The easiest, most inexpensive way to build muscle strength, size, and power turns out to be the best, with this supremely effective guide from the world's largest men's magazine Workout fads and fitness equipment come and go, but as trainers and bodybuilders know: nothing tops a simple set of dumbbells for convenience, reliability, and versatility when you are trying to build muscles and get in shape. In Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide, Myatt Murphy, a fitness expert and longtime contributor to Men's Health, shows readers how to use dumbbells to develop just about every part of their bodies. For anyone who believes that dumbbells can be used only for arms and shoulders, Myatt Murphy proves them wrong. Featuring 200 photographs, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide demonstrates how to perform a total body workout and get maximum results. There are exercises here--lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, shrugs, kickbacks, presses, and more--that develop abs, arms, chest, legs, and shoulders, along with innovative new ways to get the most of this versatile piece of strength-training equipment. With instructions for creating literally thousands of dumbbell exercises for the novice to advanced lifter, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide will be an indispensable addition to any home gym.
Demonstrates how to perform a total body workout with the use of dumbbells, covering such techniques as lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, and presses, in a volume that features step-by-step instructions and photographs.
Author: Matt Murphy
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
No piece of exercise equipment is more convenient, reliable, versatile and effective at building lean muscle and boosting post-workout metabolic rate than the venerable dumbbell and its cousins the kettlebell and sandbag. Together, these are the tools that will reshape the way we think about fitness and this book will stand as the definitive guide to targeting the key muscles that men and women want to develop and tone. The beauty of these tools is that they are simple, inexpensive, and can be used in a small space so readers can exercise in the convenience of their homes. Most important is that they allow the freedom to use a full range of motion, unlike the rigid, limiting structure of weight machines. No longer restrained by the typical up/down motion of barbells and machines, readers can become strong in any direction. And sanctioned by Men's Health, this book demonstrates with large color photos more than 150 strength exercises that incorporate the three key movements--pushing, pulling, and swinging--that make up the perfect full-range-of-motion workout. Because it emphasizes building functional strength for real-world application and total-body fitness Men's Health Push, Pull, Swing will appeal to beginners as well as fitness buffs, especially those who enjoy CrossFit style workouts.
Author: Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S.
Publisher: Galvanized Books
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Health & Fitness
Build muscle, burn fat, and sculpt the body you want—wherever, whenever you want—with the world’s most respected fitness experts as your personal trainers. THERE ARE NO MORE EXCUSES With The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible, you will always have time to get in great shape—even if you only have no time at all. You will always have the equipment you need—even if you have no equipment at all. You will never grow bored or stop seeing progress—and your workout will never become routine. Whether you have access to an upscale gym or just a dumbbell in your garage, whether you’re an elite athlete or a complete beginner, there’s a workout in this book—101 of them, in fact—that will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Discover how to accomplish in 8 minutes what most people do in 80—because top exercise pros give you only the most effective and efficient workouts in the world. The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible gives you: • Routines for barbells, dumbbells, bands, machines, a suspension trainer, and body weight alone • Muscle and strength building full-body workouts, plus body-part-specific, and upper/lower split routines • Fat-burning, heart-strengthening cardio workouts for all the most popular machines—treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike, rower, and more • Expert programming from the world’s best trainers, including explanations of how the workouts were designed to build muscle, burn fat, or increase endurance so you learn what works and why • Over 1000 different exercises with complete descriptions so you master perfect form • Complete, scientifically proven nutrition plans for muscle gain and fat loss No matter where you are, no matter what your goals, the perfect workout is at your fingertips. The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible will keep you burning fat, sculpting new muscle, and making great gains for life. Discover how to make the world your gym! Praise for The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible “This reminds me of training I did in my early bodybuilding days in Austria. Simple programs like this have always worked and always will. Sean has put together a fantastic collection of workouts.”—Arnold Schwarzenegger, 7-time Mr. Olympia, Governor of California, and terminator From the Trade Paperback edition.
A groundbreaking workout and diet plan that replenishes a man's testosterone levels, rebuilds his body, and remakes his life Testosterone is the most crucial hormone in the male body--and every man's T levels begin a slow, steady decline as he ages. The result? Loss of strength and muscle mass. Poor sugar metabolism. Increased body fat, especially around the waist. Loss of T also affects red blood cell production, vitality, bone density, mental acuity, and sex drive. In short: It slowly chops a man down. Testosterone Transformation helps a man produce higher levels of T and reverse the downward spiral. By eating the right foods and adopting a new exercise approach, any man at any age can transform his life by starting a positive chain reaction: Raise T levels through the strategies in this book, improve workouts, get stronger, improve workouts even more, get even stronger, and enable the body to use muscle to process sugar--instead of storing it as fat. Testosterone Transformation is a life-changer: a serious exercise and strategic diet plan that uses the science of a man's own body to help him recharge his sex drive, increase vitality, and reduce health risks across the board.
Author: The Editors of Men's Health
Release Date: 2000-11-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
A program designed to help men obtain health and fitness contains twelve-week exercise and weight-lifting plans, menus and recipes to implement into a diet plan, and information on energy bars and vitamins.
