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Essential Abs: An Intense 6-Week Program (Men’s Health Peak Conditioning Guides)

July 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Title : Essential Abs: An Intense 6-Week Program (Men’s Health Peak Conditioning Guides)
ASIN : 1579542921


A six-pack of muscles or a six-pack of beer?

For the average guy, wasting money on an impossible workout book for abs just isn’t worth it. But in Essential Abs, ab master Kurt Brungardt has created a simple routine that will bring maximum results– fast. His step-by-step, 6-week program shows you how to make ab exercises more effective by integrating them into a quick total-body workout. Whether you’re a couch potato or a fitness fanatic, Brungardt helps you fine-tune your techniques for rock-hard abs in no time.

YOU’LL LEARN:

* The 11 commandments of self-improvement
* How much water you really need
* How to drop those lame excuses and get motivated
* The best ab exercises for sports
* Modifications that eliminate neck strain



Consumer Review
This Program Works
I am 5’9" 200, not a thin guy. Used a low carb diet to lose 10 pounds along with this program and in 2 weeks could see real results. My waist is smaller and I see definition in my abdominal area for the first time since my military college days, 35 years ago. The exercises are very well-described, not unusually difficult, and can be done on a living room floor with no equipment. You feel and see the results immediately. I usually complete the third level in 15 minutes. I have never written an online review before but was so pleased with this book and the results I felt that I should. For me it was money well-spent.

Abs Diet Ultimate Nutrition Handbook: Your Reference Guide to Thousands of Foods, and How Each One Shapes Your Body

July 20th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Abs Diet Ultimate Nutrition Handbook: Your Reference Guide to Thousands of Foods, and How Each One Shapes Your Body
ASIN : B00B559U6E



Hundreds of Quick-and-Easy  Nutrition Secrets for a Firm, Flat Stomach

Lose Up to 20 Pounds of Fat in Just 6 Weeks Without Ever Feeling Hungry!
 
Now, David Zinczenko, best-selling author and editor-in-chief of Men’s Health, has collected the most essential, up-to-date nutrition information in the world, and distilled it down to an easy-to-use, breakthrough manual. The Abs Diet Ultimate Nutrition Handbook will arm you with the nutritional information, guidance, and secrets that will give you the body you want, the stomach you want, and the life you want.
 
Discover the secrets to staying lean for life and building the 6-pack of your dreams—all while eating what you want, when you want. Just learn the secret to making the smartest nutrition decisions, no matter where you are. You’ll discover:
· Hundreds of tips on buying, preparing, and even ordering the best meals, and how to make those meals work for your body—not against it.
· Scores of new recipes including dozens of muscle-building, fat-burning desserts!
· Two super-efficient, proven new workouts, plus two bonus abs moves that will sculpt your stomach in no time.
· A 14-day eating plan that will start stripping away flab and showing off your abs—in just days!



Consumer Review
the Abs Diet Ultimate Nutrition Handbook
I LOVED the author’s way with words-using humor and facts together. He was down to earth and even medical issues made sense. I like the thinking of this book and putting it together with the “eat right every time” and “six meals for six pack abs” is the ultimate goal for results. I learned new statistics and facts about nutrition that I did not realize even after years of trying multiple ways of dieting. I totally recommend this book!

The New Abs Diet: The 6-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

July 13th, 2013 Comments off

Title : The New Abs Diet: The 6-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
ASIN : B005CDT5HO



The latest research shows that starting an exercise program from scratch, even in middle age, can
quickly make a man as healthy as one who has been exercising religiously for years. Regardless of
age, size, or number of failed diets in the past, any man with the desire to can find his abs and—more
importantly—improve his health dramatically.
Since its publication in 2004, The Abs Diet has endured as a proven plan grounded in sound
principles of nutrition and the latest clinical science. Now this New York Times bestseller has
been turbocharged with new weight-loss research, interval workouts, a bonus chapter of new core
exercises, and delicious new recipes using the Abs Diet Power 12 Foods, which are scientifically
proven to burn fat and build muscle.
 



