I've taken a look at the digital version of Greenfield's program, which is about 290 pages long, and from what I can see, it looks pretty complete with an 8 month triathlon training program that includes the sport specific strength workouts to help you look as good as you feel. He has lots of good colour photos of all the exercises in the back of the book, and also throws in a booklet with supplement info, a training log, and a CD with some audio info. What seems to be missing is a video although he provides links to facebook support and youtube videos.
This is definitely a vanity program, and is certainly not for everyone (particularly beginners), but if you want to look a little more 'ripped', it might be be something to check out. I don't know how the price compares to other, similar programs, and at $97 for the digital version, it's a bit pricey IMO. But if money is no object and you're looking for something new to try for 2012, check it out.
Here's how Ben describes his program.
"So how is Tri-Ripped any different than popular fitness programs like GymJones, Crossfit, P90X, Beach Body Insanity and other trendy workouts that some triathletes are ineffectively trying to use and meld with triathlon training?
The answer is simple: those programs were designed for the general fitness enthusiast - and then somebody realized they could make money by selling these programs to triathletes, so they twisted, torqued and warped the program in a failed attempt to make it somehow work with triathlon training.
But in the end, every single one of these popular fitness programs started for the average gymgoer, not the triathlete.
In contrast, Tri-Ripped was written by a seasoned triathlete, for triathletes. It started with the pure premise that you are a triathlete, you will be swimming, cycling and running, and if you want to have a nice body, your program needs to combine triathlon training with a unique style of cross-training that can make you sexy as hell.
So rather than “fighting” a program like Crossfit, or Beach Body, or anything else, and frustratingly trying to “make it work” for your swimming, cycling and running, you can now simply waltz straight to Tri-Ripped and have it all beautifully laid out for you and ready for you to dive right in with zero guesswork."
So there ya go - I have not tried any of the workouts yet, but I am going to play around with it a bit and see what I think. I'll let you know.
If you want more info, click on one of the links below. Have fun!
Tri-Ripped Hard Copy or Digital Version