We first looked at this one a while ago, and a conversation on the weekend had me pulling it from the shelves once again. The 2nd Edition of Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength.
The title gives you a general idea, and a couple of brief comments will help fill in the gaps :
Readers will appreciate the combination of plain facts and expert advice. Anyone looking to build muscle mass will appreciate this thorough, no-nonsense guide to proper strength-training technique.
The book is very well written, and provides a complete, precise set of tables throughout the chapters that allow the novice or advanced bodybuilder or strength athlete to start using proven exercises/techniques to improve their appearance and/or performance. The “Rating” matrices of Time/Length/Difficulty/Results alone were, for me, worth the price of the book.
Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength. Good stuff.