Saturday, January 9, 2010

TOTALLY TONED ARMS: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
TOTALLY TONED ARMS

BY RYLAN DUGGAN

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Once Barack Obama joined the presidential race and attended events with wife at his side, the media, bloggers, and people everywhere started buzzing about Michelle's toned arms--and asking how on earth she does it. Even at the Presidential Inauguration, much of the talk was about Michelle's amazing arms.

Media outlets from GMA to CNN to MSNBC have covered the story, inspiring women across the country to call their personal trainers and say, "I want Obama arms!"
Certified personal trainer Rylan Duggan, creator of the successful (and pricey, at $70 each!) e-book series Go Sleeveless!, constantly gets calls from clients and reporters asking for the training secrets behind Michelle's arms. Duggan is the expert quoted in much of this coverage, and in FIGHT ARM FLAB, he offers his 21-day program to get those sleek and sexy arms.

In this low-priced paperback, Duggan reveals the program (combining strength training and cardio) including a 7-day jumpstart maintenance plan, and essential diet secrets designed to shed fat and reveal toned muscle, plus 50-60 black and white photos throughout to illustrate. This is a simple program that anyone can do, no matter what their fitness level, at home and with little equipment. With this series of 25 easy exercises, anyone can have Obama arms--in a matter of weeks!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

‘Coach Rylan’ was born and raised in a small town in rural British Columbia where he spent his youth working on the family farm in his spare time.

However, even with all the hard physical labor of farm life, Rylan struggled with his weight throughout his childhood and teens. Turning his frustration into a challenge, he went back to school to pursue a degree in Human Kinetics.

Today Rylan draws on his education and first hand experience to transform the bodies of his clients at Adonis Fitness, his personal training studio in Vernon, British Columbia. In addition to Totally Toned Arms, is also the author of the internationally best selling Go Sleeveless System.

REVIEW:

Rylan Duggan has written a book to help with those pesky arms that cause many of us to not wear sleeveless tops. How to get your arms nice and toned, or as we have seen most recently, like the First Lady Michelle Obama's arms, is revealed in this book. The best part is the book is short and does not waste your time with theory and scientific facts that tend to bore most people who just want to get to the exercise when they are ready to work out. That's not to say it isn't good to know something about why ones arms aren't in shape and that is addressed briefly but not to the point you give up before you start.

Coach Rylan uses practical and easy to follow directions on how to do the exercises and tone your arms. The book helps you to stick to a good exercise plan as it is organized in a way that makes sense. He gives you chapters you can read through as well as refer back to easily according to what questions you might have. There are chapters on Strength Training so that you can actually treat your arms in a healthy way by making them stronger and keep you from having any accidents. There is also part about Cardiovascular Training which overall helps the body but Duggan explains to you about what to do to gear it toward your arms in particular. The Nutrition section is very helpful and interesting in finding out what kind of foods to avoid and what kinds to eat more of. A 21-Day program is outlined so that literally in 3 weeks you can see results and then the Maintenance Plan helps you to keep your arms in shape. The 5 sections not only are good for your arms but for overall fitness. I would like to say I am living proof but can't yet...will tell you that I have started the program and if I can stick with it like I have now for the first few days, ANYONE can. Isn't your health, and for that matter your looks, worth the 21 days and a little bit of good reading as well? Hopefully, I will be bragging about my "first lady" arms soon!

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
5 COPIES OF THIS SUPER BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!


RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU LEARNED ABOUT THE BOOK FROM LISTENING TO THE VIDEO BY RYLAN DUGGAN

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT WEARING SLEEVELESS TOPS WHEN THE WEATHER ALLOWS AND IF YOU THINK THIS BOOK WOULD HELP YOU.

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK FOR ME TO FOLLOW HERE.


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT 6 PM, EST,
JANUARY 15 FOR THIS BOOK!


HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO
ENTERED DURING THE BLOGIVERSARY
WEEKEND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE
GRAND PRIZE TO COME ON JANUARY 16...
THAT IS THEY WIN ALL 12 BOOKS

NOTE: BLOGIVERSARY WEEKEND
GRAND PRIZE ELIGIBILITY IS OVER!

BUT YOU CAN STILL WIN THIS BOOK!

77 comments:

Benita said...

I learned it's really important to strengthen your arms. There are cardiovascular exercises as well, but strength is extremely important to get totally toned arms.

Gosh, do I need this book!


bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

Well, I don't generally wear sleeveless tops outside of the house. Certainly, if I didn't have waving arms, I'd most assuredly wear them. That's where this book comes into play. I'm sure it would help.


bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

DarcyO said...

