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Your Body Revival is packed with simple, straight-talking encouragement, inspiration and motivation for permanent weight loss. Here Draper provides a common sense guide to building muscle and fitness -- packed with motivation and enthusiasm.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1 lbs.
Publisher On Target Publications
ISBN 1931046352 ISBN13 9781931046350
Reviews - What do customers think about Your Body Revival: Weight Loss Straight Talk?
It Really Works Jul 28, 2006
Please see the update below. I should have given this book 5 stars.
I generally like most of what Dave Draper writes and I do admire him. But this book had nothing to offer someone like me who knows most of what's to know about weight loss and bodybuilding. I did find the part where he puts little emphasis on aerobics of interest and do totally agree with that. Weights are far more important and should be given (excuse the pun) more weight.
His brief discussion on cholesterol was also of interest.
This book would be great for someone who doesn't have a lot of knowledge of weight lifting and who really doesn't know how to lose weight.
But if you do have this knowledge, there's not much to recommend the book in my opinion.
August 18, 2006
Because the important thing about a book is not how it's written or what you think you take away from it when you finish the last word and put it down, but rather what it's teachings or suggestions accomplish in your life, I offer this update to my original review.
Since I wrote this review I've lost 5 of 10 pounds I need to lose by using the basic teachings in the book. I've done no aerobics or what one would call cardio. I lift for about 20 minutes three time a week. I do a split routine: Chest and Back on Monday, Arms and Shoulders on Wednesday and Legs and Abs on Friday.
I don't do everything exactly as instructed in the book. For example, I can only stand tuna from the can once a week at best. But I do fix things like tuna and salmon patties done in a bit of olive oil. I also use my George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine for my main meal, which is lunch. I even do some potatoes in olive oil on the grill. Dave Draper may not approve but it works for me and I've got to have a bit of food that appeals to me.
I also added 200 more calories to my daily diet that CalorieKing gives me. I wasn't losing when I cut too many calories. This is also in the book. Take it to heart.
By the way, a 20-minute weightlifting session burns around 200 calories. And the great thing is that it keeps burning for days! Even while you sleep. I can live with that.
I think each person has to adjust things to his or her own needs and likes. But I can attest that by following the basic tenets in this book you can lose weight at a pretty good clip. And you can do it without aerobics or running or all those things that are hard on knees, especially as we age. At the same time, you can give your cardiovascular system a workout by taking little or no rest between exercises and sets. Believe me on this one!
And you'll lose weight without a drastic cut in calories.
As a side note let me tell you what happened this morning. I woke up with one of my migraines. I just about had decided not to work out. But I figured it couldn't make me feel worse. So I did. Guess what? My headache was gone at the end of the workout! They usually last 4 days.
Now was that due to the workout? I don't know and I'm not trying to make a claim here. I'm just stating a fact. There may or may not be a correlation. But it makes me wonder.
Will keep you updated.
Tells it like it is...or could be! Sep 18, 2003
This is a great book for those who need some motivation to get up and start taking better care. I call it the "mean book" because Dave doesn't sugar coat anything. The dangers of our increasingly sedentary life are clearly outlined. Some of the information is redundant, but this communicates his very strong feelings about eating right and exercise. If you are willing to read the book, then you are willing to do something about your health. It is a book for beginners, not for advanced lifters. The diet and exercise recommendations are beginner level, but there is a wealth of information, books and websites in the appendix that is worth the price of the book alone! And you can take the basic information and tailor it to your individual needs. Getting in shape isn't easy, but this book is a good starting point. After reading this, and doing a lot of highlighting, I'm inspired to jumpstart my fitness regime! Go for it!
Written by someone who knows about fat loss May 28, 2003
Those of us who where training back in the mid 1960's remember the transformation of Dave Draper from a over bulked, almost fat guy to a ripped blonde adonis who more than held his own with Arnold, Oliva and beat guys like Franco Columbu and Ricky Wayne.
Draper's program is no secret to those of us who were around in the 60's. It is a high protein and water diet; protein coming from tuna and other low fat, high protein sources.
The fact that it is low fat would make it more desireable than say the Atkins diet which is very popular and a high protein diet that is high in fat.
This program will trim you down and get you cut up like you wouldn't believe.
Isn't it interesting that the old methods are coming back and popular again?
High protein, low carbs. The weigh to go.
Just look what it did for Draper!
The only thing that ever worked for me.... Mar 6, 2003
...is Dave Draper's tuna and water diet. Twelve pounds off in two weeks, losses continuing, energy level high, all poundages in the gym going waaaaaay up. The man is a genius, and a great guy. His writing clearly reveals that he is dedicated to helping all of us to better health.
Revival is Aptly Named Jul 18, 2002
Dave Draper's new book, Your Body Revival, is as elegant and powerful as its cover design. Dave has never embraced the merely fashionable, always living the lifestyle his own body reflects. Even in the gawdy presence of infomercial gadgetry and magazine puffery, he walks his own path: modern bodybuilding and the Draper lifestyle are merely coincidental. What he teaches is passion, not fashion.
Like the best coaches, Dave Draper enthusiastically conveys his subject matter to his needing charges, betraying the love he has for both. I don't say that lightly. Dave really wants to see hurting people change, and his instruments of change are as solid as a barbell plate. He doesn't just advocate a way of eating, he explores it for the reader's benefit. He doesn't just say that using weights to change one's body is the way to go, he tells you why. And, just as important, how.
Most of all, Draper's book is a call to a lifestyle, not just a change in one compartment of the reader's life. He's lived the values he promotes, and he demonstrates how adopting them as unchangeable, as part of your very foundation, brings you the kind of mastery over your life that results in joy.
Your Body Revival is aptly named, because the new person you are hoping to become isn't going to be handed to you. That new person is going to awaken -- inside you. Dave Draper knows it, because he's lived it. And now, he'll show you how it's done.