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The Abs Diet
|Whether you want to change your body to improve your health, your
looks, your athletic performance, or your sex appeal, The Abs Diet offers a
simple promise: if you follow this plan, you can accomplish your goal.
|Shawn Phillips gives you everything you need to learn to build
your own absolutely fantastic abs.
Become the Journey
|Jeremy Likness has literally rocked the weight loss industry. This
book without question is a must for everyone's personal success library.
Simply, Jeremy's material is outstanding. What he shares is such powerful
wisdom that we all need to live a healthy fulfilled life. His material is a
must for your personal success library
|Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and
Physical Strength details a 12-week program designed to get readers in
shape, fast, using targeted weight training. Bill Phillips is one of
bodybuilding's best-known gurus, and in this tremendously successful book he
adapts traditional bodybuilding techniques to help ordinary people break
through their fitness barriers. The legendary trainer provides a surefire
strategy for developing the motivation and energy to rebuild your body and your
Body for Life®
|Body for Life For
Women program is tailored just for women - to help them achieve
dramatic weight loss and body-changing fitness in just 12 weeks! The #1 New
York Times bestseller Body-for-Life helped millions of people the world over to
build stronger bodies and enjoy a higher quality of life. Now Pamela Peeke,
M.D., M.P.H., bestselling author of Fight Fat After Forty, adapts the unique
insights of the Body-for-Life program to the specific hormonal, metabolic, and
physiological requirements of women so they can achieve the same
|Body Intelligence - This is
the intelligent way to eat well, lose weight, and live life to the fullest.
There are no rigid meal plans, no low-fat recipes, no carb and calorie
counters. Instead, Body Intelligence offers a unique weight-control plan that
goes to the root of most eating problems--the thought patterns that affect the
way people eat, the way they see themselves, and the way they live. It's a
complete, lifelong program that can open minds and transform bodies--without
with Chef Kathleen
|Cooking Thin with
Chef Kathleen - You have to respect a chef who's gone from a size 22 to
a size 8 on her own spa cuisine. Kathleen Daelemans, whose Cooking Thin show
appears on the Food Network, did just that at her luxury spa restaurant in
Maui, Hawaii, and got critical raves in the process. Whether you want to lose
weight or just add some healthy recipes to your repertoire, you'll enjoy the
200 delicious-looking recipes in her book. At the spa, Chef Kathleen's rules
were simple: No one had to weigh or measure food; the "d" word -- diet -- was
never mentioned; and every meal or snack time was an opportunity to get in good
calories. She uses the same approach in her book.
|Katherine's Tallmadge's updated best-seller is chock-full of
proven weight loss pointers backed by recent science and research. It also
offers 29 new recipes -- including desserts and party foods -- and
easy-to-follow tips for all.
|The Firefighter's Workout
Book covers all aspects of fitness, including aerobic, strength, and
flexibility training that can be tailored to meet individuals' varying fitness
levels. Readers are shown how to set reasonable and attainable goals to help
them stay motivated and focused.
The author, who was decorated for bravery
three times, urges readers to set goals for themselves and to make the time to
exercise. His advice is safe and inspiring, and the workout is easy to follow.
Stefano even urges readers to be wary of exercise programs that promise quick
results--yet he does promise that by following this workout readers will see a
noticeable difference in their bodies within three months.
The Flavor Point Diet
|The research-proven new diet, based on sound medical science, that
enables you to lose weight quickly, safely, and for lifesimply by
combining foods by the right flavors, at the right time! From Dr. David Katz,
director of the prestigious Yale Prevention Research Center and medical
correspondent at ABC News, comes a groundbreaking diet drawn from cutting-edge
science that maximizes eating pleasure, optimizes health, and guarantees
permanent weight loss. And it doesn't require any calorie counting or
restrictions on food groups.
