Best Alan Aragon books

The Lean Muscle Diet: A Customized Nutrition and Workout Plan--Eat the Foods You Love to Build the Body You Want and Keep It for Life!

Lou Schuler

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Research shows that although people can lose 5 to 10 percent of their body weight on any given diet, dieting itself is a consistent predictor of future weight gain. Why? At some point, everyone stops dieting. The Lean Muscle Diet solves the sustainability problem while offering immediate results. It's simple: act as if you already have the body you want.
If a reader is, say, a 220-pound man who wants to become a muscular 180-pounder, he then uses The Lean Muscle Diet's formula to eat and train to sustain a 180-pound body. The transformation begins immediately, and the results last for life.

Lou Schuler, who has sold more than one million copies of his fitness books worldwide, and Alan Aragon, nutrition advisor to Men's Health, have created an eating and "metabolically expensive" exercise plan designed to melt fat while building muscle. the best part? the plan allows readers to eat their favorite foods, no matter how decadent. with full support from Men's Health, The Lean Muscle Diet delivers a simple―and simply sustainable―body transformation plan anyone can use.

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy

Brad Schoenfeld

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Muscle hypertrophy—defined as an increase in muscular size—is one of the primary outcomes of resistance training. Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy is a comprehensive compilation of science-based principles to help professionals develop muscle hypertrophy in athletes and clients. With more than 825 references and applied guidelines throughout, no other resource offers a comparable quantity of content solely focused on muscle hypertrophy. Readers will find up-to-date content so they fully understand the science of muscle hypertrophy and its application to designing training programs.

Written by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, a leading authority on muscle hypertrophy, this text provides strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, sport scientists, researchers, and exercise science instructors with a definitive resource for information regarding muscle hypertrophy—the mechanism of its development, how the body structurally and hormonally changes when exposed to stress, ways to most effectively design training programs, and current nutrition guidelines for eliciting hypertrophic changes. The full-color book offers several features to make the content accessible to readers:

• Research Findings sidebars highlight the aspects of muscle hypertrophy currently being examined to encourage readers to re-evaluate their knowledge and ensure their training practices are up to date.

• Practical Applications sidebars outline how to apply the research conclusions for maximal hypertrophic development.

• Comprehensive subject and author indexes optimize the book’s utility as a reference tool.

• An image bank containing most of the art, photos, and tables from the text allows instructors and presenters to easily teach the material outlined in the book.

Although muscle hypertrophy can be attained through a range of training programs, this text allows readers to understand and apply the specific responses and mechanisms that promote optimal muscle hypertrophy in their athletes and clients. It explores how genetic background, age, sex, and other factors have been shown to mediate the hypertrophic response to exercise, affecting both the rate and the total gain in lean muscle mass. Sample programs in the text show how to design a three- or four-day-per-week undulating periodized program and a modified linear periodized program for maximizing muscular development.

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy is an invaluable resource for strength and conditioning professionals seeking to maximize hypertrophic gains and those searching for the most comprehensive, authoritative, and current research in the field.

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

Tom Venuto

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A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way.

Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time?
Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes?
Do you want a program guaranteed to work, no matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in now?

For twenty-five years, industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts. In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle—known by fans as “the bible of fat loss”—Tom reveals the body transformation secrets of the leanest people in the world. This is not a diet and it’s not just a weight-loss program; this is a breakthrough system to change your life and get you leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier with the latest discoveries in exercise and nutrition science.
Inside, you’ll discover:

- The simple but powerful LEAN formula, revealing the four crucial elements of body transformation success.

- The New Body 28 (TNB-28): a four-week training plan for sculpting lean muscle, plus a quick start primer workout perfect for beginners

- A lifestyle program that’s more flexible and easier than ever to follow, even if you are busy, have dietary restrictions, or have never worked out before.

- The motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan.
 
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to); it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. You are sure to call it your fitness bible for many years to come.

33 Ways to Break Free from Binge Eating

Nia Shanks

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Break Free from Binge Eating, for Good.

