Everywhere you go, you see gyms, videos, and books about exercise, advertising how they can help you get in shape fast and easy. You've probably even put some money down before, vowing that this was the year you'd get in shape, lose that extra weight, and become the energetic person you know is hiding inside you. Unfortunately, life happens, and you fall into the habit of "I'll start tomorrow." How to Build Self-Discipline to Exercise is a practical guidebook on how to introduce exercise into your life and keep it there.
"Less than engaging"
Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forbears? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology?
"Amazing and it works!"
If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements... then you want to listen to this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless supplements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets. You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to get a shredded six-pack. You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: the exact formula that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze… and it only takes 8-12 weeks.
"This book is a God send!"
If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics", or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...regardless of your age...then you want to listen to this audiobook. Getting into great shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless supplements.
"Written and Read for a Man not a Woman"
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.
After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.
"A solid follow-up"
Finally, the solution to the number-one reason we don't exercise: time. Everyone has one minute. A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology - with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise
"Good Science, Repetitive, Misguided on Nutrition"
If you want to build as much muscle as naturally possible... be able to bench press, squat, and deadlift gargantuan amounts of weight... and maintain a ripped, beach-ready physique year round... then you want to read this book.
We all want to live long, healthy, and happy lives. But the path to achieve this-fitness and nutrition-is fraught with popular yet dangerously misleading myths about personal wellness. How do you separate the fact from the fiction? How can you recognize when you're doing your body more harm than good? Scientific knowledge has greatly expanded our understanding of how the human body works, laying many previously held ideas about fitness and nutrition to rest.
"Loved some of the De-bunked Myths"
Achieve more with less effort: The secret to weight loss, fitness, and wellness lies in the most basic and most overlooked function of your body - how you breathe. One of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is a rarely identified problem: chronic overbreathing. We often take many more breaths than we need without realizing it, contributing to poor health and fitness, including a host of disorders, from anxiety and asthma to insomnia and heart problems.
"Asthma free and Stress-less!"
Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing "chronic cardio" approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.
"Wish it had a PDF included."
Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, having the lean, healthy body you've always wanted and not having to turn your life upside down to get it. Imagine having the energy to be at your peak from dawn to dusk, having the confidence to do all the things you've been putting off, having the certainty to make the right decision at the right time, and knowing that you really do have the power to change, not just your body, but anything in this world you set your mind to.
"Good Starting Point"
America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all.
"More about the author's life and not advice."
Beyond Training is for men and women who have made it out of couch potato mode and are ready to take things to the next level, whether that means shedding those last few extra pounds, finishing a 5K, or even crossing the finish line of an Ironman triathlon. Everyone from the casual exerciser to the weightlifter, CrossFitter, obstacle racer, marathoner, mountaineer, triathlete, swimmer, cyclist, runner, and biohacker will glean tons of knowledge and life-changing advice from this book.
"Could not be more thorough! "
Forget "losing weight" - you want to lose fat...and if you want to know how to do it as quickly as possible without losing muscle...and without doing hours and hours of grueling cardio every week...then you want to listen to this audiobook. What if I told you that you could dramatically transform your body eating foods you actually like...every day...seven days per week?
"A very good book, especially if you aren't familiar with the author's other books."
What if we can make ourselves, our communities, and our planet healthier all at the same time by moving our bodies more? Movement Matters is a collection of essays in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues her groundbreaking investigation of the mechanics of our sedentary culture and the profound potential of human movement. Here she widens her message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature.
Twenty-six point two miles isn’t enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done.
"A different type of mindset"
Fact: Over 95% of guys fail to achieve their fitness goals. Most quit after just 1-2 months in the gym. So what's stopping you from seeing results? Simple. You're focused on all the wrong things. Fad diets, random workouts, and questionable motivations will only get you so far. To break through your plateau and see fast progress you need to re-build your fitness habit from the ground up.
"We need more books like this !"
Now in a revised, expanded, and upgraded edition, Ignite the Fire is the highly practical approach to personal training already relied on by thousands of trainers worldwide. Repeatedly called one of the "best books for personal trainers", it provides a clear road map teaching you how to become a personal trainer, to getting a personal trainer certification, to building your career from the bottom up so you can build a clientele, your reputation, and income.
