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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (December 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157954956X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579549565
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The message she delivers . . . will not only change your body, it will change your life,"
Montel Williams wrote in the foreword to BodyChange. Women will find that equally true of Lean, Long & Strong.

From Bookpage:
Lean, Long & Strong is one of the best new entries in the fitness category, allowing resolution-makers to get the bodies they dream about. The six-week program of 12-minute resistance workouts by personal trainer Wini Linguvic, co-author of the bestselling BodyChange, combines yoga and Pilates, two trendy exercise methods, with strength training to keep interest high and accelerate results. Basic, intermediate and express workouts using a mat, exercise ball and dumbbells are clearly illustrated. A tinted box along the bottom of each page has tips on breathing and form, making it easy to move correctly. Linguvic also provides a guide to a “precision cardio” workout to maximize results in 60 minutes a week, and helps readers build their own custom program for fat blasting, core body work, or a focus on lower or upper body. A nutrition program that involves keeping a food journal (one of the biggest predictors of successful weight loss), and training log pages are also included in this beautifully designed book that banishes boredom, and body trouble spots, from women’s vocabulary.

About the Author

Wini Linguvic, the owner of BodyChange , is one of New York City¹s most
sought after personal trainers. Her positive philosophy and passion for
excellence has helped people make positive changes in their lives. Her
approach to pushing past one¹s prior limitations is well balanced with her
serious focus to the science of changing bodies.

More About the Author

Passionate about the transformative benefits of movement, Wini Linguvic has been supporting individuals in changing their bodies since 1985. Her knowledge of the human body and its potential is drawn from extensive experience in functional training, bodywork, core conditioning, and both traditional and modern yoga methods.

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I would recommend this to anyone who would like to get in shape - it really is a pretty darn good book.
Theresa Reed
The workouts can all be done at home with just a few pairs of dumbells, an exericse ball, a mat, and a decent set of workout clothes.
Kristen
The pictures are wonderful and her explanations of the exercise help you to really focus on the target area.
N. Rizzo Schwartz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 91 people found the following review helpful By N. Rizzo Schwartz on January 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is wonderful! Finally a book that tells you realistically that you can succeed at working out and getting the body you want. Wini's focus is not on spending hours in the gym, but on setting up a systematic approach to your workout to get in and get it done, by doing it right! I was sick and tired of going to the gym and wasting time not knowing what exercises to do. Following the Synergy sets in Wini's book helps you to complete a balanced workout in a short amount of time. The pictures are wonderful and her explanations of the exercise help you to really focus on the target area. She has multiple exercise for your core, legs, arm, and stretching exercise for your whole body. The best part is that you can do the workouts at the gym or at home and only need simple equipment. The main difference that I have noticed is that I am actually looking forward to working out because I know exactly what I am going to be doing and I am getting a good workout and making the MOST out of my time.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By T. Czelder on March 19, 2006
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I think this book is wonderfully well written and well thought out. I do have one suggestion which is to take the book to your local Kinkos and have the binding cut off and three hole punched. This allows for moving the six week programs around to suit your needs at the time. I did this for $1.50 which added greatly to the user friendly aspect of the book.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Reed on March 2, 2005
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When you first see the cover of this book, you may feel intimidated by Wini's buff body - but as soon as you open the book, Wini's warmth and positive tone give you the impression that you too can be fit and strong! I picked up this book about 11 weeks ago and have been working with it ever since. The changes in my body are amazing - especially in my arms and legs. I finally have some biceps and my butt is very firm. My midsection, which is my weakest spot, has been gradually reducing and I am now at the point where I can easily wear a bikini and not look like a fool.

I am a big fan of workout books, but usually my interest wanes after about 6 weeks. This year, I have been determined to really trim off that last bit of flab and build some muscle - this book is a great starting point. The information is sound, the pictures are great and the descriptions really help you to perfect your form.

I would recommend this to anyone who would like to get in shape - it really is a pretty darn good book.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By dragonflyeye on June 17, 2005
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I love this book so much that it's falling apart! The workout makes me feel strong, connected to my body and serene. I've never successfully followed an exercise program from a book for any lenth of time before. I got it about 6 months ago and have been pretty faithfully using it since. The combination of weights, yoga and stretching provides a lot of variety and it seems a very balanced workout, aside from the cardio. I do Wini's workout 4-5 times a week, and usually add 30-40 minutes of fast walking on a treadmill 3-4 times a week, sometimes not even on the same day. I've followed her advice to do the workout with intensity, and it's really worked for me. I use a roll-up mat, a few free weights, a CD of relaxing music for focus, and that's it. No getting dressed up and going to the gym, no giant machines. It's not for hard-core fitness folks, but there's enough here to challenge most of us.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Tracy L. Wallace on January 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
I loved BOdy Change but found the workouts weren't always convenient for the amount of time they took. I loved Body For Life because it gave me an alternating schedule for workouts but 6 days a week was just too hard to maintain.

Wini has taken the best of her last book and made it do-able for the average woman. I'm a working mom and now have focus in the gym on my 4 days/week schedule. Not only that, it's so effective and a great powerful use of my limited time.

The stretches are an added benefit and as I'm learning from my mom, an essential thing for women to practice to aid in aging without pain. These workouts are completely balanced and the stretches just reinforce the time we need to focus on ourselves.

I highly recommend this book and can't wait to see the long term results. Thank you, Wini!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Earthnut on October 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
I'm in good overall health, but sedentary. I do occasional aerobic exercise and stretching on my own. It has been a while since I did a strengthening workout, but I'm not completely new at it.

I think this is a great book, with exercise routines that are easy to do at home with little investment. I like the combination of stretching with strengthening, and I like her suggested workout schedule. I like that she gives alternate versions of the exercises so you can tailor your workout without having to reinvent the whole routine. Being very interested in nutrition, and self-taught in healthy eating, I agree with and applaund the nutritional information given in the book too.

It's not for the absolute beginner though. She does give easy and hard versions of each exercise, but the easiest exercises may still be too hard for some beginners. With a little imagination, exercises that are still too hard can be made easier (like doing a ball exercise on the floor), but not all these solutions are spelled out in the book.

Though I do very easy ab exercises semi-regularly, when I did the basic ab routine in the book, I injured my abs somehow and couldn't exercise them for a week. I have continued to use the book, including the ab exercises, but I don't use a ball anymore.

This is a book for otherwise healthy people that are just out of shape. If you have a specific medical condition, please talk to a physical therapist about a personalized exercise program.
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