High-Threshold Muscle Building
High-Threshold Muscle Building
High-Threshold Muscle Building
Price: $39.95 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 2007
Page Count: 200
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0978319400
ISBN-13: 9780978319403
User Rating: 4.3333 out of 5 Stars! (3 Votes)

About the Author

Thibaudeau (pronounced Tee-Bow-Doh) is yet another French Canadian phenom in the strength and conditioning community. He's successfully trained a wide array of athletes from Olympic lifters and strongmen to hockey players and figure skaters. He's also a competitive Olympic weightlifter, a football coach, and is completing his M.Sc. degree in exercise science. Judging from his articles so far at T-mag,he also knows a heck of a lot about packing on mass.

Luke Warren Wills | 5 out of 5 Stars!
10/09/2009

Coach Tibaudeau takes you through the whole process of High Threshhold Muscle Building, step by step giving you all the tools you need to be able to design your own programs. Plus he throws in a couple of templates and sample programs for; muscle growth, fat loss, general strength, powerlifting and Athletics, for begginer, intermediate and advanced lifters.

Very easy to read. He describes all of the best exercises for each muscle group followed up with photos!

Great read!!!

A must have to complete any muscle building library!

C. Starr | 3 out of 5 Stars!
13/10/2008

This book opened my eyes to some elements that had definitely been missing from my program design. And yet...okay, I am not after all the answers, or, a cookie cutter approach. But some recommendations posed by the author seem to conflict with others. Eg, the author states that taking a set to failure is optimal (not essential) for muscle growth, and along with this a slow lowering of the weight should be employed. This, I have no problem with. But add to this the recommendation that rest intervals be brief? Either I am possessed of one of the worst recovery rates in the world, or, taking a work set to failure for say between 6 to 10 reps with a slow negative, and then, resting only minimally, will then enable you to do only 2 to 3 reps at best on the next set. The alternative to this would be to decrease the weight. But then, you are lifting a weight that goes up to anywhere between a 15 to 20 RM. Way above what is recommended in the repetition continuum for hypertrophy purposes. This contradiction, the author does nothing to address. At least not in my reading.

Do you drop the weight?

If going to failure on the first work set, and keeping the weight constant, what should you aim for on the second set?

In order to get that, should you increase the rest period, so that you are training the muscle fibers and not training to accommodate fatigue?

The answers to these basic questions I feel don't fall into the realm of wanting a cookie cutter approach. Rather, they would give a far better understanding as to how to construct and effective program. And yet, they are not answered.

imre veres iveres (zagreb, Croatia, Europe) | 5 out of 5 Stars!
23/06/2008

I am mostly interested in sport and exercises phisiology, not particularly in bodybuilding. But after I read some articles from Mr Tibaudeau(ooh, hard to spell it correctly), this march I bought one of his books from Amazone. After one month I bought everything what he wrote. The book is not a recipe of exercises program, but explanation why and how to do something to develop strength, mass, and also speed. So if you are looking for exrx description or training programs only, this is not for you. But if you want to understand something behind,and different methods, it is writen in easy and logical form.Not cheap, but imho very worth of the price. Only thing I miss from the book is list of references.

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