Binge eating isn't just about eating too much food and feeling completely out of control over what and when you eat. It also causes other issues such as: -Having a negative self-image (e.g. "I hate how I look!") -Over exercising in an attempt to burn off the calories from the most recent binge -Revolving your life around a diet in an attempt to stop binge eating (but it only makes thing much worse) -Constantly obsessing over food -And other problems 33 Ways to Break Free from Binge Eating will allow you to: -STOP obsessing over what you eat -STOP revolving your life around a diet -STOP over exercising in an attempt to burn off the calories from your most recent binge And you will: -Finally love your body - not just for how it looks, but for what it can DO -Discover the simple, sane, flexible, obsessive-free nutrition guidelines that turn into sustainable, life-long habits that will allow you to achieve your health and fitness goals -Become the strongest, most awesome version of yourself -Use exercise and strength train to LOVE your body, not just for how it looks, but for what it can do -Develop a health and fitness regimen that enhances your life, and not dominate it "What's really special about this book - aside from its ease of reading and abundance of practical information - is that its author has won her own battle with binge eating. Therefore, what follows is not just a set of research-based solutions, but also Nia's powerful, personal touch as someone who has been through the struggle and emerged victorious." -Alan Aragon As you know, binge eating is a tough habit to break. But it can be done. You can break free from binge eating and get your life back. Does this sound familiar? You started to eat better and work out to improve your health and build a body you'd love. But, along the way, something happened. You read a lot of conflicting nutrition information, you started restricting foods, you combined that with working out even more, and then before you knew it - you were constantly obsessing over what you ate, weighing yourself on a daily basis, trying to "improve your flaws". What began as a journey to improve your health and fitness became a daily battle with hating your body, working out all the time, and constantly obsessing over food. And it's time to break free. It's time for you to stop obsessing over food, disliking your body, and over exercising and start following simple, flexible guidelines that are free from obsessive-eating habits so you can love your body and live an awesome life and, of course, break free from binge eating. 33 Ways to Break Free from Binge Eating will show you exactly how to break free from binge eating in a sane and simple way. No dieting. No crazy schemes. Just real, long lasting results. Stop binge eating, get your life back, and become the strongest, most awesome version of yourself.

Alfonso the Magnanimous: King of Aragon, Naples, and Sicily, 1396-1458

Alan Ryder

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This is the first complete biography of one of the most brilliant fifteenth-century monarchs, Alfonso V of Aragon. Ryder traces Alfonso's life from his childhood in the chivalric world of Castile to the newly-acquired states of Aragon and his subsequent accession to the Aragonese throne. In addition to being a shrewd politician, Alfonso is revealed to have been an accomplished diplomat, acutely aware of the power of commerce, and one of the greatest patrons of the early Renaissance. He brought humanism to life in Southern Italy and made his court the most brilliant in Europe. Offering not only an insightful look at Alfonso's life but a vivid portrait of political and cultural life during his reign, this volume will hold special appeal for scholars and students of early modern European history, fifteenth-century Italian and Spanish history, and Renaissance studies.

28 Days Later Vol. 4: Gangwar

Michael Alan Nelson

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There is no escape from the horrific world of 28 DAYS LATER, the graphic novel series that plunges readers back into fray of a world overrun with the Infected!

For Selena, infiltrating Great Britain has proven even deadlier than getting out. She has lost so much, so many people. Could what awaits her in London be worth it, with the Infected lurking in all corners? It's a question she lives with everyday.

28 Days Later Vol. 6: Homecoming

Michael Alan Nelson

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The film that redefined the Zombie genre continues here!

There is no escape from the horrific world of 28 DAYS LATER, the graphic novel that plunges readers back into the fray of a world overrun with The Infected! The film that changed horror forever continues here! This is it, people…the story that reveals Selena’s secret is here! As Selena and Clint reach London, they learn the real reason why Selena decided to return to infected Great Britain. And the American occupation isn’t the only thing preventing Selena from accomplishing her secret goal…

28 Days Later Vol. 5: Ghost Town

Michael Alan Nelson

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The film that redefined the Zombie genre continues here!

There is no escape from the horrific world of 28 Days Later, the graphic novel that plunges readers back into the fray of a world overrun with The Infected! It has been months since Selena has returned to Great Britain. Now she sets foot in the city where it all ended: Manchester. Will she face horrors here like she did before… or will she face worse?

Catherine the Inquisitor (The Six Lives of Henry the VIII Book 1)

Leigh Jenkins

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He killed his wives, broke from Catholicism and founded his own church. But history could have been quite different for Henry the VIII, as author Leigh Jenkins proves in this alternative history series, if only one key moment had changed in each of his marriages.
The first book of the series, Catherine the Inquisitor, explores how life would have been different if Henry and Catherine's first child, a boy named Henry, had lived instead of died less than six weeks after his birth. With his much sought after heir, Henry would feel no need to create the Church of England or travel down the destructive path that led to his wives’ murders. But would that have been best for England?
Jenkins delves inside one of history's greatest enigmas – the mind of King Henry the VIII of England. This intense, often poignant, look at King Henry shows that, with a twist of fate, England could have remembered a very different king.

The Fall of the Templars in the Crown of Aragon

Alan Forey

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This title was first published in 2001: The trial of the Templars and the dissolution of the Order of the Temple are popular subjects for historians, but the focus of most work has been on France. In this book Alan Forey adds greatly to our understanding of the drama, not just by examining events in Spain, but also by looking at aspects which are often ignored, such as the treatment of the Templars while in custody, and their situation after the trial. Since the Aragonese Templars possessed numerous castles - a legacy of the Spanish Reconquest - they were also able to offer stouter resistance to attempts to arrest them than their colleagues elsewhere. A series of sieges was needed, lasting up to a year and a half, and the study of these provides a useful contribution to our knowledge of medieval siege warfare. Consideration is also given to the fate of Templar property, both during proceedings and later, when their lands in Valencia were used to endow the new military order of Montesa. The work is based throughout upon the examination of unused testimonies and manuscript sources, especially from the Crown Archive in Barcelona, and its sound scholarship will help dispel some of the myths which still surround the fall of the Templars.