Christmas is right around the corner…
…and it is customary to buy/make gifts for others to give to them on Christmas day.
Chances are if you’re trying to buy something for someone, they already have a list of things they want. That is fine. However, here is a list I made of a few programs you could get to give to any “health freaks” you know, or fellow Spartans.
I’ll give a summary of each program along with a mini review. And yes, I am affiliated with some of these programs, so if me making money of these recommendations offends you, I don’t much care.
I only recommend programs I have either done myself, or programs made by people I trust and would use myself. So without further ado…
This is amongst my personal favorites…
…and one I have used myself. I’ve written a previous review about it, so I won’t stay long on it here. The focus of this program is to build a body similar to that of old school strongmen and bodybuilders.
Main focuses are on diet, strength training, lifestyle and conditioning. Also mentions other Spartan principles that I have grown to love, such as meditation and cold showers. Great for someone who already has a passion for strength training, has access to equipment, and knows how to do the basic lifts.
The name itself is good. Simple and to the point. That’s what this program is. Focuses primarily on lifting, going in excellent detail how to perform each lift (the program is worth it just for that alone). The workouts seem very modular, allowing you to decide which exercises to do on which day depending on a few basic criteria. By focusing on strength and size, it is also a great base for any aspiring bodybuilder.
Costing only $14, with pages upon pages of pictures showing how to perform the lifts, and simple, flexible, modular workouts, it’s a great program to get for cheap. Especially for those new to lifting. This would probably be my recommendation for anyone new to weightlifting, strength training and bodybuilding.
The shortest and simplest program on the list. Workouts are also very modular, presenting a few choices that you work on hard. Strength is the primary focus here, in order to build a solid foundation for everything else. It’s designed to be plugged into whatever other routine a person is doing in order to, well, grow stronger.
The principles outlined in this program allow for you to gain strength and not size or gain strength and size. Excellent for athletes to build a base of solid, useful strength, especially for those that want to get strong while not putting on weight. Also very useful for the more bodybuilding types who want to get big but remain strong, all they need to do is plug some of these techniques into their current workouts. As a strength training program for an athlete, or as a program for a pumper to use to build dense and strong muscle, I would recommend it for sure.
So there you have it.
Three simple ideas for gifts to give to a Spartan in your life, or just to grab yourself for your own personal development. Any one of these can be used on their own, or information from them and others can be combined. The principles in each individual one of these programs can keep a person in good shape making progress for years.
Remember above all, these programs are only for those who want to fight through pain and suffering to reap the rewards of their hard work. Don’t get these for sissies who just want to push light weight, not sweat, and take things easy.