Best beginner fitness book/fitness programs

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  1. cwm

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    I read body for life a few years back, seemed OK but also seemed like he was simply trying to market his own products...

    I have 2 months to get myself in as good of shape as possible before heading over to Europe - I just got a membership at a 24/7 gym up the street, and want a good book as a guideline.

    Im pretty good at the diet/healthy eating side of fitness, its just the actual working out part that I still have not figured out. Anyone suggest any good books?
     
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    Check out The New Rules of Lifting
     
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    Oh yeah, I should note what my focuses are - General fitness - Want to be able to run 5 miles in an hour - want to get myself in great shape for climbing/biking/hiking/general outdoorsy activities. Im not really interested in the Broly looks - just lean and healthy.
     
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    Amazon reviewers like it, and they usually tear fitness books apart.

    Thanks!
     
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    i disagree
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    why? I value your opinion.
     
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    I think it's ok for someone who has a few months of training under their belt but not for someone's first time in the gym
     
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    yea thats true, i didn't think about the first time walking into a gym.
     
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    Ok - Slight update.

    During the 2 months Ill have access to plenty of equipment, but after that I will be travelling and may not have access to anything other than myself - I want to build a program based on a minimalist style - IE Running/pushups/situps - the things you can do without equipment/or with minimal equipment.

    Any recommendations on that?
     
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    It's also not inline with his goals... he is going for general conditioning & endurance. Used as-is, Bill Starr's routine does not really work either of those goals.
     
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    well no matter what your goals are, you should work on core strength IMO. I'm not saying that he needs to put on 25lbs of LBM, but they are good exercises that will prepare his body for anygoals that he wants to achieve.
     
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    what if my goal is to be a fat, lazy couch buffalo? :fawk:
     
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    I have 25 years of experience of this - would you like to commission me for a book :hsugh:
     
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    Hanging (from the neck) Leg Raises?
     
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    http://www.trainforstrength.com

    or if you want to buy something, Alwyn Cosgrove has a bodyweight training dvd - http://www.alwyncosgrove.com/Store1.html
     
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    try crossfit.com for body weight movements.
     
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