Cool J Platinum Workout
The book is easy to read and is very motivating. He often refers back to his own life, his workouts and what motivates him to exercise. In his book LL Cool J discusses 5 different exercise programs. There are meal plans and which foods you should be eating and why. He also provides many fitness and nutrition tips along with references to research materials done by universities and other professionals. Here's one example of a nutritional tip:
"Drink 2 cups of green tea every day. It gently boosts your metabolism and is loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants. The most potent among them has demonstrated 100 times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C and 25 times the power of Vitamin E. So drink up"
There's also LL Cool J interviewing many fitness and nutritional experts.
The book is also full of detailed instructions of many exercises for various body parts with corresponding attached high quality and large photos demonstrating the particular exercise. Here is one of the exercises from his book:
Bent-Over Lateral Raise
1. Stand with your feet planted
on the floor, and lean forward until your chest is nearly horizontal.
The photos provided in his book, LL Cool J's Platinum Workout, aid in interpreting the text description and in better visualizing how the exercise is to be performed.
Many topics that LL Cool
J discusses I agree with and I have incorporated in the past and
incorporate in my own workouts. There are things that he does
than I do, but then that's me and everyone is entitled and expected to
modify their workouts to what works best for their body. Overall, I
that this is an excellent fitness book, that should be read at least
and referred back to in the future.