Body For Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength

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Harper Collins, Jun 10, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Mention the name Bill Phillips to any of the people he's helped transform and you will see their faces light up with appreciation and respect. These people include:

  • Hundreds of thousands of men and women who read his magazine for guidance and straightforward information about exercise, nutrition, and living with strength.

  • Elite professional athletes, among them John Elway, Karl Malone, Mike Piazza, and Terrell Davis ?ho have turned to Phillips for clear–cut information to enhance their energy and performance.

  • People once plagued by obesity, alcoholism, and life–threatening ailments who accepted a personal challenge from Bill Phillips and, with his help, have regained control of their bodies and their lives.

    When you begin to apply the information in this book, you will be proving to yourself that astounding changes are within your grasp too. And, you will discover Body–for–LIFE is much more than a book about physical fitness ?t's a gateway to a new and better life, a life of rewarding and fulfilling moments, perhaps more spectacular than you've ever dared to dream before.

    Within 12 weeks, you too are going to know ?ot believe, but know : that the transformation you've created with your body is merely an example of the power you have to transform everything else in your world.

    In language that is vivid and down–to–earth, Bill Phillips guides you, step by step, through the integrated Body–for–LIFE Program, which reveals:

  • How to lose fat and increase your strength by exercising less, not more;

  • How to tap into an endless source of energy by living with the Power MindsetTM;

  • How to create more time for everything meaningful in your life;

  • How to trade hours of aerobics for minutes of weight training ?ith dramatic results;

  • How to make continual progress by using the High–Point TechniqueTM;

  • How to feed your muscles while starving fat with the Nutrition–for–LIFE MethodTM;

  • How thousands of ordinary people have now become extraordinary and how you can, too;

  • How to gain control of your body and life, once and for all.

    The principles of the Body–for–LIFE Program are surprisingly simple but remarkably powerful. So allow yourself to experience the force of the information in this book, allow yourself to take your mind, your body, your life to a higher point than you may have ever dreamed you could. All in as little as 12 weeks.


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User Review  - 1colliedog -

This book was easy to read and very motivating to shed the pounds and get into shape. I am almost 50 and thought I would never get back into shape or get a grip on my eating. I have been on this plan ... Read full review

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A very informative book for planning a balanced menu. It is an easytoread book a must for anyone who desires to change or modify their eating habits. Losing wieght is a nice benefit. It is so easy to follow. I must admit I have my own exercise regime and do not use weights.vrknzoo Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Bill Phillips has helped literally hundreds of thousands of people from around the world build stronger bodies and enjoy a higher quality of life. His program of building physical and mental strength is shared in the #1 New York Times bestselling book Body-for-Life. Phillips is the creator of EAS, the world's leading performance-nutrition company, and is the founder of Muscle Media magazine. The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce named Phillips as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans in the year 2000.

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