You sweat, burn, and fast until you're exhausted...only to fall into a tailspin of stress, overindulgence, and blame. If you're like most women, you've been through this vicious cycle more times than you can count. But what if fitness wasn't about fixing flaws and shrinking sizes? What if your workout could be uncomplicated, energizing, and even fun? Fitness coach Nia Shanks has helped countless clients reinvent their mindset around exercise, nutrition, and body image. Based on her wildly popular blog, Lift Like a Girl is so much more than a workout program. It's an empowering lifestyle built around discovering the strength you never knew you had. Along with her practical, step-by-step approach for getting proven results in the gym, Nia breaks through the weight-loss cliches that keep too many women dissatisfied, depressed, and constantly on a diet. Find out how good it feels to lift like a girl, and leave the gym feeling more awesome than ever.
In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe and Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength, conditioning and nutrition plan destined to revolutionize the way women work out. All the latest studies prove that strength training, not aerobics, provides the key to losing fat and building a fit, strong body. This book refutes the misconception that women will "bulk up" if they lift heavy weights. Nonsense! It's tough enough for men to pack on muscle, and they have much more of the hormone necessary to build muscle: natural testosterone. Muscles need to be strengthened to achieve a lean, healthy look. Properly conditioned muscles increase metabolism and promote weight loss -- it's that simple. The program demands that women put down the "Barbie" weights, step away from the treadmill and begin a strength and conditioning regime for the natural athlete in every woman. The New Rules of Lifting for Women will change the way women see fitness, nutrition and their own bodies.
Author: Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
It's common knowledge that women can and should train the way men do. Today's women want to be strong, with lean and athletic physiques. Fitness author Lou Schuler and renowned strength coach Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength-and-conditioning plan to help women burn fat and build muscle by getting them off the machines and revolutionising how they work out. Strong provides: a three-phase training program; more than one hundred exercises; simple nutrition guidelines and inspiring success stories from women who have used this training program.
Get Strong for Women
Author: Alex Silver-Fagan
A streamlined exercise program uniting diet advice and step-by-step exercises for women who want to train hard and lift heavy to look and feel strong. Women who lift know that training with weights is the best way to firm your glutes, tone your abs, and sculpt a powerful, healthy body. Forget the waif-like model: girls with muscle prove that strong is beautiful, so it's time to brave the pain for the gain to get the body you want. This fitness manifesto provides clear, step-by-step exercise instruction as well as easy-to-follow workout programs so you can enter the weight room with confidence and become your strongest self. Using strength-training, cardio, and weight-lifting exercises, Get Strong for Women gives you the tools you need to build muscle, burn fat, and get a strong, fit body.
Eat. Lift. Thrive.
Author: Lee, Sohee
Publisher: Human Kinetics
More than an exercise guide, the book Eat. Lift. Thrive. acknowledges and addresses the relationship women have with fitness and food. Popular trainer and author Sohee Lee shares her experience and strategies for overhauling mindset, eating habits, and training routines. Detailed instructions, color photos, and advice accompany Lee’s nutrition tips, exercises, and 12-week program.
In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Alex Hutchinson, a physicist, award-winning journalist, and contributing editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, reveals the little-known and often surprising truths that science has uncovered about exercise. A book that ranges from cardio and weights to competition and weight loss, here are fascinating facts and practical tips for fitness buffs, competitive athletes, and popular science fans alike.
Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts are energetic, high-intensity, plyometric training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Itsines’ Sweat with Kayla app is the best selling fitness app in the world for a reason. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is full of Kayla’s meal plans, recipes, and motivating information to help you live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Kayla makes exercising and healthy eating achievable and fun. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide features: - Kayla’s advice for a nutritious and sustainable diet - Over 200 recipes such as: Berry-Nana Smoothie Bowl Strawberries, Ricotta & Nutella Drizzle on Toast Peachy Keen Smoothie Super Green Baked Eggs Fruit Salad with Chia Seed Dressing Quinoa & Roast Vegetable Salad Moroccan Chicken Salad Asian Noodle Salad Stuffed Sweet Potato Chicken Paella Pad Thai with Chicken Zucchini Pasta Bolognese - 7-Day access to the Sweat with Kayla app - A 28-Day workout plan that has all the moves to accompany Kayla’s meal plan The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is the ultimate tool to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
Research shows that building muscle helps the body burn more calories 24/7 and that resistance training is the most effective way to torch body fat. Yet that message is still lost on many women who fear that weight lifting will make them bulky, turn their skin green, and give them Incredible Hulk muscles like their boyfriends'. Women have more options than step aerobics or running on a treadmill to shed pounds: They can weight-train in a very specific manner designed to make the most of a woman's unique physiology. Lift to Get Lean is the first beginner's guide to strength training from Women's Health that is written specifically for women by a woman. Holly Perkins is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) who has been teaching the fat-burning secrets of weight training exclusively to women for more than 20 years. Perkins doesn't follow men’s rules when it comes to building muscle. Lift to Get Lean delivers a three-step system: Technique, Movement Speed, and the Last 2 Reps Rule, which make all the difference in developing the kind of strong, lean, and sexy body women want. Perkins offers four different 90-day training programs that efficiently build functional strength along with leaner legs, stronger arms, and a sexier butt.
The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
Author: Stacy Sims, Selene Yeager
Publisher: Rodale Books
Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance. Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, ROAR contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women’s physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is—running, cycling, field sports, triathlons—this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life.
