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AboutBrad Schoenfeld, CSCS is the author of six books, including Sculpting Her Body Perfect, 28-Day Body Shapeover, and Look Great Naked. He’s certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and by both the American Council on Exercise and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America; he’s also been named “master trainer” by the International Association of Fitness Professionals.
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Look Great Naked!
Years ago I coined the phrase, "Look Great Naked!" The phrase was an instant hit with the media, and soon became the impetus for my website, a national magazine column and a series of bestselling books.
It came about after consulting with scores of women who all shared the same lament: They'd tell me that they looked okay in clothes, but when standing in front of the mirror after a morning shower... well, let's just say they weren't exactly thrilled with their appearance.
Their goals were clear: they wanted to look great naked. Only thing is, while the goal might seem simple, achieving it isn't so easy.
That's where I come in. I've spent the past 25 years helping people get into the best shapes of their lives. As I tell every one of my clients, everyone has the ability to look great naked provided they follow the right exercise and nutritional regimen and devote the necessary sweat and effort.
I'll provide the former if you're willing to put in the latter. Together we'll navigate the road to fitness, helping you sculpt the body you always wished you had.
To start things off, here are four directives that are essential in the quest to look great naked. Use these as the basis of your training philosophy and you'll be off to a good start.
1) Pump it up: While almost any form of exercise is beneficial, lifting weights is the most important activity you can perform. Not only does it produce a shapely, firm physique, but it also helps to reduce body fat. The reason has to do with the metabolic properties of muscle tissue. For each pound of muscle that you gain, your body burns up to 50 additional calories a day at rest. Thus, by putting on a mere five pounds of muscle (something that can be accomplished in just a few months time), you'll burn an additional 250 calories a day, even while lying on your couch watching TV! Better yet, most of the resting energy is derived from fat, so you ultimately will tap into those hard-to-reduce areas.
2) Leave your comfort zone: If you want to maximize fat loss, you need to push yourself during exercise. Not only does an intense workout burn ... Continue
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