Best Exercises You've
Never Heard Of
By Nick Nilsson - Review
Review by Rahul Alvares
Nilsson's best book yet "Best Exercises" is
a most amazing collection of exercises that you absolutely
must get your hands upon. True to its title, "The
Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of," the exercises
are not variations of exercises you've already tried in
the gym. They are brand new exercises that somehow were
missed when the world of bodybuilding was created. Can
you imagine not having the bench press as a pectoral exercise?
Can you imagine the amount of gains you would miss if
you never worked the squat? Well if you haven't yet gotten
your hands on "Best Exercises," you are cheating
yourself out of immense gains.
When I first
heard of "The Best Exercises" I must admit I
was skeptical. I knew there would be some interesting
information in it for sure, but would I really need it?
If they were merely variations then would the book be
worth it? I can now tell you my expectations of "The
Best Exercises" were totally off the mark and I am
glad for it, GLAD you hear!
Take, for example,
the upper and inner chest, which was always a horribly
lagging body part of mine. Like most bodybuilders, I've
had few problems in developing my outer and lower chest
but I've never managed to get good pec seperation and
till a few months ago you could still count the ribs under
my nonexistent upper chest.
I had searched
for years for a good exercise with which I could hit my
upper and inner pecs. Oh yes, I tried incline presses
and V bar dips! They were good but not good enough. "The
Best Exercises" gave me two brand new exercises to
fit the purpose! With one of the exercises I am able to
get an excellent contraction right in the region of my
upper and inner pecs just below the neck. The other one
stabs me with a sharp dart of delightful pain squarely
in between my upper pec cleavage!
There are such
exercises for every body part: triceps, traps, hamstrings,
and wings, you name it. "The Best Exercises"
gives you a brush to reach those "hard to reach"
places when you step in for a shower. And though there
is no radical training principle or bodybuilding fundamental
involved, I cannot but help call Nick's work revolutionary.
How Nick came up with those exercises, I don't know. One
must really need a "Hannibal Lecter" like twisted
brain to do so!
To add to this
every exercise has tips and tricks, on the difficuilties
you might encounter, how to counter them, and make the
exercise better. Show's that Nick worked the exercises
in and out before compiling them into the book. I know
the exercises are safe, therefore.
But for a few
small glitches I would have rated "The Best Exercises"
as a classic.
are fifty three exercises in the book all right. But take
it from me, you won't be able to use all of them. Actually,
I can't use a number of them.
Let me explain
why with an example. In my foolish youth years of bodybuilding,
I overtrained my biceps with forced barbell curls to the
extent of irreversibly injuring my left wrist. I have
always had to use only dumbels for curls after that and
have not touched a barbell now in over a year. Nick has
included in "The Best Exercises," a beautiful
exercise for the biceps but unfortunately it has to be
performed with a barbell. So there goes one exercise out
the window for me.
Fifty two more
to go. "The Best Exercises" includes three exercises
targeting the glutes and upper thighs. Now I have already
big glutes and thighs. I have no interest in developing
them further. So there go the next three out the window.
Now I'm down
to forty nine.
As you work
through the book, you might find you can't use some of
the exercises for yourself because of your own personal
reasons and limitations.
has included between five and twelve exercises for every
body part, there are two groups of muscles he did not
touch. One was the forearms and the second was the neck.
The neck especially is an area often overlooked by most
bodybuilders. Most bodybuilders with tree-trunk-like necks
haven't worked for them. They got them because of good
genetics. What about the pencil necks? I am sure Nick
could include an exercise or two for the neck and the
"The Best Exercises" is a book of sheer genius.
A must have for every bodybuilder interested in the sport.