|The Great American Detox
Diet is really an "antidiet" book. It shows us that by detoxing our
diets and learning to eat whole, healthful foods we can literally change our
lives. Alex Jamieson shows us how to clean up our lives by replacing packaged
foods with whole, fresh, healthful foods that will strengthen our systems,
restore our vitality, and protect us from major illnesses and disease. She also
gives us the dirt on what's really in that fast-food hamburger, microwavable
dinner, or box of cookies, and encourages us to become "food detectives" so we
can avoid the often-hidden ingredients that make processed food so unhealthy.
excerpt from The Great American Detox Diet, click here
|Healing Pain: The Innovative,
Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain and Emotional
Suffering - An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain,
yet very few doctors know how to treat it. Ann Berger, MD, is determined to
change all that. In Healing Pain, Dr. Berger:
helps readers better
describe their pain to their doctors-improving diagnosis and treatment
shows how self-help efforts and spirituality can make a powerful
difference in pain control
explains which prescription and
over-the-counter medications relieve pain and how to take them
reveals the important roles that complementary therapies-like imagery,
hypnosis, and acupuncture-play in managing chronic pain
stories based on hundreds of case histories of dramatic healing through
an excerpt from Healing Pain, click here
Heart Rate Monitor Book for Cyclists
|Two fitness experts team up to show cyclists how to optimize
training by incorporating heart rate monitoring into their workouts. Provided
are 25 workouts at three training levels; a heart rate chart showing the five
zones athletes should target; information on indoor bikes and trainers; and a
sample log book.
Heart Rate Monitor Workbook For Cyclists
|Written by two premier fitness experts and set up in a friendly
workbook format, this book provides training rides in three fitness categories.
Each workout includes a description of the ride and its purpose, a heart rate
chart showing the five heart zones athletes should shoot for, the total number
of heart zone training points, and a profile of the workout.
Heart Zone Training
|Designed to work for all sports and at all levels, from beginners
through high-performance athletes, this collection of groundbreaking techniques
from a top competitor in the Ironman Triathlons includes tips on setting up an
exercise program, lowering body fat, and increasing strength and stamina.
The High Performance Heart
|At last, scientific training methods are within reach of the
average athlete. You can break with the fallacy of 'No pain, No gain.' Equally
useful for competitive athletes, coaches and those whose athletic ambitions are
limited to the search for fitness and wellbeing, this book shows how to set up
specific training schedules that require less time and drudgery while achieving
much more than conventional training regimens.
High School Healthy Hearts in the
|If you are teaching children and youth lifetime physical and
health education, this is the only heart-based curriculums on the market. The
book is a teacher and coaches guide. The book includes lesson plans,
workouts, fitness testing, circuit training, and how to buy and to select
Mom, Fit Family
|Lean Mom, Fit Family: The Six
Week Plan to a Slimmer You and a Healthier Family - Lean Mom, Fit
Family is a 6-week plan for moms who want to slim down, shape up, and bring
their families along for the fun. Readers start by taking a quiz that allows
them to track their progress throughout the 6-week program. They'll then take
simple actions to improve their scores and reshape their health. From Sena's
favorite ways to get families moving to easy meal planning, including 50
great-tasting, slim-down recipes, this motivational and easy-to-follow 6-week
plan will improve the whole family's fitness--one member at a time.
an excerpt from Lean Mom, Fit Family, click here
at Any Age
| Look Great at Any Age -
In this generously illustrated paperback, Brad Schoenfeld, shows women how to
look youthful and buff in just 60 minutes a week. In Look Great at Any Age, he
adapts his High-Energy Fitness program to the specific health and fitness needs
of maturing women. Schoenfeld emphasizes the importance of strength training
for all women because of his belief that toning muscle through weight training
is the most efficient way to enhance bone strength and accelerate fat burning.
More than 100 photographs help readers to coach themselves through these
Look Great Naked
|Look Great Naked - Hate
looking in the mirror at those pesky trouble zones? Now with just 15 minutes of
exercise a day, your abs, buttocks, and thighs can be slimmer, firmer, and
shapelier, allowing you to walk by that mirror with pride.
