Ditto on the compound moves. You would be surprised (or maybe not) at how many muscles are used in the dead lift move. Pretty much your entire body. And yes I do eat as much if not more than in the book. Great book BTW. I have been working out in that style since 1985 and it works.
It has been awhile since I read the book, so I do not remember how much they casually mention versus beating you over the head with it, but the general idea of the few exercises and lack of a lot of ab and concentration exercises is that they use compound movements (exercises that work more than one set of muscles). The use of compound movements saves time (you are getting a two-fer or more rather than having to do multiple separate exercises to work out all the same muscles) and it is more natural to your body and everyday life (functional fitness). If you are not getting enough out of it, ab work for example, then consider increasing the intensity/weight or using a harder variation of the exercise. Most of the exercises list variations, some harder, some easier, some just different.
I just began the program last night. My question is how can so few exercises really work your whole body?? I know he says not to add things and stuff but every thought in my head was that I needed to add some arm exercises and some more ab work.. I didn't add anything but does anyone else feel like there should be more? or people who have completed the program did you gain muscle and firm up all over?
Also I know this isn't lifting related and should go in the nutrition section but does everyone eat as much as they say? I don't want to gain fat.
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