In my opinion, any program at all will benefit a beginner. Even the crappy ones from magazines that we make fun of. The reason most people don't get results is not because they don't have the best whiz-bang program, it's because they're diet is shitty and inadequate and they don't work hard enough.
I think the article is expecially relevant for the perpetually skinny abdominal addicts. All of life is a headgame, I just hoped this article could help get their minds right.