Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hit Your Limit

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Synopsis:  Get lean, build muscle, and stay healthy in only ten minutes a day! A Fitness Hall of Fame inductee and world-famous exercise scientist explains the #1 new fitness trend and how to get and keep the body you’ve always wanted.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an extraordinarily effective form of training that mixes high- and low-impact activities during periods ranging from seconds to eight minutes. In HIIT Your Limit, Dr. Len Kravitz, who has been inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame and been an internationally-renowned exercise scientist for the past thirty-six years, and sold nearly 100,0000 copies of his last fitness book, explains what HIIT is, how it effects your entire body (externally and internally), gives 50 workouts and a guaranteed plan to whip you into shape fast, and presents a wealth of nutritional and other advice to further its impact.

HIIT was recently rated the #1 new fitness trend by the American College of Sports Medicine and is the key to staying fit for celebrities like David Beckham, Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman, and Scarlett Johansson. In addition to fat loss, it’s been proven to have major health benefits on blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. Through this groundbreaking volume you’ll learn why, and see how to get fit quick, and have a fun and a truly sustainable exercise program, no expensive personal trainer required.

Book Details:  
Book Title: HIIT Your Limit: High-Intensity Interval Training For Fat Loss, Cardio, and Full Body Health by Dr. Len Kravitz
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 208 pages
Genre: Fitness and Wellness
Publisher: Apollo Publisher
Release date: October 19, 2018
Tour dates: April 15 to 26, 2019
Content Rating: G (The book is a workout manual. It contains no graphic language or images.)

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I hope you aren't like me and hate exercise, have a sweet tooth and no time to workout! However, if you are, check out HIIT Your Limit.  There are 4 sections to the book. 

Section 1 covers the basics including defining/describing what is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), steps to take for a successful workout program, mistakes to avoid and my favorite "let's get up and start moving now!"  Getting started is a big weakness for me and there were some easy suggestions to get moving.  For example, "standing up and moving for the opening segment of each TV show and getting up and moving during every commercial."  Running to the kitchen for a snack, doesn't count!

Section 2 covers weight management and strategies.  My favorite part in this section was "what is stress's effects on the body?"  I am stressed at lot and I know I don't exercise or eat properly during those times.  

Section 3 goes over a sample workout plan and includes 25 more HIIT programs. There is also a chapter on the items you will need, like proper gear including footwear.  My favorite part of each workout is the motivational message.  It think it is so important to start of each workout with a positive affirmation. The first work includes a 5 - 7 minute warm-up and only 10 minutes of HIIT and a 3- 5 minute cool down.  It is that simple....and as you progress, you lengthen the time of our HIIT portion of the program.  Once you concur that program, you can jump into workout 2!  Once you hit workout 21, HIIT-Circuit training is incorporated into the workout.  Pushing you even further.

Section 4 is a gift to us from the author.  He has dedicated this section too ways to cut calories from daily life.  There are some excellent tips included that are simple to incorporate. For example, choose the thin crust, rethink your dinner beverage, eat half of your burrito, and have some peanut butter (I love peanut butter). 

HIIT Your Limit is organized in a very logical manner, is a very easy read, and very understandable (you need a Phd in exercise to get it!).  My son just returned home after playing hockey in NY for the past 7 months.  He needs to work out hard over the summer before heading back.  He is the perfect workout partner for me since he pushes me. I had him read over HIIT Your Limit too and he is ready to be my workout partner!  

I am now ready to go....and HIIT my limit!

Dr. Len Kravitz has thirty-six years of experience as a researcher, writer, and speaker on fitness, and is the coordinator of exercise science at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Anybody’s Guide to Total Fitness (now in its eleventh edition with nearly 100,000 copies sold), and Essentials of Eccentric Training; has published more than 300 articles in dozens of health and fitness publications; and regularly travels the country as a speaker on fitness and health. Among other awards, he was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Dr. Kravitz lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ends May 3, 2019

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