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30-minute a day body challenge
Waterson, Simon.
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Publication Information:
London : Thorsons, [2003]

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179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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GV462 .W38 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Now world-leading fitness trainer Simon Waterson - who trained Halle Berry - brings you seven focussed circuit-training programmes tailored for specific needs - prepare your body for a skiing holiday, build up serious strength, tone up all over, get great abs, burn fat fast and more! Circuit training is the system used by anyone who needs to build serious levels of fitness - athletes, soldiers, climbers and explorers. This book will give you the body you've always dreamed of. Following on from Commando Workout, which used a four-week programme to build fitness, 30 Minute a Day Body Challenge contains six 30-minute circuits based on military training techniques. The workouts target: * lower body * upper body * cardio * abs * plyometric (speed, strength and endurance) * the ultimate circuit challenge. Celebrity trainer and ex-Commando Simon Waterson then provides seven four-week programmes combining the circuits in different ways so you can achieve very specific results: * fat loss * ab attack * total toning * serious strength * ski and trek workout * ball sport skill * active pregnancy. Simon's real-life Commando experiences form a backdrop to the programme, which will also increase mental endurance, give you a sense of personal challenge and achievement, increase speed, power, agility and reaction times and improve muscle tone and endurance.

Author Notes

Simon Waterson, author of Commando Workout, is a highly regarded fitness trainer who has worked with celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Geri Halliwell. For 10 years he was a Naval Air Commando Squadron member and was awarded the UN medal and Land Campaign Medal for the two years he served in Bosnia

Table of Contents

1 Preparing for the Body Challengep. 1
2 The Mental Challengep. 9
3 How to Prevent and Recover from Physical Injuryp. 23
4 The Body Challenge Eating Planp. 41
5 Do Your Prep--Get Your Kit Togetherp. 59
6 The Warm-up and Cool-down Routinesp. 65
7 The Workoutsp. 75
Lower Body Workoutp. 78
Upper Body Workoutp. 85
Cardio Workoutp. 96
Ultimate Abs Workoutp. 102
The Plyometric Circuitp. 112
The Challengep. 119
8 Your Body Challenge Exercise Planp. 127
Fat Lossp. 144
Ab Attackp. 149
Total Toningp. 154
Serious Strengthp. 159
Ski and Trekp. 164
Ball Sportsp. 169
Active Pregnancyp. 174
The Way Forwardsp. 180
Resourcesp. 181