As I have mentioned before, this is my year to get stronger.
Not only do I want to do unassisted pull ups, but I to ALL OVER strong!
I was lucky enough to get a copy of Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body and while I normally just don’t have time to read books, this one really caught my eye. It is a comprehensive guide to building a better body.
Not only does it include detailed workout plans (four 12-week glute-focused routines), which I so desperately need, it also includes detailed pictures of each specific exercise. (and modifications if necessary) It includes exercises you can do in the gym, but most of them are ones you can also do at home with minimal equipment. After reading through this book, (which I will definitely go back and read again!), I realized I do very few exercises specific to my glutes. I love walking lunges, but I really never do hip thrusts or glute bridges. After adding these exercises to my workouts, I am now MUCH more aware of “activating my glutes”.
I also love that it includes specific mobility exercises, including pictures. Again, that is an area of fitness that I sadly neglect so it’s important for me to have it right there in front of my face. (screaming DO THIS NOW!!!!)
In addition to all the awesome exercises, it includes nutrition advice, the science behind training, a list of what to buy for your home gym and SO much more! It is definitely a must have book for your fitness library. :)
Disclosure: I received an advanced copy of the book for review purposes. I was not paid for this post nor for my opinion. I am hoping that my glutes look as awesome as the cover sometime very soon!