By the end of this book, you'll know exactly what you need to do to get a lot more out of a lot less exercise...and a lot more delicious food...than you ever thought possible....
If you want to build as much muscle as naturally possible, then you want to read this book....
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....
Discover 15 proven ways to build more muscle, burn more fat, and rapidly achieve a ripped body that turns heads....
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....
A smart, energizing program to help you shed fat, build muscle, and achieve your ideal body in just 30 days....
Bodybuilding can be an intimidating task, especially for beginners - but not if they walk in the weight room with the same secrets and techniques as the biggest guy in the gym....
Tom Venuto will help you change your relationship with food and take charge of your life, and he delivers a step-by-step program that promises dramatic and permanent results....
If you want to build a body you can be proud of without starving or depriving yourself of all the foods you actually like...then you want to listen to this book....
You can score in the highest ranges of IQ... and fail to succeed in life. There's something else - something considered unfathomable by many - that lies behind greatness....
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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".
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
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.
Who was your favorite character and why?
How could the performance have been better?
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.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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I picked this up in audiobook form shortly after listening to Dave Asprey's "Bulletproof Diet". It is a good book and I don't regret getting it at all. However, I think there is more information now than what was available when this book was written.<br/><br/>The author, Michael Matthews, is certainly a "calorie is a calorie" guy. And I will admit on some level that he may be right. There is new research now that certain foods heavily influence your gut bacteria, and that the type of gut bacteria you have has a lot to do with your weight.<br/><br/>Actual scientific studies, published in Nature, show that the obese patients in the study (about 80% of the group studied) had lower counts of gut microbiota. These people were more obese than those with higher counts of gut bacteria. They also tended to put on weight faster.<br/><br/>If a calorie is just a calorie, then nobody in the groups should have put on weight unless they were eating more calories than they were burning. So it seems that there is more to it than just calories in vs. energy expended. Hmmm.<br/><br/>I highly recommend getting a copy of Dave Asprey's "Bulletproof Diet" and "Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization," by John J. Ratey and Richard Manning. Both books go beyond the calorie. The types of food you eat do influence gut bacteria, and these books explain that very well.<br/><br/>I do like that Matthews isn't afraid to count calories. I guess I understand, but I don't know why everyone is so against counting calories. Even if there is more to it than calories, in 2014 I dropped 65 pounds, and I did so after joining MyFitnessPal and by eating a lot better. It is very possible to eat healthy, but still overeat. It was only by logging for a while on MFP that I was able to see exactly what was sabotaging me.<br/><br/>Also, I take issues with a few of his busted myths. For example: Myth #41: Eating a lot of protein is bad for your kidneys.<br/><br/>The one study he produced was hardly the be all and end all of the matter. High protein diets increase the amount of acid in your body. See the study, "Excess Dietary Protein Can Adversely Affect Bone1,2" by Uriel S. Barzel and Linda K. Massey. In it they note that the effects of dietary protein may be greater as we age: aging kidneys cannot generate ammonium ions and excrete hydrogen ions as well as young kidneys do. It also points out that when the body is challenged with a dietary acid load, "the kidneys excrete more acidic urine, and the organism also turns to the skeleton for additional buffer. " In other words, a high protein diet can leach calcium from the bones.<br/><br/>So he may technically be right that the study he produced didn't show any kidney damage from a high protein diet, there is plenty of evidence that a high protein diet may have negative effects over time.<br/><br/>The "Bulletproof Diet" is one of the few books I have read where the author actually understands the dangers of too much or too little protein. Yes, like Goldilocks, Asprey gets it just right, and gets my vote for a book that should be read along with Muscle Myths.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making in three words, what would they be?
motivational, informative, interesting
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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.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Dispelling bad info and providing solid information per usual for Mike. Jeff Justus narration is smooth and even.
I be read a lot of book I m pro coach for me universe etc that book will get you everywhere closest to you biological limitations;)
I can't imagine anyone listening to this book and not feeling like it was worth the time. It is definitely a book that I will be reviewing and resourcing. The topics are simple to digest and can be done incrementally in shorter durations. It was well written for the audience and is a wealth of knowledge and expertise that trumps older deprecated hearsay.
I found this to be very helpful, being some what of a beginner, thank you for the useful information. My favorite was the information on
various supplements including creatine. I appreciate the honesty because the "fitness experts" at various fitness stores will not.
Very useful information that reveals the truth about muscle and gets rid of all the fads!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
felt like it took no time at all to get through. If you're interested in fitness it's a must read. It guides you in the direction of sound advise whilst supported by studies.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Valuable information gathered by author.
Thank you. I learned a lot of secrets from this book.