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Publisher's Summary

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling women's fitness book with over 250,000 copies sold. 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 pills and powders... regardless of your age... then you want to listen to this book. Building lean 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: starve yourself with very-low-calorie diets to lose stubborn hip, belly, and thigh fat and keep it off.
  • You don't need to: constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to have muscle definition. Getting toned is much simpler than that.
  • You don't need to: spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless workout supplements, "cleanses," or fat loss pills.
  • You don't need to: grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a lean core. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.
  • You don't need to: obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get fit. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective fitness nutrition.

Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep women from ever achieving the lean, toned, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. And in this book you're going to learn something most women will never know... The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze…and it only takes 8-12 weeks. Here are just a few of the things you're going to learn in this book:  

  • The five biggest fat loss myths & mistakes that keep women overweight, frustrated, and confused.​
  • How to build lean muscle, lose fat, and get healthy without ever 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 get those lean, sexy curves in all the right places...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 three simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to get stronger and more sculpted.
  • How to get abs 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.

©2013 Michael Matthews (P)2013 Michael Matthews

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Written and Read for a Man not a Woman

Would you try another book from Michael Matthews and/or Jeff Justus?

Perhaps

If you’ve listened to books by Michael Matthews before, how does this one compare?

I have not but, this one was good

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

Jeff Justus read this like he was talking to a twenty something man, not a woman. It felt like what "Maxim" magazine would sound like on audio. Don't you want, strong, sexy, hot, and awesome hotness, lean, sexy, hotness? Well, I am going to tell you how to sexy up your work out... Something like that.

Do you think Thinner Leaner Stronger needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. This book provides a fundamental concept of resistance training and proper diet and supplements. This is definitely very sound advice. The production just doesn't work for me.

Any additional comments?

There is nothing particularly new in this book but, it is sound advice. The book definitely sounds like it was written for a man though. Perhaps the narrator is simply trying to "sexy" it too much but, this definitely sounds like it was written for a man, not a woman

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"The Ultimate Female Body", but uses male examples

What disappointed you about Thinner Leaner Stronger?

I'm upset that this book was supposed to focus on "The Ultimate Female Body", but uses examples of 250 pound men trying to maintain below 8% bodyfat. These examples don't give me what I thought I was listening to - a book focused on women. And these examples cannot translate to the female figure! False advertising -- he's just reusing chapters of his male-focused book in order to sell to a different demographic. It feels cheap.

What could Michael Matthews have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have kept to the promise of a book about the Female Body and used exclusively female examples!

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Quickly dye that jockstrap pink! They won't notice

I suspect this is just rehashed content from the masculine counterpart of this author's other book. While I understand that many aspects of diet and fitness are the same for both male and female, this book is supposed to be specifically for women, but the content proves otherwise. At the very least the author or editor should edit the pronouns in certain chapters from he to she appropriately. I'm insulted that such a minor elements would be overlooked by the author or editor, or narrator. I appreciated some of the content, but was turned off and felt cheated as if the book was just given a new cover with little else changed, so the team can further capitalize on their success with the first book about building a masculine physique. For this reason, I don't recommend it and I wonder how much of it was truly intended for this edition and not just an afterthought or slapped together to make a few extra bucks.

I don't doubt that the author has knowledge on the topic, but I was underwhelmed and also bored after listening to someone read a fitness dictionary for two chapters. Most people who purchase a book of this nature know what a calorie is. It does not appear to be geared towards an audience that is new to nutrition or fitness. Further, that section had the potential to be fun infotainment, but instead sounded like you'd expect, someone reading a dictionary definition aloud.

The author didn't care enough to put even the most basic effort into this edition. Were they hoping readers also wouldn't care?

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A good book, but not the best for audio consumption

It does come with the kindle download which helps, but since I primarily listen while I'm in my car, it made going back to find the parts I wanted to see in the kindle version inconvenient. The principles in the book seem sound (I'm not far enough into my workout progression to say from personal experience yet). I like that he explains everything and backs it up with published studies as well as personal observation both of his own experiences and those of his clients. The ideas are expressed clearly, though not necessarily as concisely as some may like. Overall I liked the book and fully intend to incorporate the things I've learned, I just feel that perhaps you should get the print version if you have that option.

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Ordered women's version and got men's version

I downloaded women's version and got men's book....How do I get reimbursed and or correct version?!?!?! Please advise since there is no contact info provided.

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amazing fitness book

If you could sum up Thinner Leaner Stronger in three words, what would they be?

Best fitness guide

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

This book has given me all the tools I need to be my own personal trainer. It is better than a personal trainer because it provides you with the knowledge to be able to design your own fitness and meal plans, and then update them without requiring guidance from someone else. So empowering to be able to do it on your own! Your friends will ask how you did it!!!! This book is the best fitness secret!

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Might just save your life, maybe.

