From the best-selling author of Spartan Up! a complete 30-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance
Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now in Spartan Fit!, De Sena breaks down that approach and gives readers the tools they need to conquer the course -- and life, including:
- A 30-day workout and diet plan to prepare for the Spartan Sprint -- or to just get you in shape
- Full-body workouts requiring no gym, no weights
- How to build on one race to the next
- Inspiring, motivating stories of Spartans
A complete Spartan training guide, Spartan Fit! will arm readers with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again.
Find Your Path
I want to be healthy and fit 52 weeks of the year, but that doesn't mean I have to be perfect every day. This philosophy is a year-round common-sense approach to health and fitness that involves doing your best most of the time--and by that I don't mean being naughty for three days and good for four. I mean doing your absolute best most of the time during every week, 52 weeks of the year.--Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood believes that fitness is a lifelong journey. She wasn't born with the toned arms and strong legs that fans know her for. Like all of us, she has to work hard every day to look the way that she does! In FIND YOUR PATH she shares her secrets with readers, with the ultimate goal of being the strongest version of themselves, and looking as good as they feel. Carrie's book will share secrets for fitting diet and exercise into a packed routine. Based on her own active lifestyle, diet, and workouts, FIND YOUR PATH is packed with meal plans, recipes, weekly workout programs, and guidelines for keeping a weekly food and workout journal. It also introduces readers to Carrie's signature Fit52 workout, which involves a deck of cards and exercises that can be done at home--and it sets her fans on a path to sustainable health and fitness for life. Fit52 begins with embracing the Pleasure Principle in eating, making healthy swaps in your favorite recipes, and embracing a long view approach to health--so that a cheat a day won't derail you.
This step-by-step guide provides all the information--and inspiration--you need to feel better, reduce aches and pains, and push back against aging with a personalized fitness program that's right for you.
Whatever your fitness goals or preferences, this book is designed to help you pursue the health program that works for you.
An inspirational speaker, author, and former Wall Street rainmaker, Jim Owen was 70 when he decided he had to get fit. Years of a chair-bound lifestyle were taking their toll. Realizing that the old bodybuilding approach was no way to tackle the stiffness, weakness, and aches and pains that come with age, he set off on a journey of discovery and transformation. With help from the experts, he developed a common-sense, step-by-step program that can be tailored to any level of physical ability. Along the way he learned why cardio machines aren't enough, what it takes to be "functionally fit" for daily life, and how to stay motivated. Today, Owen is in better shape than he was at 25, and he is a passionate evangelist for fitness as a way of life. He has proved that you don't have to be powerless in the face of advancing years: if you make a commitment to "just move," you can take charge of the aging process and make your coming years the best they can be.
The book is divided into two sections, with the first providing fascinating information and the second showing step-by-step details of how to put the best fitness principles into practice.
Tighten Your Tummy in 2 Weeks
Tighten Your Tummy in 2 Weeks is a revolutionary new program that triggers hormones to burn more fat and melt pounds and inches primarily from the belly.
A woman's tummy has now replaced her thighs as the most-troublesome body part. Seventy-six percent of women surveyed in 2014 admitted that they were unhappy with their midsection. And a large tummy is a warning sign of significant potential health issues.
QUESTION: How would you like to lose 14 inches from your waist and 14 pounds of body fat in only 14 days?
The proof is in the pictures: 41 women at Gainesville Health & Fitness in Florida tested the Tighten Your Tummy in 2 Weeks program under the direction of fitness expert Ellington Darden, PhD, who documented success stories with remarkable before-and-after photographs.
What causes such rapid loss of midsection flab? The answer is Dr. Darden's remarkable 5-step formula:
1) A special at-home resistance exercise technique called "15-15-15, plus 8 to 12" triggers fat cells to burn and release fat, effectively "spot-reducing" the belly.
2) A carbohydrate-rich eating plan of five or six small meals a day. Yes, "carbs are okay." A bagel for breakfast is on the daily meal plan.
3) Extra sleep at night and a nap during the day to turbo-charge the shrinking of pounds and inches.
4) A tummy-tightening trick called the inner-abs vacuum that's performed before every meal.
5) Sipping ice-cold water all day long, which synergizes the loss of fat and the strengthening of muscle.
Thinner in 30
"A month from now, you'll wish you had started today.Yes, a month is all it takes to see long-term results.And seriously-even YOU can lose that weight! Food and exercise fads come and go, mainly because they just aren't sustainable. After a few days, you're hungry, bored, or hungry AND bored. That's why the Today show's very first lifestyle and fitness correspondent, Jenna Wolfe, created her famous 30-Day Fitness Challenge for her viewers. The challenge was wildly successful because of its unprecedented and simple approach to everyday health and fitness-one small tip a day for 30 days. Now, in THINNER IN 30, Jenna takes her foolproof program to the next level, giving you the tools and motivation you'll need to achieve your wellness goals with thirty small changes that add up to big results-in as few as 30 days. It's all possible without joining a gym, counting calories, or signing up for a trendy class you can't even pronounce. The perfect plan for busy men and women of all ages and fitness levels, THINNER IN 30 puts the focus on small, bite-size tips which lead to long-term weight loss. Jenna blends athletic wisdom, laugh-out-loud humor, and easy-to-follow advice, like how many times to chew your food per bite, what the heck carbs are all about, and how to sneak in workouts without any time, money, equipment, or energy (pretty much covering any excuse you may have). THINNER IN 30 will help you discover just how easy it is to get healthy without having to deprive yourself or work out 12 hours a day."--
The Pilates Bible
The most comprehensive and easily accessible guide to Pilates ever.
The Pilates Bible is the modern guide to this superb fitness program. The authors, all expert Pilates instructors, correlate their own practical experience with up-to-date knowledge, new exercises and brand-new modifications supported by recent medical findings.
Clear step-by-step photographs show the exercises, and captions provide tips on form and movement. There is a range of workout choices designed for sessions lasting 20 to 30 minutes, 40 to 50 minutes and 60 to 70 minutes.
The book includes:
- The guiding principles and fundamentals of Pilates
- Beginner, intermediate and advanced mat work
- General health benefits and benefits for specific medical conditions
- Pilates for sedentary and active lifestyles, sports and weight training
- Pilates in the local gym, at work and while traveling
- Prenatal and postnatal exercises
- Exercises for menopausal and postmenopausal women
- A survey of studio equipment and small equipment
Designed as a practical all-in-one guide, The Pilates Bible is the most authoritative and comprehensive book on Pilates available. Students, practitioners and instructors will find this book indispensable.
Hatha Yoga Illustrated
Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga--the most popular form of yoga today. Hatha Yoga Illustrated presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.
Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you'll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included.
Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, Hatha Yoga Illustrated is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.
Walk Your Butt Off
The practical walking program that takes readers from flabby to fit in 12 weeks with a variety of walks and easy-to-incorporate lifestyle changes. This simple plan teaches readers how to incrementally build their walking speed so that they lose weight faster. Developed by former Prevention fitness director and walking expert Michele Stanten, Walk Your Butt Off! will not only get complete beginners started with a walking program but will also help the more than 100 million Americans who already walk for exercise to break through plateaus and boost their results. Readers will also come to view walking as an athletic endeavor and see their workouts as an inviolable part of their day. And, at no more than 30 minutes each, these daily walks can fit into even the busiest schedule. Paired with simple nutrition secrets from renowned sports nutritionist Leslie Bonci, this easy step-by-step guide to permanent weight loss is suitable for everyone.
Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method
Did you know muscles get bored, just like people do? And did you also know that there's a 9 out of 10 chance that you're working the wrong muscles when you exercise? With TRACY ANDERSON'S 30-DAY METHOD you don't have to worry--her unique workout will help you drop the weight and shrink your body in just 30 days.
Based on ten years of scientific research and experience getting not just herself, but A-list stars and everyday people, red carpet ready, Anderson has developed a unique 30-day diet and workout routine that reshapes the body and defies genetics to tone the muscles and drop the pounds. While most people incorrectly target their major muscle groups, like the bicep or hamstring, the focus should be on the smaller accessory muscles that can create a long, lean, balanced look--instead of bulked up look. Anderson's program is composed of a groundbreaking three-tiered approach, including a mat workout and cardio routine targeting the all-important accessory muscles, and an exclusive 30-day meal plan, complete with dozens of delicious recipes.
This comprehensive kick-start program is unlike any other workout on the market and it leaves no chance for anything but terrific, fast results!
Thinner this Year
Chris Crowley, the memorable patient and coauthor of Younger Next Year, partners with Jen Sacheck, a nutritionist and exercise physiologist from Tufts University, and in lively, alternating chapters they spell out a weight-loss plan that will have readers lose up to 25 pounds in the first six months--and keep it off for life. The message is straightforward and based on the most up-to-date nutritional science: Avoid "dead," i.e., nutrient-poor, foods, particularly the SOFAS (solid fats, added sugars) choices that comprise more than a third of our diet. Design your plate to be 50% vegetables and fruits, 25% whole grains, and 25% lean proteins. Skip the supplements. Never drink your calories. And exercise.
