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The Ultimate Fit or Fat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    Throw out the Diet books and read this

    Finally, someone (MIT-trained author Covert Bailey) tells us the truth about being fit or fat: women get fit by exercising, but mostly by dieting, and men get fit by exercise (not dieting). I like this book, because the idea behind it is, if you turn your body into a more efficient fat-burning engine, you can basically more or less eat what you want (within limits, of course).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2000

    Good job Covert!

    This is the perfect 'weight loss' book for most of the U.S. population. Covert Bailey continues his quest to get America up and moving and to throw away those diet books. Research continues to show that the best way to KEEP weight off is to exercise. This book reviews some of the basic info presented in the 'Fit or Fat' series, but also includes some valuable new information. New results show wind sprints (MUCH easier to do than the name would imply)will quickly increase your fitness level. I've incorporated sprints in to my exercise routine for the past 6 weeks and have noted a big improvement in my workout times. More research info is provided on weight lifting and Covert includes an easy intro lifting program that does not require you to join a gym or purchase any expensive equipment. Also included - some new testing methods so you can truly measure your progress, stratified by age. (Thank you Covert from a reader in the 'over 45' category!) This book is helpful for people with limited time - it clearly outlines a program so you can get the most benefit for your precious workout minutes. This book is GREAT if you have never exercised before - motivating, a clear program, and explanations as to why this plan works. This book is NOT for athletes that already have incorporated an intense exercise program into their daily routine; you already know this stuff!

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