This book does an excellent job filling in the gaps you may have in you fitness and nutrition knowledge. It is the perfect book to listen to after you finish "Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body." I highly recommend it. The content, writing style, and narration are all top notch.
Over the last 10 years, I've read many books on exercise and nutrition and this is by far my favorite. It cuts through all the hype and just gives you the facts on how to get in fantastic shape. It is easy to listen to and understand as an audio book. The content is supported by the latest science and cuts through all the fad ideas that are floating around out there. It provides a perfect exercise and dieting framework to get you in fantastic shape. There are no gimmicks or false promises in this book; it sticks to what has truly worked for all the people that are in awesome shape without the use of steroids.
It takes a lot of hard work to get in great shape and there is just no way around that, but the road is MUCH easier if you are being as effective as possible with your workouts, diet, and supplementation. You can't go wrong with this book if you follow it to the letter.
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I've done all the diets over the past 20 years of my life and can appreciate how this author looks at all of them (briefly) and realistically. At the end of the day, as we all know but dont want to know is - less calories, more exercise = weight loss. Period.
I am one of those people that needs a little more hand holding than that though, and I appreciated this books common sense, no magic pill, realistic approach. Having done many diets in the 90's and also done different exercise programs I think the info here is sold and very good advice.
If you are looking for "do this one thing and you will be skinny in 3 weeks!" rah rah books, this isn't for you. If you want honest and down to earth info that works (if you do!) then this is a good buy for you.
I had no problems with the narrator at all. Found it an easy listen, broken up over a couple days.