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A bit biased, but could be effective
on 23 October 2003
It seems to me that this book is written from a biased point of view. The author is a body builder who seems to go little aerobic exercise and eats meat. The book is leaning (or to be more precise bending right over) to say that his way of living is perfect. He ridiculed runners, says vegetarians are wrong and weight training is right. His research is well done, but he ignores some evidence to make his point.
I failed on the diet, mainly due to my own failure so I cannot attack the diet. I would have liked him to give a vegetarian meal plan, but he decided to ignore his own research that some vegetarian protein sources were almost as good as meet (Soya for example).
Also, saying that running is bad seems a bit drastic. He seems to imply that it is good for a person to not be fit enough to run a mile. I am not an expert, but I am sure that an exercise routing that included a reasonable balance between aerobic and non-aerobic exercise would be better.
Over all I think the guy is trying too much to prove he is the perfect man. He may have a bit too much testosterone running though his body. Having said that, he seems to know his stuff and his conclusions are sound. If he was a bit more open minded and impartial it would have been a better book, but as it is it is okay