Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Build Healthy Muscle Series)

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Build Healthy Muscle Series)

by Michael Matthews

ISBN: 9781475143386

Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Published in Health, Fitness & Dieting

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Book Description

If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book.

In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks.

Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains.

Sample Chapter

The Promise

No matter how bad you might think your genetics are, no matter how lost you might feel after trying and abandoning many types of workouts, you absolutely, positively can have the lean, ripped body that you dream about.

What if I could show you how to dramatically transform your body faster than you ever thought possible?

What if I gave you the exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 – 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze…and it only takes 8 – 12 weeks?

What if I showed you how to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by investing no more than 5 percent of your time each day?

What if I told you that you can achieve that “Hollywood hunk” body without having your life revolve around it—no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, and no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. I’ll even show you how to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.

And what if I promised to be at your side the entire way, helping you avoid the scams, pitfalls, and problems that most guys fall into, helping you systematically achieve your true genetic potential, and basically doing everything I can to see you achieve the best body you’ve ever had?

Imagine if you got up every morning, looked in the mirror, and couldn’t help but smile at your reflection. Imagine the boost in confidence you’d feel if you didn’t have that belly fat anymore, or if you were no longer “that skinny guy” but instead had six-pack abs and were “that ripped guy.”

Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you’re doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you’re getting healthier every day.

Well, you can have all of these things, and it’s not nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe (more on that in a minute). It doesn’t matter if you’re 21 or 61, in shape or completely not. No matter who you are, I promise you: you can change your body into whatever you desire.

So, would you like my help?

If you answered “Yes!” then you’ve taken a leap, not a step, toward your goals to become a leaner, more muscular you.

Your journey to the ultimate male body begins as soon as you turn to the next page.


Why Bigger Leaner Stronger is Different

I’m going to tell you something that the kings of the multi-multi-billion dollar health and fitness industry don’t want you to know: You don’t need any of their crap to get ripped and to look better than you ever have before.

· You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements.

· You don’t need to constantly change up your exercise routines to “confuse” your muscles. I’m pretty sure that muscles lack cognitive abilities, so this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead.

· You don’t need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third-world village.

· You don’t need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.)

· You don’t need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?)

· You don’t need to completely abstain from “cheat” foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss.

These are just a small sampling of the harmful fallacies commonly believed by many, and they will bury you in a rut of frustration that inevitably leads to you quitting because of little or no real results.

That was actually my motivation for creating Bigger Leaner Stronger: For many years now, I’ve had friends, family, acquaintances, and co-workers approach me for fitness advice, and they were almost always convinced of many strange, unworkable ideas about diet and exercise.

By educating them in the same way as I’m about to educate you, I’ve helped many people melt away fat, build lean, attractive muscle, and not only look great but feel great too. And, while helping friends, friends of friends, and family is fulfilling, I want to be able to help thousands (or tens or even hundreds of thousands!). Thus, Bigger Leaner Stronger was born.

Now, where did the many fitness and nutrition myths come from? Well, I don’t want to waste your time with the boring history of the world of weightlifting, supplements, and information resources, but the long story short is simply this:

When people are willing to spend big amounts of money on certain types of products or to solve specific problems, there will never be a scarcity of new, “cutting edge” things for them to empty their wallets on, and there will always be scores of brilliant marketers inventing new schemes to keep people spending.

It’s pretty simple, really. All we have to do is look where most people get their training and nutritional advice from. Almost everyone gets it from one or more of these three sources: magazines, personal trainers, or friends…and you’ll almost never learn anything useful from any of them.

How can I make such bold claims, you wonder? Because I’ve seen it all, tried it all, and while I don’t know it all, I do know what works and what doesn’t.

Every Time You Read a Bodybuilding Magazine, You’re Getting Slapped in the Face

Last time I looked, close to a dozen bodybuilding magazines were waiting on the shelves of Barnes and Noble, all shiny and ready to lure in victims like Venus flytraps. Simply put, every time you buy one of the big bodybuilding magazines, you’re paying to be lied to.

Here’s a fun fact that you probably didn’t know: MuscleMag, IronMan, Flex, Muscular Development, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle Media, and the rest of the mainstream bodybuilding magazines are owned by supplement companies and are used simply as mouthpieces for their products. Yup. MuscleMag is controlled by MuscleTech; IronMan is controlled by MuscleLink; Muscular Development is Twinlab’s shill piece; Muscle & Fitness and Flex are owned by Joe Weider and are thus promotion catalogues for his companies, such as Weider, Metaform, MuscleTribe, and several others; and MuscleMedia is the EAS cheerleader.

