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3/29/13 7:20 AM
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Devlin
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i am looking for a book, with plenty of varied routines, i'd consider myself an intermediate lifter just looking for something to challenge myself and add some more invention to my workouts. any suggestions?

goals are to increase my strength and overall fitness. Phone Post
3/29/13 9:07 AM
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Easy Strength from Dan John an Pavel
3/29/13 12:15 PM
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Taku
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Not sure if I feel that there is one, best book out there (I own a lot)

For tons of routines and applications for sports / athletes etc, I recommend High Intensity Training by my friend John Philbin. John is the real deal. He coached with the Redskins, former head coach for Olympic Bobsled team, former head of OTC. Currently head S&C coach for the Washinton Nationals MLB.

TAKU

P.S. I also have Easy Strength. Philbins book is a completely opposite style of training from Easy strength. Get them both, and see which style resonates with you.

3/29/13 12:34 PM
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Starting Strength is one of the best out there. Covers good form in great detail for the major compound lifts and has a section on programming. Practical programming is also a great companion to SS.
3/29/13 1:26 PM
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5/3/1 by Jim Wendler is great.

EDIT: I saw you said varied routines. Pavel's Beyond Bodybuilding has a TON of routines in it.

3/29/13 1:47 PM
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Devlin
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all sound like great suggestions so far, i'm at work at the minute, al have a proper look at them whem i get it. may have to go with taku and get a few. Phone Post
3/29/13 6:36 PM
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Devlin
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Devlin -  all sound like great suggestions so far, i'm at work at the minute, al have a proper look at them whem i get it. may have to go with taku and get a few. Phone Post

Damn my typing is awful on that phone, all of these programs seem great, think easy strength an HIT training might be a good way to go.
3/30/13 11:22 PM
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herwil10 - 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler is great.

EDIT: I saw you said varied routines. Pavel's Beyond Bodybuilding has a TON of routines in it.


x2 on the Beyond Bodybuilding recommendation.
3/31/13 4:02 AM
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I looked at tthat book (Beyond BB) found it to be just a collection of his (Pavelss) stuff from all around. Having read several of his books and many of his articles...it was nothing new. Still if you have not read Pavel...it is a good collection of his work.

TAKU

P.S. Another couple books worth checking out are Practical Approach to Strength Training 4th edition, and Maximize your Training


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