who want to shape up the body can get help from these books.
Ian King & Lou Schuler
Rodale Press; October 2003
Here the authors begin by explaining the physiology of muscles--how
they grow and deteriorate, what nutrition they need to build
up. Exercises are organised by body sections, with such
chapter headings as "Muscles that Act on the Shoulder
Joints and Scapulae" and "Muscles that Act on
the Hips." With full-colour photos and step-by-step
instructions, each entry explains the set up, execution
and variations of each exercise. The third section of the
book explains how to devise a workout plan, while that fourth
section lists 6-month workout schedules for beginning, intermediate,
and advanced body sculptors. The authors break each programme
into stages and offer charts listing the number of sets,
number of reps, and how much time to rest in between. Whether
one wants to build muscles or simply tone them, this book
is the perfect introduction to body shaping for men.
Hatherleigh Press; May 2003
Expert trainer Paul Frediani has designed the PowerSculpt
workout to address the unique body sculpting needs of women.
In a progressive, 12-week plan, you'll learn how to use
the exercise ball to flatten your abs and build muscle tone.
With PowerSculpt, you will take inches off all over; jump
start your energy and stamina; boost your metabolism to
burn mega calories; strengthen your chest, shoulders, and
core for perfect posture; and get a figure you'll love showing
off. You'll look great and feel beautiful. With step-by-step
instructions and hundreds of clear photos, PowerSculpt has
exercises and workouts that are perfect for everyone, no
matter what your fitness level. If you want to get in the
best shape of your life, then get on the ball with PowerSculpt.
Workout and Exercise Journal
F. E. Wilkins
Memory Minder; October 2001
The Bodyminder is the ultimate physical fitness diary. With
a focus on workouts, it can also be used to keep track of
any and all other exercise. Each "day" consists
of two pages with an organized, easy-to-use layout for recording
workout details from equipment & settings, to reps &
sets, to difficulty level, to heart rate, to muscle groups,
and more. There is also space for listing the details of
other non-gym exercise. In addition, each day's meals can
be recorded as well as any vitamins or supplements taken.
The 224-page book is spiral bound with a durable leatherette
cover. There are 91 days' worth of daily records and thirteen
Weekly Schedule forms to help you keep on track. Other sections
include food counts on over 100 common foods, heart and
blood pressure range charts, progress charts, personal game
scores, fitness expenses, and more.