Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha

A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex.
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Publisher's Summary

Are you a guy who's interested in building rock-hard muscle, erasing your belly fat, boosting your testosterone, and having more mind-blowing sex than you thought possible?

If so, then Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha was written specifically for you....

In his new book, celebrity trainer and Men's Health expert John 'Roman' Romaniello teams up with expert Adam Bornstein, former editor for both Men's Health and LIVESTRONG. Together, they reveal the secrets they've discovered that will give any man - no matter how old you are - a chiseled body that will turn heads everywhere you go.

You know the kind of body I'm talking about. The kind of body that women seem to drool and stare at when they're at the beach with their girlfriends....

As a former "fat guy", Roman struggled for years to find a workout and diet that would give him the body he always wanted. By using the very secrets you'll find in this book - techniques he's spent 10 years perfecting - he overcame his "fat genes" and boasts a lean and ripped body - the kind that could be (and has been) seen on the cover of magazines.

And the best part is - you don't have to kill yourself to get this body. Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha will show you exactly how to get the body you've always wanted without starving yourself and without spending 2 hours in the gym every day. And for all of the guys out there wondering.... YES! Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha will even work for guys in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.... Getting lean, ripped, and strong is not just for young guys!

In Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha, Romaniello and Adam Bornstein present proven, powerful ways for men to improve physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological health. From research in Olympic labs to real-life results with their clients, they are reinventing masculinity and showing every man how to become exactly who he wants to be....

If you're ready to build strong, defined muscles, burn away your belly fat, boost your testosterone, and start experiencing more mind-blowing sex than you ever thought was possible - then grab your copy of Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha now....

©2013 John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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Haters Should Try it First

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There are a lot of reviews trying to steer you away from this book, but they are ALL coming from people who have never tried what John and Adam are preaching.

I bought the hard cover the day it came out (and later the audio book), and I was so inspired by what John and Adam had to say that I signed up with John's private internet coaching.

I'm completing my six month cycle and I have to tell you the results are truly transformational. In this 6 month journey, I have lost a total of 63 lbs. (from 249 to 186 and my body fat % has gone from the high 30's to about 8%.

Was it hard? Hell yes it was hard! I worked my butt off in the gym. I sacrificed sleep to get my workouts in. I ate very clean and I followed John's program to the letter every step of the way. I stopped thinking "this is dumb" when he had me doing lunges and goblet squats vs. the more traditional (and manly) power moves. I handed over control to him and his program and it worked out EXACTLY the way he said it would.

But what's interesting is now I don't miss any of the junk food and I actually PREFER eating clean. I feel great, mentally sharp, light, strong and very powerful.

So I again say... ignore the haters. If you are serious about changing your body and getting a totally fresh look at nutrition and exercise this is the book for you. I am a FIRM believer in their hormone optimization approach to fitness and nutrition. It has changed my life.

Everything you need is in here... a detailed nutritional program that you can easily customize to YOUR specific situation and a step by step exercise program.

Just do what he says (even though it may initially seem silly and weird) and I guarantee that you too will have a transformational story to tell very soon.

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Heavy pitch, weak delivery

The book begins and continues for several hours to pitch the book to you. Not sure why the authors thought this was necessary, the only way i can see this would be of benefit is if they offered the first 2/3's of the book for free and wanted to charge for the last third. The book felt like a cross between an infomercial and a motivational speech.

The end of the book has the dieting plan, which is gone over very quickly and briefly and probably consists of less than 20 minutes of the book's 7 hour runtime. They don't even mention most of the actual content of the diet and exercise plan (but they can be found on the pdf, and I don't believe there is even a way to get that pdf with the audible version).

The positive side of the book is that as far as I can tell most of the information in it (when it takes a break from telling you stories about video games and making references to Fight Club) seems to be pretty accurate. So if you don't know anything about how to eat, maybe this is a good book for you to pick up.

