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The Men's Health Hard Body Plan : The Ultimate 12-Week Program for Burning Fat and Building Muscle Paperback – November 18, 2000

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BIGGER SHOULDERS! BULGING BICEPS! RIPPED ABS! A LEANER TORSO! STRONG LEGS!

Get the Body You Want in Just 12 Weeks-- Guaranteed!

For fast, effective results, look no further than The Men's Health Hard-Body Plan-- because you won't find this information anywhere else! Based on solid scientific research and exclusively developed by two leading exercise and nutrition gurus, The Men's Health Hard-Body Plan features:

* Three cutting-edge 12-week full-body muscle plans
Choose the level that's right for you and start pumping

* Revolutionary Quick-Set Paths to Power
Get fast results without spending half your life in the gym

* A sensible eating plan to keep you fueled
The Hard-Body Diet allows you to eat six times a day, so you'll never be hungry! It includes hearty recipes for every meal, plus dozens of snack suggestions and fast-food take-out options

Clear step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs ensure that you'll have no trouble following the Hard-Body Plan. And a 3-week rotation of exercises means that you won't get bored, either. Easily customized to meet your specific goals, this plan is the ultimate guide to building bulk and shedding fat.

GOODBYE TO LOVE HANDLES AND SAY HELLO TO A BODY THAT WILL MAKE HEADS TURN!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (November 18, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579542298
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579542290
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I recently bought this book in hopes of supplementing it with another Mens Health book, 'The Testosterone Advantage'. First off, the book is nicely written and laid out. I agree ,though, with other reviewers who thought the book was nothing new and right from the pages of Mens Health. There are a lot of different exercises and a diet plan. The workout choices are great but I have yet to try the diet.
One reason I have not completely bought into the book is because many factors in this book completely contradict the previous book I have been using (The Testosterone Advantage). For instance this book advocates aerobic activity for fat loss. It also has a high carb to protein diet. The Previous book condemns aerobic work all through it and has a high protein, low carb diet. This and many other factors have left me in a world of confusion. You would think that two books endorsed by the same company with the same affiliations ( Lou Schuler) would have some sort of continuity. Wrong!!!Come on Lou, men wanting to get in shape need references they can count on.
This book will work and so will the other for the beginner or someone who is out of shape.
I have found both from personal experience and from friends that almost any diet and exercise routine will work in the early stages if they are adhered to. It is when you get past the the beginner stage that a regimine proves itself. Until Mens Health writers get on the same page, they will never truly advance past entry levels.
I have used the previous book and have lost a lot of weight. Twenty five plus pounds to date. If I had bought this book first I would say the results would have been similar. As I said almost anything will work in the early stages.
If you are a beginner buy it. Intermediate or advanced, forget it.
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Written in the style of "Men's Health" magazine, this book purports to give you a 12 week plan designed to improve your body. And it supposedly is written so that the beginner, advanced, or intermediate athlete will find the program right for him. The problem with it, is like many articles that appear in "Men's Health," this book is written to espouse certain beliefs the authors may have about weightlifting (they tell you to eat substantially less protein, for example, than you'll read in any other program), and in general, it's not quite clear that this book really is for anyone but the beginner. If this helps someone get their butt off the couch and start lifting, fine. If you're anything but a beginner, you've probably read better articles in "Muscle and Fitness" or any other book that targets you. "Men's Health" in general doesn't seem to really take into account the needs of the non-beginner, and that's a problem in all of their books. Still, there's no "bad" information here, per se. In fact they're virtually endorsing what veteran lifters know as HIT (High Intensity Training), which is almost a shock based on the traditionally bland and unsophisticated approaches of the magazine. This sounds like I'm trashing the book, but I'm really not. If you're a 30-something who wants to get in shape, this is a good book for you. If you've been lifting for more than a year, you'll probably find a lot of this pedestrian and uninspiring.
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By A Customer on December 9, 2000
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What I like best is that, as in a magazine article, the author quotes various professionals, including trainers, physiologists, and dieticians. The recommendations seem based on the latest research. That's refreshing for a subject that seems to have so many myths, tricks, and old wives' tales. Example: To build muscle, you should eat a huge amount of protein, right? Not really. This book explains why.
At the same time, the book doesn't have a science fetish; it doesn't lecture or pontificate. Instead it's practical and concise. An easy read with just enough humor.
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By A Customer on July 11, 2002
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Men's Health regularly puts out fitnees books aimed at men and this one is no different. It's a straight, clear program that focuses on getting in shape, primarily to attract women.It has different levels of intensity for the various exercises and sections for every body part. It reviews nutrition and other aspects of fitness, with plenty of recipes and humor.
It offers a 12 week program of exercise and diet designed to get a man in shape. If you follow it, it will be in better shape than when you started. It's that simple.
On the negative side, the program focuses on looking in shape. I believe in functional fitness, defined as being able to do what is necessary in different situations. I had a friend follow this program and while he looked in shape, he couldn't run 3 miles in less than 25 mins. nor swim, nor do 15 pullups or various other tests that I devised.
This book is good if you want to be "eye candy," but if you want to be physically ready for anything, there are better books.
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By A Customer on March 28, 2001
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A wonderful book. I'm about 3 weeks into the plan and have lost 4 lbs, gained an appreciable amount of muscle, all while eating more than I ever have. I'm no longer religiously counting fat grams because their approach to diet is pretty damn easy to follow. I've been into bodybuilding and fitness for a long time (12 years) and I was very surprised at their dietary guidelines... nevertheless, I tried it out and it's very effective! I'm getting a lot of comments from people, including my very pleased girlfriend :-)
I disagree with a previous poster about the "all or nothing" approach being bad. Making a couple of small changes to one's lifestyle isn't going to do anything for the typical male. Men are motivated by visible results and results are gained through consistent hard work and that's what this book advocates. This might not be the typical female mindset, but this book wasn't written for women. "Men's" Health ... get it?
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