Books You Should Read

How to Get Big

Priming the Anbolic Environment : A Practical, Scientific
Guide to the Art and Science of Building Muscles
by William D. Brink
Published by Musclemag Intl
Publication date: December 1997

by Stuart McRoberts
C.S. Publishing Ltd

Beyond Brawn
by Stuart McRoberts
C.S. Publishing Ltd

Hardcore Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach
by Fred Hatfield & Tom Platz
Published by NTC/Contemporary Publishing

The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter and Practitioner
by Lyle McDonald

Underground Body Opus : Militant Weight Loss & Recomposition
by Dan Duchaine

Bodybuilding Biographies

West Coast Bodybuilding Scene, The Golden Era
by Dick Tyler
Publication Date: April 2004, On Target Publications

Beyond The Universe: The Bill Pearl Story
by Bill Pearl, Kim Shott
Publication Date: August 2003, Agni Press

Muscle: An Autobiography: The History, Business, and Soul of Modern-Day Bodybuilding
by Ben Weider
Publication Date: December 2002

Remembering Muscle Beach : Where Hard Bodies Began
Photographs and Memories
by Harold Zinkin, Bonnie Hearn
Publication Date: August 1999

Muscletown USA : Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell
by John D Fair
Publication Date: May 1999

Muscle Beach
by Marla Matzer Rose
Publication Date: March 2001

Brother Iron, Sister Steel, A Bodybuilder's Book
by Dave Draper
Publication Date: 2001

Bill Pearls Keys to the Inner Universe : Worlds Best Built Man
by Bill Pearl
Publication Date: 1992

Sandow the Magnificent : Eugen Sandow and the Beginnings
of Bodybuilding (Sport and Society)
by David L. Chapman
Publication date: April 1994

Gorilla Suit : My Adventures in Bodybuilding
by Bob Paris
Publication date: September 1997

Muscle : Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder
by Sam Fussell
Publication date: August 1992

Arnold: An Unauthorized Biography
by Wendy Leigh
Published by Congdon & Weed
Publication date: 1990;

Bodybuilding Culture

Chemical Pink
by Katie Arnoldi
Publication Date: March 2001

Little Big Men : Bodybuilding Subculture and Gender Construction
(Suny Series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations)
by Alan M. Klein
Published by State Univ of New York Pr
Publication date: September 1993

The Perfectible Body : The Western Ideal of Male Physical Development
by Kenneth R. Dutton
Published by Continuum Pub Group
Publication date: April 1995

Historique de la Culture Physique
by Georges Dardenne
published by Georges Dardenne;
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Bodymakers : A Cultural Anatomy of Women's Body Building
by Leslie Heywood
Published by Rutgers Univ Press
Publication date: February 1998

The Adonis Complex : The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession
by Harrison G. Pope Jr. M.D., Katharine A. Phillips M.D., Roberto Olivardia Ph.D.
Published by Free Press
Publication date: April 2000

History of Physique Photography

Exposed : A Celebration of the Male Nude from 90 of the World's Greatest Photographers
by Philip Braham

Mountain Men : The Male Photography of Don Whitman
by Don Whitman, David Chapman (Introduction)

Hollywood Nudes
by Fred Kovert (Photographer), David Chapman (Introduction)

Adonis : The Male Physique Pin-Up 1870-1940
by David Chapman (Editor)