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Alessi's Promise, anyone read it?


#1

Been thinking about ordering Don's book "The Promise". Anyone have it? Thoughts? Comments? You in back...anything?


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#2

I read it, not worth your time or money, great for CEO type that doesn't know a thing about nutrition and wants a day by day how to guide to get in better shape. Gave it to my father. Plus it mostly written by Derek, Don just does the workout portion.


#3

Shugart reviewed it in 'Stuff We Like' a while back. Said it was pretty basic.


#4

I haven't read, but I was planning on picking it up. I know it's very basic compared to what the average poster on this forum is used to. I have a question, though. Assuming I had someone interested in getting started, who I would not personally be working with, can I assume that it would be a better recommendation than Body-for-LIFE? Thanks in advance.


#5

Basic? Don Alessi is one of the most technicaly adavnced trainers there is. Anything by him is worth a read.


#6

If you are training beginners - This book has some great ideas in it. Maybe even new 'motivational rhetoric' that you wouldn't feel too bad about feeding them them. Don't get me wrong, I think its a very good book for what it claims to offer - but its nothing along the lines of what Alessi offers here.
Incidentally, I just realized a week ago that Alessi's Gym is sometihng like 3 miles from the place i call home during the summer. I'm going to have to try to get over there sometime.