Celebrity Body on a Budget (2010) by Cornel Chin-Personal Trainer to the Stars
Reviewed by: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
The work contains some very important perspectives with regard to body building. For instance, the author distinguishes from among the three main body types. i.e.
Ectomorphs have long torsos, slim hips and shoulders. The ectomorph loses weight easily and is inclined to low levels of body fat. The goal is to increase stamina and muscle mass.
Endomorphs have bigger bones, larger thighs and hips. The ideal training is to increase cardio training to reduce fat and burn calories. Increasing the upper body exercises will aid in body symmetry. Weight loss is most difficult and this is achieved with increased cardio exercises aimed at burning calories. Many people don't realize this aspect. Activities which maximize calorie burning per hour are aerobic dancing (500+), basketball (450) , football (500) , racquetball (588) and circuit training (756).
Mesomorphs have the ideal body shape which is robust and athletic. Utilizing light to moderate weight training enhances muscle tone. This body type gains muscle mass easily. They have broad shoulders and a narrow waist. In addition, weight loss is no problem.
A series of very good exercises are presented for persons with a sedentary lifestyle. Samples of these are the chest stretch, arm/shoulder stretch, calves stretch, walking, leg squats and many others.
The book provides good tips on what to look for when purchasing treadmills, exercise bikes, the elliptical trainer, stepping machines and small weights. Personally, I find small weights are best for developing and maintaining muscle tone.
Lastly, the author presents some delicious meal tips for preparing beef with cabbage, coriander beef stew, turkey burgers, garlic and mushroom pasta and many others. Overall, the acquisition would be perfect for the health enthusiast in your household. The program described in this book would be extremely helpful for lifetime weight maintenance and health.
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