Consumer Review
Terrible on Kindle
This is a very good book, however Kindle is absolutely the wrong format for it. Some books must be in hard copy, and this is one of them. Time and again, there are helpful demonstrative graphs and charts showing foods, diets, nutritional values and they simply get chopped off in the Kindle alignment. Also, this book is a TOOL. All books like these are tools for you to use. You may read the book but after that, you read from it. You must flip around, look at a chart, use an exercise plan, then pull a few diets, then the power foods list. Kindle doesn’t support this.

Well written, but wait the extra few days and spend a few extra bucks for a paperback edition. You will get the full value of this excellent source of information and diet plan.

The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

July 5th, 2013 Comments off

Title : The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
ASIN : B000RGSUK4



For the first time on audio book, “Men’s Health” editor-in-chief David Zinczenko presents his powerful plan to unearth listeners’ stomach muscles in just six-weeks. “The Abs Diet” is an easy and effective program that has already helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight, flatten their guts, banish post-pregnancy bellies, and become healthier than they ever thought possible without deprivation dieting, counting calories, measuring foods, worrying about confusing phases – or ever feeling hungry! Listeners will discover: the 12 metabolism-boosting “super foods” that strip away fat and build muscle; a full-body, 20-minute exercise program that can be done just three times a weeks; and the truth about low-carb diet.


Consumer Review
Good Insight
I like the fact that the authors explain how things work in our bodies (how protein intake relates to the increased metabolism resulting from the workout, and to the muscle growth; which foods are good for metabolism; which of them aid in weight loss or lowering cholesterol levels). Although the idea of having six meals a day does not always fit my busy schedule, the one of snacking with fruits and/or nuts between main meals does seem to be effective in my case. What I like most about the book is the well balance diet that does not exclude any food groups. I am a great believer in the nourishment based on natural foods and The Abs Diet fully supports this belief. Dr. Tombak in the book “Can We Live 150 Year” farther explains proper food combination and its effect on our bodies. For that reason his book is a very good addition to The Abs Diet.

The Abs Diet 6-Minute Meals for 6-Pack Abs: More Than 150 Great-Tasting Recipes to Melt Away Fat!

June 28th, 2013 Comments off

Title : The Abs Diet 6-Minute Meals for 6-Pack Abs: More Than 150 Great-Tasting Recipes to Melt Away Fat!
ASIN : 1594865469



The best-selling Abs Diet series continues with the perfect cookbook for anyone who wants to eat sensibly to get a flat, sculpted set of abdominals —but doesn’t have a lot of time to cook

Tens of thousands of Americans have changed their bodies—and their lives—with the help of The Abs Diet, the New York Times bestseller from David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health® magazine. A key factor in the diet’s success is the meal plan, with its healthy, great-tasting, easy recipes featuring the Abs Diet 12 Powerfoods. Now, to meet the demands of today’s time-strapped society, Zinczenko and coauthor Ted Spiker present The Abs Diet 6-Minute Meals for 6-Pack Abs to help readers make the right food choices—in less time than it takes to pick up a meal at a drive-thru.

The Abs Diet 6-Minute Meals for 6-Pack Abs features:

• 101 6-minute recipes: fast and easy recipes like Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Smokehouse Salad, Summer Vegetable Couscous, and more

• the 12 Abs Diet Powerfoods, plus what makes them nutritional powerhouses and how they increase lean muscle mass and discourage storing fat

• shopping lists, appliance recommendations, and more

• a 7-day meal plan (for those who prefer not to mix-and-match)

• a bonus chapter with 60-minute Sunday creations and 15-minute meals when you have more time

This user-friendly cookbook is the perfect resource for followers of The Abs Diet as well as anyone who wants to change their body to improve their health, their looks, or their athletic performance.



Consumer Review
Duplicate of Info in Abs Diet Book
The first part of this book is a repeat of the info contained in the Abs Diet book. The recipes are okay. There are a lot of smoothies, egg dishes, and various recipes for various meat dishes. I’d check the book out from your local library before I spent money on it.

