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Lisa Lyon's Body Magic Paperback – May 27, 1983


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (May 27, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553012967
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553012965
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,397,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Van Zandt on January 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
I found this book at a thrift store, and despite the fact that it was written in 1981, it is absolutely inspiring and amazingly modern. Lisa was one of the first notable female bodybuilders, and in this book she gives her program for how to improve your body, your health, and your life through weight training. All of the exercises she recommends are well photographed and described. I highly recommend this book for any woman who wants to be stronger, in all senses of the word!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MILOSC on March 3, 2005
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This book helps dispel the belief that weightlifting will make women bulk up. Lisa Lyon shows you an excellent, modern weightlifting program that will help you create a beautiful, sexy, strong body. There are great photos in this B&W book as well as wonderful inspiration in creating the strong body and mind you desire. Really excellent book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maryann Taylor on February 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
Lisa Lyons makes light weights an easy way at home to shape up. Her small fit body shows that you don't have to look bulging to get those taut muscles.
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Format: Paperback
I'll start by saying that I'm a fan of Lisa Lyon and enjoyed this book.
I should add that the light weights recommended in this book are misleading. Lisa Lyon was a pint-sized powerhouse...when she retired from competitive bodybuilding she stood 5'3" and weighed 105 pounds, but she could deadlift 225 pounds, bench-press 120 pounds and squat 265 pounds. She didn't develop that strength lifting the light weights in this book.
That said, remember that this book was published in 1983, when strength training for women was just getting started, and Lyon was likely taking a cautious, conservative route.
This book presents a good, comprehensive home strength-training routine by an early bodybuilding master. As long as you remember that you will quickly outgrow the recommended weight and end up using heavier poundage, this book could form the basis of a lifelong strength-training program.
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