The Alpha Male Challenge Background
Men are losing their ‘manliness’ in the 21st Century. Studies show that over the last 20 years average testosterone levels in adult males have dropped. A healthy and fit body is directly co-related to a healthy mind, which leads to a healthy and meaningful life. The 10-week Alpha Male Challenge program created by authors James Villepigue and Rick Collins is not just about transforming your body, but at a more basic level it is about transforming lives.
This program is sure to help a man reach the next level both in terms of physical potential and emotional strength. James is a certified personal trainer and his Body Sculpting Bible series of books were bestsellers and Rick is a former competitive bodybuilder as well as a certified personal trainer. The culmination of their years of experience is the ‘Alpha Male Challenge’ program. They have been aided by other experts with the required know how as well.
The Alpha Male Challenge Basics
This is not just another fitness book; it is a three-part program which gives equal emphasis on exercise, diet and attitude or mint-set. An integral part of this 10-week program is the MaleScale assessment questionnaire. This questionnaire will help you to gauge the physical and mental traits that constitute a true ‘Alpha Male’. According to the authors an Alpha Male’s attitude should comprise of a right balance of the 4 C’s, namely commitment, confidence, courage and conscience.
The Alpha Wave Basic Training program is equally crucial. It lays down a clear routine to build muscle, burn fat and increase production of testosterone within the body. The Work Heart/Play Heart cardio system needs to be followed in conjunction with this exercise routine.
Finally, the Alpha Fuel Solution diet program has been designed to match the requirements of the human body perfectly. It has been developed keeping in mind how our body is naturally accustomed to consumption of food from ancient times. Accordingly certain diet rules have been recommended, with a few innovative additions or tweaks for maximum impact.
The workout recommendations in this book are called the Alpha Wave Basic Training program. It has been noticed that men tend to concentrate their workouts primarily to their strengths and neglect their weakness, which need a lot more attention. The Wave program is designed to address these issues and make sure the entire body receives the due exercise and attention.
This exercise regime aims to aid in building muscles and along with that the program also aims at building endurance/stamina, optimally increase strength of muscle groups, enable explosive power generation and to increase production of testosterone in the male body. This program is perfect for beginners, but is sure to engage and challenge mid-level and advance exercisers.
Over the 10-week period innovative workouts have been included in order to keep the program interesting. Each of the workout routines has a good mix of cardiovascular exercise and strength training exercises. The Play Heart section in the book deals exclusively with cardio routines and the Work Heart section has great tips on how to involve exercise into your work time.
Each muscle group is challenged in the 27 different workouts mentioned in the book, which makes the entire program fun and interesting. This is a big plus because the program is sure to attract a number of beginners who need to be kept focused, interested and also should enjoy the entire routine.
Fruit, vegetables, buffalo, shrimp, eggs, chicken, tortillas, fish, beef, beans, yogurt, almonds, oatmeal, walnuts, olive oil and cottage cheese.
The Alpha Male Challenge Sample Meal Plan
Alpha Artichoke Scramble
Chick’n Wrapper sandwich and a salad
Manly Meat Loaf with mixed vegetables
Costs and Expenses
The book is available at various book stores and retails at $26.99. You can order it online from Amazon, which is currently selling the book at a discounted price of $17.81.
If you do not already have certain exercise equipments at home or have a gym membership, then you would need to get the same. The workouts require you to use a number of equipments and is essential to the program.
- The diet advice is excellent, highlighting the importance of eating smaller and more frequent meals.
- Has a detailed workout plan designed to help men burn fat and gain muscle.
- There is a good mix of workouts to keep the program interesting through the 10-week duration.
- Gives equal importance to attitude.
- The motivational style of writing is sure to strike a cord with men.
- Male appetite has been kept in mind while designing the recipes.
- Including exercise to the daily lifestyle will be beneficial in the long-run.
- Requirement of a membership to a gym or workout equipments.
- The workout program sure to help burn fat, but building muscles takes much longer than 10-weeks.
- It might not be challenging enough for those who exercise regularly.
- Preparing food according to the diet plan may take excessive time.
The Alpha Male Challenge is a well-organized and intense 10-week program which will help men improve their physical attributes and also aid in developing a better attitude towards becoming a true ‘Alpha Male’. The motivational style of writing is sure to get a number of men off their couch and into a gym. Beginners will benefit a lot by this program as they can feel the difference 3-4 weeks into the program. For those who have been working out regularly, the workout section may not be as challenging, but nonetheless the diet plan and MaleScale assessment questionnaire are sections which are equally relevant to them.
Both the authors are certified personal trainers and have years of experience behind them, which is a great plus for the book. You can trust that they know what they are talking about and this is not some new diet tend. The recipes mentioned in the book are specifically designed to suit the male appetite, which is one of a kind. Any one reading this book will be enriched by the end of it. Some by the workouts, some by the diet plan, some by the confidence building exercise and some by all.
Alpha Male Challenge: The 10-Week Plan to Burn Fat, Gain Muscle & Build True Alpha Attitude
By James Villepigue and Rick Collins