Yes! A candid look at fitness and the fitness industry. The truth about what works and why. Finally someone wrote a book that cuts through all the crap and gets real on how to get real results! Thanks Vinnie!
Why we get fat. And what to do about it.
This book was more about Vinnie then fitness. He talks about his young life, being in football, being a fitness instructor, sex with customers, cancer, his bike races etc.
What little fitness he discusses items such as this: calories in does not equal calories out. A clear violation of thermodynamics. Do not eat grains or sugar but all the bacon and fat you want (a modified Atkin's diet) which is unhealthy in the long run.
No just his future books!
Vinnie thinks he is a comedian so he continually broke script from his written books to crack unfunny jokes.
Disappointment that I wasted money on the book and Vinnie profited from it.
Don't waste a penny on the audio.
Truth. Intelligent. Simple.
I have a hard copy of this book, which is fantastic. When I found out that there was an author narrated audiobook available, no questions asked I was going to get it. Vinnie is a great story teller and you "get a little something extra" via the audiobook as well. If you're on the fence about getting this, don't be, buy it.
Any Actual fitness or diet advice would have been nice. No Sugar No Grains, Lift free weights... That's IT !
Two of the 4 Covers major selling points DON'T EXIST in the book
NO Fitness Advice.
His store does inspire.
No Dirt, other than he hates all but private gyms and all trainers other than himself can't be trusted and are incompetent out only for money.
And it is very confidential. He keeps all the useful information to himself
The author tries on many occasions to make the narration sound spontaneous with little anecdotes. It doesn't work. Bad Idea.
Tell the Truth.
Its your standard Sports biography all about his life and how great he is. Standard " I was born in a log cabin" stuff and I did it all myself except for the help from some of the Top Doctors and endurance athletes Blah blah.
Its a good listen despite being totally misleading about the content.
I love the NON-Formula for success! Vinnie cuts to the chase and tells us this is not a prescriptive fitness or weight loss book. Instead, he tells the story about how he started and became NSNG guy! If anyone could convince you about saying its not a DIET but a LIFESTYLE it's Vinnie Tortorich!
Not comparable to my knowledge
Vinnie is well known for his personal embellishments and at times diverging into tangents. All good though!! You will get additional anecdotes from Vinnie at every turn. They are great and welcome!
This book will make you laugh! At times you will think to yourself... "This guys a trip". He is, and it works.
I can't wait for Vinnie to come out with another! I listen to his podcast three times a week. It helps keep me motivated! I've actually lost over 60lbs listening to him and Anna on their "Morning Show" LOL
A more fundamented concept. He brings the same already known protein + fat based diet that tones of authors did and honestly there are better books if you want to follow an Atkins style diet (Atkins itself or TNT...). By the way, Atkins himself died of a heart attack, not a good sign.I don't believe the "diet" - or eating style - he proposes is good for everyone I personally tried it several times before reading his book and lost weight in the first 2 weeks only, then the body seemed to adapt and keep the weight. Besides, my skin was extremely oily and I looked older and tired and I literally felt dirty inside. The advice for exercises is also not new, it basically says you get out from it what you put into it.
Maybe I'm just the wrong target since I study nutrition and have read several books on the topic. But anyways, less story and more concept and more practical advice would have been good.
None in particular, although he has nice stories, I bought the book looking for a different content.
Vinnie is a funny guy with nice stories to tell. It'sjust not what I was expecting.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
If I could give a 'half' star, I would rate it overall at 3.5.
1. I give him credit for what he has accomplished in life. How he, like many of us, overcame classmates and teachers who bullied as part of their 'normal' life.
2. I give him credit for building a network of friends and clients to help and support during his bout with a disease
3. If I wanted to share this with youth, I couldn't for all of the sex references, "F" bombs and other statements.
4. Health advice? The food he recommends is unreal! Obviously, he went a different route than other ultra athletes like Rich Roll - which I recommend reading.
5. Were his rants funny and did they add to the story? Yes, some of them and others had no value to the 'story'.
6. Will I read anything else he writes? I doubt it.
7. Did he add value to the book by reading it? Yes! I doubt anyone else could have expressed his thoughts and passion (which he is filled with!) in the same manner.
Again, I give him credit for his passion and success in how he pursued 'fitness'. However, as a 'health nut' for 42 years, fitness and health are two different stories. Am I glad I 'read' / listened to the book? Yes, because I am always thrilled to hear of success stories.
There was a of info that I already knew but the stuff I didn't know made it a worthwhile listen! I love audiobooks that are narrated by the author. Definitely worth listening to!
To summarize, this book teaches you pretty much all you need to know about fitness, and ties everything together with great stories. I really liked how this book was read by Vinnie himself, as it makes it so much more personal and easily relatable.
If you would like to hear about superdiets and magical fat loss methods, this book is not for you; however, if you are serious about getting fit, this book will teach you the only sustainable, realistic fitness advice there is, as well as giving you a good time while at it. As Vinne says: "Just because your body hurts (while working out), doesn't mean you head has to hurt too".