Body Weight Fitness Review
Rogers Haeske's Lightning
Speed Fitness Program
I'm very interested in body weight fitness programs, as you can
probably tell from my website. As such I find myself researching and
trying out other programs to see what I can learn and to increase my
own knowledge. One program I have recently come across and tried out is
Haeske's Lighting Speed Fitness Program
. Here's my review.
The Chinese Medical Doctor
In the program (which is only 18 pages in length), Roger tells the
story of how he suffered from Osgood Schlatter's disease when he was a
teenager. This is a painful knee condition which prevented him from
playing any sports. One day he was helping a Doctor who specializes in
Chinese medicine with tennis (He was picking up the balls for him, I
believe). Although the doctor did not speak English well, he showed
Roger some deep knee bending exercises (squats) that would cure his
condition. Did it work?
Free Advice - Often Ignored
Roger discounted the doctor's advice at first, thinking it of little
value as it was given freely. However, 6 months later, he decided to
try it. To his great surprise, the squats he performed cured his
condition within a few weeks, and he was well on his way to becoming a
superior athlete. That, in essence, is the lightning
speed fitness program
Well, not just one exercise. Roger also recommends that you perform
pushups as well. From his website, which you can view here
Roger claims that you can get in fantastic shape by only doing these
two exercises in less than 15 minutes a day. I suspect most people
reading this just kind of skip over this part, but Roger is
serious. When you buy his body weight fitness program for $37, the
actual book is only 18 pages long and describes two exercise
categories: Squats and Pushups. That's it. That's the Lightning
Speed Fitness Program
Does It Work?
The truth of the matter is that squats and pushups ARE fantastic
exercises. They DO work. However, I just find it quite ballsy to offer
a body weight fitness program that only offers a two exercises and
charge $37 for it.
However, Roger does offer many bonuses when you purchase his program.
How good are they?
Member's Only Forum
This is a private yahoo group in which you can ask questions to Roger
about diet and training. There are about 1000 members in this forum.
Body Weight Fitness Secrets
This is a question and answer book that Roger throws in. There is some
good information here, as well as many links to other websites. Roger
does this a lot. There is a lot of free information on the net. Rather
than rewrite it into a single organized format, Roger links to it. I
find this a bit messy, but there you go.
Awesome Body Weight
Fitness ebook, Programs, and Articles
These are essentially more links to other websites with free
information (maybe Animal-Kingdom-Workouts
will appear here one day?). There is a lot of public domain fitness
programs out there written by people like Eugene Sandow, George F
Jowett, Bernarr MacFadden etc. They are all good courses. However,
rather than update them for a modern audience, Roger again just links
to them. There is some value in this, as the internet is a big place.
However, a lot of the programs are simply scanned poorly on these sites
and are difficult to read. From his website, you assume (at least I
did) that you'll be getting these works in a nicely formatted PDF
format. This is not the case. It's just a lot of links.
Video's and MP3's
Roger also includes short video and audio clips of him talking about
various health and fitness issues. These are nice, and there are a lot
An Amazing Guarantee
One thing that is unique about Roger's Guarantee is that not only does
he offer a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee, but he WILL GIVE YOU $20 out of his own
if you return the program within 30 days! I've
never seen a guarantee like this before.
The Bottom Line
Having gone through his stuff, do I recommend the Lightning
Speed Body Weight Fitness program
I would have to say that I don't. The exercises DO WORK. Body weight
squats and pushups are great exercises. However, charging $37 for an 18
page program of essentially two exercises is a bit much. Obviously I'm
biased, but the body weight program that I created, "Natural
contains 47 exercises, including many varieties of squats and pushups,
along with 170 pictures and 189 pages. For this I'm charging
significantly less than $37. Maybe I should be charging more? The
bonuses are nice, but like I said, most of them are just links. The
little video's and audio's are nice, but you feel like they're just
dumped on you haphazardly. There's just no organizing structure to the
whole deal. With Roger's guarantee, you can still try it out for
yourself, and potentially get $20 back for your trouble if you don't
like it. However, I just think there are more comprehensive body weight
fitness programs out there.