You are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises

You are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises

Book rating: 05 Paperback Ballantine Books

By (author) Mark Lauren, By (author) Joshua Clark

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  • Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 230mm x 16mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0345528581
  • ISBN 13: 9780345528582
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,442

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From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, this book provides an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere programme for getting into amazing shape. Readers can choose their workout level, with clear instructions for 125 exerises that work every muscle from their neck to their ankles.

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By Stephen Rowe 26 Nov 2011 5

This is a great book if you want to get fit. I have been doing the exercises for around 6 months. The book is organised quite well and covers nutrition, motivation, some theory, as well as exercises and workouts.

I find the 10 week workouts to be excellent and very challenging, although there are easier (and harder) variations for most exercises. If you don't want to waste time travelling to and from the gymnasium, as well as save the costs involved, then this is the book. The book gives me the knowledge to continually improve my fitness.

Most of the exercises can be done with no equipment, although a strong door, a table an a chair, as found in most hotel rooms would cover all exercises. So there is no excuse for not doing the workouts whilst travelling. I am working up to one-armed pushups, initially elevated, whereas 6 months ago i struggled to do more then 6 regular pushups. I thoroughly recommend this book, although following the exercises is up to the reader.

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"Mark Lauren puts the strength-training techniques of SpecOps into a comprehensive and easy to understand program that can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime, paving the way for anyone looking to get into the best shape of his or her life."--Gregory Peterman, sergeant, Green Beret "Gain control of yourself through your own body's gym!"--Mike Fisher, commander, 82nd Airborne Division; U.S. Army Ranger; colonel, U.S. Army "Perfect for our mobile age of road warriors, this terrific book lets us carry around a full gym in our heads!"--General James Abrahamson, U.S. Air Force