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The 12-Minute Athlete

Get Fitter, Faster, and Stronger Using HIIT and Your Bodyweight

About The Book

Unlock your athletic potential and get into the best shape of your life with Krista Stryker’s HIIT and bodyweight workouts—all of which can be done in just minutes a day!

If you’ve ever thought you couldn’t get results without spending hours in the gym, that you’d never be able to do a pull-up, or that it’s too late to get in your best shape ever, The 12-Minute Athlete will change your mind, your body, and your life.

Get serious results with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts that can be done in just minutes a day. Give up the excuses and learn to use your own bodyweight and a few basic pieces of portable equipment for short, incredibly effective workouts. Reset your mindset, bust through mental blocks, and set meaningful goals you’ll actually accomplish. You can finally ditch the dieting and enjoy food as fuel with simple eating guidelines to the 80/20 rule.

In The 12-Minute Athlete you’ll also find:
–A guide to basic calisthenics and bodyweight exercises for any fitness level
–Progressive exercises to achieve seemingly “impossible” feats like pistol squats, one-arm push-ups, pull-ups, and handstands
–More than a dozen simple and healthy recipes that will fuel your workouts
–Two 8-week workout plans for getting fitter, faster, and stronger
–Bonus Tabata workouts
–And so much more!

The 12-Minute Athlete is for men and women, ex-athletes and new athletes, experienced athletes and “non-athletes”—for anyone who has a body and wants to get stronger and start living their healthiest life.

About The Author

Photograph by Tarmara Muth-King

Krista Stryker is an NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer and a leading expert on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and bodyweight fitness. From trying her first push-up in college to teaching herself to do pull-ups and handstands, Krista is living proof of her philosophy that everybody is an athlete. She has helped tens of thousands of people to unlock their full athletic potential through her 12-Minute Athlete blog and fitness app. Krista has been featured in The New York PostThe Washington Post, SHAPE Magazine,, and on ESPN. You can find out more about her work at 

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (March 31, 2020)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982136499

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