Here's a post about a not-so-new (2009) exercise book and its not-so-new approach that I'd like to ask about. The title of the book is in the title of this thread. Authors are Doug McGuff (MD) and John Little. The approach can be summed up, I think, by saying it involves slo-mo lifting to failure, in short sessions (as little as one 12-minute session per week). I've looked over the book, liked its approach, and decided to try a session last night. As to its suitability as an exercise regimen, that will certainly vary according to one's goals. It seems to be geared toward building up muscle as opposed to, say, increasing stamina. I don't think this would be a very good workout, for example, for MMA fighters or for other athletes who rely on stamina--such as bicycle racers. Maybe as something to vary their regimen in the off-season, but not as one of their more primary training regimens. For me it's appealing mainly as a way for me to tweak my routine and to, at the same time, learn a bit more about exercise and exercise physiology. I'm not an MMA fighter or endurance athlete, so I can be more eclectic in my choice of exercise regimens: I'm just looking to stay in decent shape and learn while doing so. I have to admit that the time factor is appealing as well. Finally, I don't have a spotter, so using this method on weight machines should allow me to lift heavier more safely. To conclude, I ran across a couple of interesting reviews on Amazon, for anyone interested. One review (written by a physician) has nothing but good things to say about the book (http://www.amazon.com/review/R3RSF1YMLR2ZVU/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R3RSF1YMLR2ZVU). The other offers a few criticisms but still assigns a better-than-average rating (http://www.amazon.com/review/RBM7HVN3NMVB7/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#RBM7HVN3NMVB7). Together, the two reviews offer what seems to me a pretty balanced overview. Total rating by reviewers so far amount to 4.5 stars, so the book's gotten a pretty good reception. So, what are your thoughts on this book and its approach, Sherdog?