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14 Chek, mate: Paul Chek's latest book is How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!, published in 2004 by the C.H.E.K. Institute, chekinstitute.com. For a lot more information, try Motor Learning and Performance, third edition, by Richard A. Schmidt and Craig A. Wrisberg. Schmidt's first edition was published in 1991. Editions with Wrisberg were published in 2000 and 2004 by Human Kinetics.

I joke in Chapter 2 about Schmidt stealing my idea three decades before I thought of it, and if Professor Schmidt hears of this book at all, I hope he chuckles at that one. But the bigger concern is that Chek will see the list of movements and think that I've stolen his ideas. And maybe he has a point, since I thought his list was better than mine, and used his.

My original list, which I sent to Alwyn, included the squat, deadlift, horizontal push (chest press), vertical push (overhead press), and pull. I added the lunge and twist from Chek's list and removed the vertical push from my list. (The terms "horizontal push" and "vertical push" come from Ian King, an innovative strength coach based in Australia and my coauthor on The Book of Muscle.)

But I want to emphasize here that many of the strength coaches I've consulted in the past few years, and Alwyn especially, talked about the idea of basing workouts on movements rather than on body parts. So this idea was in the ether for a long time before I began to write this book.

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