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Charles Poliquin

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Charles R. Poliquin was a Canadian strength coach. He was also the author of eight books.
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Jailhouse Strong
Josh Bryant - 2013-10-01
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Discover the secrets to functional strength training with Jailhouse Strong. Based on the workout habits of prisoners, these innovative exercises offer incredible results without the need for expensive gym equipment or memberships. Through interviews with former Mr. Olympia champions and Crips street gang co-founders, Jailhouse Strong provides comprehensive programs for lifting, bodyweight movements, and conditioning with unarmed combat techniques. Whether you're a busy professional or working a 9-5, Jailhouse Strong can fit into your schedule and help you achieve emotional balance while getting stronger.
Charles Poliquin
A really good book on interval training.      source
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Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande - 2009-12-22
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Discover how checklists can revolutionize the way we operate in a complex world with this compelling bestseller. Atul Gawande explores how the volume and complexity of knowledge in various realms of organized activity have exceeded our ability to deliver consistently and correctly. Using vivid examples from medicine, disaster recovery, and professions of all kinds, Gawande proves how the simple checklist can help us avoid avoidable failures and bring about significant improvements. Learn how a basic surgical checklist created by the World Health Organization is already making a difference and hailed as the "biggest clinical invention in thirty years."
Charles Poliquin
A great book.      source
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Bad Science
Ben Goldacre - 2008-01-01
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This book explores how the media can easily switch from promoting the harms of alcohol to recommending its daily consumption, and how drugs that cause heart attacks are still approved. Ben Goldacre exposes quack doctors and biased scientific studies while teaching readers how to evaluate placebo effects and sample sizes, so they can recognize bad science when they see it.
Charles Poliquin
You would stop making those dumb comments if you read Bad Science.      source
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The Warrior Diet
Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse For High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body
Ori Hofmekler - 2003-10-01 (first published in 2001)
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The Warrior Diet takes inspiration from ancient cultures to offer a radical, yet surprisingly simple approach to lifestyle overhaul. Drawing on scientific studies and historical data, the book advocates working and eating sparingly during the day and filling up at night. The program includes finding ideal fuel foods and special drills to reshape both body and mind. With chapters covering meals, recipes, sex drive, and personalizing the diet for women, The Warrior Diet offers a sustainable solution for lasting vigor, strength, appearance, and increased vitality and health.
Charles Poliquin
Having met the author Ori Hofmekler on several occasions, I can certainly attest that he is the living proof that his system works. He maintains a ripped muscular body year round despite juggling extreme workloads and family life.      source
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Life 101
Everything We Wish We Had Learned About Life in School--But Didn't (The Life 101 Series)
Peter McWilliams - 1997-04-01 (first published in 1990)
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With quotes from Aristotle to Mae West, this acclaimed common-sense narrative helps to make up for lost time in the classroom of life....
Charles Poliquin
Changed my outlook.      source