Anyone ever hear or try Dan John's 40 Day Program? http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/the_40day_program&cr He gears it towards an average person interested in fat loss and gaining some muscle. Basically the "look good naked" crowd. It's more of a primer or something to get someone out of a rut I would think. Basically, you pick five exercises from five different groups of movements and do those every daily workout for 40 workouts. You start real light and add 5-10 lbs or so if it feels easy. He says never plan or worry about the weight or the load. Always stay within yourself and go heavy "naturally." Get your reps in and are do it daily if you can. Although it appears that he only averaged about 5 days a week because of other things in life getting in the way. He says it's ok and expected that you really aren't going to do it every day for 40 days. He also says that doing a shortened 21 day program is acceptable and often all that is needed. He says the five movements are: • A large posterior chain movement (the deadlift is the right answer) • Upper body push (bench press, incline bench press, military press) • Upper body pull (pull-ups, rows, or, if you’ve ignored them like me, heavy bicep curls) • A simple full-body explosive move (kettlebell swings or snatches) • And something for what I call an “anterior chain” move (an abdominal exercise). I think the ab wheel is king here, but you can also do some movements best suited for lower reps. The rep scheme is two sets of five for the deads, press, and pull, one set of 20-50 for the swings, and one set of five for the abs. He doesn't say much about warm ups except maybe do some Goblet Squats to warm up. No mention of how many he suggests. I know some people will scream "OVERTRAINING!!!" But you start light and only add weight if you feel like it's getting too easy. These also are pretty short workouts. He got it from Pavel so it sounds a lot like greasing the groove. I work in an office at a desk. If my job suddenly required that I spend 30-45 minutes a day for the next 5-6 weeks moving boxes in the storage room, would I complain that I can only do it every other day and require a protein shake after finishing up in the storage room? Any thoughts? Opinions? Critiques?