Health and Fitness Success Story - Wally Emery

Topics from Wally's Book
It's Not Too Late To Feel Great

Take Charge of Your Body, and Your Life, with Wally Emery,
Mr. Muscle Beach 1952

Book Outline

The Workouts - Exercise Programs
Eat Right
Personal Diary
Baby Boomers special chapter
Pain Management
On-Line References and Links

Chapter Excerpts from Wally's Book "Its Not Too Late To Feel Great"


IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FEEL GREAT! will be the first healthy-living book with exercises targeted specifically to the challenges of seniors, illustrated on the Bowflex machine, It will also be the first book to include the guidance and life story of Wally Emery, Mr. Muscle Beach 1952, quintuple bypass surgery patient in 2002,
Inspirational Body-building Champion 2003 Biography.

Emery, a health and fitness success who feels that his best years are NOW, is the perfect person to address the specific fitness and diet needs of people in their fifties, sixties and seventies—and inspire even the most sedentary senior back on the road to fitness. A personal trainer, sports trainer and body building champion whose own fitness regime went into a downward slide in the 1980s and 1990s, Emery knows first-hand how easy it is for even the most physically fit person to slip, and how a clear-cut, challenging-yet-appropriate exercise and diet program is essential to facilitate the climb back up to the peak of fitness.

Emery's experiences in the fitness and entertainment industries, as well as his own Herculean effort to reclaim his former shape after quintuple bypass surgery, make him an inspiring guide. "IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FEEL GREAT!" will help readers believe that they, too, can feel like fitness champions, no matter what shape they're in now.
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Book Outline

The book will open with a short narrative of Emery's own story, designed to inspire readers to tackle their own fitness challenges and to further establish Emery as a fitness authority whose opinion can be trusted. This introduction will include information about his various encounters with legends such as Chuck Norris. Stories from his past will also be woven throughout the body of the book, where appropriate, helpful and/or interesting. These tales serve several roles. They help enliven the narrative and allow Emery to pass on words of wisdom he's gained from other fitness leaders over the years. They also convey to seniors, who often feel neglected in our youth-oriented society, a reminder of the value of a life long-lived.

Emery's own story is an inspirational, "get up and go" tale. But he also learned that inspiration isn't enough, change takes effort and application. The bulk of the book will show readers, step-by-step, how they, too, can make a significant comeback.

The main body of the book will be divided into three parts;

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The Workouts - Exercise Programs

The first main section of the book will include four, three-month-long workout programs tailored by Emery for 50+ readers. Many people in their fifties, sixties and seventies have physical limitations that limit their ability to participate in fitness programs designed for younger athletes. A woman with carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists, for example, will very quickly discover that lifting free weights can aggravate the condition, a fact which may discourage her from continuing with any fitness routine. Age-inappropriate programs and discouragement are the major hurdles older people face when trying to transform themselves after a decade or more of inactivity. "IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FEEL GREAT!" will offer workouts hand-tailored toward the senior set, as well as encouragement from Emery and some of his fitness heroes along the way. These workouts will include sidebars or boxes with additional modifications for people with spot injuries or limitations in specific areas.

The workout section will also include aerobic suggestions as well as routines designed specifically for people with overall age-, injury- or work-related wear and tear on their muscles and joints, arthritis, or heart conditions. While the bulk of the exercises will be demonstrated on a Bowflex machine, ideally culled from the current inventory of Bowflex illustrations. Emery will also include a program for people who use free weights and an aquatics program for those with sports or industrial injuries. Additionally, readers can link to Emery's website and/or the Bowflex site for more detailed answers to their specific fitness needs.

While Emery will stress the fact that he used Bowflex equipment for his comeback, the goal is to create a book that promotes Bowflex but will also be genuinely useful to all older people, whatever fitness equipment they have. Taking this broader approach will increase its sales potential through traditional bookstores and improve its marketability through mainstream radio, TV and print outlets.

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Eat Right

The second section of the book will include nutrition tips geared toward people focused on building muscle and losing fat. The Eat Right section will also include special tips and diet suggestions for people facing specific age- or lifestyle-related challenges such as diabetes, obesity and heart conditions.
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Personal Diary

As Emery can attest, tracking one's workouts and diet is an essential part of sticking with a new physical fitness regime. This is especially true for people out of the habit of working out. The final third of the book will include pages in which readers can keep track of their own progress. At the end of each 12-week period, readers will be instructed to log on to Emery's website for personalized congratulations and celebration suggestions. Emery is interested in helping people make long-term lifestyle changes that will stick. Getting clear, highly accurate information, keeping track of progress, and taking time to reward oneself are key ingredients to making serious changes.
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Introduction to Baby Boomers Chapter - Baby boomers special chapter

If you’re getting older, 50+ and active, you are likely to be injured. Here are some tips for you who have a mind-set that you are in your Twenties; you’re going to have to get real, getting older hurts.

Increasing numbers of baby boomers blow their knees, backs, shoulders and have other complaints. Sports injuries among baby boomers increased 33% in the last decade. In the Consumers Product Safety commission report, baby boomers suffered more than a million injuries.

Sports injuries at nearly $19 Billion in medical costs. Aging can’t be avoided, but injuries can. The old adage “no pain, no gain” should be less relevant as we age, your not twenty, so slow it down.

Educate yourself on how to exercise properly, that’s what we are here for, take it light, have fun and get healthy.

Here are some good exercises tips:

Don’t forget to warm up, your not as flexible as you used to be, listen to your body. If you have stiffness, pain, swelling, it’s time to modify your program.

If you’re going to a gym get a professional trainer to get you started; this will reduce your chance of injury.

If you’re going to invest in home equipment, invest in good equipment. We can help you in your selection.

For you over 50 and think you are twenty, don’t be a weekend warrior, if you exercise for three or four days a week you are less likely to have an injury then those of you who do nothing all week and go full throttle on the weekend.

Dr. Rhoades will give you additional medical hints, advice and diet suggestions. Plus, we will set up an exercise for you in this chapter.
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Pain Management

Effective Treatment
The human body uses the circulatory system to transport supplies and remove waste in an injured area. When muscles contract and relax the efficiency of the circulatory system is significantly enhanced. H-Wave® has the ability to produce comfortable, non-fatiguing muscle contractions, which increases local blood circulation. Some of the benefits derived from H-Wave® are:
• Reduction in chronic, acute & post-operative pain
• Increased local blood circulation
• Increasing or maintaining range of motion

Frequently Asked Questions
Is H-Wave® available for home use?
Yes. Your doctor may prescribe the H-Wave® for home use.

Is H-Wave® comfortable?
Most patients find the gentle, rhythmic feeling very relaxing.

How long does the relief last?
Once the problem is under control, the amount of time between each session usually expands. In the beginning, the frequency of treatment may vary from several times per day to several times per week, in order to keep symptoms under control.

Is H-Wave different from a TENS unit?
Yes. H-Wave® is not a "pain masking" device. Unlike a TENS, H-Wave® is rehabilitative and achieves cumulative lasting relief and benefits from a 30-minute treatment

Is it true that professional athletes use H-Wave®
Yes. In fact, clinicians from more than 50 professional athletic teams use H-Wave® to treat their injured players.

"The H-Wave Home Unit is easy to use, very effective, and my patients and athletes love it. I am especially impressed by the fact that it often helps to reduce the need for medication and speeds recovery."
Nicholas DiNubile, Orthopedic Consultant,
Philadelphia 76ers & Pennsylvania Ballet

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On-Line References and Links
Bill Pearl
Body For Life

Christopher Keane
Chuck Norris

Jack LaLanne
Dr. Rhoades

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