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Body For Life

12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Fitness Forever

by Bill Phillips

Body For Life
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    Jun 1999, 203 pages

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The principles of the Body-for-Life Program are surprisingly simple but remarkably powerful - achieve results in as little as 12 weeks.

Mention the name Bill Phillips, to any of the people he's helped transform and you will see their faces light up with appreciation and respect. These people include:

  • Hundreds of thousands of men and women who read his magazine for guidance and straight-forward information about exercise, nutrition, and living with strength.
  • Elite professional athletes--among them John Elway, Karl Malone, and Mike Piazza, and Terrell Davis--who have turned to Phillips for clear-cut information to enhance their energy and performance.
  • People once plagued by obesity, alcoholism, and life-threatening ailments who accepted a personal challenge from Phillips and, with his help, have regained control of their bodies and their lives.

When you begin to apply the information in this book, you will be proving to yourself that astounding changes are within your grasp too. And, you will discover Body-for-Life is much more than a book about physical fitness--it's a gateway to a new and better life--a life of rewarding and fulfilling moments, perhaps more spectacular than you've ever dared to dream before.

Within 12 weeks, you too are going to know--not believe, but know--that the transformation you've created with your body is merely an example of the power you have to transform everything else in your world.

In language that is vivid and down-to-earth, Bill Phillips guides you, step by step, through the integrated Body-for-Life Program, which reveals:

  • How to lose fat and increase your strength by exercising less, not more;
  • How to tap into an endless source of energy by living with the Power MindsetTM;
  • How to create more time for everything meaningful in your life;
  • How to trade hours of aerobics for minutes of weight training--with dramatic results;
  • How to make continual progress by using the High-Point TechniqueTM;
  • How thousands of ordinary people have now become extraordinary and how you can, too;
  • How to gain control of your body and life, once and for all.

The principles of the Body-for-Life Program are surprisingly simple but remarkably powerful. So allow yourself to experience the force of the information in this book--allow yourself to take your mind, your body, your life to a higher point than you may have ever dreamed you could. All in as little as 12 weeks.

The Breakthrough

When you gain control of your body
you will gain control of your LIFE.

A couple of years ago, I attended a fitness convention in Atlanta. It's one of only a few industry trade shows I attend, and therefore, it's one of the only times I come face-to-face with a large number of my readers at once. During the course of that weekend, hundreds of men and women who introduced themselves as avid followers of my magazine came up to shake my hand and chat. What struck me most about the entire experience--what absolutely floored me--was how strikingly out of shape many of these people were.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed meeting all these folks, many of whom had been reading my work for years. I even recognized a lot of their names. That weekend I think I met about 600 of my students. Maybe 80 of them looked fit and strong, but the others, who had been receiving the same information on exercise and nutrition, looked like . . . well, like they never had the ...

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Author Blurb John Elway Two-Time NFL World Champion
I admire Bill Phillips because he believes so much in what he's doing, and he's helped so many people, including me. The time I've spent with Bill over the last couple years has been tremendous for me. I feel better mentally and physically. I believe the more his message gets out, the better off everybody's going to be.

Author Blurb Hank Johnson, Age 39 NASA Space Shuttle Engineer; Cape Canaveral, Florida
While going through Bill Phillips' program, the physical changes I experienced were just the 'tip of the iceberg' for the changes in my mind-set. It empowered me and opened my eyes to the possibilities of change in all areas of my life.

Author Blurb Fred and RenĂ©e Scurti, ages 38 and 35. Sales Manager and Homemaker; Parker, Colorado
When we discovered Bill Phillips, we realized we had been confronted with a simple decision, 'Change our lives or dig our own grave with a fork and knife.' After a few weeks on the program, our bodies were changing, but more than that, our relationship, our lives were changing.

Author Blurb Russell Simpson, M.D., age 47 Physician; Huntsville, Alabama
After completing the 12-week program, I not only achieved my physical goals, I rediscovered passion in my life. This became the primary driving force behind my success. I've become the person I've always wanted to be.

Author Blurb Christy Hammons, Age 24 Accountant; Lexington, Kentucky
When I first read about Bill's program, I felt a sense of hope I hadn't felt before. I was inspired to take the first crucial step--I decided to change. Within weeks, I felt better, I looked better, and people started to notice. After 12 weeks, I lost 30 pounds, 3 inches off my waist, 4 inches off my hips, and dropped 3 sizes. My life couldn't be better. I'm not settling for mediocrity ever again.

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Freddy Paul Privett

Body for life by Bill Phillips, field tested review.
This book is nothing short of life changing. Using the principles in this book not only changed my body and my health but it changed my life for the better in more ways than I could have ever imagined. It made me a better person not just on the ...   Read More

Russell G

A complete work out with dumbells, no spotter and under a hour! I love this work out !

Kim

1 year on this plan. Went from size 10 to size 6/4. He gives you Sunday off...eat what you want. I probably cheat 48 hours of the week. And still had these results. My weight only dropped 8 pounds, but I'm toned and down the dress sizes. Sweet...   Read More

Le-Anne

The book, the diet and the workout are all fantastic, but you must stick to the routine. Anyone who disagrees simply hasn't tried it out or isn't desperate enough to lose those bulges.

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