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Strong Curves

A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body
Author: Bret Contreras,Kellie Davis
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781936608645
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
View: 6203
This is not your run-of-the-mill fitness book. Developed by world-renowned gluteal expert Bret Contreras, Strong Curves offers an extensive fitness and nutrition guide for women seeking to improve their physique, function, strength, and mobility. Contreras spent the last eighteen years researching and field-testing the best methods for building better butts and shapelier bodies. In Strong Curves, he offers the programs that have proven effective time and time again with his clients, allowing you to develop lean muscle, rounded glutes, and greater confidence. Each page is packed with information decoding the female anatomy, providing a better understanding as to why most fitness programs fail to help women reach their goals. With a comprehensive nutritional guide and over 200 strength exercises, this book gets women off the treadmill and furnishes their drive to achieve strength, power, and sexy curves from head to toe. Although the glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in the human body, they often go dormant due to lifestyle choices, leading to a flat, saggy bum. Strong Curves is the cure.

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A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength, Stephen Cabral, 2012

A Man's Guide to Muscle and Strength
Author: Anonim
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 3025
Stephen Cabral was voted the 2011 PFP Personal Trainer of the Year and has completed more than 15,000 private training sessions since 1999, helping athletes, CEOs, doctors, stay-at-home moms, and everyone in between reach their goals. He specializes in breaking down seemingly complex concepts into bitesized chunks of information that people can digest and put to use. Cabral takes great pride in changing people’s lives by changing their bodies. As the resident health and fitness expert for NutritionData, Gather.com, Self.com, Diet. com, and a host of other companies looking to inspire their members through proper strength training and weight loss, Cabral has written and published over 1,100 articles. He has also appeared as a celebrity trainer on the reality TV show Survival of the Richest and worked with MTV’s Made for six weeks as a strength training expert helping a contestant get into shape the fastest way possible. In addition to his writing and training network, Stephen Cabral has shot more than 100 fitness videos that have been seen by well over 3 million viewers online. “The Best Ab Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of” generated over a million views alone. His partnership with Diet.com, meanwhile, has enabled the site to produce numerous high-quality, award-winning videos for YouTube, including one that was voted the top how-to video out of hundreds of thousands of competitors. The personal newsletter that Cabral writes is read by more than 100,000 people each week at www.StephenCabral.com. References Aaberg, Everett. 2006. Muscle Mechanics, 2nd Edition. Champaign: Human Kinetics. Aaberg, Everett. 1999. Resistance Training Instruction. Champaign: Human Kinetics. Baechle, Thomas R. and Roger W. Earle. 2008. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 3rd Edition. Champaign: Human Kinetics. Calorie Burn Calculator by Health Status. http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc Koch, Richard. 1999. “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less.” Crown Business. 19 October. Kang, J., N. Ratamess, A. Faigenbaum, and J. Hoffman. 2003. “EPOC, Human Performance Lab.” Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology. Poliquin, Charles. 1994. German Body Comp Program. Phoenix: Poliquin Performance Center. Staley, Charles. 2005. Muscle Logic: Escalating Density Training. New York: Rodale Books. Tabata, I., K. Nishimura, M. Kouzaki, et al. 1996. “Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and V ∙ O2max.” Med Sci Sports Exerc. 28 (10): 1327-30

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Women's Health Lift to Get Lean

A Beginner's Guide to Fitness & Strength Training in 3 Simple Steps
Author: Holly Perkins
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623364787
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
View: 9194
Research shows that building muscle helps the body burn more calories 24/7 and that resistance training is the most effective way to torch body fat. Yet that message is still lost on many women who fear that weight lifting will make them bulky, turn their skin green, and give them Incredible Hulk muscles like their boyfriends'. Women have more options than step aerobics or running on a treadmill to shed pounds: They can weight-train in a very specific manner designed to make the most of a woman's unique physiology. Lift to Get Lean is the first beginner's guide to strength training from Women's Health that is written specifically for women by a woman. Holly Perkins is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) who has been teaching the fat-burning secrets of weight training exclusively to women for more than 20 years. Perkins doesn't follow men’s rules when it comes to building muscle. Lift to Get Lean delivers a three-step system: Technique, Movement Speed, and the Last 2 Reps Rule, which make all the difference in developing the kind of strong, lean, and sexy body women want. Perkins offers four different 90-day training programs that efficiently build functional strength along with leaner legs, stronger arms, and a sexier butt.

