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Tried Everything to Get Ripped But
Nothing’s Worked?

Mike Matthews

Bestselling author and creator of Muscle For Life

Join Thousands of Guys Just Like You That Are Building Muscle, Losing Fat, and Getting Strong...

Doing Short, Intense Workouts That They Actually Look Forward To...

Eating Foods They Love Every Day...

Without Wasting Absurd Amounts of Money on Personal Trainers or Supplements!

WILL YOU BE NEXT?

Here are just a few of the thousands of guys I've helped get bigger, leaner, and stronger than ever before. I want you to be next.

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 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 muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead.
  • 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 obsess over “eating clean” to get ripped, and you don’t need to completely abstain from “cheat” foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages.

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.

Before I dive into how, though, let me introduce myself.

“Oh Look, Another ‘Guru’ Claiming He Has All the ‘Secrets’ of
Getting Shredded...”

If that’s what you’re thinking, I totally understand.

In fact, your skepticism is good. It will protect you from the thieves, liars, and shysters that run rampant in this industry (and in some cases, run this industry).

But before you grab your pitchfork and come after me, allow me to introduce myself and explain why you should care about what I have to say.

I’m Mike

and while I could tout the 250,000+ books I’ve sold in the last two years or the 1,000,000+ visits my website gets every month...that’s not why you should listen to me.

You should listen to me because…

I’ve made every mistake in
the book and know
what works and what doesn’t

I don’t have outstanding genetics and wasn’t ripped my entire life. I was your normal skinny kid that got into weightlifting to impress girls, and I had no clue what I was doing at first.

Case in point?

Here’s me after nearly
2 years of lifting, with no extended breaks due to injury, illness, or otherwise

Sure, I had made some gains...but the type of gains you’d hope for after 2 years of lifting 5 to 6 days per week? Not so much.

Along the way, I made every mistake you could imagine:

  • I had no clue how to diet correctly (I thought it was all about “clean eating”)
  • I wasted ridiculous amounts of money on worthless supplements
  • I focused on long, high-rep “pump” workouts and sub-par exercises
  • I relied on ineffective exercises and neglected the most important ones
  • I chronically overtrained everything but legs (which I neglected, of course)
  • I did too much cardio--both too many sessions and for too long each session
  • I changed my workout routines regularly to really “confuse” my muscles
  • I didn’t track my progress correctly
  • And more...

In short, I did what you see most people doing every day, and paid the price in years of wasted time and effort.

Ironically, however, my past struggles have helped me tremendously in showing others how to get fit.

I’ve never used anabolic steroids or fat loss drugs, and here’s my “summer look” of about 7% body fat

I “really let myself go” in the winter and hang out around 9% body fat

I Stay Pretty Strong, Too...

Why am I showing you this though?
To brag? Hardly.

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time taking fitness advice from someone that doesn’t look the part. I want to follow people that have done exactly what I want to do, not people that just talk about doing it.

I don’t care how many degrees someone has or how smart they sound...if they haven’t achieved success with their own advice...or if they’re too lazy to do it...I’m skeptical.

So, the bottom line is I know exactly what it’s like to be stuck in a rut...to have no clue if I’m training correctly...to boggle over how to eat to get lean...to deal with injuries...to want to give up...and to have just about every other problem most people grapple with.

And now, having overcome these problems myself...I know with 100% certainty what it takes to put them all to rest and finally achieve the type of physique and strength most guys in the gym have always wanted.

I back my work up with scientifically
proven knowledge and principles

Fitness gurus and methodologies are a dime a dozen these days.

Everywhere you look there’s another BSer claiming to have found special “shortcuts” to getting muscular, lean, and strong. All for the low price of $97! Act now before it’s too late!

Trying to figure out who’s lying and who’s not is hard enough, let alone who isn’t lying and actually knows what they’re talking about.

Well, if you peruse my work, you’ll quickly see I’m a bit different.

1

I Don’t Claim to Have Discovered Anything Revolutionary

In fact, much of what I teach was known decades ago and has since become buried beneath all the bullcrap.

Some of what I teach seems “cutting edge” in terms of debunking long-standing fitness myths and mistakes, but these are hardly my discoveries. I’m just the messenger.

That is, I’m simplifying what we’ve learned from good scientific research and showing how the underlying principles can be practically used to build muscle, lose fat, get strong, and improve health.

And I’m not cherry-picking studies to sell my eBooks or supplements. I’m interested in knowing how things actually work, not how I can spin research to get rich.

2

I am Very Careful to Keep Everything I Teach Grounded in Sound Scientific Research

Whenever you hear someone make a claim about how to best build muscle, lose fat, get strong, or improve health, your first thought should be, “Is there scientific research to support that statement?”

I know that might sound overly skeptical and even cynical, it’s necessary if you’re to protect yourself from the staggering amount of bad advice in this industry.

Well, if you read any of my work, you’ll quickly notice that I cite a lot of scientific research in my writings. I don’t do this to try to impress--I do it because...

