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M.A.X. Muscle Plan, The

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Authored by 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year. Features a three-phase, six-month program for the entire body, helping readers increase their lean body mass, build muscle, and dramatically transform their bodies. Instruction revolves around MAX (Mitogen Activated Xtreme training) Mitogens being the chemical substances that encourage cells to divide, a process essential ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 19th 2012 by Human Kinetics
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The text and research is awesome, it's good, and I learned a few stuffs here and there too. The exercise selection is absolutely horrendous, it feels like Brad Schoenfeld didn't choose them himself, no way a person with so much knowledge of human anatomy could choose exercises that could most likely cause injury, but since he has given a category choice in each movement, so I'd let that get away.

Other than that, the actual concept and the program was great, the program is complex and uses period
Mark Heiliger
Mostly basic info that anyone interested in fitness probably already knows, but the plan laid out is very specific, so it will be easy to shut up and do it. If it doesn't work for me, I'll come back and update the review.
Brian Bowers
Not a bad book for bodybuilding beginners. Not the best guide to building strength or power (which is not what the book was intended to do). Thoroughly describes the importance hypertrophy and adaptation. The suggested exercises and nutrition plan are a bit lacking.

Best Science Based Lifting Book I Have Read. Simple and no salesmanship of his supplements or products. Highly recommend this book.
Danny Verpoorten
Decent book for any beginner or beginner-intermediate that wants to build muscle. It's an extensive program though; you need to subject yourself to the program for six months but I'm sure you will get results.
Jorge David Fernandez
very thorough book although it is more geared towards professional bodybuilders. tough program to follow though. link between strength and hypertrophy was key, also periodization.
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Sep 27, 2012 Karen Klein marked it as to-read
For Randy :)
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Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS, CPT is widely regarded as one of America's leading fitness experts. He is the owner of the exclusive Personal Training Center for Women in Scarsdale, New York. Schoenfeld is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles, including the All Natural Physique and Power Conference (ANPPC) Tri-State Naturals and USA Mixed Pairs crowns.

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“Summary of Nutritional Recommendations Consume approximately 18 to 20 calories per pound of body weight. Those who store fat easily may need slightly fewer calories, whereas hard gainers will likely need substantially more. Consume approximately one gram of protein per pound of body weight. Consume approximately two to three grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight. The majority should come from nutrient-dense sources, including whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. After you determine carbohydrate and protein intake, fat intake will constitute the remaining calories in your diet. A minimum intake of approximately 20 percent of total calories is recommended. The majority of fats should come from unsaturated sources, particularly monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fats.” 0 likes
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