101 Fitness Myths


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101 Fitness Myths is NOT another “6 minutes abs” or “drop 14 lbs in 30 days” book, nor does it follow the latest fitness fad but a unique fitness book for novices-whether they’re new to the gym or have been working out religiously for years and are frustrated by lack of results.

This book is about individual empowerment. You don’t need an expensive personal trainer or fancy machines, just dedication, basic equipment, and the solid scientifically based information in this book.

The book tackles such common fitness myths as:

-Weight training to get big, cardio to get lean?

-Are there cutting exercises? Bulking exercises? Do high reps burn more fat?

-Do women need different exercises than men?

-Which supplement fights cellulite?

-Are there any any supplements worth buying?

-What is the best exercise for the abs? Hint: It is not the crunch

Manhattan and East Hampton-based celebrity personal trainer and fitness model Maik Wiedenbach  draws on the latest medical research to debunk popular fitness myths and get to what works and what doesn’t. He arms readers with the knowledge to find the exercises and nutrition plan that work for them to achieve a beach body they can be proud of-something,Wiedenbach insists, anyone can achieve if they’re willing to put in the effort. Maik is a Hall of Fame athlete and has coached many into the best shape of their lives.

Forbes Magazine featured 101 Fitness Myths in their health section: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/01/12/common-fitness-myths-health-well-being-lose-weight/

Kirkus review calls it:”In the constructive introduction, Wiedenbach declares that anyone, regardless of age or gender, will see real results from a 45-minute “lifting program” performed three times a week alongside a reasonable diet regimen. This type of sensible advice populates the book’s straightforward sections on weight training and cardio, diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle. The author’s responses to more commonplace beliefs can be surprising, as when discussing the role genetics plays in physicality (a small one), those hard-won abdominal muscles (“a matter of proper diet”) and pre-workout stretching (best performed after exercising). Fallacies about grapefruit, protein consumption, fats and carbs, stress, protein bars, alcohol consumption and the limits of aerobic exercise are also fascinating to read.

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