Chapter 1. Total Body; Chapter 2. Lower Body; Chapter 3. Hip and Thigh (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 4. Calf (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 5. Upper Body; Chapter 6. Chest (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 7. Back (Multijoint) Exercises; Chapter 8. Back (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 9. Shoulder (Multijoint) Exercises; Chapter 10. Shoulder (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 11. Biceps (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 12. Triceps (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 13. Forearm (Single-Joint) Exercises; Chapter 14. Abdomen.
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