Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (Second Edition) by Michael Matthews, Review
About The Book:
MICHAEL MATTHEWS’ #1 BESTSELLING NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD.
If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements … regardless of your age … then you want to read this book.
Building muscle and burning fat isn’t as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut.
- You don’t need to: spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.”
- You don’t need to: constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is much simpler than that.
- You don’t need to: spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere.
- You don’t need to: grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.
- You don’t need to: obsess over “clean eating” and avoid “unhealthy” foods to get ripped. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.
Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will never know…
The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze…and it only takes a few months.
Here are just a few of the things you’re going to discover in this book:
- The 7 biggest muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.
- How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy eating foods you love and never feel starved, deprived, or like you’re “on a diet.”
- An all-in-one training system that delivers MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms…spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week…doing workouts that energize you, not wipe you out.
- A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn’t, and save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year.
- How to master the “inner game of fitness” and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!).
- The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to grow bigger and stronger.
- How to get shredded while still indulging in the “cheat foods” that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.
- And a whole lot more!
Imagine…just 12 weeks from now…being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it…
Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you’re getting healthier every day…
The bottom line is you CAN achieve that “Hollywood hunk” body without having your life revolve around it.
SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!
With this fitness book, you’ll also get a FREE 98-page bonus report with a year of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as the author’s personal product and supplement recommendations and more!
About 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, www.muscleforlife.com.
Appearance: Great cover design, paper, and printing quality are OK.
Content: So disappointed, I’m sorry to begin my review with a negative word, but believe me or not I bought this book with a lot of hope, especially 3,327 Customer reviews, made me to order it, which called The Popular = Good Rule that makes customers order a product (from The Intuitive Customer Book).
The Author begins with a short history of him being “unofficial” trainer who used to give advice to his friends and relatives, and then a promising page that will transform your body fast, and then a section of what I call it glossary that explains about the meaning and definition of keywords such as Energy, Matter, Chemistry, Chemical… Fats, Organ, Units of Measurement… Protein, Health, diet, etc.
He wrote a lot about “WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT HEALTH, NUTRITION, AND FITNESS” and Myths and Laws in Fat Loss and Muscle Growth, which I really didn’t find useful at all since all this book is supposedly be talking about these factors.
From section 9 he’s talking about the importance of Goal setting, Dopamine, and stress, anxiety, etc. finally in section 12 Author decided to talk about Nutrition and How to measure your body fat percentage and lean body mass which really important factor for all athletes. you may also find that info simply googling it. he also talked about Proteins, Carbs, and Fats and how and why each of them is important in our life.
At the end also he talked about Hyped Supplements and how they’re emptying our pockets which is a cliché topic and I really didn’t find something new or exciting to share with you.
At the end I appreciate you taking time and reading my post, and if you’re new in lifting weights or reading health books, I really recommend it but if you have already read at least 2 or 3 other books, don’t waste your money, there’s nothing new to benefit from.
Did you Know (Book Articles):
- Professor Mark Haub from Kansas State University conducted a weight-loss study on himself in 2010.
He started the study at 211 pounds and 33.4 percent body fat (overweight). He calculated that he would need to eat about 1,800 calories per day to lose weight without starving himself. He followed this protocol for two months and lost 27 pounds, but here’s the kicker: while he did have one protein shake and a couple of servings of vegetables each day, two-thirds of his daily calories came from Twinkies, Little Debbies, Doritos, sugary cereals, and Oreos—a “convenience store diet,” as he called it. And he not only lost the weight, but his “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his “good” cholesterol, or HDL, increased 20 percent. Of course, Haub doesn’t recommend this diet, but he did it to prove a point. When it comes to fat loss, calories are king.
- HOW TO USE THE GLYCEMIC INDEX:
The glycemic index (GI) is a numeric system that ranks how quickly the body converts carbohydrates into glucose. Carbs are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100 depending on how they affect blood sugar levels once eaten. A GI rating of 55 and under are considered low on the index, while a rating of 56 to 69 is medium, and a rating of 70 or above is high.
Simple carbohydrates are converted into glucose quickly and thus have high GI ratings.
Examples of simple carbohydrates and their corresponding GI ratings are sucrose (65), white bread (71), white rice (89), and white potato (82). Complex carbohydrates are converted into glucose more slowly and thus have lower GI ratings.
Examples of complex carbohydrates and their corresponding GI ratings are apples (39), black beans (30), peanuts (7), and whole-grain pasta (42). As I said earlier, you’ll probably notice better all-around energy levels by getting the majority of your carbs from complex, lower-GI foods. These foods are often more nutritious as well.
- Building muscle and strength
doesn’t require that you constantly “challenge” your muscles with new, exotic exercises. It only requires that you make progress with a relatively small number of exercises that maximally challenge each muscle group and enable you to safely overload them over time. This not only simplifies your goals, but it also makes working out more enjoyable. You go into every workout knowing exactly what you’re doing and why, and you’re able to easily track your progress over time.
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