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on 26 October 2014
There is some good stuff. The author makes some claims that I think are inaccurate. He identifies strength training with low rep and heavier weights and bodybuilding with lighter weights and higher reps; but this is meaningless without reference to intensity (% of 1 RM) and rest/fatigue, etc. Many old school bodybuilders used periods of heavy training, for example. The recommended rest periods - 1 minute between sets - means that even the 'heavy' sets will be lighter than they would be with longer rests typical of strength training. As such, this is bodybuilding with some heavier work. The author shows pics of his own improvement, but they strongly sugest that he was relatively untrained at the beginning and so his improvement may be due to 'newbie gains' as much as due to the routine itself. This doesn't make the routine bad, but it may not work in the same way for an intermediate or advanced lifter. The author wants strength (although that may be compromised by the short rests) and hypertrophy; presumably for visual impact, but real Spartans (and many modern people) do not want or need non-functional muscle mass. If you don't need it, it would be better, perhaps, to reduce or cut out the high rep work - unless it is really assisting a main lift or addressing a weakness - and focusw on the heavier lifts; going heavier but with longer rests. By the way, overtraining does exist, and there are reasons why it might hit athletes who do seriously heavy strength training. Long rests are not about laziness or easy workouts, but allowing the CNS to recover from very heavy lifts. Many people can train fairly hard without getting near it, but those who do experience serious overtraining can suffer real setbacks in training. It can be hard to detect because it is so similar to depression - both are a response to stress.
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on 24 March 2014
I have been looking for a way to get ripped for ages and all it seems is that im been getting ripped off. This book is a god send , it outlines so much i did not realise and things i was doing so wrong. I am already seeing results and have already told everyone i know about it. Great price, would have spent a lot more finding out the same information. One thing that you need to remember is that you need the time to put it into action, so be prepared and ready for it too. Hope you see the results i did !
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on 24 March 2014
I loved this book! No b*s***, straight to the point. Just reading it has fired me up, the part where the author explain us how to train correctly our six pack is huge...thanks again for this book, I am going to throw away the supplement I was taking which was costing me a fortune and go for the one Scott has recommended us. Let's go Spartans!!!!
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on 24 April 2014
Very basic book same as reading a magazine. Just without the pictures . Any one who's been to a gym will know every thing in this book.... Refund
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on 8 October 2014
Wasn't a bad read, with some interesting statements and direction. I will 're-read a few times to fully take on the data.
In summary it's worth the read.
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on 15 May 2014
WOW what a book. This book really puts working-out in perspective to achieving the Spartan look & style.
Good read.
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on 16 July 2014
Very interesting reading good advise good buy
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on 16 March 2015
Excellent
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