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Core Performance Essentials: The Revolutionary Nutrition and Exercise Plan Adapted for Everyday Use

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In Core Performance Essentials, Mark Verstegen--one of America's most innovative and respected performance coaches--presents a streamlined version of his remarkable Core fitness program. Eliminating all excuses for not working out, this book breaks down fitness essentials into a quick, easy-to-follow routine that takes only 30 minutes and requires no special equipment. Th
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 12th 2006 by Rodale Books (first published December 13th 2005)
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Chrissy
Jan 13, 2012 Chrissy rated it liked it
I think the tone of this book is intended to be very accessible, especially if you're a baseball/football fan--it's rife with sports metaphors.

I read the section on nutrition, but personally, don't plan to take his advice on 6 meals per day. He also seems very comfortable with things like deli meat (way too much sodium) and fruit juices (all the sugar, none of the fiber), and whey protein, which I find to be pretty unnecessary, to name just a few things. However, there are plenty of people who
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Sabrina
Apr 20, 2009 Sabrina rated it liked it
We happened to have this book sitting in the office at work, so I stole it. God knows no one there is ever going to pick it up. (I work at adidas, and very few fit people actually work there.) I have never been a fan of fitness books, but this one actually seems to be legit. I haven't been on the program outlined in the book for more than a week, so I don't know if it will really work or not yet. I do find myself having more energy, because I'm trying to eat really nutritious foods more often, i ...more
May
Apr 12, 2008 May rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone, but especially endurance athletes
Recommended to May by: my phyiscal therapist
My physical therapist uses exercises from this book, so I decided to pick it up. I am bored by all of the competitive sports references (I can't relate), and skimmed through the mindset and nutrition stuff, but it is worth having just for the core movement chapters. The exercises really work -- I feel myself getting stronger and more flexible. There is a clear plan laid out and pictures/explanations to help you do the movements correctly. I love that the moves are dynamic -- I actually look forw ...more
Alan
Jan 20, 2008 Alan rated it really liked it
Helps with flexibility, technique.
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i really liked it. some of the exercises were really hard even though you are using your own body for resistance. i would recommend this book to everyone.
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