Thursday, April 11, 2013
Strong Praise for Strong Curves
The number of legitimate, scientifically sound, practically applied and result producing training programs and resources for women interested in enhancing their fitness and permanently changing their bodies are few and far between. In fact, the vast majority of fitness information products marketed and sold to well intentioned women do nothing more than perpetuate myths surrounding female fitness and body image, and play to women's fears and insecurities about getting "too bulky".
Thankfully, like Alwyn Cosgrove's The New Rules of Lifting for Women before it, Bret Contreras and Kellie Davis' new book, Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body, is a breath of fresh air and provides women with one of the most comprehensive, scientifically based and practically applied resources available.
If you are a woman and want to be told lifting over 3 lbs. will make you look like the Incredible Hulk, this book-and the programs presented in it-are not for you. If you want to hear feel good phrases like "long and lean muscles", "shaping and contouring", etc., again, this book is not for you. If you want to be lied to, again, this book is not for you. However, if you want a real world program, developed by individuals who have devoted their lives to developing and researching only the best in fitness, than buy the book and follow the advice contained within it.
No matter if you are a beginner just getting started, have no equipment other than your body weight and have to train at home, or a woman who wants a specialized program designed solely to give her the bust butt possible, Contreras and Davis have a program for you within the book, with easy to follow progressions. Furthermore, being a full time trainer and gym owner myself, I understand how important it is for training programs to be PRACTICAL AND EASY TO FOLLOW. Many routines will dazzle you on paper, but, once you attempt to apply them, you quickly find out the time commitment, equipment needed, and overall complexity of the program just isn't for you and is not practical. That gets you nowhere. Bret and Kellie clearly kept simplicity and practicality in mind when putting together the Strong Curves workouts.
For more information, and to purchase the book, please GO HERE!