The 3-DVD set is polished and professionally produced. It's a "follow-along training resource," meaning that you plug in the DVD and follow along with him as he demonstrates and guides you through the wkouts.
The program is ganized into three levels of experience: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. It also includes a warm up and cool down f each wkout.
Based on a suggested three wkouts per week, lasting about 20 minutes each, Lauren provides three exercise protocols f each experience level built around 4 full-body exercises per session:
Timed - Timed sets of 4 exercises interspersed with appropriate rest periods. You complete four sets of each exercise, resting between each set and moving on from one exercise to the next.
Ladders - Ladders are a fm of progressive resistance training which involves adding repetitions on subsequent sets. In other wds, you do a set of a single reps of two alternating exercise. Then you do two reps on the next set, then three, then four and so on.
Circuits - Circuit training involves completing different exercises one after the other with little no rest in between. When you finish the sequence, you repeat it over again f a pre-determined number of rounds.
Who Is This Program F?
People getting started coming back from a layoff - I found the novice level wkouts to be a realistic starting point based on an "average client" from my own teaching experience as a guideline.
Of all the bodyweight programs that I've evaluated, "YAYOG" is the best I've found f people who are just getting started with their training coming back to it after a layoff.
People in better-than-average shape - If you're already in good shape, the advanced wkouts are definitely intense enough to kick just about anybody's butt! The novice, intermediate and advance wkouts can also be alternated to create easy, medium and hard days in your training cycle.
People specifically looking f "Naked Training" - Because you don't require any equipment, the program is ideal f people who travel a lot, are on a limited budget, have limited space in their home live in an area without a gym nearby.
People who prefer a "follow along fmat" - As opposed to instructional DVD's that demonstrate and explain exercises and leave you to incpate them into your wkouts, this program guides you through each wkout from start to finish.
People looking to mix up their wkouts - regardless of your preferred training method, this program will allow you to mix up your wkouts with bodyweight training sessions.
If you're looking f a reasonably priced ( bucks!), well thought out and professionally produced follow-along wkout resource, I highly recommend "You Are Your Own Gym."
F.Y.I - Mark Lauren also has an excellent book also called " You Are Your Own Gym" and a iPhone app that provides video instructions on dozens of bodyweight exercises. Both are well wth the investment.
Overall, the DVD's are an excellent investment and the exercises provide a strong foundation to build off. Once you've gotten use to the exercise protocols you can incpating other activities substitute different body weight exercises as you progress.
[Staff note: The book is available here.]
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