The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Sexier, Healthier YOU!

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The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this makeover manual is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime fitness buffs alike. From start to finish, this 480-page makeover manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's ...

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Overview

The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this makeover manual is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime fitness buffs alike. From start to finish, this 480-page makeover manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers.

 

Inside The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises you'll find:

 

619 Exercises!

All expertly demonstrated with color photographs, with dozens of movements for every muscle in your body, including:

* More than 100 core exercises! You'll never run out of ways to sculpt your abs.

* 74 biceps, triceps, and forearm exercises: Tone your arms faster than ever before.

* 64 chest exercises, to burn more calories and even help give your bosom a lift.

* 103 back exercises, to make sure you turn heads in your backless dress.

* 40 shoulder exercises, so you can wear a tank top with confidence.

* 99 quadriceps and calves exercises, to help you look great in a pair of shorts.

* 62 glutes and hamstrings exercises, for the perfect backside.

 

Hundreds of workouts!

From cover to cover, you'll quickly see that there's a training plan for every fitness goal—whether you want to shrink your hip, find your abs, or shape your arms. Highlights include:

* The World's Greatest 4-Week Diet and Exercise Plan

Lose 10 pounds of pure fat in 30 days! This scientifically proven plan, based on research from the University of Connecticut, shows what's truly possible when you combine the right kind of diet with the right kind of exercise. You'll build muscle and lose fat faster than ever.

* The Get-Your-Body-Back (Fast!) Guide

If you've never even picked up a weight, you'll want to try this plan from Joe Dowdell, C.S.C.S. Joe makes his living training models, athletes, and celebrities, and has worked with such names as Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Molly Sims, and Kate Hudson, as well as Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. And the strategies he uses when designing workouts for his high-profile clientele are the same ones he employs to help you quickly burn fat, firm up, and improve your overall fitness.

* The Bikini-Ready Workout

This fitness plan will help you flatten your stomach and tighten your butt. It’s designed by celebrity trainer Valerie Waters, who has perfected the body-shaping workouts you’ll find here on dozens of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Garner, Rachel Nichols, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel. Add your name to Valerie’s client list to tone your total body and feel more confident than ever.

* The Skinny Jeans Workout

Want to look sexier in a pair of Sevens? Try this routine from Women’s Health fitness advisor Rachel Cosgrove, CSCS. In a pilot study at Rachel’s gym, clients who tried the plan dropped two jean sizes in just 8 weeks.

 

And:

* The Wedding Workout

Look great—just in time for the big day (and your honeymoon!)

* The Hard-Body Workout

Use this 12-week plan to tone your legs, arms, and abs faster than ever

* The Lose-the-Last-10-Pounds Workout

Your guide to finishing off that last bit of flab for good

* The Total-body Arm-shaping Workout

Blast fat as you shape and firm your arms

* The Best Three-Exercise Workouts

Shrink your hips with just three simple moves

* The Prenatal Workout

Stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy

* The Best Workouts for a Crowded Gym

Sculpt a lean, fit body—no waiting!

* The Time-Saving Couples Workout

Burn fat together (it's the secret to better sex!)

* The Best Bodyweight Workouts

Take your workout anywhere with these no-weight routines

* The 10 Best 15-Minute Workouts

Bust stress, blast fat, and build muscle in almost no time

 

Plus:

Every page of The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises is filled with the fitness and nutrition tips and tricks you need to sculpt the body you want.

Throughout the book, you'll discover:

* The secret to burning 40 percent more fat.

* The 18 fitness mistakes you should never make

* The best stretch for every muscle

* The fastest cardio workout of all-time (just 4 minutes!)

* The best exercises you've never done

* The 8 healthiest foods you aren't eating

* The 4 perfect fitness foods

* The 25 super snacks that keep you lean

* The 5 biggest nutrition lies—exposed!

* The truth about saturated fat

* The simple way to master the pushup

* The 20 ways lifting weights helps you look great, stay healthy, and live longer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605295497
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 64,122
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Campbell is the fitness director for Women’s Health and a National Magazine Award-winning writer. He holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology and is a NSCA-certified strength and conditioning coach. Campbell has appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show, and VH-1.

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  • Posted March 6, 2010

    I LOVE this book!

    I bought this book to get ideas to change up my usual workout routines. I do strength training every day, rotating muscle areas. This book is like an encyclopedia! It has so many great exercises and great variations on those exercises so I will never get bored. I can keep challenging my muscles with things like different grips and stances and body positions that are outlined in this book. It offers much more than other similar books that I have bought. I would say that this is great for someone who has already had an introduction to weight training or strength training. Many of the exercises show easier and more difficult variations, but even the easy ones would be difficult for some people. It's a great workout tool!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Great buy

    As w/ any exercise book you must actully do what it suggests and it will work. Some of the exercises you can do at home, which is perfect for me. Other exercises are for the gym so its the best of both worlds. It is great for a beginner and then once you master the easy steps there are plenty of challenging exercises. If you are serious about losing weight, you need to do weights and this book will help you.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

    Great book for beginners. If you have a gym, then it should hav

    Great book for beginners. If you have a gym, then it should have
    everything you need. If you work out at home, there are exercises you
    can do with no weights, etc. that you can substitue for the weighted
    ones. Definitely worth purchasing.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    Fabulous Find!

    My fiance and I bought this book as our way of forgoing the expensive personal trainer - WOW. It has been fabulous! It is so organized & helpful, with plenty of pictures & tips. Each section is organized into muscle groups with various workouts for that group, plus variations and tips to ensure you do the moves correctly. Then there are pre-made workouts - "Pre-natal" "Crowded Gym" "Best 3 Moves Workout" "Skinny Jean" - The best one my fiance and I saw MAJOR results with - "Beach Body Workout" within two weeks we saw major definition changes, by the end of the workout I felt better than I had in my entire life. Not to mention my confidence in a swimsuit, or any outfit for that matter, was sky rocketing. We are already rather tall and skinny, but no where near in shape. The workouts were not easy, & you need to have slight self-motivation to push yourself & not skimp by using lighter weights, or shortening reps/sets, but if you can keep committed you will see results! This book is an amazing buy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    The book is just what the title says it is.

    I found this book very informative. There are many exercises to choose from. It is a good reference book for choosing exercises for your workout. I found it was well organized and easy to use.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Good for getting ideas of different exercises

    I bought this book after seeing it at work. Its' a great tool if you're looking on how to tweak and put a twist on exercises one already does.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Great exercises that cover every part you want toned and the exercises really do work and I like the fact that alot of the exercises requires little or no equipment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    I also want to know if you could do it without any equipment

    Reply to Addie please

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