Build Your Shoulders the Vince Gironda Way There’s great interest in the methods of legendary bodybuilding trainer Vince Gironda. And why not? Although his teaching was complicated at times, Vince was a practical man. What interested him most was building muscle and sculpting fabulous physiques. So, with that in mind we’ve constructed a practical course very much along those lines. This shoulder-building course features many of the ideas and principles of Vince Gironda put into action. The workouts, though, are mostly new. In this handy, power-packed book, you will find out: >> the best exercises to develop wide, massive, defined shoulders (the exercises aren’t the ones you might think) >> applying “Vince Anatomy” for super shape and size >> using exercise form and technique for maximum gains >> workouts for continual progress >> the best ways to use intensity >> new applications of classic Vince techniques This volume, written by an experienced natural bodybuilder and trainer who has spent years researching, using and experimenting with Vince’s methods, brings you insights and clear explanations and even new ways of applying these methods for fast, sensational gains. This volume features over a dozen workouts, which bodybuilders of any level can tap into and use. There are clear explanations of the exercises, how to do them, but more importantly, why you should do them. Natural bodybuilders especially will benefit from this book. If you have struggled with conventional training and have mediocre results, this shoulder-building course may be just the thing you’re looking for to break through to greater gains. This book is another in the smash-hit series of Vince Gironda-inspired muscle group training books. Get onboard with the Vince Gironda way to build your best shoulders ever!
Preface Chapter # 1: The Role of Nutrition in Bodybuilding Benefits of Proper Nutrition How Often to Eat How Much Should You Eat What Should You Eat Chapter # 2: How Long Should You Train Fitness Level Experience Training Duration When Will You See Results Chapter # 3: Warming Up The Benefits of Warming Up How to Warm-Up for Arm Workouts Chapter # 4: Exercises for Shoulders Formation of the Shoulders Best Exercises for Massive Shoulders Chapter # 5: Exercises for Bigger Triceps Formation of the Triceps Exercises Chapter # 6: Exercises for Biceps Formation of the Biceps Exercises to Perform Chapter # 7: Avoiding the Plateau How the Body Adapts Chapter # 8: Introduction to Injuries Types of Injuries Causes of Arm Injuries Chapter # 9: Treatment and Prevention of Injuries Preventing Injuries Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Preface When trying to determine how muscular one is, the arms are usually the first indicator. While not everyone might be able to grow their arms easily, just a little muscle goes a long way in giving you pride. Building your arms will not only make them grow in size, but they will also become stronger. Activities that used to make you sweat will start feeling like a piece of cake. As if that's not enough, big arms will get you compliments from both men and women. But to achieve that, you will need to listen to the right advice. Exercise alone will not do it. If you are serious about getting big arms, read this book now, as it has everything you must know to get the arms you dream of. Enjoy the reading.
In this, the third volume of an interdisciplinary history of the United States since the Civil War, Sean Dennis Cashman provides a comprehensive review of politics and economics from the tawdry affluence of the 1920s throught the searing tragedy of the Great Depression to the achievements of the New Deal in providing millions with relief, job opportunities, and hope before America was poised for its ascent to globalism on the eve of World War II. The book concludes with an account of the sliding path to war as Europe and Asia became prey to the ambitions of Hitler and military opportunists in Japan. The book also surveys the creative achievements of America's lost generation of artists, writers, and intellectuals; continuing innovations in transportation and communications wrought by automobiles and airplanes, radio and motion pictures; the experiences of black Americans, labor, and America's different classes and ethnic groups; and the tragicomedy of national prohibition. The cast of characters includes FDR, the New Dealers, Eleanor Roosevelt, George W. Norris, William E. Borah, Huey Long, Henry Ford, Clarence Darrow, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Orson Welles, Wendell Willkie, and the stars of radio and the silver screen. The first book in this series, America in the Gilded Age, is now accounted a classic for historiographical synthesis and stylisic polish. America in the Age of the Titans, covering the Progressive Era and World War I, and America in the Twenties and Thirties reveal the author's unerring grasp of various primary and secondary sources and his emphasis upon structures, individuals, and anecdotes about them. The book is lavishly illustrated with various prints, photographs, and reproductions from the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
UNDER SUSPICION Discovering a dead body on her first day of work throws Darcie Wiley’s “fresh start” into a tailspin. Things get worse when the police make Darcie their prime suspect! She’s surrounded by distrust and suspicion—and the eerie sense that someone’s been in her apartment, going through her things.
From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.