I mistakenly bought this book as I want to lean up a bit then I found out it was for girls. I wanted to return it but the system didn't let me. So I listened on and found out this can apply to girls and guys. Can get a little technical and worth listening to a few chapters over again. I think I need to see the figures, hearing them don't rattle around in my head so well. I am a convert but yet to put Michael Matthews suggestions into practice. Just getting all my ducks in a row before I start. Jeff Justus has the right motivational speaking voice for this type of book and Michael Matthews research stacks up, well the little facts I did check seem to lead me to the idea he has done his home work. Liked the book and now motivated to give it a go.

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Concise

Most of the points i thought would be missed having opted for the audiobook vs. the pdf. Weren't. It summarizes the basics of a sound fat loss program without the dream promises of epic fast results, but a rather long term commitment that would lead to life long progress.
I especially loved the water weight part since the description fit what i went through to the t. I knew all along that weight lifting wont make me as a female bulky but always wondered why wasn't i shredded like fitspos i followed on instagram, but rather felt like i "expanded". Long story short mike explains that fat is the key here. I'm thankful that I know what I know now and am looking forward to the application.

I'm still on my first week so the practical side of it is still to be seen. Will update this review hopefully in a month or so.

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Great and thorough view on fitness

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

I would recommend this book to anyone whether you are Fit or looking to lose weight or to get fit. This book is very inspirational and detailed and what is the most important it is very realistic as it doesn't suggest any drastic or science fiction methods but makes you rethink about the way you live eat and exercise

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

none of that I know

Any additional comments?

what is the most important is that you can have a dialogue with an author. You can send him an email and he will respond to you much faster than you think. So it's not just the one way teaching book its a two way conversation that will lead you to the success you are looking for

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Can't wait to get started!

Very informative and I'm ready to get started. I've struggled to lose. I'm vegan and eat more healthy but I feel like I still can't lose. This book seems to be the answer to all the things I had misunderstanding about regarding nutrition and working out!

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  • natt
  • 01-15-15

Excellent

Probably best to not get it as audio as I could have done with some of the information written down for me and to keep having to rewind the audio is more than annoying. Also the guy who narrates it can't always say his 'W's properly and pronounces it like the way Stewie says 'coolwhip' in Family Guy. But overall great book!

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  • Ximena
  • 10-29-16

Awesome!

So good I had to buy a hard copy because it's full of AMAZING information you want to keep referring back to, so just making clips doesn't help, you need to:
Listen to it to absorb everything
Then buy the hard copy and highlight all the parts u will to refer back to in your fitness journey.
AWESOME

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  • Barry H.
  • 08-16-16

The Health and Fitness Bible

This and Bigger Leaner Stronger (for men) are the absolute bible for those wanting to achieve health strength and fitness, naturally. If you follow this book to the letter you 'cannot' fail. Mike Mathews has changed my life!

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  • M. C. COUSINS
  • 10-19-18

TLFS superb

Love this book. Loved the science. loving the journwy.
Thanks once again for keeping me on the right path.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-17

Great book

Very detailed and interesting insight into how to get a leaner stronger body. Feel motivated to start knowing what to concentrate on

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  • Carrie
  • 12-12-16

You have to read this!

It s the best information i could have on fitness. It covers food, workout, supplemets etc. I strongly recommend it to everyone.

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  • J. Hutchinson
  • 04-04-16

Great listen. Insightful & extremely motivating

I loved this book. It's perfect for anyone interested is properly working out to achieve great results. I feel inspired & very well informed to start this new journey.

It's both technical & easy to digest.

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  • Christine
  • 03-27-15

Awesome fitness book

A great no-nonsense guide to health & fitness. Stresses hard work, discipline and proper techniques over quick fixes that aren't sustainable.

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  • Carmen McCormack
  • 01-05-18

Amazing book for women

If you could sum up Thinner Leaner Stronger in three words, what would they be?

Innovative, concise, no-bullshit

What did you like best about this story?

Mike explains in simple language how to lose weight and train without all of the bro-science and BS

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

Great narrator, love his voice!

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  • Mad
  • 09-18-17

Fantastic, Concise and Incredibly Informative

Thinner Leaner Stronger is exactly the resource I've been looking for! For the past 9 months I've been fascinated with building a better, healthier and leaner body, but have struggled to find something female specific. This book packages up everything you need to know, and the convenience of having it in audio means I can listen to and from work, and I can pick and choose which chapters I'd like to revisit. Thank you so much- have already started implementing your strategies, and have been raving about it to a bunch of friends! :)

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  • Liz
  • 05-26-17

Generic information and not female specific

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not - would have been so much more enjoyable and helpful if it was specific to female nutrition and skipped all the male stats and data

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Whilst quite informative, it was very general in nature. Good to hear that he is not trying to sell supplements and merc.

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  • Eoin
  • 11-25-16

Worth reading

very helpful and informative. i have learned a lot from reading this book definitely worth it.

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  • Daniel calandro
  • 10-17-16

Amazing read!

Mike Matthews knows his stuff, refreshing to be taught the truth about the fitness industry and get results!