I don't have time . . . I'm too tired . . . I hate gyms . . . These are among the most common excuses for not exercising. But the truth is that getting in shape requires less time and effort than you might think.
Examining everything from pre-workout stretches to post-workout protein shakes, this science-backed book slices through fitness fads and misconceptions to reveal how you can exercise quickly and effectively. For example, is it best to exercise in the morning? Does aerobic activity burn more fat than weight lifting? You'll also learn how to get and stay motivated, what equipment to buy (and what not to waste money on), which dietary supplements really help, and how to combat muscle soreness.
Fitter Faster explains how to:
Find the right balance between cardio, strength, and stretching ● Slash workout times with high-intensity interval training ● Prevent boredom ● Enhance fat-burning
The accompanying Fitter Faster Plan, developed with celebrity trainer Brad Kolowich, Jr., pulls everything together. Requiring as little as 15 minutes a day, these quick workouts maximize efficiency—allowing you to reap the greatest benefit in the shortest possible time...all without ever having to set foot in a gym.
With photographs illustrating each exercise routine, this eye-opening book will forever change the way you work out—and help you get fitter faster.
This book is broken out into four parts: "How to Motivate Yourself", "What you need to know about aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching", What to eat and How to prevent pain", and The Fitter Faster Plan".
In the first part, the book breaks down all of the benefits of exercise as well as some myths. After you have read the first part and determined that exercise in any form even walking is good for you; you are ready to move onto the second part of this book. For example, I was happy to see HIIT featured in this book. I am a fan of HIIT. It is a good workout that provides good results in a short period of time. Anyone can do this exercise. Additionally, you will never get bored with the many different variations of exercises you can put together for a HIIT routine. You also learn about circuit training and stretching.
The third part of this book will go into topics like eating protein, being selective with supplements, and does cupping reduce pain to name a few. Finally, you get to the last part...the exercises. I thought that the illustrations as well as the instructions for the exercises were well done. There were modified versions of exercises as well; perfect for beginners.
Having said all this about this book, I would say that a beginner would benefit more from this book then someone like me who had been working out for years. Yet, I do appreciate all of the research and the fact that the book was easy to follow along and read.