Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder - Part Two, Chapter Two: Laying the Foundation Summary & Analysis

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Douglas Kent Hall
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Part Two, Chapter Two: Laying the Foundation Summary and Analysis

It is best to lay a solid foundation with "freehand exercises," which do not require gym equipment. They will give an individual the experience of feeling the blood rush into the pectoral muscles, a feeling called "the pump." An individual's own weight provides resistance. After two to six months one can safely enter weight training gym. A few simple rules should be followed. Exercise about one hour before or two hours after a full meal. Eating something two hours before ensures high energy level. There is no ideal time to work out. Clothing depends on weather but should always be loose. It might be better to expose those parts which need work. This will give added incentive to work on the weak points. Breathing properly is essential to an...

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