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An innovative exercise and eating regimen formulated by the creator of MET-Rx, the 6-Pack Prescription aims to help readers unlock their body's potential to burn fat and make muscle. Dr. A. Scott Connelly -- a pioneer in the field of fitness training whose roster of clients includes athletes such as Jason Sehorn -- begins with a primer on the body's nutritional needs and the reasons that approaches to diet and exercise fail to render results. Asserting that a "low-protein, high-carbohydrate, highly processed diet short-circuits our metabolic machinery," the author devotes a great deal of time to educating readers about what they really need, in terms of diet and exercise, to keep their metabolism functioning at optimum level.
The rest of the book outlines the 6-Pack Prescription, which consists of a Meal Plan and Workout (focusing on weight training instead of aerobics) for each of the four cycles: Getting Stronger, Getting Sculpted, Burning Fat, and Maintenance. Featuring charts and worksheets where readers can monitor their food intake, create individualized menus based on the 6-Pack Prescription Meal Plan, and keep track of workouts, this is not the kind of book that will collect dust on the bookshelf. Rather, it is a book that will be toted to the gym, kept handy in the kitchen, and flipped through again and again.
Although Dr. Connelly is legendary for the products he has created, the book never comes across like an infomercial -- the 6-Pack Prescription works with or without the aid of Dr. Connelly's sports supplements. The author clearly has a passion for fitness, and his goal here is to inspire that passion in others. The inclusion of special sections addressing the needs of women and older people ensures that Body Rx will appeal to all, because, as the book says, "a 6-pack is a goal everyone can achieve." (Karen Burns)