“The Super Hero Workout”
(No longer being sold that I can find)
Author: John Romaniello, Matt McGorry
Beginner – Intermediate
Price: $ ?
Format: E-Book (Electronic Delivery)
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How would you like to look like the Incredible Hulk? How about Superman? If you do, this program was aimed directly at you. It is, afterall, “The Super Hero Workout”.
To be clear, the authors, John Romaniello and Matt McGorry, aren’t suggesting they can teach you how to fly or gain superhuman strength or any other such cool powers.
This program is about getting you to look the part, to develop physiques like the actors who play them in the movies.
Still, if you like the geek, there is some of that in here too.
Honestly, I’m not overly into the superhero scene. I enjoy the movies but I couldn’t really tell you the back-story of Wolverine. I did see the HBO documentary “Superheroes” and recommend it. It’s about real-life people who don costumes and go out and fight crime. My favorite was “Master Legend” and his secret power drink: Beer.
When I first saw this program, it was a little hard for me to take seriously. It seemed likely to be a little heavy on marketing and a little light on actual, usable, accurate information.
However, when I got into the training section, it was easy to tell that Romaniello and McGorry have some credibility training real-life, everyday boring people who haven’t yet been exposed to gamma radiation. They are geeky and extremely goofy guys, but they are legitimate trainers.
The training is broken down into four phases, a rough periodization approach. You are working 3-4 days a week. It isn’t a straight muscle-building program, more like an overall get-in-shape and build some muscle while you are at it program. It probably isn’t where I’d send the typical reader of this site (someone whose dominant goal is to add muscle mass).
Overall, I found the approach to be decent and explained adequately. “Adequately” but not exceptionally. It is a program designed for beginners but I found many confusing aspects. Less geek-speak and more actual knowledge being imparted would have been nice.
Underwhelmed after reviewing the training part of the “Super Hero Workout” but keeping an open mind, I went looking for the superhero nutrition plan. And I looked and looked and looked.
I finally found out that there is no nutrition advice in the base offering (you can upgrade and get a nutrition plan, I stuck with the base for this review).
“Holy nightmare, Batman.”
In my opinion, this is unforgivable. I may be someone who places more importance on nutrition than most but all legitimate trainers will tell you that it is a critical component of any physique-changing quest. To leave it out on a program marketed to beginners is doing them a giant disservice.
The reason you leave it out? Marketing and money. They hope you’ll be enticed into spending more money for the upgrades. I’m not anti-marketing. It is necessary if you want to be successful and virtually all programs will try and get you to upgrade. Most do so fairly though, with advanced routines or with other programs or whatever, but NOT with critical components to the program you just purchased. That’s a cheap tactic.
When you have marketing as your main goal and purpose as opposed to actually giving your consumer what he/she needs to be successful, that’s when I start to hate you.
2 of 5 Stars:Perhaps it was because of all the superhero talk but I felt silly while reading the program. Maybe those with higher geek-speak tolerance would feel differently.
It is a serious program but it isn’t seriously good.
And the lack of nutrition in the base offering? Bush league.
(No Longer Being Sold That I Can Find)
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