Friday, December 26, 2008

2008/12/26 - Review: Body-weight exercise revolution

I've been training with kettlebells for just over a year now and have had some amazing results. Many years ago when my exclusive training modality was Shaolin Kung Fu I only used a wide variety of body weight conditioning methods. Unfortunately over the years various injuries and just the general contingencies of life got the better of me and got me to a place of being fat, lazy and pretty immobile. Over the past year kettlebells, Intu-Flow and Prasara yoga started giving me back some of my lost physical abilities. For the past few months I've been wanting to incorporate some body weight methods into my training but I simply did not know where to start or how exactly to incorporate these methods into my current training schedule. This all changed with the release of Ryan Murdock and Adam Steer's Body-Weight Exercise Revolution ebook.

The ebook package produced by these two RMAX coaches is really an excellent investment in your general fitness and long term well-being. The ebook is truly comprehensive and does an excellent job of introducing and explaining the 4x7 protocol as well as providing programs for specific purposes such as fat loss, hypertrophy and general athleticism, amongst others. In addition, the ebook includes links to video clips of all the circuits as well as a joint mobility warm-up and a compensatory Prasara yoga flow.

One aspect of the package that I find especially valuable is that it is not just about more sets or more reps but rather about increased movement sophistication. This implies that you can have a far tougher workout in the same amount of time by changing the complexity of the movements rather than extending the session by increasing reps or sets. This of course also trains the neurology to adapt to greater complexity and sophistication.

The science behind the program is sound and draws on some of the cutting edge information in the fitness industry when it comes to not only cosmetic changes but also strength, fat loss, and just general healthy training for an extended training career.

Having said all that probably the most amazing aspect of the protocols presented is that you don't need ANY equipment apart from your own body. Once the information has been integrated you can get fit, strong and lean anywhere without having to pay a cent in gym fees. If you really want to learn how to use your own body maximally I would highly recommend making this small investment into your own health, fitness and well-being. I'm convinced that nobody who tries these methods will be disappointed in what is delivered.

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Howie Brewer said...

Did you find yourself a 25th hour in the day? =)

Looking forward to seeing how you incorporate these into your current workouts. That would be my biggest fear. Especially now that I'm starting to dabble with the clubs.

Coach Steer said...


Thanks so much for the generous review of the e-book! Ryan and I really poured ourselves into this project and we're very happy that so many people are enjoying it.

Keep up the great work on your blog and the continued progress of your personal physical culture project.


hunashaman said...

Hey Howie, yup I did finally manage to capture that elusive extra hour :-)

Adam, thanks for stopping by my blog and the words of encouragement. I'll be posting my experiences with the body-weight protocol in the days and weeks to come.

Kathryn said...

Hello Johan, this is a really great review and I look forward to reading about your progress of reclaiming yourself. I'd love to run this review in the next issue of the RMAX Magazine. If you will send me an email (, I'll get the release forms to you.

Thanks and keep up the great work!

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