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:
Each workout day is on Monday-Thursday-Sunday etc. giving two rest days in between...
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.
07-04-2006, 05:11 PM #1
Peter Neff's Natural Bodybuilding 1985
07-04-2006, 05:23 PM #2
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.I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength- Philippians 4:13
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