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Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat: The Secret Science Behind Physical Transformation Paperback – April 29, 2008
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“If you are serious about building muscle and melting off body fat, the information contained in this book will provide you with the perfect game plan—the tactical approach you need to turn fitness dreams and desires into concrete reality.”
—Marty Gallagher, Olympic lifting and powerlifting champion; coach of national and world championship teams; and author of The Purposeful Primitive
“Ori Hofmekler's Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat gets into the nitty gritty of the biological concepts that aid muscle gain and fat loss.”
—Beauty, Health, Wellbeing Blog
About the Author
Ori Hofmekler is a well-known political artist and health expert. The founder, editor, and publisher of the national health and fitness magazine Mind and Muscle Power, he is the author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet and The Warrior Diet.
Top Customer Reviews
Those of you familiar with "The Warrior Diet" will find new information and further depth in Ori's latest offering. For readers new to Ori's research you will find a detailed exploration into how we can fuel and train our bodies to reach our full potential. A far cry from the usual diet/fitness books that line bookstore shelves, Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat offers an unprecedented exploration into the science human performance and in doing so sets a new standard.
Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat is not an easy read. This book is for people who aren't merely satisfied with diet and training tips but rather this is for people with the drive and capacity to ask why and how things work. Ori takes great care in laying out the science behind training the human body and it is his attention to detail that sets his work apart from the masses. This extremely well written book is packed with technical information along with carefully crafted summaries that help turn the science of training into the art of personal excellence.
Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat goes beyond training for the sake of vanity and explores the science behind functional strength. With this work Ori invites his readers to get off the sofa and go to the extreme in their training.Read more ›
I was looking for natural technics in which to manipulate those hormonal cycles to more efficiently enhance muscle growth, while minimising body fat accumulation, but was sadly disappointed by this book. In theory the book's information sounded great, but in practice it didn't work for me.
I have for the last year and half meticulously tracked my body's weight, body fat %, water %, muscle %, as well as calorie intake each day, whereby I have gained a solid understanding of the hormonal cycles within my body in terms of peaks and troughs affecting those metrics, based upon the effects of diet, weights, cardio exercise and sleep.
Despite the book advocating an eating strategy which flys in the face of established body building and/or cutting technics, especially around ideas for boosting one's metabolism for fat loss, I decide to give it a go and reserve judgement till later. Basically my body metrics were disastrous in terms of the effect of eating 4-5 very small calorie meals, with a very large calorie meal each day. Without changing any of the other factors in my program (weights, cardio and sleep), what I notice was a slowing of my body's metabolism, an increase in body fat and a loss of lean muscle.
In my opinion, the author, if he really believes his strategy works, needs to give his readers a sample framework, a specific eating plan, based upon grams per pound/kg of body weight, etc. Otherwise the readers have no really reference point for properly implementing his proposed strategy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tried it exactly as stated in the book. I was hungry all the time. After 6 weeks I lost nearly a kg of muscle and gained 500g of fat. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jacobus Strydom
Awesome book! Seeing and feeling results already, and it has only been a week. Diet life never made sense, but this definitely does. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rafael D. Onderlinde
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? This is beyond silly that I have to spend my time on this carp - sucksPublished 17 months ago by Jake G
Probably in response to criticism of his prior book, Hofmekler has gone overboard in this one describing the biological and physiological mechanisms involved in processing food,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lineman
This is a great explanation of how our metabolic and endocrine systems work together and how the effects of macronutrients on those systems. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Zane Griggs
Fascinating. I've been training for years, and after a lot f trial and error, found myself instictively doing this diet. It's great to see it detailed and endorsed like this. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Peter Skagen
This book is not for the meathead or someone looking for the perfect set and rep combination. If you truly want to know how your body and hormones work behind the scenes and how... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Edward Matos