Today’s book review is called The Nature Physique, The Amazonian Warrior Workout by Braeden Baade, available on Kindle.

Wish I’d come across this 25 years ago!

Unfortunately, I’m too arthritic to do most of the exercises nowadays.

If you’re still healthy enough to squat and jump, have good shoulders, and a healthy back, this exercise regimen will probably work for you.

However, I have very little knee cartilage, torn rotator cuffs, two broken bones in my spine, and arthritis in all of these areas and more.

All that being said, it’s well laid out, has some great salad recipes, and links to videos showing the correct ways to perform the exercises.

All in all, I could physically do about a quarter of the exercises to some degree, and no modifications other than “do less” was covered. For example, if you can’t squat, it says to work your way up to it. Ok, that’s good advice, but what other ways can the same muscles be targeted if my bones are scraping together?

The good news is that the equipment needs are minimal, basically, some resistance bands and your own body weight. Meaning if your body is up to the challenge, it’s pretty to easy to do these workouts just about anywhere.

As an added bonus, the pictures are lovely, and for once, the inspirational sayings actually are inspiring instead of the usual warm fuzzy, be a good girl tripe.

In short, I recommend it for the positive, woman-power feels and food ideas even if you can’t do many of the exercises, especially at such a nice, low price point.