THE IMPACT! BODY PLAN: Build New Muscle, Flatten Your Belly & Get Your Mind Right!, by Todd Durkin, with Adam Bornstein and Mike Zimmerman. Rodale, $27.99, 288 pp.

This guide is brought to you by the folks at Men's Health magazine, who are very! enthusiastic! about Todd Durkin, founder of Fitness Quest 10 in sunny San Diego! And trainer of football players you've heard of (Drew Brees credits Durkin with helping him win Super Bowl XLIV)!

Whew! Think I need to sit down now.

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After the inevitable Yoda quote ("Do or do not. There is no try.") Durkin presents a 10-week plan to whip you into shape: the progressively tougher workouts in "Training Camp," "In Season" and "The Playoffs."

THE SCOOP Up-to-the-minute nutrition advice includes "10 Tasty Protein Shake Recipes" for breakfast or post-workout. Bring on that peanut butter!

THE BOTTOM LINEThe workouts, which include use of the trendy Bosu balls and kettleballs, are shown in clear photos you could bring to the gym. And don't forget those sprints!