I just bought 3 books.
The Book Of Muscle(By Men's Health)
The Testosterone Advantage Plan(By some Men's Health employees)
and Core Performance(Regularly advertised in Men's Health, but strangely by none of their employees)
Expect me to bump this topic in a week or so to review them. So far The Book of Muscle is correct, and Core Performance is cool as hell. Do you remember that vacation in Florida I was supposed to go on? I'm on it. My Dad owns a real estate appraisal business and he's rich as hell, and he keeps buying me stuff for my eighteenth birthday. I'm 18 now!
I own Testosterone Advantage Plan, it's a good diet but that's all it offers.
I took a glance at the workout and I'm beginning to draw the same conclusions.
I don't know what it'll tell you, but you can look core performance up on www.coreperformance.com or athletesperformance.com
I don't have websites for the other 2 yet. I keep reading core performance. It's so freakin' cool! It reminds me of when the concept of dynamic stretching blew my mind on www.trickstutorials.com. Have you seen their flexibility section? Some things I believe about that dynamic stuff, some things I don't. Do not judge books by their cover, because I kept passing up core performance because of the down syndrome guy on the cover.
BTW, I think I'm going to change my next program. I'm going to do some core stuff with this book, and head down to my local home depot for a 90 pound sandbag and some cinder blocks to make an uneven weight program. It's going to kick ass. And for like 10 dollars too.
I'm almost done reading Core performance. I just got 3 more books: Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies by Melyssa St. Michael and Linda Formichelli, Men's Health Best Weight-Free Workout(a 10 dollar book which has appearently no authors) edited by Joe Kita, and Scrawny to Brawny by Michael Mejia and John Berardi.
It's going to take me a while to read all these books, but I also got the Abs Diet DVD! I'm going to watch it tomorrow! It's gonna stomp ass!
That DVD stomped less ass than I thought. So My Abs Diet DVD review: It was solid. The excercises were all strict form and they didn't break form near the end of the excercises. It's basically a workout-along-with-the-DVD kinda DVD, with some nutritional information in there. They did an excercise, stretched, then did the next excercise, which will appeal to much more people that the rather vague Abs Diet workout or the even more vague Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide workouts. It employed dumbells and some excercises I hadn't seen before. My complaint: One set of each excercise. You'd have to watch the same section thrice to get a advanced workout(3X10-12). But the advanced workout contained some rather usefull compound moves that made it shorter, making watching the section thrice a reasonable request. Good ab excercises, form, and advice too. The nutritional information was just a quick touch on what to do, but everyone can follow it. They had recipes and printable recipes, and a stretching section. They didn't superset too correctly though. in terms of overall usefullness on a bullshido member level?
I'll give it 3.5 muffs out of 7.
P.S. I'm almost done reading Core Performance, and my review will quickly follow.
"Lengthen and strengthen your muscles to optimize your alignment and lean body mass, giving you a toned, athletic, and functional physique"
Just a note, you cannot lengthen muscles. If you do, you are damaging them. Muscles contract and relax. That is all they do.
It's "Men's Health". They obviously mean lengthen your love muscle.
So what is stretching then?
Originally Posted by judoguy
Those who esteme qi have no strength. ~ Exposition of Insights into the Thirteen Postures Attrib: Wu Yuxiang founder of Wu style tai chi.
Originally Posted by Stickx