There are a few reasons you should check out the new book Cardio Core 4×4 ($22) when it hits bookstores next week. First, it’s by Jay Cardiello, Made Man’s rock star fitness columnist. Second, it’s co-written by Pete Williams, a talented scribe who has also co-authored terrific tomes with guys like Mark Verstegen (another fitness genius) and Mike Veeck (a kooky baseball exec). Third, it tells a rather inspiring story about Jay, who went from earning $25 a day warming up instructional league players for the Cincinnati Reds and spraying department store shoppers with cologne to traveling the world with 50 Cent as his personal trainer for four years.
But perhaps the best reason is because it will introduce you to the Cardio Core 4×4 program, a full-body workout you can do with no equipment in just 20 minutes, four times per week. The program integrates elements of yoga, Pilates, boxing, martial arts and breakdance into one intense, efficient, fun workout that works in the smallest of spots. As Jay writes, “You can do it in a tiny hotel room or an apartment, a movie trailer, an office, a group fitness class—even an airplane.”
So if you’re looking for something to take your body to new levels of chiseled-ness (like the guy on the cover—that’s our Jay!), get this book. Because, as Jay makes abundantly clear, there really are no excuses for not getting into great shape. You don’t need a gym, you don’t need fancy gear, you don’t need much time. All you need is desire, knowledge… and four-by-four feet of space.
Cardio Core 4×4 is available beginning May 8. You can pre-order it on Amazon here.