For me, this has got to be the best book I have read on the subject of training using one's own bodyweight in a confined space. It is well written, well laid out, with colour photographs showing each exercise.The exercises are easy to follow, with lots of simple explanations of how to do each exercise. There is also a good explanation into the physiology of the human body. The author has obviously delved very deeply into this subject. Why he ended up as a " guest " of Her Majesty I don't know; quite frankly I don't care. What I do care about is that I now have a " tool " which will help me to exercise now that I no longer use weights. One of the best parts of this book is the section on relaxation. Thank you LJ Flanders!!!!
This is the only workout book you will ever need.If you do not have the time, money or inclination to join a gym, often have the fleeting desire to do some exercise this is the book for you. The simple approach the book takes with easy to follow pictures with exercises sectioned by workout type is excellent in all regards ,there is a 10 week workout plan at the back of the book. The shear amount of exercises using the body only ,is daunting to say the least, I have weights tucked all around the house hidden away, which I can never be bothered to find when I feel that I should be doing something, with this book you can just go into a room and start a workout using nothing but your body. Once you start to follow this book it can become addictive but you would probably need to be imprisoned , because the amount of time that would be required to follow all the exercises. A slow start for most people would be the way, following warm up, stretching exercise then cherry picking your own workout from the numerous exercises available, other similar exercises can then be used for variation .L Flanders said he took 5 months to prepare his body for the pictures, he probably started from a good position, with this in mind you soon realise to limit your expectations, but the visual goal is always there to motivate
Lots of good ideas if you don't want to attend a gym. I personally found some of the ideas not enough, series are a bit too short in recommended schedule, but its just me.
It works. Enough said. Made me angry and resentful when I missed daily routine. This is th ebest part, the book explains that good results are possible, and does not set the bar too high to begin with. Once you get the right mindset, it becomes really easy to exercise out of habit.