The primary goal of these magazines is to sell supplements for the companies controlling them, and they work damn well. The magazines push products in various ways. They have pretty advertisements all over the place, they regularly run “advertorials” (advertisements disguised as informative articles), and they balance the lot of sales pitches with some actual articles that provide workout and nutrition advice (which also, in many cases, end with product recommendations of some kind).

So, this is the first blow that magazines deal to you: They give you a lot of “advice” that is geared first and foremost to selling you products, not helping you achieve your goals.

The supplement companies know that if they can just keep getting these magazines into people’s hands, they will keep selling products. So, how do they ensure that you will keep buying? By coming up with a constant flow of new advice and ideas, of course.

And this is the second, probably more harmful, blow: They inundate you with all kinds of false ideas about what it takes to get into great shape. If they told the simple truth every month, they would have maybe 20 articles or so that they could re-print over and over. Instead, they get quite creative with all kinds of sophisticated (but useless) workout routines, “tricks,” and diets (that include certain supplements to really MAXIMIZE the effectiveness, of course).

The bottom line is that you can’t trust these types of magazines. They are all either owned by or financially dependent upon supplement companies, and what I outlined above is the game they play.

Most Personal Trainers Are Just a Waste of Money…End of Story

Most personal trainers are a waste of time and money.

Every week I see trainers who either have no clue what they’re doing or who just don’t care about their clients. These poor people are paying $50-75 per hour to do silly, ineffective workout routines that usually consist of the wrong exercises done with bad form (and they make little or no gains).

And, let’s not forget that most personal trainers aren’t even in good shape themselves, which always confuses me. How can you honestly sell yourself as a fitness expert when you’re flabby and out of shape? Who could possibly believe you? Well, for some reason, these types of trainers get business all the time, and their clients almost always stay flabby and out of shape themselves.

To compound the disservice, most trainers don’t even bother giving their clients nutritional plans, which really ensures lackluster gains. The fact is that 70-80% of how you look is a reflection of how you eat. Fat, skinny, ripped, whatever—working out is only 20-30% of the equation. Eat wrong, and you will stay fat no matter how much cardio you do; eat wrong, and you will stay skinny and weak no matter how much you struggle with weights. Eat right, however, and you can unlock the maximum potential gains from working out: rapid, long-term fat loss and muscle gains that will turn heads and get your friends and family talking.

You might be wondering why these trainers know so little as certified professionals. Well, I have several good friends who are trainers, and they’ve all told me the same thing, which is that passing the certification test does not make you an expert—it means that you can memorize some basic information about nutrition, anatomy, and exercise…that’s about it.

While some people are happy to pay a trainer just to force themselves to show up every day, trainers are usually in a similar boat as the magazines. They have to constantly justify their existence, and they do it by changing up routines and talking about “sophisticated” workout principles (that they read about in the magazines)…and when it’s all said and done, their clients waste thousands of dollars to make poor gains.

That being said, there absolutely are great trainers out there who are in awesome shape themselves, who do know how to quickly and effectively get others into shape, and who do really care. If you’re one of them and you’re reading this book, I applaud you because you’re carrying the weight of the entire profession on your shoulders.

Bigger Leaner Stronger is Different

I don’t know about you, but I don’t train to have fun or hang out with the guys—I train to look and feel better, and I want to get the most from my efforts. If I can get better results by working out half as long as the other guy, that’s what I want to do. If I were new to weightlifting and my options were to gain ten pounds in a month by doing the same exercises every week (done with correct form, intensity, and weight progression) or to squeak out two pounds by doing the latest dynamic inertia muscle confusion routine, I’d choose the former.

Bigger Leaner Stronger is all about training and getting results. It gives you a precise training and eating regimen that delivers maximum gains in the least amount of time. The exercises are nothing new and sophisticated, but you’ve probably never approached them like how I’m going to teach you. There’s nothing cutting-edge or complicated about how to eat correctly, but most people have it all wrong.

With Bigger Leaner Stronger, you can gain 10 – 15 pounds of muscle in your first three months of lifting weights. That’s a pretty drastic change. People are going to start asking you for workout advice. Even if you’re not a beginning lifter, you can gain one pound of lean mass per week, every week, until you’re happy with your size.

If your goal is to simply lose fat, I’m going to show you how to lose 1 – 2 pounds of fat per week like clockwork (and how to keep it off, too).

So, are you ready?

Here’s the first step: Forget what you think you know about working out. I know, it might sound a little harsh, but trust me—it’s for your own good. Just let it all go, approaching Bigger Leaner Stronger with an open mind. Along the way, you’ll find that certain things you believed or did were right while others were wrong, and that’s okay. Just follow the program exactly as I lay it out, and then let the results speak for themselves. If you do, you won’t go looking for another training program for a long time, if ever again.

So, let’s get started!


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