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  • Blueprint

  • Build a Bulletproof Body for Extreme Adventure in 365 Days
  • By: Ross Edgley
  • Narrated by: Luke Francis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (280 ratings)

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Summary

From world-renowned adventurer and bestselling author of The Art of Resilience and The World’s Fittest Book, comes the ultimate blueprint to building a bulletproof body. 

Ross Edgley has spent decades perfecting the principles and practice of extreme fitness to achieve the impossible. Following a career-threatening injury in 2018, Ross was forced to reassess his training and take the next steps in a lifelong journey of redefining what the human body is capable of. In Blueprint, Ross shares the cutting-edge training program that empowered him to rebuild his body from surgery and a doctor’s gloomy prognosis in just 365 days to complete a world record swim.

Whether it’s climbing a mountain, swimming the English Channel, or a gruelling triathlon, Blueprint will teach you the tried and tested principles of sports science that have been used for decades by Olympians, explorers and adventurers at the limits of peak physical endurance.

Blueprint is Ross Edgley's complete training journey that shows you how to:

• Divide a 365-day training plan into seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn)

Rebuild your body using evolutionary medicine

• Build a superhuman work capacity with forgotten Spartan-style training

• Gain bulletproof resilience through Soviet-inspired strength training

• Boost your aerobic base with Olympian techniques.

Blueprint applies the exact same principles that enabled Ross to complete extreme feats such as the World's Longest Sea Swim, World's Longest Rope Climb, World's Heaviest Triathlon and World's Strongest Marathon.

Ross is your elite guide to achieving the impossible in the gym and beyond. Featuring almost 30 tailored workouts for different phases of training, packed with digestible sports science to help you optimise your workouts, and interspersed with Ross' own daring adventures across the world, Blueprint is the ultimate guide to optimising your time and training to make the impossible possible.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Ross Edgley (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"You understand how he built a level of endurance that verges on superhuman." (Eddie Hall, the World’s Strongest Man in 2017)

"He’s an animal." (Chris Hemsworth)

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Gutted Ross Sedgley didn’t Narrate this

Really enjoyed the last two books as the books came alive with Ross narrating them

This feels a bit soulless without him

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Lot of love for Ross but couldn't make it through!

Content is well up to our man's usual standard but I'm now off to pick up a physical copy... Disappointed it wasn't Ross narrating but was happy to overlook, and the narrator gives a solid performance in terms of the actual VA... But there were so many mispronunciations it was distracting. Some of the more technical ones I could understand but when the narrator mispronounces words as simple as 'cushions' it really pulls you out of any kind of immersion.
Anyway, got about half way through before the pedant in me got overwhelmed & now I'm off to pick up a physical copy.

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Alienated me from the get-go

Starting with a chapter on him mutilating reindeers without anaesthetic lost me at the outset. I struggled to get past the witty quipping of causing incredible pain to many animals. I don’t care how many times you’ve crossed the desert, swam the oceans or climbed a mountain, that ain’t cool - whether a local custom to where he was or not.

Will be getting my credit back on this one.

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Not as good as previous books

this would have been better if Ross had narrated it rather than Luke Francis (who's attempts at regional accents were at times very off putting)

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Amazing story backed up with fact.

Love the book, wish Ross had told his story, after his other books I missed his energy, he has a good way of telling the story...
The narrator was okay.

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Another fantastic inspirational book 📕 packed with content

Thank you 🙏🏻 Ross
Your books 📚 are authentic, packed with great advice and amusing
Particularly love ❤️ the Hedgehog 🦔 story
Great support for my own adventures and Quest

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Wanted to love it...couldn't finish it

Absolutely loved Ross' other books, I could listen to the art of resilience over and over again! This was hard to listen to, just couldn't get into it without Ross reading.

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Not Ross reading it

I normally check the author is the one reading the book especially if I know the voice but pre ordered this! Wont do that again. The book itself is interesting and insightful. But I struggled to get through it with a different person reading it. He does his best but try’s too hard to sound like Ross. Defo go for the hard copy on this one.

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good book

I enjoyed the book. It can be a bit boring at times cos the lots of data, but well i formative!

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Level up your training

Some really good insight and detail to help with your training and a must read for those taking it seriously! The changes I have made in mine as a result of this book, I can already see positive changes. Only negative I would say is, it provides the story of the Channel swim that was on TV, not sure it was all that relevant to the context of the book, as it was more about us eudaemonia they would get by achieving the swim, which they didn’t complete, which I found contradictory and takes up a considerable amount of the book. Rest of the book was really enjoyable though and it was interesting to hear the story, especially as I didn’t watch the episodes on TV

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Great Story with Practical and Tested Advice

Great story lots of information and knowledge science etc. I wish it would have been narrated by Ross himself. I’ve seen some of his interviews and feats and he has a way of delivering a story which would have helped elevate this even more. I am excited to look at some of the documents, restructure my training and put this information to use!