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Just what the title says...and more!
on January 28, 2004
First let me say that I am very particular about the books that I aquire, and try finding authors that present the "real deal".
That said, I think this book is great! I have perhaps a bad habit of exchanging books that I do not find usefull. This is the first book I have purchased on the subject of weight training, and I am completely happy. First, it has great info on weight training in general. Goals, saftey, nutrition. Just enough to get you started. No preaching either, just encouragement. These first few chapters are followed by some warm-ups and stetching excercises. I also really love the routines they have set in the back. There are several, and they are progressive and could keep you going for months at least, while building up strenth. This book is written from a more gentle perspective, no jocks or jarheads here. I do agree with the reviewer about the pictures. They serve their purpose quite well, but when I saw the publishing date was in the early ninties I had to check to see if I was reading correctly. They all look straight out the seventies. But again, this book is more about doing than glamor and show. Great book for those who want a good workout from home with almost no equiptment at all.