Author: Bret Contreras
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
This is not your run-of-the-mill fitness book. Developed by world-renowned gluteal expert Bret Contreras, Strong Curves offers an extensive fitness and nutrition guide for women seeking to improve their physique, function, strength, and mobility. Contreras spent the last eighteen years researching and field-testing the best methods for building better butts and shapelier bodies. In Strong Curves, he offers the programs that have proven effective time and time again with his clients, allowing you to develop lean muscle, rounded glutes, and greater confidence. Each page is packed with information decoding the female anatomy, providing a better understanding as to why most fitness programs fail to help women reach their goals. With a comprehensive nutritional guide and over 200 strength exercises, this book gets women off the treadmill and furnishes their drive to achieve strength, power, and sexy curves from head to toe. Although the glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in the human body, they often go dormant due to lifestyle choices, leading to a flat, saggy bum. Strong Curves is the cure.
Going far beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups, and squats, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 unique exercises that work every muscle in the body. Detailed anatomical artwork accompanies step-by-step instructions for performing each exercise anytime, anywhere, without the need for equipment or machines.
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness
If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. I'm pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third world village. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.) You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks. This book reveals secrets like... The 6 biggest myths and mistakes of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.) How to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by spending no more than 5 percent of your time each day. The 4 laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to get big once you know what you're doing... How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism that burns up fat quickly and leaves you feeling full of energy all day long. The carefully-selected exercises that deliver MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, and bulging biceps. A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would've wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report from the author called "The Year One Challenge." In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training. By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!). Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!
Sculpt and shape your ultimate body. In Strong & Sculpted, internationally renowned fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld’s proven training practices will help you get real-world results. Featuring 117 exercises, the book is based on Schoenfeld’s years of expertise with celebrity clients and elite competitors.
More than an exercise guide, the book Eat. Lift. Thrive. acknowledges and addresses the relationship women have with fitness and food. Popular trainer and author Sohee Lee shares her experience and strategies for overhauling mindset, eating habits, and training routines. Detailed instructions, color photos, and advice accompany Lee’s nutrition tips, exercises, and 12-week program.
In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe and Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength, conditioning and nutrition plan destined to revolutionize the way women work out. All the latest studies prove that strength training, not aerobics, provides the key to losing fat and building a fit, strong body. This book refutes the misconception that women will "bulk up" if they lift heavy weights. Nonsense! It's tough enough for men to pack on muscle, and they have much more of the hormone necessary to build muscle: natural testosterone. Muscles need to be strengthened to achieve a lean, healthy look. Properly conditioned muscles increase metabolism and promote weight loss -- it's that simple. The program demands that women put down the "Barbie" weights, step away from the treadmill and begin a strength and conditioning regime for the natural athlete in every woman. The New Rules of Lifting for Women will change the way women see fitness, nutrition and their own bodies.
Lean Long & Strong is a tailored strength training program created just for women. Each workout, designed to be completed in just 12 minutes a day, incorporates synergy sets, a combination of precision strength training exercises with specially chosen stretches. Ttop personal trainer Wini Linguvic tailors her precision body-sculpting methods just for women in workouts that integrate the "flow" and stretching of yoga to produce the even more impressive real results of strength training. Finally, an expert women can turn to for a program designed to create the fabulously fit, lean, long, strong body that today's woman yearns to achieve. Features beautiful full-color photographs of the author doing each exercise, accompanied by detailed instructions for completing each move All exercises can be done at home with hand weights and an exercise ball Specific workouts focus on firming key trouble spots such as abs and core, butt and thighs, or upper body
Let's face it--women simply do not shed pounds or build muscle as easily as men do. Drawing on fascinating recent research that has shed new light on the gender differences in food metabolism and the effect of exercise, the editors of Women's Health, the healthy lifestyle magazine for today's active woman on the go, have devised a weight-loss plan that works especially well for women who would like to lose 5-25 pounds. Key features of the Women's Health Perfect Body Plan include: Glucomannan, a soluble fiber that helps dieters feel full faster--and therefore eat less throughout the day Meal plans that contain at least 40 grams of fiber per day An adjustment for the impact of female hormones on weight loss (women need a higher protein diet than men to increase lean body tissue and decrease body fat) Dieting techniques that revolve around psychological needs and personal goals and lifestyle Two diet plans to choose from--one higher in fats and lower in carbs; the other higher in carbs and lower in fats (simple food tests help women choose the type they need) In addition to the customized eating plan--complete with 75 easy-to-prepare recipes--there is a vigorous customized fitness program consisting of 50 exercises that brings results in just three weeks.
A groundbreaking strength and conditioning plan for women, from the authors of The New Rules of Lifting for Women. Forget the elliptical machine and the candy-colored Barbie weights. Female athletes are hungry for real fitness. They want to be Strong. By now, it’s common knowledge that women can and should train the way men do. Today’s women want to be strong, with lean and athletic physiques. Fitness author Lou Schuler and renowned strength coach Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength and conditioning plan to help women burn fat and build muscle by getting them off the machines and revolutionizing how they work out. Offering direct guidance and proven tools to help readers enhance their strength and get truly fit, Strong provides: • A three-phase training program, including nine unique total-body workouts • More than 100 exercises, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs • Simple nutrition guidelines to cut through the barrage of trendy diets in magazines • Inspiring success stories from women who have used this training program Schuler and Cosgrove’s The New Rules of Lifting for Women has empowered tens of thousands of women inside and outside the weight room. Filled with the latest research distilled in Lou and Alwyn’s signature direct style, Strong will help women remake their physiques and reimagine their lives.
Author: Tumminello, Nick
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation
As an innovator in the field of human performance and training, Nick Tumminello now gives everyone access to his elite training program with Strength Training for Fat Loss. Offering a scientifically based plan for melting fat, Tumminello provides over 150 exercises and nearly 30 ready-to-use workouts to help readers begin transforming their bodies.
Demonstrates kettlebell exercises through illustrations and instructions for weight loss, strength building, and fitness, along with a history of the weight's use as an exercise tool, nutrition tips, and a twelve-week workout program.
'Shona changed my perspective on yoga. Working with her made my aches and pains after playing disappear. She is the best.' David Beckham Are you someone who has tried every fitness class out there, but nothing has ever really stuck? Or perhaps you can run a 10k but can barely touch your toes? Heard lifting weights is good, but feel lost in the gym? Keen to calm your racing mind and get the focus you need to train? Shona Vertue's 28-day reset plan will revolutionise the way you approach fitness. Her groundbreaking three-in-one method features a blend of resistance training with weights to build strength, yoga to aid flexibility and lengthen muscles, and a positive, mindful approach to exercise, combined with delicious, nourishing recipes. Get in the best shape of your life, both physically and mentally, and feel stronger, healthier and more flexible - in just 28 days. Features photos of every exercise, complete with food plan and nutritious, energising recipes.