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Publisher's Summary

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 listen to this book.
Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless supplements.
You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles.
You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month.
You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets.
You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to get a shredded six-pack.
You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages.
In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: the exact formula that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze… and it only takes 8-12 weeks.
This book reveals secrets like...

The six biggest myths of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains.
How to get a lean, cut physique by spending no more than five percent of your time each day.
The four laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine.
How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism.
The carefully selected exercises that deliver maximum results for your efforts.
A no-BS guide to supplements.
How to get shredded while still indulging in "cheat" foods.
And a whole lot more!
Special Bonus: "The Year One Challenge". In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Oculus Publishers (P)2013 Oculus Publishers
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By Daniel L. Vassallo on 05-29-15

Back to Basics: Lift Heavy, Eat will come

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I found this book when looking up how to build muscle while burning fat at the same time. Believe it or not there is very limited information let alone technique written about it as the mantra is that it is impossible to do. Mike Matthews lays it all out in laymen's terms what needs to be done by bringing it back to basics. This book, along with Arnold's "Total Recall," was the push I needed to get myself back in the weight room after almost 15 years. I'm 37 now and was tired of watching all of my peers complete marathons, Tough Mudders and the like while I slaved away at my job and atrophied to old man levels,watching my BFP rise and rise and feeling older by the day. While I've only been on the program for 3 months I've dropped 3% body fat and lost about 7 pounds, nothing drastic but a good start. I am still finding the right balance of macros (I'm hypothyroid) to see what works best for me. But my strength literally exploded almost immediately and I am now back to lifting what I was way back when, even more-so with legs. Muscle memory is REAL! One point that MM does not really go into is the sheer sense of accomplishment you feel when you are able to add on weight week after week. Granted, this will taper off but if there's anything that will keep you pumped that is it. I've been using the app Strong to track my lifts which has been a huge help and am just now getting into carb cycling to see if that may help with my carb intolerance. Great book with common sense ideas. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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By DESHAUN on 12-15-15

This book is a God send!

It was so excellent that I had to purchase a physical hard copy to take extensive notes and have ease of access with specific details. The information on food and supplements is possibly more vital than the workouts themselves. I struggle with my food cravings and tend to overeat often. After this read, it's been an excellent change!

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By Ryan on 07-28-15


I now own 6 of his books over various formats (Kindle, Audible and Paperback). I own the first edition of BLS on paperback but wanted to get the updated version after seeing what he had to say on YouTube about the changes between them. I was pretty lucky because I forgot I had a few credits on here, which saved me picking it up next week. I haven't finished it yet (have about 8 hours left) but already it'll be worth picking it up on Kindle so I can read it too. I like that it emphasises psychological pitfalls and how to either overcome or avoid them entirely. I can't wait to get more into the nutrition as it was great in the 1st edition but I could always learn more 😄 I absolutely recommend Mike Matthews, his books, his YouTube podcasts, his website (muscleforlife) and his scientifically backed supplements (Legion Supplements). Check him out and you won't regret it!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 01-09-15


This book gives you all the tools to complete the job. a great common sense approach that debunks all the fitness magazine lines and those apocryphal 'gym guy' pearls of wisdom. Follow and you will get exactly as is states on the cover; Bigger, Leaner Stronger!

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By Amazon Customer on 04-18-18


extremely informative. found Mike on his podcasts whilst at work through spotify and then ended up following a link for the free audio copy and listened to the book within a day. can't wait to change my style of working out now I know where I have been going wrong for these past few years.

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By Alex on 02-17-18

Very informative

Great to listen to whilst doing cardio. Full of great information and answers a lot of questions I had regarding fitness, nutrition and recovery.

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