LL Cool J's Platinum Workout

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While it may seem impossible to imagine, LL Cool J didn't always have a diesel body?he chiseled it the old-fashioned way, with hard work and discipline. Together with his longtime trainer, Dave "Scooter" Honig, LL developed a revolutionary workout system that not only burns away body fat for good but also built the amazing muscle and flawless physique you see in every one of his latest music videos.

In LL Cool J?s Platinum Workout, LL let you in on the secrets of his ...

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Overview

While it may seem impossible to imagine, LL Cool J didn't always have a diesel body—he chiseled it the old-fashioned way, with hard work and discipline. Together with his longtime trainer, Dave "Scooter" Honig, LL developed a revolutionary workout system that not only burns away body fat for good but also built the amazing muscle and flawless physique you see in every one of his latest music videos.

In LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout, LL let you in on the secrets of his transformation with his uniquely creative, yet no-nonsense regimen—enlivened with humor and sheer force of personality—he will inspire you to enjoy working out as never before, while building a body you never thought possible. LL Cool J and Scooter Honig blend standard free-weight lifts, plyometrics, fighters’ moves, calisthenics, endurance training, and much more to create what they call their "combination platter"—a highly effective, dynamic, and diversified total-body workout. Whether you are just starting a program or looking to get to the next level, you can choose from four levels of fitness, from Bronze to Platinum, including:

-THE BRONZE BODY: A 4- week beginners’ program that will take inches off your waist and boost your energy.

-THE SILVER BODY: A 5-week program for intermediates that increases strength while also maintaining muscular and cardiovascular endurance.

-THE GOLD BODY: An advanced 9-week program that turns the body into a muscle-building fat-burning machine—complete with six-pack abs and as much energy as LL Cool J.

-THE PLATINUM BODY: A hard-core 3-week fat-torching program LL used to prepare for his "Control Myself" video—a new level in ripped-to-the-bone fitness and sex appeal.

-PLUS, THE DIAMOND BODY: A special 4-week program for women who want to shape up fast for summer or a special event.

Jam-packed with photos of LL demonstrating exercises and complete with meal plans and recipes that will fuel your workouts while promoting fat loss, LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout will transform your body and the way you think about exercise—for life

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Rapper James Todd Smith's stage name is an acronym of Ladies Love Cool James, but if truth be told, in the early days of his career, LL Cool J didn't have the smoking body or flawless physique that he does now. He owes his strong, sculpted body to hard work and discipline. In this fully packed paperback, the two-time Grammy winner lays out a dynamic, no-nonsense program to help you evolve into the body you want. Knowing that one size never fits all, he takes readers through four levels of fitness, from a four-week beginners' program to a hard-core three-week fat-torching regimen for that ultimate diesel bod. Sizable steps toward hip-hop fitness.
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“LL Cool J is sharing secrets to his smoking bod in his new book.”—Star magazine

“If you’ve been pretty stagnant in your quest to finally get into mind-blowing shape and fi ne-tune your body like never before, then you must read LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout.”—Oxygen magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605298238
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 347,649
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

LL COOL J (aka James Todd Smith) is a hip-hop star, Men’s Fitness cover model, television and movie actor, and best-selling author. With six consecutive platinum albums, he is considered one of a select few artists who brought rap from the underground to the mainstream. The best-selling author of I Make My Own Rules (his autobiography), he lives on Long Island, New York.

DAVE HONIG is a noted expert in boxing conditioning and has worked with champion athletes and celebrities for many years. He lives in New York City.

JEFF O’CONNELL recently coauthored The Power- Food Nutrition Plan and The Jump-Off: 60 Days to a Hip- Hop Hard Body. He divides his time between New York City and Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Emphasizes weight lifting.

    This is a book to help you get into better shape. While the book covers stretching and cardio exercise to varying degrees, it clearly spends most of its exercise routines having the reader lift weights. <BR/><BR/>The book intends to accomplish its goal of getting you into better shape by doing it in phases, with each one having different goals (too lengthy to go into here). Phase one is the Bronze phase (5 weeks), then the Silver phase (5 weeks), followed by a Gold phase (9 weeks) and finally ends with the Platinum phase (3 weeks), where the goal is to get a body like LL's. An additional phase, the Diamond phase, is included just for the ladies. <BR/><BR/>There's a ton of info in here on just about every fitness topic and I really liked that throughout the book, there are these "rap session" sections where LL interviews experts in the fitness field and current information is shared- this is a big plus. LL fans will also like the LL trivia that is scattered throughout the book. <BR/><BR/>One of the more interesting and informative fitness books on the market, I liked it. Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff if you have a bad shoulder that keeps you from lifting weights.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

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    The book contains good core workouts for the gym for both men and women!

