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Good for complete fitness novices13 May 2000
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If you want to get in shape, but have no idea how to do so and are too embarrassed to go to a gym, then this book is for you. The book begins by having the reader take a self-assessment test wich is composed of a 1-mile walk/run, push-ups, and toe touch. Don't feel bad if you can't do any of the above, the book covers that situation. From there, in a user-friendly, color-coded format, the book helps you design a program that fits your needs. I bought the book thinking it would help me design a weight-training program for myself. It isn't that advanced. All of the resistance training it contains can be performed sith just your body weight and some common household items (such as water bottles). For a complete novice, this is where to begin. If, like me, you're a little more advanced, but want help in setting up a weight-lifting program, then I recommend Weight Training Steps to Success by Baechle and Groves.