What are the best books about bodybuilding?

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    #1Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning

    Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning

    Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning is a non-fiction fitness book written by Dan John, photographed by Mark Twight, and a foreword from Dave Draper. This book was published in 2009.

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    Nancy Bennett
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The best thing about this book is Dan John's entertaining take throughout. I didn't find any modern advice about bodybuilding, but the basic, tried and true fundamentals are scattered throughout."
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    #2The Three Month Muscle Man

    The Three Month Muscle Man

    The Three Month Muscle Man is a non-fiction self-help book written by Jon David Thomas. This book features programs on how to build muscles effectively.

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    Joshua Hamilton
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a "get ripped quick" approach to bodybuilding -- don't be duped by these unrealistic expectations, and invest your time and money in an attitude that will ACTUALLY provide results!"
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    #3Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder

    Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder

    Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder is a non-fiction book written by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Douglas Kent Hall. This autobiography book was first published in 1977.

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    Rebecca Harris
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Arnold Schwarzenegger is world known for his body building and has been for many years. I think this is the perfect book to read to learn all the ins and outs about bodybuilding."
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    #4Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

    Starting Strength:  Basic Barbell Training
    Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training is a non-fiction self-help fitness book written by Mark Rippetoe and Stef Bradford. This book was originally published in 2005.
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    Keith Richards
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "When it comes to weight training normally I wouldn't read a book because I'm more of a visual learner but all that changed with this book. It gave out basic strategies for me to follow which in return helped me with my strength and core training. This book helped me with achieving my ideal strength goal."
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    #5The Complete Keys to Progress

    The Complete Keys to Progress

    The Complete Keys to Progress is a self-help book written by John McCallum and edited by Randall J. Strossen. This book will help readers to take care of their health.

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    Daniel Rogers
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I like to read the books that will help me to improve myself. The book called the Complete Keys to Progress is so good! It came highly recommended by my university professor and once I started the book I already knew that I would love the book. I have since finished the book and learned a lot of stuff and going to read it again it is so good!"
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    #6The Naked Warrior

    The Naked Warrior

    The Naked Warrior: Master the Secrets of the Super-Strong - Using Bodyweight Exercises Only is a non-fiction health and fitness book written by Pavel Tsatsouline. This was first published in 2010.

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    Raymond Ferguson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I have been bodybuilding for quite a long time now and I always look for good resources to learn new things I might not know. The Naked Warrior has a lot of things in it and it's really helpful. It would really be beneficial to a newbie who needs to learn things. I would highly recommend it. "
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    #7The Purposeful Primitive

    The Purposeful Primitive
    The Purposeful Primitive: From Fat and Flaccid to Lean and Powerful: Using Primordial Laws of Fitness to Trigger Inevitable, Lasting and Dramatic Physical Change is a fitness book written by Marty Gallagher. This book was published in 2008.
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    Megan Nguyen
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I purchased this book because the price was right! I didn't get as into it as I thought that I might. I'm more of a hands on learner and don't like to take the time to read about things. I would rather have spent the money towards hiring a personal trainer to come up with a plan for myself in order to obtain the goals i wished to."
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    #8Vegetarian Bodybuilding

    Vegetarian Bodybuilding

    Vegetarian Bodybuilding: Vegetarian and Vegan tips for Health & Fitness is a non-fiction self-help book written by Ben Gfrorer. This book is ideal for both women and men who want to start a vegetarian diet.

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    Elvira Arriaga
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I bought this book to help with my weight program and was disappointed that it was only 21 pages long. I expected to see a lot more information about protein and healthy fats and what the best sources of these are in food. Although weights are part of my routine, it's not to the degree that is in this book. If you are seriously into bodybuilding and plan to stop eating meat it is a good (though quick) read. If you want something that has a lot of useful information about healthy vegetarian eating, this book isn't the best source for that."

Summary

Best What are the best books about bodybuilding
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and LearningBooks 21 Paid
2The Three Month Muscle ManBooks 19 Paid
3Arnold: The Education of a BodybuilderBooks 18 Paid
4Starting Strength: Basic Barbell TrainingBooks 16 Paid
5The Complete Keys to ProgressBooks 12 Paid
6The Naked WarriorBooks 11 Paid
7The Purposeful PrimitiveBooks 10 Paid
8Vegetarian BodybuildingBooks 10 Paid
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