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Oxycise! UNABRIDGED VERSION Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1890320010
ISBN-10: 1890320013
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From the Author

I have written this book to help those who are sick and tired of struggling with their body shape and health, and who are angry at all the money and time they have wasted on pills, powdered drinks, and gadgets. Our society is absolutely obsessed with fat. Americans spend over $35 billion each year on weight loss schemes and products. Yet obesity remains one of the greatest health problems in our country. I know first-hand the emotional pain of being fat and the physical pain of having a body that isn't healthy. Even more important, I know the wonderful freedom of having an attractive and healthy body. For over 12 years I have worked hard to research, document, and teach this amazing, yet simple method that has become the basis for the Oxycise! System. It is now my mission, my crusade, to reach as many people as possible with these truths.

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Are you sick of struggling with your body weight and shape? Are you angry at all the time and money you've wasted on worthless pills, food supplements and exercise gadgets? Then this innovative program is just for you. The Oxycise! System provides a step by step program teaching you to literally transform you body from the inside out, in just 15 minutes a day! You will learn how to rid yourself of excess fat without leaving your home or office, depriving yourself of food or pounding your body. Your results will be measurable, immediate and life-changing.

* Save time! * Save money! * Burn calories faster! * Lose pounds and inches! * Boost your metabolism! * Improve your energy! * Get rid of cellulite! * Lower your set point weight! * Improve your circulation! * Lower your resting heart rate! * Increase your strength and endurance!

What people are saying about The Oxycise! System: "In three short months I lost 40 pounds and 6 inches off my waist and have maintained that for a year. I am happier with my body than ever before." Erin Gadd, college student

"In the first two weeks I lost 3 inches off my waist. My back is stronger and for the first time in years, I can touch my toes. Thank you!" Jerilee Hutchins, mother of two

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oxycise Intl; UNABRIDGED VERSION edition (June 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890320013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890320010
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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183 of 185 people found the following review helpful By Blake Watson on July 19, 2000
I did this program for about five months and was pleased to find that it actually did work, and it does feel good. You can lose weight on it (I lost about 10 pounds in 3-4 months) and it does develop you aerobically. (I found myself less out-of-breath when I exerted myself in whatever task I had on hand.) You can do as much as you like and as little as about 15 minutes a day, and this is a =real= 15 minutes, not an =exercise= 15 minutes, which normally doesn't include warming up, cooling down, showering, changing clothes, et cetera.
Since the complete thing takes 15 minutes, doesn't require a warm-up or a cool-down, isn't likely to make you sweat, or even require work-out clothes, it's a good way to get some activity into your life. It's easy to do when injured, and probably even a good idea when sick in many cases, unlike most workouts. You can even do it in the car.
Are there problems with it? Well, yes, you might find it very unpleasant to actually =do=. Intense breathing is not for everyone. (Some people compare it to yoga, but it's not at all meditative.) You're also not going to get the kind of muscles you'll get from the Body-for-LIFE program (for example) or the sort of weight-loss you might get from the Atkins diet.
But ultimately, I'm glad to have this program in my exercise arsenal. It can give you an energy boost when you're stuck in traffic, give you a way to keep your aerobic level up after a long period of not exercising, and is definitely a worthwhile effort.
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106 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Michelle-Sue Perron on March 14, 2000
I just want to say that I really enjoy this book. It does make sense: Oxygene burns fat and it's so simple to do! I've tried a similar method wich is good, but Oxycise is even better and more convenient. The book is simple, clear, you have picture of Jill (the author) doing the positions. And it works! I did it for 3 days and I already feel the difference, I feel lighter, I have more energy. I can't wait to mesure again!If I give 4 stars and not 5 stars to the book is that it's always better to call or e-mail an Oxycise instructor to make sure you get the technique.The book itself is excellent. But to get your support on the [website] is a must. If you do both, you'll be delighted!
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Y. Conrad on June 22, 2005
A friend of mine has actually lost 80 lbs. using this breathing technique - yes it is difficult to believe but true. She was around a size 21 and is now a size 14. She is losing a pound a day. Wow!! What amazing results.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By T. Patrick Killough on January 12, 2008
OXYCISE! is an important tile in the breathing-based fitness mosaic. Jill Johnson, via her three-part packet of book, dvd and audio tape, describes, illustrates and praises a vigorous 15 minutes per day breathing workout.

Breathe in deeply and quickly from your diaphragm, inhale three last times, then exhale fast with three final puffs. Repeat four more times. That is the basic exercise. Do it in a total of five different postures and you are done for the day: 15 minutes. Ms Johnson gives many additional postures and stretches, so you will not be bored. At first my wife got dizzy trying this fast, constricted breathing and I myself had a nose bleed.

But it doesn't take long, and you soon have a simple routine that you can vary by sitting, standing or lying down. And for the rest of the day, when you think about your breathing during a boring staff meeting or Red Hats Ladies meeting, just do a slow, steady version of the above (without the final puffs or sucks) and expand your lung capacity beyond the pitiful 20% that most of us upper chest breathers have come to think of as normal.

And when you are routinely breathing at an enhanced 60% or 80% lung capacity, what are some good by-products?

First, you will be better at any sport that responds to deep breathing, e.g. treadmilling or even marathoning.

Second, you will add an extra dimension to your yoga, tai chi or other exercises.

And, thirdly, with the Hindus and Buddhists you can study whole sciences of breathing and meditation.

Fourthly, like her predecessor Pam Grout (JUMPSTART YOUR METABOLISM), Jill R. Johnson also claims that deep breathing on a regular basis will make you lose weight.

Why would that work?
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mme christine Jammes Tremblay on February 2, 2009
Since menopause, I have many more problems that my regular Callanetics programm could handle. In 1986, i began to practice Callanetics that erased my saddle bags and did great but then, i was menopaused and Callanetics revealed its shortcomings. What to do against this sagging skin, this cellulite all over my body, especially around my arms? my researches made me think that breathing exercises are the answer to all that and more. I tried many breathing execise programs, they are boring, time consuming and for some of the, dangerous. Oxycise is adapted to glaucoma condition like mine, it take no time at all to practice every day, it is a tremendous breathing program coupled, at the same time, to a workout programm that curve and sculpt my figure better that other programs. So, clearly said, you do not have to do a breathing workout every day, and a physical workout every day. Just oxycise, only 15 minutes! In 2006, the new Callanetics programm, "Callanetics evolution" was launched. It is a nice programm but like all other workouts, even TTapp, Bikram Yoga, it cause fatigue, is time consuming, incomplete, and it does not adress all your issues. I honestly gave a try to all kind of sophisticated workouts. Until recently, i thought that Callanetics evolution was the new answer for me, then, TTapp but since a few month of dedication to Oxycise, the results are there and they speak for themselves!To summ up, Oxycise does everything and more in a very short period of time every day, just 15 minutes that you can adapt; 5 minutes here, 5 other theres. My life have changed completely, that is why i call Oxycise, not only of simply a workout programm but a new way of life. Just a small exemple; since oxycise, i do not catch cold anymore! Bravo, Mrs Johnson and her marvelous team!
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