Strong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power
Jennifer Cohen and Stacey Colino. Harmony, $18 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-8041-4051-5
Health.com blogger and Weight Watchers fitness ambassador Cohen and health writer Colino have devised a robust regimen that combines diet strategies with strength-boosting exercises. The major components of “Strong is the New Skinny” (SINS) are inner strength and a full-body strengthening plan. In the first section, readers learn how to identify, build, and maintain inner strength. The authors list four essential principles of fitness training: “finding the right formula,” mixing up workout routines, constantly challenging the body, and “focusing on neglected muscles.” Other chapters cover the assessment of cardio and strength capacity and a diet plan focused on whole foods—lean protein, fruits and veggies, whole grains, and healthy fats. Tasty sample menus are included, along with advice on what to eat and when to eat it according to SINS. In the second section of this impressive guide, the authors discuss and demonstrate (with numerous photos) how to strengthen the back, arms, core, and legs, with sample workouts and specific fat-burning exercises. Cohen and Colino’s guide isencouraging, empowering, and accessible.
80 b&w photos. Agent: Rick Broadhead, Rick Broadhead & Assoc. (Sept.)