The Theory of Fat loss by Timothy J. Ward.
I recently read and reviewed this book, and I will say that this is one of the better books about fat loss that I have ever read. It is very easily read and understood and very logical.
Book strengths. This book is based on the concept of absolute intensity, which is basically saying that the harder that one is able to train the easier fat loss will be for that person. This seems like a very logical concept, but it is not generally considered in the formation of most fat loss programming. Personally I like the idea of increasing ones work capacity to improve the ease of reaching their goals. I also like the recommendations for training that Timothy lays out in the books. He covers very comprehensively different ways to assess your abilities in relation to training. He also explains in great detail ways to improve efficacy of training. He also lays out some good basic guidelines for nutrition. I don't necessarily agree with all of the guidelines listed, but I do agree that they are a good place to start, and can be adjusted.
Another strength is that he suggests using professionals in designing training programs. This is rare in fat loss books. Most will offer a general program and claim it to be the best program to follow for its given goal. Timothy suggests that there is not a general program that will work for everybody and that designing a program based on your own strengths, weaknesses, and functionality is much better than a cookie cutter program.
Book Weaknesses. There are not many weaknesses that I can find in this book. The only one that I can think of is that I don't necessarily agree with all of the nutritional recommendations that are given in the book.
Overall. This book is a great read for anybody who finds losing fat to be difficult and confusing. It lays out in great detail the reason behind some people's ease of fat loss and other people's difficulty. The Theory of Fat Loss is an easy read, and it can familiarize new trainees to some more advanced concepts without being too overwhelming. I would recommend this book to anybody who is trying to lose fat and to anybody who helps others lose fat.
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