I learned that the book is not just for your arms, but for your whole body.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

Well, my arms are pretty flabby, so they don't look good in sleeveless shirts.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Anonymous said...

I learned that even though the book has fewer than 200 pages, it is a "meat and potatoes" guide to getting sculpted, sexy arms. Yay!

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

elaing8 said...

I learned the book is not just about your arms but a total body sculpting plan

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this a book I could really use because I am much too self-conscious about my less-than-toned arms to wear sleeveless tops, no matter what the weather is like.

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

elaing8 said...

I do wear alot of sleeveless shirts in the summer.And my arms are not as toned as I'd like,so I think this book would help me achieve that.
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

elaing8 said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/7562644195

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Anonymous said...

I learned that the bookstores now selling this book include Barnes & Noble, Borders, amazon.com, and amazon.ca and that some bookstores are already sold out.

Donna
dlhaley@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to wear sleeveless tops like my 21-year-old daughter but I wouldn't want to scare the neighbors!

Donna
dlhaley@hotmail.com

Mary said...

I learned that he includes nutritional information in the book.

meah56 at gmail dot com

Mary said...

If I go sleeveless, it's out of necessity. My arms need definition (to put it mildly). :D

meah56 at gmail dot com

Mary said...

I blogged on my sidebar giveaways:
http://bookfan-mary.blogspot.com

meah56 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

can be done in home with little or no equipment.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I wear sleeveless tops all summer long. I need more toning and definition but my arms aren't too bad really for my age.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

I learned that it is a total body plan.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I love to wear sleeveless tops because it is hot here in the summer. But, I am getting very self-conscious about my arms.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Linda Henderson said...

I learned that you can use this regardless of age or fitness level.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I usually won't wear sleeveless shirts because I do have flabby arms. Short sleeve is usually as far as I go.

seriousreader at live dot com

rubynreba said...

The book helps your whole body.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

I don't wear sleeveless unless I am working in my flower garden!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Anonymous said...

I learned it is a how to manual in 21 days, not a lot of extra reading.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I don't mind wearing sleeveless until I have to hold my arm out! I'm sure the book will help!

Jessica said...

Learned he wanted to create a manual to get great arms no matter the equipment you have which I think is great because we don't all have a gym to go to.

jessica(at)fan(dot)com

Lacey said...

I learned it only takes 21 days with minimal equipment at home to get toned arms.

Lacey914@sbcglobal.net

Jessica said...

+ 1 I'm still young so no flabby arm problems for me however I have no tone so yes for sure the book would be a big help.

jessica(at)fan(dot)com

Lacey said...

I love wearing sleeveless tops and I'm always looking for ways to tone up me arms.

Lacey914@sbcglobal.net

Lacey said...

http://twitter.com/HtxAstrosFan/status/7581502692

tweet!!

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Pricilla said...

The book is a total body plan - not just arms.
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

Pricilla said...

I go sleeveless. I am 50 I don't care.
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

Alyce said...

I learned that the book is not just about toning the arms, but toning the body and eating right.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I'm not that self-conscious about my arms, but I do want to keep them toned. My arms used to be much more toned than they are now (from lifting my little ones all the time). Now I don't have to lift them (and can't really because they're so big), so I don't have that constant arm exercise.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

MiscMayzee said...

I like that he states that the book is meat and potatoes -- focused on the work not on the science or a lot of extra discourse.

ashleymaymott(at)aol.com

MiscMayzee said...

I get your e-mail updates.

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amanda18228 said...

I learned that this book gets right into the exercises and doesn't spend a lot of time on theory and stuff.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

thetruebookaddict said...

The book is strictly a how-to manual and you get down to work immediately.

Sounds like a great plan!

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

thetruebookaddict said...

Have not worn sleeveless tops in public for years! I do think this book would help me. I'm willing to try anything at this point...LOL!

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

sharon54220 said...

The book is meat & potatoes, only 200 pages, and you can not only work on your arms but also the rest of your body.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I do wear sleeveless tops when it warrants, and I do have flabby arms. But I also like to be comfortable.

Yes, this book would help.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Angie said...

I have always been self conscious about my "hi Helens." I read a book (don't remember the name) where a character raised her arms to wave at her nighbor Helen and the flab under her arm jiggled back and forth. Since then I have always called the jiggly part my "Hi Helens!" I think I could definitely use this book!

nfmgirl said...

