The Ultimate Fit Or Fat: Get in Shape and Stay in Shape with America's Best-loved and Most Effective Fitness Teacher

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 170 pages
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With more than three million copies of previous editions in print, this classic exercise manual has shown Americans from all walks of life the route from fatness to fitness. Now Covert Bailey has totally rewritten and revised FIT OR FAT for the first time since the book's original publication in the mid-1970s. His dramatically new approach to fitness incorporates the most recent scientific findings. Weightlifting, whose fat-burning potential is only now becoming fully understood, plays a large role in Bailey's new program, which stresses what he calls "the four food groups" of exercise: aerobics, cross-training, wind sprints, and weightlifting. He also stresses the importance of intense exercise, showing readers how to build intensity into their daily programs safely and effectively. Covert Bailey's ULTIMATE FIT OR FAT will not only be of interest to a new health-conscious generation but will be eagerly sought out by the millions of readers who have come to rely on the Bailey approach to keep their bodies in peak condition.
  

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Review: The Ultimate Fit or Fat

User Review  - Benedette - Goodreads

I am reading this now. My personal-trainer sister gave it to me this morning when I told her I wanted to lose weight. I think it might help. Read full review

Review: The Ultimate Fit or Fat

User Review  - Darlene Hull - Goodreads

Good, no nonsense, un-hyped book based on fact, not fad. Great book for people just getting started on the road to good fitness and health Read full review

Contents

Excerpt from an Interview with Covert Bailey August 19 1999
1
Coverts Experiment
5
Why People Get Fat
8
Never Say Diet II
11
Body Fat Percentage Whats Normal?
13
How to Measure Your Body Fat
27
Lean Body Mass and Correct Weight
33
Fat Versus Lean Whats Healthy?
37
How to Get Started
87
The Fastest Way to Improve Fitness
96
Cross Training
100
Wind Sprints
106
How Fast Should You Do Wind Sprints?
111
Weightlifting
115
Coverts Home Weightlifting Program
118
The Four Food Groups of Exercise
131

How to Calculate Your Correct Weight
42
What Is the Cure for All This Fat?
46
What Kind of Exercise Is Best?
49
Measuring Exercise by Heart Rate
55
Exercise Using Common Sense
62
Covert Baileys Fitness Test
65
How to Determine Your Pace
68
Choosing Your Aerobic Exercise
72
How Long and How Often Should I Exercise?
82
Recovery
137
Warming Up
141
Spot Reducing
144
Golf and Other Subaerobic Exercises
149
The Body Has a Plan
153
Questions about the Four Food Groups of Exercise
157
Thanks
166
Index
167
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Covert Bailey is a popular PBS personality and best-selling author on fitness and nutrition, whose Fit or Fat series of books has sold nearly 6 million copies. One of the first to emphasize body fat and body fat testing, he has taught millions of people about low-fat eating and adopting flexible exercise programs that are both fun and healthy. Covert Bailey earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and received a M.S. degree in biochemistry from MIT. He likes to say that his training in graduate school was spent with fit rats and fat rats.

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