Bodybuilding Book Shows There is More than One Way to Build Muscle

Westminster, MD -- September 18, 2012

Muscle is in these days. Women want a slightly muscular physique to achieve a shapely body. Men want muscle to attract women. Athletes need more muscle to stay at the top of their game. Millions of us lift weights or use exercise machines in the hope of building bigger, stronger and more muscular bodies. But what is the best way to build muscle? Is there more than one way to do it?

In "Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty to SuperSlow", Craig Cecil takes the reader on a historical and entertaining tour of over a dozen muscle building methods used over the past century, advocating that history truly does hold the key to maximizing muscular growth.

The journey starts with circus strongmen at the turn of the 20th century, and evolves through the birth of bodybuilding with volume training in the 1940s and 1950s, detours into the world of high-intensity training in the 1960s and follows the road paved with novel approaches such as Power Factor and Positions of Flexion training in the 1980s and 1990s. Along the way, readers are exposed to valuable weight training methods and techniques to build and sculpt the body, while unique and influential characters emerge, including Charles Atlas, Joe Weider, Arthur Jones and The Butcher:

"During the 1970s, members of the Bulgarian national weightlifting team were the dominant weightlifters in the world, as evidenced by their consistent placings at the Olympic Games and World Championships in all weight categories. It turns out, the Bulgarians trained far differently than others (they also used heavy amounts of anabolic steroids). Ivan Abadjiev, head coach of the national team, crafted a training methodology so distinct, so sinister, that outsiders cringed and insiders named him "The Butcher".

The book includes clear explanations and dozens of example workouts for each bodybuilding system, providing the reader with a full arsenal of training methods and techniques to select from.

"Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty to SuperSlow"

Available from: Amazon ( in paperback and Kindle formats.

About the Author

Craig Cecil is the author of the acclaimed book "Supermen: Building Maximum Muscle for a Lifetime" and has been involved in sports and the science of exercise since his days of high school athletics in baseball, through his collegiate career in NCAA Track & Field, to his devotion to weightlifting and bodybuilding pursuits over the past 20 years. During that time, Craig has trained with professional athletes, as well as multitudes of dedicated, ordinary individuals just wanting to build lean, muscular body weight. Craig is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association and holds an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland.


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