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Body-For-Life Compilation Pack DVD
Body-For-Life Compilation Pack DVD
Offered by Mind Motivations UK Ltd
Price: £5.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD but bad transfer, 22 Jun 2014
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Great inspirational stories from those that have completed the Body-For-Life challenge, it includes the 1997 & 1998 Champions as well as the original documentary Body of Work, profiling Bill Phillips & the 1997 winners. There's also a guide in the last DVD on how to do the exercises.
However, unfortunately the original transfer on the last two discs are out of sync which makes it very annoying when trying to watch it. The company that did the DVD really haven't cared about it much as they let it go on release. But if you can put up with the audio not fitting with the video then it's a great compilation.

The Fourth Protocol (Special Edition) [DVD]
The Fourth Protocol (Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Caine
Price: £4.42

5.0 out of 5 stars A good old British espionage thriller, 26 Oct 2013
Michael Caine is his usual brilliant self in this Cold War film from 1987 based on Len Deighton's excellent novel of the same name.

Unlike the James Bond films, this movie doesn't glamorise the business of spying. In fact, it refreshingly shows how mundane the whole thing can be, very similar to The Ipcress File. One point that should be made is that Caine ISN'T reprising his role of Harry Palmer here. This is John Preston, MI5 intelligence officer in the 1980s. He's a worldly-wise type who's seen it all before but remains dedicated to his work at the Security Service. Pierce Brosnan is also excellent as the cold ruthless KGB officer Valeri Petrofsky, who is assigned to detonate a nuclear bomb on a US Air Force base in England.
The film is good in that it portrays the monotony of the initial investigation but as time goes by you can feel the tension rise as Preston's investigation nears its conclusion & ultimately becomes a race against time...
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Men's Fitness 12 Week Body Plan (Mens Health)
Men's Fitness 12 Week Body Plan (Mens Health)
by Nick Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.46

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing results, but you will have to work for them., 1 Mar 2013

This book is a one-stop shop for a complete body transformation. There are two things you will need: a) a good gym and b) 100% dedication. If you do not have either of these you will fail. The exercises are shown in pictures so you know what to do, together with how many reps & the tempo at which to do them. It also tells you in what order to do them. So you have all the information there to be successful. With regards to supplements, there are SUGGESTIONS on which ones to use. It does NOT tell you that you have to use them. So there are no excuses really, those who are slating the book are looking for an easier route to success.
Nutrition is key in all of this and there is a good section on what you need inside you to succeed. Nothing unusual - in fact you'll find it's all pretty much common sense but with a few tweaks for extra gains. The man who wrote this - Nick Mitchell - is a renowned expert on body composition & transformation, and to have this information would normally cost the rest of us thousands of pounds in training time from him but now it's here in one book for a very reasonable price.
If you are prepared for some hard graft and investing some extra cash away from dinners at restaurants, drinking in pubs etc. and into transforming your life then your investment will yield amazing results. For some, it may take more than 12 weeks - we are all different - but this is a lifestyle change and not a quick fix. The other good (and important news) about this book is that it's suitable for females too and WILL NOT result in them looking like bodybuilders. You'll look like a toned fitness model instead. Again, it's all down to dedication.

Best of luck - it really will be worth the effort.

Sod That for a Game of Soldiers
Sod That for a Game of Soldiers
by Mark Eyles-Thomas
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb, 13 July 2007
I've read many books by ex-soldiers on war and this is one of the best. Mark tells of his days joining the Parachute Regiment as a junior soldier in the Paras' Junior Parachute Company and meeting three friends who would, like him, make it all the way through the British army's toughest training course and eventually join the Paras' 3rd Battalion (3 Para). Mark shows us what life was like as a para in the early 1980s and subsequently during the 1982 Falklands war when the regiment got the call to fight. The tragic loss of his three best friends on Mount Longdon still haunts him today and the book tells of his sorrow he still feels. There's no gung-ho tales of bravado, just a honest account of his life as a British paratrooper. I finished this book in a matter of hours as it was so engrossing. A must-read definately.

Eye of the Storm: Twenty-Five Years In Action With the SAS: 25 Years in Action with the SAS
Eye of the Storm: Twenty-Five Years In Action With the SAS: 25 Years in Action with the SAS
by Peter Ratcliffe DCM.
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.57

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A no-nonsense honest account of the SAS, 24 Aug 2004
This by far the best book I've read on the SAS. The author is a former RSM in 22 SAS, which means he can speak with some experience and authority. Instead of glamourising the elite unit, he shows us that there are idiots there, that they make mistakes, and that they are, after all, only human. It starts off with his early life, his time in the Parachute Regiment (which is another of the world's elite fighting units) and then on to the SAS. I found his approach to be a practical, direct and hands-on one, which shows in his writing style. A must for all military enthusiasts.

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