Deep Fitness



Sports and Martial Arts

Philip Shepherd

North Atlantic

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Page Count: 224
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The Mindful, Science-Based Strength-Training Method to Transform Your Well-Being in 30 Minutes a Week

An empirically-based strength-training program that’s simple, quick, and maximizes results while increasing enjoyment.

Deep Fitness shows us that 30-minutes of focused and intensive resistance training sessions done as little as once or twice a week can have an enormous effect on our health, sense of well-being, and longevity. What’s more, clinical studies have shown that short, focused strength-training routines are actually more effective than hours of aerobic workouts–a fact long-known by health professionals but only now coming to the attention of the general public.

Authors Philip Shepherd and Andrei Yakovenko have designed a revolutionary workout technology known as Mindful Strength Training to Failure(TM) (MSTF). Similar to high-intensity interval training, users choose
from a variety of resistance sources: barbells, kettlebells, machines, elastic band, or individual body weight. MSTF targets specific muscle groups, working them slowly to the point of momentary muscle failure. With proper resistance, sets can be done in as little as two minutes, and do not require repetition. MSTF is also an embodied routine, incorporating mindfulness techniques developed by Shepherd over the past 20 years that have been shown to boost dopamine levels and enhance workout enjoyment.

With over a dozen of illustrated exercises that can be done at home or the gym, Deep Fitness is the perfect book for all types of readers, from professional athletes to anyone who cares about their health but faces the crunch of a busy life. The controlled pace of the workout routines also make it ideal for older adults as well as those managing injuries.

NEW CLINICAL FINDINGS: Contrary to the popular opinion that aerobic exercise is what’s best for our bodies, research shows that in fact strength training is the single most important activity you can undertake to support your health for as long as you live. While these findings are known to specialists, they aren’t yet familiar to the broader public. MSTF is the perfect expression of this diverse research.

DESIGNED FOR BUSY LIVES: The routines described in this book require a half hour, 1-2 times a week. It is much more time efficient when compared to spending hours sweating on the treadmill. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week to achieve baseline standard health. MSTF takes just 30 minutes per week!


Philip Shepherd

PHILIP SHEPHERD is recognized as a leader in the global embodiment movement. He is the creator of The Embodied Present Process(TM) (TEPP), a modality that uniquely combines the two resources necessary for embodiment: effective practices (TEPP has over a hundred), and a deep understanding of our culture's blind spots, which tend to keep us in our heads. TEPP is based on Shepherd's two books - Radical Wholeness and New Self, New World - and his forty years' experience teaching embodiment techniques. He currently travels the world sharing workshops, and running year-long Facilitators Trainings with his co-director and wife Allyson Woodrooffe. ANDREI YAKOVENKO is the founder of New Element Training and the creator of the NET Method training, which took him years of practical experience and multidisciplinary exploration of various scientific fields to develop. The NET method is the foundation of the book. Yakovenko holds an Honors B.Sc. degree from University of Toronto.
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