Your Body Is Your Barbell: Lose Weight and Get into the Best Shape of Your Life in just 6 Weeks Using Nothing but Your own Bodyweight

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Rodale, May 13, 2014 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages

The most efficient and effective exercises for a leaner, more muscular physique using the Bodyweight Eight

No weights. No machines. No space. No hassles! With Your Body is Your Barbell, a reader will have no excuse not to get into the best shape of his or her life…simply, easily, and in just 4 weeks in the convenience of his or her own home. How? Using nothing more than what God blessed—a body with unlimited potential.

Metabolic training expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, who Men's Health magazine calls one of the "100 Fittest Men of All Time," has created a remarkably efficient and effective body-transforming diet and workout program based on just a handful of simple moves, the Bodyweight Eight. These no-equipment-required exercises are all one needs to build a strikingly symmetrical, perfectly proportioned, and classically beautiful physique, just like BJ's. (Not long ago, he was a fat guy with bad knees and an addiction to ice cream sundaes.)

But it doesn't stop there. Once readers master each legendary fitness feat with perfect form, he will use BJ's "Sweat Spectrum," scalable, step-by-step progressions to go from ground zero to super hero. From these exercise variations, readers can construct hundreds of personalized workouts. Dozens of sample workouts are already demonstrated through big, bold how-to photographs within the book, and organized by goal, duration, intensity, and targeted body zone. This is the only book a man or woman needs to achieve the body he or she has always wanted anywhere…and without gear.

 

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I would recommend this book for those who are trying to find a balanced workout without equipment or trips to the gym. It does a good job of simplifying basic bodyweight movements into hip centered ... Read full review

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BJ GADDOUR, CSCS, is a master of metabolic t raining and an expert on bodyweight-only exercise. The CEO of StreamFIT.com, he is the creator of the bestselling Men’s Health DeltaFit 82-Day Speed Shred System set of eight DVDs. He lives in Milwaukee.

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