Here are a few questions that I just received, followed by the answers I sent back. I hope you find this helpful.
Question 1 – Each week presents a couple of workouts. Are these workouts to only be completed once – therefore 2 workouts for the week? (or do you repeat workouts within the week?)
Answer: each workout is to be completed once – 2 workouts per week – although as I mention in the book you may repeat a workout each week on a non-consecutive training day (so, M,W,F strength training routine, for example). The idea is to get the benefit of strength training without taking up a lot of your training time.
Question 2 – the exercises with weights – can’t find the amount of weight, or range of weight you recommend.
Answer: this depends on what your own strength level is. You should choose an amount of weight that would be challenging for the number of repetitions that you have to do in a given exercise. This changes depending on the exercise, of course, so having several different pairs of dumbbells would be ideal, if possible.