"My first ever book review."
The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga - hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others.
"A "must read" for any Yoga teacher"
Do you want to get toned, lean, and strong quickly without crash dieting, wasting time in the gym and money on gross protein powders? Wouldn't it be awesome to have an easy-to-follow exercise program to get your body into phenomenal shape? Then, this audiobook has your answer. This book gives the information you need now so you can stop endlessly perusing the Internet for answers about getting a firm midsection, great butt and toned body!
Are you tired of being out of shape? Do you have no time to exercise? Wouldn't it be great having a simple step-by-step plan to get toned up, burn fat, and build muscle? Then The Home Workout Plan: How to Master Squats in 30 Days has your answer in a short book you can finish in less than an hour. That way you can have a foolproof action plan, get into shape, and start looking great!
The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat but as a meditative form.
This book describes how bad habits contribute to ill health. The habits the author refers to that so negatively impact patients by leading to significant illness and mortality include alcohol and tobacco abuse, obesity, and more.
Most of us are aware of the necessity of working out and exercising in order to become as physically and mentally healthy as possible, and to maintain that health throughout our lives. Nonetheless, working out and staying fit is a challenge for many individuals, particularly those of us who are suffering from arthritis and other joint-related pain problems.
So, do you want to tone up and get lean and strong right now without crash dieting, wasting time in the gym and money on bogus supplements? Are you ready to get to work now and don't want to spend all your time listening to a fitness novel? Then The 30-Day Total Body Fitness Challenge has your answer in a short, concise book you can listen to in less than an hour.
Champions, as the familiar adage preaches, are not born - they're made. Reaching the top of any sport, or any aspect of life, takes years upon years of dedication and proper preparation. But if there's a huge pool of individuals who have undertaken the same commitment and steps towards becoming the best, what truly separates the winners from everyone else? Joanna Zeiger believes proper mental preparation is the answer.
CrossFit may be the absolute best and most effective way to improve your overall fitness level and health. It is a series of varied functional movements taken from weightlifting, gymnastics, running and more, all performed at a high intensity. All workouts are easily measurable for you to see and keep track of your progress. There is an infinite number of CrossFit workouts you can create which means you never have to get bored of doing the same routine every time you work out at the gym.
Are you sick and tired of doing the same old boring cardio routine only to get limited results? Wouldn't you like to have a simple step-by-step plan that's scientifically proven to benefit weight loss, incinerate fat, and build muscle? Then, The Home Workout Plan: How to Master Cardio in 30 Days has your answer in a short, concise book. That way you understand what you need to do, work out right away, and get the results you want now!
Are you sick and tired of stomping away on a treadmill and getting nowhere fast? How do you feel about getting rid of your muffin top gut without killing yourself? Then I have a simple health and fitness action plan to lose weight, build muscle and tighten your core today! This audiobook has your answer. It will tell you the way you get the necessities on core development, get into phenomenal shape and look great!
In this book, Tony explains proven endurance techniques. You'll learn the principles to complete any race. Whether you're training for your first 5k, a triathlon, or a marathon. Tony will have you smiling at the finish line.
Working out consistently leads to increased confidence, a healthier body, and a more focused mind. This collection focuses on getting you motivated to make working out and taking care of your body a priority to your subconscious. End the days of broken promises to yourself of going to the gym and never really going. Keep your word, become healthier, and crush your workouts every time.
This is an introduction to the amazing world of krav maga, a self-defense option unlike any other! In Krav Maga: Easy and Quick Guide to Self-Defense, you'll learn about this comprehensive self-defense technique. Learn about the history behind krav maga, its origins, and how it grew to be an international phenomenon. Krav maga was created for the military but has been adapted for civilians. No matter your walk of life, krav maga is an option for you!
Do you want to strengthen, lengthen, and sculpt your muscles? Are you in need of losing weight? Can you use help with stubborn belly fat? Would you like to do movements that would help with body aches and pains? If you can say "yes" to even one of these questions, then Healing Pilates is the book for you! In this book by Ellena Ivanov, you will learn several benefits and factors on practicing Pilates.
