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     * nutrition
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     * drugs
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     * olympic weightlifting
     * powerlifting
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     * training books, videos, software, etc.
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     * web-based chatrooms


   This document is a Pointer to FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions lists),
   references, documents, and other resources available on the internet
   which deal with weightlifting, strength and resistance training, and
   related subjects. This document may be freely copied, transmitted, or
   distributed in any manner or medium; the most up-to-date version may
   be obtained at and anyone wishing to
   include this information on a website is encouraged to link to it at
   the above URL.
   If you are relativly new to please read at least
   one or two of the FAQs before asking your questions. These are here in
   order to reduce the volume of questions that get asked over and over.
   (hence the term FAQ)

          Maintained by - Illustrated Dictionary of
          Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, and Exercise Terms and Techniques - FAQ by
          Greg Mullane the old
 FAQ by Jeff Gleixner
          The FAQ was the FAQ for the old group
          before it was split into,
, and - PubMed
          National Library of Medicine's search service to access the 9
          million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to
          participating on-line journals), and other related databases.

GENERAL WEBSITES -, the website
          FAQs, archives, bios, quotes, pictures, humor, links to MFW
          regulars' webpages, and more - Mistress Krista's Women's
          Weightlifting Page (lots of good info and advice for
          everyone--women *and* men) - John M. Williams' page of
          bodybuilding/weightlifting information; includes extensive
          sections on exercise technique (video clips, too), nutrition,
          supplements, and more. - Weighty Matters
          a selective archive of powerlifting and bodybuilding posts from
          the old and the newer, chat
          groups, plus bits and pieces from the "weights," "strength" and
          "weights-plus" listserves. Includes sections on powerlifting,
          bodybuilding, exercise technique, health and nutrition,
          "how-to" articles, tips on staying motivated, routines,
          equipment, and links to other sites and resources. - CyberIron Bodybuilding - Training with Fred Hatfield - Bill Pearl Enterprises
          Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe, Mr. America, and author of
          some of the Best Selling Books written on Physical Fitness,
          also has an excellent website that features complete training
          programs with extensive descriptions and illustrations for each
          exercise. - Hardgainer Online - Truly Huge
          Bodybuilding, Health, and Fitness - American Body Building - Lori Victoria Braun's site focused on
          female bodybuilding, fitness, and women's athletics - Strength Online
          Strength and Power for the Masses - WeightsNet
          a resource for people who workout with weights -
          Powerlifting, olympic weightlifting, strongman competitions;
          listings of upcoming events and competions, TV coverage, and
          more - A-to-Z Fitness Links
          a directory of nearly a thousand fitness-related sites, all
          categorized and searchable - Think Muscle
          "Bridging the gap between science and practice" Informative
          site with collections of articles, many by MFW regulars - Bodybuilding Weightlifting
          large directory of links to resources, references, and
          companies which provide weightlifting and bodybuilding products - The GymRat's Premier
          Bodybuilding Links - SearchBodybuilding.Com
          specialized engine for searching bodybuilding sites and
          references (fast, too) -
          an information Resource Community Center for bodybuilders from
          beginners to experts on building a better body

EXERCISE AND PHYSIOLOGY - Exercise Instruction and Structural Kinesiology
          an exhaustive compendium of muscles and exercises - Bryan Haycock's
          guide to Hypertrophy-Specific Training:
          "Hypertrophy-Specific Training, or simply HST, is a method of
          training designed to quickly and effectively induce whole body
          muscle growth. It is based on physiological principles of
          muscular hypertrophy" or
 - The
          Hardgainer FAQ
          Another excellent FAQ for the genetically typical person, known
          as a "Hardgainer". - Abdominal Training
          FAQ - Stretching
          FAQ, v1.42 by Brad Appleton (updated 6/10/1998) - Introduction to
          muscle - Plyometrics FAQ, by
          Charlie Bender (updated 6/18/1995) - Gray's Anatomy on-line

