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  • The Simple Science of Muscle Growth and Hypertrophy

  • The Shockingly Simple Truth on How to Build Muscle using the Best Bodybuilding and Strength Training Exercises
  • By: Andy Xiong
  • Narrated by: Benjamin McLean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Sports & Outdoors
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Summary

Are you still not seeing the results you want despite spending hours and hours at the gym or hundreds of dollars on supplements per month? If you want to start building as much muscle as possible and as quickly as possible, then keep reading....

Have you been going to the gym for several months now, yet you feel as if you don’t look any different? Or maybe you feel as if, for the amount of time you put into the gym, you should be a lot bigger or a lot more muscular than you currently are....

There are no more remaining “secrets” that you need to unravel, regardless of whatever the next fitness guru tells you. Truth is the health and fitness industry is a lucrative market that is being capitalized on by marketers....

And people like us - people who want to become the best versions of ourselves - are being taken advantage of and sold the same concepts repackaged under different names. Other times, we are lied to about our natural potential, and oversold the benefits that their products or supplements can bring us. But building muscle is actually a really simple process.

You already know what to do. You just lack the confidence to do it.

This book will dispel all the nonsense and reveal the truth about building muscle so that you can stop wasting your time trying to identify what works and what doesn’t, and start sculpting a more muscular, more confident and better you.

With references to over 20 of the best scientific studies available, discover:

  • How to avoid the most common mistake people make with their training and programming.
  • Why “new and revolutionary” is a marketing tool, and just how old the newest training revolution really is.
  • How to tell good research from bad, the different levels of scientific evidence, and how to properly gauge “backed by science” and “research-based” claims.
  • What the ideal rep range for muscle growth really is (Hint: it’s not 8-12 reps!).
  • How to quantify your training the correct way using the new, scientifically-accepted formula for volume.
  • How you can make up to 63 percent more gains changing only one training variable.
  • Why strength training and prioritization is unnecessary for muscle growth.
  • The advantage hard-gainers have when it comes to building muscle.
  • What supplements you should consider, especially if you don’t eat animal products.
  • Why bench presses are not enough for chest development; the underused triceps extension for better triceps development; and why overhead presses may be a waste of time.
  • The laws of muscle growth - understand and apply these two to three concepts and you will build muscle.
©2019 Andy Xiong (P)2019 Andy Xiong

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no more bonus material.

the content of the book was ok as was the delivery. However the programmes and 'bonus' content that was detailed in the audio book is no longer accessible on the site this is very poor....

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Great for beginners

This book had great information on the science and diet of gaining muscle mass, but for the most part was geared towards a beginner or someone who wants to workout from home.

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Superb!!

I would highly recommend this book to either read or listen too,, bold as brass advice but absolutely spot on advice!!

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Good book

Most of it is known which is fine as it is good to summarise most aspects of hypertrophy but the link leads nowhere and can't get the "bonus"workout pdf. Also his workout at the end of the audible blook is based on 15 sets per muscle group per week not the minimum 10. Is there a reason he went straight to 15? No explanation there. Anyone help me with that?

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Good book but would like to bonus material

I really enjoyed this book but would like to view the bonus material as it states there are workout plans to follow, I have searched for the web address provided in the audio book but it says the page has been moved or deleted. Does anyone know how I can get the bonus material ?

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Eye opening

information every new bodybuilder should take on board before following multiple programs to no benefit.

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Overall Good

The activities are completely clarified pics rage help. Presently it's a great opportunity to get on it and do the activities. Following half a month I'm resting better feel parcel less pressure. My next test is eating like a grown dislike hungry high schooner.

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Wonderful book

Wonderful book.Challenging workouts and exercises. A cut above most body weight training books. I really like this book.this book wow same. i will buy this book again.

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Thanks for the Author. Suggested!

This is a comprehensive Muscle Growth and Hypertrophy guidebook — this guide for every beginner. Who wants to gain Muscle Growth he can take this guide and follow step by step. The author does an excellent job for released this guidebook. I love this book guideline. Thanks for the Author. Suggested!

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Very well written

Very well written, effective bodyweight training text that I don't think should be limited to men. Any woman could easily do these exercises. Exercises have full color photos and detailed explanations. There is a full workout program near the end you can follow along with..

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  • Gbing
  • 14-06-19

No info, just shade.

6 chapters in and the author offers no usable info. Don't pay to listen to him complaining about his competition.

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  • Elisabeth C Ayers
  • 08-05-19

Great for beginners

This book had great information on the science and diet of gaining muscle mass, but for the most part was geared towards a beginner or someone who wants to workout from home.

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  • Daniel
  • 07-09-21

Boring

It was agony getting through the first 30 minutes. I couldn’t take it any more. It’s crap.

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  • Clavrot
  • 31-08-21

Invaluable reading

If you want to build muscle, this is the only resource you will need to understand what is required as it works with the principles of hypertrophy. It also provides some methods and touches on other stuff like periodization, but understanding the principles will set you up for life.

The negatives of the book are two fold,
1. It is meant to apply to everyone but as with 99% of these types of books, there is nothing mentioned about 50% of the population.
Female body building isn’t really touched upon so you have to filter out recommendations for horseshoe arms accordingly, and go elsewhere to understand how to train within your cycle.
2. The narrator has a weird reading habit of pronouncing every single letter. When he says ‘and’ within a sentence, the D is overly pronounced anD that gets really irritating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-08-21

best book so far

literally can't stop listening and learning from this book. a great read and will request it to anybody especially if you're starting off and really want to know what to do.

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  • K. Proctor
  • 07-03-21

Finally! Muscle growth made simple!

the whole book was great! Starting with the simple and moving into the more science-based explanations is it great format for understanding and comprehension.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-20

'As such' and 'thus'

This book gives a no bs idea to work from and establish goals. good listen.

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  • Christian Mendoza
  • 09-09-20

needs more specifics

who is this guy?!?! why can I not find him, or what he looks like, anywhere? is he the guy on the cover? he knows a lot, but I also would like more real-life example

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  • DAVID
  • 09-04-20

awesome book

It brakes everything down to KISS. Very happy I bought this book and spent time listening to it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-09-19

It will help

For any level of muscle development you can find a bonus in here, techniques, thoughts , philosophies- interesting book for sure