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A Woman's Book of Strength


Author: Karen Andes
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN: 9780399518997
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 268
View: 3095
Provides a bodybuilding and weight training regime for women, emphasizing the psychological and spiritual connections between a healthy body and a healthy mind

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Strength Training Bible for Men

The Complete Guide to Lifting Weights for Power, Strength & Performance
Author: William Smith,David Kirschen
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578265533
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
View: 4601
The coaching you need to build strength, maximum muscle growth and power. Experts agree the fastest and most effective way to build strength and increase muscle mass is to lift weights. Written by top strength training professionals, Strength Training Bible is the comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to mastering the basics of weight lifting and barbell training. Divided by fitness levels, Strength Training Bible shows you how to craft powerful workouts that are tailored to your unique goals. Designed to minimize risk and maximize results, the Strength Training Bible program combines the best elements of strength training and weight lifting in a program you can do at home or in the gym. With the Strength Training Bible program you will: - Build muscle and definition - Increase endurance and energy - Achieve perfect form with detailed, step-by-step exercise instructions - Turn your home work space or garage into a fully functional weight room - Reach long-time fitness goals and maintain definition year-round - Get the body you’ve always wanted—in record time! Stop looking for the “perfect program” and start working towards your goals with an exercise regimen created to help you reach the next level in physical fitness. It’s time to take the first step towards your physical peak with Strength Training Bible! Guided instructional videos, community, and expert support for this book available at GetFitNow.com and on Facebook at GetFitNowdotcom.

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Women's Strength Training Anatomy


Author: Frédéric Delavier
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736048132
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 135
View: 2935
In full-color anatomical drawings by the author, this guide shows each exercise while it's being performed, revealing exactly which muscles are being used. Exercises for toning the buttocks, abs, legs, and back are featured. 380 illustrations.

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Strength Training for Women


Author: Joan Pagano
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756647452
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
View: 9421
With heart disease and diabetes topping the list of health hazards for women, strength training effectively reduces the risks by burningcalories and bringing down body weight. Featuring two programs for all ages andlevels of ability, Strength Training for Women offers a sensible, workable plan that every woman can follow for life, whether at home or in the gym. http://www.joanpaganofitness.com Tone up, burn calories, stay strong

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Anatomy of Exercise for Women

A Trainer's Guide to Exercise for Women
Author: Lisa Purcell
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770851801
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 8661
Examines which muscles are used in specific exercises with instructions on how to do each and offers pre-designed workouts to allow readers to focus on the area they want to improve.

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Women's Home Workout Bible


Author: Brad Schoenfeld
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736078282
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 319
View: 7898
In Women's Home Workout Bible, fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld makes sense of home-based workouts. The full-color book features 12 four-week programs for conditioning, sculpting and core stability, plus three levels of fat-burning cardio workouts. It also has consumer buying tips for products and space guidelines for making the most of any home gym. This is the ultimate guide to working out in the comfort of home by building a gym suited to each specific budget! Original.

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Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training

An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action
Author: Mark Vella
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071737166
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 4774
Learn how your muscles work before you work your muscles Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using detailed anatomical illustrations, Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training provides you visual insight into what happens to this organic machine during exercise--muscles and tendons working in concert to strengthen your body's building blocks. With a basic knowledge of how the body works, you can buff up your body with the book's 90 exercises, grouped by body region and involving gym machines, free weights, and body weight/stretching, as well as yoga and Pilates. Each exercise is vividly illustrated by a full-color anatomical illustration of the targeted muscles, together with instructions on execution and technique.

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Strength Training Anatomy


Author: Frédéric Delavier
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736092269
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
View: 6197
A best-seller now features more than 600 full-color illustrations--adding 48 pages of new exercises and stretches for each of the major muscle groups--to give readers an understanding of how muscles perform while training, in a resource that combines the detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice. Original.

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The New Rules of Lifting for Women

Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess
Author: Lou Schuler,Cassandra E. Forsythe,Alwyn Cosgrove
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781583333396
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 258
View: 1639
Targeted specifically at women, outlines a scientifically based weight-lifting method that focuses on the body's natural abilities, and presents programs for fat loss, muscle gain, and strength improvement.

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You Are Your Own Gym

The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
Author: Mark Lauren,Joshua Clark
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034552859X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
View: 769
From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape For men and women of all athletic abilities! As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one thousand soldiers, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, for regular Joes and Janes, he shares the secret to his amazingly effective regimen—simple exercises that require nothing more than the resistance of your own bodyweight to help you reach the pinnacle of fitness and look better than ever before. Armed with Mark Lauren’s motivation techniques, expert training, and nutrition advice, you’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office. Lauren’s exercises build more metabolism-enhancing muscle than weightlifting, burn more fat than aerobics, and are safer than both, since bodyweight exercises develop balance and stability and therefore help prevent injuries. Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles. Forget about gym memberships, free weights, and infomercial contraptions. They are all poor substitutes for the world’s most advanced fitness machine, the one thing you are never without: your own body. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Slimming with weights

a woman's guide to figure control and strength potential
Author: Ingrid Schultheis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780913374597
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 119
View: 6361

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Strong & Sculpted


Author: Schoenfeld, Brad
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 149251456X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 2243
Sculpt and shape your ultimate body. In Strong & Sculpted, internationally renowned fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld’s proven training practices will help you get real-world results. Featuring 117 exercises, the book is based on Schoenfeld’s years of expertise with celebrity clients and elite competitors.

