Doug Briggs Author of Built for Strength
Built for Strength by Doug Briggs

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"The book is like having a personal trainer, but far more value, because one can return to it over and over for more information and guidance. The information on diet and nutrition analysis of the various diet fads is worth the price of the book alone."  David Gentle, Internationally acclaimed author and historian of Physical Culture


 "This is a scientifically proven and empirical nuts and bolts book.  Complete in all ways."  Carl Miller, Owner of Carl & Sandra's Physical Conditioning Center - Santa Fe, New Mexico, Former US National Olympic & World Weightlifting Coach.


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Table of Contents - Built for Strength

This is a continuation of the Table of Contents for "Built for Strength: A Basic Approach to Weight Training Success for Men and Women by Doug Briggs

Chapter 10 Page 1, 2

Weight Training & Women

Is There a Difference Between Men and Women?
Women, Boyfriends (or Husbands), and Weight Training
Women and Body Fat
Women and Cellulite
Women, Aerobics, and Protein Consumption
Osteoporosis


Weight Training Programs
A Word of Caution
Women and High Heels
Women and Make-up
Women and Perfume in the Gym
Women and Rep Ranges
Women and Squatting Exercises
Women and Strength Training
A Recommendation for Further Study
CHAPTER 10 SELF-TEST
Chapter 11  

Muscles, Tendons & Ligaments

Did you every wonder?
Muscles  
Types of Muscles  
  Slow Twitch Muscle Fibers  
  Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers  
  Intermediate Muscle Fibers
Atrophy
Hypertrophy
Hyperplasia

Components of Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Power
  Muscular Strength
  Muscular Endurance
  Muscular Power
Strength and Muscle Balance
Lactic Acid Burn
Muscle Soreness
When Working Muscles
CHAPTER 11 SELF-TEST
Chapter 12  

Diet, Nutrition & the Use of Supplements

Even our Family Pets are "Eating Themselves to Death
Not Only Our Pets, But Our Children as Well
Diet
Nutrients
  Protein
  Carbohydrates (Carbs)
  Fats
  Vitamins
  Minerals
  Water
  Alcohol
Popular Diets
How to Reduce or Stop Muscle Gain
Calories In = Calories Out
Weight Loss Example Using Calories
Number of Meals per Day
Daily Protein Requirements
Nitrogen Balance
Vegetarians and Weight Training
Recommended Percentages of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat
How to Read a Food Label
Ingredients
Sodium
Caffeine
Caffeine Decontamination Regime
Body Pollutants
Bottom Line
Supplements

 Additional Supplements
Vitamins
Don't Even Think About These
Isn't it Amazing?
Drug or Supplement Questions
Why Do Most Supplements Work?
Smoking Makes You Ugly and Sugar Causes Wrinkles!
  Smoking
  Sugar
One Final Note
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
3 Fat Chicks
Doug's Smoothie Formula
Doug's Train Smart, Train Hard, Smoothie....
Martha's Oatmeal Smoothie
Diets - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Popular Diet Information
  Atkins Diet
  The Zone Diet
  Sugar Busters
"Eat Right for your Type" Diet
Fit for Life
Mediterranean Diet
Mayo Clinic Diet
Sommersizing
Scarsdale Diet
Pritkin Diet
CHAPTER 12 SELF-TEST
Chapter 13  

Weight Training Injuries

Weight Training Injuries Treatment of Weight Training Injuries   Rest   Ice   Compress   Elevate

Training When You are Sick
CHAPTER 13 SELF-TEST
Chapter 14  

Evaluations & Fat Considerations

Body Composition
Body Typing
Body Fat Measures and Variability
Body Mass Index
Skin Fold
Hydrostatic Weighing
Bod Pod
Bioelectrical Impedance
Whole Body Potassium Method

Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry
What is Considered FAT?
Obesity
Essential Fat
Physique Management
CHAPTER  14 SELF-TEST
Chapter 15  

Circuit Training

Circuit Training: The Best Way to Lose Weight in a Healthy Fashion
  Participants
  Testing
  Training
  Results
  Discussion

More Proof That Circuit Training Works
Circuit Strength Training
Heart Rate and Circuit Training
Sample Circuit Training Program
Chapter 16  

A Real 16-Week Weight Training Program

Beginning Weight Training Program - Weeks 1 & 2
Pre-Training Phase - Weeks 3 Through 6
Strengthening Phase - Weeks 7 & 8
Pre-Power Phase Intermediate Weight Training Program Weeks 9 & 10
Advanced Segment - Weeks 11 Through 16

 
Chapter 17  

Military Fitness

Improving the PFT Score
  Sit-ups
  Push-ups
  Running

 
Chapter 9  

Have you Ever Wondered....?

Manufacturing Begins with the Unloading of Cold Steel from the Truck How It All Began
The Samson Team

 
Glossary  
Self-Test Answers  
Endnotes
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