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Totally Toned Arms: Get Michelle Obama Arms in 21 Days Paperback – January 6, 2010
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About the Author
Rylan Duggan RK, BHK, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, is the creator of the Go Sleeveless! blog and e-book series, and creator of Adonis Fitness, the health and fitness consulting company specializing in women's body sculpting. Duggan is widely quoted in the "Obama arms" press. He lives in British Columbia.
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No doubt, Coach Rylan means well, and there are many good tips in this book (I agree with eating lots of vegetables, avoiding processed foods, and doing HIIT cardio, among many other good tips listed - the reason I gave 3 stars), but I must caution anyone who attempts the strength-training exercises. It is *very* important to use good form when doing strength training so as to not get hurt. In my opinion, the instructions given for these exercises are not thorough enough and don't emphasize enough the importance of using safe form. For example, the book advises squatting "as low as you can get" (p. 59). When squatting, for knee safety, it's often advised that your thighs should remain parallel to the floor and to "not" go any lower than that, as doing so puts undue stress on your knee joints! Also, your knees should *never* protrude beyond your toes when you descend, but that cautionary tip wasn't given.
Some of the exercises are flat out hard on your joints. I threw caution to the wind and tried Day 1 exercises, as they looked like fun - my knees and wrists did *not* thank me later. If you google some of the individual exercises, as I later did (should have done it beforehand!), you will find that several are talked about as being hard on one's joints.
There are plenty of safe exercises out there - you do *not* have to hurt yourself or risk developing joint pain to get in shape. It's not worth it! I strongly advise looking elsewhere when it comes to strength training exercises. You don't need a plethora of exercises - just a simple but safe routine. I know that author, Rylan Duggan, has helped MANY and most likely has very good intentions with this book, but I cannot recommend his exercises.
The highlight for me, and a must read for everyone, is Coach Rylan's 10 Nutrition Commandments. Follow these 10 tips and you'll be assured of success. No ifs or buts.
don't have the time to read and try to do exercise at same time -
Totally Toned Arms is written by certified personal trainer Rylan Duggan. Inside this book are six sections that are easy to follow and in just 21 days, you will see results.
The sections are:
The introduction is an overview of the program, three step system for sculpted arms, the great spot reducing lie, how to ignite the after burn effect, and three types of problem arms.
This section goes over the equipment you will use such as free weights, stability ball, resistance bands, exercise bench, universal home gym, elliptical. It then gives you step by step instructions and photos on how to do these exercises.
In this section the author shows how to cut your workout time and increase your results with HIIT, or High-Intensity Interval Training. He gives you cardio exercise options such as elliptical/cross trainer, walking/jogging, rowing, skipping, shadow boxing, and swimming. There is also information on knowing how hard to work.
The Nutrition Program
This section covers Three Core Principles of Nutrition which are eat only clean, whole foods, increase you metabolism through your diet, and detoxify your body to trigger fat loss. Next there are Ten Nutritional Commandments, Food Guidelines-What to Eat & What Not to Eat, Individual Meal Breakdown, Planning Your Own Meals, How To Adjust Your Portion Size, and a Grocery Checklist.
The 21 Day Program
There are 3 Phases which are 7 days each. The first is Quick Start followed by Level 1 and then Level 2. There are day by day instructions including what exercise you do, how many reps, and the rest time at the end of each one. There are photos also.
The Maintenance Plan
At this stage, you are only to workout on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Again you are told what to do and how many reps., with photos and a section on tips for maintaining your totally toned arms.
Last there is "About The Author".
I pretty much know how to eat healthy(even if I don't much of the time), but I've never done a detox, but learned so much on how to do it naturally everyday, and I loved learning about this. I've tried most of these exercises and they are all easy to do, you just have to figure out what weight is right for you.
I love that the author gives you a section on each meal and some foods you can choose from. It makes it so easy to follow.
I still don't think anything is better than a strength training dvd, but this book is so thorough and that I love having it among my other health/fitness books and know I will periodically pull it off my bookshelf and do this 21 day program just to give workout and meals a jolt.
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