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Yes, You'll Love it!
on 29 May 2014
A very, very surprising book. I want to say "little book", but at pushing 200 pages on Kindle it's much bigger than most other Kindle-only training books, which are more like extended articles. This is an actual, proper training manual.
There are lots of books on getting stronger and fitter using calisthenics. There are also many (thousands?) of books on getting more muscled with machines and barbells. However, there don't seem to be many entirely dedicated to building muscle with bodyweight. I mean, how do you work your hamstrings? Your neck? Your inner triceps? Your quads? It's all in here, with plenty of routines and also the LOGIC behind those routines, which I really enjoyed.
What interested me also is that as "Devil's Advocate" there was a big chunk of the book dedicated to pure strength, which Coach Wade clearly views as essential for getting bigger (this is no "appearance-only" book, by any means). I learned a lot from this, also the section on building testosterone over your lifetime, which (like everything else Coach writes) is the OPPOSITE of the status quo ideas, which is, as ever, why Coach is so much fun to read.
This is by no means the "typical" book you expect. Page by page, Coach Wade explodes myths and smashes down sacred idols. At the very least this book will make you think--at the most, it may hold the "secret" keys you have been looking for to add some real muscle! I'm a fan, now more than ever.
Lastly, Dragon Door books are almost always high-quality, but (to me) invariably overpriced. Pavel's Power to the People is a great book, but at only a hundred pages or so I was charged too much. This book is much bigger, and just as full of information. For the price (less than a McDonald's Happy Meal!) this book is simply unmissable if you want to gain some quality size.