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Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body Paperback – January 14, 2015
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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.
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!
I highly recommend getting the audiobook along with this. It's extremely well done, inspiring, great narration and entertaining. The motivational chapter in this book is one of the best I have read anywhere.