Synopses & Reviews
Are you in good shape but struggling with those last ten to twenty pounds that stand between looking perfectly okay and looking knock-their-eyes-out great? Do you have an event on the calendar where youd love to make jaws drop? Or do you just want to see for yourself what it would be like to have the best body youve ever had in your life? Then you need this book.
Making the Cut is a unique, intense thirty-day program from TVs toughest fitness guru, Jillian Michaels. It has one purpose: to maximize your diet and fitness potential so youll get dramatic results at an accelerated pace. The program trains you in three essential ways—mentally, nutritionally, and physically. Making the Cut enables you to:
• identify your unique body type and metabolic makeup (are you a fast, slow, or balanced oxidizer?) and customize a diet plan that is perfect for you
• learn mental techniques that greatly enhance your self-confidence and sharpen your focus on success
• develop your strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance to levels that exceed anything you ever previously attained—or would have thought possible
Making the Cut takes you further faster than any other fitness program. Ever wonder what secret techniques models and celebrities learn from their high-priced personal trainers when they need to look their absolute best for a shoot or a scene? Jillian shares invaluable info about “peaking”—temporary short cuts you can employ when you have just a few days to get ready for your close-up. And she gets you hip to safe but effective supplements (break out the white willow bark and green tea extract) and tells you how to shed the last drops of excess water weight to put the ultimate finishing touch on the new you.
Other plans get you in shape; this one delivers ripped-up perfection. You supply the commitment and determination . . . Jillian Michaels supplies the astonishing results. Visit www.JillianMichaels.com for more.
"Michaels, who gained recognition as a trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser, pushes to get you in 'the best shape of your life.' Assuming you are already in fairly decent shape, if you have 20 or less pounds to shed and are willing to make the commitment, Michaels promises to have readers 'feeling comfortable running in a bikini.' Determining body fat percentage and taking a 'fit test' is par for the course in this sort of book. What separates Michaels' program is that she bases the diet on whether a person is a 'slow oxidizer, balanced oxidizer, or fast oxidizer.' The idea is that slow oxidizers require more carbs, while fast oxidizers need higher percentages of protein. Michaels provides three different sets of menus and recipes (she claims that there is sound science behind this, but don't expect to see helpful footnotes quoting clinical studies). The majority of the book is list-like and not invigorating to read. A glut of trainer-driven fitness books seem to be hitting stands lately; this one only stands out if you accept her notion of oxidizing." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The strength trainer and coach for the Red Team on NBCUs hit show "The Biggest Loser" provides a 30-day diet and fitness plan for women that will whip them into shape while giving them tools to deal with self-defeating behaviors and thought patterns. 75 black-and-white photos.
From the best-selling author of Spartan Up! and the founder of the world-renowned Spartan Race, a kickass training guide full of tips and tricks to get you Spartan Fit and Spartan Tough and map your road to peak performance
From the best-selling author of Spartan Up! a complete 31-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance
Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now in Spartan Fit, De Sena breaks down that approach and gives readers the tools they need to conquer the course andmdash; and life, including:
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and#160;and#160;A complete Spartan training guide, Spartan Fit will arm readers with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again.
About the Author
JOE DE SENAandnbsp;isandnbsp;owner of the Spartan Race,andnbsp;as well asandnbsp;a legend in endurance and adventure racing circlesandmdash;he completed the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon, raced the 140.6 miles of Lake Placid Ironman, and finished a 100-mile trail run in Vermont, all within one week. He lives in Vermont.JEFF Oand#39;CONNELL is the editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com, the Internetand#39;s largest fitness site. He was formerly editor-in-chief at Muscle and Fitness and an executive writer at Menand#39;s Health. He was nominated for a Maggie Award and earned honorable mentions from The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Science and Nature Writing anthologies.