Thursday, May 22, 2008

Things that make you go "Hmmmmm"....

The reviews of my book have been amazing, the feedback is awesome. I often read reviews where people say that some info was missing etc. yet if you read the entire book, this info can usually be found in there somewhere. This is the first time I have ever seen someone review my book WITHOUT ever reading it. I liken this to people who say they hate the Atkins diet or the Ornish diet but have never actually read the books.

The funny thing is that if you read the review, it's actually pretty positive. The fact that your home gym set-up makes it difficult/impossible to perform my workouts warrants a 2-star rating? Sigh.......

My be better suited for some..., April 20, 2008
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I try not to review items that I do not actually own, however I have done a lot of research on the book (including forum chats with the author and others on the program) and it became clear that this workout, while very effective, is very hard to do in a home gym. I was very close to buying the book. People who use this program seem to rave about it, but at the same time the program itself prevents more people from doing the program. I work out in a home gym, but I do not have one of the key pieces of equipment that is pretty essential to the program - a power rack. This is a simple, but very large piece of equipment that I do not have room for in my home gym. After spending close to $2,000 on home gym equipement (and getting very good results with that equipment) I am not willing to a) buy a gym membership, or b) replace the equipment that I am already getting good results with. This is a bit of a shame because I really like the principals and ideas that the book is founded on, as well as the ability to design your own program. Perhaps one day when I move into a bigger house and have room for a power rack and stacks of free weights, I will give this workout a shot. That being said right now this workout is not for me, but for those who have access to all of the equipment (and space... you also need higher ceilings! My basement ceiling is a bit low for some of the exercises too) you will have better luck with the program.

The awesome thing is that there are a bunch of GREAT reader follow-up comments to this review. Thanks again to all of my supporters!

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