises • weight training for women • getting started
• techniques of lifting • how to lift • free weights vs. machines • cardio training

• nutrition for bodybuilders • advanced supplementation • 12 basic poses
• beginning/intermediate/advanced/competitive bodybuilding

GETTING STRONGER is widely regarded as the best general book on weight training in the world. Author Bill Pearl is a four-time Mr. Universe and bodybuilding legend.

Getting Stronger was first published in 1986 and has sold over 600,000 copies in North America. It has also been translated and republished in Spain, Italy, Finland, and Korea. Now, 20 years later, it has been revised.

New in GETTING STRONGER 20th Anniversary Edition:

  • Women's Bodybuilding: This chapter has been updated and expanded.
  • Sports Training Principles and Training Concepts for Advanced Athletes: These chapters have been updated with some of the latest information.
  • Weight Training Machines: We show the new generation of weight training machines, along with websites for further details.
  • Keiser X-Press Training Circuit: We show you how to train on Keiser machines, starting with 30-minute workouts; this is an especially valuable system for healthy older people.
  • Injuries: There is a completely new section by Max E. Shott, M.S., P.T., including injury rehab programs for shoulder, knee, and lower back injuries.
  • Nutrition: There is updated information on proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
  • Supplements: There is all-new info on some of the most commonly touted and used supplements: creatine, pyruvate, the "andro" supplements, DHEA, glucosamine, and chondroitin.
  • Drugs: All this information is new and covers substances that have become more widely available in recent years, and problems that could arise from using them.
  • Recommended Reading: We list 34 good books on health and fitness.

Here's What Hasn't Changed

  • The 70+ easy-to-follow weight training programs
  • The 350 or so exercises with clear instructions

After all, the principles of progressive resistance training remain the same, and the human body hasn't changed much in the past 35,000 years!

A fabulous choice is the newly revised and comprehensive Getting Stronger. It contains illustrated conditioning routines for dozens of sports and fitness activities and is suitable for all ages. The price is right too.”
–Charleston Post & Courrier
A must for anyone serious about fitness . . .”
A superb piece of publishing, well-written, beautifully designed...Women are going to react very favorably to the equal time given them in this book.”
-Female Bodybuilding

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