- File Size: 6087 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Rhadi Ferguson, PhD, CSCS; 2nd Edition edition (February 5, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 5, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IA4E3JM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,651 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Maximum Dumbbell Training: Quick, Easy and Effective Dumbbell And Kettlebell Programs Kindle Edition
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Rhadi has given us an excellent book on using dumbbells for maximum training.
First he lists his workouts with dumbbells. These are the standard list, fighting sarcopenia (lack of muscle mass), fighting diseases, less time involved, less cost involved, ease of use, boosting flexibility and mobility and energy.
The he goes through 15 fitness fallacies and refutes them well. These vary from being too young to train, to diet, to maxing out.
Then we get a history of dumbbell training through the ages back into the ancient Greek days, Custer and Alan Calvert of Milo.
Finally Rhadi presents 10 good circuits for dumbbell workouts. These circuits are definitely progressive, and should be taken in order. They are each about 8 exercises in length and challenging, each circuit building on the previous circuits. Rhadi is big on punching, pressing and rotational uses of the dumbbells, recommending twice a week workouts. I would encourage adding a leg day in as I feel the circuits lack some in the leg area.
At least in the Kindle version, the pictures demonstrating the exercises are too small and I could not find how to enlarge them on my cellphone. This is my only complaint about this book.
Then Rhadi presents ways of using his circuits for beginners, intermediates, and advanced lifters. These are excellent suggested approaches to the circuits. Rhadi is big on punching and pressing and rotational moves with the dumbbells leading to strong shoulders and a strong core. I feel a leg workout should be also included in the weeks spent on the dumbbell circuits.
Finally we get some chapters of advice from his wife on diet, women, pregnancy etc. These are listed as bonuses and add some to the book. But the real meat of the book is the dumbbell circuits which are well worth the price of the book.