- Reading level: 18+ years
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Penguin USA (6 April 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1573223867
- ISBN-13: 978-1573223867
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.5 x 23.6 cm
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Smart Girls Do Dumbbells: 30 Minutes, 30 Days, 30 Ways -- Develop the Leanest, Healthiest, Sexiest Body You've Ever Had Paperback – 6 Apr 2004
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About the Author
Judith Sherman-Wolin is a health fitness practitioner, educator, journalist, produced screenwriter and health fitness activist. She is the exercise specialist at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and is a contributor to MSNBC Health, Fitness magazine, and oncology.com. Ms. Sherman-Wolin has two children and lives, writers, and exercises in Brentwood, California.
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The one downside to the book (and the reason for only four stars) is that the book does not have information for advancing further in the weight lifting. If you want to keep lifting dumbbells, it's fine, but I'd also like to move into bar weights. While I don't expect the book to cover these as well, I do wish the author had made some further recommendations for continued weight lifting.
If you know a bit about weight training, then this book may be too simplistic for you. For example, the author chooses to stick with simple terms like "shoulders" instead of identifying which specific muscle in the shoulder region is being worked, e.g., Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Trapezius, etc.
However, the low-tech approach to using only dumbbells and a chair to build a better body surpasses most other weight training books I've seen. Plus, being geared towards a woman's body instead of a man's is another plus.
Because there is no index of which exercise is on which page, e.g. in the schedule it says "today we will do S1, A3, A5, A21 and R5", but then where can I find back the pages of those??
I have to end up photocopy the schedule and stick lots and lots of (at least 30) bookmarks to help me find the right set of exercise!
Great idea in the book, but with all these searching and flipping, I lost my interest!
If a detachable page of the 30 days schedule can be included with a systematic index with be of great help. And either more photos when introducing the exercise or simply add a DVD will make this book prefect!