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Sculpting Her Body Perfect-3rd Edition [Paperback]

Brad Schoenfeld
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Oct. 12 2007

The best is now even better!

Sculpting Her Body Perfect has helped hundreds of thousands of readers improve muscle tone, sculpt their physiques, and tone up hard-to-reach and troublesome body areas.

This third edition of Sculpting Her Body Perfect not only provides the exercises you need to achieve your body-shaping goals, but it also demonstrates them in an easy-to-follow fashion on the accompanying 60-minute DVD!

With Brad Schoenfeld's proven conditioning program, you will build an essential foundation for further muscle development. Then, with targeted bodysculpting instruction to smooth out any remaining problem areas, you can add the specific definition you need to complete your new look.

The companion DVD provides even more exercise techniques along with tips on creating your own exercise combinations and workout plans. Seeing the program in action, you will learn the secrets of how pacing, transition, varying technique, and effective execution can take your workout to another level.

One of the most sought-after personal trainers in the United States, fitness expert Schoenfeld has a sculpting program tailored to the unique training needs and goals of women. Whether you're working out at home or in a gym, before work or after, his program is for you. Read it, watch it, perform it. You'll see the results!

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"The book that every woman needs in her quest for being the best she can be." -- Ms. Fitness magazine

"Very thorough... beg, borrow, or steal this book (from a friend)." -- Oxygen magazine

"Embrace this book as your body-sculpting bible, and I guarantee it will change the way you feel about your body--and yourself--forever!" -- Kiana Tom, Star of Kiana's Flex Appeal


“The book that every woman needs in her quest for being the best she can be."

Ms. Fitness magazine

“Very thorough... beg, borrow, or steal this book (from a friend)."

Oxygen magazine

"Embrace this book as your body-sculpting bible, and I guarantee it will change the way you feel about your body--and yourself--forever!"

