The Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours – Build More Muscle, Lose More Fat

The Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours – Build More Muscle, Lose More Fat

The Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours - Build More Muscle, Lose More Fat

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THE BOWFLEX BODY PLAN

Discover the super secrets for getting the most out of the hottest home workout machine ever.

We’ve all seen those attractive Bowflex bodies on television. Well, you don’t have to resemble a model to achieve a Bowflex body. Now, you can apply the complete science behind what it takes to get that lean, muscular look. The course of action you’re holding in your hands contains the best-possible routines and practices that, combined, cause greater and faster results.

The Bowflex exercise system is based on the simple bow-and-arrow principle. Its patented Power Rod technology flexes and extends to provide force or resistance, part of your week-by-week workouts, which focus on all major muscle groups. Merge the recommended Bowflex routines with Dr. Ellington Darden’s guidelines on eating, hydrating, and resting, and you’ll be well on your way to getting the results you’ve always wanted.

In addition to four fat-loss meal plans, you’ll find complete programs for out-of-shape athletes, women who want to reduce their hips and thighs, and individuals who wish to focus on their abdominals. Choose the one that’s right for you, depending on your age, experience, body type, and personal goals. Throughout these pages you’ll be inspired by reports and photographs of real results from real people using a real Bowflex machine.

With a little discipline and patience, you’ll see your extra fat begin to vanish, revealing your muscles’ lean lines. In only six weeks, a man could drop 35 pounds of fat and 5 inches from his waist. A woman could lose 19 pounds of fat and 4 inches from her thighs. And both can build 3 pounds of muscle. Best of all, you will experience strength, firmness, and muscular refinement as never before.

Elegant, instructive photographs of Dr. Darden’s top 23 Bowflex exercises make this the ideal fitness manual for both men and women– those who already use the Bowflex system as well as the many new users of this fast-growing home-exercise system. The only authorized book on the subject, The Bowflex Body Plan will help you lose fat, build muscle, and reshape your body– fast.

Soon you will have the results you’ve always wanted. Soon you will have a Bowflex body.

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2 Responses to The Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours – Build More Muscle, Lose More Fat

  • E. Clevesy says:
    49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The Bowflex Body Plan is Different and It Works, March 30, 2005
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    E. Clevesy (MA) –
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    This review is from: The Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours – Build More Muscle, Lose More Fat (Hardcover)
    I ordered this book because the manual that came with my Bowflex didn’t have instructions for a few exercises and attachments (like the belt and instructions for the leg extensions)and I was hoping the book would have them. It did.

    The book came and my first reaction was… this guy is nuts. I read most of the book thinking it would just get placed on the book shelf with all the other diet books I’ve collected over the years.

    My second reaction was… this is different than all those other books (including the manual) and all those other books aren’t working so what do I have to lose but some flab? I’m on my second week following the plan in this book and I’ve lost around 8 pounds and I can see my arms are toning up. The ice water is good, the diet is do-able and I like doing my light cardio workout after dinner.

    I learned a lot of little secrets and I’m really convinced that I can last the initial six week plan and continue on after that with my Bowflex.

    If you are doing multiple sets of 12 or more reps with light weights with little results… you’d benefit by getting this book and changing the way you’re doing things.

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  • John Rosevear says:
    90 of 92 people found the following review helpful
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    A good book, a bad book, September 18, 2007
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    John Rosevear (Massachusetts USA) –
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    This review is from: The Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours – Build More Muscle, Lose More Fat (Hardcover)
    First the good: If you’re an exercise novice who recently acquired a Bowflex and got brain-lock while looking at the huge list of potential exercises that came with it, this book — which is officially sanctioned by Bowflex’s manufacturer — is a Godsend. Darden picks only the most relevant exercises, describes them in great detail with good photos showing correct form, and organizes them into a series of plans (for novices, for intermediates, for advanced bodybuilder types, for people looking to build or slim specific areas of the body) that couldn’t be easier to follow — and that work.

    For that alone, the book is worthwhile. Armed with these plans, the new Bowflex owner is much more likely to actually use his or her machine on an ongoing basis, and that’s very good. The plans make it very easy to get going, and tangible gains start to come within the first few sessions. Good stuff.

    But there’s some not-so-good, too. Throughout the book (and indeed, throughout the officially-sanctioned Bowflex literature) there is case study after case study showing folks who made incredible gains — losing 30 lb in a month, that sort of thing — following “The Bowflex Plan”. What becomes clear after reading is that those gains have less to do with the Bowflex than they do with the rather extreme (1500 cal/day) diet that’s part of the “Plan”. And, of course, the official Bowflex literature doesn’t address the mounds of research showing that weight lost via extreme calorie restriction doesn’t tend to stay off long-term. Take these case studies with the appropriate grains of salt.

    There’s another not-so-good factor in this book, at least from my perspective. Darden is a bodybuilder. His assumptions and recommendations — ranging from exercise frequency to diet to supplements to appropriate levels of bodyfat — come from the world of competitive bodybuilding. They aren’t geared toward, and aren’t always appropriate for, more mainstream athletes interested in improving sports performance or endurance. The Bowflex itself (and to a large extent, Darden’s Bowflex workout plans) is certainly very useful for such people, but Darden’s beyond-the-Bowflex recommendations may not be. Caveat.

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