8 Essential Patterns
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Are you looking to improve your health or to get fit, but you don’t know where to begin? This series of books will help the wellness novice understand the concepts that are most important to developing a healthy lifestyle. Concepts important to personal training, exercise, diet, nutrition, and many other topics are clearly and succinctly described in readily accessible language.
Volumes 1 and 2 introduce the fundamental eight patterns that make up this system, helping you to set goals and create plans to achieve them. Volumes 3 through 10 describe in more detail the way each pattern influences the other seven. The series also links to many supplemental materials, including blog entries, videos, and opportunities to connect with the author.
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. I: 8 Essential Patterns
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. II: Creating Your Own 8-Week Program
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. III: Breath
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. IV: Hydration
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. V: Nutrition
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. VI: Strength
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. VII: Conditioning
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. VIII: Flexibility
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. IX: Focus
Fitness Fundamentals, vol. X: Rest
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Fitness Fundamentals - One of a kind & amazing!
There are many books and programs that can help to improve our fitness and lifestyle, however most of the time I have found them to be somewhat unrealistic in their expectations of what most people can accomplish given the level of distraction and internal / external pressures we all face in our daily lives. We often start out with the best of intentions in terms of getting our commitment towards fitness in check but become discouraged after a short amount of time because the unpredictability of life catches us off guard or the proper foundational strategies have not been explained or set in place. Therefore we fall off track because results are not coming fast enough and we are burning ourselves out too early.
Taking these factors into consideration, I'd say what coach Jack Kirven has been able to accomplish with this book is really quite remarkable! He breaks down the science of fitness with an understanding of someone obviously well versed in the complexities of what it takes to create a healthy LIFESTYLE and not just how to lose weight or build muscle with broscience or fads that can be so trendy and tempting with their claims of fast (ie - unrealistic and unsustainable) fixes. Besides sharing plenty of experience and knowledge, he also makes it a point to help teach others how to create their own fitness and nutrition gameplan so that any reader will be able to propel themselves forward far beyond when they finish "Fitness Fundamentals". I'm sure you've heard the saying - "Give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day, but teach a man TO fish and you feed him for a lifetime"....that is exactly what coach Jack does here - he gives us a plan to follow but also teaches us to create our own gameplan so we can adjust everything intelligently as we progress or have setbacks alike. Don't worry, nothing is overly complicated - that's the beauty of this book - he makes everything easy and sustainable to build into a lifestyle so that habits can be built up and willpower doesn't need to constantly be drained to stay on track.
Reading this book will help anyone to become a stronger and more successful person - not just in their fitness goals but in many other potential areas of life as well. As the title suggests, everything is broken down into 8 fundamental strategies - these range from fitness and nutrition to sleep and proper recovery and mindset techniques. Coach Jack is candid of the struggles he has faced on his own journey towards excellence which helps to make his guide so much more impactful and relatable because none of his words are "coming from on high" - they are through hard won knowledge, experience, and true wisdom - all blended with his own unique voice of humor and sass that makes reading this book feel like we are learning from a friend and not just a guru. It's obvious he has made it his passion in life to apply these techniques towards himself and many successful clients over the years. I have been using this book as my own "Rosetta Stone" of fitness and it has helped me a great deal towards achieving my own best life possible. Can't wait to see what he cooks up for his next volume!
The author clearly lives and breathes fitness. His approach to wellness is comprehensive, and his dedication to the craft of crafting a healthy body shines through.
Love the Patterns
Jack has an amazing way of encouraging people to live wholistically. We need all of these patterns in our lives, not just one or two. This book, is a great place for anyone to start.