If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics", or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...regardless of your age...then you want to listen to this audiobook. Getting into great 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.
You don't need to starve yourself or do weird cleanses to get thin.
You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing a bazillion reps.
You don't need to completely avoid "cheat" foods
This book reveals things like...
The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood babe" body without having your life revolve around it - no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach.
Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day.
Special Bonus for Listeners!
With this audiobook you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report: "The Year One Challenge". You'll learn exactly how to exercise, eat, and supplement to make the most of your first year of training.
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SECOND EDITION! UPDATED JANUARY 2015!
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©2013 Michael Matthews (P)2013 Michael Matthews
Probably best to not get it as audio as I could have done with some of the information written down for me and to keep having to rewind the audio is more than annoying. Also the guy who narrates it can't always say his 'W's properly and pronounces it like the way Stewie says 'coolwhip' in Family Guy. But overall great book!
So good I had to buy a hard copy because it's full of AMAZING information you want to keep referring back to, so just making clips doesn't help, you need to:
Listen to it to absorb everything
Then buy the hard copy and highlight all the parts u will to refer back to in your fitness journey.
This and Bigger Leaner Stronger (for men) are the absolute bible for those wanting to achieve health strength and fitness, naturally. If you follow this book to the letter you 'cannot' fail. Mike Mathews has changed my life!
I loved this book. It's perfect for anyone interested is properly working out to achieve great results. I feel inspired & very well informed to start this new journey.
It's both technical & easy to digest.
"Written and Read for a Man not a Woman"
I have not but, this one was good
Jeff Justus read this like he was talking to a twenty something man, not a woman. It felt like what "Maxim" magazine would sound like on audio. Don't you want, strong, sexy, hot, and awesome hotness, lean, sexy, hotness? Well, I am going to tell you how to sexy up your work out... Something like that.
No. This book provides a fundamental concept of resistance training and proper diet and supplements. This is definitely very sound advice. The production just doesn't work for me.
There is nothing particularly new in this book but, it is sound advice. The book definitely sounds like it was written for a man though. Perhaps the narrator is simply trying to "sexy" it too much but, this definitely sounds like it was written for a man, not a woman
""The Ultimate Female Body", but uses male examples"
I'm upset that this book was supposed to focus on "The Ultimate Female Body", but uses examples of 250 pound men trying to maintain below 8% bodyfat. These examples don't give me what I thought I was listening to - a book focused on women. And these examples cannot translate to the female figure! False advertising -- he's just reusing chapters of his male-focused book in order to sell to a different demographic. It feels cheap.
He could have kept to the promise of a book about the Female Body and used exclusively female examples!
"Ordered women's version and got men's version"
I downloaded women's version and got men's book....How do I get reimbursed and or correct version?!?!?! Please advise since there is no contact info provided.
"Might just save your life, maybe."
I mistakenly bought this book as I want to lean up a bit then I found out it was for girls. I wanted to return it but the system didn't let me. So I listened on and found out this can apply to girls and guys. Can get a little technical and worth listening to a few chapters over again. I think I need to see the figures, hearing them don't rattle around in my head so well. I am a convert but yet to put Michael Matthews suggestions into practice. Just getting all my ducks in a row before I start. Jeff Justus has the right motivational speaking voice for this type of book and Michael Matthews research stacks up, well the little facts I did check seem to lead me to the idea he has done his home work. Liked the book and now motivated to give it a go.
"Great and thorough view on fitness"
I would recommend this book to anyone whether you are Fit or looking to lose weight or to get fit. This book is very inspirational and detailed and what is the most important it is very realistic as it doesn't suggest any drastic or science fiction methods but makes you rethink about the way you live eat and exercise
none of that I know
what is the most important is that you can have a dialogue with an author. You can send him an email and he will respond to you much faster than you think. So it's not just the one way teaching book its a two way conversation that will lead you to the success you are looking for
"A good book, but not the best for audio consumption"
It does come with the kindle download which helps, but since I primarily listen while I'm in my car, it made going back to find the parts I wanted to see in the kindle version inconvenient. The principles in the book seem sound (I'm not far enough into my workout progression to say from personal experience yet). I like that he explains everything and backs it up with published studies as well as personal observation both of his own experiences and those of his clients. The ideas are expressed clearly, though not necessarily as concisely as some may like. Overall I liked the book and fully intend to incorporate the things I've learned, I just feel that perhaps you should get the print version if you have that option.
Most of the points i thought would be missed having opted for the audiobook vs. the pdf. Weren't. It summarizes the basics of a sound fat loss program without the dream promises of epic fast results, but a rather long term commitment that would lead to life long progress.
I especially loved the water weight part since the description fit what i went through to the t. I knew all along that weight lifting wont make me as a female bulky but always wondered why wasn't i shredded like fitspos i followed on instagram, but rather felt like i "expanded". Long story short mike explains that fat is the key here. I'm thankful that I know what I know now and am looking forward to the application.
I'm still on my first week so the practical side of it is still to be seen. Will update this review hopefully in a month or so.
This book is awesome. Michael talks about nutrition, exercises, supplements and give a complete routine to follow. A lot of good advices!
"amazing fitness book"
Best fitness guide
This book has given me all the tools I need to be my own personal trainer. It is better than a personal trainer because it provides you with the knowledge to be able to design your own fitness and meal plans, and then update them without requiring guidance from someone else. So empowering to be able to do it on your own! Your friends will ask how you did it!!!! This book is the best fitness secret!
"Excellent and motivational book!"
I loved this book so much that I also bought his other book "Muscle Myths". I listened to the book mostly in my car , and it motivated me while I was on my way to the gym. Great, and useful information! A must read for anyone looking to get lean and build muscle with a healthy and strategic plan.
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