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Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body [Anglais] [Broché]

Bret Contreras MS CSCS , Kellie Davis
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2 avril 2013
This is not your run-of-the-mill fitness book. Developed by world-renowned gluteal expert Bret Contreras, Strong Curves offers an extensive fitness and nutrition guide for women seeking to improve their physique, function, strength, and mobility.

Contreras spent the last eighteen years researching and field-testing the best methods for building better butts and shapelier bodies. In Strong Curves, he offers the programs that have proven effective time and time again with his clients, allowing you to develop lean muscle, rounded glutes, and greater confidence.

Each page is packed with information decoding the female anatomy, providing a better understanding as to why most fitness programs fail to help women reach their goals. With a comprehensive nutritional guide and over 200 strength exercises, this book gets women off the treadmill and furnishes their drive to achieve strength, power, and sexy curves from head to toe.

Although the glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in the human body, they often go dormant due to lifestyle choices, leading to a flat, saggy bum. Strong Curves is the cure.

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Biographie de l'auteur

Bret Contreras, MS, CSCS, has established himself as the world's leading expert in gluteal muscle functioning and development. Known in the Strength & Conditioning industry as "The Glute Guy," Contreras continues on his quest to unravel the optimum training methods surrounding the gluteal muscles as he pursues his PhD in Sports Science at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.

A graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University, Kellie Davis turned to writing as a profession, with an emphasis on fitness and sports nutrition. She also assists clients in achieving optimum health and wellness as a certified personal trainer.

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  • Broché: 320 pages
  • Editeur : Victory Belt Publishing (2 avril 2013)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1936608642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936608645
  • Dimensions du produit: 28,1 x 19,7 x 2,2 cm
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 livre US 3 novembre 2013
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Bret contreras qu'on ne presente plus et son nouveau bouquin , auteur specialisé sur une partie anatomique tres importante dans le domaine sportif le "GLUTEUS MAXIMUS"....
Ici une orientation feminine presenté avec le modele fitness "Kellie Davis"
je recommande vivement ce bouquin
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Good information, needs an Index 21 avril 2013
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This book has a lot of great stuff- the workout plans and exercise guides offer lots of great information.

However, it would have been amazing if someone had taken the time to make an actual index for the "Exercise Index." Throughout the book there are great plans that list and picture workouts/exercises. However, to see the details of an exercise, or to see alternate exercises, one is simply instructed to refer to the detailed "Exercise Index." Pretty easy! Except.... the exercise index has no list of page numbers and exercises. You have to go through the entire thing to find the exercises (which are not in alphabetical order). It would have been amazingly easy to simply list the page number next to the exercise for reference, or even just to make a list or "table of contents" for the "Exercise Index." To make it more confusing, the exercises are referred to with names that are not exactly like those in the provided index, so you end up having to match the "photos" to find the exact pose. Also, the books says you can exchange one exercise with others if you don't have the equipment, just see the "Exercise Index" for alternate moves. However, the index never clearly gives alternates. Should one just choose from the entire category? Are they all interchangeable, or would one bodyweight exercise work better than others as a replacement? It's impossible to know because there is not any detailed or exact alternate exercise listed by each exercise in the index- the exercises themselves are just grouped together into sections (Glute Dominant, pull exercises, etc.) I can make due- by subbing one of the category, but it would be awesome if they gave specific exercise exchanges.

Organization is my only serious critique of the book so far, as I am just beginning the program. However, for a book geared toward all levels, even beginners, these issues need to be fixed. If I am missing this, and it is somewhere in the book, I'd love it if someone would share! I've read it cover to cover, which has helped clear up some categories, etc. But having to search the index and decide on my own replacements is time consuming.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Gorgeous Glutes, Better Body 4 avril 2013
Par Ajo Angel - Publié sur
Wow, how do I even start this review. First I'd like to mention that I'm not genetically gifted in the glute department. I love my body and am naturally thin, but I've always wanted a better butt. Earlier this year, I stumbled across Bret's blog, and learned about the barbell glute bridge and barbell hip thrust. I was hesitant, but having tried just about every method out there, including yoga, Pilates, spin, step, circuits, squats, lunges, and deadlifts, I decided I had nothing to lose by listening to Bret's advice. Fast-forward four months later - I've put 3 inches on my glutes, I have a great butt for the first time in my life, and my confidence and enjoyment in the gym is at an all-time high.

I'm a big believer in Bret's methods and I think that most women should be training in this fashion. That said, before Strong Curves, I realize I was just "winging it," and I didn't really understand how to design my workouts. I've been patiently waiting to receive my Strong Curves copy and proudly announce that I read it all in one day - all 300+ pages!

To say that I was blown away is an understatement. Bret and Kellie explain the science behind their methods in a manner that's easy to understand, they have workouts for all experience levels, and they've provided a template that I can use for life if need-be so I can continue to create my own workouts and incorporate variety to prevent boredom. The exercise index is phenomenal and extremely detailed, and they even have a glossary for some of the more technical terms which I appreciated.

Having purchased many of the female training books on the market, I must say that the overall design and format of the book are top-notch. In fact, I believe it's the most high-quality book I've purchased on strength training.

