Manhattan fitness trainer and wellness coach Kirsch (Sound Mind, Sound Body) has expertly sculpted the bodies of Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista and worked his fitness miracles on ABC's Extreme Makeover. Now he tends to readers seeking a fast way to slim down before that big wedding or bikini season. Normally, Hirsch says, he eschews "get fit quick" schemes, but he claims his combined focus on mind, body, nutrition and exercise will help followers shed unwanted pounds in just 14 days. Make no mistake, however: the regimen is strict ("when you are looking for extreme results you must make extreme sacrifices"), and one must be in fairly good shape even to attempt it (the author includes a pre-program to get readers ready). In addition to a rigorous, cardio-sculpting workout—90 minutes daily, using a stability ball, medicine ball and lightweight dumbbells (photos of the moves included)—Kirsch provides a nutrition plan that prohibits alcohol and limits carbs and unhealthy fats. For those who don't consider a protein shake a sufficient meal, he suggests "real food," such as egg whites, salad and lean proteins, and includes such tempting recipes as Roasted Red Pepper Frittata, Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry, and Turkey and Spinach Burgers. Kirsch's plan requires "150 percent" commitment, but those desiring near-instant gratification will no doubt be rewarded. The real payoff, Hirsch concludes, is that by maintaining the basic principles even after the initial two weeks (though somewhat toning down the regimen), his followers will be healthy and trim for life.
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A fast and proven two -week program for the ultimate body transformation
David Kirsch, personal trainer and a fitness guru of the TV show "Extreme Makeover," has whipped into shape some of the most famous bodies in America. Supermodels Heidi Klum and Linda Evangelista, as well as celebrities such as Liv Tyler, have turned to David Kirsch for his foolproof training regimen when they needed to get to their level of optimum fitness--fast. Now in The Ultimate New York Body Plan, Kirsch shows you how to burn fat and get fit in only two weeks--just in time for that class reunion or anniversary cruise.
This program includes:
- Easy-to-master lessons on which body parts to target and get the shape you want
- A customized "ABCDEF" diet--banning alcohol, bread, starchy carbs, dairy, extra sweets, fruits, and most fats--with delicious recipes and menus
- A high-powered exercise plan combining fat-burning moves with cardio-sculpting workouts
- The fastest way to build muscle mass and boost metabolism