The Drue Heinz Literature Prize was established in 1980 to encourage and support the writing and reading of short fiction. Over the past twenty years judges such as Robert Penn Warren, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Alice McDermott, and Frank Conroy have selected the best collections from the hundreds submitted annually by up-and-coming writers. 20 represents the best of the best—one story from each of the prize-winning volumes. Chosen by acclaimed author John Edgar Wideman, the selections cover a broad range of inventive and original characters, settings, and emotions, charting the evolution of the short story over the past two decades. One of the most prestigious awards of its kind, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize has helped launch the careers of a score of previously "undiscovered" writers, many of whom have gone on to great critical success. Past Winners of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize: David Bosworth, Robley Wilson, Jonathan Penner, Randall Silvis, W. D. Wetherell, Rick DeMarinis, Ellen Hunnicutt, Reginald McKnight, Maya Sonenberg, Rick Hillis, Elizabeth Graver, Jane McCafferty, Stewart O’Nan, Jennifer Cornell, Geoffrey Becker, Edith Pearlman, Katherine Vaz, Barbara Croft, Lucy Honig, Adria Bernardi.
Karen Harper’s crowd-pleasing Elizabeth I Mystery series, hailed as “extraordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, continues with this marvelous, majestic novel. The Queene’s Cure transports us into the shadowy world of sixteenth-century medicine, as an enlightened young queen seeks the cures that could heal a realm and transform a land.... In late summer of 1562, within a bedchamber at Whitehall Palace, Elizabeth Tudor prays for the recovery of the delirious, fever-racked friend who has served her for twenty-six of her twenty-nine years. Ten days later, with loyal, handsome Lord Robert Dudley by her side, the queen leads her retinue to London’s Royal College of Physicians to enlist two learned doctors in the raging battle against disease and pestilence. She knows she has no trusted allies in Peter Pascal and John Caius, ardent Papist sympathizers with long-standing grievances against the Tudors. Yet even the stalwart queen is shaken when a frighteningly lifelike effigy of herself ravaged by pox turns up in her royal coach. Elizabeth’s fear that the counterfeit corpse is a harbinger of impending tragedy comes to fruition when ever more terrifying transgressions penetrate the very heart of her royal precincts. With the help of her Privy Plot Council and an intriguing healer whose curative arts are at odds with the dangerous Royal College, Elizabeth resolves to unmask a murderer who wears a false face and is beset by the vilest humours of the soul. But when she herself falls ill, an entire realm is caught in the grip of a treasonous conspiracy to take a queen’s life and throne. Peopled by a rich cast of fascinating figures from the swirling mists of history, The Queene’s Cure brings a vibrant, violent age unforgettably to life. Racing to a chilling climax where ordinary men play God and where Elizabeth Tudor could meet the same fate as her mother, Anne Boleyn, this is a gripping and captivating story of an indomitable young monarch...fighting for her life, her realm, and her rightful crown.
The fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Brotherband series, for fans of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones Hal and his fellow Herons have returned home to Skandia after defeating the pirate captain Zavac and reclaiming Skandia's most prized artifact, the Andomal. With their honor restored, the Herons turn to a new mission: tracking down an old rival turned bitter enemy. Tursgud—leader of the Shark Brotherband and Hal's constant opponent—has turned from a bullying youth into a pirate and slave trader. After Tursgud captures twelve Araluen villagers to sell as slaves, the Heron crew sails into action . . . with the help of one of Araluen's finest Rangers! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Earthbound angel Dimitri Radchenko has waited centuries to avenge his family and to find the one woman destined to complete him. After nursing her back to health following a demonic possession, he fears he may have finally found that woman in romance author, Elle Gates. Elle is beautiful, smart, and successful, but she is also human. Having endured centuries of loss, Dimitri fears binding his heart and soul to a woman destined to age and die. But Elle has been living a lie. When she suddenly disappears, Dimitri is compelled to follow, and discovers that not only is Elle not who she seems to be, she isn’t who she thought she was.
Prolific writer of classic Westerns Jackson Gregory strikes gold again in the edge-of-your-seat outdoor adventure Wolf Breed. With landscape descriptions so vivid you'll feel like you're there and plenty of play-by-play action, this gem will leave fans of the genre eminently satisfied.
Valerio Massimo Manfredi's The Ancient Curse is a thrilling archaeological mystery with a supernatural twist. In the darkest hours of the night at the Museum of Volterra, young archaeologist Fabrizio Castellani is immersed in his work. He has discovered that the famous Etruscan statue known as the 'shade of twilight' contains a mysterious object, seemingly enclosed within the sculpture itself. He is suddenly interrupted by the phone ringing – on the other end of the line an icy female voice warns him to abandon his research at once. A series of gruesome killings follow. The victims, who have all been involved in the desecration of an unexplored tomb, seem to have been torn to pieces by a beast of unimaginable size. Meanwhile, as Fabrizio excavates the Etruscan tomb he discovers something extraordinary, and chilling . . . Will Fabrizio manage to unravel these secrets without being sucked into the spiral of violence himself?
As we reach middle age, our stomach muscles tend to sag and weaken due to inactivity. Additionally, weight tends to concentrate on the mid-section. While there are many stomach exercise programs, incredibly many of these same programs increase stomach size rather than flattening the belly. This book provides a proven, effective, easy-to-do three step program. Using illustrations and humor, this book helps adults look and feel better in as little as two weeks. - Publisher.