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Strong & Sculpted

Strong and SculptedStrong and Sculpted
Brad Schoenfeld, PhD

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 149251456X


Anyone who wants to optimize muscular development!

About Strong & Sculpted. . .

Brad Schoenfeld has helped hundreds of thousands of readers increase strength, lose fat, and sculpt the physiques of their dreams. Now, he's created a new program for a new generation. Strong & Sculpted is a science-based program that is simple and effective. It takes into account your needs and goals and then provides you with the knowledge and blueprint for achieving those goals.

Strong & Sculpted will help you deliver results and maintain them. The four-phase program takes you from where you are to where you want to be, then keeps you there. You'll start by building an essential foundation for muscle development, then progress to more targeted sculpting and shaping. As you evolve, so will your plan. You'll find variations, new exercises, and workouts as you progress through the advanced and peak physique phases.

To ensure you get the most out of your workout, Strong & Sculpted relies on 117 exercises proven most effective for shaping and defining the lower body, shoulders, arms, and torso. In addition to step-by-step exercise instruction and full-color photos depicting proper technique, you'll find advice on reps, pacing, and optimal performance of each movement and full-color photos highlighting proper technique. You'll also learn to incorporate cardiorespiratory training and the mind-to-muscle and visualization techniques proven to enhance your results.

Whether it's defined arms, chiseled abdominals, shapely upper body, curvaceous butt and legs, or all of these, Strong & Sculpted is your step-by-step guide to the body you've always dreamed of.

About the Author. . .

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, CPT, FNSCA is widely regarded as one of the leading strength and fitness experts in the United States. The 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year 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. As a personal trainer, Schoenfeld has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros. Also, he was elected to the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Board of Directors in 2012.

Schoenfeld is the author of multiple consumer-oriented fitness books, including Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy and The MAX Muscle Plan. He is a regular columnist for Muscular Development magazine, has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine (including Muscle and Fitness, Men's Health, Ironman, Oxygen, and Shape), and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States.

Schoenfeld earned his PhD in health promotion and wellness at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is an assistant professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and heads their human performance laboratory.

Contents. . .

Chapter 1. Sculpting the Ultimate Body
Chapter 2. The Strong and Sculpted Program
Chapter 3. Exercises for the Shoulders and Arms
Chapter 4. Exercises for the Lower Body
Chapter 5. Exercises for the Torso
Chapter 6. Warm-up
Chapter 7. Break-In Phase
Chapter 8. Basic Training Phase
Chapter 9. Advanced Body Sculpting Phase
Chapter 10. Peak Physique Phase
Chapter 11. The Cardio Connection

What People are Saying. . .

"Brad Schoenfeld is my go-to-guy for muscle-building science. In Strong and Sculpted, Brad blends the science with the best and latest practical advancements, leaving you with a program that will lean you out and shape you up. I recommend this book to any woman looking to take her physique to the next level."

Bret Contreras, PhD
Author, Strong Curves

"Brad Schoenfeld's Strong and Sculpted can help you look great on the beach or take you all the way to a physique or figure stage. The science-based programs are easy enough to get a beginner started and effective enough for a pro."

Tom Venuto
Author, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

"Brad has an amazing way of taking the complexity of scientific research and delivering it in a way anyone can understand and use to reach their goals. His latest book is leaps and bounds beyond most in terms of its quality and veracity of information"

Alan Aragon, MSc
Author, The Lean Muscle Diet

"Brad Schoenfeld is a rarity in the field of strength and conditioning, with one foot in the research world and one in the real world. A true professional, he continues to evolve his programming philosophy as he does more research and discovers new information, distilling the data to find the most effective method of training for achieving a particular result. That's what the programs in this book deliver, helping women lose fat, gain muscle, gain strength, and ultimately become strong and sculpted. My favorite part? The way Brad educates and empowers women to understand the why behind their training, not just the what."

Molly Galbraith
Founder: Girls Gone Strong

"Nobody knows more about building muscle than Brad Schoenfeld. His total-body strength plan will scorch major calories and transform your shape."

Nick Tumminello
Author, Strength Training for Fat Loss

"Strong & Sculpted... just may be one of the finest total-body training guides for women published in a long time. In a world peopled by countless self-proclaimed 'fitness experts,' Brad Schoenfeld can rightly be considered the 'real deal."

Oxygen Magazine