The K*I*S*S* Weight Training Program
For men, there are hundreds of weight training courses out there, each one claiming it has a magic formula that will lead to great strength and/or a Mr. America physique. For women, there are an equal number of courses --- usually endorsed by a gorgeous starlet --- that promise a body-beautiful.
Think about this for a minute. Does it make sense? My answer is: “Not at all!”
There are only a handful of ways you can move your body; I call them "natural movements." Examples of natural movements would be pushing or pulling something. It only takes a limited number of exercises that include these movements to give you a complete well-balanced workout. It’s all very simple! There is no magic formula; no endorsements are necessary. All you need to know are what these natural movements are and what exercises you need to do to include these movements. Then you can pretty much design your own weight training course!
The K*I*S*S* Weight Training Program provides this information. In Part 1 of the book I lay out the concepts upon which a sensible well-balanced weight training course must be based. First, I give course templates that include all the natural movements. This automatically forces any course based on the templates to be well-balanced. Next, I describe the exercises that utilize the natural movements. In "cook-book" manner, you can insert some of these exercises into the templates to come up with weight training courses. There will be many course possibilities because there are many exercises that move your body in practically the same way. This opens up the possibility for great variety in your workouts; you will never get bored or stale when you follow this program.
A feature of the book are the comments I make on the merits of each exercise and how they should best be used in the course templates. For example, some exercises are best used as “main” exercises while others should probably play a supporting role. I also discuss compound exercises and isolation exercises and their roles in filling out the course templates. Finally, I go over the all-important issues of how many times to perform each exercise and when to increase the weights you are handling.
This program only requires you to exercise four days per week. Workout sessions are around an hour long. Using the “basic” course template, they will probably be less than an hour; using the “advanced” course template, they might be longer. So, it's possible to adjust your weight training courses from the bare minimum to one that will give you a very serious workout.
In the Part 2 of the book I give a number of “sample” weight training courses based on the course templates. I also make candid comments on each course concerning its strong and weak points. Even though the course templates will always produce well-balanced courses, some might be more effective than others or at least will be better-suited for a certain objective. You can use these courses as they are given or you can develop your own. Going through the sample courses will give you a very good feel for the wide variety of possibilities that are possible with this program. For example, you can configure a course to favor a particular objective such as body building, power lifting, or even Olympic lifting.
In Part 3 of the book I offer “advice” on many different subjects --- the result of over 50 years of experience and experimentation with exercise and diet. Some of the advice applies specifically to this program. However, most of it is applicable to any weight training or fitness program you might become involved with. Much of this advice relates to the problem of somehow making exercise a part of your lifestyle. This, of course, is the real objective --- or should be the objective --- of any good exercise or fitness program. I talk about many tricks that will help in making this happen. A point that I emphasize is that a person should never stop exercising. Even if he only does a minimal amount, it is still better than nothing.
As is true of all my programs, the K*I*S*S* Weight Training Program emphases a simple approach to weight training; there is no rocket science involved. People have been using the principles presented in this program for over a hundred years! Who wouldn't want to look like or be as strong as Eugene Sandow, a "strongman" from the beginning of the twentieth century --- or John Grimek, a weight lifter and undefeated Mr. America fifty years later. The point is that men (and women!) have been developing strong muscular bodies for a long long time and there was nothing hi-tech about their training methods. I believe that the information presented in the K*I*S*S* Weight Training Program captures the essence of the training methods they might have used.
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