Exercise Essentials

Download eBook This review may contain some spoilers. Exercise Essentials is a relatively simple guide to getting fit and staying that way. It’s written by Billy Goco Jr, a certified personal trainer. You don’t have to be a gym nut to follow this manual; it’s geared towards the beginner. The first stages of the book explain the best practise habits you’ll need to follow if you want to get the best results. It also explains the potential pitfalls that may arise, and how to overcome them. You’ll also find workout terminology, plus information on the muscular and skeletal systems. There’s also a workout program to help you get started. Or if you’re more seasoned, you may find the workout program useful to jump straight into. The information is presented clearly, with the use tables and pictures where appropriate. However, at times the information lacks character and reads like any Wikipedia article. The author interjects some humor here and there, but I think the work could benefit from more of a distinct personality, so as to separate it from the competition. If the author takes that informal approach to the content, I’d find the information easier to digest. The presentation is decent, and the work was largely free of errors. This is just one opinion. If you’ve read the book, why not leave your own rating below? Exercise Essentials 7.0 Total Score Users Score - (0 votes) Leave your rating Pros * This book is full of useful information, especially for beginners. Cons * Lacks some character and sparkle. Content 7 Delivery 6 Writing 7 Presentation 8 Content 1 Delivery 1 Writing 1 Presentation...

Boxer Hobo

Download eBook This review contains some spoilers. A professional boxer wakes in a Neuro-Trauma ward and discovers that he has a fractured skull. His injuries, surprisingly, haven’t arisen due to a contest, but in fact from a cowardly sucker punch on the night streets of Tasmania. Doctors say that he can never fight again, but homeless John Noctor sees no option but to fight. A wild premise and opening to a story, but this is no fiction, it’s real life. Noctor writes about the ensuing years following his injury, as he battles alcoholism and takes hard fights for poor money, while inexplicably being screwed over by a range of shady boxing characters. But this is not a completely bitter tale; Noctor is looking for the positive in life, however much it tries to elude him. He loves the sport of boxing, despite the corrupt cast who use him as a sparring partner for their upcoming fighters, or throw him into bouts that he cannot win,  at least not in his condition – recovering from a recent brain injury and still plagued by his thirst for the bottle. While Noctor trades leather in the ring, his real fight is in trying to uncover the identity of the man who attacked him, at the same time trying to convince the police force and justice system to take his case seriously. You can’t help but root for this underdog, and yet fume when he seeks comfort with the booze, further derailing his efforts. Can this boxing hobo keep off the drink and find a measure of peace? Something of a poet, Noctor is an engaging writer, and certainly...