I learned that the book is under 200 pages, and is supposed to have something for all levels. I also could tell by his accent that he's Canadian!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I am totally comfortable wearing sleeveless tops, even though my arms aren't toned. I'm just not very self-conscious!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-1-09-10.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

booklover0226 said...

The book does not focus on just the arms but the whole body.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 At gmail dot com

booklover0226 said...

I don't wear sleeveless tops so yes, I think this book might help me.. if I follow it!

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 At gmail dot com

Wickdogg said...

I like that it takes in to account your whole body and not just your arms

wickdogg AT gmail dot com

Wickdogg said...

I do wear sleeveless but am not as comfortable in them

wickdogg AT gmail dot com

Renee said...

Generally I don't wear sleeveless tops regardless of the shape of my arms. I prefer to lean more toward modest

Elie said...

+1 I learned this book helps with your whole body, not just your arms-bonus!
+1 I do wear sleeveless, but I can always use some extra toning.

zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom
Elie (Ellz Readz)

Wendy said...

I learned that strength training is helpful for avoiding accidents!


Thanks for the entry!

Wendy
wendysfictionaddiction(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

I am so uncomfortable about the condition of my arms, that I won't wear sleeveless shirts or dresses! :( This program would work wonders to improve the overall look and strength of my arms.

I can't believe she's been on Ellen 23 times!!

Thanks for the entry!

Wendy
wendysfictionaddiction(at)gmail(dot)com

Marie said...

This book must be really popular already because Amazon.ca has sold out and the book is back ordered. I also learned that it doesn't focus on theory; it is a how-to manual.

mparke[at]mts[dot]net

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Marie said...

I sometimes go sleeveless around the house and rarely outside around the house, but I'd never leave the yard! I'd love to use this book so I wouldn't be so embarrassed about my chubby, flabby arms.

mparke[at]mts[dot]net

I deleted my previous commment because I forgot my email address. ;)

Kaye said...

21 days, hmm not sure but that would be a tall order for me. I think it might take 21 +100 days. I like the way he says there is no filler in the book. It's all essential.

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Kaye said...

I never ever wear sleeveless in public. Yow, too scary.

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I learned that you can get him to sign your book, if you'd like.

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

CherylS22 said...

I learned that the book is strictly a how to manual & will help you achieve toned & sexy arms in 21 days. I also heard on the video that the book provides a total body sculpting plan including nutrition.

Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I never wear sleeveless tops in public. However, I wear them around the house all the time during the summer.

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I wear sleeveless tops in the summer because it's just too darn hot outside for me. I accept the fact that my arms are pretty enough for them but hey, they only one I need to worry about liking them is dear ole Hubby.

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

Sam said...

In the video I learned that this book is not just about getting sexy toned arms there is also a whole body sculpting plan which makes this book very useful in order to get your body in shape!

Fourevermandm@aol.com

Sam said...

Right now in my life I hate wearing sleeveless shirts and tanktops because of my arms but if this book works like its says it does! This summer will be totally different!!

Fourevermandm@aol.com

Sam said...

Tweeted about this exercise book giveaway!!
http://twitter.com/PastryChefSam

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traveler said...

Cardio is important as well as strength training. love this book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I wear sleeveless all summer since it is hot here and I need the comfort of sleeveless tops. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Edna said...

please enter me into your contest


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etirv said...

I learned that the exercises in this book can be done regardless of age!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I never wear sleeveless tops!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancye said...

I learned that this book has a guide for eating nutritiously. I also learned that you don't have to have any fancy equipment to complete this program.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I probably don't look that great in a sleevless top but I'm at the stage in my life where I don't care what other people think about me. Sounds kind of snobby, not meant to be.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/7606152841

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Rebecca O said...

I like that it is strictly a how to. No extra stuff like how it all really works...just that you "will" have more toned, sculpted arms in 21 day. Awesome. Just what I need. Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

I wear sleeveless shirts in the summer even though I am bigger and am not a huge fan of my arms. But I want to be cool and I am not going to let a little arm jiggle stop me!
bekki1820cb at gmail

Oh...and yes, I really do think that this book would help me!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Wow - already on back order on Amazon in Canada!

I have this book, and like the eating plan. I am determined to stick to it, once I get back home.

I will say that I was NOT able to do a number of the exercises in the book, but hope that in the future I will be able to.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I would not wear sleeveless tops even if I had Michelle Obama arms, but it would be nice if I felt comfortable wearing tops that had arms that were shorter than 3/4 length sleeves.

libneas[at]aol[dot[com

Missa said...

The book also has a guide for eating, which is great!

sweetmissa at gmail dot com

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