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Workouts For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5124-6
384 pages
December 1998
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Every few months a new diet, wonder drug, or workout machine hits the market promising instantaneous results. Unfortunately, none of these fads ever seems to work. That’s because the secret to good health is based on a balanced workout routine, which consists of eating a healthy diet, exercising, resting your body, and doing your best to find balance in all aspects of your life. If you can dedicate yourself to this goal and are willing to work for what you want you can have a healthy and fit body.

Workouts For Dummies by Tamilee Webb, whose buffed body is the star of the Buns of Steel workout video series, will show you how to get the most out of your workout routine no matter what your current level of fitness. If you’re a workout enthusiast this book will help you shape up with easy workouts you can do anytime, anywhere. Even if you’ve never exercised, don’t worry—this book starts with basic topics such as choosing shoes and warming up.

Workouts For Dummie s covers everything you’ll need to create an effective exercise program, starting with an explanation of body types (so you don’t think you’ll end up looking like Cindy Crawford if you don’t already) and the workouts that suit your body type. You’ll also find directions for stretches, aerobic exercises, muscle conditioning (using weights, furniture, exercise bands, and bars), and workouts for different locations (home, office, gym), all with illustrations. Workouts For Dummies also deals with the following topics and much more:

  • Creating a personalized workout
  • Warming up, cooling down, and stretching
  • Preventing common injuries
  • Targeting and toning trouble spots
  • Evaluating equipment, gear, and gadgets
  • Determining your fitness level
  • Working out while traveling
Filled with expert tips, techniques, and step-by-step photos that illustrate over 100 exercises, Workouts For Dummies will help you make exercising an enjoyable part of your life.
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PART I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Motivate Your Mind, Exercise Your Body.

Chapter 2: The "Where" and "Wear" of Working Out: Shoes, Clothes, and More.

Chapter 3: Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Stretching.

Chapter 4: Listening to Your Body: Injury Prevention.

PART II: My Body Type's Best Workout.

Chapter 5: The Mesomorph Body Type.

Chapter 6: Life as an Ectomorph.

Chapter 7: The Endomorph Body Type.

Chapter 8: Your Personalized Workout Program.

PART III: Upper-Body Workouts.

Chapter 9: Cardiovascular Exercise.

Chapter 10: Flex Your Pecs: Arm and Chest Exercises.

Chapter 11: Carry the Weight of the World: Back and Shoulder Exercises.

PART IV: Lower-Body Workouts.

Chapter 12: Crunch Time: Awesome Abdominal Exercises.

Chapter 13: Strong, Fit Legs: Leg Exercises.

Chapter 14: I Love My Thighs: Inner and Outer Thigh Exercises.

Chapter 15: Firm Those Buns: Bun Exercises.

PART V: Special Workouts at Home, on the Road, in the Office, or at the Gym.

Chapter 16: A Home Workout with an Exercise Band.

Chapter 17: Hotel and Travel Workouts.

Chapter 18: Working Out at Work.

Chapter 19: Working Out at the Gym.

Chapter 20: Special Workouts for Special Needs: Pregnancy, Seniors, and Kids.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: My Ten Favorite Exercises and Why You Should Do Them.

Chapter 22: Tamilee's Top Ten Workout Videos.

Chapter 23: My Ten Favorite Fitness Books.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Exercise Program Chart.

Appendix B: Finding Fitness on the Web.


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Tamilee Webb, star of 22 Buns of Steel videos and author of The Rubber Band Workout and Step Up to Fitness, can currently be seen on cable TV's Health Network.
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