This book is a nuts & bolts, down to earth, practical approach to getting "ripped". What sets this book apart from many in this genre is that the author lays out everything you need to get in the best shape of your life! The book gives you all the tools necessary, including nutrition, workouts, warm-ups, and the exercises (of course!). What is also helpful is that there is a follow-up section on where to go when you complete the program.
The beautiful thing about the program and the author's whole approach to fitness is that you can tell he genuinely wants you to achieve your fitness goals. The best example of this is that you can "try it before you buy it" by going to the companion web site which has a major part of the book online for free! Another example is his approach to nutrition. He gives you information and guidelines that will help you understand how to approach eating clean and healthy. The other major example is the price of the book! Along with the website and the Facebook page (where he gladly answers your questions) you are really getting a bargain.
The heart of the book is the exercises section. They are plentiful and I found them very helpful. What is also nice is that tougher variations are explained so even advanced enthusiasts will find some meat to chew on.
A bonus for me was the games in the back of the book. There are some very creative ideas that will get your mind churning and thinking of different ways to implement them. What a novel idea! Have fun getting and staying in shape.
If you are just starting back on your fitness trek after several years of inactivity, I would highly recommend reading through the web site, taking the fitness test, and starting the program. Then go to Facebook and Twitter to get support and information to complement your work. Somewhere in there buy the book and read it through, especially the exercises section.
I started last year on my quest to get back in shape with p90x, which really kicked me where I needed it. While I appreciated it, I think if I had this book to use my approach would have been different and perhaps a bit more sane and well-informed. Highly recommended!