Everything Body Shaping Book: Sculpt Your Body to Perfection - Tone Your Thighs, Abs, Hips, Arms, Legs, and More!

Everything Body Shaping Book: Sculpt Your Body to Perfection - Tone Your Thighs, Abs, Hips, Arms, Legs, and More!

by Kate McBride, Lesley Bolton
     
 
Are you one of the millions of women who can name her top two or three body "problem areas"? Do you regularly ask "Is my butt too big?" and "Do my thighs look fat in this?"-even though you don't really want a truthful answer? The Everything® Body Shaping Book is a complete guide to help you focus your workouts on just those bothersome trouble spots.

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Are you one of the millions of women who can name her top two or three body "problem areas"? Do you regularly ask "Is my butt too big?" and "Do my thighs look fat in this?"-even though you don't really want a truthful answer? The Everything® Body Shaping Book is a complete guide to help you focus your workouts on just those bothersome trouble spots.

From setting goals and measuring progress to training programs designed to work specific muscle groups, The Everything® Body Shaping Book shows you exactly how to get started-no matter what shape you're in.

The Everything® Body Shaping Book guides you step by step through:
*Constructing your own body shaping plan
*Stretching excercises before the workout
*Sculpting specific areas-butt, arms, shoulders, back, thighs, and abs
*Evaluating and choosing equipment
*Developing an exercise plan to suit special needs

Featuring dozens of clear photographs that demonstrate various body shaping exercises and techniquesThe Everything® Body Shaping Book will have you toning up in no time!

Kate McBride is a book publishing professional and an editor of women's fitness and bodybuilding books. She lives in Foxboro, MA.

Lesley Bolton is a freelance writer and editor and author of several Everything® books. She lives in Bloomington, IN.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580629775
Publisher:
Adams Media Corporation
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Everything
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.83(d)

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Chapter 2

Body Shaping Is for Every Body

Whether you are overweight or just want to tone and tighten specific parts of your body, this book can give you what you need. You will be able to design a program that uses exercises for every body part for an overall, total body effect or focus on particular sections to target troublesome areas.

Who This Book Is For

First of all, shut the blinds and the door, take off all your clothes, and take a long hard look in the mirror. Don't try to suck in your stomach or stand at an angle that hides those areas you'd rather not see. Remember, the blinds and door are closed, no one else is going to see you. Slowly turn around, trying to see your body from every angle. Now, is there any part of your body that you would like to change? That is, is there any part of your body that you would like to flatten, tone up, broaden, or slim down? Whether there is just one or several, this book is for you. (Okay, you can put your clothes back on now.)

For the Beginner

Beginners and more experienced fitness enthusiasts alike will be able to use the exercises and ideas offered in this book to their advantage. For those of you just beginning your personal body shaping endeavor, this program is a great way to ease into the world of physical fitness. While you will be offered advice and recommended exercises to use, building the program is up to you. This means that you needn't be worried about starting off with too much too fast. Once you become comfortable with the level you have started with, you always have the option of adding more to the program to take it up a notch.

Whether you are just beginning or have exercised for years, you are responsible for your own health and well being. It is always highly recommended that you speak with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

For the Fitness Enthusiast

Those of you who already participate in some fitness regimen or sport can also use this book. Regardless of what level of fitness you are at, you probably have a specific area of your body that troubles you and can benefit from targeted exercises. Perhaps you are a yoga lover and attend classes at a studio regularly. Or, perhaps you are one of the many new pilates devotees who love the results you are getting from the lengthening and strengthening aspect that makes up the base of the pilates program. In either case, however, you just don't seem to be able to shake your conviction that your legs are "top heavy" or that the backs of your upper arms are still not ready for the prime time of summer tank tops and sleeveless t-shirts. Anyone who wants to improve any part of their body can use The Everything Body Shaping Book and put together a quick arm intensive or leg intensive program as a complement to the yoga, pilates, or any other exercise program you are already doing. By just adding on four or five quick, part-specific exercises from this book to your regular program, you can obtain results for that particular problem area within a short period of time.

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