Health and fitness experts have long trumpeted the importance of strength training to lose weight and tone trouble spots for a top-notch physique. But many women have been intimidated by the time and equipment needed to reap these benefits. Now, Preventionhas brought together top fitness experts and the latest scientific research to create an eight-week success program that's been proven to be up to three times more effective than traditional weight training. Preventionpartnered with Ithaca College in a strength-training study combining dumbbells and resistance bands in an easy and effective body-sculpting workout. And Fastest Way to Sculptcomes equipped with an easy-to-follow cardio routine and an optional (yet optimal) eating plan to help readers tighten trouble areas while simultaneously shedding pounds and boosting energyin just 30 minutes a day! Thisachievable plan fits into anyone's schedule and can be done at home or on the go.
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie is an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer and a regular writer and editor for magazines like Prevention, Self, Fitness, and Runner’s World. She lives in Syracuse, NY.
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