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1 A Woman's Book of Strength  Andes, Karen
0399518991 / 9780399518997 Very Good.  
Paperback. Large softcover 1995 1st printing Perigee Books. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 268pp, References, B/W photos. Language: English. 'Strength is as much an emotional and psychological quality as it is physical. This meld of mind and body is the foundation upon which this intelligent guide to sensible bodybuilding and overall fitness for women is built. Andes' qualifications for writing this book are sound on 2 fronts. Not only is she co-owner of Gold's Gym in Marin County, California, and Cher's personal trainer, she has also studied writing with the likes of John Irving and John Gardner. Andes spends ample time on such factors as nutrition, overcoming fear, and achieving a balance between hard-core workouts and relaxation techniques. She cautions readers to be careful about posture and to pay attention to their breath, 2 keys to safe and effective workouts. Bodybuilding equipment is described and explained, gym etiquette discussed, and issues such as obsession and discouragement are analyzed with a trainer's understanding of the pitfalls women encounter in the early phases of training. The exercises are presented in detail with good visual support, and suggestions for sequences and sets are clearly explained. The exercise anatomy chart will help readers identify aching muscles, while Andes' pep talks about self-esteem establish a positive mind-set.'--Donna Seaman, Booklist.  
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