Ich habe damals eine Rezension auf amazon.com geschrieben (sehe unten). Absolut tolles Buch! Ich habe die Workouts benutzt um meine Körper nach dem Schwangerschaft schnell im Form zurückzubringen. Und jetzt fast 2 Jahre später, dieses Buch ist immer noch mein go-to-workout. 30 Minuten pro Tag (3 oder 4 Tage die Woche) schaffe ich sogar mit Job und kleines Kind. Und die Ergebnisse sind wie die anderen hier schon geschrieben haben: ich sehe jetzt fitter als bevor das Schwangerschaft (damals habe ich nur Pilates gemacht).
English Review: --------------- This book helped me get my pre-pregnancy body back and then some!
True, it is a bible of bodyweight exercises, but the true value is in the programs Mark put in there. The 10-week programs magically keep the workout consistent yet varied so you are always on your toes. Each week (or two) has a different set of exercises and a different method to do them. Thanks to these programs, I found out (after years of working out), that varying the method you perform the same exercise (and not just the intensity) really challenges your body and delivers faster results.
Speaking of results. I kept fit through out my pregnancy working out twice a week (doing "The Perfect Pregnancy Workout") until the 8th month, plus a lot of walking and climbing stairs (no car and fourth floor apartment w/o elevator, that's living in Europe!). Still, 4 months after the little one arrived, I had 10 pounds to lose. And despite exercising during the pregnancy, my muscles all over were weak, my legs and stomach a wobbly mess. The worst part was my back was starting to hunch forward from carrying a baby all day. Constrained by a baby that rarely napped more than 30 minutes, I knew I needed to do intense exercise in a short time. I started again on Pilates but for some reason it wasn't delivering like before. Googling "body weight exercises" led me to this book, and I started on the basic program immediately. As others mentioned, don't let the word "basic" fool you though, it was incredibly challenging.
After only 2 weeks, I started to see significant changes. It felt like my body was shrinking and tightening. After a few more weeks, the comments (and inquiries) from friends started flowing in, "Tell me what are you doing?", "wow, you're back to your old body!", etc. The results were so obvious that a good friend immediately ordered the book, my boyfriend joined me within two weeks (I regularly find him doing pull ups on our bathroom door), and both my brother and my sister are on the program.
Anyway, 4 or 5 months later now I'm halfway through the "First Class Program" (that would be the second in the series). My legs, back and upper body looks so much better (quite shapely and well defined) than even before the pregnancy. My stomach is back (sadly not as slim as before). But my biggest motivation to keep doing this is the strength I gained. All by doing 3 or 4 workouts a week (yes, I must add that I would skip a week here and there, then get back on track which did not seem to affect the results).
Just wanted to give a review from the female point of view. Best money I spent on a book!