LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout: Sculpt Your Best Body Ever with Hollywood’s Fittest Star

ISBN: 1594866082
ISBN 13: 9781594866081
By: L.L. Cool J. Dave Honig James Todd Smith Jeff O'Connell

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LL didn’t always have a diesel body—he chiseled it the old-fashioned way, with hard work and discipline. Here he shares the secrets of his transformation in a uniquely creative, yet no-nonsense regimen—enlivened with humor and sheer force of personality—that will inspire readers to enjoy working out as never before, while building a body they never thought possible. The book offers four levels of fitness, from Bronze to Platinum, including:- a 4-week beginner’s program that takes inches off the waist and boosts energy-a 5-week program for intermediates that increases strength while maintaining muscular and cardiovascular endurance- an advanced 9-week program that turns the body into a muscle-building and fat-burning machine—complete with 6-pack abs and as much energy as LL Cool J- the hardcore 3-week fat-torching program LL used for the "Control Myself" video—a new level in ripped-to-the-bone fitness and sex appeal- a special 4-week "Diamond" program for women seeking to shape up fast for summer or an upcoming event- meal plans and recipes that fuel workouts while burning fat with food

Reader's Thoughts


Not sure I'll read this, really.

Farhana Faruq

Overall it's a good book. I recommend it for someone new to training, because it's motivational and everything is clear cut - training splits (including instructions on how to do each exercise) and nutritional info.I benefited from the explanations of certain things (like how to tell if you are over training, etc.) and I enjoyed the tips.Design wise (layout & text) - I think it's awesome.


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Okay, I'm just reading this for the pictures, and on the off chance that if I faithfully follow its stupid instructions, someday LL Cool J will finally agree to have sex with me (I have literally been longing for that happy occasion since the fifth grade, and while my chances probably improved infinitesimally when I moved to New York in my mid-twenties, they are now once again in rapid decline towards zero).So far the most depressing things about this book are: the ugly tattoos marring LL's otherwise flawlessly gorgeous body; embarrassingly recent and highly obscure lyric excerpts reprinted throughout; the creepy bionic lady demonstrating way too many of the exercises (sometimes through actual physical contact with Mr. Cool James, EW!!!); and, of course, the horrifying thought that despite my sacrifice of precious time spent reading this garbage, the long-treasured goal stated above will not ever be realized in this lifetime, no matter how many crunches I do.As an achingly lovely pictorial of LL Cool J's spectacular physique demonstrating exercises while his Adonis-like, queerly unlined face maintains an attitude of great concentration, this book is a valuable gem (though if it weren't from the library, I'd black out the lady exerciser, who looks like a hideous monster). As an inspirational celebrity workout book, unfortunately, it is crap compared with Sly Stallone's.


He's hot.Good book.


If for the pictures alone....it's totally worth checking out! The workouts are very intense and tough to follow if you aren't dedicated...if you have the dedication however, I recommend giving it a try. Has workouts of various intensitys as well as one section which focuses on women...which I photocopied but will be suprised if I complete.

Philipp Dollmann

Believe me, sweetie, it´s not luck it´s logic - i´m the captain of my destiny... hell yeah-R!


The book had some useful facts and some good information in it. However, I thought the book was poorly organized, and poorly written.

John Gardiner

Great workouts


Enough with the celebrity work out books already. Just because you guys have trainers doesn't mean you have to write a book about the fact that you think you know how to work out. The only reason these celebrities are in such fantastic shape is because the have the money and resources to pay for the best trainers. Enough of my babbling already. This book is one of many that do the same thing...Attempt to teach you how to work out. Go see your kids gym teacher. He'll charge you less.

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