The Salt Fix
Author: James DiNicolantonio
"A ... cardiovascular research scientist [examines] conventional thinking about salt and explores ... the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how, [in his view], salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses"--
Break Free from Binge Eating, for Good.Binge eating isn't just about eating too much food and feeling completely out of control over what and when you eat. It also causes other issues such as: -Having a negative self-image (e.g. "I hate how I look!")-Over exercising in an attempt to burn off the calories from the most recent binge-Revolving your life around a diet in an attempt to stop binge eating (but it only makes thing much worse)-Constantly obsessing over food-And other problems33 Ways to Break Free from Binge Eating will allow you to:-STOP obsessing over what you eat-STOP revolving your life around a diet-STOP over exercising in an attempt to burn off the calories from your most recent bingeAnd you will:-Finally love your body - not just for how it looks, but for what it can DO-Discover the simple, sane, flexible, obsessive-free nutrition guidelines that turn into sustainable, life-long habits that will allow you to achieve your health and fitness goals-Become the strongest, most awesome version of yourself-Use exercise and strength train to LOVE your body, not just for how it looks, but for what it can do-Develop a health and fitness regimen that enhances your life, and not dominate it"What's really special about this book - aside from its ease of reading and abundance of practical information - is that its author has won her own battle with binge eating. Therefore, what follows is not just a set of research-based solutions, but also Nia's powerful, personal touch as someone who has been through the struggle and emerged victorious." -Alan AragonAs you know, binge eating is a tough habit to break. But it can be done. You can break free from binge eating and get your life back.Does this sound familiar?You started to eat better and work out to improve your health and build a body you'd love. But, along the way, something happened. You read a lot of conflicting nutrition information, you started restricting foods, you combined that with working out even more, and then before you knew it - you were constantly obsessing over what you ate, weighing yourself on a daily basis, trying to "improve your flaws". What began as a journey to improve your health and fitness became a daily battle with hating your body, working out all the time, and constantly obsessing over food.And it's time to break free.It's time for you to stop obsessing over food, disliking your body, and over exercising and start following simple, flexible guidelines that are free from obsessive-eating habits so you can love your body and live an awesome life and, of course, break free from binge eating.33 Ways to Break Free from Binge Eating will show you exactly how to break free from binge eating in a sane and simple way. No dieting. No crazy schemes. Just real, long lasting results.Stop binge eating, get your life back, and become the strongest, most awesome version of yourself.
Author: Ayn Rand
Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.
10/20/Life Second Edition
Author: Brian Carroll
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
10/20/Life Second Edition If you like Starting Strength or 5/3/1, you''re going to LOVE 10/20/Life! What is 10/20/Life? 10-and-20 weeks at a time, for a lifetime of positive momentum in training and in LIFE. This philosophy is a life-long approach for any level of lifter or athlete. Many recreational lifters utilize the protocols in this book to have a better plan in the gym, with no plans to ever compete. On the other hand, many competitive lifters from Beginner to Pro use this approach with great success! From The Author, Brian Carroll: "With 10/20/Life, my objective is to teach you to get the results you want by coaching yourself-the same way a superior coach would take you through an individualized program in a great gym. We start out with a thorough examination of your weak points because that''s how quality coaching works. The idea is to show you what to program, and when, based on your weaknesses in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. This sounds simple, but it''s something most people don''t even consider, much less put into practice. From there, the 10/20/Life system takes you through the best injury-preventative warm-up in the industry, followed by a comprehensive layout of coaching cues for each individual lift. From start to finish, you''ll learn what to look for and what to do, and you''ll learn the reasoning behind all of it. By the time you''re finished working your way through these materials, you''ll be able to coach yourself, and others, like a pro." Learn to be your own coach, attack your weaknesses and utilize a proven philosophy that is a guide to permanent success. This book includes a comprehensive WEAK POINT CHART and WARM-UP INDEX that teach you how to assess your own training and PRESCRIBE THE EXERCISES YOU NEED. 20 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND TRIALS distilled into a program you can actually use! The plan is an easy five-step process: 1. Choose your schedule. (3 different) 2. Determine your weak points in the main lifts. (use the coaching guide to correct form) 3. Use the Weak Point and Assistance Exercise indexes to custom design your own program. (pick your assistance work as specified in the Weak Point index) 4. Follow the warm-up protocol listed. (4 parts, super easy and custom) 5. Determine your level of readiness, then train according to the system''s RPE plan for that day or if you''re in precontest, you go off of percentages. (this all depends on where you are in your phase of training) Just a few of the sizable additions to this "second edition" physical copy: * New chapter "Deload" * New chapter "Establishing a baseline" * New chapter "Speed work" Other updated features include: * A reintroduction of the 10/20/Life philosophy and update with AMAZING testimonials - male and female, raw and equipped. * The 5 main principles of 10/20/Life * How do you gain a mental edge? Tips to do so * What 10/20/Life is NOT - putting to rest speculation * RPE - a different approach * Nutrition - a closer look with detail * Coaching cues updated and expanded * Weak point index updated and expanded * Combo day updated and modified * Step-by-step set-up and the pro''s and con''s of a "wide base bench" vs the "traditional tucked" approach * New offseason training split "Jumbo Day" for those with little to no time to train or those who can''t recover between sessions with a typical split or even the "combo day" * All new pictures and charts throughout the entire book * Percentages for pre-contest modified and addressed with suggestions * Many new exercise and section "breakouts" for explanations of movement, an important note, or simply a summary of the section * FAQ section with 15 of the most commonly asked questions. And so much more!
In Women's Home Workout Bible, fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld makes sense of home-based workouts. The full-color book features 12 four-week programs for conditioning, sculpting and core stability, plus three levels of fat-burning cardio workouts. It also has consumer buying tips for products and space guidelines for making the most of any home gym. This is the ultimate guide to working out in the comfort of home by building a gym suited to each specific budget! Original.