Is "The Poliquin Principles" Book Really Worth The Price?

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    :bb: Does anyone knows if "The Poliquin Principles" book is worth purchasing? I've heard a lot of hype about this book, but I don't know if it's worth it. Amazon listed this book for $542.00 - $2,000. I can't believe this book would list for so much (book was just published in 1997). Much to my suprise, I saw it sold on eBay for around $50.00. So I may be able to purchase this book on eBay, for cheap, if it's up for auction again. Please let me know if its worth it or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

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    Here is a link to TN forum discussing what books are good to buy. I think they mention Poliquin. Testosterone Nation - Christmas Book Buying
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    Thanks Meowmeow, that link gave me some other books to look into getting. I just noticed "The Poliquin Principles" is currently on eBay auction again for only $14.99. I'll keep a close eye on this one. It's crazy how the price on this particular book can fluctuate so much. Thanks Again!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaliman
    Thanks Meowmeow, that link gave me some other books to look into getting. I just noticed "The Poliquin Principles" is currently on eBay auction again for only $14.99. I'll keep a close eye on this one. It's crazy how the price on this particular book can fluctuate so much. Thanks Again!!
    I've also seen it on bittorrent...if you are in to that sort of thing.
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    Also Andalite at BB made a list of Charles Poliquin's Training Routine Articles available at TN.

    1.) Rest Pause
    Testosterone Nation - Rest-Pause - 02.14.06

    2.) The Lost Art of Overhead Pressing
    Testosterone Nation - The Lost Art of Overhead Pressing

    3.) Get Strong Get Big
    Testosterone Nation - Get Strong, Get Big - 01.18.06

    4.) Explosive Neural Drive
    Testosterone Nation - Explosive Neural Drive

    5.) Quads and Hams
    Testosterone Nation - Quads and Hams - 10.27.05

    6.) Reduce Carbs, Go Green
    Testosterone Nation - Reduce Carbs, Go Green - 10.11.05

    7.) 15 Pounds per Inch
    Testosterone Nation - 15 Pounds Per Inch - 10.04.05

    8.) Hamstrings Times Two
    Testosterone Nation - Hamstrings Times Two

    9.) Lactic Acid Training For Fat Loss
    Testosterone Nation - Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

    10.) Advanced German Volume Training
    Testosterone Nation - Advanced German Volume Training

    11.) Manipulating Reps for Gains in Size and Strength
    Testosterone Nation - Manipulating Reps for Gains in Size and Strength

    12.) Arm Yourself
    Testosterone Nation - Arm Yourself!

    13.) The Five Elements
    Testosterone Nation - The Five Elements

    14.) Question of Strength
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    15.) Poetry in Motion
    Testosterone Nation - Poetry in Motion - The Testosterone Exercise of the Month

    16.) Back to Basics
    Testosterone Nation - Back to Basics - No More Geek Back Training

    17.) The Truth about Bodybuilding Arm Measurements
    Testosterone Nation - The Truth About Bodybuilding Arm Measurements

    18.) The Top Seven Upperback Exercises
    Testosterone Nation - The Top Seven Upper Back Exercises

    19.) Preparing for the Ultimate Workout
    Testosterone Nation - Preparing for the Ultimate Workout

    20.) The Top 10 Triceps Exercises
    Testosterone Nation - The Top Ten Triceps Exercises

    21.) The 1-6 Principle
    Testosterone Nation - The 1-6 Principle

    22.) Achieving Structural Balance
    Testosterone Nation - Achieving Structural Balance

    23.) Can't Add Size to your Biceps ?
    Testosterone Nation - Can't Add Size to Your Biceps? Try Working the Forearms!

    24.) The One Day Arm Cure
    Testosterone Nation - The One-Day Arm Cure

    25.) Variations on a Theme
    Testosterone Nation - Variations on a Theme

    26.) The Nausea Workout
    Testosterone Nation - The Nausea Workout

    27.) The Swiss Ball Arm Workout
    Testosterone Nation - The Swiss Ball Arm Workout

    28.) The Five Percent Solution
    Testosterone Nation - The Five Percent Solution

    29.) Training With Maximal Weights
    Testosterone Nation - Training With Maximal Weights

    ok, its time to move onto the question / answer session which Charles has... there are quite a few articles on those.... so i'll rename some of them in order to make the search simpler for you... (btw, they are ALL called "Question of Strength"

    The Question of Strength Articles

    30.) Article 1
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    31.) Article 2
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    32.) Article 3
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    33.) Article 4
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    34.) Article 5
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    35.) Article 6
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    36.) Article 7
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    37.) Article 8
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    38.) Article 9
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    39.) Article 10
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    40.) Article 11
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    41.) Article 12
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    42.) Article 13
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    43.) Article 14
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    44.) Article 15
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    45.) Article 16
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    46.) Article 17
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    47.) Article 18
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    48.) Article 19
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    49.) Article 20
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    50.) Article 21
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    51.) Article 22
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    52.) Article 23
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    53.) Article 24
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    54.) Article 25
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    55.) Article 26
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    56.) Article 27
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    57.) Article 28
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    58.) Article 29
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    59.) Article 30
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength


    60.) Article 31
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    61.) Article 32
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    62.) Article 33
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength

    63.) Article 34
    Testosterone Nation - Question of Strength
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    Awesome post, Meowmeow! Thanks for the wealth of information you've provided. This should be a sticky post. I'm sure many board members will benefit from this post.
    Also, I gave you Karma points. Thanks again, and have a Happy New Year!!
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    All of his books including Poliquin Principles are available on his site Charles Poliquin - Poliquin Performance Center

    The updated 2nd edition of Poliquin Principles is sold for $39.95

    Poliquin's Books
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    Don't need any books with all of these links in front of me.
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    Here is a T-Nation link to an archive of Charles Poliquin posts, articles and routines Author: Charles Poliquin

    Most of the articles are duplicates of the links posted above...but there are some that are new to this thread such as the original article on German Volume Training.

    Under each summary just click "Full Article" for the entire article.

    There are a lot of interesting ideas and concepts in these articles. I'm currently using Poliquin's "The 1-6 Principle" routine and my strength has gone up significantly. The 1-6 Principle
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    1-6 principle looks very interesting. I will probably try that after my DC training.
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    Oh well...go on, send it to my contact email in my signature. I've never even heard of this book but I'm all for reading/learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meowmeow
    Ok I found The Poliquin Principles original book online in pdf format. It is about 75MB in size. This book is out of print and sells used on Amazon for $200 for the print version.

    I can not post the download link here...however if anyone wants it just leave an email address and I'll email you the download link.
    Thanks for the links!!
  

  
 

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