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The Knockout Workout: 3 Winning Steps to Improve Your Body and Your Life Hardcover – April 1, 2009
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Mia St. John is a world-famous women's boxing champion who has fought professionally for more than a decade. Now, in her first book, she shows readers how to lose weight and work their body into knockout shape using the boxing and martial arts techniques that have worked so well for her. Complete with meal plans, detailed exercise instructions, champion mental strategies, and photographs, this complete program is ideal for anyone, regardless of age or experience, who wants to get fit quickly.
Mia St. John (Los Angeles, CA) is WBC Lightweight International Champion of the World and one of the most famous and popular competitors in women's boxing today. She has appeared on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, and other programs and has been featured in publications including SELF and Shape. She stars in the successful DVD Mia St. John's Million Dollar Workout.
Exclusive Workout Excerpts from The Knockout Workout, Round 1
Bob and Weave
Hooks and Uppercuts
The Speed Round
From the Inside Flap
Imagine waking up every morning feeling good about yourself and your body. Imagine feeling strong, slender, powerful, and attractive. Even if you've tried to lose weight and get into shape before and given up, even if you think you just don't have the will power to succeed, you can do it!
In The Knockout Workout, WBC Light-weight International champion Mia St. John shows you how to not only shed pounds and look your best, but also how to develop a fighting spirit that keeps you going when things get tough. Throughout this one-of-a-kind fitness guide, Mia shares insights about her own hardscrabble journey to the top. By chronicling the obstacles she overcame, she demonstrates the skills and mind-set that helped her climb from modest beginnings to the pinnacle of her chosen profession.
Mia leads you step by step through the three main stages of the conditioning system that made her a champion: knockout workouts, solid nutrition, and unstoppable mental toughness.
She gives you plenty of coaching, encouragement, and support as you learn essential boxing and Tae Kwon Do moves, get your heart pumping with speed rounds, and build muscle by adding weights to the mix. Detailed photographs help you get every exercise right, and additional tips tell you how to adapt each set to your own body type and keep your workouts fresh, fun, and results-oriented.
When it comes to looking great, feeling fantastic, and keeping fit, diet and exercise are two sides of the same coin. Mia shows you how to avoid quick weight-loss fixes that you can't stick to, as well as dangerous extremes that can threaten your health. Her step forward/step back approach helps you achieve, maintain, and use the power to control of every part of your body, eating, and life.
With all of this focus on the body, it's easy to forget that real power comes from the mind. Mia reminds you that your mind-set is the element that puts everything together in your life. It's the center of belief and the engine of action. For if you believe something is possible for you, then you will find a way to make whatever you desire a reality. She loads you up with mental strategies for achieving calm and power, including meditation, deep breathing, and an array of mental power boosters.
Complete with nourishing meal plans that will keep you strong, healthy, and slim and exercises to help you increase your strength, stamina, and vitality, The Knockout Workout is a whole-body program that is ideal for any woman, regardless of age or experience, who wants to get fit quickly and stay fit for life.
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3 books in one: motivational, exercise, and
nutrition. Like a lot of people I need motivation before exercising, and St. John motivates and encourages you throughout the book. The exercise plan is very detailed and easy to follow. Also, she has really easy to prepare meals, who thought Mexican food could be low fat, low sodium, low calories, and actually taste wonderful?! If you're looking for an exercise book, a motivational book, and a cookbook, buy this book!