Today I am reviewing The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Functional Training (by Justin Price, M.A., and Frances Sharpe). This book couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I am hoping to get in shape/get healthy and I have made BlogHer (in August) my inspiration. Of course I always want to eat healthy and exercise, but for me it helps to get started by choosing an upcoming date. Then I can stick with it! I am watching what I eat carefully (in part due to reading The Idiot’s Guide to Eating Clean – I reviewed that book earlier this month), but I need to add more exercise into my routine. I do want to make sure I am exercising safely and effectively and this book has everything I need.
I have tried a few of the exercises and I love them. The way this book is spelled out, is perfect for me. It gives a simple explanation of the body, and how the muscle groups work together. It also emphasizes the correct form and the right equipment for proper exercising. The book is full of pictures and illustrations (which I found to be incredibly helpful). It contains sample workout plans, and even training exercises for my age and fitness level. What more could I ask for?
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Functional Training has nearly 120 easy-to-follow exercises, ranging from beginner to advanced. There are also tips for using medicine balls, and other weights to improve your workout. I am especially excited to learn about the BOSU – it is a dome shaped “ball” that looks really fun!
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