of "The Dad Fitness System"
eBook By Sean Barker
So picture this...you're
a dad...you haven't exercised in awhile...work keeps
you running crazy...the kid(s) keep you on your
toes when you're NOT working...you're expanding
in the middle...the belt just keeps on moving towards
the outer notches...
And you keep thinking
getting fat and out of shape but I just can't seem
to find the time to work out anymore...I
wish there was a program that could help me...and
not written by some clown who doesn't have kids
and doesn't know what I'm going through..."
So if you're in ANY
sort of suspense right now, then you obviously haven't
read the title of this review...
Fitness" is a book written specifically FOR dads
BY a dad.
Sean is a longtime fitness
professional who understands exactly what you're going
through. And not because he read about it in a book but
because he's got a kid of his own and struggles to find
the time to train himself, never mind that it's his JOB!
Dad Fitness is all about
training efficiency. It's about using training methods
(both weight training and cardio training) that pack in
the most bang for your buck. What I like about Sean's
approach is that he preaches this as a lifestyle change,
not a quick-fix diet program that pulls the fat off but
leaves you hanging at the end of the cycle.
This approach is exactly
what a dad needs (heck, it's what MOST people need, but
since this book is about "dad fitness," we'll
focus on the subject at hand :)
In the book, Sean takes
you step-by-step through everything you need to know to
get started and keep progressing.
You should know right up
front, the target audience of this book is more in the
beginning trainer end of the spectrum. It's excellent
information but if you've been training awhile, you will
most likely be familiar with a lot of it.
That being said, if you
ARE just starting out in training or it's been awhile
since you've exercised, this is an EXCELLENT manual to
start with. Sean covers the basics very effectively without
any filler to waste your precious time :)
Sean includes a number of
sample workouts, taking you from total beginner to more
intermediate/advanced workouts. You'll also get advice
on how to train at home or while travelling, which is
He's also included a separate
file containing exercise pictures and how-to information
on ALL the exercises included in the manual, so you'll
know exactly what you're doing every step of the way.
The exercises cover pretty much every major muscle group
in the body and the tips are very good.
Overall, this is a solid
package. It's effective information, written by a dad
who knows what he's doing when it comes to fitness and
getting results within the confines of a hectic family
life (substituting baby formula for protein shakes
is something Sean has had to cope with...)
One thing I would have liked
to have seen in this book would be more attention paid
to advanced training strategies beyond the basics but
I have to say, that's really just my thing coming from
my own background.
Sean has picked his target
(the more beginning-oriented audience) and really nailed
it. You won't go wrong following his advice from start
to finish in the book, especially if you've been confused
by reading muscle magazines and conflicting "research"
in the popular media.
If you're a dad, struggling
to find your way back into shape or KNOW a dad facing
that same challenge, definitely check this book out. It's
Learn more about "Dad
Barker is a nationally certified personal trainer.
C.P.T., a worldwide award winning bodybuilding
competitor and most importantly, a proud dad.
He has been involved in the health and fitness
industry for over 15 years and have appeared in
High Performance Muscle Magazine, been on health
and fitness radio shows and was selected as a
sponsored athlete by one of the top supplement
nutrition companies in the world. He is affiliated
with the top trainers in the industry and has
provided fitness consulting to numerous people
over the years helping them get real-world results
in the shortest amount of time.