How to Quickly Build Muscles Where You Want Them

by Takashi Okada

ISBN978-4-7631-3622-0 C2075

173 pages / December 2017 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)

The latest book from TV star “Bazooka” Okada.
Everything you need to know about muscle training is here.


I got into muscle training by referring to information on the Internet but experienced no changes to my body.


Going to a fitness gym helped you lose weight, but missing some days brought the weight right back?


You want big shoulders, but they aren’t getting any bigger?


Working the same muscle exercises over and over can be either 0% or 100% effective. A lack of knowledge and technique can be a huge waste of time and effort.

Doing muscle training without the information in this book puts you at a disadvantage. Okada’s knowledge of anatomy, muscle physiology and physical therapy has helped train top athletes and others of all ages.


If you’re a beginner, you can start out with good form. But even if you’re experienced, you’ll be able to feel the difference between right and wrong and get more results from your training.


The benefits of Takashi Okada’s techniques speak for themselves, and it takes only 5 minutes in your own home, without any equipment. Using the QR code provided, you can watch videos to confirm your technique and quickly acquire your ideal body.

From the table of contents

Chapter 1            You need technique to get fast results

Chapter 2            How to quickly fill out your muscles

Chapter 3            Must-know muscle basics

Chapter 4            How to shave off body fat

From the editor "Shin"

Having played sports continuously since my school days, and having edited numerous books about training, I thought I had at least basic knowledge of muscle training. That confidence was soon lost after I starting collecting data for this book. I was constantly shocked by what I didn’t know and what I hadn’t been doing properly. Then, after one month of trying the training methods introduced in this book, my favorite jacket felt tight due to a change in my upper-body size. It’s true that being thin from the beginning may have made such a transformation easy for me, but I was ecstatic to realize that 5 minutes a day can have an effect even on somebody in their mid-40s.


Takashi Okada

Takashi Okada was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in 1980. He is a physiotherapist, an associate professor at Nippon Sport Science University, and the head of physical training in the All Japan Judo Federation. He is also a muscle critic.


He graduated from Nippon Sport Science University’s Graduate School of Physical Education, then received all necessary credits for a doctorate from the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Tokyo but left before graduating.


As the physical trainer of the All Japan Judo Federation national men’s team, he helped them receive medals in the Rio Olympics. While currently teaching at a university, he also does lectures, and under the nickname of “Bazooka” Okada takes part as a muscle critic in magazine articles and on TV shows about training, bodybuilding, health and dieting. As a bodybuilder, he won the 2016 Japan Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship for adults. His other books include Burn Fat With High-Intensity Interval Training (Sunmark) and Get Abs in 2 Weeks — 4-minute Drills for Pesky Muscles (Achievement Publishing).