Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder
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Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder

By (author) Arnold Schwarzenegger , By (author) Douglas Kent Hall

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Arnold is the long awaited book by Arnold Schwarzenegger, his bestselling autobiography and fitness plan. In its pages the superstar of PUMPING IRON tells you how he became the most successful bodybuilder of our time. With the aid of vivid photographs and a step by step programme, the man who became Mr Olympia and Mr Universe lets you into the secrets of his astonishing success - what to eat, what to wear, how to expand your normal exercise routine into a championship-level workout. A special four-day gym programme includes specific exercises to develop specific muscle-groups, with each exercise illustrated with photographs of Arnold in action. Fascinating and inspiring both as an autobiography and as a fitness guide, ARNOLD: THE EDUCATION OF A BODYBUILDER, will show you how to enjoy better health and increasion relaxation through the disciplines and rewards of bodybuilding.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 20mm | 580.61g
  • 05 Oct 1989
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London
  • English
  • 0751515752
  • 9780751515756
  • 117,781

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Born in Austria, but resident in the USA since 1968, Arnold Schwarzenegger has won every bodybuilding title and started in a series of successful Hollywood films, including Total Recall and the Terminator Series. He is currently Governor of California.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is cute. This being the case, one is inclined to make all sorts of excuses for his literary efforts. After all, when you've been lifting dumbbells for a living, a pencil isn't an easy thing to maneuver. Even with help. Half of this is autobiography. Arnold's Graz childhood in his uncomprehending parent's house (he converted one unheated room to a gym when they complained he was away too often training); his compulsion to succeed at an unpopular sport; his early contest victories; his later contest victories; how he became gorgeous. The second half is a muscle-building program for amateurs who want to look like Arnold. There's a section on the development of muscle groups preparatory to weight-lifting, then the gradual introduction to the use of weights. We liked the pictures, too. (Kirkus Reviews)

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