The New Abs Diet Cookbook: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Automatically Strip Away Belly Fat!

June 25th, 2013 Comments off

Title : The New Abs Diet Cookbook: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Automatically Strip Away Belly Fat!
ASIN : 1605293148



A delicious follow-up to the groundbreaking The Abs Diet, this cookbook delivers more than 200 healthy, mouthwatering breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, desserts, and outdoor grill favorites. Each recipe incorporates one or more of the Abs Diet Power 12 Foods such as almonds, spinach, turkey, and olive oil that are scientifically proven to burn fat and build muscle. The meals in this book take the guesswork out of weight loss and make calorie counting unnecessary.
For beginners and seasoned cooks alike, this selection of classic and innovative meals such as Fig and
Prosciutto Tortilla Bites, Walk-the-Plank Grilled Salmon with Grilled Pineapple, and Blackberry Parfait Martinis makes losing weight and eating healthier both easy and delicious. Special features include speedy meals that take under five minutes to prepare, a beginner’s guide to food-prep basics, and The New Abs Diet Cheat Sheet and Portion-Distortion Decoder.
Based on cutting-edge nutrition research on how to prevent high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease with tasty, healthy foods, The New Abs Diet Cookbook is the perfect weight-loss guide for anyone who despises dieting and loves eating.



Consumer Review
Delicious!!!!
I have several of the Abs Diet books and was worried the recipes in this book would be repeatitive, boy was I wrong. There are so many new recipes. The ones I have tried are delicious and so quick to fix. The ingredients are things you have in the pantry already. My husband even loves when I cook from this book.

The Men’s Health Big Book: Getting Abs: Get a Flat, Ripped Stomach and Your Strongest Body Ever–in Four Weeks

June 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Title : The Men’s Health Big Book: Getting Abs: Get a Flat, Ripped Stomach and Your Strongest Body Ever–in Four Weeks
ASIN : 1609618742



The essential diet and fitness guide to lean, ripped abs—including a results-driven 4-week program to lose weight, strengthen your core, and chisel your entire body

Call it a spare tire, muffin top, or paunch. Men and women consistently cite their belly as their biggest problem area—and it is often the toughest final pounds to lose. Not anymore!

Whether readers’ eating habits have been affected by stress, their bodies have changed with age, or they’re constantly doing crunches without results, it’s time to blast belly fat the right way. Using the comprehensive, week-by-week eating and exercise plan, readers can lose up to 20 pounds in 6 weeks—and keep it off, forever.

The Men’s Health Big Book of Abs special features include:

  • Quick effective routines that replace boring, painful crunches
  • Manly (and healthy) recipes that take less than 15 minutes to prepare!
  • Hundreds of tips on how to emphasize muscle definition and six-pack abs!

Including a step-by-step, 4-week eating and exercise plan, easy-to-prepare recipes, and hundreds of exercises, The Men’s Health Big Book of Abs is the ultimate guide to a leaner, fitter, sexier body.




Consumer Review
good information for starters
I like the book and the kindle version is very well done, as usual.

The book content is below my expectations since this is a book for starters, the information is good and well organized, the workouts are ok but it does not have the advanced specific abs workouts I was looking for.

I mean, if I were starting this would be a great book but for my fitness level and knowledge and my expectations the book would not be very useful if it weren’t for the general body workouts.

The New Abs Diet for Women: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

June 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Title : The New Abs Diet for Women: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
ASIN : B005X499CS



The New York Times bestseller is back, featuring new research, plus new exercises and
nutrition plans to help you achieve even faster weight loss
 
Women’s Health has loaded this new edition with more useful tips, body-sculpting exercises, and delicious new recipes using the Abs Diet Power 12 Foods, which are scientifically proven to burn fat, build muscle, fight heart disease, and boost the immune system. The New Abs Diet for Women also contains bonus workouts that target the legs and butt, moves that incorporate yoga and Pilates, and new interval workouts that burn off pregnancy weight.



