51 Days: No Excuses

51 Days: No Excuses

by Rich Gaspari

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In 51 Days No Excuses, Rich Gaspari invites you on a 51 day challenge to transform your body and mind with a no excuses approach at a lifestyle change. With the 51 day program, it is important you stay the course and realize that you are the only person that can hold you back. In this book you will not only receive a daily diet and exercise plan, but stories of overcoming obstacles, personal setbacks, and how to stay motivated in the face of adversity. It doesn't matter if your goal is to be a bodybuilder or to just get in better shape, you are going to get leaner, stronger, ripped and bigger in the right places with Rich's program as well as motivated. And you don't have to worry if you don't have all the right equipment, if you feel too small, or if you think you are past your prime. Rich's 51 day program will get you on the right track to looking and feeling great. Stop the excuses today and watch your body and mind change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939447142
Publisher: Dunham Books
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 672,824
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Rich Gaspari is a former professional bodybuilder who was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2001, he started his own supplement company, Gaspari Nutrition. He was the first winner of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in 1989 and has appeared on numerous fitness and body building covers, including the October, 2011 issue of Iron Man.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Walking the Walk 1

The Daily Workout 5

Day 1 Start Where You Are 8

Day 2 The Necessary Nutrition 12

Day 3 When You Hit Rock Bottom 16

Day 4 The Right People in the Right Place 21

Day 5 Oh, the Places You'll Go! 26

Day 6 Push Harder 30

Day 7 The Secret to Success 34

Day 8 No More Excuses 38

Day 9 Do It for You 43

Day 10 Iron Sharpens Iron 47

Day 11 Competition Is a Good Thing 52

Day 12 Write It Down 57

Day 13 You Will Not Fail 61

Day 14 A Vote of Confidence 65

Day 15 Try Something New 69

Day 16 Just Go for It 74

Day 17 You Are What You Eat 79

Day 18 A Little Respect 84

Day 19 Do What You Love 88

Day 20 Do Your Homework 93

Day 21 Eat That Frog 98

Day 22 No, It Won't Kill You! 102

Day 23 It's All About You 106

Day 24 Not Fun and Games 111

Day 25 "You Can't Do That" and Other Motivational Speeches 115

Day 26 Nothing Worthwhile Is Easy 119

Day 27 Aging with Style 124

Day 28 Who Was the Greatest? 137

Day 29 How to Ride the Roller Coaster 140

Day 30 Appearances Matter-Sometimes 144

Day 31 Test Everything 148

Day 32 Is Your Network Up and Running? 153

Day 33 Fat Boy 157

Day 34 Are You Teachable? 162

Day 35 Don't Settle! 166

Day 36 Blame It on the Hulk 170

Day 37 Do Whatever It Takes 174

Day 38 Nature vs. Nurture 178

Day 39 What's in a Name? 183

Day 40 Never Stop Learning 187

Day 41 Family Pride 191

Day 42 One Penny At a Time 195

Day 43 This Is War 199

Day 44 Forge Your Own Path 203

Day 45 The Well-Rounded Chest 207

Day 46 Show Time! 212

Day 47 A Four-Letter Word 218

Day 48 Relationship Equity 223

Day 49 One Step at a Time 226

Day 50 Your Number One Priority 229

Day 51 The Future Is Now 234

Appendix: Food & Supplements 238

About the Author 248

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51 Days: No Excuses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In his first book, 51 Days No Excuses, Rich Gaspari reviews his journey of getting back into competition shape in just 51 days! Rich Gaspari, former professional bodybuilder, winner of the 1989 Arnold Classic, and three time runner - up Mr. Olympia. He also received the Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and is the CEO of Gaspari Nutrition. Needless to say, the man knows bodybuilding and fitness! From the beginning of the book, Rich lets you know this is not an easy, gimmicky way to get in shape. He is very open about these workouts being difficult but realistic. He also makes the promise that if you follow the philosophies as discussed in the book, you WILL get results. The book takes you through his 51 days of transformation, with an autobiographical story attached to each day. These stories may be about his upbringing, his father, his philosophies, the fall and resurrection of his business, Gaspari Nutrition, or his early days as a bodybuilder. All are interesting and insightful stories. As promised, the workouts are difficult, and require a high degree of focus and intensity to complete. They are designed to get you in the best shape of your life! The average workout is around 32-38 sets, so they can be completed in about an hour or so. (No time will be needed to chit chat with other people at the gym while you are working out, as discussed in the book). There is a Muscle Builder plan and a Hardgainer Workout for each day of the plan. The plan also emphasizes the importance of rest. In the book, Rich emphasizes the importance of timing and frequency of the meals, but is not a one-size-fits-all plan where everyone gets the same quantities. There is no diet that will work the same for everyone, and he is pretty open about the need for you to find that balance which works for you. Nowhere does it say, everyone should eat X amount of calories to get the body of your dreams. He does state the preferred macronutrients for his plan (the percentages of protein, carbs and fats). I think you will be surprised, I know I was! It should be pointed out, this is NOT a get skinny diet plan. Lean and muscular, yes, but not skinny! Rich Gaspari has accomplished much in his life, and he has the great stories to tell from it! To hear him talk about the early days of his career, with Joe Weider, Lee Haney (his workout partner for years), and his time at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California was fascinating. The respect and admiration for his father is well documented throughout the book as well! My favorite story was the improbable story that brought about the title to this book, 51 Days: No Excuses. What a random number of days, I thought, as I read the title! Well, 51 days was his accidental deadline. Sometimes in life we get deadlines, but I cannot imagine getting the deadline Rich was dealt! He was successful in getting himself where he wanted to be, and with his plan, I think most can do the same. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is serious about getting in shape. As the title states, 51 Days: No Excuses. It is not going to be easy, but I do find it attainable! This book has enough great stories, a detailed workout plan, a nutrition plan, and valuable advice from champion bodybuilder and CEO, Rich Gaspari! Get your copy today, you will be glad you did! Please note, I received a pre-release copy of 51 Days No Excuses. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In 51 Days No Excuses, Rich Gaspari walks you through his personal and professional challenges and successes that he's encountered over the course of his bodybuilding and business career. This is not just for a fit-fan, but rather for anyone looking for motivation, insight, or a new way to push yourself beyond your daily limits. You will get workout programs, diets, relatable quotes to motivate you daily, and a great story about IFBB Hall-of-Famer Rich Gaspari's life as a bodybuilder and self-starter business man. You'll read about overcoming personal obstacles and gain tips on how to let go of excuses and start performing now. A MUST-READ!! Note: I received a pre-release copy of this book for review purposes. My comments and opinions are mine.