Done Right”(No longer being sold
that I can find)
Author: Jim O’Connor
Price: $ ?
Format: Downloadable Audio, E-Book (Electronic Delivery)
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Jim O’Connor’s entry aimed at the bodybuilding market is a 90 minute audio download. Honestly, I couldn’t get through the audio so I stuck with the provided transcript.
This is not a set bodybuilding program and doesn’t advertise itself as such.
Instead, O’Connor promises a look at the core principles and strategies you must have to succeed (along with “secrets the pros don’t want you to know” and similar bodybuilding marketing clichés – blah blah blah).
I would agree with the contention that success in bodybuilding comes down not to what specific exercises or routines you choose but rather to the understanding and adherence to the core principles O’Connor refers to – things like intensity and progressive overload. So, it’s plausible that a good look at these concepts could have some value for the beginning bodybuilder.
However, I didn’t find a good look at these concepts. Instead, I found an ego-driven discussion that glossed over these concepts.
I don’t doubt that Jim O’Connor has the experience and knowledge to talk bodybuilding. I don’t doubt that he has unique and potentially valuable insight to share with the average bodybuilder. I just don’t think he is delivering any of that with “Bodybuilding Done Right.”
The “secrets” he gives you are easily bodybuilding’s worst kept secrets – you’ll find them on just about every bodybuilding site out there. At one point, he states “let’s get into supplements and steroids” and then proceeds to not get into them at all.
He does take you through some intensity building techniques. He is into static contraction training. But he really doesn’t spend enough time here to offer anything of real value. He walks you through one of his workouts which might be the highlight.
The transcript takes up just 36 ebook pages and has plenty of fluff helping it get to that length. The only real interesting thing I learned was that O’Connor once found himself training right next to Mike Mentzer. I guess I also found it interesting the he was interviewed by the National Enquirer (or maybe I found it interesting that he would mention that).
1 of 5 Stars: I can’t see a beginner getting the solid foundation he needs from “Bodybuilding Done right”. And I can’t see even the mildly experienced trainer learning anything new from it.
(No Longer Being Sold That I Can Find)
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