I just finished reading and absorbing Project: Kratos Bodyweight High Intensity Training by Drew Baye. I thoroughly enjoyed it. For those of you that don’t know Drew, he’s kind of like the Wolverine of HIT. He’s the best at what he does. I became aware of his early writings on a black & white blog some time ago. Let’s just say he’s mellowed a bit since then. Life has that effect. He’s also more focused now. It’s like watching an actor early in his career and then later. You see growth.
Project Kratos is Drew’s application of high intensity training and mechanics to improving and clarifying the use of bodyweight training into a progressive format. In all honesty, it comes off a bit dry, but the technical essence and dialogue are spot on. Drew may be the most detailed fitness communicator in the business. The refreshing part was the aspects of measuring intensity through speed of movement, number of repetitions, range of motion and time under tension. These are strictly organized and the application to the body part groupings carefully detailed.
The parts I liked was the clarity. It’s really unmatched and it’s comprehensive. I mean if HIT training is not your game, this is not some persuasive advertisement. It’s direct and detailed. The ebook is well put together. It’s more technical than flamboyant, which is Drew’s style. As Mr. Spock once said, “If it’s less technical, it’s less correct.”
The parts I didn’t like are minimal. Drew is a graphic designer as well as a fitness coach. I’d like to see more flavor in his photographs and layout. That’s just an artistic observation, but I think it would help the total package.
To sum it up,.. It’s clear, concise, competent, collective, centered and yes.. cool.
Drew meditates after the workout, repeating the words of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, “I taught them everything they know but I didn’t teach them everything I know!”