As you can tell, I’ve been into reading fitness books lately. Since I’ve got my eating under control and consistent, I’ve reserved more focus on my workouts. And since there is no end with how fit you can get, I’ve been increasing the length and intensity of my workouts (gradually). It’s been a very slow process for me, but I’m making changes that I can stick with, and that is what’s most important.
So in my recent quest for fitness books to quench my appetite for fitness “everything,” I came upon Get-Fit Guy’s Secrets to a Better Workout by Ben Greenfield. I give this book five stars for two reasons: the author has higher education in a fitness-related field and has experience to back it up, and the book is well-written, informative, and enjoyable to read.
It provides a thorough explanation about warming up before a workout and cooling down afterwards. Then he goes into how to know if you’re working out at the right intensity. Other topics he covers include: why you might not be losing weight, how to measure body fat, how to build muscle, what is proper gym etiquette, how to get better results from weightlifting, and he also shares motivation tips.
What’s great about this book is the author often backs up in factual terms the claims he makes, so you know his advice is sound. And he explains everything thoroughly, so you will completely understand him.
I highly recommend this concise guide for every fitness enthusiast. It is a must-read for health-conscious individuals. It is a free book, which is why I was drawn to it. You can get your copy here.
If you want to read the whole story, you should pick up Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body, which has the information from Secrets to a Better Workout, plus a lot more.
(Originally posted on Christine's Health Blog.)