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In the mad, bad, muscle game, anything goes...Bodybuilding is the wildest, weirdest sport in the world, but it's more than just a sport. It's a whole way of life for the supermen who scale its Olympian heights. Muscle is the result of two years spent in a land of the giants, men for whom life is given meaning by the pursuit of the perfect pec and who worship at the altar of Arnie. Beginning with the shocking death of Andreas Munzer, a fallen hero with a 60-inch chest and 22-inch arms, and ending with the unreal drama of the Arnold Classic, the Terminator's own tournament, Muscle hangs out at the gyms and the shows, meets bodybuilding's stars and legends, its dealers and casualties. It travels to the heart of the sport and gets caught up in its lunatic fringe. Jon Hotten has a 40-inch chest and weighs 160lbs. Undeterred he fights his unpromising genetics in the kitchen and at the gym. He pumps iron with some legends and wannabes, and undergoes his own transformation along the way. From Margate to Mexico, Amsterdam to Arnie's place, Muscle is a book for everyone who's ever looked in the mirror and wanted more.
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'Superb' -- Steven Poole, Guardian
‘A compelling piece of reportage’ -- Daily Telegraph
‘A study of obsession... A compelling and often alarming trawl through the darker side of gym culture’ -- Time Out
‘Like a hardboiled detective story... The first must-buy book on its subject' -- Men’s Health
‘When it isn’t alarming, [it’s] merely amazing... Balanced, respectful, non-judgmental and rendered in an admirably muscular, entirely fat-free prose' -- Giles Smith, The Times
Jon Hotten journeys deep into domain of bodybuilding, meeting ab obsessives, 'roid boys, and other equally bizarre characters in a book that offers an hilarious and at times disturbing insight into the world's weirdest sport.
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