- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; The Build Healthy Muscle Series edition (January 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1475143389
- ISBN-13: 978-1475143386
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3,060 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Build Healthy Muscle Series) Paperback – January 13, 2012
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From the Author
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.
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And then I started to slowly change my workouts for various reasons. And again, my workouts that I've come up with are really similar to what he's teaching in his new book here.
This new book, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, delves into so much more than just hitting weights and diet. He has some pretty nice information about flexibility and mobility - stretching and foam rolling. There's also a few chapters towards the end that go over some of the fad diet types floating around right now - Intermittent Fasting, Carb Cycling, and Paleo. He's got tips on getting your fat percentage under 10% and maintaining it there for extended periods. And there's also a great chapter on traveling that I may be returning to soon as I get closer to a vacation I've been planning.
I wish that these two books had been around when I first started lifting almost 20 years ago. I would say that I wasted almost 15 of those years following the BS programs in magazines promoted by supplement companies and 'juicers.' Adding muscle and getting lean isn't as difficult or complicated as they would have you believe.
Now when somebody asks me for advice, I point them first to Bigger Leaner Stronger and then to Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger. I know that they really don't need much else besides those two books to keep the gains coming for years. Whether you want to get a six pack or add a ton of weight to your squat or bench, these are the books you should be picking up.
I was compelled to write this review because I want people to buy these books - not because I care that Mike Matthews sells a lot of books (though he seems like a really great guy), but because I feel that these books will help people get into the shape that they've always wanted to be in and get much healthier while doing it.
I'm on day 3 of week 1. So far, these low reps, too much breaks in between sets, less than an hour workouts have me leaving the gym exhausted! The soreness is real! I do admit that I was a little skeptical of doing only one routine for arms, but my body has not been this sore in a while. Including my arms. I really enjoy keeping track of my workout and am looking forward to increasing the weight in time. I don't know why I never did that before, maybe because it makes sense *sarcastic voice*
I'm still trying to get the whole 'eating right' thing down. At least I know that I don't have to worry about low carb dieting!
Everything that I read makes sense. This book was written for the common gym goer who doesn't spend thousands of dollars on supplements and steroids. Thanks for the knowledge. I'll try and remember to give an update but so far so good!
Last but not least to many of the bad reviews harp how you can get the same information for free! Yet they totally forget to write down muscleforlife.com
Mike's own website where he gives tons of great content for free!
One last thing. Is Mike trying to help? Yes. Is he trying to make money while he does? Yes. Have you ever gone to a Tony Robbins seminar for free? Nope! Why? Good help cost money and "if your good at something never do it for free!"
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