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Solitary Fitness Paperback – January 1, 2007
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About the Author
Stephen Richards, also known as The Golden Pen, is an international bestselling author of over 60 titles and his many successful self-help books have been translated into foreign languages. As a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and stress counsellor, Stephen was a former member of the British Association of Counsellors and was affiliated to their Family Sexual Division, Disaster Team and Stress Counselling for Students Division. Stephen now applies his time to self-help publications, running his property development empire and helping others.
Top Customer Reviews
Solitary Fitness has tons of great information before and after the actual Solitary Fitness program. Bronson (who sometimes refers to himself as Bronco) tells you what stretches are important, how many of them to do and for how long. I know that stretching is important before working out, and I spend at least 20 minutes doing stretches before I lift weights or go over my martial arts move set, but some people don't get it, and Bronson drills it in your head how important they are. He then goes over how to work on specific muscles and single them out, which you'll be able to do quickly thanks to his instructions. The majority of exercises here involve stretching and resistance.Read more ›
POSITIVE: The book is cheap and, if you are willing to work hard, both mentally and physically, contains guidelines for developing your own fitness regime at home, using only a room and the odd prop such as a chair, pillow, 2 saucepans, etc. After 52 days of following this book, my shoulders, upper arms and chest are definitely showing some signs of getting bigger and more defined. Again, if you really set your mind to it, you could, using this book, conceivably develop your own fitness programme without travelling to and from a gym and paying membership fees.
And now the negative elements of this book.
NEGATIVE: The book is appallingly written and appallingly edited. There is no coherent structure or programme contained therein, no real step-by-step approach. The only way you can make it work is by buying a separate exercise book or note pad and rewriting everything in "Solitary Fitness" to make it structured and comprehensible. The pictures are not always clear and neither are all the explanations. Some of the exercises are just plain weird (the weirdest of which are several exercises aimed at your "anal muscles" - I'm not kidding). After 52 days there has been no impact or progress in my stomache area. If anything, I think my love handles have grown. Another disadvantage is that the programme is extremely time-consuming. It takes easily more than an hour a day (my own day 29 took up most of the day) and you are expected to do it six days a week. I understand that a prisoner has all the time in the world, but people with jobs and families don't.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great practical information for body weight training. My teenage son has this book on his bedside table. It has been a great inspiration for safe body mechanics and growth.Published 10 months ago by jennifer haley
Here is the book. Push ups, pull ups, burpees, sit ups, squats, star jumps, Squat thrusts, and head stands. We already know this stuff. Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. Jensen