Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 11, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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Building muscle has never been faster or easier than with this revolutionary once-a-week training program

In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.


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User Review  - bodhisattva - LibraryThing

A strong body is key to good health and quality aging. This book does provide key insights into how strength training enables this. And does a far better job than (perhaps all) other books of this genre. Read full review

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User Review  - trivigo - LibraryThing

The system didn't work for me. I used it for about three months. During that time I lost significant mass and tone, and also gained fat in my torso. The book makes a case that seems reasonable to the lay reader, but with results like mine, I have to recommend heavy skepticism. Read full review


Chapter 1 Defining Health Fitness and Exercise
Chapter 2 Global Metabolic Conditioning
Chapter 3 The DoseResponse Relationship of Exercise
Chapter 4 The BigFive Workout
Chapter 5 The Benefits of the BigFive Workout
Chapter 6 Enhancing the Bodys Response to Exercise
Chapter 7 Tweaking the Exercise Stimulus
Chapter 8 The Genetic Factor
Chapter 9 The Science of Fat Loss
Chapter 10 The Ideal Training Programs for Athletes
Chapter 11 The Ideal Training Program for Seniors
The Scientific Literature Supporting Body by Science

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About the author (2009)

Doug McGuff, M.D., owns the state-of-the-art personal training facility Ultimate-Exercise. He lectures on exercise science all over the world.

John Little is a columnist for Ironman magazine and the innovator of three revolutionary training protocols, including Max Contraction Training. He and his wife, Teri, own Nautilus North Strength & Fitness Centre and have supervised more than 60,000 workouts.

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