The Female Body Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Strength-Training Plan for Losing Fat and Getting the Body You Want

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The ultimate guide to strength training for sustainable fat-loss, increased energy, and healthy body image for women who want to be in great shape, look amazing, and feel sexy and empowered

The key to losing fat and getting a strong, sexy body can’t be found in the pages of some fancy diet book. It can’t be found in a magic pill. According to strength coach, Rachel Cosgrove, the key to shedding fat and keeping it off can only be found on the strength-training floor. After ...

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The Female Body Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Strength-Training Plan for Losing Fat and Getting the Body You Want

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Overview

The ultimate guide to strength training for sustainable fat-loss, increased energy, and healthy body image for women who want to be in great shape, look amazing, and feel sexy and empowered

The key to losing fat and getting a strong, sexy body can’t be found in the pages of some fancy diet book. It can’t be found in a magic pill. According to strength coach, Rachel Cosgrove, the key to shedding fat and keeping it off can only be found on the strength-training floor. After trying—and failing—diet after diet, hundreds of women have turned to Cosgrove and her revolutionary Fit Female strength training program to finally get the fit, strong, and healthy bodies they’ve always wanted. Her clients have lost up to 70 pounds, dropped up to six dress sizes, and drastically changed their body shapes and muscle-to-fat ratios.

Now any woman can get the same results with The Female Body Breakthrough. A program for every female who is tired of starving herself, exercising for hours with no results, and feeling bad about it all, this revolutionary plan uses a combination of innovative strength training and sensible nutrition. The 16-week program includes:

  • A 2-week Bodyweight-Only Jumpstart Phase that will help women adjust to strength training while seeing results in just days
  • Over 100 fully illustrated warm-up moves and innovative strength-training exercises using everything from dumbbells and barbells to bands and straps
  • A comprehensive nutrition plan including nutrient-timing strategies that work with workouts, satisfying foods that promote optimum health and energy, and even an indulgent snack everyday
  • A Do-It-Yourself guide to program design so women can craft a program that works toward her personal goals and with her schedule

Written in an accessible, girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone, The Female Body Breakthrough delivers doses of motivational advice, testimonials from real Fit Females, and all the know-how any woman needs to get a strong, healthy body.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605296937
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 242,038
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

RACHEL COSGROVE is co-founder and co-owner of Results Fitness in Southern California. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Coach, and a U.S Triathlon Coach. She has written for Women’s Health, Shape, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and many other fitness publications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 What's the Fit Female Challenge About?

Chapter 1 The Fit Female Credo 3

Chapter 2 From Frumpy and Frowny to Fit and Fabulous 25

Chapter 3 Change Your Paradigms, Change Your Body 36

Part 2 Reinventing Yourself

Chapter 4 Deciding What You Want and Why 55

Chapter 5 Overcoming a Self-Destructive Relationship with Food 61

Chapter 6 Hormones, Shmormones 68

Chapter 7 At the Starting Line 76

Part 3 Fueling Your Fit Female Body

Chapter 8 Fuel to Be Fabulous 85

Chapter 9 16-Week Fit Female Nutrition Action Plan 99

Chapter 10 Fit Female Workout Manifesto 116

Part 4 Building Your Fit Female Body

Chapter 11 The 16-Week Fit Female Workout Plan 135

Chapter 12 Fit Female Recovery and Regeneration Rituals 217

Part 5 Wrapping It Up

Chapter 13 Maintaining Your New Body 229

Chapter 14 The Fit Female Journey Continues 234

Acknowledgments 236

References 238

Index 242

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    highly recommended

    This is by far the best ever book that I have read for female strength training. I love love love this book. Very easy to read, informative and a serious workout!!! This book transformed my life in so many ways.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Great book

    I have been following the routines in this book for several months now. I have had several women, some of the gyms biggest meatheads, and even a few of the personal trainers comment on my workouts and the results they are seeing in my body. The routines in this book are easy to follow, provide real results that keep you motivated, and fit into the busiest schedules.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Love it!

    This book provides the step by step instructions to get in shape. It leaves loose guidelines for the diet, so you can select food you like. It does provide sample menus to allow you to figure out what a meal plan should look like. The workouts are fun. They are based on full body strength training workouts. The instructions are good on how to complete them. I have been doing some of them already and the instructions helped me fine tune what I was doing. Love this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

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    I just finished the book.  I've done workout similar to what's i

    I just finished the book.  I've done workout similar to what's in this book and THEY DO WORK.
    I'm getting ready to start Rachel's program because I need something that will really work my body.
    I also love how she beat the point of nutrition in this book.  I find it's actually more important for losing
    weight than the working out.  I would definitely recommend this book to ANYONE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    Disappointed

    I've been a long-time follower of the Cosgroves, so when I picked up a copy of Female Body Breakthrough, I dug in with high hopes of getting the best of Rachel. Right away I was sorely disappointed. Her writing felt like it talked down to the reader and that the reader was in competition with all women. We were supposedly doing this workout to be the woman other women are jealous of. And she used an acronym that I'd rather not repeat here. The tone of the book threw me off from the get go.

    The nutrition section was a little tedious, but the workouts were challenging. Was bored and they offered good exercises. I will keep searching for that perfect female workout book as this did not do it for me.

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