Recently I was given a copy Of “The Ultimate Guide To Massive Arms” by Julianne of TeamStaley. To say thanks I wanted to write a “review” of it. I figure the easiest way is to use the T-Jack form, when something works why fix it?
This is a really great book! It is very well written with Coach Staley’s usual sense of humor. It is full of information on how to develop your arms (obviously). One thing I like was that it uses illustrations instead of photographs. I like looking at a drawing better, usually photos are too “busy” and not necessarily clear.
It is hard to find fault with this. If you have read any of Coach Staley’s past articles you will know what I mean. It is a software download, although available as a hard copy also. I had mine printed out at the local Kinko’s for $15. I am not much on softcopy versions. For some the drawings may not be a plus.
How was the physical quality of the book? (cover, photos, etc.).
It was a softcopy, although put together very well.
What was the most interesting thing you learned?
How to set a positive basis for a program and to think more about a recovery strategy.
Would you recommend that T-Nation readers pick up a copy?
That’s a definite Yes!
Overall rating: ****
For me this was a very interesting book. It is broken into three sections.
Part One: Getting Into The Game (preliminaries):
This is the basics and what to do/not do.
Part Two: The Evolution Of Your Success:
This is the foundation (exercises etc.).
Part Three: The Critical Component To Your Success.
This is about building a recovery strategy.
I wish it had more of a tie-in to legs etc. but that is not the purpose of this book. If you want a book on developing arms and some burning work-outs, this is the book for you. I will update you later on my physical progress as time goes on.