With Lean in 15 I’m going to show you that you can have a busy job and family life and still find the time to stay lean… This phase – The Shape Plan – is all about shaping the body by building lean muscle with resistance training.
Joe Wicks, ‘The Body Coach’, returns after the overwhelming success of his first book, Lean in 15, with 100 new recipes and a detailed outline of the 90-Day Shift, Shape and Sustain programme, which he developed to see people lean up and lose weight.
Resistance training takes a key role in this new instalment, and weight sessions are mixed with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to increase both lean muscle mass and metabolism. Deprivation and calorie counting are a no-no on this plan, as is what Wicks calls ‘the sad step’ (scales), while rest days are crucial.
With quick, achievable, affordable meals, including deliciously tempting cheesy chicken mushrooms and prawn and courgette linguini the Lean in 15 method has never looked so tempting.
The Joe Wicks Phenomenon:
For someone who describes themselves as ‘just a personal trainer who loves to cook,’ in the space of a year Joe Wicks has risen from pretty modest Instagram origins to becoming Britain’s top health and fitness guru.
Booksellers are a pretty sedentary bunch – more Proust than push-ups – but even some of our own have been seized by Joe’s charms, exchanging those lost hours in the local for hunting down quinoa and indulging in 20 minutes of advanced fat burning.
Core to Joe Wicks’ success is his ‘Lean in 15’ healthy eating program which has so far seen two phenomenally successful releases – the original Lean in 15, the book which rocketed straight to the top of our charts at the end of last year, Lean in 15: the Shape Plan, its summer follow-up that proved the first was no flash in the pan and the ultimate in maintained health Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan. If getting and staying healthy whilst cooking-up delicious home-made muffins, burgers and burritos appeals to you – then ‘Lean in 15’ is for you.