Exactly what you'd expect. This book is a concise, conversational guide that gives you the basic facts you need to know to start a weight lifting program. The most helpful parts are the chapters in the middle that show various exercises for each region of the body along with photographs, anatomical diagrams of the muscles used, and tips on proper form. This book is aimed at the complete beginner and the first chapter or two exist solely to reassure people who are nervous about going to a gym for the first time. Non-beginners will still find the discussions of proper form and example workout routines helpful.