Fitness For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way!

Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees!

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Overview

The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way!

Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees!

  • Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more
  • Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results
  • Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet
  • Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results
  • Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget

Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470948996
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/11/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 173,967
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Suzanne Schlosberg is a fitness writer whose work has appeared in Shape, Health, Fit Pregnancy, Ladies' Home Journal, and other magazines.

Liz Neporent is a health and fitness expert and correspondent for ABC National News. She is a frequent contributor to Shape, Self, and Fitness magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Getting Your Butt off the Couch.

Chapter 1: 100 Reasons to Break a Sweat.

Chapter 2: Testing Your Fitness.

Chapter 3: Your Plan of Attack.

Chapter 4: Nutrition Basics.

Chapter 5: Educating Yourself.

PART II: Working Your Heart.

Chapter 6: Cardio Crash Course.

Chapter 7: Designing Your Cardio Program.

Chapter 8: Using Cardio Machines.

Chapter 9: Exercising Outdoors.

PART III: Building Strength.

Chapter 10: Why You've Gotta Lift Weights.

Chapter 11: Your Muscles: Love 'Em and Learn 'Em.

Chapter 12: Demystifying Strength Equipment.

Chapter 13: How to Design a Strength-Training Program.

Chapter 14: A Simple Strength Workout.

PART IV: Staying Flexible.

Chapter 15: The Scoop on Stretching.

Chapter 16: An Easy Stretching Workout.

Chapter 17: Yoga, Pilates, and Other Mind-Body Workouts.

PART V: Braving the Gym.

Chapter 18: Choosing a Health Club.

Chapter 19: Hiring a Trainer.

Chapter 20: Gym 101: The Unwritten Rules.

Chapter 21: Choosing an Exercise Class.

PART VI: Exercising at Home.

Chapter 22: Designing a Home Gym.

Chapter 23: Buying Cardio Equipment.

Chapter 24: Buying Strength and Stretching Equipment.

Chapter 25: Exercise Videos.

PART VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 26: Ten Great Fitness Investments under $100.

Chapter 27: Ten Fitness Rip-Offs.

Chapter 28: Ten Common Fitness Injuries.

Chapter 29: Ten Tips for a Fit Pregnancy.

Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Stay Motivated.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: Your Fitness Test Results.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2007

    I REALLY LOST WEIGHT!!!!!

    I tried this and i lot 101 punds by following the tips.I weighed 400 pounds but now i weigh 299. Love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2001

    Lives up to its Name of Fitness for Dummies

    A pure fitness novice may find this book useful as it truly lives up to its name of Fitness for Dummies. If you paid any attention during your high school or college PE courses or were active in any sport, you likely already know 60-90 percent of the information in this book. As a matter of fairness, I listened to the audio version, which appears to have left out several chapters that looked more interesting. Nevertheless, this book is only for the pure fitness novice, or perhaps, older Americans who would like to begin a fitness program after decades of inactivity. It also has a slight female slant--though not enough to deter males from reading it. I do believe the information to be accurate and helpful to the ultimate beginner.

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