As impressive as Body of a Spartan and Victor Pride’s approach in general is, there do exist a few negative aspects as well.
In my opinion this first point actually isn’t negative at all, but I want to mention that Body of a Spartan is not some complex, well researched fitness guide backed up by facts and statistics. But it’s not supposed to be like that. You will get an impressive eBook and Spartan Workout guide based on (like this review) true experience - trial and error. In spite of not having super elaborate studies around the world proving his words, Victor does not only guarantee that Body of a Spartan and the Spartan Workout will work for you, but also has a growing blog and community all telling the same story - Victor Pride is really a no-bullshit-just-truth guy.
So what about the things I actually disliked? First of all I would have liked maybe one or two supplemental leg exercises for the calves. At one point he does mention their use but specific exercises are nowhere to be found in Body of a Spartan. You are still going to develop some strong calves just by doing squats, deadlifts and similar exercises - at least my friend and I did.
Where I really have to disagree with Body of Spartan is the part about supplements and his Victor's "eat-only-whole-foods" mentality. The supplements industry is one big scam in itself but nevertheless there do exist some supplements that you can actually benefit from.
Protein Powder is not going to replace your whole foods but it definitely is an excellent way of getting some quick proteins and BCAA's (Branched Chain Amino Acids increase synthesis of muscle protein and provide additional energy) if you don’t have the time for a real meal after some intense Spartan Workout. In addition, quality Whey-Protein Powder is as good of a protein source as meat is. Unless you are breeding your turkey and cattle by yourself, there isn't really that much of a difference between meat and protein powder. Yes, you don’t need it, but it saves time, is inexpensive considering the amount of protein you get and will make your new Spartan life easier.
Next we have Creatine, which is an actually working and scientifically proven product that enhances endurance and probably helps gaining muscle. Again you don’t need it, but why not take the short cut when there is nothing more to see by taking the long road.
Finally there are Vitamins. I can promise you, even if you are eating an incredible clean diet consisting of only whole foods - unless you grow everything on your own farm - you will not eat as much vitamins as you think. You will not die and you will still grow like a Spartan, but physically stressing your body day after day with intense Spartan workouts and not eating enough vitamins may not be the healthiest way to live.