Do any of the following claims sound familiar?
"I have bad genetics - I just can't build muscle or lose fat easily."
"You have to work your abs more to get a six-pack."
"When doing cardio, you want your heart rate in the 'fat burning zone'."
"Don't eat carbohydrates - they make you fat."
"Don't eat at night if you want to lose weight."
"If you wait too long between meals, your body goes into 'starvation mode' and you will mess up your metabolism."
"I'm overweight because I have a slow metabolism."
You've probably heard one or more of these statements before, and the sad truth is lies like these have ruined many people's fitness ambitions.
Muscle Myths was written to debunk the most commonplace and harmful gimmicks, fads, myths, and misinformation in the health and fitness industry.
Here are just some of the things you'll learn in this book:
Special Bonus! With this book you'll also get a free 31-page bonus report from the author called "The No-BS Truth about Building Muscle, Getting Shredded, and Staying Healthy".
©2013 Mike Matthews (P)2013 Mike Matthews
If I had a friend who was dedicated to body-building, then I might recommend this book. My hesitation comes from the fact that the "science" the author keeps talking about is never cited.
The reader is very, very annoying. He sounds like a muscle-head and the entire time I kept thinking that there was something... condescending about his voice.
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.
A decade of listening.
This meathead knocks other authors, whose books I have read, for their "scientifically bankrupt" claims, but doesn't address any of the mountain of scientific evidence carefully presented by the likes of, for example, science writer Gary Taubes and endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig.
This is the 2nd book I've bought by Mike Matthews. I also bought Bigger Leaner Stronger, and bought both of them on Audible so I could listen as I workout, mow the lawn, or drive in the car. I was such a huge fan of Bigger Leaner Stronger, I had to get another of his books.
Much of the information is the same here, but not all of it. I definitely learned things in the book that weren't covered in Bigger Leaner Stronger. What I like best about this book is the way it is organized into the 50 myths, and they are broken down into cardio myths, muscle myths, nutrition myths, etc. So it's easy to reference a certain section for review. That is why I call this my Encyclopedia of Muscle. A truly great reference. Had I read this in college, I'd probably look as good as Mike does now (maybe). Thanks Mike.
motivational, informative, interesting
I am almost done with this book, and I am really loving it. It helps to clarify so many myths in the fitness industry, and gives great tips for someone who is serious (or even curious) about improving ones capabilities to get lean and build muscle. Great book, and I look forward to reading more work by this author.
I bought this audiobook b/c I am a fan of Mike Matthews and his Bigger, Leaner, Stronger Book. Some good information that is different from BLS and some information expanded from BLS. All in all a good listen but I would listen to BLS and then this one. Also, just want to comment on Mike Matthews great customer service. I reached out to him regarding some technical issues and some program conflict with my own CrossFit program and he was very helpful and flexible to helping me plan a system that incorporated both.
I did not get the feeling that the author was trying to sell fitness voodoo magic with this book. This book has a lot of good do's and don'ts for anyone beginning a workout program to someone more advanced. It gave me some good insight into everything from training to nutrition. Although I did not agree with everything the author said, it did give me some new ideas. The narration was not award winning, but better than a lot of novels I've listened to.
Very enjoyable listen. This book isn't necessary if you have his main books (Bigger, Leaner, Stronger), but it did contain some useful info that made it worthwhile for me (e.g. drinking alcohol on a diet plan).
I bought this book as someone starting to get back into working out and overall fitness. The book has a lot of good explanations of the myths without getting bogged down in too much detail. But there is enough, with scientific studies, not to become boring.
As a person who has always had a hard time sticking to a workout schedule, the book has helped me stay engaged and correct past mistakes. It did not take long to get used to the narrator as well. I also bought the hard copy to have as a reference.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
If you are thinking of making a change to your body, then listen to this book. Might just save you money, time and pain. No quick fix but debunks some of the myths of building the body of your dreams. Don't just listen to this book as you need to do some more research which will probably confuse you but it is a great start.
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