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Amazing Book, Amazing Results,
This review is from: You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises (Paperback)
Ultimately an exercise book has to be judged by the results. And the results have been fantastic.
The start of the book is mainly about the how and why the exercises work. In short by using your body weight you can exercise anywhere and by changing leverage/ angles of exercises they can be made easier or much much harder. The idea is you exercise regularly, build muscle and this muscle burns calories 24 hours a day.
The book has a detailed exercise section with a huge amount of exercises, images and good descriptions. You can either take these and make your own workout or follow one of his programs in the back. I did the latter and have loved it. I've lost inches and gained a huge amount of definition. The workout are no more then 30 minutes and mainly split into push, pull, core, legs. If you take it seriously and push yourself when you are doing it you will get results and you will know about it the next day.
One thing to add, I've got a basic pull-up bar at home (£13 in argos). I've found this has been really helpful. Between using this, a chair, a towel or any combination of the three I've been able to tackle any exercise i've come across so far. You can do it without one but having one has definitely made it easier.
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Initial post: 20 Jan 2012 14:38:51 GMT
Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff if you have a shoulder problem that interferes with your workout.
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