Curso De Milagros From the research I’ve done, I’m convinced that lifting weights is way overrated, and that more useful strength and greater fitness can be developed through body-weight exercises. Not to mention that I like the idea of not paying for a gym membership, and not going there to exercise with a lot of other people.
I’d rather just get out of the chair in front of my computer and start exercising here in my work room, in my own comfortable clothes and bare feet.
So I hoped this book would help me come up with a long-term program for building my muscles without weights.
There is much to learn here, but I missed the day by day program.
The chapter on aerobic exercise is worth reading to debunk the myths that people believe — the photo of a marathon runner with love handles is funny. He also points out that long distance running is not the cardio cure that everyone thinks it is. Everybody should know about Jim Fixx by now — the jogging author who died while on a practice run. But Peterson mentions people dying in marathon races years before the recent death of three people in the Detroit marathon.
In the section on weightlifting he explains the dangers of this popular activity — should be read by everybody using weights to build their muscles up.
He describes his Transformetrics as a combination of four different types of exercise — Dynamic Visualized Resistance, Dynamic Self-Resistance, Isometric Contraction and Power Calisthenics.