In Heal Your Pain Now, Dr. Joe Tatta teaches you how to regain control of your life by breaking the cycle of persistent pain. Following Dr. Tatta's program, you learn the role of the brain in pain - and how to use your brain to stop your pain; how nutrition can eliminate the inflammation in your body, which is exacerbating your pain; and how to overcome sedentary syndrome and choose the best movement strategy.
Take steps now to help alleviate the damaging effects and pain of osteoporosis or help prevent it from ever occurring! In this book you will discover proven strategies and treatments that really work! A must have book if you or someone else you know is suffering from osteoporosis! Get relief for osteoporosis and take steps that can dramatically improve the quality of your life. Be sure and get this valuable resource before it's too late!
"Great tips to help you live w/ osteoporosis!"
Are you ready to build muscle, lose fat, and look awesome right away without crash dieting, boring workouts and wasting time? Wouldn't it be sweet to have an easy step-by-step plan to get into killer shape? Then, The Best 30-Day Upper Body Workouts: The Home Workout Plan, Book Three has your answer in three short books you can quickly and easily pick up. This collection gives the information you need now so you can stop searching the Internet endlessly for answers about getting toned arms, sexy shoulders, and a rock-solid upper body!
Wouldn't you like to be in incredible shape without having to starve or practically kill yourself? Isn't it completely frustrating going from one plan to the next without any lasting results? Then The Home Workout Plan: How to Master Leg Exercises in 30 Days has your answer in a short, concise book you can listen to in less than an hour.
Perfect for any cyclist from novice to expert, including cycle instructors. This book covers nutrition, hydration, bike fit, form, gear, etiquette, stretches, and more. It even has sample drills, sample class formats, and guides for heart rate training and calculating sweat rate. This book has all the information you need to meet your fitness goals through indoor cycling.
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 listeners the tools they need to conquer the course.
The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner’s World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in Runner’s World Complete Book of Running.
"Great comprehensive book for running beginners"
We can do more with this life. We all know it, we all wish for it, but just how to do itthat eludes us. In his new book, A Life Worth Breathing, internationally renowned yoga teacher and spiritual philosopher Max Strom shows us the way. His groundbreaking book reaches past expected dogma in a language that is vital, inspired, and accessible. Strom leads us on a journey of self-discovery as we excavate our past in order to have a better understanding of our present.
"A true teacher."
Five years in the making, The Science of Yoga draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old. It celebrates what’s real and shows what’s illusory, describes what’s uplifting and beneficial and what’s flaky and dangerous—and why. Broad illuminates how yoga can lift moods and inspire creativity. He exposes moves that can cripple and kill. As science often does, this groundbreaking book also reveals mysteries.
"Started strong, then went downhill"
Now you can get a personal trainer to work out with you whenever and wherever you want for less than the cost of a new pair of shorts! In his best-selling The Abs Diet, David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, developed a plan to boost your metabolism, flatten your stomach, and keep you lean for life. The Abs Diet Personal Trainer coaches the listener through a total body workout using The Abs Diet exercise plan. Use it at home, in the gym, or when you're on the road.
With two out of every three Americans overweight or obese, scientists are studying how excess fat changes physical and mental health, demographers are calculating how it's shortening life spans, and economists are debating the impact it has on America's productivity and global competitiveness. But how weight affects intimacy and sexuality is barely discussed. Yet, it's a question of high importance for the tens of millions of Americans who are overweight or obese and having difficulty sexually and romantically.
Today, women make up more than half of the nation’s runners. And, as more and more women have hit the roads and trails and laced up for 5-Ks and marathons, the research showing the effects of running on the female body has grown significantly, too. The truth is that even though the gap between men's and women's world best times is shrinking, the latest scientific evidence shows that running is a dramatically different experience for women than men - physically, mentally, and emotionally.
"Nothing to write home about"
With candid, witty, and compelling experiences of yoga from renowned memoirists, including Cheryl Strayed (author of the number one New York Times best-seller Wild), Claire Dederer (author of national best-seller Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses), Dinty W. Moore (author of The Accidental Buddhist), Neal Pollack (author of Stretch: The Making of a Yoga Dude) and many others, Going Om shares a range of observations about this popular practice.
"a couple of good stories, but overall just eh"
In this specially priced collection, you'll get both the best selling The Abs Diet and its companion audiobook, The Abs Diet Personal Trainer.