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By Craig Cecil
Paperback and e-book formats, 312 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9847414-6-5


Bodybuilding at Home: Building a Complete Home Gym shows that you don't need state-of-the-art, modern equipment and machines to build muscle and transform yourself. Stop wasting your life driving back and forth to the gym and waiting for equipment. Now you can work out your way, with your own equipment, with your rules, whenever you want. Take back your time and control of your life. Build muscle, lose fat and find yourself. It all starts at home.

In this book, you'll learn:

  • the process of assembling a home gym with the minimum amount of equipment that produces maximum results for bodybuilding
  • how to combine safety, effectiveness and efficiency while minimizing space and cost
  • how to make the workout safe and simple to do alone, regardless of the exercise or the amount of weight used
  • how to maximize the number and variety of bodybuilding exercises you can perform, given the constraints of location, space, and budget
  • how to save thousands of dollars by avoiding bad or sub-optimal purchases

Bonus Material: Dozens of Bodybuilding Routines and Workouts for your Home Gym

In addition, this book provides bonus material that provides you with bodybuilding workouts and training plans, regardless of your experience and adaptation level that you can use immediately in your home gym as you accumulate the equipment. These workouts and training plans can take you from absolute beginner all the way to the competitive stage.

Table of Contents

  • Freedom & Purpose 1
  • A Bodybuilder's Gym 9
  • Location, Location, Location 12
  • Planning the Layout 21
  • Budget, Economy & Luxury 24
  • Setting the Stage 26
  •      Flooring 26
  •      Lighting 31
  •      Mirrors 34
  •      Climate Control 36
  •      Sound, Video & Visual Appearance 41
  • The Equipment 47
  •      General Equipment Strategy 49
  •      The Baseline Setup 60
  •      Dumbbells—Minimal Investment, Maximum Returns 63
  •      Plates—The Currency of Weight Training 89
  •      Benches 105
  •      Barbells—The Key to Maximum Development 112
  •      Racks—Lifting to the Limit, Safely 136
  •      Machines—What is Really Necessary? 164
  •      Cardio Equipment 183
  •      Training Journal 204
  •      Accessory Equipment 205
  •      Maintaining Your Equipment 250
  • Adding It All Up: What's It Gonna Cost? 253
  •      Home Gym for Under $100 253
  •      Home Gym for Under $250 253
  •      Home Gym for Under $500 254
  •      Home Gym for Under $1000 254
  •      Core Equipment 255
  • Home Gym Checklist 256
  • If You Build It, Will You (They) Come? 258
  • My Gym: One Man's Story 260
  • Inspiration, Perspiration and Desire 265
  • Beyond the Home Gym 266
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Bodybuilding Workout Routines 268
  •      Beginning Bodybuilding 270
  •      Intermediate Bodybuilding 289
  •      Advanced Bodybuilding 304
  •      Adapting Workouts for the Home Gym 307
  •      Integrating Cardio into Your Workout Routines 312

About the Author

Photo of the author Craig Cecil

Craig Cecil 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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