BookIf muscle growth seems nonexistent, but you don’t have time to spend more hours in the gym each day, don’t give up. There is a better way. Featuring a revolutionary approach to male physique transformation, Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body offers a fresh approach to body sculpting. Based on scientifically proven strategies for making workouts more effective, Elite Physique features over 100 exercises and 50 exercise videos for men seeking training programs designed to build muscle, burn fat, or target those problem areas that are slower to respond to training.
Written by Dr. Chad Waterbury, a physical therapist who understands how bodies change with age, Elite Physique shows you how to make radical physical changes by manipulating sets, reps, and frequency and by deciding when and how to use advanced training methods. You’ll start by performing an honest physical assessment to establish a starting point and more accurately gauge your progress.
As you move into exercises for the lower body and upper body, you'll find tips on altering exercises to alleviate stress on primary joints like the shoulders, elbows, wrists, lower back, hips, and knees. Video clips offer demonstrations of many of the exercises, highlighting proper technique and common mistakes. You’ll learn the finer points of sculpting the midsection and will be able to create programs to target a lagging body part, either as an add-on to full-body training or as a stand-alone high-frequency training plan.
Waterbury also includes advice on how to make staple lifts such as squats, deadlifts, and presses more joint friendly for older, more physically battered lifters. He breaks down how training must change as you age—with a program for a 20-year-old looking different than one for a 50-year-old—to safely pursue your goal of a lean, muscular physique.
Designed for men looking for the most effective approach to ignite their physique transformation, Elite Physique is a go-to resource.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Elite Physique Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Elite Physique With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Note: A code for accessing the online video is included with all new print books.
AudienceMen who want to build muscle and transform their physique; reference for personal trainers working with these clients.
Table of ContentsPart I. Plan for Muscle
Chapter 1. Assess to Impress
Chapter 2. A Man With a Plan
Chapter 3. Muscle Rules
Part II. Muscle Methodology
Chapter 4. Building Muscle Versus Burning Fat
Chapter 5. Lower Body Training
Chapter 6. Core Training
Chapter 7. Upper Body Training
Part III. Muscle Programming
Chapter 8. Muscle-Building Programs
Chapter 9. Fat-Burning Programs
Chapter 10. Body Part–Specific Programs
Part IV. Muscle Maintenance
Chapter 11. Nutrition for Muscle Growth or Fat Loss
Chapter 12. Strong and Lean for Life
Reviews“Dr. Chad Waterbury has created something truly remarkable here. Elite Physique is a complete guide to building muscle and losing fat, with the scientific rigor of a textbook and the conversational voice of a trusted coach. It’s accessible to lifters of all ages and levels. If you’re serious about improving your strength, physique, and performance, this is the book for you.”
—Lou Schuler, Author of The New Rules of Lifting
ExcerptsFive practical strategies for older lifters
The benefits of high frequency training
This one exercise can save your low back
Training principles to build muscle or burn fat