The 10-Pound Shred Paperback – Dec 19 2011
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From the Back Cover
Want to feel lighter? Be stronger? Have more energy? Fit effortlessly into that pair of jeans? Looking for a straightforward way to make a big change in a short period of time? Look no further, because The 10-Pound Shred gives you everything you need to transform the way you look—and the way you feel.
So stop wishing and get ready to make it happen. The 10-Pound Shred lets you bring Tommy Europe’s tough-love, bootcamp-style workouts home. In just thirty-one days, Tommy will take you from flab to fit, shedding ten pounds or more in the process. Each day has complete, easy-to-understand exercise instructions with step-by-step pictures, so that there’s no complicated flipping around to figure out what you need to be doing—and no free breaks, either! You don’t need fancy equipment or even a gym membership—just a good pair of shoes and the willingness to get moving. There’s also a nutritious yet flexible meal plan designed to help you set a new, lifelong plan of healthy eating. And through it all, Tommy’s there with his signature blend of drill sergeant and inspiring friend, pushing you to reach higher, go faster and shred a little harder. Whether you’ve got a wedding coming up, want to look great at the beach or just want to have more energy, Tommy will help you lose those ten pounds. You’re going to sweat, you’re going to hurt, but you’re going to love your results. So give up your excuses, put down that cupcake and pick up The 10-Pound Shred. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Tommy Europe is one of North America’s most sought-after personal trainers. His shows, The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides, reach a million Canadians each week. Before becoming a personal trainer, Tommy was a two-time all-star in the CFL. He had an eleven-year football career, which also included winning a Grey Cup and a stint with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Tommy also has an active acting career, with both acting and stunt roles in numerous television shows and feature films such as Supernatural, V, Stargate and Scary Movie 4. Tommy lives in Vancouver. Check out his online fitness community at tommyeurope.tv.
Top Customer Reviews
A fantastic book, it's just like having Tommy as your personal trainer, (minus the expense).
The results speak for themselves. Highly recommend this book.
Had to order book from Canada, as it was unavailable in the UK. Arrived within 10 days, quicker than most of the items I order from Amazon UK, and taking account of postage and exchange rate, it worked out relatively cheap.
I also realised that I had let myself go to an extent, despite all my knowledge and years of advising others, I'd let injuries and the stress of life avoid practicing what I preached every day. I was not obese and still in good shape compared to most people - but I knew I needed my butt-kicking to get back to my peak and re-find that love for training and eating good, healthy food. I decided to buy this book from the UK and had it shipped over here.
The book is far superior to the TV shows (although it helps to have Tommy's drill sergeant voice in your head!) The book works like having a very good personal trainer on a budget. The programme is worked out for you, from the pre-start weigh-ins and measurements, right through each days food intake, meal timings, each exercise and activity level. The diet is pitched just right - it's not so extreme that only a pro-bodybuilder could follow it, but it's not avoiding the science behind macronutrient and micronutrient requirements and individual hunger/metabolism. The exercises are advanced enough to work but the explanations are simple enough for someone who's never exercised in their life.Read more ›
And I like his book.
Did I loose that last 10 lbs? Nope, more like 5 but thats from doing the first 2.5 weeks only.
I recently picked it up again and restarted and plan to make all 30 days this time.
What's good - the routines are different every day, they are broken into small sets and the diagrams and instructions are pretty good.
As I am a distance runner, I've got some good cardio fitness and a killer quads but I do lack upper body and while my core is not bad it's not brilliant either. I found the workouts to be challenging but never so hard you feel you have to quit. Some moves were BRUTAL but the next one would be easier allowing for some recovery.
What's annoying - the binding makes it hard to leave the book open on the section you are working on. A ring binding might have been more practical.
What doesn't work - well it can be tricky to flip through the book and keep to the pace that you KNOW Tommy would be making you do if you were fortunate enough to have him around. For the cardio stuff I transcribed each day onto a post it and stuck it on my treadmill.
Overall I think this book might work best with a phone app add on - can you imagine getting Tommy barking in your ear every day? it might make the bootcamp style easier than just a printed book.
Is it worth it? I say yes, the work outs a great, the food plan is practical - this makes this book a good addition to your fitness library.
Most recent customer reviews
took this book out of the library repeatedly and finally gave up and bought it. I took a 1 day fitness class with Tommy Europe when he came to Vancouver Island several years ago... Read morePublished 18 months ago by ashley bland
This book is great for anyone looking for some personal training type excersises without the personal training prices! Read morePublished on March 19 2012 by Kris
I absolutely LOVE the simplicity of this book. You can do the exercises at home, the recipes are easy to make and don't include bizarre/rare ingredients, and everything is laid out... Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2011 by SydneyLove
I absolutely LOVE this book! I've watched The Last 10 Pound Bootcamp for years and always wanted Tommy to come here, but now I have the next best thing! Read morePublished on July 20 2011 by A. Carriere
Awesome book! I love the step by step instruction and guidance that this book gives. It isn't just another diet book or new workout program it gives you just what it promises.... Read morePublished on June 29 2011 by Kate
I am over 50, over weight and was faced with medical results that said get fit or get sick (diabetes and heart). Read morePublished on June 23 2011 by MM