> BBOE – Take 2 – Beach Ready Workout & Log

I have been spending a bit of time trying to become familiar with Adam Campbell’s “The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises.” It has more information and pre-set workout templates than I originally thought. It is interesting the way the book is structured. It is designed to appeal to the guy who wants a quick fix “in a nutshell” workout guide, but complete enough to take that guy to a “doctoral” level of knowledge.

Every exercise has a damn good picture representing the “how to do it.” Little balloons surrounding the model give tips on the way to hold your body or make the exercise more effective. Then – at the end of many sections are sample workouts designed to target that particular portion of the body. As an example, at the end of the “Shoulders” section is a 4 week upper-body workout with the suggestion to combine it with a lower-body workout detailed in another section of the book to achieve a full-body routine. This type of information appears throughout the book.

But – if you want the Nutshell version – just go to Chapter 13: “The Best Workouts for Everything,” where you will find 14 templates with detailed information on implementing them.

Today I started “The Beach-Ready Workout” designed by Vince DelMonte. It is an old-fashioned strength template. There are four phases, each two weeks long. As I do with all my workouts, I create a chart and carry it around on my clip board. A bit of a Geek – but damn – I can not remember what weight I did two days before – or for that matter – two minutes ago. Attached is my Beach Ready Workout Chart.

As I move through this book, I will have more comments.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brigham Dallas
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 05:22:32

    I did this workout last year… worked great!


    • TNT Man
      Aug 07, 2012 @ 06:01:58

      This is a great all around work out.

      Thanks for stopping bye.


  2. Lifter
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 09:00:59

    I’m on phase 2 of the workout. Enjoying the workout but was confused about something about workout A, phase 2… it says barbell curl but refers to p.76 which is the barbell row. Which did you use?


    • TNT Man
      Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:30:31


      The page number is erroroneous. It should be Curl. Row is in Workout B.

      How do you like this Workout?

      TNT MAN


      • Lifter
        Mar 08, 2014 @ 12:02:42

        Hey TNT Man

        I just finished the workout about a week ago and like the results so far. Before I got the book I was overexerting myself and ended up losing fat rather than gaining muscle so the change was welcome. Just now switched to the workouts of each muscle group that you find at the end of each chapter. Looks promising!

        Thanks for clearing up that typo!


        • TNT Man
          Mar 08, 2014 @ 12:58:55


          Glad it is working for you. I love the BBOE – use it as a resource.

          Keep up the good work,

          TNT Man


  3. Jay
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 06:02:54

    Hey bud

    The chart is very helpful. I will download and print the template that you’ve shared and use in the gym (I am on week7/8 currently of the same workout 🙂 ) Have you done the same for other workouts ?


    • TNT Man
      Feb 28, 2014 @ 09:10:17


      Glad the chart works for you. I posted the one for Scrawny to Brawny.

      The BBOE Design It Yourself Workouts are my personal modification of the chart at the front of the book. Check them out.

      Good Luck
      TNT Man


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