book review

Brad Schoenfeld is one of the most respected leaders in fitness and exercise science. Known for his science and evidence-based approach, it's no surprise why his book, The MAX Muscle Plan, continues to be a go-to resource for both fitness professionals and avid lifters. The core of his book covers a six-month periodized program with the outcome of maximizing muscle gains. The content breaks down in detail the outline of the three workout phases (strength, metabolic and muscle) and includes over 100 exercises, nutrition and cardio as integrated in the program. Perhaps of greater value to fitness professionals reading this book, is the plethora of science-based information on the impact of periodization, exercise manipulation, hormones and planned program design on a results-driven program; it's the perfect blend of evidence-based knowledge and practical application.

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