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Muscle for Life

By: Michael Matthews
Narrated by: Chris Henry Coffey,Michael Matthews
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Publisher's summary

A new fitness book for men and women over forty from bestselling author and trainer Michael Matthews.

Is this a workout book that can make you look and feel like you’re twenty again in thirty days flat?

No.

Is it a fitness book full of diet and exercise “hacks” and “shortcuts” for gaining lean muscle and melting belly fat faster than a sneeze in a cyclone?

Absolutely not.

But is it an exercise book (and nutrition book) that’ll guide you on how to eat and exercise to lose pounds of fat and gain eye-catching amounts of muscle definition and strength?

Yes.

And faster than you probably think possible, no matter your age or abilities.

Because here’s the deal:

Muscle building and fat loss after forty aren’t nearly as complicated as you’ve been led to believe.

-You don’t need to: Obsess over “clean eating” and avoiding “bad” or “unhealthy” foods like sugar, meat, and bread. Some foods are just more nutritious than and should be eaten more frequently than others. That’s it.

-You don’t need to: Spend a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding through punishing strength training workouts. Sweating buckets, getting really sore, training until bone-tired…all wholly overrated for gaining lean muscle and strength.

-You don’t need to: Slog away on the treadmill. In fact, you don’t need to do any cardio exercise at all to shed ugly belly, hip, and thigh fat and even build your best body ever.

Those are just a few of myths that keep people over forty from ever achieving the lean, toned, and strong body they truly desire.

And Muscle for Life will teach you something that most of those men and women will never know:

How to transform your body while eating all the foods you like and doing just a few challenging (but not grueling) strength training workouts per week. Oh, and cardio exercise? Completely optional.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll discover inside this fitness book for men and women over forty:

-The biggest fitness myths and mistakes that keep people weak, overweight, and confused. For example, “calories are all that matters,” “carbs and sugars make you fat and unhealthy,” and “strength training makes women bulky.”

-The primary driver of muscle growth that forces your muscles to get fitter and stronger. And no, it has nothing to do with “muscle confusion,” “functional training,” or any other pseudoscientific fitness nonsense.

-How to create meal plans for losing fat and building muscle with all the foods you love so you never feel starved, deprived, or like you’re “on a diet” (and especially a “bodybuilding diet”).

-Twelve months of paint-by-numbers resistance training workouts for adding lean muscle definition to all of the right places on your body…in only 3-to-5 hours of strength training per week.

And that’s not all, either…

-360 peer-reviewed scientific studies support the Muscle for Life system of eating, exercising, and recovering for losing fat and gaining muscle and strength.

So, here’s the bottom line:

You can get a fit, lean, and strong body no matter your age or circumstances, and you can do it without following a bland diet and without living in the gym doing exhausting workouts you hate. And this book helps show you how.

Get your copy now, and start your journey to a fitter, leaner, and stronger you…for life!

©2022 Waterbury Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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More of the same.

Lots of good info but really nothing new. Same information as his previous books but much more basic level. Great for less experienced people but if you’ve read his other books (which are packed with very useful information) you won’t get much out of this one.

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Waste of money

If you have already read any other book by Mike Matthews, listen to his podcast, or read any of his emails, don’t waste your money on this book. He basically put a new cover on it and is selling people the same stuff he’s already sold in the past. However, if you have never been exposed to Mike Mathews, this is an excellent book.

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Powerful

I started with Mike's Bigger Leaner Stronger almost 4 years ago now. The science hasn't changed much, so consistency and persistence have been my best friends. And that was the start of my Muscle for Life! I'm about 20 lbs heavier, and that is solid muscle. I'm more conscious of what I eat, which has always been the biggest obstacle to having the body I want. And I'm healthier and stronger than I've ever been at 48 years old! The program and the logic in this book (and BLS) was transformative for me and continues to be. i've tried other programs but none have been as successful as this one. This is a reasonable approach to building a lifestyle that prioritizes health and fitness. And I'll use the knowledge found her for the rest of my life! Thanks Mike!

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total gamechanger

fantastic novel approach at strength training. it doesn't have to be as hard as you think.

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Excellent resource for beginners

This is a great resource for anyone who is new to the fitness space, and or resistance training as a whole. It is also a great resource for people who are looking to do a transformation, and cannot afford the high prices that one on one coaching costs these days.

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Straightforward info on strength and conditioning

Mine gets to the point with a no nonsense way of presenting science backed, useful advice on how to get into the great shape. He provides a simple approach to nutritional choices and how to train for strength, achieving a desired weight and physique, and overall health.

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Down to earth, realistic, science based approach you won’t hear anywhere else!

Absolutely love this book! I plan to buy the physical copy to be able to revisit some sections in print. Mike Matthews’ approach is realistic, optimistic, encouraging but not fluffy. He sites studies and science that give understanding and reason, not just his opinion, to the recommendations he makes. The data on supplements saved me SO much time! I feel like so much of what he covered our topics that I have spent hours researching only to give up on because it’s so confusing and overwhelming and difficult to tell who to trust on the Internet. He just knocked off question after question that I had one after the other in a way that was east to understand. I’m so grateful for this book!

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Snake Oil

He is a self-proclaimed fitness guru who says everyone else is wrong and he, alone, is right about diet and fitness. His system may help people who have never exercised or considered eating a well balanced diet as a way to better health but if you have any knowledge about either, you will be disappointed with this book. In fact, let me summarize it for you; lift weights and eat better. You can do it! What a crock.

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Fantastic

Drives homes the idea that simple is better, and consistency wins the day. I highly recommend this book.

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Not worth the listen

Arrogant and repetitive. Glad he didn’t narrate the whole book. That was a plus. Seems really familiar to the Body for Life book I read 20 years ago.

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