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The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library recommends the following books to build muscle:

Weight-lifting

“Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy,” Bret Contreras

“The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged,” Lou Schuler

“Tiki Barber’s Pure Hard Workout,” Tiki Barber

“The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance,” Arthur J. Drechsler

“A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength,” Irene Lewis-McCormick

Nutrition

“Amino Acids and Proteins for the Athlete: The Anabolic Edge,” Mauro G.Pasquale

“Paleo Diet for Athletes,” Loren Cordain

“Power Eating,” Susan M. Kleiner

“Sports Supplement Buyer’s Guide,” Stephen Adele

Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding diets tend to be of questionable safety. The new title below provides a little balance:

“Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us,” Matt Fitzgerald

“Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Flex Ability,” Flex Wheeler

“Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder,” Samuel Wilson Fussell

“Gorilla Suit: My Adventures in Bodybuilding,” Bob Paris

For more information, visit BuffaloLib.org