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Needs some work to be Kindle-friendly - buy the hard copy,
This review is from: The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle (Kindle Edition)
I want to start off by saying I'm really enjoying the book... I'm starting the NROL Break-In Program and like the writing and information. If I were rating only the content of this book, it'd be a 4-or-5 star review.
However, the Kindle version of this book could use a little TLC and a re-release.
In the Table of Contents, you're only allowed to navigate to the "top level" headers. For example, even though "8 Squat" is listed as a TOC link item under "PART 3 EXERCISES" you can not navigate to this item to click through it.
Unfortunately, that means every time you want to flip back to review an exercise you have to navigate to the "PART 3 EXERCISES" section and then hit "Page Forward" for a long time. (Something that will be VERY common in the beginning week or two of any workout)
This problem is entirely fixable (and if you want to throw in even another level of TOC contents, showing sub-exercises in the Squat/Deadlift/Lunge/Push/etc sections you'd get a 5-star review.)
What would also be helpful, but a little more work, would be linking directly to exercises from their listings in the Programs section.
I'm probably going to go out and get a hard-copy of this one, 'cos all of the paging/searching is not conducive to the Kindle in the book's current format.
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Initial post: Oct 4, 2009 7:02:42 AM PDT
I use the kindle version and I agree with this review.
To save money (if not time) here is what I have done.
First, I have used the annotations and bookmark functions in the Kindle to keep track of all the exercises. This too is unwieldy, but it helps.
I agree a hard copy of the book would be a big help... too bad they didn't get the Kindle version entirely right with the first release. Hopefully someone will see your review and take your feedback into consideration.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009 10:27:35 AM PDT
B. Meyer says:
I had the same issues with The New Rules of Lifting for Women on the Kindle. It's too much of a pain for me to even bother using, and I use a hard copy instead.
Posted on Aug 3, 2013 9:17:20 AM PDT
I have a Kindle copy of NROWL for Women and I just highlighted all the things (i.e. workout plans, exercises) that I needed to return to frequently. Then when you look under "My Notes & Marks", you can pick whatever you need to see. Kind of a pain for sure, but definitely makes the Kindle copy easier to use.
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