Per Tesch Target Bodybuilding

ISBN 13: 9780880119382

Target Bodybuilding

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High-level strength training programs have advanced almost as fast as technology itself over the past decade. In Target Bodybuilding, Per Tesch combines the two to present weightlifting techniques that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revealed to be most beneficial for muscle building and sculpting.

The book begins with an explanation of the MRI technology and how the information acquired from it takes the guesswork out of training. Tesch then provides a brief anatomical overview, focusing most on the major arm and leg muscle groups that will be targeted in the exercise section that follows.

A total of 60 lifts are included for the biceps, triceps, thigh, and calf muscles. Two large photos showing the starting and lifting positions are shown for each lift. Instructions for proper lifting technique accompany the photos. On a facing page, an enlarged photograph of the specific muscle group and body part is complemented by a description of the muscle function involved in the lift. Paired with this information is a large MRI scan showing the amount of activity generated in each muscle involved in the lift.

At the end of the book, Tesch explains how to develop a successful bodybuilding program. He also provides a number of tips for beginning, intermediate, and advanced trainers.

Take the guesswork out of training. With the help of MRI technology, Target Bodybuilding goes inside the body to show the best techniques for building and sculpting the muscles.

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From the Publisher:

"Per Tesch has created a blockbuster contribution to the bodybuilding world—part reference book, part workout tool, and part training inspiration. It takes the science of bodybuilding to the next level and is a must for every weight trainer’s library."

Stephen T. Holman Editor-in-Chief Ironman Magazine

"The application of this technology to exercise prescription is years ahead of its time."

Roger M. Enoka Professor of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology University of Colorado at Boulder

"A unique merging of one of the most powerful scientific diagnostic technologies with the very visual art of bodybuilding. It provides the reader with a profound notion of what each exercise actually does to his or her body."

Mike Lambert Editor-in-Chief Powerlifting USA Magazine

About the Author:


Per Tesch is an internationally recognized expert in the field of strength training. He is a professor of physiology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where he has conducted numerous scientific research studies on skeletal muscle adaptations to weightlifting. Dr. Tesch has been awarded research grants from several renowned agencies, including NASA, the Swedish Sports Federation, the Swedish Air Force, and the U.S. Army. A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Tesch has published more than 130 scientific papers. He has also served as a regular contributor to such magazines as Muscle and Fitness and Ironman.

A flatwater kayaker on the Swedish National Team, Tesch has had a long-time interest in applied exercise physiology. He has served as an exercise physiology consultant to several Olympic teams. He enjoys kayaking, weight training, skiing, skating, and reading. His current residence is in Stockholm, Sweden.

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