Kiana Tom
Star of Kiana's Flex Appeal

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Some bad form & weird comments May 9 2002
By A Customer
I'm really shocked that no one mentioned the fact that Brad says wearing high heels is a good way to work your calves! No mention whatsoever that high heels cause bad posture, increase your risk of injury to ankle/knee/lower back. There are so many other ways to work your calves!
Also, the book shows overhead shoulder presses with the bar behind the back, which is widely considered to be dangerous. Several of the pictures for squats & lunges show the front knee bending beyond the ankle & toes. Even a basic body sculpting class at a gym will give you that form pointer. Further, deadlifts, which can be really dangerous if done improperly, are shown with the head down & back rounded--totally wrong form.
I'm not a doctor or PT or weight training snob...But I've used three different PTs before, and have spent not an insignficant amount of time reading various strength training sources on the
web, and I've never seen any of these moves/forms recommended.
I bought the book b/c I thought it would help me come up with my own routines. It does seem helpful in that regard (hence 1 star as opposed to 0), but the egregious errors make me worry about everything else in the book. If you're using this book, go to a *good* PT to check your form!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book! March 22 2001
By A Customer
Sculpting Her Body Perfect is one of the best women's weight training books I have ever read. There is a lot of great information about isolation versus compound exercises, push-pull muscles, cardio training and weight training intensity.
Sculpting starts by outlining why women's body sculpting is more challenging than men's body sculpting, and provides reasons why women should do weight training. He then moves to his body sculpting program, which he claims will provide tone but not bulk to women's bodies. There are three phases, and in each phase you weight train 3x per week, with cardio 3-5x/week. What changes is how the weight training is structured.
Phase one is a body conditioning phase, and includes three full body days. Each day includes one exercise per body part, changing the exercise for each day. (E.g., for day 1 quads you might do squats, day 2 lunges, and day 3 leg press.) For each exercise you do 3 sets of 15 reps, at 75% maximum weight. Each body part is worked 3x per week. This stage is to build muscle -- he stresses that you can't shape muscle unless you first have muscle. He recommends staying with this phase for 3-6 months, and says you will reach 50% of your potential with this phase.
Phase two is the toning and shaping phase, and lasts at least 6 months. Here the body is split into two: e.g., day 1 - chest, back, shoulders and calves; and day 2- biceps, triceps, quads, hamstrings and abs. You still do weights three days a week, but alternate day 1 and day 2. Each body part is worked 3 x every two weeks. You use two exercises per body part in a superset, still doing 3 sets of 15 reps for each exercise. The intensity of the weights is increased in this phase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying, But Not Worth 5 Stars Dec 28 1999
By L. Owen
The first half of the book is pretty basic info that I did not find as useful as someone might who is new to resistance training. The latter half of the book outlines how to sculpt your body. For each major muscle group the author classifies exercises into three categories depending on what parts of the muscles are being worked. By doing some or all the exercise he suggests, you can sculpt your body. What I find really useful is to know each of the categories so that I can ensure that I am working all parts of my back, for example. Now I can see that there may be times that I was doing two exercises that were working the same areas. When developing my program, I will refer to each category and make sure I have selected exercises that will cover all the categories.
The book does have some flaws. The author stresses at the beginning of the book that it is important to know what muscles you are working so that you can focus on them while exercising. But when he illustrates each exercise, he does not tell you which specific muscles you are working. Most other books will list the latin names of the muscles you are working, and some even illustrate the specific muscles, which is quite useful. He suggests a limited number of exercises for each category. Some of the exercises he mentions you can't find in the book (such as "spider curls"). When you look at the illustrated exercises, he does not tell you what category it is working. You have to keep referring back to an earlier page to figure that out. There are so many more exercises you could do for each of the categories but he does not mention them. It would have been nice if he had a chart of exercises that you could do without having to illustrate all of them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any woman looking to shape up Nov. 11 2002
Great book that covers everything you want to know about exercise for women. It is jam packed with info and does an excellent job explaining the strategies for toning up all areas of the body. The exercise descriptions are clear and concise and the photos make it easy to follow. The author has a motivational writing style and organizes the chapters in a logical fashion. And the home based exercise finder in the beginning makes it easy to develop a home workout (I do my workout in basement gym with a set of dumbbells and strength bands). I've gotten more out of this book than years of subscriptions to all the fitness mags combined.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not better than the original edition
I purchased this to replace my worn-out copy of the original edition, but found it to be less than. I prefer the original edition.
Published 11 months ago by Polar Expressions
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
This book explains how the muscle groups work and provides exercises that target them the best. It has both weights and resistance band exercises so it's possible to do the... Read more
Published on Jan. 2 2012 by Lex
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a believer!!!
I have been following the sculpting program for about six months and it has totally changed the way I look and feel about myself. Read more
Published on Sept. 21 2002 by Charleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive book for women in all states of fitness
Very thorough, easy to follow details on training protocols and techniques. Useful for the out-of-shape beginner as well as those more advanced in training.
Published on Feb. 7 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to fitness library
I am getting back into lifting weights after several years absence. I had previously used nautilus and now have a home gym with free weights. Read more
Published on Jan. 13 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gold Standard for Fitness Books
This book is brilliant. It presents a complete exercise program in a very readable way. I have now been on the program for over six months and I'm just starting the advanced... Read more
Published on Aug. 5 2001 by Josephine Sica
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible and horrible!
I could not believe how outdated this book seems to be. I opened it and to my horror it was terrible. The exercises are elementary at best and not explained well at all. Read more
Published on Aug. 2 2001 by "bethany_s"
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I had in mind
I was so excited to read a book especially designed for women, however once I opened it up it didn't take long before I was disappointed. Read more
Published on July 19 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars no thanks
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Published on June 24 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars Insulting to Women
After espousing as fact that women lack focus and are distracted by esteem issues, this book then proceeds to train you exactly as if you were a man. Read more
Published on May 20 2001
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