And here is yet another evidence of my eclectic interests. As a personal trainer, this book is a well-used reference. However, I would recommend it to any woman who is looking to learn a wide variety of exercises. (There is a men’s version available as well.)
The exercises are grouped by the muscles they work. Each exercise includes simple instructions and clear step-by-step photographs. Whether you workout in a gym or in your home, there are enough variations of any given exercise to give you the options you need. There are also progressions of difficulty, so you can keep increasing the difficulty. (No, really! That’s a good thing.)
It was published in 2010, so the information is up-to-date. That’s important, considering the ever-changing view on what makes for a safe and effective routine.
And speaking of routine, The…Big Book…includes pointers on how to put together your own routine. It also includes a number of workouts you may want to try. These routines include “The Skinny Jeans Workout,” “The Wedding Workout,” “The Lose-the-Last-10-Pounds Workout,” and many others.
You will learn about the muscles you’re working and gain nutrition advice as well.
The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises is well worth the investment and just may be the only exercise book you need.