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Misc.Fitness.Weights Pointer to FAQs and Resources

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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 directory
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 Web
extensive directory of Olympic Weightlifting associations, competition results, and resources.


STRONGMAN - Covering strongman competitions and training

ORGANIZATIONS and ASSOCIATIONS - International Federation of Body Builders (IFBB) - National Physique Committee (NPC) - 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 Sullivan
One of the oldest lists, the discussions usually center around bodybuilding.
to subscribe, email - Strength Online, moderated by Jason "Deepsquatter" Burnell
Mostly powerlifting. Focused on the strength aspects of weight lifting.
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 - 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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