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This is the best beginner fitness book.
on July 12, 2002
I've read several beginner fitness books and I feel this is the most complete and best organized of them all. This has gotten me motivated and started on the right fitness program for me (I've since confirmed with a personal trainer). Honest and accurate fitness information is laid out in an easily understood way (without any questionable product endorsements). No "summary" style book is going to have everything, but they have enough information that you feel like everything else is fine tuning.
To address the concerns of another reviewer, the 2nd edition of this book does discuss common fitness injuries.