DIET and NUTRITION - Searchable
          database of USDA nutritional information - Alt.Support.Diet.Low-Carb FAQ - The Low Carb Diet
          Information Center - BodyOpus FAQby Lyle McDonald
          (updated 1996)

SUPPLEMENTS - the UK Directory of Sports
          Supplements Online

DRUGS - The Anabolic Steriod FAQ
          v4.0 by Fred Hosn (updated 6/1/1999)

          Tim Fogarty's archive of the history of bodybuilding complete
          with photos, records of contest results, and more

COMPETITION - The Bodybuilding Competition FAQ v1.1
          (updated 2000.04.21) by Steve Kidwell - The Strongman FAQ v1.3---
          (updated 1996.06.20) by Tapio Ojanaho

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING - Olympic Weightlifting on the
          extensive directory of Olympic Weightlifting associations,
          competition results, and resources.


STRONGMAN - Covering strongman competitions and

ORGANIZATIONS and ASSOCIATIONS - International Federation of Body
          Builders (IFBB) - National Physique Committee (NPC) or
 - USA Powerlifting (formerly
          American Drug Free Powerlifting Association (ADFPA)) - International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)

MAGAZINES, PRINT - B&K Sports Magazine (Swedish) - Ironman Magazine - Flex - Men's Fitness - Muscle and Fitness - Muscle Media Magazine - Muscular Development - "Monster Muscle Online," covering
          powerlifting and other strength sports

MAGAZINES, WEB-BASED - National Bodybuilding & Fitness
          Magazine - Testosterone: Muscle with attitude

EMAIL LISTS - the Weights List, moderated by Michael
          One of the oldest lists, the discussions usually center around
          to subscribe, email - Strength Online, moderated by Jason
          "Deepsquatter" Burnell
          Mostly powerlifting. Focused on the strength aspects of weight
          to subscribe email with "subscribe
          strength" in the message body - The HIT
          Digest, moderated by Rob Spector
          Some bodybuilding, some powerlifting, lots of general strength
          info--with, of course, an emphasis on HIT. - SUPERTRAINING, moderated
          by Dr Mel Siff [ ]
          discusses the theory and practice of sports science,
          biomechanics, physiology, medicine and psychology in sport,
          fitness and general health. Topics include weight and machine
          training, flexibility, periodisation, plyometrics, Russian
          training, sports restoration and massage, nutrition, mental
          preparation, disability training, and injury management.
          to subscribe, email - Lowcarb Pro;Host: Dean Esmay,
          Administrator: Jerry Kindall
          This is primarily a technical resource for people who are well
          read on lowcarb and ketogenic diets.
          to subscribe email - Lowcarb Diets and Exercise list
          The lowcarb-list is a forum for discussion and support of low
          carbohydrate diets and/or eating plans that have a goal of
          hormone control or modification.
          to subscribe email with "subscribe
          lowcarb-l" in the body

   Lowcarb Support List, moderated by Julia Henry
          This is less technical than the other lowcarb mailing lists and
          has more of a support-group focus.
          to subscribe email with "subscribe
          lowcarb-list" in the body

   The Zone mailing list, moderated by Asya Kamsky
          Discussions about moderate fat/moderate carb/moderate protein
          to subscribe email with the command
          SUBSCRIBE in the body - Aerobics & Fitness, administered by John
          Stevenson and Steve Wagge
          Exists to join aerobics instructors, personal trainers,
          physical therapists, sports trainers, and other fitness
          professionals in a forum to promote the free flow of useful
          information. Topics include current research, help in becoming
          a fitness instructor, continuing education,
          networking/employment opportunities.
          to subscribe email with "subscribe
          aerobics" in the body

NEWSGROUPS Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Weightlifting
          and more.

          Homepage: All forms of aerobic activity. General fitness topics. Physiological impacts of diet.



          General weight-training channel.
          note: use EFnet servers such as
 and others found
          on the alt.irc newsgroup

          Discussion of the low-carb/high-fat diets. Meetings at 10:00pm
          EST on Tuesdays for discussion.
          note: use Undernet servers such as or
 and others found on the alt.irc newsgroup


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