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A great move for Audible

I think this book is really awesome. I've been working out and even competing at the Professional level of athletics for a years now and a lot of the info in this book was very useful to me. I would love to see Audible get more books like this with useful attached PDF's. I think that this is a solid read for anyone who's interested in fitness. No matter what your knowledge level there's going to be something in the air that you're going to find useful. However, I can see someone who has never lifted before but who's interested in stepping into the realm of health and fitness benefiting from this book.

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Disappointed but will remain open minded.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More science, less fluff and superlatives.

What could John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I bought the book already. Enough with the sales pitch and get to the substance.

Have you listened to any of John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I will give the exercise and diet plans a try and endeavour to do them properly. Hope to still be glad I spent time and money on this book.

Any additional comments?

Had trouble finding the pdf initially. For anyone having the same issue... Click on the REFERENCING GUIDE LINK at the bottom of the 'Publisher's Summary' (same page as book and reviews).

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Almost as many Fbombs as useful information

If you are offended by foul language, this is not the book for you. While there is a lot of good information, the author/narrator drops Fbombs left and right. While I am not easily offended, the language left and right did detract from the information. You don't have to be an Fbomber to be an alpha. The primary reason I bring this up is the fact that I like to listen to audiobooks while I'm working and I was not able to do that with his book

Aside from the language, there is a lot of good information in this book and covers information from nutrition (what and when to eat), weight training, cardio, supplements and more.

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Inspirational & Educational

Engineering The Alpha has ironically come into my world weeks into a renewed commitment to transform my body and assert a level of alpha status that exceeds even my youthful college physique and conditioning. This book not only gets your head in the right place and your spirit pumped way up, it busts myths and arms you with a blueprint for how to achieve the book's claim. I'm incredibly excited to put this knowledge into practice.

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amazing!

What did you love best about Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha?

packed full of info. well written well thought out. these guys did their research! tons of it! and!... i loved how it was read. all though it did start out a little slow and maybe a tad dry, they did a amazing job. you can tell they are reading, but its like they are talking to you.

What other book might you compare Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha to and why?

no idea... this was recomended to me and had high stars.. this is all i need

What does John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

personal experence. they not only do they apply this them selves, but arnold schortsanager has also. (forgive my spelling)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh. yes. a lot.
my reaction at the end was, "ok lets get the F up and start"

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Best book that tells real things

This is the best money I have spent. It told the real key factors about how to be healthy and strong. Some ideas seem very "crazy", but after you try it out, it worked. It answered a lot of question I used have.

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Subtitle should read: "Only if you read the PDF".

Would you try another book from John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein and/or John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein ?

Maybe, but I doubt it.
Audible book a sales pitch for the attached PDF
What I wanted them to "show me" in the audible book is what's in the PDF.
I thought I'd be audibly walked through the diet and maybe a couple of work-outs. That didn't happen. It's in the PDF they kept saying.

If I wanted to read a PDF I would have bought a PDF.
I think they missed a huge opportunity here.

Has Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha turned you off from other books in this genre?

kind of, only time will tell.

Which scene was your favorite?

When I turned it off when they started thanking mom, grandma, and who knows who else.

Could you see Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No Way!

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This is a sales pictch for his other products---

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

provide the plan he keeps talking about--after 8 hours of talking still no program, just lots of words about being a male. It just puts more mud in the water for people looking to get or be healthier. There is nothing new here. It is up to each person to keep informed on the latest health info and find what will work best in our life plan.
Make your plan based on solid research---Look at the Great courses books for a great start. Than search for more info armed with science based info. If you want the program download the PDF read it, if you like it than go buy the program and save you ears from 8 hours of dribble.

Has Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha turned you off from other books in this genre?

No one bad apple does not spoil the batch--just a wordy book selling his program

What about John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein ’s performance did you like?

Good voice quality--easy to listen to

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha?

The off colored words---They seem smart enough to use better words--maybe they felt it gave a shock value--maybe they felt it was a cool way to write---

Any additional comments?

Save your money-but most of all save your time--that is the sad part I wasted 6+ hours waiting for THE PROGRAM--but I must now go now and buy the program---they do have a download with the book 115+ pages--maybe it in that---If so let us know up front-I could have spent 6+ hours reading that a skip the book--most the time I was wondering just what the hick they were talking about.

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