    I was impressed with the core workouts. The pictures and demonstrations were very useful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    this is a amazing book, work outs, diets, very motivational. the one thing about the workouts that i have a hard time really keeping motivated to do or can push myself through is the interval running. i hate running. one i get that part done though i love it. this book is the best yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2007

    A great exercise book is here, finally!!

    What a great book this is. I wasn't too sure but figured I'd give it a try and I'm not disappointed. As a lot of others have said it goes through diet, exercise and rest. LL covers it all and I've been working out for years and he does a few exercises a little different than I have and boy it makes a HUGE difference. Be ready to commit to a hard but satisfying workout because it's worth it you'll see the difference within a few months. Now my wife see's what it can do and is ready to start the Diamond workout. This book is worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2007

    Weight trainer

    This book is the total package. If your really serious about transforming your body to the ultimate fat burning machine this book is my first choice. I must warn you though this book isnt for poeple who arent absolutly serious about changing there health. You have to be focused and have great suport from friends and family. But if you are its number one on my list!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2007

    AWESOME!!!!!!

    This book is off the hook. I'm so excited about this workout plan. I've read the first couple of chapters and I must say I'm very impressed. I highly recommend this book. It will change your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2007

    Emphasizes weight lifting.

    This is a book to help you get into better shape. While the book covers stretching and cardio exercise to varying degrees, it clearly spends most of its exercise routines having the reader lift weights. The book intends to accomplish its goal of getting you into better shape by doing it in phases, with each one having different goals (too lengthy to go into here). Phase one is the Bronze phase (5 weeks), then the Silver phase (5 weeks), followed by a Gold phase (9 weeks) and finally ends with the Platinum phase (3 weeks), where the goal is to get a body like LL's. An additional phase, the Diamond phase, is included just for the ladies. There's a ton of info in here on just about every fitness topic and I really liked that throughout the book, there are these 'rap session' sections where LL interviews experts in the fitness field and current information is shared- this is a big plus. LL fans will also like the LL trivia that is scattered throughout the book. One of the more interesting and informative fitness books on the market, I liked it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2007

    This book has a little bit of everything...

    This is a great book and an easy read. The tone of the book is conversational and motivating. I'm looking forward to my physical progression, and ultimately, progressing to the platinum workouts (and beyond). I thought I was pretty fit until I did my first circuit training. If you get this book, you better be ready to work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2007

    I love this book!

    This book is already working! I've only had it for 2.5 weeks and I'm seeing results. I must say that I am also loving 'The Takeover: Everything You Need To Know About Business' by LaFoy Thomas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2007

    Motivating Guide to a healthier lifestyle

    This is the first exercise and nutrition book I've read that has really provided the discipline I need to exercise regularly and remain concientous about what I eat. Since starting the program only a few weeks ago, I've been feeling great physically, I'm more focused(ancillary benefit), and I'm excited to hit the gym everyday. The only downside is that LL wants you to keep your heartrate up in between sets by hitting the treadmill for 10-15 min and this can get time consuming. So you may need to reduce the time accordingly to fit your schedule. Otherwise, this book is great for those of us who need that kick in the butt. If you're one of those people, this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    Wow!

    The G.O.A.T. proves he knows his stuff about fitness too. His workouts are broken up as to not get repeatative and spends time in all the phases to get your body in the best shape possible. Not for those who give up easy. His book will kick your butt, guaranteed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    This book is banging

    This book is an all in one book, about motivation, correct exercise,street smarts and yet very scientific.I like how the book was divided into sections from bronze to platinum.So you can go directly into begginer or intermidate workouts. I don't like reading long winded wordy books but this book was none of the kind it was very upbeat and led me straight to the point. it was book written from the heart.Great job Mr.Smith

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2006

    Good Stuff

    i didn't read this boook yet, but i read an excerpt from it in men's health magazine. what i read was great. I tried one of his workouts and its amazing!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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