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The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected. by [Martin Berkhan, Alan Aragon]

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Editorial Reviews


Martin Berkhan is a veritable expert in a world full of charlatans. This book is devoid of the superfluous nonsense currently littered amongst the fitness media. I know firsthand how effective Martin's principles can be, as I have been a client of his. If you're tired of wasting money, time, and energy, and truly want to make positive changes in your physique, then this book is for you.

I can honestly say that as far as physique transformation goes, this is the only resource you'll ever need.

--Michael D. Catherwood, television personality, radio legend (Loveline) and co-host of the podcast The Swole Patrol with Dr. Drew Pinsky. 

If you could only read one book on fat loss, nutrition, muscle gain, strength, mindset, and physique enhancement ... this is it. Candidly, I didn't expect the book to be so good. I thought it would be a detailed compilation of Martin's previous material on his website. But it's not. It's SO much more.

In this book, Martin does what I've yet to see a single other author do in that he breaks down precisely how to individualize and structure your nutrition and workouts to, literally, build the body you want. He makes it quick, easy to understand and simple to adjust. And that's the magic of The Leangains Method.

The information is world class and the extra bonus resources will make your jaw drop when you see how extensive they are. But the magic lies in Martin's ability to teach you how to create your own, individualized plan. How to critically think, analyze and build a program for yourself (and others) that works just as well as if he wrote it himself.

Martin went above and beyond with this book. I'm honored to give it my highest praise. And I urge you to get your own copy immediately because I mean it when I say it could change your life forever.

-- Jordan Syatt, Gary Vaynerchuk's personal trainer and CEO of Syatt Fitness.

Martin has outdone himself with his recent book, and I am honored to be writing a review for it after having read it.  It's very clear he has approached this as his life's work; albeit I'm sure we will continue to see great contributions from him. In this book, Martin has pulled together his passion for scientific research with his in-the-trenches testing and validation at an extreme level.

It is an incredible work, referenced extremely well and both highly readable and digestible; qualities which often get missed in pieces with this much scientific backing. This book isn't just theory or an overview of one specific aspect of the topics; but rather a how-to guide - or even a template - to build the physique you want. It's a book with validity that can be put to use and not just be put on the bookshelf.  

Personally, I have seen great success with Martin's methodology and myself or anyone else familiar with prior Leangains content will be blown away with the depth and breadth of material that Martin has included in this work. Aside from diet and nutrition, the book includes tons of supplemental information on related topics.

This book easily tops my list of recommendations, and I strongly believe that anyone with an interest in nutrition/performance needs to have it in their library.

--Chris "Mad Scientist" Duffin, Guinness World Record holder of the deadlift, Co-Founder and Chief Engineer at Kabuki Strength.

I haven't been this excited to about a fitness book in years. It's required reading for anyone who wants to get--and stay--in the best shape of their lives. Inside, you're not only going to discover effective, practical, scientifically proven diet and training strategies and techniques for getting bigger, leaner, and stronger than ever before, but also Martin's unique and motivating insights into conquering the "inner game" of fitness.

Drop whatever you're doing and read The Leangains Method. It's a fresh, original work in a stale, "me-too" market, and it deserves a lot of attention.

--Mike Matthews, bestselling author of Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body.

I have always been both inspired and impressed by Martin, not only by his flair for producing thought-provoking methods and well-written articles but also for building a world-class physique with world-record lifts to match it.

This book takes you through his personal journey, and Martin tells the compelling story of what made him into Mr. Leangains with an entertaining combination of authenticity and vulnerability. Then, we get into the Leangains diet and training approaches, where Martin presents the unique methods he has developed and evolved through decades of research and experimentation on himself and thousands of clients.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that he has focused on readability and ease of application, where other authors and experts in the industry tend to muddle the waters with overly complex science and jargon that makes it seem as if they've never actually worked with someone in the real world. Martin cuts through the myths and hype and presents the diet and training templates that will actually work for everyone, not just genetic freaks. Bonus material is also included, such as recipes, FAQs, and Supplementary Material in the form of his most popular articles.

This easily goes into my top ten recommended reading list, and I expect it to be one of the most influential and popular books of the year, perhaps decade.

--Borge Fagerli, physique coach, author of The Zero Carb Diet and creator of Myo-Reps.

Martin Berkhan takes his readers on a dark and twisted but refreshingly honest journey, from his deepest frustrations with dogmatic nutritional protocols as popularized by old-school bodybuilders and columnists without true scientific understanding, to dissecting decades worth of scientific studies in nutrition and training, as well as personal experience, ultimately merging both in a practical handbook containing everything that explains the popularity of the Leangains approach to transform physiques, minds, and lives.

Martin has left no "reps in reserve" with this one. Bull's eye!

--Dr. Bojan Kostevski, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Lambda Strength.

About the Author

Martin Berkhan is "the thinking man's musclehead," with a résumé too long and boring to list. The TLDR goes a little something like this: former model turned statistician and personal trainer that made his bones as a columnist and writer for the Swedish magazine Body in the early 2000s.

In the mid-2000s, he started the intermittent fasting craze with the website Leangains and the associated Leangains diet, commonly referred to as the 16:8-diet. In 2018, he released The Leangains Method - The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected. Nowadays, Martin Berkhan works as a personal trainer and nutritional consultant, lecturer, and as an educator on Patreon.  

He holds a bachelor's in medical sciences, a Ph.D. in Flipping the Fitness Industry on its Head, and a World Record in the seal row.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07G3GFLTX
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 16, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 32148 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 287 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Terence Kenehan
5.0 out of 5 stars Once you see it...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not really worth the wait!
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5.0 out of 5 stars (A much needed) Leangains recap
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, motivational and most importantly concise.
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2.0 out of 5 stars NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING
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