Josh Bryant needs no introduction and is himself ‘Built To The Hilt’ and this is his latest book
Built To The Hilt
Creating A Muscularly Strong And Superbly Conditioned Body That Will Last A Lifetime
Sounds good? well it is coming in at an impressive 440 pages with 15 chapters.
Chapter 1 Bodybuilding Methods & Traditions
The first chapter goes over 27 different forms of bodybuilding training including GVT, Heavy Duty, DC, Weider and Powerbuilding.
Chapter 2 Hypertrophy and adaptations to strength training
A chapter about the muscle Josh goes into great detail about the muscle structure and function, connective tissue and the nervous system.
Chapter 3 Back to basics
A chapter about getting big with the big lifts the Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift, Overhead Press, Chins and Dips are covered here along with limit strength and hormonal responses.
Chapter 4 Periodization
Josh goes into great detail about periodization models, overcompensation and overload principles, overtraining & overreaching and lots more this chapter also includes a few routines.
Chapter 5 Bringing up symmetry and attacking weakness
A whole chapter on dealing with lagging body parts and developing perfect symmetry
Chapter 6 Bands and chains break into bodybuilding
A whole chapter on the Proper set up and use of bands and chains in powerlifting and bodybuilding.
Chapter 7 Aerobic training interval conditioning
The Aerobic training chapter is all about the conditioning with barbell complexes, interval conditioning, strongman training and kettlebells.
Chapter 8 Injuries in bodybuilding
Probably the most detailed chapter ever written on injuries in bodybuilding with load, repetition, volume, density and exercise progressions, bone, joint and muscle injuries, areas of concern and injury prevention.
Chapter 9 Bodybuilding sports psychology
The psychological aspect needs to be in order if you are to succeed this chapter includes conditioning your mind, why you should not overlook mental preparation and even a mental conditioning program.
Chapter 10 Nutrition
All aspects of nutrition are covered here with what to eat, nutritional guidelines, with guidelines for bulking and fat loss, supplementation etc
Chapter 11 Recovery
A very thorough chapter on recovery Josh covers individuals recovery, stressors, caloric intake, drugs, deloading, sleeping, nutrition, further expediting recovery
Chapter 12 Stretching
A whole chapter on many forms of stretching no stone is left unturned
Chapter 13 Testing
Includes Assessments for bodybuilders, the benefits of testing, testing problems and concerns, safety, testing body composition, testing limit strength, and measuring.
Chapter 14 Top 10 exercises
This chapter starts with selecting the right exercises, mechanical tension then the top ten exercises for each body part are given legs, chest, arms, back and shoulders Josh gives you the 50 best overall exercises includes exercises for calves, arms and neck.
Chapter 15 Bodybuilding routines
A total of 27 bodybuilding routines created by Josh