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Publisher's Summary

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling natural bodybuilding book with more than 400,000 copies sold. If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, 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 book. Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut.

  • You don't need to: spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by".
  • You don't need to: constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is much simpler than that.
  • You don't need to: spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere.
  • You don't need to: grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.
  • You don't need to: obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.

Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. And in this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know ... The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a few months. Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book: ​   

  • The seven biggest muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.
  • How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy eating foods you love and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet".
  • An all-in-one training system that delivers MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms...spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week...doing workouts that energize you, not wipe you out.
  • A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you hundreds, if not THOUSANDS, of dollars each year.
  • How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process).
  • The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to grow bigger and stronger.
  • How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.
  • And a whole lot more!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Packed with good information

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you are looking for a book to help you get into body building, this is a great option. The diet and training plans laid out in this book are solid and well thought out.

What did you like best about this story?

It had a great deal of information in it, backed by studies, so it wasn't just conjecture on the author's part. Some parts are counter intuitive (Like the idea of eating to cut until your fat percentage is 10% as opposed to dieting) but the idea is sound. The workouts laid out in the book are solid and the training advice is already giving me results.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Justus’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Up until two weeks ago, I hadn't listened to Jeff Justus. He has a gruff, no nonsense voice that actually fits well with the subject matter.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is in a lot of ways a body building textbook. In order to get what you need out, you need to be prepared to stop the recording, bookmark the section and return to it in order to review

Any additional comments?

At times, the book gets a little sales pitch like. The author does have at least a partnership with a supplement manufacturer. But the advice he gives for choosing supplements and which you really need are extremely helpful. I've been using the program for three weeks now. My shirts are loose and making strength gains.

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meh

The narration was fine... Just doesn't lend itself well to an audio book. there were lots of math equations that were difficult to follow and uninteresting to listen to

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Very hard to comprehend info by listening

It might be a great book if I'd bought it printed. Listening it is not worth buying - same money, but too much talking.
If it were for a printed book, I could skip all the definitions and other useless things and just focus on the methodical part.

By listening, I didn't get much help - just same things I've been doing already. Better to buy this book in printed form, not audible

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  • dj
  • 06-02-17

Don't sign up for this (2-5 spam emails a day)

This book was great, however after reading it I've been receiving wait lose emails 2/4 times a day. I'm confident in saying this guys book was the culprit because the email associated is newer and hasn't been entered anywhere. Save your self the frustration of spam and buy the paperback. I don't support any brand selling off their email list to marketers.

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I've listened to it 5 times! great book!

I've listened to it 5 times! great book! I have also read the subsequent book it's also a great read

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Great Book to get the process started

Where does Bigger Leaner Stronger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This in my top 5 of all the fitness audios. I would most likely say this is #2 only behind Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, which is more thorough but may be too much information.

What other book might you compare Bigger Leaner Stronger to and why?

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle - Very similar context.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Justus – was your favorite?

It's a direct narrative of the book, no characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it's too much information to absorb all at one time.

Any additional comments?

Great book and well worth the listen. I'm already seeing the difference in the first couple of weeks on this program.

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The correct answer is usually the simplest.

Easy to understand. Not too confusing. Just get to work and stop trying to find shortcuts :)

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Good material

I thought the book was filled with a lot of good information. It can sometimes be a bit difficult to follow some facts and figures as an audiobook compared to the printed or ebook versions. There is however a bonus supplement PDF that sounds promising as a quick reference.

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Potentially life altering!

I'm getting on this program as soon as I finish my upcoming competition in 4 weeks. Can't wait to see the results!

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Informative and inspirational

Well thought out with rational information on how to go about changing your body and life for the better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-19-17

Getting into shape simple and effectively.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Good book for someone starting out in the gym. It strips away a lot of bull and gets down to the fundamentals.

Any additional comments?

My only criticism would be that the book claims to be a new and revolutionary approach. It is not. Fundamentals of bodybuilding.. yes... revolutionary... no.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-17

Allows anyone to get the body they desire

This book holds the tools in its inventory to help anyone build the body they want and the workout that it gives is flexible for everyone and focuses on building strength and size.

I recommend this to anyone as this really gives you an outlook on how to sculpt the body of your dreams with hard work.

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  • Craig Smith
  • 04-17-17

Gave me what I needed to get started

Not had a chance to put it to work. Gave me what I needed to start a strength training programme. Easy listen.

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  • Graeme
  • 04-12-17

Knowledge is power

been on phase 1 for 3 weeks and m y strength has already increased!! lots of info help battle through the fitness world

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  • M. A. B. Chaudry
  • 04-11-17

no bs

This is a summary of the current scientific bodybuilding approach. I've done research lately and found this to be a good summary of the evidence based approach to eating and lifting. It tries to dispell the fad diet approach and the supplement industry tall claims of what we need.

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  • Russell Ryan
  • 04-10-17

Excellent no nonsense guide.

Everything is backed up by real science and not "BRO" science.
If my friends ask me about getting started in building a great body, this is the book I tell them read.
Save yourself a lot of wasted time and money and just follow the advice in this book.

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  • sean mulhern
  • 04-07-17

The no BS book

Great book with some great advice on supplements and what to watch out for in them. Would definitely recommend

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  • Matthew
  • 04-02-17

Mostly common sense, good for the beginner

It's very hard to enjoy listening to a book that involves a lot of listing of figures, or reading instructions. These sections are rather dull.

Nice to recap on basic principles though.

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  • wayne mullally
  • 03-26-17

bonus report

very informative book but how do I get the bonus report that is mentioned alot?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-15-17

great listen

really enjoyed it,didnt want to finish.
very educational will be buying more books from him. great listening.