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Great for its (limited) intended purpose.
on November 27, 2012
Bottom line is that it does grow your chest with daily pushups.
I had stopped bench pressing for several months with a shoulder injury. I got this book because I figured it would prevent me from melting away. Well, truth be told, I looked better after a couple months than I had from benching and pressing. I was surprised and impressed.
Another thing; it really seemed to heal the shoulder. After doing this for a couple months I started moving toward a one handed pushup(not covered in this book-see convict conditioning) and withing about a month and a half Iwas doing one rep.
Here's where it gets interesting though. I decided that my shoulder was ready to reintroduce the benching. I started at 135 and did 5 reps. Each week adding 20lbs, then later 10 lbs a week and doing 5 reps. I have worked my way up to 225 for 5 reps and feel good for at least 235 for 5, maybe 245. Not too impressive. Until you realize I had never benched more than 245 for a single! In other words my bench press went up from only pushups! A lot!
Don't pay attention to reviewers who didn't try it. I was s skeptic with low expectations. I was quite impressed. Don't expect too much in the way of content. But if you want a nice chest without weights, it'll do the job.
Of course, you need to balance it out with pulling(pull ups etc) or bad things will happen to your body. I therefore suggest(if your goals are modest) the effortless exercise system for men. If has a more well rounded program that literally anyone can do. If you want to push body weight exercise to the max apply that books principles to convict conditioning and you'll be one of the strongest, best built guys around!
My 2 cents.