Fitness For Dummies

Fitness For Dummies

by Suzanne Schlosberg, Liz Neporent


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ISBN-13: 9780470767597
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 180,728
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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


Part I: Getting Your Butt off the Couch.

Chapter 1: Establishing Your Plan of Attack.

Chapter 2: Testing Your Fitness.

Chapter 3: Watching What You Eat: Nutrition Basics.

Chapter 4: Educating Yourself.

Chapter 5: This Doesn't Have to Happen to You: Avoiding Common Injuries.

Part II: Going Cardio.

Chapter 6: Cardio Crash Course: Getting the Right Intensity.

Chapter 7: Creating a Cardio Program.

Chapter 8: Using Cardio Machines.

Chapter 9: Exercising Outdoors.

Part III: Building Muscle and Strengthening Bone.

Chapter 10: Why You’ve Gotta Lift Weights.

Chapter 11: Your Muscles: Love 'Em or Lose 'Em.

Chapter 12: Demystifying Strength Equipment.

Chapter 13: Designing a Strength-Training Program.

Part IV: Limbering Up with Flexibility, Balance, and Mind-Body Exercise.

Chapter 14: Flexibility Training: Getting the Scoop on Stretching.

Chapter 15: Finding Your Balance.

Chapter 16: All about Yoga.

Chapter 17: Getting the Lowdown on Pilates.

Part V: Getting Fit in Health Clubs and Home Gyms.

Chapter 18: Choosing and Using a Gym.

Chapter 19: Designing Your Home Gym.

Chapter 20: Hiring a Trainer.

Chapter 21: Choosing an Exercise Class or Digital Workout.

Part VI: Exercising for All Ages and Stages.

Chapter 22: Fit Pregnancy: Exercising for Two.

Chapter 23: Getting Kids Fit.

Chapter 24: Staying Active as You Age.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Great Reasons to Break a Sweat.

Chapter 26: Ten Fantastic Fitness Investments.


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Fitness For Dummies 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
I tried this and i lot 101 punds by following the tips.I weighed 400 pounds but now i weigh 299. Love this book.