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Take your upper-body workout to the next level with Stronger Arms & Upper Body. Muscle & Fitness magazines Joe Wuebben and Jim Stoppani, PhD, team up to provide the most effective exercises and programs for increasing strength, definition, power, and size.
Targeting the development of shoulders, arms, upper back, chest, and abdominals, Stronger Arms & Upper Body features over 100 exercises for serious lifters, including specific instructions for mastering technique and advanced exercise variations to help lifters push past plateaus.
Along with 33 programs and ready-to-use workout plans, detailed anatomical illustrations, explanations and variations for equipment needs, and the latest in advanced training methods, Stronger Arms & Upper Body provides the comprehensive, hard-core instruction you need for the results you want.
Joe Wuebben serves as senior features editor at Muscle & Fitness, the worlds largest bodybuilding publication. Previously working at Muscle & Fitness as a freelance writer and then as features editor, he was promoted to his present position in 2007. He has written more than 100 articles dealing with body-part-specific workouts, periodized programs, and advanced training techniques, and he has published in Muscle & Fitness Hers, Mens Fitness, and other top publications. Wuebben has twice been cited in the Best American Sports Writing anthology (2006 and 2007) for articles in Muscle & Fitness.
Wuebben authored Book of Champions: 40 Years of Mr. Olympia Training Secrets, which featured workouts and training advice from the all-time great bodybuilders. He earned a bachelors degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. Wuebben lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Coauthor Jim Stoppani, PhD, is senior science editor at Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Flex magazines. One of the foremost researchers in the field of exercise science, Stoppani received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. After graduation, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the prestigious John B. Pierce Laboratory and department of cellular and molecular physiology at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in skeletal muscle.
Stoppani was awarded the Gatorade Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award in 2002. In 2006, he authored Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength published by Human Kinetics. He is also coauthor of the chapter Nutritional Needs of Strength/Power Athletes in the textbook Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements (Humana Press, 2008) and is contributor to the book Mario Lopezs Knockout Fitness (Rodale, 2008). He is the personal health and nutrition consultant for numerous celebrity clients, such as Dr. Dre and Mario Lopez. Stoppani resides in Los Angeles.
"Jim Stoppani is one of the leaders in the field of weight training. In Stronger Arms & Upper Body, he and Joe Wuebben have created the resource for the development of upper-body strength, power, and size."
David "Scooter" Honig, CPT, MS
Coauthor of New York Times bestseller LL Cool J's Platinum Workout
"Looking to get more muscular and ripped? Stronger Arms & Upper Body is the guide you cant do without. In it you'll find straightforward, detailed information and effective advice from two of the most respected and knowledgeable writers in the fitness and weight training field. Stoppani and Wuebben have delivered an amazing blueprint for building your chest, shoulders, back, and arms to their full potential."
Deputy Editor, Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines