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101 Fitness Myths: The honest approach to getting in shape, weight loss & muscle development... Guaranteed! By Maik Wiedenbach NYU Professor & Certified Personal Trainer [Kindle Edition]

Maik Wiedenbach , Richard Gerst
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Book Description

101 Fitness Myths is NOT another "6 minutes abs" or "drop 14 lbs in 30 days" book, nor does it follow the latest fitness fad but a unique fitness book for novices-whether they're new to the gym or have been working
out religiously for years and are frustrated by lack of results.

This book is about individual empowerment. You don't need an expensive personal trainer or fancy machines, just dedication, basic equipment, and the solid scientifically based information in this book.

The book tackles such common fitness myths as:
-Weight training to get big, cardio to get lean?
-Are there cutting exercises? Bulking exercises? Do high reps burn more fat?
-Do women need different exercises than men?
Which supplement fights cellulite?
-Are there any any supplements worth buying?
-What is the best exercise for the abs? Hint: It is not the crunch

Manhattan and East Hampton-based executive personal trainer and fitness model Maik Wiedenbach draws on the latest medical research to
debunk popular fitness myths and get to what works and what doesn't. He arms readers with the knowledge to find the exercises and nutrition plan that
work for them to achieve a beach body they can be proud of-something,
Wiedenbach insists, anyone can achieve if they're willing to put in the
effort. Maik has been a successful professional athlete for years and has coached many into the best shape of their lives.

Forbes Magazine featured 101 Fitness Myths in their health section:

Kirkus review calls it:"In the constructive introduction, Wiedenbach declares that
anyone, regardless of age or gender, will see real results from a 45-minute “lifting
program” performed three times a week alongside a reasonable diet regimen. This
type of sensible advice populates the book’s straightforward sections on weight
training and cardio, diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle. The author’s responses to more commonplace beliefs can be surprising, as when
discussing the role genetics plays in physicality (a small one), those hard-won abdominal muscles (“a matter of proper diet”) and pre-workout
stretching (best performed after exercising). Fallacies about grapefruit, protein consumption, fats and carbs, stress, protein bars, alcohol
consumption and the limits of aerobic exercise are also fascinating to read.

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About the Author

Maik Wiedenbach is a fitness coach, physique architect and nutritonist based in New York City. He is an NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer and AFPA certified nutrition t and weight management consultant. He has written articles for the LA Times, Baltimore Sun and Forbes Magazine and has been featured in Men's Exercise. A two-time World Cup and Olympic team swimmer in his native Germany, Maik arrived in the US on a swimming scholarship at Fordham University, from which he graduated with a degree in history, having already received a master’s degree in philosophy and history in Germany. After a stint as a Wall Street stockbroker, Maik founded his company Adler Training ( in 2006 and quickly became one of the most sought after trainers in Manhattan. As a medalist athlete and scholar, he uniquely combines professional dedication, empathy, and intellectual rigor in keeping up with the latest fitness and health study findings in medical journals. His motto is : Anyone can be in shape! Adler Training specializes in male and female executives, who need customized meal plans and workouts to fit their hectic schedules and frequent travel. The approach embraces a revolutionary concept in personal training. Moving away from the usual one hour session concept, Adler Training offers a full-time coaching experience that begins with a contract between coach and trainee. The trainee commits to a specific goal-–whether losing weight, gaining muscle, or recovering from injuries—and a timeline from which a customized program is developed. Every client is treated individually with regard to his or her needs, goals, and schedule. Training, based on the latest scientific research, is planned in phases over the course of a year to help each client achieve his or her goals. Maik’s clients have won bodybuilding competitions as well as triathlons or tennis tournaments.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of common misconceptions March 2, 2012
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Bad health and fitness advice is everywhere these days. You can't trust the magazines because they're just there to sell you products. You can't trust the trainers because they don't actually have to know much to get their license. You can't trust the Internet forums because they're full of broscience and general idiocy. It's quite hard to find the actual scientific truths amongst all the exaggerated crap, but Maik does a very good job of it in this book.

Whether you're new to training or experienced, you'll enjoy this book. I've been lifting for nearly a decade and consider myself fairly educated in the field and I clarified quite a few things. I also recommend Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Lean Muscle Series)--one of the better overall health and fitness books that I've read in a while.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed. January 19, 2012
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I have been working out for the last couple of years regularly, watching what I eat, etc. I have made great strides in losing weight and getting into shape. I consider myself a bit of a health and fitness nut, so I do a lot of reading and reaching out to people / trainers for different workout routines and advice, and often hear conflicting information about what works best. It's so great to come across this book and finally have everything people hear put out in the open and critiqued in an accurate and detailed manner. I feel like already I am pushing through this "rut" I seemed to have been stuck in for the last few months. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to continue getting into shape or to work through the plateaus, as well as to dispell a lot of common misperceptions that are out there in this industry. Maik, thank you for writing this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Author Maik Wiedenbach is a fitness coach, physique architect, nutritionist, two-time World Cup and Olympic team swimmer for his native Germany, has degrees in history and philosophy, has been a Wall Street stockbroker and has founded his own company - Adler Training - THE source for training in Manhattan. His motto is `Anyone can be in shape!' and that is what this fine book is all about.

Wiedenbach's book is about individual empowerment. In his words, we don't need an expensive personal trainer or fancy machine, just dedication, basic equipment, and the solid scientifically based information he offers in this book.
He attacks myths such as Weight training to get big, Cardio to get lean; cutting exercises, bulking exercises; importance of number of reps; which supplements fight cellulite; are there any supplements worth buying?; the best exercise for the abs is not the crunch!

Maik's well written and well designed book is a must for frustrated exercise advocates. The book is POD at Createspace so it likely will be available here on soon. It is a winner. Grady Harp, May 12
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maik Wiedenbach's '101 Fitness Myths' January 15, 2012
By rsgrier
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Maik Wiedenbach's '101 Fitness Myths' is full of useful information for all levels of fitness ! In an easy to understand format, Maik gives lots of practical advice on fitness, diet, motivation and more ! It is a must for those starting out on a fitness plan and motivating for those needing an extra push to get back into shape. A great book for learning the right diet for muscle building ! He debunks many myths about fitness making the reader aware of the truth. A must for all fitness lovers !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information packed guide ... January 9, 2012
By Gennaro
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Amazing amount of information and facts that have really helped me to understand how to take my body to the next level. Maik's sense of humor makes it an easy read.
So much information all in one place makes it a perfect reference guide for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the science to fitness December 17, 2011
By joel
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This book is not a picture book of different exercises. It explains in scientific reasoning behind weightlifting, fitness and diet. I believe it is a must read for any serious about fitness. The information is extremely helpful and will definetly bring a new perspective to fitness. This book was exactly what I was looking for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Maik December 16, 2011
By Sami
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I love your ebook "101 Fitness Myths".It is easy to read and clears a lot of false myths in Bodybuilding. Thanks for compiling this great info.I highly recommend to all members. I attribute all my progress last month to the Nutrition and exercise tips I got from your e book. I keep my Kindle with me everywhere I go and review few tips every day. Thanks man !!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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All the fitness magazines you've read thow them out and read this book. From front to back this book is packed with usefull information. Everything that you need to know about getting fit is right here, you will save a lot of money and time, the book explains how a natural trainee should go about achieving the body of their dreams, and it does it in a simple and easy to understand manner. If you are just starting out in fitness, or are a veteran of the game there is plenty of information for everyone. Without going on any further just read the book and you will arm yourself with the necessary knowledge of training and dieting to finally succeed in your fitness goals.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great read !
Short read with great depth of information. I would recommend this book to anyone serious about getting fit as a lifestyle.
Published 14 months ago by Larry J. Sigley Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars I'll be keeping this one on the Kindle.
This book covered all my areas of concern from workouts to diet. Very easy to read and was in a logical order from one issue to next.
Published 15 months ago by Brock Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the myths and clarifies most of our doubts
Very well written explaining the reason of hte myth and the reality, I fully recommend if planning of getting fit, this book guides you to right track!
Published 21 months ago by Luis Mosquera
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and to the point
Great book for a beginner that wants to make some sense out of the time spent in the gym. Highly recommended!
Published 22 months ago by David CS
2.0 out of 5 stars Very simple. Maybe thats why it has two books..
Myths are out there, and people always look for short cuts.

I didn't really like the way he tagged his wife book at the end.

Better stuff out there.
Published 22 months ago by Adrian Day
4.0 out of 5 stars Cliff notes for fitness
Maik is a knowledgeable resource for everything fitness. His 101 myths touches on the essential elements required to meet your personal fitness objectives. Read more
Published on March 11, 2013 by Jaydub
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
this book has the essentials to understand what could be wrong and what to do right when you are in any training program.
Published on February 26, 2013 by Cocol
5.0 out of 5 stars Imformative
This book corrected a few misnomer I had and opened my eyes to many other improvements to my conditioning and training.
Published on January 28, 2013 by Bernard J. Vogel III
3.0 out of 5 stars Seems to contradict himself throughout the book
Good read but if you read enough fitness books you learn it is just one persons opinion. There is some good info in here, but I feel some of the subjects were just thrown in it to... Read more
Published on January 18, 2013 by matt Bernier
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Must-Own Fitness Books Ever
This is the best fitness book I've read. I recommend it to all my friends and family.

This book is written in a very brief and direct to the point style. Read more
Published on December 17, 2012 by M. D Wilson
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More About the Author

Maik Wiedenbach, two-times Muscle Mania Champion, was born and raised in Germany, and came to America on a sports scholarship from Fordham University where he graduated with a double Masters Degree in History and Philosophy. An Adjunct Professor teaching History and Exercise Sciences at New York University, he is one of the most sought after personal trainer's in New York City. He's known to be on a personal quest to expose the misconceived notions that surround the fitness industry by his explaining the truth with straight forward and scientifically based facts. A contributing writer to multiple publications including Fitness RX, Body Building, Muscle & Strength and Raine magazines, Wiedenbach resides just outside of New York City, with his wife and daughter. Many search his name on the Internet, to learn and get into shape from his blog, updated weekly.

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