The Navy Seal Workout : The Compete Total-Body Fitness Program
The Navy Seal Workout : The Compete Total-Body Fitness Program
The Navy Seal Workout : The Compete Total-Body Fitness Program
Price: $9.95 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 1998
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Page Count: 149
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0809229021
ISBN-13: 9780809229024
User Rating: 4.6667 out of 5 Stars! (3 Votes)

Amazon.com Review

It stands to reason that the military units assigned to carry out the most dangerous missions would require their soldiers to be in the best shape. To get the soldiers in that kind of shape, those units--the U.S. Navy SEALs among them--would have to have the most effective and innovative fitness programs.

The Navy SEAL Workout doesn't disappoint. The program will build tremendous upper-body strength and muscular endurance through a series of pull- ups (there are five variations on this exercise), dips, and push-ups (four variations). But that's the easy part of the program; the advanced lower-body workout includes an astounding 18 exercises for midsection muscles. (There are beginner and intermediate versions of these workouts before you get to the advanced level.) And you do all that before you run and swim--the other two components in the SEAL program.

A fitness professional might quibble with some of the choices of abdominal exercises--they can overwork hip-flexor muscles, which can lead to lower back strain--but the overall program is a guaranteed fat burner and muscle tightener. It's not designed for building huge muscles--you'll need a weightlifting program for that. But when you're in good enough shape to join an elite combat unit, who needs big muscles? --Lou Schuler

About the Author

Mark De Lisle became a U.S. Navy SEAL at the age of 28. He has appeared on CNN, "Extra," and a variety of other television and radio programs.

anything from the book, March 16, 2000
| 5 out of 5 Stars!
16/03/2000

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I must say this is an awesome book for one who wants to get into shape. The only problem with it is, I bought the machine in the back of the book for doing pull ups and latts but Mark Desile never shipped. It was a 144 dollar purchase, and the author took my money and ran. I have attempted to recieve reimbrushment but the author seems to be out of business. Trust me it is a great book, but never buy anything from it. The author and his company do not practice sound business practices.

A Customer As a senior in college, I've had troub | 5 out of 5 Stars!
25/07/1999

up bar and a dip bar (which saves time, because you won't have to wait in lines at the gym). Second, the system of reps De Lisle has you do is really effective (2-3-4-5-4-3-2, etc.). And the exercises are easy to understand.

Don't get me wrong. They are challenging. When I fist flipped through to book I almost put it down because the exercises almost looked too easy. I couldn't have been more wrong.

If you keep with the program, steadily, for a couple weeks, you WILL see results.

scott@scottdallas.com (Dallas, Texas) | 4 out of 5 Stars!
15/06/1998

I don't agree with some other reviewers that this book gives inadequate information or that people can get hurt easily using the program. I'm a 42-year-old male who had been lifting weights sporadically for years without seeing much improvement. Within a few weeks of starting Mark's program, I noticed increased definition all over, especially in my arms and abs. Unlike weightlifting, I've had little soreness. Also unlike weightlifting, it's impossible to drop a barbell on your foot, since you're only using your own bodyweight for resistance! I think most people would be more likely to hurt themselves using weights or even weight machines.

For anyone who is even remotely in shape already, the only way to really get hurt with this program would be to do too much, too soon. Mark emphasizes repeatedly that beginners need to take it easy, and the beginner routines involve minimal repetitions. I found the progression from beginner to intermediate levels to be clear and logical (you work up to the next level gradually; you don't just jump from one level to the next.) I also found the explanations and photographs of the various routines to be adequate to permit proper form.

Maybe this isn't the ideal book for former couch potatoes, but every book doesn't have to serve every possible audience. I recommend Mark's book highly.

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