Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week

Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week


By (author) John R. Little, By (author) Doug McGuff

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 231mm x 18mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071597174
  • ISBN 13: 9780071597173
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, graphs
  • Sales rank: 8,662

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Building muscle has never been faster oreasier than with this revolutionary once-a-weektraining program In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.

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Doug McGuff, M.D., owns the state-of-the-art personal training facility Ultimate-Exercise. He lectures on exercise science all over the world. John Little is a columnist for Ironman magazine and the innovator of three revolutionary training protocols, including Max Contraction Training. He and his wife, Teri, own Nautilus North Strength & Fitness Centre and have supervised more than 60,000 workouts. Learn more at

Table of contents

Foreword Introduction 1: Exercise: Who Can You Trust? 2: Conservation of Energy: The Enemy of Progress 3: "I Can't (Or Don't Want to) Get Bigger": the Genetic Factor 4: The Dose-Response Relationship of Exercise 5: The Ideal Exercise Stimulus (What Type and How Much) 6: The Optimal Training Frequency 7: Enhancing the Body's Response to Exercise 8: Nutrition for Peak Performance 9: What Exercise Can - and Can't - Give You 10: The Ideal Exercise Prescription for Weight Loss 11: The Ideal Exercise Prescription for Athletes (Golf, Hockey, Football, Baseball, BMX 12: Tweaking the Stimulus: Advanced Exercise Techniques 13: A Rational Approach to Rehabilitating Injuries(Back, Knee, Shoulder, Neck, Elbows) 14: Creating the Perfect Workout Environment 15: Strength Training and the Heart (Global Metabloic Conditioning) 16: Long Term Fitness (Safety Considerations) 17: The Degradation of the Fitness Industry 18: Exercise for Seniors 19: Questions and Answers