Consumer Review
ABS Diet for Women
Great book! Great Plan! I have been following the plan for 2 weeks and have lost 7 lbs! My daughter started this plan this summer and has lost 35 lbs! She was my inspiration to start this plan. Variety of great health information and advice. Good exercise plan. Worth buying!

The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!

March 28th, 2013 Comments off

Title : The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!
ASIN : 1605297828



Over the last six seasons of The Biggest Loser, you’ve watched as contestants shed pounds, got healthy, and dramatically changed their lives for the better. In fact, you may have been so inspired by the show’s remarkable success stories that you’ve considered embarking on your own weight loss journey.
If you’re looking to get healthy now, there’s good news: You don’t have to spend time at the ranch to benefit from The Biggest Loser magic. THE BIGGEST LOSER: 30 DAY JUMP START brings all of the secrets of the ranch right into your own home. The Biggest Loser experts—the same ones who advise the contestants—are here to walk you through a 30-day plan that will kick off your weight loss and help you build new, healthy habits.
In this book you’ll find easy-to-follow menus, recipes, exercise plans, and motivation for each day of the week. You’ll also find helpful tips and advice from past Biggest Losers who have been in your shoes, including the nine contestants from Season 7 who left the ranch early to follow this very plan at home.
So far, the Biggest Losers have lost more than a combined 10,000 pounds. But for each of them, the journey started with a commitment: to health, to weight loss, and to themselves. The first steps toward a healthier future are in this book—what are you waiting for? Make the commitment, take the leap—and begin your 30 day jump start today!



Consumer Review
Disappointing and Impractical
I bought this book and was extremely disappointed. While it does lay out a different menu for each of the 30 days, grocery shopping for these menus would be completely impractical. I sat down to write the list for the first week and by the time I got to day 3, it was two pages of ingredients in small quantities which is impossible to shop for. While the variety is enticing, it’s not expected that you’d find one slice of reduced fat swiss cheese or two butter lettuce leaves for sale. You’d end up buying all this food to only use a small amount – the book doesn’t reuse certain ingredients enough within a week’s time that you’d actually benefit from buying the entire package of swiss or the entire head of butter lettuce. Also, some of the recipes are for WAY too many servings – for example there’s a recipe for 24 mini blueberry bran muffins, but you only are instructed to eat four of them in the 30 day period. Similarly there’s a recipe for 12 servings worth of chili but you only…

Men’s Health Home Workout Bible:

February 4th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Men’s Health Home Workout Bible:
ASIN : 1579546579
List Price : $22.99
Price : $15.63
Saved Price : $7.36

Get bigger biceps, broad shoulders, a bigger bench press, powerful legs, cut abs . . .
without ever leaving your home!

The body you want, in the space you have.
The strength you want, with the equipment you have.
The muscles you want, in the time you have.

You don’t need to join a gym to get in shape. In fact, for a lot of guys, the gym is an impediment to getting in shape. The crowds, the inconvenience, the intimidation, the time, the commute– by the time you add it all up, you could end up investing 2 hours to get 45 minutes of exercise.

No matter how little space you have, no matter how little equipment you have, no matter how little time you have, you can get the results you want without stepping inside a gym.

The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible gives you…

* Four full-body muscle plans:
The Body Weight Plan
The Dumbbell Plan
The Barbell Plan
The Multistation-Machine Plan

* Custom training plans for strength, fat loss, aerobic fitness, and sports performance

* Buying advice for weights, benches, machines, cardio equipment, and exercise videos

* Complete guidelines for turning your home into a state-of-the-art fitness center

With beginner, intermediate, and advanced full-body workouts for each type of equipment, The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible gives you more than 400 exercises altogether, photographed and fully described. From pushups to power cleans, from crunches to jump squats, we show you how to get more muscle and strength at home, whether you’re a complete beginner or a competitive athlete.

The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible is a personal trainer, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

category: Weight Training
brand: Rodale Books
Rating : 4.2

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