If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics", or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...regardless of your age...then you want to listen to this audiobook. Getting into great 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.
You don't need to starve yourself or do weird cleanses to get thin.
You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing a bazillion reps.
You don't need to completely avoid "cheat" foods
This book reveals things like...
The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood babe" body without having your life revolve around it - no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach.
Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day.
Special Bonus for Listeners!
With this audiobook you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report: "The Year One Challenge". You'll learn exactly how to exercise, eat, and supplement to make the most of your first year of training.
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SECOND EDITION! UPDATED JANUARY 2015!
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Michael Matthews (P)2013 Michael Matthews
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I have not but, this one was good
Jeff Justus read this like he was talking to a twenty something man, not a woman. It felt like what "Maxim" magazine would sound like on audio. Don't you want, strong, sexy, hot, and awesome hotness, lean, sexy, hotness? Well, I am going to tell you how to sexy up your work out... Something like that.
No. This book provides a fundamental concept of resistance training and proper diet and supplements. This is definitely very sound advice. The production just doesn't work for me.
There is nothing particularly new in this book but, it is sound advice. The book definitely sounds like it was written for a man though. Perhaps the narrator is simply trying to "sexy" it too much but, this definitely sounds like it was written for a man, not a woman
I'm upset that this book was supposed to focus on "The Ultimate Female Body", but uses examples of 250 pound men trying to maintain below 8% bodyfat. These examples don't give me what I thought I was listening to - a book focused on women. And these examples cannot translate to the female figure! False advertising -- he's just reusing chapters of his male-focused book in order to sell to a different demographic. It feels cheap.
He could have kept to the promise of a book about the Female Body and used exclusively female examples!
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
I mistakenly bought this book as I want to lean up a bit then I found out it was for girls. I wanted to return it but the system didn't let me. So I listened on and found out this can apply to girls and guys. Can get a little technical and worth listening to a few chapters over again. I think I need to see the figures, hearing them don't rattle around in my head so well. I am a convert but yet to put Michael Matthews suggestions into practice. Just getting all my ducks in a row before I start. Jeff Justus has the right motivational speaking voice for this type of book and Michael Matthews research stacks up, well the little facts I did check seem to lead me to the idea he has done his home work. Liked the book and now motivated to give it a go.
I would recommend this book to anyone whether you are Fit or looking to lose weight or to get fit. This book is very inspirational and detailed and what is the most important it is very realistic as it doesn't suggest any drastic or science fiction methods but makes you rethink about the way you live eat and exercise
none of that I know
what is the most important is that you can have a dialogue with an author. You can send him an email and he will respond to you much faster than you think. So it's not just the one way teaching book its a two way conversation that will lead you to the success you are looking for
I downloaded women's version and got men's book....How do I get reimbursed and or correct version?!?!?! Please advise since there is no contact info provided.
Best fitness guide
This book has given me all the tools I need to be my own personal trainer. It is better than a personal trainer because it provides you with the knowledge to be able to design your own fitness and meal plans, and then update them without requiring guidance from someone else. So empowering to be able to do it on your own! Your friends will ask how you did it!!!! This book is the best fitness secret!
I loved this book so much that I also bought his other book "Muscle Myths". I listened to the book mostly in my car , and it motivated me while I was on my way to the gym. Great, and useful information! A must read for anyone looking to get lean and build muscle with a healthy and strategic plan.
I have been out of the gym for about 5 years and never was really *into* working out even when I had a trainer. This book uses lots of insider terms like "super sets" and other terms you might be familiar with if you ever got into serious weight lifting before. All that was Greek to me and distracted from what I felt was essentially a very good book that revealed the science behind getting stronger and leaner. The book is good: very practical, very motivational, and very well-researched.
Some people have reported that this is the same book as the male book. It really is, except for the title. The pronouns are mostly male, which I think totally negates the purpose of having a separate book. However, when I saw the male version, I thought "ah, not for me," and so when I saw the female version, I bought it. Pure marketing, no value add.
Still, if you can get beyond that, it's a good book.
I own both. I wouldn't sat the print version is better but I liked having it to reference the vocab lists, formulas and exercise form pictures. I originally purchased the print version but was struggling to find time to sit down and read it. (I have 2 small children and a husband that is gone 80% of the week) Came to audible and listened to the entire thing in 3 days! lol So if it weren't for the audio version I still wouldn't have made it all the way through.
Michael Matthews has taken all the mystery out of losing weight and getting the body you want. I'm constantly hearing people saying "what's your secret to losing weight?" There is no secret people! Eat smart, train hard and you'll achieve more than you thought possible. Michael has lined it out for you right here in this book. I can't even begin to list it all but these are some of the big points.
Michael goes through the biggest myths about dieting and exercising and backs each of his answers up with credible research. (I'm seriously blown away at how many different studies he references, he has seriously done his homework.) He goes through different pitfalls of losing motivation and how to combat them. Which I found very helpful from a fitness guru admitting that it's normal to lose motivation and have cravings!
One of my favorite parts was the breakdown of nutrition chapters. I went back and listened to them 3-4 times to make sure I was soaking up all that information. I learned more of how good actually effects your body in this book that I have in 2 semesters of college nutrition courses. He gives you the formulas to calculate your macros specific to you and your TDEE and LBM. (Stuff you normally would have to pay a professional for)
Then there's the training portion where he goes through each exercise for form and technique. Things that you can do if you have previous injury and why squatting and deadlifting, when done properly, aren't bad for your back or knees.
My husband is a firefighter and after I listened and have been so impressed with "Thinner, Leaner, Stronger" he got "Bigger, Leaner, Stronger" and his whole shift is on the Michael Matthews bandwagon training less and gaining more. I'm a couple months into my training and feel great. I'm finally getting my mojo back after having my 2 children.
Buy it already, even if you don't think you want to lift weights, the information in this book is worth WAY more than the price you pay! Also I found the narrator very enjoyable to listen to!
Probably best to not get it as audio as I could have done with some of the information written down for me and to keep having to rewind the audio is more than annoying. Also the guy who narrates it can't always say his 'W's properly and pronounces it like the way Stewie says 'coolwhip' in Family Guy. But overall great book!
"Great listen. Insightful & extremely motivating"
I loved this book. It's perfect for anyone interested is properly working out to achieve great results. I feel inspired & very well informed to start this new journey.
It's both technical & easy to digest.
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