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Bigger Leaner Stronger

The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
ISBN: 098242275X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 137
View: 4581
If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. I'm pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third world village. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.) You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks. This book reveals secrets like... The 6 biggest myths and mistakes of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.) How to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by spending no more than 5 percent of your time each day. The 4 laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to get big once you know what you're doing... How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism that burns up fat quickly and leaves you feeling full of energy all day long. The carefully-selected exercises that deliver MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, and bulging biceps. A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would've wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report from the author called "The Year One Challenge." In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training. By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!). Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

    • Back exercises

Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training for Women


Author: Mark Vella
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
ISBN: 9781845379520
Category: Back exercises
Page: 144
View: 4453
Research in the last ten years has made it clear that a woman's body should be exercised differently from a man's, and that her training programme should be adjusted to suit her body type and transformations as she moves through the various life stages. Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training for Women is a unique guide, reference and graphic education tool suitable for any woman interested in understanding her own body and formulating a personal exercise programme. Over 90 exercises, involving gym weights, free weights and stretching, are featured in detail, grouped by chest, back and shoulders, legs and hips, arms and abdominals. Each exercise incorporates a full-body illustration plus instructions on proper execution and technique. Start and finish positions are shown, and supplementary information is included by way of hints and tips. A method of assessing your own fitness is also provided, which you can use to help you choose the correct type of programme for your life stage and shape. Sample programmes illustrate how you can choose a programme based on the needs you have established in the assessment. - Publisher.

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Thinner Leaner Stronger

The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
ISBN: 1938895037
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
View: 6469
THE #1 BESTSELLING WOMEN’S FITNESS BOOK WITH OVER 100,000 COPIES SOLD! If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without crash dieting, “good genetics,” or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on pills and powders...regardless of your age... then you want to read this book. Here’s the deal: Building muscle and losing fat isn’t nearly as complicated as the female bodybuilding industry wants you to believe. You don’t need to starve yourself with “extreme fat loss diets” or give up all the foods you actually like to lose weight quick. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless fat loss supplements that female bodybuilders shill in advertisements. You don’t need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day to lose fat, build muscle, and have the bikini body you really want. You don’t need to do special exercises to lose weight or constantly change up your workout routine to make startling progress in the mirror. You don't need to grind out hours of boring cardio to lose belly fat and get rid of that fat stomach for good. Those are just a few of the harmful myths that keep women like you from ever achieving the lean, toned, strong, and healthy body you truly desire. And in this book you’re going to learn something most people, even women bodybuilders, will never know... The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze…and it only takes 8 to 12 weeks. This book reveals things like… Why most advice on what to eat to lose weight fails, and how to build meal plans that help you lose weight fast without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you’re on a “fat loss diet.” The simple science of how to burn belly fat fast and keep it off for the rest of your life. The biggest female muscle building lies women are told about how to “tone” and “shape” their bodies...and what you REALLY need to do to have sexy, lean curves. (Hint: Using the Barbie weights to “tone your muscles” is a waste of time.) How to master the “inner game” of fitness and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!). An all-in-one weight training program for women that will give you a toned upper body, flat stomach, sexy legs, and killer butt…in just 3 to 6 hours of exercise per week...doing workouts that you actually enjoy. A no-BS guide to women’s bodybuilding supplements that will save you from wasting THOUSANDS of dollars each year on bunk science and marketing hype. How to burn fat and build lean muscle while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. What to eat before and after your workouts to build muscle fast. It’s the “little” things like this that make female bodybuilding diet plans maximally effective. And a whole lot more! Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked what the heck you’re doing to transform your body… Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you’re getting healthier every day... The bottom line is you CAN have that bikini body without having your life revolve around it. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this weight lifting book for women you'll also get a free 98-page bonus report that contains a year's worth of Thinner Leaner Stronger female fitness workouts as well as Mike’s personal product and supplement recommendations and more! Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a thinner, leaner, and stronger you!

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The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth


Author: Judith Rogers, OTR
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781934559437
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 144
View: 9876
The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth was a finalist for a 2005 Foreward Magazine Best Book of the Year Award and a 2006 Ben Franklin Award! This comprehensive and useful guide is based on the experiences of ninety women with disabilities who chose to have children. In order to bring an intimate focus and understanding to the issues involved in being pregnant and disabled, author Judith Rodgers conducted in-depth interviews with women with 22 different types of disabilities and with a total of 143 pregnancies. Thoroughly researched and informative, this book is a practical guide both for disabled women planning for pregnancy and the health professionals who work with them. The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth supports the right of all women to choose motherhood, and will be useful for any disabled woman who desires to have a child. The subjects covered include: an introduction to the ninety women and their specific disabilities; the decision to have a baby; parenting with a disability; emotional concerns of the mother, family and friends; nutrition and exercise in pregnancy; a look at each trimester; labor and delivery; caesarean delivery; the postpartum period; and breast-feeding. A list of references and a glossary will assist the reader in obtaining additional information and understanding medical terminology. Empathetic, balanced, comprehensive, and practical, this guide provides all the facts needed by disabled women and their families. It stresses the importance of informed communication among the pregnant woman, her family members, and health care professionals. It is the only book that answers critical questions and provides guidance for the woman with a disability facing one of the biggest challenges of her life.