Body by You

Body by You

The You Are your Own Gym Guide to Total Fitness for Women

Book - 2012
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BURN FAT, NOT TIME
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The ultimate get-in-shape-fast, at-home, no-equipment-required program designed especially for women--from the ultra-fit Special Operations trainer and author of You Are Your Own Gym
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Say goodbye to long, tedious hours at the gym and boring, muscle-depleting cardio exercises. Elite trainer and fitness guru Mark Lauren is here to show you that the best--and only--equipment you need to get in shape is free and always accessible: your own body .
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This quick and easy program will save you time, money, and maybe your life. In less than thirty minutes, three times a week--and with no machinery or weights--you can achieve the toned arms, flatter abs, tighter buns, and killer legs you've always wanted. You won't build bulk, you'll build strength, and turn your body into a fat-burning machine.
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Featuring 120 different exercises in five movement categories--Pulling, Squatting, In-Line Pushing, Perpendicular Pushing and Bending--and with three ascending levels of difficulty, Body by You ensures that you'll never get bored by the same static workout. And with such a small time commitment--less than one percent of your time every week!--it is a fun program that can be effortlessly incorporated with your work and family plans. With Mark Lauren as your motivational guide and nutritional coach, Body by You will help you meet your individual fitness goals. Ultimately, it's not about moving through the gym with ease, it's about moving through your life with ease--leaner, stronger, more confident, and with more energy.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780345528971
0345528972
Branch Call Number: 613.7082 LAUREN
Characteristics: xvii, 138 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Clark, Joshua 1975-

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Eosos
Dec 07, 2016

A dearth of affordable gyms has led me to look for alternative options and as this was the only body weight (or calisthenics) book I could find at my local library, this is where I'm starting.
The author of this book has spent some time training members of the military and despite a book created specifically for woman, he still ends up with a bit of the macho attitude that can go with that.
As per usual with every exercise book I read, I skimmed the beginning pep talk portions. Honestly, I already have the book in my hands and I'm reading it, I don't need the sales pitch.
The plan itself seems to be relatively easy to follow, it is possibly more complicated than I was expecting with interval times and creative items needed to complete the exercises. I was thinking more of Charles Atlas on the beach rather than doors and tables. There are only 5 types of exercises, with progressively difficult versions as you get stronger. The sets are minimal and the entire workout would take less then 30 minutes, 3 days a week as recommended.
I have entirely ignored the nutritional advise at the end of the book as it was not what I was interested in.

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LadySade
Apr 18, 2016

after reading this and "You are Your Own Gym". I am a definite fan of Mark Lauren's approach to fitness. Well, I still have a gym membership but I no longer spend so much time on boring machines. Instead, I plan my fitness routine using some of the exercises that Laruen recommends, build sets and write down my results. Every workout, I get better. So far I have an increase in endurance, upper body strength and confidence. This approach is effective and I will continue. If you have not already I recommend you read "You are your Own Gym".

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