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From the PublisherDespite its tabloid-ish title, this book contains detailed workouts designed to create a toned figure. Using a few simple props (stability ball, dumbbells, a chair), Zim takes readers through upper body, lower body and abdominal workouts that are described in detail and illustrated with photos. Although many may be familiar, some are tweaked to get the most out of the exercise. The Hollywood Kickout, for example, works the inside and outside of the triceps by slightly twisting the dumbbell and isolating the muscle. That, says Zim, is what gives triceps that nice line of definition. The goal is to create the sculpted but symmetrical physique so many stars possess these days. "Most people plan their workouts around what I call mirror muscles," says Zim, referring to the front half of the body most people see in the mirror. "For a lot of people, their backs and rear delts are not in balance with the front."
Zim, who owns a gym in Culver City, has trained Jessica Biel and Ashley Judd, and says he understands why people covet celebrity bodies: "They have the wow factor," he says. (Los AngelesTimes, March 27, 2006)