The New Rules of Lifting for Women is one of the newest additions to my own fitness library. My wonderful client Marilyn turned me on to this great book a couple of weeks ago and after perusing it cover to cover felt the need to share it with all of you. This is a great book for anyone new to fitness or people who have been training for years. Alwyn Cosgrove is the designer of the workout programs and is regarded as highly as anyone as a fat loss specialist in the fitness industry. He dispels myths about men and women and training with weights, like the fact that most women think that by lifting weights they are going to look like men. It just isn’t true! I hear that all the time from females who come to me saying they just want to lose weight and not build any muscle! Having lean muscle is the key component to dropping body fat and increasing your metabolism! Muscle looks different on everyone because we are all individually different, just because you lift weights doesn’t mean you are going to look like Arnold! This book also offers a huge selection of healthy recipes, some of which I already incorporate in my own nutrition programs and others I have yet to try. The other aspect I like about this book is that the exercises they include are all core strengtheners and or compound movements that help you with all the things you do in everyday life outside of the gym. You can pick this book up on Amazon.Com new or used for about $8.50! Great Deal!
This is one of my books I also read back to back and has many highlights from way back when! I like this book because its simple! It covers the basics and doesn’t take a brain surgeon to read, its easy to understand and is full of good information about your body and what it does with food! It covers different scenarios and eating plans for trying to grow and or lose body fat and also explains the different supplementation basics too. From Calcium to Creatine they talk about what it is and what excercise related function each thing performs along with daily recomended doses. With all of the different product hype out there, its hard to know whats what, and people tend to forget about the basic building blocks ie; Protien, Amino Acids, Complex Carbohydrates…. A great addition to add to your fitness library –
Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
Body for Life is another book that still sits on my bookshelf at home – it is full of information and inspiration that you can go back to again and again. From meal planning tips, to workouts, to pictures of exercises and how to do them this book has it all. It also explores the psychological aspects of building a healthy lifestyle that really is a major key to being successful.
|This is literally the first book I invested in to begin learning about how to build the body I wanted. It has paid for itself many times over and I still reference back to it every now and then. It is definitely a great addition to any fitness buffs library.|
|This was an awesome book I have read it cover to cover and would recomend it for anyone out there interested in running. You don’t even have to be training for a marathon, maybe you just want to be able to run 10 miles instead of 5 – this book will help get you there. It is choc full of helpful insight on training, nutrition and sound advice that I used to get me to the finish line of my first 26.2.|