As featured in SELF and on Weekend Today
""Steve Zim's plan helped me drop my body fat more quickly than with any other program I've ever tried. I couldn't be more pleased.""
--Jessica Biel, star of The Illusionist
In 6 Weeks to a Hollywood Body, the top Hollywood trainer and Weekend Today show fitness expert Steve Zim unlocks the secrets of the stars and shows you how to have a Hollywood body of your own. Want to add shape and strength to your legs? Have a great butt? Make your back and arms stronger and leaner? Develop an amazing chest or breasts? After you've completed the easy-to-follow Hollywood Body program in six short weeks, you'll be runway ready for your grand entrance and you'll look amazing and feel healthier and happier than ever before. In this book, Steve Zim reveals the three keys to his Hollywood Body system:
HOLLYWOOD NUTRITION: The easy and effective Hollywood Body way to supercharge your metabolism with protein, good carbs, and good fats
HOLLYWOOD HEART: Ramp up your cardio health and melt away fat and inches the Hollywood Body way
HOLLYWOOD SCULPT: A revolutionary set of all-new Hollywood Body exercises designed to sculpt and reshape your muscles
This proven program works no matter what your body type is. So get started--your Hollywood body awaits you!
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Steve Zim, a top Hollywood trainer, is the regular fitness expert on the Weekend Today show as well as the author of Hot Point Fitness (0738206032). He has many celebrity clients and has trained Jessica Biel, Ashley Judd, and Layla Ali, among others. Zim has appeared on Extra, Access Hollywood, and VH1 and is frequently featured in print media.
Mark Laska is a professional writer.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What Is the Hollywood Body? 1
Hollywood Body Goals and Motivation 7
Secrets of the Stars 17
Hollywood Nutrition Principles 27
Hollywood Heart Principles 43
Hollywood Sculpt Principles 57
Your Hollywood Body Initiation-the First Two Weeks 71
What's Your Hollywood Body Type? 153
Four Weeks to an Ectomorph Hollywood Body 159
Four Weeks to a Mesomorph Hollywood Body 167
Four Weeks to an Endomorph Hollywood Body 177
The Final Cut: The Hollywood Body Lifestyle 187
What Next? 211
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bought this from B&N years ago but only really committed to the program about six months ago. Don't let the cheesy name and cover fool you, this is actually some really good, fundamental exercise and diet information. After some research I decided upon this program because it emphasizes stretching, moderation, and healthy eating habits instead of supplements and focusing on only a few exercises / muscle groups at a time. This isn't one of those fad diet and exercise things they put in the tabloids.
The book is OK. BUT it is a scientific FACT all you can do to lose weight is take in fewer calories than you burn, then you will lose weight. There is NO other way, no magic fat burning pill or diet. Just eat less(and healthy),work out hard and you will lose weight. You must chage your basic eating habits to have long term weight loss. Fad diets just take you money and promise quick cures which are totally bogus.
The author outlines 3 areas of focus to achieve the Hollywood body: diet, aerobic conditioning, and weight lifting. It is obvious that his expertise is in the physical work-outs, because the nutritional part is not well defined. Most books of this type would give the reader sample menus. For example, he gives Tier 1 and Tier 2 protiens, vegetables, etc. However, the choices are slim indeed for breakfast (egg whites or tofu?), the most important meal of the day. His recommendations for food selections also appear to be conflicting at times (no sugar and avoid sugar substitutes but include yogurt once a day..when was the last time you saw yogurt without sugar or substitute?). And to say the portion size of a Tier 1 protein equals the palm of the hand and a Tier 1 vegetable is equal to the size of the protein...does that mean a single layer, a pile, or what??? I am well read in nutritional materials, and I found it all confusing. How would a newbie translate this nebulous information?? On the other hand, I have started his workouts, and I believe they will give results.