Author: Hedrick, Allen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2014-01-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
Former U.S. Olympic strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick offers a comprehensive guide to training with dumbbells for strength and conditioning enthusiasts and athletes. Dumbbell Training is loaded with 81 exercises and 33 ready-to-use programs that increase power, speed, agility, and balance in a number of popular sports.
Introduces a fast and easy dumbbell exercise program designed to help eliminate unwanted weight, use more calories, and shape and tone the body, accompanied by helpful tips on inexpensive ways to build a home gym, ab-flattening recipes, and more. Original. 35,000 first printing.
The former fitness editor of Men's Health magazine presents the ultimate no-excuses workout book for time-pressed men and women at every fitness level. For most people, the hardest hurdle to overcome in following a fitness regimen is simply finding the time to do it. But as this book shows, it is possible to burn fat, build muscle, and stay fit--no matter how much (or little) time one has! That's the promise fitness expert Myatt Murphy makes in this cutting-edge new exercise guide--the first book that offers a wide range of workouts catered to any schedule. Workouts are organized by how many days a week individuals have to exercise, and subdivided into 10-, 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute exercise blocks. There are four variations on each of the above regimens--one for building lean muscle, one for weight loss, one for muscle power, and one that gives the best of all three. All in all, there are 120 workout choices, each specifically created to match the exerciser's current goals! Murphy shows how to complete any workout in a time-efficient way and how to compensate for limited time with different exercises that will keep muscles challenged. More than 250 photographs illustrate the exercises, and sound nutritional tips round out this all-new approach to fitness--destined to be the workout bible for countless busy people.
Author: Kurt Brungardt
Release Date: 2001-05-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
Provides instructions on following a six-week program designed to help men integrate abdominal exercises into a workout either at home or at the gym, and suggests ways to build abdominal muscle for fitness or participation in sports.
The World's Most AUTHORITATIVE Guide to Building Your Body You probably know a lot about building muscle. You know which curl is the best for your biceps, you do every possible exercise for your abdominals, and your 20-set bench-press routine is the envy of everyone in the gym. So why haven't you gotten the results you want? This book has the answer. In fact, it probably answers every question you've ever asked about how your muscles work: What makes them grow? What makes them show? Why didn't that champion bodybuilder's routine work for you? But The Book of Muscle does more than just explain how your muscles work. It also gives you comprehensive muscle-building programs from a world-class trainer. Ian King has spent 2 decades as strength coach to world-champion and Olympic athletes. He is in wide demand as a lecturer on athletic preparation and physique development, and he is a popular contributor to Men's Health magazine and T-mag.com, the most popular bodybuilding Web site on the planet. Now, for the first time, he brings his extraordinary knowledge and unique muscle-building systems to a book meant for regular guys who like to work out and want to see better results than they've gotten from conventional programs. Here's what you get from The Book of Muscle that you can't get from any other book: Three complete 6-month, progressive workout programs created by Ian King to optimize muscle growth by juxtaposing opposing muscle actions Ian King's revolutionary training-age system to help you determine which program is right for you Complete abdominal training that ensures you'll not only get that coveted six-pack but also develop the muscles that prevent injuries and produce better performance on the field--any field Vital advice on warming up, stretching, and recovering between workouts The latest and best information on how you need to eat to make your muscles grow If you've never before bought a workout book, this should be your first. And if you've tried all the others, this is the one that finally delivers everything you have ever wanted to know but couldn't find in one place.
Get bigger biceps, broad shoulders, a bigger bench press, powerful legs, cut abs . . . without ever leaving your home! The body you want, in the space you have. The strength you want, with the equipment you have. The muscles you want, in the time you have. prYou don't need to join a gym to get in shape. In fact, for a lot of guys, the gym is an impediment to getting in shape. The crowds, the inconvenience, the intimidation, the time, the commute-by the time you add it all up, you could end up investing 2 hours to get 45 minutes of exercise. No matter how little space you have, no matter how little equipment you have, no matter how little time you have, you can get the results you want without stepping inside a gym./ppiThe Men's Health Home Workout Bible Four full-body muscle plans: The Body Weight Plan, The Dumbbell Plan, The Barbell Plan, and The Multistation-Machine Plan Custom training plans for strength, fat loss, aerobic fitness, and sports performance Buying advice for weights, benches, machines, cardio equipment, and exercise videos Complete guidelines for turning your home into a state-of-the-art fitness center With beginner, intermediate, and advanced full-body workouts for each type of equipment, The Men's Health Home Workout Bible gives you more than 400 exercises altogether, photographed and fully described. From pushups to power cleans, from crunches to jump squats, we show you how to get more muscle and strength at home, whether you're a complete beginner or a competitive athlete. The Men's Health Home Workout Bible is a personal trainer, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A key title in the successful Complete Guides series, this is the definitive text on using free weights for strength, conditioning and flexibility training. Free weights are the simplest and most effective pieces of equipment and are found in every gym and many homes. The benefits of their use - as opposed to fixed-weight machines - are becoming increasingly appreciated in the fitness industry, and include: saving money on gym membership with home workouts a wider range of exercises exercises working more muscles than fixed machines for a quicker workout avoiding over-training single muscle groups, which can lead to strength imbalances better co-ordination and core stability In addition to a variety of exercises, the book will also contain sample programmes, tips on technique, and exercises for specific sports, ages and body types.