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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475143389
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475143386
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I am in my 5th week of doing the weight routines and eating methods and I have lost 11 pounds to date and my strength has sky rocketed."
 
-Chris McAuliffe (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"After following this plan for only 5 weeks, I have already lost 13 lbs of body fat while continuing to build muscle mass and strength at 47 years old."

-John W. Bellmore (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I've gone from squats with just the bar to 180 lbs. in just 8 weeks."

-eljacobito (Amazon Verified Purchase)


"I've been following my program for 10 weeks now and am incredibly happy with my results - I've lost 8 kg and made great strength gains."

-"somewhatangry" (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I have been cutting for about 5-6 weeks and have lost about 13lbs so far. I went from a 35 in waist now down to a 31 ½ in waist, and have gone up in weight in almost of my lifts."

-Andrew (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I gained 10 pounds of muscle in 3 weeks good for me after a short plateau."

-Adam D. (Amazon Verified Purchase)


"After following Mike's plan for 2 months now I have lost 13 pounds and am seeing huge gains in muscle definition already."

-"Samwell54" (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I've already added 2 lbs every week during the past few weeks while increasing my lifts by 5 or 10 lbs every time I lift."

-Mitch (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I implemented his workout routine the next day and lost 11LBS the first week and I feel strong!"

-"LoeJawson" (Amazon Verified Purchase)


"After 7 months of following the Bigger Leaner Stronger program, I am fitting easily into 36" jeans and with 35lbs of weight lost. I'm fitter, healthier and with better muscle definition than in my entire life and I am easily stronger than I've been in 20+ years."

-J. Williams (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I've been on the program 3 weeks now and I've dropped 10 lbs, 2.5% Bodyfat, while still getting stronger each week."

-Tyson G. White (Amazon Verified Purchase)


"I was surprised to see fat literally fall off me (I lost 20lbs of fat in under 2 months) and muscle mass build up faster than I had ever seen it."

-Jeff K (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"After six weeks of successful, satisfying, and motivating workouts, (and seven pounds lean mass gain, plus 20-45 pounds added to my lifts, across the board)."

-"ACM" (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I've put on about 7 pounds in just 4 weeks without much noticeable gain in fat."

-Chad (Amazon Verified Purchase)

From the Author

Hi,

I'm Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.

Through my work, I've helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know in my books.

So if you're looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you at my site, muscleforlife.com.

Sincerely,

Mike

More About the Author

Hi,

I'm Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.

Through my work, I've helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know in my books.

So if you're looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you at my site, www.muscleforlife.com.

Sincerely,

Mike

Customer Reviews

I emailed Mike with some questions after reading the book and he replied quickly.
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This book is a very easy read, it is very informative, and the author (Mike Matthews) lays out the path for you.
camille camacho
I strongly recommend this book to anyone serious about getting bigger leaner and stronger!
bill song

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

116 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Chris McAuliffe on August 6, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is an excellent manual on how to build a better body. While there maybe thousands of ways to skin a cat in terms of exercise programs if your looking to build muscle and loose fat Bigger Leaner Stronger has all the information you need.

Michael Matthew's gives a nice brief history about why you can't go by what the major muscle magazines advise and why not to follow the Mr. O pro's. The book is backed by plenty of studies proving many of Michael's points and backing his knowledge of bodybuilding and fitness.

I started following only a few of the principles he outlined in this book 3 weeks ago and I have already lost 4 pounds and my strength has gone up every week by at least 10 pounds an exercise consistently. This week I decided to adopt the entire weight regiment outlined in the book and I can't wait to see what kind of positive changes ensue. Excellent no nonsense information about building the body you want!!!!

Update, I am in my 5th week of doing the weight routines and eating methods and I have lost 11 pounds to date and my strength has sky rocketed. This book cuts through all the confusion of workout programs out there and gives you what works to build a great physique. If your like most people who don't want to hear the hype and just want to get to a sensible workout and nutrition program that works then this book is for you.

Some of the sections that explain exercise and terminology might be a bit basic for people who have experience with exercise but they are great reference sections. Great material and the workout routine is producing great results for me and I am working out in my basement with just free weights. I would probably be doing even better if I went to a gym!
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65 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on June 4, 2013
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The book is amazing. I have just devoured it from cover to cover multiple times and the way it is written to the information is great. You never get bored with it either because the chapters are short and to the point.

More to the results of reading the book and heeding what it has to say thought, I have been cutting for about 5-6 weeks now. I have tailored my 4 day split to what the book recommends along with tailoring my eating habits and I have lost about 13lbs so far, started around 184lbs and now at, depending on the day, 171-173lbs. I went from a 35 in waist now down to a 31 ˝ in waist. I have gone up in weight in almost of my lifts and lastly my girly says that she noticed a huge difference in the first 2 weeks and I am just getting more solid now. Almost everybody can see the difference, and I was not a overweight guy then.

I have read a few other books in the past on lifting and all that jazz but this is hands down the best on I have read. It covers basically everything you need to get started or modify your current routine.

If you want to bulk, cut, or maintain, get this book. It’s not even a though of why, its why not.
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104 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Curry on January 16, 2012
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I'd been working out religiously five days per week for about 2 years before I started Michael's program. During that time, I'd made fairly good progress for the first 6 months, but then after that I "plateau'd." I wouldn't really gain or lose after that point. I tried changing my workouts, taking every supplement under the sun (except steroids), and special diets.

Then I started doing Michael's program. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was gaining muscle again. Not any ridiculous overnight changes, but I was steadily gaining real lean muscle. Within a few months of sticking to the program I was actually happy with my muscle mass and the way I looked for the first time ever.

I'm a "tough gainer," meaning I naturally put on muscle slowly and I'm also much more prone to gaining fat. But this program definitely works for me. I gave it to five or six of my friends who work out as well, and every single one of them started gaining muscle MUCH faster they were previously. I was actually pretty shocked by that, because from I've seen over the years, different programs work for different people and everyone is unique. I'd never seen one program that works the best for everybody, but that is exactly what happened with this program. I guess it's because this isn't so much a "program" as it is just the basics of how gaining muscle and losing fat works. I know people who used the information in this book to get real big and also people who used it to get lean and cut, down to about 6% body fat.

I'm still using this program, trying to achieve my ultimate goal, and now I'm comfortable knowing that I will--as long as I stick with the program. Good luck making your goals, too. I think this book will help you do it.
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66 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 1, 2012
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As a top ranked competitive powerlifter and author of my own book, Monster Squat: A Step By Step Guide to a Bigger Squat!, I know a thing or two about training. I saw all the reviews on this book and thought it would be something to have a look at. I have been competing for a while in some of the heavier weight classes and was looking for a way to stay strong but drop my body weight down to get in some of the lighter classes.

After reading this book, I have a mixed review.

First the bad. The first part of the book, like one of the other reviewers stated, was all about how easy it would be to get the body you want as well as how people have been misled by the fitness industry. It was more of an advertisement for the Bigger Leaner Stronger program and a bashing session of the fitness industry. I would suggest to skip to Chapter 10 and start reading from there that's where the usefully information really begins.

Now the good. The program is as basic is it gets making it is easy to follow. Let me sum it up in one sentence. CREATE A STRICT TRAINING AND DIET PLAN AND STICK TO IT! The suggested routines and diet plans are easy to implement and follow even if you never step one foot into a gym in your life. Follow the plan and you will see results.

To end this review, as for me there wasn't too much in here I didn't already know. In fact, when I started out weight training a long time ago, I actually followed a similar program and it worked.
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