August 13, 2011

The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough by Sean Foy, M.A.

The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough by Sean Foy, M.A. is an exercise breakthrough. In it, you learn how to workout for just 10 minutes a day and see results. Sound too good to be true? Read my review and then try it for yourself and find out!

Book Description
Introducing a breathtaking promise: transform your body and get fit in just 10 minutes a day. Incorporating the latest research in exercise physiology, The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough is an ingenious program of interval, circuit, aerobic, and resistance training that accrues the benefits of hours at the gym in daily 10-minute workouts. And these are workouts that can be done anywhere, any time—home, office, hotel room, the park, and, of course, the local health club.

Created by Sean Foy, an exercise physiologist and behavioral coach, The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough counters the #1 reason people don’t exercise—not enough time—with a scientifically proven, clinically tested 4-3-2-1 program: 4 minutes of high-energy cardio, 3 minutes of resistance, 2 minutes of core, and 1 minute of stretching and deep breathing. The step-by-step illustrated exercises are simplicity itself—air boxing, wall push-ups, chair jogging, stationary high-knee marching—and are presented in three levels geared to the reader’s fitness, with four weeks of routines per level. Their potency lies in the benefits of nonstop movement, thermal effect, intensity, and more: in other words, why it truly takes just 10 carefully crafted minutes to boost metabolic rate, exercise all the major muscle groups, increase cardiovascular endurance, have a positive effect on cholesterol and blood pressure, and deliver a sense of well-being.” – The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough

My Thoughts
The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough is a well-written and illustrated book about being healthy and working out. You do need to do both of these things to be and stay healthy. Sean Foy does a really great job with explaining this and also how working out for several hours may not be the best way to go. He suggests working out in 10 minutes with targeted levels of activity for the workout.

Just 10 minutes! I was a little bit skeptical on this because who works out for only 10 minutes each day and sees results? Well, according to Foy, you can! I gave it a few weeks to try for myself and although I haven’t seen a huge dramatic loss on the scale, I have seen it go down by a few pounds.  Seeing it go down (not up) is always a great sign!

The workouts are easy enough to do for all levels of fitness. You can pick out which ones you want to do for the 10 minutes, and then have that sitting out right in front of you so you can do it without flipping through pages during the workout. The workbook style for this book really works for the format and is quite helpful for planning the workout.

I can’t say that this will help everyone to lose weight, but for me, I think that it is a great tool for success in doing so. I recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough, Workman, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

RoseBud3821 said...

I hate working out but should really do it more often too.