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The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Sexier, Healthier YOU! Paperback – Dec 22 2009
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About the Author
Adam Campbell is the fitness director for Women's Health and a National Magazine Award-winning writer. He holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and is a NSCA-certified strength and conditioning coach. Campbell has appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show, and VH-1.
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However, this text is almost an exact copy of the version written a year earlier for men (The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises). In fact with the exception of changing the pictures to a woman and a few lines of text modified, the books are identical, to the page.
To my thinking, it's sort of like cheating as the text and the included exercises are not specifically for women. One thing that involvement in the fitness field for over 45 years has taught me is that although there are many similarities, there are also many differences in how women move and exercise as compared to men.
For example, most men in average condition can do a simple parallel squat and maintain some semblance of balance. Women on the other hand, tend to have great difficulty with squats, likely related at least in part, to the differences in hip shape. On the other hand, many exercises which require significant flexibility, tend to often be easier for women. In a similar fashion, exercises such as dips and chin-ups are an extra challenge for the average female.
These differences should be taken into consideration and alternate exercises suggested until the balance, strength, and familiarity can be sufficiently developed to realistically include such exercises in a routine. Actually, some women many never be able to do some of the exercises with proper form.
More attention to providing a number of simple starting routines and greater detail as to how to progress to increasingly strenuous movements, would prove extremely useful.Read more ›
I know in this day and age, the info is easily extracted via Internet, however, nothing beats having the book handy and having marked out which pages of exercises I want to do. Beginner to advanced can use this book. I worked out with my baby beside me while laying on the floor and managed to get a good glute workout in!
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It's a great all inclusive book. Tidbits on nutrition, cardio and a wide variety of weighted exercises. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nicole Carr
great book I bought it for my girlfriend and she loves it I have the Men's Health version of this book and I'm really happy with it as well :)Published 15 months ago by Cinco
Great book with a variety of exercises and variations of certain ones to allow you to challenge yourself further. Good details about which muscle groups the exercises target. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nancy
Very good book, shows details and how to do all exercises properly. Love it!Published 22 months ago by Aimee Woolley
Lots of exercises and other great stuff like workout plans and stuff, but missing some key basic exercises. Read morePublished on June 10 2014 by Nicole Sabbage