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The Lost Secret To A Great Body by [Bolton, David]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4616 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Publisher: David Bolton (15 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008C2MRUO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #200,212 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazing! After doing the exercises for only 4 weeks i can already see muscle definition. More importantly the mind muscle connection I have developed from the protocol seems to have connected my posture around my thoracic spine, opened my shoulders, and eased a long-standing rotator cuff niggle. As a physical therapist I will definitely be recommending this book to my patients.
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Hope the author brings out a physical book as well, using a kindle to flip between pages while working out just isn't the easiest way to check on how your posture etc should be. Very well written book, I have no problems recommending it.
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I would recommend this book to anyone who like me, has been through phases of blitzing the gym for a sustained period, following all the conventional advice only to find that after two months of lesser activity you're back to square one.

It's probably relevant to give a very brief background of my previous training so you can put this review in context. I've never been hugely built, but have gone through phases of being relatively in-shape and more bulked, and then periods where my physique was ok, but not what I wanted it to be. I started doing weights in my bedroom as a teenager and then progressed to going to the gym a few years later. However, like I'm sure a lot of people reading this will have done, I have had periods of really going for it, juxtaposed with periods where I've eased off a bit, then become demoralised and stopped when I saw how rapidly what had been achieved diminished. I eat reasonably healthy, but have never done a really specialist diet to build muscle and frankly, it isn't something I think is realistic for me to do in the future or certainly long term.

So what I was looking for was an easy work out I could do at home without significant cost (such as a home gym) but one which would develop long lasting strength, with a physique that would be easily sustainable. In short, I'm more interested in my long term health and fitness, achieving a build that looks lean, muscular and strong rather than cosmetic fitness.

I was drawn to this book by the fact that it seemed to tap into some principles of the past that have long since been forgotten.
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Excellent book, diligently researched and presented in a readable way. A not to be missed publication for anyone professionally involved in body development, martial arts or physiotherapy. The instructions are detailed enough to ensure exercises can be carried out correctly, without being unnecessarily verbose. Oh, and also, the system works. As a 61-year-old, I have no aspirations to becoming the next Eugene Sandow but, after following the program for only five weeks, there has been a remarkable improvement in my muscle tone and in my control of individual muscles.
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This is a superb book. I have done a full/long review on my blog called "Calisthenics Works."

In brief, the book explains a muscle-building method that has been very much forgotten. The author explains it very well, and the exercise descriptions are well-written and detailed.

It's a method that Harry Paschall described as one of the secrets to building a great physique.

The book is great value for money, too.
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As a former bodybuilder I was intrigued by the historic references in this book.
I'll be exploring the system further as heavy training in the past led to a range of joint problems. I am now wondering whether this could be a way to get back into shape without sacrificing my joints on the altar of physical culture. Read it, try it and make up your own mind!
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Great 30 minute workout that works, it does exactly what it says on the tin, if you want to be Arnold S don't buy it, but if you want a toned body with minimal effort this could be it for you. Sometimes you have to look back to go forward and this old approach really works, stop reading this review and give it a go.
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This is an engagingly written, well-researched book. The exercises presented make up a great set and are explained in a systematic and easy to understand fashion. The first few days of doing the exercises are simultaneously rewarding and frustrating. Frustrating because the nature of the exercises requires you to develop neurological control of muscles over which you naturally have very little control (particularly the shoulder muscles) and rewarding because once you start to gain the aforementioned control it feels great! It's a seriously addictive feeling - I found myself unconsciously twitching different muscles on and off as I went about my day just for the sheer joy of it!
Results - for the first week or so nothing much seems to be happening and then one day
you notice, "Hey, my shoulders/biceps/abdominal muscles look different!" and you realise that your body is developing a muscle tone quite different from that developed at the gym. The best way to describe it is a sort of hard, sinewy quality that after just a few weeks starts to look very impressive. After each workout your muscles have a 'pumped' feeling that initially can be a little frightening in it's intensity, but soon becomes a rewarding sensation that you actively look forward to.
A word of advice - Initially I ignored the authors advice and picked up dumbbells that were significantly heavier than suggested. However, very quickly I realised that the lighter weights were indeed the most useful (I even went so far as to drop down from 5 to 3 kg and found that this gave me what felt like a perfect level of tension in the muscles.)
Everybody who is interested in building muscle should read this book.
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