Body by You

Body by You

The You Are your Own Gym Guide to Total Fitness for Women

Book - 2012
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Say goodbye to long, tedious hours at the gym and boring, muscle-depleting cardio exercises. Elite trainer and fitness guru Mark Lauren is here to show you that the best{u2014}and only{u2014}equipment you need to get in shape is free and always accessible: your own body. This quick and easy program will save you time, money, and maybe your life. In less than thirty minutes, three times a week{u2014}and with no machinery or weights{u2014}you can achieve the toned arms, flatter abs, tighter buns, and killer legs you{u2019}ve always wanted. You won{u2019}t build bulk, you{u2019}ll build strength, and turn your body into a fat-burning machine.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012
Description: xvii, 138 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780345528971
Branch Call Number: 613.7045 Lau
Additional Contributors: Clark, Joshua, 1975-


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Jul 01, 2018

I am on week 4 of cycle one. I really like how he makes you pace yourself and move to the next one when you can do the provided number of reps. Cleverly designed. I am a lot stronger now, and I like his simple approach to nutrition.

Dec 07, 2016

A dearth of affordable gyms has led me to look for alternative options and as this was the only body weight (or calisthenics) book I could find at my local library, this is where I'm starting.
The author of this book has spent some time training members of the military and despite a book created specifically for woman, he still ends up with a bit of the macho attitude that can go with that.
As per usual with every exercise book I read, I skimmed the beginning pep talk portions. Honestly, I already have the book in my hands and I'm reading it, I don't need the sales pitch.
The plan itself seems to be relatively easy to follow, it is possibly more complicated than I was expecting with interval times and creative items needed to complete the exercises. I was thinking more of Charles Atlas on the beach rather than doors and tables. There are only 5 types of exercises, with progressively difficult versions as you get stronger. The sets are minimal and the entire workout would take less then 30 minutes, 3 days a week as recommended.
I have entirely ignored the nutritional advise at the end of the book as it was not what I was interested in.

Apr 18, 2016

after reading this and "You are Your Own Gym". I am a definite fan of Mark Lauren's approach to fitness. Well, I still have a gym membership but I no longer spend so much time on boring machines. Instead, I plan my fitness routine using some of the exercises that Laruen recommends, build sets and write down my results. Every workout, I get better. So far I have an increase in endurance, upper body strength and confidence. This approach is effective and I will continue. If you have not already I recommend you read "You are your Own Gym".

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