If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to listen to this book.
Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless supplements.
You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles.
You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month.
You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets.
You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to get a shredded six-pack.
You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages.
In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: the exact formula that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks.
This book reveals secrets like...
Special Bonus: "The Year One Challenge". In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training.
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This was my first book of Mike's that I bought, and it's truly paid for itself multiple times over and over. I'll get to that in a moment.
If you're looking for a no-nonsense, motivating, inspiring book to help you quickly achieve your fitness goals, you've found it. I purchased the Audible version because I like to listen to books as I'm driving and/or mowing the lawn. I like to keep fit and healthy, and I'm always looking to pack on more muscle. One day before mowing the lawn, I searched for a new book to listen to while I was working outside. I'm glad I stumbled across this one.
As far as this book actually saving me money, his chapter on supplements is worth the cover price alone. If you're like me, you fell victim to supplement scams for years. Trying every hot new product, even though most of it wasn't backed up by any true science at all. Worst, these "new" prodcuts cost a fortune. Mike cuts through all the b.s. and lays it out straight. What works, what doesn't. What you need, what to skip. So I'm done wasting money on unproven products. Thanks so much Mike. This truly is my "Muscle Bible."
It contains a lot of valuable information for weightlifters. More importantly it flat-out tells you the truth about all the "professional" body builders out there and all the supplements they front for.
"Why we get fat" is another great book that explains the real science behind weight and muscle gain.
He sympathizes with you throughout the book - "its not your fault, corp A has manipulated you to believe this".
No, because there was plenty you could put into action immediately.
Been lifting for 20 years and this book taught me lessons you wont learn in the gym, or from personal trainers.
Hi, I'm an alumi of NYU and I'm also huge into MMA. I love books I read a lot and review the stand outs. I'll give you guys the goods.
This is an outstanding book. I'm an experienced lifter and I thought I really understood how to create the body I wanted. However, this book really taught me a lot that I didn't know. It caused me to change my entire program and I've had amazing success. I think that this book will save anyone years of fruitless struggle and help you get the body you want. This book offers all the info your ever going to need to reach your goals. This book is amazing and I think people should really pick it up and follow the program to see for yourself.
Yes, there's a lot of misinformation in the fitness community. This book breaks down the right approach in a scientific, yet easily readable, format. The author doesn't BS around, it's very straightforward and isn't sugar-coated...brass-tacks. Also, it's hard not to like Mike, he's charismatic and conversational.
This book was extremely effective in its delivery. High quality advice for anyone looking to embark on a weight lifting program and looking to assist it with sound nutrition and lifestyle choices. A+, a must buy!
Easy to understand. Really enjoying the program.
Easy to understand. Really enjoying the program.
If you want a no BS fitness book, this is the one you have been looking for. Mike Matthews breaks everything down into simple form, and makes everything easy to understand. Whether you are a novice or an expert, I think you will take something from this book.
You need to check out this book If you value your time as much as I do, and don't want to waste countless hours over-training for little gain.
Not only is this book very simple to follow, but it's incredibly honest. The fitness industry is filled with people/companies trying to shove unnecessary products/services down our throats, and this book doesn't do ANY of that.
Moreover, Mike even goes above and beyond to point out things that we might have THOUGHT were legitimate, and are complete fallacies. If you're looking for a great fitness book, look no further.
This should have never been made into an audio book. I've not seen it in print, but it reads like page after page of charts and tables. Format aside, there's nothing new here, wish I had my credit back.
The book did not turn me off to fitness books, but I'll think twice before I get another one.
Easy read. Concise. Simple. Revolutionary ideology that is exciting and most importantly WORKS!
Nothing. Nothing even close.
I have not, but his narration was excellent.
Because the theology behind the program is so exciting and revolutionary, I found the entire book fascinating. Everything from the theory behind the warm up to the unnecessary accepted practices so many practice today (included in that was me), do not just make sense, but work.
It has only been 5 weeks so far on this program and not only am I more motivated than ever to continue, I have to force myself to take days off. I've experienced strength gains of 30% already. Significant muscle definition changes, and desired weight loss, with muscle mass gains exactly the way it should be. Whether you are on a program, looking for a change or starting fresh, look no further. This is what you need. I further got the book 'the year one challenge" that supplements this book and lays out a year of workouts for you. Follow it and enjoy the results and transformation. As a coach I am not just on the program myself, I also have some of my high performance athletes on it, that are currently ranked tops in the nation.
Clear and easy to understand. A great place to start for beginners and a great plan for seasoned veterans to switch to. The concepts resonated with me and after having been through several workout plans over 5 years, this will be what I'll settle on. There are only one or two niggly things where the broad advice requires some personalisation (daily caloric intake, supplement regime, etc). Once you're into this line of thinking there are lots of other support functions available on his website as well which I plan to check out.
"Too much information to reference for an audiobook"
Not sure I would.
There is too much complex information to effectively reference in an audio book. This is not a comment or judgement on the content just that you need a kindle or paper version to get the most out of the content.
try something else or get it in text format.
"Basically, a good motivational book. But..."
Inconsistent in places. And very macho, but hey, that's the genre. I'm glad I heard it but didn't like the style.
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