Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Book Review: 'Strength Training' by Nekoterran
Author/health coach Nekoterran is defining his role in the health and body building world with a series of well-constructed books – INTESTINAL CLEANSE AND RECONSTRUCTION (gut diet): THE MOST POWERFUL INTERNAL DETOXIFICATION, HOW TO BUILD A MONSTROUS PHYSIQUE, HOW TO BURN BODY FAT COMPLETELY AND MAINTAIN A SLIM PHYSIQUE, and now STRENGTH TRANING: HOW TO BUILD MORE MUSCLE THAN EVER BEFORE AND MAINTAIN MUSCLE MASS PERMANENTLY.
In this more complete book than some of his others, Nekoterran challenges the reader with the concept of goals in training: ‘The bodybuilding community, just like the weight-loss community, are misinformed, and in some cases completely off. Think of this: Muscle and Fitness magazine was first published in 1936 by Joe Weider. If you compare side by side a bodybuilding magazine from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, it will become evident that the workout instructions, nutrition facts, and diets plans are utterly contrasting. Why is the information so drastically different? Because the bodybuilding community cannot accurately pin down what builds muscle and burns fat. Think about what occurs inside the body to build muscle, to accumulate fat or to burn excess body fat. Only a selective few have the physique they desire because the information available is incorrect or incomplete. And like most who follow the wrong crowd on autopilot without questioning or second thought, they will suffer the same consequences. Unfortunately, this is the plain and simple truth.’
He reviews the ‘diets d jour’ – Paleo diet, Ketogenic diet, Atkins Diet, Avoid carbs after 6 PM, Eat less/exercise more, Burn more calories than consumed, Eat 4-6 small meals a day – informing use the misinformation we have been given. He continues by discussing the misconceptions of diet and muscle building in a most interesting manner.
The next portion of the book is divided into What to eat (protein, vegetables, nuts and seed, cooked vegetable an baked goods, sugars and refined starch, stevia, etc), Supplementation (fats and supplements), Digestion explained, Transplant friendly bacteria, and then the most effective workout to build muscle.
Nekaterran gets down to basics, corrects misconceptions and then wisely guides us into informed decision making and diet and workout – the ones that work for us! Grady Harp, April 18
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