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Men's Health Best: Weight-Free Workout Paperback – July 28, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
Since the end of January, I've lost 25 lbs and went from doing five of most exercises to doing twenty, with most push-up variations with my feet elevated to lift more of my own weight. I've also thrown in some pull-ups by tossing a towel over a sturdy door, and pistol squats. The few diet tips -- eat protein right after working out, essentially -- are also handy. My strength and stamina have increased, I look better, and had to buy new clothing for the summer as the old stuff was just falling off me.
This won't turn you into the fellow on the cover, of course, but if you're like me and just won't go to the gym (too far away, too expensive), all you need is a patch of floor and you're good to go, and least if you've not exercised much before, or have had an injury (as I did).
I also recommend buying a jump rope and getting in some cardio that way.
- Two, 22 minute full body, bodyweight circuits (great for those days when you want to focus on active recovery and give your body a rest from your regular heavy lifting)
- One, 15 minute high intensity workout (Good for when you are crunched on time)
- A Valuable 7 minute "save your back routine" (Doing this will relieve the pain in your back, after a day of sitting at your desk.)
- Good verity of well illustrated stretches
- Solid, basic selection of well illustrated bodyweight exercises
The total content of this book is under a 100 pages, but it manages to provide great photos and a good verity of workouts. This book is a great little handbook for those who are looking to venture down the path of bodyweight exercises. Another plus is this book is small enough to take with you as a reminder to squeeze in a workout.
Okay, I hadn't seen my brother since he began using this book until a week ago. I am so proud of him. He lost 10 lbs and dropped from a 4x to a 2x. He gives this book all of the credit!
At 96 pages, please note that this very thin book is a quick read, with basic and concise information for those just starting out. This is not a book for the intermediate or advanced.
For a larger and more comprehensive weight-free book, try "You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises" by Mark Lauren and Joshua Clark. This book is excellent.
If you want short workouts, try "The Men's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts: A Leaner, Stronger Body--in 15 Minutes a Day!" by Selene Yeager. This contains a few weight-free workouts and a few dumbbell workouts. Many of the other workouts use other tools or equipment.
Since reading this book and following its instructions i have moved on to weighted workouts, but the knowledge and the strength base i developed has helped immensely.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my son and he says he uses it everyday and is growing from it quite well! He's happy so I am happy! (:Published 3 months ago by Christina Blaine
A great book with a lot of good weight-free workout ideas. It's not a very good book but nice to keep on hand. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cool Breeze - Uniform to Photographer
Fantastic book, wish I had the discipline of stationary workout but this is fully informative!Published 6 months ago by Daniel E.
A small book with a good variety of exercises and practical information. Succinctly worded and with helpful color photos. Excellent!Published 8 months ago by Lux