Folks wishing to get in shape fast will welcome Schoenfeld's well-illustrated shapeover routine. It consists of a mere few hours a week-in conjunction with a balanced, moderate diet, for which he gives suggestions-though it will be a demanding few hours as you pump weights and work your cardiovascular system to your personal limit. He offers strategies for boosting metabolism to keep it burning calories long after the workout has ended, as well as ways to overload the muscles, to "blast a muscle group from multiple angles," to thwart any adaptive response that would diminish the workout. He taps basic kinesiology to assure that exercises work synergistically and varies routines to keep them fresh and interesting. His cardiovascular (aerobic interval/cross training) exercises burn fat and improve endurance.
Written with the same breath-stealing vim and verve as his workouts-a few hours, a few weeks, and well worth the gasp."