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Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body

Lose weight after figuring out your body type with this program.

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  • Established: 2012
  • Author: Ben Greenfield
  • Accessibility: Book
  • Diet Type: Varies depending on body type
  • Gender: Male, female
BACKGROUND

Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body is a new book written by fitness guru Ben Greenfield. This book is offered as a way to get your ideal body without plastic surgery or paying for a celebrity trainer. Author Ben Greenfield is one of the top fitness and nutrition experts in the country. He has written multiple books and starred in several DVDs. In Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body you will learn how to find the proper diet and exercise plan for your body type and get real results. One of the first things you do with this program is complete a questionnaire to see what your body type is. From there you can go right to the chapter that deals with your specific body type. There are separate chapters for males and females so that you can get the most customized plan needed.

Along with each body type for both male and female, you get a description of that body type and a list of celebrities with the same body type. Of course most of the celebrities listed are in great shape, but you can still see how the body description fits their particular shape. The body types that you will fall into are ectomorph, mesomorph, endo-mesomorph and endomorph. The book also includes some tips on measuring body fat, warm-ups and cool down, reasons you’re not losing weight and how to recover after a workout.

PRO
  • Individualized chapters for specific body types allow you to only take in the info you need
  • Written by a fitness professional
  • Each body type includes a list of celebrities for visual effects
  • Everything is customized to your specific body type
  • Offers specific upper and lower body workouts with cardio
  • Each body type has an included nutrition plan
  • Book includes photos of all workout moves
CON
  • Limited nutrition offerings
  • Exercise plans may require a gym membership
DIET and NUTRITION

Although each body type does have some nutrition advice, there are limited options for what to eat. Each body type includes a meal plan for one day. Most of the nutrition advice within Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body focuses on how and when to eat certain foods in the best way for your body type. Your exercise timing is also to be considered in your food choices. For the endo-mesomorph female body type, some tips that are given are to perform your lower body workouts and cardio in the morning before breakfast, eat natural proteins like fish, healthy fats like seeds and nuts and eat fewer carbohydrates or energy-dense foods. You are also advised to eat your carbohydrates early in the day when your metabolism is highest. Afternoon snacks should include more fats and proteins. Below is the included meal plan for one day as the endo-mesomorph body type.

  • Breakfast: Yogurt parfait with one container of plain full-fat yogurt and a handful of blueberries or raspberries; handful of almonds walnuts or macadamia nuts; 1 tablespoon of nut butter
  • Morning snack: 1 piece of fresh fruit
  • Lunch: Protein salad – Bed of mixed greens including kale or other dark leafy green; ½ avocado; ½ can of sardines in olive oil; 4-6 ounces of any other meat of choice; a small handful of feta cheese; 6-8 olives; sliced tomatoes; olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing
  • Afternoon snack: 1 small to medium avocado sliced; few pieces of cheese with salt and pepper
  • Dinner: Chicken Skewers with Almond Sauce
EXERCISE

Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body offers a very detailed workout plan for each body type that includes strength training and cardio exercise. There are photos included in the book for all of the strength training exercises to show you proper form. Each workout recommendation includes an upper body workout, a lower body workout and cardio workout instructions. All workouts include a warm-up and a cool down along with detailed instructions. Below is the workout recommendation for the female endo-mesomorph body type. Celebrities with this body type include Jennifer Lopez, Minnie Driver, Kim Kardashian, Anna Kournikova and Halle Berry.

Upper Body Workout

  • Warm-up: Complete three to five minutes of aerobic exercise like jogging, cycling or an elliptical
  • Complete all exercises, rest for 60-90 seconds and then repeat for two to five rounds: cable chest press, dumbbell overhead press, pull-downs, single-arm dumbbell rows, cable torso twists, front plank reaches
  • Cool-down: Finish with three to five minutes of light aerobic activity like cycling or brisk walking followed by a full body stretch

Lower Body Workout

  • Warm-up: Complete three to five minutes of aerobic exercise like jogging, cycling or an elliptical
  • Complete all exercises, rest for 60-90 seconds and then repeat for two to five rounds: squats, lateral lunges, ball leg curls, cable adduction, kickouts, ball knee-ups
  • Cool-down: Finish with three to five minutes of light aerobic activity like cycling or brisk walking followed by a full body stretch

Cardio

  • Either before or after your lower body workout include 20-45 minutes of running, cycling, elliptical or leg aerobic cardio at a stead, moderate pace or
  • Using running, cycling, elliptical or other leg cardio, perform 5-minute warm-up, then 2 minutes very hard followed by 1 minute easy, 5-10 times through
CONCLUSION

Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body certainly offers customized information that will help you get the body type you are looking for. Having some simple information to apply to your unique body can go a long way in getting you results. Although the nutrition component isn’t quite as thorough as it could be, the recommended workouts are very extensive. You can definitely use this book to work your way to the body you want in a healthy way.

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