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Publisher's Summary

From world-renowned adventurer and best-selling author of The Art of Resilience and The World’s Fittest Book comes the ultimate blueprint to (re)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 to completing a world-record swim in just 365 days.

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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  • Jon P
  • 09-03-21

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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  • Dale
  • 10-10-21

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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  • Miss M
  • 10-18-21

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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  • Alan Blair
  • 09-07-21

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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  • Jonathan K.
  • 01-05-22

Good training principles told through odd narratives

I have already started incorporating the blueprint for my upcoming all off-road triathlon in the Lake District later this year, I.e. my adventure where I’ll reach peak mesocyclone. The training principles told on a macro scale that break up the year and allow me to see a bigger picture for fitness goals is fantastic.
However, some of the narratives used to explain these principles are quite frustrating. He talks at length about the great British swim and I couldn’t help but feel I could just watch the great British swim on tv as he describes it as such length and detail. Another example is his training with Eddie hall but I had already seen the YouTube videos on it and was now listening to his description of something I had already seen. It just seems odd to turn well published video content into a book as it feels like repetition.
Overall it’s an entertaining listen despite the negative above and the point is I am actually able to apply the training principles already and it’s working. I have a long term plan to reach peak performance for my adventure race.

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  • MB
  • 12-28-21

Little new for the author's fans

I've greatly enjoyed Ross' previous books but this one somewhat disappointed. It presents a logical year training cycle that endurance athletes can adopt but his approach is rather superficial and offers little new to people that have already got a solid understanding of training principles. Was an easy listen though.

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  • Jodie MASKELL
  • 12-12-21

Just listen to 'The worlds fittest book'

More of the same! Unfortunately the 3 books that I have listened to don't really differ very much... I would suggest that you listen to 'The worlds fittest book' which is fantastic and save the time the other 2 books take up.

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  • Amanda Dyson
  • 12-08-21

amazing

Amazing feats and the knowledge of Ross is crazy. The poo flap section had me giggling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-28-21

Key words with summary, fluff, boast, fluff, boast

Really disappointing, lost count of the 'list of achievements' boasting and the narrating makes it worse. seems more waffle than content. Relative to the 'blueprint' content expected from the title, and from a guy who clearly knows what hes doing, very disappointing.

The macro cycle is not new to me but presented in an interesting way, it may get better later in the book but i doubt it,

So far its a key terms word drop with some explanation but no real practical application and certainly no detail or blueprint.

Headline word are used and then you get a summary with experience story and boast of achievement list, a bit of fluff and then repeat.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-21

Gutted

Great book but come on Ross a big part of your books and the reason your other books are well up there with my favourite books ever is the fact you narrated them yourself
Your still a legend though I can’t wait for the cook book it’s already pre ordered

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-21

Worst than first two books

I liked first two books more. I felt like I relisitened worlds fittest book but with less stories in it.

I liked the book but it didn't raise to my expectations after first two.

If that's your first read from Ross I would advise to listesten to world's fittest book and art of resielence and then decide if you want to buy this one. (a lot of content overlaps with what being said in previous books)

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  • Matt T.
  • 12-21-21

Amazing book and reader

So many audio versions of books fail to grip you like their paperback version due to dull monotonous voice performances. This book and Ross’s other book are just as good to listen to as they are to read.

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  • Steve
  • 11-28-21

Disappointing that Ross was not used

I found it hard to follow and relate to like his other books due to the disconnect of not having Ross narrate it.
instead of feeling a story being told it felt cold and just words read on a page.
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  • Warwick Carter
  • 09-30-21

Done it again

Have to love this bloke’s stories and wisdom. Plenty of great info and anecdotes, as well as comprehensive exercises.

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  • Benjamin Collocott
  • 09-12-21

Could be half as long.

Interesting but repetitive in both the story elements and phrases. Some points, once explained, were still explained many more times over as if the reader had forgotten each previous explanation. The narrator also seemed to struggle with many of the pronunciations.