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Zen Martinoli
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Book Description

6 Jun 2011
One of the most common excuses for not going to the gym is that there just isn't enough time to fit in a workout. Now, a busy life needn't be a barrier to exercising! In this easy-to-follow book, fitness trainer Zen Martinoli shows you how you can get a great workout in a fraction of the time you would spend at the gym. What's more, the workouts in this book can be performed anywhere and at any time. Brief, intense periods of activity will metabolise fat, increase levels of fitness and reduce stress levels. And with shorter workouts, the return on your investment is so much greater! This amazing and simple book is a must-have for those who want to keep fit but can't committ to spending hours in the gym. It is ideal for anyone travelling abroad who might not have access to gym facilities but wants to maintain their level of fitness while away. So get up and get moving - now there's no excuse!

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Metro Books,London (6 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843583836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843583837
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Zen Martinoli is a qualified boxing and fitness trainer. He trains people of all fitness levels and abilities at his north London studio. His clients include professional and amateur fighters, models and actors. Zen's busy schedule and desire to keep exercise as part of his daily routine led him to develop this collection of short workouts that can be employed anywhere.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bodyweight exercise reference 22 Feb 2012
I was really only looking for a book that would show me how to do body weight exercises, from the basic to the more advanced, and at a good price. It's true that we can find much information these days on the internet, but I find that having a book handy for reference is still unbeatable. I feel content knowing I can take this book with me wherever I go and utilise the exercises anywhere, any place. No need for electricity or internet! I am my own gym.
This book by Zen is exactly what I needed! Not only are the black and white photos pretty much self explanatory but the descriptions are easy to follow. The interval exercises are also easy to follow and I will definitely be utilising them.
I recommend this book for anyone who is stuck in a rut for exercising, having limited funds, time, or just not knowing where to start. I for one have started back exercising and watching what I eat for about a month now and the results are already excellent. I dislike gyms as they get very tedious, I have to travel and of course they cost a lot of money. Any one can get into good shape simply by following the exercises in these books or modifying them as you see fit. But of course it is of utmost importance to mind your nutrition.
All in all this is one of the cheapest books of it's kind available and contains some great information that won't clutter your brain. You can't go wrong here for the price.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What I needed 10 Nov 2012
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I am 19 and bought this book as I had noticed a decline in my fitness during hockey matches. After 2 and a half weeks of creating a program from the examples I have played hockey feeling much fresher than before, the intense (fartlek)interval training exersises are suited to teamgames and I am delighted with the results. However I have suffered from nosebleeds from the pressure of some!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once in a while... 25 April 2012
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Read and put into practice as many books on fitness as I do and you soon arrive at the conclusion that you are reading the same book over and over again, which was the first impression I had when starting this book. However, as I continued reading, I was impressed by the way the information had been formatted, which made for a very easy, but informative experience. The benefits of this workout are full explained, with exercises showing relevant and clear illustrations.

In short, if I could only take one fitness book with me on any of my travels, it would be this one.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book! 26 July 2011
This really is a great book, for the first time I have understood more about the exercise that I am doing and how to get the best out of the work I put in, whether using the book's exercises at home or at the gym. The straight forward explanations of what is behind the workouts have been a real help and motivation and I would highly recommend 5 Minute Fitness to anyone trying to improve the quality of their workouts and to add variety.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zen Martinoli`s 5 Minute Fitness 26 July 2011
By ray
This is without any doubt one of the very best books you could ever buy on keeping fit.
It is broken down into 3 key elements, beginners (me!) average & advanced & is illustrated throught out to show you how easy it can be to get (& keep) fit in only 5 minutes a day.
The money you can save on those Gym visits is amazing.
I really can recommend this.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for everyone 11 Oct 2011
By shippas
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Excellent for everyone. There's science here if like me you want it, but it's no problem if you are just getting into the training, you can skim the more detailed explanations and come back as you learn more. Well written and full of good advice for established and aspiring athletes alike. All good don't hesitate...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little find! 28 Jan 2013
By Mrs M
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Great lil book for a great price. Explains exercises with pictures great if you have little time to fit your cardio in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars mr wolf 6 Dec 2013
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the best book I have ever read and used for getting fit at home,the only other training I would add to the workouts would be some sprint or jump rope work,but even that is not essential,beats all the American books and dvd"s hands down,no hype or ego dross here,rule brittania!
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Published 2 months ago by kevin
3.0 out of 5 stars book
bought for a friend who tells me it was useful and ok for the money good quality and value thanks
Published 7 months ago by lowepeter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book
Super little workouts to get the heart rate up. All is well explained and it is a neat little book. I highly recommend this.
Published 10 months ago by Art Lover
1.0 out of 5 stars You need to be into fitness for this book to be of use
The title suggests that all you need is five minutes a day to keep fit and to loose weight, I have either misunderstood the book or it just takes longer.
Published 12 months ago by Martine Flowers
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value
I think this is a great value guide to quick fitness exercises using bodyweight and high intensity workouts. Impressive information and an easy read.
Published 12 months ago by L. Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for thos looking to get fit.
Bought this for my dad for fathers day. He's been banging on about how he would like to get fitter and loose some weight so I thought that this would be ideal for him. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mike O
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet routines
Awesome book with some good little routines. One or two new exercises learnt too!! Would recommend to anyone of any level of fitness.
Published 21 months ago by Lee Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Fit Quick
This is a great, no-nonsense book about getting fitter. There are a huge number of exercises included in the book that don't require any equipment, making it perfect for people to... Read more
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