Naked explains and illustrates the author, Brad Schoenfeld's, acclaimed High
Energy Fitness system of training that gives every woman the ability to improve
her appearance-and overall fitness. Both informational and inspirational, Look
Great Naked provides cutting-edge advice to help a woman reach her physical
Marathoning for Mortals
|In Marathoning for
Mortals, you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere,
and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. Once considered a feat for
superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former
couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create
a winning plan that works for every mortal -- even you. John & Jenny stick
with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your
last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line.
|Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
|Hal Higdon has written the most successful book ever for marathon
runners. A bestseller now in its third edition, this book of training advice
not only will get you to and through your first marathon but will also
guarantee success in marathons to come. Whether your goal is to finish, to set
a personal record, or to qualify for the Boston Marathon, Higdon will show you
|Micromiracles: Discover the Healing
Power of Enzymes - The only definitive resource on enzyme therapy by
the nation's leading expert, a pioneering medical doctor who has used enzymes
to treat allergies, asthma, fatigue, chronic pain, and many other ailments-with
astonishing success! The scientific evidence continues to mount, pointing to
enzyme deficiencies as the cause of a vast majority of health problems. In this
important, groundbreaking book, Dr. Ellen Cutler-who has been prescribing
enzymes to her patients, and taking them herself for more than 20 years-shows
readers how to assess their bodies' unique enzyme needs and create totally
personalized enzyme regimens.
|The No Sweat Exercise Plan: A Harvard
Medical School Book - A leading Harvard Medical School doctor
introduces his innovative exercise plan that helps you lose weight through your
day-to-day activities. Media coverage of health and fitness is at an all-time
high. Everyone wants to be fit and healthy but not everyone has the time,
energy, or motivation to hit the gym or do laps around the track. "Light"
exercise has been recommended by doctors for years, but no one knew how much
was enough to make a difference. The No Sweat Exercise Plan offers you a unique
point system for tracking how much exercise you are really doing, and giving
you a goal to achieve each week.
|Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports
Nutrition - In Nutrient Timing, exercise physiologist John Ivy, Ph.D.,
and biochemist Robert Portman, Ph.D., argue that when athletes eat is as
important as what they eat. Citing dozens of recent studies, they make a solid
case. Although Nutrient Timing is aimed primarily at an audience of strength
athletes, there is a lot of information in the book that is valuable to
endurance athletes as well. Most endurance athletes are aware that it's
beneficial to drink a carbohydrate sports drink during exercise. But according
to the authors of Nutrient Timing, there are many other beneficial ways to use
nutrition during and after exercise that most endurance athletes don't know
The Pain-Free Back
|The Pain-Free Back: 6 Simple Steps to
End Pain and Reclaim Your Active Life - Whether it's the result of
injury, arthritis, or an intense game of tennis, back pain is an all-too-common
cause of serious discomfort that can debilitate even your most dedicated effort
to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. It doesn't have to be that way. Dr.
Harris McIlwain has devoted his career to bringing relief to those who suffer
from back pain and arthritis, and in The Pain-Free Back, he shares his
clinically proven six-step program for achieving and maintaining a healthy
back. With Dr. McIlwain as your guide, you'll be able to identify what's
feeding your pain and, more important, how to eliminate it without expensive
medical procedures. Anyone who experiences back pain will find this an
essential aid to recovering a full and active life.
Power of 10
|A Week's Worth of Exercise in a Single Workout? "People don't
believe it. Then they try it. Then they recruit their friends." Power-of-10,
the revolutionary slow motion fitness system that will transform your body and
the way you think about exercise, rest, and nutrition forever.
Precision Heart Rate Training
|Fine-tune your workout intensity! Precision Heart Rate Training
fully explains why and how to train with a heart rate monitor. Editor Ed Burke
introduces the basic concepts of heart rate training. Then an all-star panel of
experts explains how to design and use training programs for seven different
sports and activities.
