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Best Body Weight Training or Calisthenics Book Available.
on 17 March 2014
I have read both of Al Kavadlos strength training based books - Raising the Bar, Pushing the Limits, I have read Be Your Own Gym and Convict Conditioning is a book that I believe changed my life! This book, Strong Anywhere is incredible though! It contains all of the useful parts from the books i listed above along side a few extra pointers that they might have missed.
The descriptions of progressions are very concise and easy to understand, anything questionable is usually supplemented with a picture to explain. The reasons you would want to do the exercises are well put and there should be no problem knowing where to start and where to go from there. There were points raised in other reviews regarding the descriptions of exercises and I can possibly imagine how anyone could fail to understand them.
There is proof reading issues and it is clear that Boulter knows fitness much better than he knows the English language but its easy to over look the errors and finely chosen words is not why you buy a book like this! The only real disadvantage with this book is that in Convict Conditioning Paul Wade gives a clear guide as to when you are ready to progress to the next step, In Strong Anywhere Simon Boulter chooses more to imply that when you are ready you will know. In fairness, I didn't agree with every step in Convict Conditioning and soon realized that trusting you instinct is pretty effective in body weight training!
This book could change your life, it might only change the way you work out or help you get into some new exercises but if like me calisthenics and minimalism becomes you then you will have found an incredible place to take your fist steps!