Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong

(The Build Muscle, Get Lean, and Stay Healthy Series)
Narrated by: Jeff Justus
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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If you want to build as much muscle as naturally possible... be able to bench press, squat, and deadlift gargantuan amounts of weight... and maintain a ripped, beach-ready physique year round... then you want to read this book.

If you've been lifting weights for any period of time, you've probably wondered... What does it really take to make the jump from a "good" physique... from being "kinda strong"... from looking "athletic"... to having an outstanding looking, extraordinarily strong, ripped body that just makes people say "WOW"? You know... the type of body that makes people wonder if you're on steroids or just a genetic freak. The type of body that fills you with self-confidence and pride of achievement. The type of body that most of us guys dreamt of having before we ever touched a weight. Well, this book was written to show you exactly how to make it through the "intermediate lifter" phase smoothly, with an incredible physique to show for it, and then continue to make gains and enjoy your training as an advanced lifter. Furthermore, this is not an updated version or rehash of Bigger Leaner Stronger. It's a true sequel - it builds on the principles taught in Bigger Leaner Stronger and takes your knowledge to the next level.

Here's a "sneak peek" of what you'll find inside Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger...

  • How to accurately pinpoint the weak points in your physique that, when corrected, dramatically improve your proportions and overall aesthetics
  • The science of proper training periodization with a program specifically built for intermediate and advanced weightlifters
  • Whole-body mobility routines that will not only help prevent injury, but improve performance as well
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Great for reviewing but you need the book

I like this book and the audiobook immensely. They are full of invaluable information that can save you time and money while trying to get the body you want. My only problem with the audiobook is that for me, it is too difficult to visualize the stretches and workout programs without having the visuals of the book. This is also true for the calculations/formulas given throughout the book. You really need the physical book to get the most out of this material.

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Great sequel to BLS

Enjoyed this book, the concepts are great, however there is lots of repetition.

I believe that Mike Matthews truly cares about his readers.

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good amazing book

it really helps a lot and gives you insight on things i never knew. i even looked up youtube videos that he has and overall best out there

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Newbie, but i have to say WOW!

This is a very well put together book first off. I like that it is real, and it is wrote in a way that keeps it simple, but also shows its scientific roots. I have been following Michael's guidelines from Bigger Leaner Stronger, as I am not ready for beyond yet. I started June at 248 LBS, it is now 1/29/19 and I am down to 189 LBS at 13.7% body fat. I have not reached my goal yet, but thanks to these books I am closer then i ever have been. Thank you Michael Matthews, I am glad someone self published can produce such a well put together series. I look forward to more.

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excellent research and fundamental wisdom

this book will give you hope and a solid plan 2 understand butt workouts and the nutrition and certainly the mindset that galvanizes a great physique I would read it again it was so good

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Brief basic chapters but good overall

If you are a trainer or have any knowledge on workout training, there are s couple chapters you can skip. Overall lots of good info tho. Lots on nutrition which is great!

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I’m disappointed. Totally geared towards men.

I’ve been strength training for 13 years. I’ve completed in bodybuilding and American Ninja warrior competitions. I purchased this book hoping it would help me get to the next level of training, nope. I’m a perfectionist and I want to lose that last 1% of body fat and gain just a tad bit more muscle and strength.
This book will not help you do that. First of all it’s geared totally towards men and people who don’t know much about training. For example one chapter talked about bench pressing 1.5 times your weight. I’m 112 lbs and 5 foot flat. I’m never benching 168lbs and I don’t want to.

Second this books claims to be for people who have already been in the training lifestyle for years but it’s not, the training concepts discussed are way to basic. If you already know how to train your body this book will bore you.

I was annoyed and it was a waste of time. I’ll keep figuring out my own new ways of switching up my training as I’ve done over the years. Wish someone would write something helpful for women who love lifting and have been doing it nonstop for 10+ years.

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Mike Matthews is your fitness expert!

I’ve read literally everything Mike has written, so much so I feel like I know the guy. What he has taught me has changed my life.

If you want to know how to change your body, this is the guy you should be getting advice from!

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Good Sequel to the Best Seller!

Solid Facts
Great Advsnce Tips
Will Enhance Knowledge on Newer Strategies
Must have the charts and figures of the actual book to gain the maximum benefits

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Loved It!

Great info for the intermediate to advanced lifter. If you have not read BLS I recommend you pick that up first.

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  • Keith
  • 02-27-17

A great follow on/addition to BLS!!!

Great book and simple to understand, very informative with a good amount of detail included

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-28-16

Awesome read which compliments BLS!

If you loved BLS, you'll love Beyond BLS. More information in simple terms.

If only the BLS range was available 20 years ago!!

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  • Waqas Hydari
  • 10-02-15

Great book and guide to building muscle

I have read many books and done a lot of research regarding building muscle and this makes a lot of sense due to the science behind it highly recommended.

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  • Shane
  • 08-06-19

Practical

Really enjoyed listening to this book packed with real world applicable practical wisdom! No industrial BS! Straight to the point (once it gets going)

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  • Gee
  • 03-06-19

Very good motivation and information for lifters

Well narrated and bonus material very useful for all lifters of all ages. Some real simple but insightful gems of information.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-29-18

Poor compared Bigger Leaner Stronger

At times it felt like a readout of a workout program, and I had to skip large sections. Disappointing, as I thought the original BLS was excellent.

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  • Mr T
  • 04-07-18

Ok if your a beginner.

Skipped the majority only because it was repeating a lot of whats already out there, get ready fro the supplements sale at the end.

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  • Spiros
  • 09-17-15

Good info but...

The narrator is trying his best to keep this book interesting but it really gets boring after the firtst chapters. Not anything new in regards to fitness either

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  • Brian
  • 05-30-16

Okay

Covers important aspects of fitness, however is repetitive at times not really complete. I would classify it more as a compendium of information you can you could get for free online

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  • Aaron Calder
  • 10-13-19

Great!

Overall a good fundamental book for fitness. Though hard to follow at times. recommend listening to this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-18

To the point, no Bs.

No bullshit.
Easy to listen and follow, would definitely recommend to anybody. As recommended read or listen to bls beforehand.