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Better Than Steroids Paperback – February 15, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
My trainer recommended this book and its interesting. He has the print edition and said that the charts/graphs are necessary for a general understanding of whats going on. I'm going to try and get a refund on the kindle version and purchase the print edition.
Basically, what I think the reader should take from this book is that you can use calories FOR you--you have to eat all 3 macronutrients anyway to build muscle, so you might as well make the most of them. He discusses nutrient timing and what Arnold Schwarzenegger calls "creating demand". After you do a really hard workout, your muscles are in demand of protein, and they're also in need of carbohydrates to replace the carb stores in the muscles (glycogen).
It makes sense that if you eat quality protein shortly after a hard workout, and also an adequate amount of carbohydrates, a great deal of these calories are going to go to muscle anabolism and recovery, and NOT SO MUCH TO BE STORED AS BODY FAT. He doesn't advocate eating an excess of calories, though, as there are only so many your body can use for "productive" purposes.
Like any book, he makes a lot of points that I highly disagree with, but for me, ovrerall, this book was worth reading because of the helpful points he makes, and also because of the topics he discusses that further support and explain what modern experts and reliable/credible readings say about building muscle.
Lastly, I want to mention that specifically, what he says about insulin was very beneficial to me - it can be your best friend (assisting muscle-building) or your worst enemy (assisting the body's natural tendency to want to store calories as fat).
I highly recommend reading this book and determining what parts of it might be helpful to you.
I am an accomplished amateur bodybuilder for 5 years now and Dr. Willey has guided my training and has taken eating to a whole new level. Drug free bodybuilding demands proper eating, whether you are bulking up or leaning down, and Dr. Willey has unmasked these secretes for the first time in any book.
Overall this is an easy read and touches on many subjects from water intake, different lifting programs as well as a vast variety of eating secrets that with a little dedication can change the body, mind and overall life of ANYONE.
I give it an A+.
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If you're looking to make radical changes to your body this is "THE book". Certainly a book that everyone trying to look good and muscular should readPublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
My husband has hi pro-card and swears by the info in his book. The pictures are a bit dated but great examples of the best.Published 27 days ago by Secanda Jewell
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Finally a book that is simple and to the point. I wish more authors would cut out the bull from their books and make their points simple. Best book that i have read so far. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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The book has some solid info regarding nutrient timing. I would suggest picking it up if you're looking to get the greatest effect from your workouts, or are interested in learning... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Aaron Dolce