Getting Back in Shape: 32 Workout Programs for Lifelong Fitness

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Shelter Publications, Inc., Nov 9, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 227 pages
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With an epidemic of obesity and heart disease and diabetes on the rise, Americans need simple, compelling strategies for getting in shape more than ever. This practical guide answers that need with advice from four experts: Mr. Universe Bill Pearl (weight training); Stretching author Bob Anderson (stretching); Olympic cyclist Ed Burke (aerobic exercise); and Olympic runner Jeff Galoway (how to run off fat). Part One features 32 exercise programs of stretching, lifting, and moving, customizable for readers’ health considerations, schedule, and level of commitment. It also covers injuries and other health problems. Part Two discusses healthy eating, exercise during pregnancy, and ergonomics, and gives advice about choosing a gym. This edition includes new information on beginning running, and how to lose weight by running, by Jeff Galloway. In addition to the programs, 100 pages of the book are devoted to teaching basic information about the body, how it works, healthy eating, and how exercise benefits health.

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*Includes a medical warning: Please get a physical before trying any of the programs in this book, especially if you are overweight, have not exercised for a while, have had any health problems or if ... Read full review

Getting in shape: workout programs for men and women

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Readers of this book will be exercising with the best: Anderson's Stretching (1980) has sold over a million copies in 18 countries; Bill Pearl, a four-time Mr. Universe, authored the best-selling Getting Stronger; and Edmund Burke has guided the U.S. cycling team to numerous Olympic medals. Read full review

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