- 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: 3,116 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,349 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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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.
For the note: I started at 155 lbs (6' 00" tall) and got to163 lbs in 6/7 weeks. I was a twig that thought it was impossible to be over 160 lbs. I could eat/drink anything I wanted without gaining weight. This plan proved that wrong. I put on a decent amount of muscle and became much stronger in the process.