Curtis J. Jackson III (50 Cent)'s previous bestsellers include From Pieces to Weight and The 50th Law. He is also the author of Playground, an anti-bullying book for young adults. Jeff O'Connell is editor in chief at Bodybuilding.com, the world's largest fitness website.
A fair amount of celebrity-inspired exercise books are published each year, and here rapper, entrepreneur, and actor 50 Cent collaborates with fitness writer O'Connell (Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America's Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way To Beat It) to develop a six-week, structurally sound workout program and nutritional resource for his fans and readers. Motivating people to work out is an exceptionally hard thing to do and creating a workout protocol that propels readers to this goal is even harder. No workout book will satisfy everyone's needs, but this one provides a good array of inspiring and achievable routines for individuals that have some experience with the recommended exercises (not to mention access to some of the equipment seen in photos) and appropriate fitness level to perform the interval training tempos. Beginners might risk injury to themselves. This resource is suitable for people that want to move beyond a simple start-up workout and nutritional regimen. Verdict A well-arranged resource that motivates intermediate fitness enthusiasts to exercise and coordinate their nutritional plans; appropriate for all fitness-oriented collections.-John N. Jax, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., La Crosse (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.