Pushing Yourself to Power

Pushing Yourself to Power

ISBN: 1-932458-01-8
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Based on the most effective and comprehensive strength and fitness system ever taught, Pushing Yourself to Power provides you with everything you need to achieve your natural, God-given strength and fitness potential. Whether you simply desire to slim down and shape up, or your ultimate goal is to build your maximum, all-around functional strength, athletic fitness, and natural muscularity, Pushing Yourself to Power offers complete training strategies specifically tailored to your goals.

Author and internationally renowned strength and conditioning coach John e. Peterson shows you how to use the world’s oldest, most reliable, and effective strength-training exercises to create the superior physique, strength, stamina, and power you’ve always dreamed of having.

Whether you’re a beginner or a world-class athlete, you’ll find complete training strategies to take you from where you are today to where you want to be in the future. Precisely illustrated with hundreds of detailed photos, you’ll see clearly how to perform every exercise in all its variations.

If you’re looking for a complete exercise system that will give you the results you’ve always dreamed of, does not require a gym or expensive exercise equipment, and can be done anytime and anyplace—Pushing Yourself to Power is for you!

About John e. Peterson:

JOHN PETERSON, internationally renowned strength and fitness coach and creator of the Transformetrics™ Training System, knows the painful reality of struggling to overcome physical adversity. At the age of four John was a victim of the dreaded disease polio, which left him with horribly misshapen legs that doctors were forced to break and reset—all without anesthesia for the ...

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Tyler Hass
Tyler Hass wrote...
"Best book for Overall Health and Fitness"
Nov 26 2003
Pushing Yourself to Power is not just another exercise book, but rather a total health and fitness package. It is comprehensive and includes top notch information drawn from ...
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... the wisdom of the healthy strongmen of the past. There are a lot of health and fitness books out there, but most of them take a very soft approach. John is not one of those "fat, enlightened looking" guru types. He can perform handstand pushups between chairs with a weight vest on, standing ab wheels for high reps, 30+ pullups and has a GQ physique to boot. Oh, and he's 50 years old! His book is composed of bodyweight exercises, but he has a unique and intelligent spin on this theme. He incorporates three types of exercises into his program, Dynamic Visualized Resistance, Dynamic Self Resistance and Power Calisthenics. I particularly like the way Dynamic Visualized Resistance exercises are intelligently incorporated into this program.

Believe me, I am not a big fan of most bodyweight exercise programs, but I am a fan of this one. It is straight forward and comprehensive. I have personally gotten stronger as a result of incorporating John Peterson's ideas into my training. For the price, this book is a great investment!

A Customer
A Customer wrote...
"My Favorite Fitness Book"
Nov 03 2003
Having purchased many books on exercise (Matt Furey, Pavel Tsatsouline, Mark DeLisle and a host of others) I can say without a doubt this is my favorite. I was attracted to the ...
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... book by the fact that the author is about 50 and looks to be in excellent shape. That he practises what he preaches is evident. I am 52 and just want to get into decent shape. I am not impressed by 24 year old body builders. Anybody can look good when they are young and spend hours at the gym, but show me an older man with responsibilities who is still in excellent shape and is functionally fit, and then I will be impressed. This book will not appeal to anyone wishing brag about how much he can bench, show off his "guns", or look like a reptile on steroids, but it gives all of the bodyweight, dynamic tension and flexibilty exercises one needs to develop a lean, fit, muscular, functional and healthy body. I have been using this program for several weeks with none of the injuries I usually sustain while lifting heavy weights. I also like Matt Furey's books and tapes, but I find this book contains more information at less cost (in fact it contains more information than most of the fitness books I own put together). I also enjoyed the beginning chapters of this book with the bios of earlier strongmen such as Charles Atlas, Woody Strode and Earl Liederman and others. These chapters are inspirational and show that one can become strong without heavy weights. I'm not too sure of the author's views on nutrition and I'm not to keen on his take on religion, but otherwise this book is excellent. It will save you from buying many other exercise books that will just collect dust on your bookshelf.

A Customer
A Customer wrote...
"Best Fitness Book on the market!!!"
Nov 07 2003
All in all this is the best fitness book that mixes Calisthenics with Isotonic, Isometric, and old style conditioning. A great value for the money. By far this is the best book ...
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... for beginners that I've ever seen. Very motivationg book. That realizes that people are different sizes and have different leverages. Good Q&A's after every lesson. Great Nutritional Advice. Good goal setting and health advice in lesson 3. I Highly Recommend This Book.

Stephen Tobey
Stephen Tobey wrote...
"A new look at some old exercise techniques"
Oct 18 2003
This is one of the few fitness books (especially those dealing with bodyweight training) that really can be used by anyone of any fitness level. Can't do a pushup or a chinup? ...
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... No big deal, John has a workout that can allow you to build up strength until you can handle your own bodyweight. On the other end of the spectrum, he presents several ways that you can continue to challenge yourself through a lifetime of working out without ever having to go to a gym or buy special equipment.

The exercises John teaches have been around for years and since the old Charles Atlas stuff (a big part of these workouts) went out of fashion at least a quarter century ago, many of us have never heard of some of these techniques.

While the workouts haven't been mainstream for a generation or so, the nutrition advice is pretty much in line with what most registered dieticians would recommend. It's not a low carb diet, but an approach that will allow you to shed fat and provide enough energy for your workouts.

It's a good, entertaining read and the workouts are definitely worth a try.

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