The authors included a strength chart to keep me focused on important strength goals, and the nutritional chapter taught me how to calculate my caloric intake and macronutrients so I can eat according to my goals. The book was written in a friendly manner that makes me feel close to the authors.

But the best part of this book is the reassurance that I will make my goals as long as I'm consistent and focused, and that I don't have to kill myself by being a slave in the gym or starving myself thin. I recommend this book to every woman (actually I know a lot of men who could benefit from focusing on their lower-half and glutes too) who desires a better body. The methods have already worked wonders for me, and I believe they will for you too.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Strong Review, for Strong Curves 3 avril 2013
Par Tony Gentilcore - Publié sur
Sadly, many women are under the impression that grabbing a barbell and lifting it off the ground will turn them into He-Man overnight, when in fact the opposite is true. Lifting weights will build a strong, lean, curvaceous body, not to mention offer a plethora of other benefits like an increased metabolism, more energy, more sex drive, decreased risk of osteoporosis, and an unlimited sense of self-assurance and confidence.

What I love most about the book is that it's not full of fluff and fillers. In every sense, the authors get right to the point and EDUCATE the reader on why the glutes are such a big deal. Maybe even more importantly, they do a fantastic job of empowering women and given them the nudge some may need to grab a barbell.....and lift some appreciable weight!

Thankfully, it's not like Bret and Kellie just tell women to go lift weights, but they SHOW them how to do so in a safe, effective, and time efficient manner. The entire book is filled with lovely (again, thank you Kellie Davis) pictures and exercise demonstrations, as well as detailed instructions on how to do everything from a glute bridge to a deadlift correctly.

What's more, no stone is left un-turned. There are sections on how to warm-up properly, nutrition, some anatomy talk for the uber nerds out there who like that sort of thing, and even a section for expectant mothers who are interested in doing the program as well.

Speaking of which, another major perk of the book is the programming itself. It's spectacular. Bret and Kellie came through BIG-TIME here. In all there are four programs included such as the Twelve Week Booty-Ful Beginners Program, the Twelve Week Gluteal Goddess Program for the Advanced Lifters, and even two programs that can be modified to do at home for those who don't have access to gym equipment.

I can't recommend this book enough, and it's a HUGE breath of fresh air compared to many (not all) of the similar books that go out of their way to hold women back, telling them not to lift anything above three lbs or advocating that they spend a lifetime on the cardio machines.

Bravo Bret and Kellie. Fantastic job!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Everything I Would Want for My Clients! 10 avril 2013
Par Joy Victoria - Publié sur
I figured I'd put my conclusion first in case someone doesn't get through reading this whole review:
WOMEN (from a woman who's a strength coach, and personal trainer) buy this book if you want help in getting that strong, beautiful, toned body you want and have spent quite a few (or more) frustrated days, weeks or years, trying to get! Take it from someone who's been working out since she was 15 and only started figuring it out for real a couple years ago. Save yourself time, money and stress with this book because Bret and Kellie bring you the complete package right here.

When Bret and Kellie's book arrived at my door, I was surprised at how thick and heavy it was. Once I cracked it open, I was again surprised at everything it included! Beautiful color photographs for every exercise, charts, program templates, and more. This is a book that will give you years of use. Kellie starts it out with her personal story from motherhood and frustration with her body to working with Bret and his guidance and expertise. I think just about every woman can resonate with her story on some level. As a mother and coach myself, I found myself nodding my head in agreement as Kellie described her journey with trying to change her body and find health and happiness in it.
The writing style is simple, clear and uncomplicated with explanations that allow you to grasp the science and physiology behind training and nutrition, without it going over your head. If one thing is lacking in the fitness industry, its educating people properly on the basics, and Bret and Kellie nail this. They tell you the why behind the what, and then the how! Not only will they explain what to do, but why its necessary. You can cut away what doesn't matter and focus on what does to get your best results in the shortest amount of time. That's as close as you will ever get to magic.

Another pleasant surprise was the chapter on diet and nutrition with what might be the simplest, fad-free endorsement for healthy eating ever in print! They break down the ins and outs of nutrition simply so that you can understand how your body uses food. They don't push any diet "style" and maintain an overall flexible approach to setting up a diet that you can maintain and enjoy while getting the progress you are looking for and which focuses on what matters MOST to getting the physique you want.

Moving onto the programs, I found myself itching to try some of the exercises out. Having worked out for so many years, and as a fairly competent lifter, I wasn't expecting to see anything really new. Not so. The excellent photos and form explanations had me running to tweak my form the next day, and throw in exercises I hadn't tried in awhile.
I can't thank Bret and Kellie enough for this book! It is one I plan to recommend to every woman and client that I communicate with and coach. It is truly is a blessing. It is thorough and thoughtful in its presentation and a bulls***-free resource to point people too. This is not just "another fitness book", this is GOLD. This is what any woman (or man even) should read before attempting to plow through the myriad of blogs, hearsay, forums, threads and articles out there about fitness. I daresay every trainer should be required to read this as well.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Very detailed 4 mai 2013
Par Kathleen A Morris - Publié sur
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Although the book is very well thought out and researched, it takes forever to wade through all the anatomy discussion before eventually getting to the exercises. If you are interested in the technical information, it is excellent.
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