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5-Factor fitness [electronic resource] : the diet and fitness secret of Hollywood's A-list /
Harley Pasternak and Ethan Boldt.
imprint
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004.
description
182 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0399152296
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Book
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imprint
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004.
isbn
0399152296
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
8479982
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Harley Pasternak, M.Sc., holds a master's of science in exercise physiology and nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto, and an honors degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology
BIH Author Biography
Harley Pasternak holds a master's of science in exercise physiology and nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto, and an honors degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. His work has been profiled in national magazines and newspapers including Oxygen, Redbook, and Men's Health, and he has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other national and local television programs. Pasternak lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit his website at: www.5factorfitness.com.
Excerpts
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Harley Pasternak's 5-Factor Fitness will enable you to achieve the body you've always wanted, in 5 short weeks. Harley's plan-which hs worked for Hollywood stars, professional sports figures, and countless others-can now work for you. The plan is simple and easy to follow. Here's what you need to do: * Eat 5 meals a day to boost your metabolism and reduce body fat. * Follow 5 simple criteria for each meal, and spend only 5 minutes preparing each one. * Indulge in your weekly cheat day-one day a week to eat the foods you love. * Work out 5 days a week, for only 25 minutes a day, to lose fat, gain lean muscle, and increase energy. There's no carb counting or calorie counting. You won't go hungry; in fact, you'll be eating more often than before. There are no expensive supplements or special foods to buy. The exercise program, presented with step-by-step photographs, takes only 25 minutes, 5 days a week. You can work out at home or at the gym. Plus, 5-Factor Fitness offers dozens of easy recipes-most with 5 ingredients or fewer and taking less than 5 minutes to prepare-and a 5-week meal plan for the 5 meals a day.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2005-01-01:
Halle Berry and Orlando Bloom are among trainer Pasternak's Hollywood clientele. He favors the short, intense workout, claiming that longer sessions can tax the immune system, and he varies the number of reps and sets to keep exercisers from getting bored. His five phases of exercise begin with a cardio warmup followed by two phases of strength training and a phase concentrating on the core muscles. The final section is a cardio workout that descends into the cool-down. A five-week plan runs about 25 minutes a day. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Main Description
The personal trainer to such celebrities as Halle Berry, Christian Slater, and Angela Bassett presents his amazing five-week program for achieving a celebrity body by working out less and eating more. If you're eating three meals a day, exercising an hour or more a day at the gym, and not getting results, you're eating too little and working out too much. Harley Pasternak's Five Factor Fitnessshows the five moves for the five/five-minute workout cycles (totaling twenty-five minutes) five days a week. Pasternak explains how to do this at home or at the gym through detailed instructions and illustrations. He includes recipes and a five-week meal plan for the five meals a day, and each meal takes just five minutes to prepare. Nothing in the recipes requires a trip to a specialty or health food store. In five weeks, you'll have the celebrity body you've always dreamed of, and it won't have taken much of your time.
Main Description
The personal trainer to such celebrities as Halle Berry, Christian Slater, and Angela Bassett presents his amazing five-week program for achieving a celebrity body by working out less and eating more. If you're eating three meals a day, exercising an hour or more a day at the gym, and not getting results, you're eating too little and working out too much. Harley Pasternak's Five Factor Fitness shows the five moves for the five/five-minute workout cycles (totaling twenty-five minutes) five days a week. Pasternak explains how to do this at home or at the gym through detailed instructions and illustrations. He includes recipes and a five-week meal plan for the five meals a day, and each meal takes just five minutes to prepare. Nothing in the recipes requires a trip to a specialty or health food store. In five weeks, you'll have the celebrity body you've always dreamed of, and it won't have taken much of your time.
Unpaid Annotation
A five-week guide to having a celebrity body includes workout routines, recipes, and a meal plan. Nothing in the recipes requires a trip to a specialty or health food store.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Greatest Fitness-and-Food Program Ever Invented
The Planp. 5
The 5-Factor Differencep. 8
Why You've Failed Beforep. 8
Why the 5-Factor Will Work for Youp. 10
5-Factor Fitness
The Science and Sense Behind 5-Factor Fitnessp. 17
How the 5-Factor Was Bornp. 18
The Sciencep. 19
The Five Training Variables of 5-Factorp. 22
The Number "5"p. 23
Divide in Order to Conquerp. 24
Putting It All Together (Intensity + Variety = 5-Factor)p. 27
Getting Readyp. 29
Optimizing Your Workoutp. 30
The Five-Week Planp. 37
Weeks 1 and 2: The Foundation Stagep. 37
Weeks 3 and 4: The Framing Stagep. 38
Week 5: The Finishing Stagep. 38
The 25-Minute Workoutp. 39
Minutes 0:00-4:59 (Cardio Warm-Up)p. 40
Minutes 5:00-14:59 (Strength Training)p. 44
Minutes 15:00-19:59 (Core Exercises)p. 57
Minutes 20:00-24:59 (Cardio)p. 67
5-Factor Workout Chartsp. 70
After Week 5: What's Next?p. 84
5-Factor Fuel
Cutting Through the Fads and Hypep. 87
5-Factor Nutritionp. 88
How 5-Factor Fuel Slims and Tonesp. 93
The 5-Factor's Five Keys to Fat Lossp. 95
Eating the 5-Factor Wayp. 98
The Five Criteria per Mealp. 99
Your Cheat Dayp. 115
Nutrition Q&Ap. 115
Your Daily Meal Planp. 122
Meal Plansp. 125
5-Factor Eating Tipsp. 127
The 5-Factor Recipesp. 136
Meal 1: Breakfastp. 137
Meal 2: Midmorning Snackp. 146
Meal 3: Lunchp. 148
Meal 4: Afternoon Snackp. 160
Meal 5: Dinnerp. 162
The Unlisted Meal: Dessert?p. 170
A Final Notep. 173
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