I've bought over 100 books here on amazon and to my own discredit, have never left a review. Although I do read reviews and like to base a portion of my decision ultimately on that. So when I saw the only 2 reviews here and the negativity towards this book, I felt i had to do justice and add my 2 cents. As a natural bodybuilder, I found this book very well packaged, with quality information. The main reason I purchased it was b/c I read a blog by Charles Poliquin reviewing this book and he had nothing but praise, so if you know who he is, you know how high regarded his opinion is. None the less, I am extremely happy with this book. First to address the 2 other reviewers. Yes, probably nothing "new" in this book, but bodybuilding has been around for over a century, so if your looking to find something new in a book about bodybuilding, good luck. This book is just a great compilation of information. So would i rather have a 1,000 muscle mags and articles, or one classic, well put together book? I would ask that review what his favorite bodybuilding book is and what "new" things did he learn there? Although I am glad he did admit that he didnt even read the whole book. I myself am going on my 2nd time around reading it, and I just bought it 2 weeks ago.to each their own. The second review has compliments about the "pictures". Granted, they for the most part are not natural, I am a natural bodybuilder and have never seen ANY magazine, and I subscribe to numerous natural bodybuilding mags, and all of them have steroid users inside their mags, advertising something. Its marketing, but to discredit the routines and information just b/c the pics are not of your liking? to each their own. Then he goes and talks about high volume, etc .. their are a few routines that might be considered high volume but the majority is not, I would say high intensity, yes. But how do you expect to build any muscle without intensity. I've already made this review longer then I wanted to. If anybody is swayed by the negativity of the two reviews before me, I simply suggest going to your local bookstore and looking at this book for yourself, take a glance at it. If you feel it suits what you are looking for, order here on amazon (much cheaper). At the end of the day, the routines are really not for beginners, mainly b/c it is hard for beginners to adhere to a program and without proper knowledge surrounding all the different aspects. Although a beginner can still learn alot from the other chapters in the book. So, to each their own. Please make your own opinion, before discrediting this book due to 2 reviewers.