Hollis Lance Liebman has been a fitness magazine editor and national bodybuilding champion and is currently a fitness trainer for some of Hollywood's elite. Previous books include Anatomy of Exercise for 50+: A Trainer's Guide to Staying Fit Over Fifty. His web site is www.holliswashere.com.
Guides readers through exercise regimens designed to keep you strong, flexible and heart-healthy for the long haul. Minimal gear is required: a set of dumbbells and hand weights, an exercise ball and resistance bands. Mr. Liebman, who is also a personal trainer, recommends yoga moves and range-of-motion stretches, cardio, resistance and core-strength workouts to build mobility and balance. Detailed instructions and illustrations show how to perform each exercise properly, avoiding strain or injury. For each exercise, the benefits are explained (building endurance or increasing coordination, for instance), the target area revealed (such as back or abdominals) and caveats are issued when a workout isn't advisable because of a particular condition, weakness or injury. He provides the tools to customize workouts to fit your particular goals. His training mantra: It's never too late to start-and it's never too early, either.--Diane Cole"Wall Street Journal" (11/29/2015)