Body by Science

Body by Science

A Research-based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes A Week

Book - 2009
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Building muscle has never been faster oreasier than with this revolutionary once-a-weektraining program

In Body By Science , bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009
Characteristics: xvii, 284 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780071597173 (alk. paper)
Call Number: 613.713 MCGUFF

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Jul 04, 2011

This book presents an interesting case for a strength training with some radical differences from currently standard accepted methods. It has received some (surprise!) glowing reviews on Amazon. While in many ways I think it has some interesting insights, in my opinion it "cherry picks" its research studies, making its conclusions more extreme and seemingly certain than the broader scientific literature indicate.
It's definitely worth reading - it's a fairly fast read unless you take the time to look up the citations - but I'd recommend reading books with other points of view.
-f (Ph.D./Bioengineering)

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