A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength

A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength

by Stephen Cabral

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Overview

Your demands are simple enough. You want a straightforward, no-nonsense strength and conditioning program that fits into your schedule and results in a healthy, lean, and defined physique that will get you noticed. You’re willing to put in the work, but you want to see results. Now you can.

In A Man’s Guide to Muscle and Strength, renowned personal trainer Stephen Cabral provides you with proven, step-by-step programs that will transform your body. Choose from nine six-week programs designed to increase strength, power, agility, muscle mass, and total-body conditioning. Best of all, each program can be customized to fit your schedule, your life, and your goals.

Work out at home or in the gym with over 140 of the most effective strength building and body shaping exercises. Packed with detailed instruction, more than over 300 technique photos, equipment variations, safety considerations, and the latest nutrition advice, A Man’s Guide to Muscle and Strength provides you with everything that you need to sculpt the physique you’ve always desired.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450402200
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 688,522
Product dimensions: 10.94(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Cabral was voted the 2011 PFP Personal Trainer of the Year and has completed more than 15,000 private training sessions since 1999, helping athletes, CEOs, doctors, stay-at-home moms, and everyone in between reach their goals. He specializes in breaking down seemingly complex concepts into bite-sized chunks of information that people can digest and put to use. Cabral takes great pride in changing people’s lives by changing their bodies.

As the resident health and fitness expert for NutritionData, Gather.com, Self.com, Diet.com, and a host of other companies looking to inspire their members through proper strength training and weight loss, Cabral has written and published over 1,100 articles. He has also appeared as a celebrity trainer on the reality TV show Survival of the Richest and worked with MTV’s Made for six weeks as a strength training expert helping a contestant get into shape the fastest way possible.

In addition to his writing and training network, Stephen Cabral has shot more than 100 fitness videos that have been seen by well over 3 million viewers online. “The Best Ab Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of” generated over a million views alone. His partnership with Diet.com, meanwhile, has enabled the site to produce numerous high-quality, award-winning videos for YouTube, including one that was voted the top how-to video out of hundreds of thousands of competitors.

The personal newsletter that Cabral writes is read by more than 100,000 people each week at www.StephenCabral.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Top 10 Training Rules You Need to Live By

Chapter 2: Nutrition and Nutrient Timing

Chapter 3: The Death of Long, Slow Cardio

Chapter 4: How to Get Started

Chapter 5: Starter Workout Program 1

Chapter 6: Starter Workout Program 2

Chapter 7: Strength Training Six-Week Workout Program

Chapter 8: Core Power Six-Week Workout Program

Chapter 9: Strength and Power Training Six-Week Workout Program

Chapter 10: The Hard Gainers Workout

Chapter 11: Functional Training Six-Week Workout Program

Chapter 12: Upper-Body Six-Week Workout Program

Chapter 13: Body-Weight Training Six-Week Workout Program

Chapter 14: Continue What You’ve Started

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Stephen Cabral is an awesome trainer, and his workout programs are phenomenal.”

Kim Lyons -- Trainer for The Biggest Loser TV Series

"You won't find any redundant, time-wasting exercises in A Man’s Guide to Muscle and Strength. These are serious programs to develop muscle strength, size, and power while improving coordination and athleticism. It's what everyone wants but few know how to achieve."

Lou Schuler -- Fitness Author

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Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
scartertn More than 1 year ago
Stephen Cabral has put together a definitive guide to fitness from diet to exercise. The fact that each week is broken out into only three workouts of 30-45 minutes is perfect for anyone that is not a gym rat and wants a quick effective workout. Each training section is just six weeks of highly functional and ever-changing and this will keep the workouts from becoming stale and boring. I did the first workout this morning and look forward to the rest of the year.
Hagelstein on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Man¿s Guide to Muscle and Strength details nine six-week exercise and weight training programs that are not only designed to build muscle, but also enhance endurance, conditioning and strength. The programs include detailed instructions, schedules, notes, tips and photos. Sections on nutrition, fat burning and metabolism, scheduling of workouts, and training principles supplement the programs and provide additional knowledge.This is a worthwhile book for someone who wants to start a strength and conditioning program or wants to change or enhance a routine that has become stale or non-productive.
pmtracy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I¿ve been using free-weights for over ten years so I consider myself an intermediate lifter. While I can¿t attest to the book¿s cover claim to ¿Transform Your Body in 6 Weeks,¿ (I really dislike cheesy claims like that on fitness books.) I can say it¿s a decent book for beginners.The book is divided into a dozen different programs and routines to meet your specific fitness goals. Most exercises require some equipment, mostly dumbbells and barbells, so these workouts are better suited to a gym but you may be able to adapt them for home use. The movements are all straight-forward and there¿s nothing too exotic or beyond the capabilities of most. The publisher did a nice job on the layout of this manual. Each exercise is on a separate page, includes simple step-by-step instructions and has a photo for start and end positions.One thing that really bothers me about this book is the number of wasted pages to bulk it up. If an exercise is used in multiple programs, the instruction page for that exercise is repeated. For example, dips are presented on pages 96, 187 and 227. So as you flip through the 270 pages of the book, it looks like there are numerous exercises but this is deceiving because of the duplication.I think this would be a decent book for someone just starting out. If you already have a few books on weight lifting, you won¿t find anything new here.
scartertn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stephen Cabral has put together a definitive guide to fitness from diet to exercise. The fact that each week is broken out into only three workouts of 30-45 minutes is perfect for anyone that is not a gym rat and wants a quick effective workout. Each training section is just six weeks of highly functional and ever-changing and this will keep the workouts from becoming stale and boring. I did the first workout this morning and look forward to the rest of the year.
06nwingert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stephen Cabral wrote an insightful book in A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength. This book is filled with pictures and tables. Cabral breaks down each exercise and each chapter by difficulty so that you don't need to be an Arnold Swarzenegger wannabe in order to workout and gain muscle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like thos book because when I read it,it seems abd feels great to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephen Cabral wrote an insightful book in A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength. This book is filled with pictures and tables. Cabral breaks down each exercise and each chapter by difficulty so that you don't need to be an Arnold Swarzenegger wannabe in order to workout and gain muscle.