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    Peter Neff's Natural Bodybuilding 1985

    I recently bought a reputable bodybuilding book written in 1985 by Peter Neff. My Dad says its a pretty decent bodybuilding book, but I would like some outside information. To those who are familiar with it, would you recommend using the information and routines he suggests in his book?

    I just began the beginner's break-in routine which he recommends you do first and it looks like this:
    Full-Body Split
    Each workout day is on Monday-Thursday-Sunday etc. giving two rest days in between...

    Monday:
    Pecs: Bench Press 2 sets, 10, 10
    Delts: Military press 2 sets, 12, 12
    Lats: Bent-over rows 2 sets, 12, 12
    Traps: Shoulder shrugs 2 sets, 12
    Biceps: Standing curls 1 set, 10
    Forearms: Wrist curls 1 set, 20
    Triceps: Standing tricep extensions 1 set, 10
    Quads: Parallel squats 2 sets, 12, 12
    Hams: Leg curls 1 set, 12
    Calves: One-legged standing calf raise 2 sets, 20, 20
    Abs: Bent-knee situps 1 set, up to 50

    This is just a 4-week break-in routine for those who want to naturally weight lift. Upon completion of this program, he gives you split-body workout routine which seems to be pretty effective.

    Any ideas on how up to date and effective this program is would be great.
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    In my humble opinion that looks like a decent workout to start off with if you are a beginner. The best thing about it is that its a full body workout and provides plenty of rest.
    Haven't read that book so can't provide any opinion on that.
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    Thanks alot reps to you.
    Anyone else have any ideas?
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    my suggestion is for Quads, don't do parallel squats, do ass to grass
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    Originally Posted by sbrown_c4l
    my suggestion is for Quads, don't do parallel squats, do ass to grass
    The reason I do parallel squats oppose to A2G squats is because my knees are in pretty rough shape and I don't want to injure them. Plus they seem to be doing the trick as my quads are pretty sore today.
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    Originally Posted by youngdiesel
    The reason I do parallel squats oppose to A2G squats is because my knees are in pretty rough shape and I don't want to injure them. Plus they seem to be doing the trick as my quads are pretty sore today.
    You run a greater risk of injuring your knees stopping at parallel than you would going all the way down. Squats aren't just a quad exercise, either. Your body must exert greater force coming up from an full ROM squat.
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    Originally Posted by mjw8204
    You run a greater risk of injuring your knees stopping at parallel than you would going all the way down. Squats aren't just a quad exercise, either. Your body must exert greater force coming up from an full ROM squat.
    A2G I go then. Any other comments guys?
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