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Not so much a training manual....
on 25 November 2014
Personally I would say that this is not so much a training manual, more a collection of training philosophies. Don't expect to open this book and learn exactly what you should be doing and when; it doesn't tell you (and to be fair, one underlying point Graham makes is that what is good for one person isn't necessarily good for all)... The problem is that despite reading and re-reading I'm not entirely sure what I should be doing... It says a 7 day training period isn't optimum but doesn't really say what is better... I think it recommends that you should do a hard turbo session at the beginning of each period, but I'm not entirely sure... Etc etc.
Each chapter is basically written as one long section of prose, which does make it more enjoyable to read (I pretty much read it cover to cover in one session; always a sign of a well written book), but that means it doesn't work as a quick reference guide (you can't flick through it to check a minor detail for instance).
Basically its a fun quirky book that will stay in my collection, but isn't like to get read or referenced very often.