Thinner This Year tells you how to eat and how to exercise, from the best aerobic workouts to a lifetime supply of 25 whole-body strength exercises--the "Sacred 25"--that will build muscle, protect joints, and add mobility. Exercise will do more than anything else to put off 70% of "normal" aging until the very end and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury.
Walk Away the Pounds
The #1 name in fitness videos delivers her first book on the principles, exercises, and recipes for healthy living.Leslie Sansone and her fitness videos have been more successful at getting women up off the couch and walking than anyone or anything else in the fitness industry. The secret? Removing the intimidation that keeps so many women from getting started. Now, in her first book, Leslie includes a breakthrough 6-week program to help readers easily walk away the pounds, using walking and strength-training routines to burn fat, firm muscle, and increase metabolism. With chapters devoted to diet and nutrition, obesity, and the elderly, WALK AWAY THE POUNDS is infused with the infectious blend of motivation, warmth, and spirit that has made Leslie famous and given millions of women a new chance at healthy living.
The 12 Day Body Shaping Miracle
In 12-DAY BODY SHAPING MIRACLE, Michael Thurmond presents his breakthrough exercise program for getting your body into a better proportional balance. Using Thurmond's exclusive "blueprinting system", you'll identify your unique metabolism and body type. You'll then discover a personalized exercise plan to quickly target your specific problem areas and transform your body shape in just 12 days. Thurmond's unique program focuses on sculpting muscles through select, easy-to-do weight training techniques with cardiovascular activity. And, no matter what your starting weight, level of fitness or shape is, Thurmond guarantees rapid results.
Work it Out
Black women tend to have fuller, curvier figures than other women. Their body types do not necessarily meet the "fitness industry standard"-smaller frames and thinner bodies. Having few realistic fitness role models, many African American women wind up feeling frustrated about being unable to reduce their curves to match those of the models in the fitness magazines.
In Work It Out, fitness expert MaDonna Grimes offers black women a different ideal to work toward-one suited to their unique physiques. Drawing from her experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, and fitness competitor, Grimes has fashioned a revolutionary program specifically for black women, to help them attain their fitness goals and build self-esteem. Her dynamic, innovative plan includes hip-hop and Afro-Latin dance moves, weight training, stretching, and proper nutrition. She also addresses the health issues common to black women, such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, and explains how they can be avoided with proper nutrition and exercise.
MaDonna Grimes' fresh approach is long overdue. Work It Out promises to deliver personal power, optimal health, and the beautiful body that only a black woman can achieve.
Incorporate the best, most advanced techniques into your stretching program! Full-Body Flexibility presents a unique system that blends the best stretching methods from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sports training into stretching sequences that
-challenge muscles with multiple techniques to attain maximum flexibility,
-strengthen muscles so that they can support the body throughout specific moves in the entire range of motion, and
-balance muscles equally in opposing muscle groups and on both sides of the body. The stretch sequences are organized by body region and by type of movement so that you can quickly find a flexibility workout ranging from 10 to 40 minutes. The workouts help you to target tight muscle groups and relieve tension around problem joints, increase effectiveness of specific movements, and warm up and cool down for your specific activity.
Full-Body Flexibility also includes performance and recovery stretch sequences for the most popular sports, including sports that involve throwing and swinging, jumping and power, and running and endurance. Stretches are accompanied by photos and detailed instruction to help you execute each technique correctly.
Full-Body Flexibility offers the most advanced, effective stretching system available, head to toe.
We are all athletes in the sport of life. Whether you're "in training" to have a baby, to work 14 hours a day or, like Montel, to live with a chronic illness, your body is your equipment. In "Bodychange" "TM" Beyond Maintenance, Montel Williams and his personal trainer, Wini Linguvic, show you how to find the athlete within.But that's only the beginning. Once you realize that you can change your body, you can move mountains! You'll build you confidence and nurture your inner strength. What you accomplish while working out will propel you forward in other areas of your life. Change your body... and your mind will follow!All you need to do is suspend your disbelief for an hour a day for 21 days, and spend that time with Montel and Wini's weight training and aerobic exercise program. Laced with personal stories and illustrative photographs, "Bodychange": Beyond Maintenance, shows you how to work out in a way that is smart, safe, and effective. This program emphasizes form, awareness, and the importance of challenging yourself and your limitations.The sport is life. How you play is up to you!