If you’ve read any blog written by a dude looking to make cash online, travel, or become the best version of themselves – then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Victor Pride. There’s also a good chance you’ve read a Body of a Spartan review.
While Body of a Spartan isn’t a new program featuring fancy intermittent fasting techniques and new-age exercises, everything you’ll find in the program ensures you maximize your results and gains while undergoing a natural bodybuilding and weight training program.
Let’s dive in and see what this Spartan-esque style of training is all about.
Body of a Spartan Review
I read Body of a Spartan years ago before I began traveling around Latin America. The book was impressive then and it influenced my training style for years to follow, especially while traveling.
Traveling like a spartan.
I’ve been using the training style presented by Victor for nearly three years now. It’s incredibly efficient and will get you results – if you put in the work.
What I Love About Body of a Spartan?
There’s a lot to love here. You will get in great shape following this program. My Body of a Spartan review may be a little bit biased, but I’m a big fan. Here are just a few reasons why:
Work Hard, But Smart
You won’t need to stay in the gym for 2-3 hours a day with Body of a Spartan type training. The book only recommends lifting 45 minutes to an hour 4-6 days a week.
With this style of training, you can see results with as little as three hours a week in the gym. And every one of us has three extra hours each week to ensure we get and stay in shape.
And every one of us has three extra hours each week to ensure we get and stay in shape.
The Ideal Combination
Victor doesn’t harp on only doing free weights or machine work. He doesn’t give a damn if you want to train like a powerlifter or a bodybuilder.
Pride recommends a combination of powerlifting techniques to get stronger with additional bodybuilding lifts to add size and shape.
He believes natural trainers must do free weights like bench press, squat, and deadlift to truly look good.
Body of a Spartan is honest about drug use in bodybuilding. The style of lifting is designed with natural trainers in mind.
You don’t need to pump drugs to look good with this program. Most people selling programs lie about their drug use significantly. This is all too common in bodybuilding “gurus” and circles.
Victor doesn’t sugarcoat this fact. He has created a program designed to help average guys like me and you look good without steroids.
Realistic Diet Advice
Body of a Spartan doesn’t feature fancy intermittent fasting, zero carbs, and other popular diet “hacks” these days. The book details a basic diet made for natural trainers that will help burn fat and increase muscle mass.
There are no tricks. Just solid nutritional advice based on research. You’ll eat two big meals a day. I just hope you like steak and eggs.
The Best Lifts
My favorite thing about Body of a Spartan are the main lifts. Victor shows you the eight best lifts of all-time for natural trainers. If you do just these eight lifts and abdominals, you will look better than 99% of guys out there.
It’s that simple. Victor breaks down each of the lifts in great detail. From personal experience, I can tell you these main exercises work really well.
While Pride focuses on eight main lifts, he also allows variation. For instance, if you feel pain while back squatting, the program allows you to change to a front squat instead.
This ensures you can find the best variation of each main lift – no matter what body type or injuries you’ve had in the past.
Grab Bag / Fat Burners
Last, but not least – Victor offers a few exercises to end each workout with. These are designed to burn fat and chisel your abs.
And they work. If you get nothing else from Body of a Spartan, I recommend incorporating these exercises into your workouts.
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No Book or Program is Perfect
While I believe Body of a Spartan is an ideal program for beginner to intermediate lifters, it’s not perfect. Here are a few of the downsides to the programs:
No Videos: No Body of a Spartan review would be honest without stating the obvious – there are no videos in this program. While most of the lifts are simple and tutorials can be found on YouTube, Pride could improve the product with video tutorials.
Little Supplement Advice: While supplements are not necessary to improve performance in the gym, I’ve found they do help. You won’t find any supplement recommendations or advice in this book.
Ideal For Travelers?
So can a traveler use the program from Body of a Spartan to achieve a great physique? Definitely! I did for over two years.
All you need a basic gym with some barbells and weights. It can be dirty. The gym doesn’t need to have any machines. Just some dusty barbells and plates. That’s all you need.
In all my travels, I’ve yet to find a city that didn’t have a gym. As such, you can use this program in most cities around the world.
Even if you’re on the road, there’s no excuse not to hit the gym four days a week. Gyms are everywhere these days.
Post-gym in Lima, Peru.
Body of a Spartan Review: Has Victor Pride’s Fitness Guide Stood the Test of Time?
Has this program stood the test of time? Body of a Spartan is a basic workout plan designed to give natural trainers the best chance to make serious gains and add mass to a lean physique.
It has more than stood the test of time. The program is ideal for weight trainers looking to completely change their body without drug use.
I dicked off a lot in September. Made a ton of cash the month before. Got lazy. Netflix binged on Narcos. Reminisced about the good ole’ days in Colombia. Kept reminiscing about the road. Mental masturbating reached new heights. Damn you, Airbnb.
P.S.: Let me know if you need price estimates on studio apartments in nearly every major city in the world. I know them now.
I made plans. Some I followed through on. Others fell through the cracks. But here I am. Disgust coursing through my veins as October rolls in. Focus is back. Drive coming on, too. It’s time to crank things up. Time to get focused, again.
October 2016 Reading List
With that in mind, the TV is going off. No more Netflix. Time to catch up on some learning. Time to get back to reading every single day. With that in mind, here are the books I plan to check out this month:
I grabbed this book after James peaked my interest in copywriting a few months back. I cracked it open for a week or so then forgot about it. It’s time to get back into it. I need to write better copy, especially as I plan to create my open information products in the future. So I plan to work through Web Copy That Sells before reading anything else this month.
I’d never heard of this book until I checked out Jon Anthony’s resource page. After reading his quick snippet about the book, I quickly bought it. No idea if it’ll be any good, but the idea of using your mind better appeals to me. I’ll write a full review on this one if it’s any good. While I have no expectations about the book, I’m quite curious about the contents of Prometheus Rising.
Hype on hype on hype. The copy for this guide was pretty damn good. Not to mention Anabolic Men is one hell of a resource for guys looking to improve their hormones. The TestShock Program is now a course, but I picked the guide up on Amazon awhile back on the cheap. Time to check it out and see if anything in TestShock seems legit.
I splurged on three of Donald Trump’s books a bit back. No matter your politics, Trump has been hustling on levels we can’t even imagine for over three decades. To say his business isn’t successful is just silly. I plan to check out three of his best books to get an insider’s view on how he operates. With the election in tow and voting creeping up on us, these should be some fun reads.
Not expecting much from Selling 101 by Zig Ziglar. I heard it was a decent sales guide and I grabbed it used on Amazon for dirt cheap. I’m half way into it, and most of the tips are for old school sales professionals, but there’s still some good info. Will put up a review of Selling 101 once I finish it.
October 2016 Reading List
Planning to finish seven books in a month is a lot for me, but I’m certain it won’t be an issue. With a potential surgery pending, I should have a decent chunk of free time on my hands. What are you reading this month? Let me kn0w in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for suggestions.