Ready, Set, Go!
|Discover how to release your fitness hormone and tap into the most
powerful body fat cutting, muscle toning, energy creating, anti-aging substance
known in science. Your body makes it--releasing it has been the secret--until
World Complete Book of Running
|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
more than 30 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as
the leading authority on running. Now, the collective wisdom of some of the
most savvy running writers and editors can be found in one book. Whether you
are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice -- both timeless and
cutting-edge -- guaranteed to maximize your performance and pleasure.
World Complete Book of Women's Running
|Packed with how-to advice, tips,
strategies, and more than 100 photos, the Runner's World Complete Book of
Women's Running brings the sport to life through the eyes of dozens of women
runners of all ages and abilities. They share their stories in testimonials and
personal accounts throughout the book, providing insight, encouragement, and
motivation to what the author, Dagny Scott, calls that "special sorority on the
|Runner's Yoga Book
Runner's Yoga Book
|A comprehensive approach to fitness that will improve performance
and prevent common injuries by teaching the athlete how to develop body
awareness, balance strength and flexibility, improve concentration, increase
energy, and manage stress. Over 400 photos and illustrations show students at
various levels of experience. Includes routines for 21 other sports. "Precise,
practical, and specific - an ideal home companion."--Runner's World..
|In this companion volume to his best-selling Smart Exercise,
America's most famous health crusader teams with Ronda Gates to show you how to
achieve and maintain your ideal weightwithout ever dieting. The secret is
choosing the right foods, and the authors tell you exactly how to determine
what your body needs. Especially useful is the unique Smart Eating Food Target:
this simple graphic, which grades foods according to their fat and fiber
content, is a handy way to remember all you need to know about the best foods
for you. Smart Eating is right for everyone - men and women, vegetarians,
people with weight problems, athletes, healthy people who just want to eat
smart. And the 200 recipes specifically keyed to the Food Target make it easy
to prepare and cook meals that are as nutritious as they are tasty.
Diet - Inspired by the sun-drenched foods and vibrant lifestyle
of California's breathtakingly beautiful wine country, The Sonoma Diet is a
surefire weight loss plan based on wholesome, satisfying, flavorful meals.
Here's the perfect answer for diet dropouts frustrated by low-carb and low-fat
diets. Instead of depriving you of the balanced nourishment you need, The
Sonoma Diet emphasizes readily available Power Foods (like whole grain breads
and sweet berries) that deliver heart-protective nutrients with a minimum of
calories. And you'll eat these foods in smart combinations that boost their
health benefits, their flavor, and your weight loss success. Your days of
struggling with those extra pounds are about to end. Welcome to The Sonoma
Diet, where eating for weight loss and pleasure is a satisfying lifestyle.
Sports Nutrition Guidebook
|Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition
Guidebook - Readers will be able to create winning diets. But
they won't spend hours in the kitchen, give up eating out or totally avoid fast
food. The nation's leading sports nutritionist tells you how to get the maximum
benefit from the foods you choose with customized eating plans. You'll learn
how to eat before games or tournaments and how to eat afterward for optimal
recovery. Clark covers current food, drink, and sport supplement options and
explains which are best - and why - based on individual energy expenditure. She
also gives advice on trendy diet alternatives like the Zone, Atkins,
thermogenics, and Ultra Slim-Fast.
|As one of the out-of-former-shape, over-50 guys targeted by this
excellent workbook, I found the hard-hitting, enthusiastic, fact-packed
introduction to be very interesting, highly informative, and a powerful
|The Triple Whammy Cure -
Is this your life? You've been feeling just plain awful for far too long --
depressed, exhausted, achy, stressed-out, bloated, and forgetful. In fact,
you're beginning to find it hard to remember the last time you felt really well
-- or even just okay. So you go to the doctor -- perhaps even a series of
doctors -- who tell you either that your test results are normal and you're
fine or that you have to learn to live with your symptoms. Maybe they even
prescribe medications that don't help or that knock you out with side effects.
You're fed up. You want your health back. If this sounds familiar, read on.
For an excerpt from
The Triple Whammy Cure, click here
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