Ditch Gym Equipment for Good With this New Fitness Book
You can get fit in your living room using Adam Rosante's 'The 30-Second Body' book, out today.
When Adam Rosante, trainer and C9 Champion ambassador, had the opportunity to make his first book a hard cover, he declined. This is because he wanted to make sure folks could roll up The 30-Second Body and stash it in their gym bags or take it on the road. Rosante has always advocated for making fitness accessible—after all, he founded The People's Bootcamp, a class operating on a pay-what-you-can model unlike its pricey boutique fitness contemporaries. His new book is written with the same attitude. You get no nonsense, simple, equipment-free routines anyone can follow no matter what fitness level you're at.
The 30-Second Body includes a catalog of body weight exercises, completed in 30-second intervals, that you can build routines with. If you want to lose fat quickly, amp up your metabolism, build muscle and never spend another day suffering for an hour on the treadmill, this book is for you.
I had the chance to preview what the book has to offer when I did a workout with the Rosante. Within five minutes I was sweating, panting and definitely feeling the burn. It takes me longer to apply liquid eyeliner than it did to get my heart rate up to its fat-burning zone.
It only took three days to finish the book cover to cover and trust me, it is more than a list of exercises. The book has a holistic approach to fitness, with thorough, common sense tips for nutrition, having the right mindset and goal-setting.
As someone who reads plenty of fitness writing, it was refreshing to read something gimmick-free and easy to understand and remember ("good food goes bad," for instance, is a saying from the book I now keep repeating to myself whenever I start eyeing processed sweets.)
Get Rosante's book ($12) here, and try out the exact five-minute routine we did with him, below!
Do as many reps as you can within 30 seconds for each exercise. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat.
Stand with your feet together, arms raised overhead at shoulder width. Hop the feet apart to drop down into a low squat and touch the floor just behind your ankles. Explosively return to the starting position. Repeat.
Assume a push-up position with wrists directly below the shoulders. Slowly lower the left forearm to the floor, elbow directly below the shoulder, and then the right. Return, one hand at a time, to the top of a push-up position. Continue lowering and raising.
low plank knees
Assume a low plank position, forearms on the floor with elbows directly below shoulders. Pike your hips and drive your right knee toward your face and return to start. Repeat the motion on the opposite side. Continue alternating.
Stand with feet together. Bend the knees and push the hips back into a low squat, contracting your core and drawing your arms in to the center of your body. Pause only briefly at the bottom of the movement and exposively jump as high as you can, extending arms and legs to form an X. Land softly and repeat.