Workout fads and fitness equipment come and go, but as trainers and bodybuilders know: nothing tops a simple set of dumbbells for convenience, reliability, and versatility when you are trying to build muscles and get in shape. In Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide, Myatt Murphy, a fitness expert and longtime contributor to Men's Health, shows readers how to use dumbbells to develop just about every part of their bodies.
For anyone who believes that dumbbells can be used only for arms and shoulders, Myatt Murphy proves them wrong. Featuring 200 photographs, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises demonstrates how to perform a total body workout and get maximum results. There are exercises here—lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, shrugs, kickbacks, presses, and more—that develop abs, arms, chest, legs, and shoulders, along with innovative new ways to get the most of this versatile piece of strength-training equipment.
With instructions for creating literally thousands of dumbbell exercises for the novice to advanced lifter, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises will be an indispensable addition to any home gym.
Testosterone is the most crucial hormone in the male body--and every man's T levels begin a slow, steady decline as he ages. The result? Loss of strength and muscle mass. Poor sugar metabolism. Increased body fat, especially around the waist. Loss of T also affects red blood cell production, vitality, bone density, mental acuity, and sex drive. In short: It slowly chops a man down.
Testosterone Transformation helps a man produce higher levels of T and reverse the downward spiral. By eating the right foods and adopting a new exercise approach, any man at any age can transform his life by starting a positive chain reaction: Raise T levels through the strategies in this book, improve workouts, get stronger, improve workouts even more, get even stronger, and enable the body to use muscle to process sugar--instead of storing it as fat.
Testosterone Transformation is a life-changer: a serious exercise and strategic diet plan that uses the science of a man's own body to help him recharge his sex drive, increase vitality, and reduce health risks across the board.
For most people, the hardest hurdle to overcome in following a fitness regimen is simply finding the time to do it. But as this book shows, it is possible to burn fat, build muscle, and stay fit—no matter how much (or little) time one has! That's the promise fitness expert Myatt Murphy makes in this fabulous new exercise guide—the first book that offers a wide range of workouts catered to any schedule.
Workouts are organized by how many days a week individuals have to exercise, and subdivided into 10-, 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute exercise blocks. There are four variations on each of the above regimens—one for building lean muscle, one for weight loss, one for muscle power, and one that gives the best of all three. All in all, there are 120 workout choices, each specifically created to match the exerciser's current goals! Murphy shows how to complete any workout in a time-efficient way and how to compensate for limited time with different exercises that will keep muscles challenged. More than 250 photographs illustrate the exercises, and sound nutritional tips round out this all-new approach to fitness—destined to be the workout bible for countless busy people.
Having helped shaped some of today’s hottest bodies, one of America’s most sought-after diet and fitness experts, Harley Pasternak, here shares his revolutionary five-week program that will help you lose weight and get fit without feeling hungry or deprived. One of the easiest programs to follow, the 5-Factor Diet incorporates
• 5 meals a day with 5 core ingredients in each recipe
• 5-minute meal prep for more than 100 recipes
• 5 short workouts a week
Complete with delicious and quick meal ideas, easy-to-follow shopping lists, and detailed workout photos and instructions, The 5-Factor Diet is the key to your health and happiness!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Men’s Health Gym Bible is for anyone trying to get the most out of your fitness goals, no matter what your fitness level is. Gym novices will find helpful information such as the ins and outs of gym memberships, contract negotiation tips, and how to safely use a piece of equipment for the first time. This is the ultimate resource for the total gym experience and a book that no fitness enthusiast should be without.
When Victoria’s Secret models need to look their best for a runway show or ad campaign, they call Michael Olajide, Jr.
The former championship boxer has a patented fat-melting fitness program that has helped reshape the bodies of stars like Liv Tyler, Sports Illustrated model Alyssa Miller, and Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima.
Now you can have Michael Olajide as your personal trainer, too. This is your chance to experience the same sculpting, firming, sleekifying results that have been turning heads on the red carpet for years.
This twenty-eight-day fitness and nutrition plan—the same one Olajide gives his clients—lets you unleash your body’s natural energy at home without having to invest a fortune on useless gym equipment. Instead, Olajide is in your corner every day, every step along the way—a one-man entourage urging you on as you build strength, tone muscle, and lose weight without bulking up. SLEEKIFY!’s techniques are rooted in the “sweet science” of boxing, but you don’t need a class, a ring, or a punching bag. All you need is a jump rope—and the will to be your best.
Equipment-free, plateau-proof, and, most important, fun, this workout puts the power in your hands. You dictate the intensity of the workout and, ultimately, your success.
Had enough of what you see in the mirror? Ready to punch out stubborn belly fat and build the stronger, more streamlined body you’ve always wanted? Leave the machines behind and SLEEKIFY!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Beginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and on into their twenties, both male and female athletes are more at risk of serious injuries at younger ages than ever before. Dr. Tommy John, son of lefty pitcher Tommy John and also a sports performance and healing specialist, offers an invaluable diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Dr. John explores the sudden rise of Tommy John surgeries being performed on young athletes today, as well as the many injuries--and the surgeries required to fix them--increasing at an alarming rate in baseball and all youth sports. Dr. John's book outlines the three top causes behind this "injury epidemic": The American lifestyle, the business of youth sports (from coaches to corporations), and the decisions we believe as parents are truly benefiting our children. Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance focuses on prevention, and also offers tips on how to tailor the advice for athletes coming back from an injury, with over 120 black and white photographs.
There's a secret to a successful fitness program: you won't feel truly satisfied with your results until your mind and spirit are as strong as your body. That's why Holly Rilinger created LIFTED, the first program to combine the mental and emotional benefits of meditation with the amazingly fast results of HIIT. This four-week program trains you to LIFT yourself higher than ever before, with: Equipment-free cardio and strength workouts to melt fat and sculpt muscleGoal-setting and positive thinking exercises to overcome physical and mental challengesGuided meditation sessions to enhance mental clarityEasy, delicious recipes to nourish your body and support your workoutsThis powerful 28-day program will show you how to define your passions, focus on your goals, and commit to daily movement and meditation.
So many of the books within the diet and fitness space focus on vanity or superficial reasons for striving for personal health and wellbeing. Is it any wonder then that a motivation that’s so surface-level has such a slim chance of working long-term? But Alec Penix believes that all things are possible if you use faith as your bedrock.
In Seven Sundays, celebrity trainer and devoted follower of Christ Penix explains the connection between faith and fitness, and both his own and shares his clients’ success stories. When our spiritual and physical bodies are built up simultaneously, we find ourselves more likely to stick with healthier, life-changing habits, appreciate what we have, be thankful for what we've gained (and lost), and feel content with how far we’ve traveled.
Seven Sundays is a six-week program that shows you how easy it is to undergo your own total transformation. The book is organized as a day-by-day journey in the same manner as a daily devotional. Over the course of each week, you will work on the “6 Pillars of Purpose” that build up this strength. You will also enjoy “Faith-Full” foods and explore a new spiritual theme each week. Ultimately, you’ll undertake a meaningful journey that will finally connect your body and spirit.
After Seven Sundays, the changes required to live a healthier life become easier because you will want to do them—for God, for others, and for yourself—rather than ever feel as if you have to do them. It’s designed to inspire you to look inside yourself and recognize that it’s not that you need to exercise, eat right, and be healthy, but that you deserve to exercise, eat right, and be healthy, and recognize your body as a spiritual vessel.