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Super Body, Super Brain: The Workout That Does It All
Sharpen your mind and get in shape at the same time, with an innovative new workout stimulating multiple areas of the brain as it strengthens and tones the entire body. Acclaimed sports trainer Michael Gonzalez-Wallace (O magazine’s “go-to guy” for anything about the body) shows readers a daily ten-minute workout that optimizes muscle power while boosting brain activity—tr ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by HarperOne
(first published December 15th 2010)
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I won this book through goodreads first-reads. This book really does it all! The "Basics" chapters on brain muscle and emotional brain and exercise, are intelligent, clear, and concise. Though I recommend reading all of the chapters, for those who want to get to the point and get to the workout, the layout and section titles make it easy to go back and reference a particular topic later on if you need to. The chapter on Smart Food Choices for a Better Brain is full of information on healthy, nut ...more
Whew, I am glad I'm a nurse. The foreword is a little over the top for light reading. Then the author does a good job of explaining the brain, but there again while the information is great, it is more than I want for an exercise book. This is one to own if you intend to follow the program because it would be difficult to try and remember all positions and levels. I did notice a good change with the exercises and I am glad I read it.
Michael Gonzalez-Wallace has been involved with sports for more than 20 years. Michael’s athletic career spans many years practicing semi-pro basketball in Spain, where his team, Estudiantes, won the Spanish National Competition (similar to NCAA in USA; he was named the MVP of the Final, May 1993). In 1995, the Spanish basketball federation certified Michael as a strength trainer and basketball co ...moreMore about Michael Gonzalez-Wallace