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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (Jan. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345528581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345528582
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 1.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Mark Lauren puts the strength-training techniques of SpecOps into a comprehensive and easy to understand program that can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime, paving the way for anyone looking to get into the best shape of his or her life.”—Gregory Peterman, sergeant, Green Beret
 
“Gain control of yourself through your own body’s gym!”—Mike Fisher, commander, 82nd Airborne Division; U.S. Army Ranger; colonel, U.S. Army
 
“Perfect for our mobile age of road warriors, this terrific book lets us carry around a full gym in our heads!”—General James Abrahamson, U.S. Air Force

About the Author

Mark Lauren trained US Special Forces operatives for over a decade and revolutionised the US army's training regimes. During that time he effectively prepared over 700 trainees for the extreme physical demands of the most elite levels of the US special operations community. He is a Military Physical Training Specialist, Special Operations Combat Controller, triathlete and mixed martial artist. Lauren broke, and still holds, the Department of Defense s long-standing underwater record by swimming 133 meters, on one breath, subsurface, for 2 minutes and 23 seconds, until losing consciousness. He lives in Tampa Bay, Florida. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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Very well written with 125 bodyweight exercises plus variations and High Intensity progressive workouts for four levels of fitness. There are also several interesting pages of Mark's personal experience as an elite forces trainer. Mark Lauren is the real deal.
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For those fitness folks that want a great change from free weights, exercise machines, bands, etc, this book is a must read. Mark Lauren goes into great detail about the exercises and provides a variation of routines for people at different fitness levels. Follow Mark's routines and you will be amazed at how effective every exercise is. If you don't want to spend money on fitness equipment, spend the money on this book and watch your body transform. A well written book from an author that knows what he is talking about.
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My husband bought this book to use in conjunction with the workouts he does at his gym. He's highlighted many areas which he finds useful and uses this book quite often as a good resource for doing at home. He said it was well-written and helpful.
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As a martial artist, body weight based exercises are one of the best things I can do to improve my coordination and balance. This book has documented over 100 body weight based exercises with good detail, and also brushes on related exercise topics such as nutrition, training tips, and best practices. Mark Lauren's book can help to educate many exercisers, no matter how much experience you have (or don't have) in fitness.

I've used this book as a resource on my website ([...]) and I recommend it to serious martial artists, gymnasts, professional dancers, or anyone who uses their body weight as a form of resistance regularly.
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I find it hard sometimes to commit to working out for 1 hour 5 days a week. When you are working full time and want to enjoy yourself socially with your husband after a long day, and cooking dinner and preparing lunches for the next day, you just want to pass on anything more.
But finding 20 minutes is manageable and you work up a sweat.
I highly recommend this book, I have several fitness videos and weightloss books this is worth spending your money on.
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I am 55+ and work in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry, the years are creeping on me and I have to stay fit to keep my job. Mark has taken the best approach I have seen (believe me I have seen and used all the programs out there). He has developed workouts that can be done with minimal space in a short amount of time with little to no equipment. I first purchased the book for my Kindle I was so impressed with his simple approach that I bought the DvD's and the App. If you have tried the others and they have not worked take the time, read the book and then make the choice to buy the DvD's or the App or both like I did. Mark Lauren has now become a big part of my daily routine and I am thankful. Thank you Mark Lauren!
STU
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Having read many of the literally libraries full of fitness books out there I feel compelled to say all you need is one of them: Mark Lauren's.

Folks, this book is it. Written with a great economy of words, no fluff. Some of what he has to say is a bit controversial. But he can back it up.

A Top 10 Desert Island book for sure, to be read and used daily, and great for the whole family: my wife and teens are on it after they couldn't stop noticing their buffed new daddy - thank you Mark!
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The best book on the market when it comes to bodyweight exercises
A complete exercises book and well written.
The author knows what he is talking about.
I strongly recommend it.
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