  • I myself want to make sure I understand things correctly and thus review a lot of scientific papers.
  • I don’t want you to just take my word--I want you to understand why and be able to review the research for yourself.
  • I want you to maintain a healthy skepticism and expect to see such scientific references.

    While being able to cite a bunch of science doesn’t necessarily mean someone knows what they’re talking about, it’s a good sign. And if someone cites no science in their work, watch out.
3

I Strive To Give You the Whole Picture, Not Just “My Way” of Getting Fit

The old “teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” cliche comes to mind here.

That is, I don’t want you to just blindly follow my advice or programs--I want you to gain a holistic understanding of the subjects of building muscle, losing fat, and getting strong. And I want you to enjoy the flexibility this type of understanding gives you.

Yes, there are certain things that aren’t negotiable: energy balance, macronutrient ratios, progressive overload, and the relationship between training intensity, volume, and frequency, for example. (And if all that sounds like gobbledygook to you, don’t worry--I explain it all in the book in simple, layman’s terms.)

But within that framework is a ton of wiggle room for making it fit your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.

When you know what you’re doing, you can eat foods you like, eat when you like, train anywhere from 3 to 6 times per week, rotate through each body part once or twice per week, and so forth.

While I do share with you exact methods that most people do best with, I want you to be able to intelligently modify them to best fit your circumstances.

I get real results with real people

If you’ve ever wondered how some of the transformations you see on the Internet are actually possible, you should know something:

Those crazy 3-month transformations you see all over the Internet are bullcrap.

In many cases, what you’re actually seeing is the result of...

  • Extensive training history that allowed for rapid re-gain of muscle.

    “Muscle memory” is very real and it generally takes about half the time to re-build muscle as it takes to build it from “scratch.”
  • Drugs, including anabolic steroids and fat loss agents.

    Some people are a bit shocked to learn how prevalent drugs are in this world, not just with the professionals but with the everyday gymgoers as well. They’re extremely easy to get, and cycle advice is only a forum post away.

    Many people are also surprised how powerful the right cocktail of drugs actually is. When used properly (not necessarily safely, mind you, but effectively), steroids and cutting drugs can enable someone to do in 3 months what would normally take a year or longer.

Case in point? Here’s the 1-year, steroid-fueled transformation of Boston Lloyd, a bodybuilder that’s very open about his drug use:

Before
After

As you can see, Boston had already been lifting for a couple of years and gained a lot of muscle (30 pounds, give or take) and got absolutely shredded...in just under a year... and used a lot of drugs to do it.

So when you see something similar on the Net, just know what you’re looking at.


Now, that isn’t to say that all impressive transformations are frauds. Anyone can dramatically transform their body naturally...but it takes time.

For instance, research shows that the most natural muscle growth you can hope for in your first year of weightlifting is about 20 to 25 pounds.

Here’s one of my many Bigger Leaner Stronger success stories that illustrates what this looks like:

JEREMY

1 year

+20 pounds of muscle

JEREMY

Jeremy gained about 20 pounds of muscle in his first year. An impressive change no doubt, but remember... he worked a year for that. Not 3 months.

Here’s another reader success story that shows a bit more
growth--closer to 25 pounds:

Luke

5 months

- 20 pounds of fat

Luke

Pretty amazing, no? Makes me proud! :) When it comes to fat loss, you can healthily lose about 1 pound of fat per week. Thus, losing 20 pounds of fat usually takes about 4 to 5 months.

Here’s another reader success story to give a visual to this:

DOM

3 months

-15 pounds of fat

DOM

Dom stuck to the program and lost about 15 pounds of fat AND gained some muscle as well.

I have scores and scores of such success stories, and I don’t just work with professional bodybuilders or fitness models whose lives revolve around lifting, eating, and sleeping…

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After

“It still feels strange that my stomach is always flat; I do not miss having to suck it in.”

DARREN B.

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After

“I haven't seen anything close to the results I have accomplished on Bigger Leaner Stronger!”

COREY N.

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After

“I have seen my body go from 16% to around 10!”

MARK V.

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After

“I'm living proof that your rec- ommendations and studies are true!”

RICARDO G.

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“I've gotten the results I dreamed about my whole life, sounds cheesy, but it's the truth!”

Roman T.

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“It doesn't burn you out and it doesn't get boring!”

Caleb H.

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“EVERYONE I see comments on how much better I am looking!”

Jason S.

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“I have lost almost 20 pounds and 9% body fat and my max weights are up significantly in all areas.”

Jay P.

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“My strength has skyrocketed and it's encouraging to see big men at the gym lifting less weight than me.”

Hector C.

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“It’s not an exaggeration to say that at 43 Mike has given me a new lease of life.”

Matthew W.

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“I've been able to get in the best overall shape of my life.”

Ryan P.

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“I lost 29 pounds while cutting!”

Dylan M.

I work with normal, everyday people that are dedicated to getting fit but also have jobs, families, and social lives, and I show them how to find the balance needed to do it all.

Alright, enough about me.

If you’ve made it this far, I’m going to assume you’re interested in what this page is really about: the launch of my book...

Introducing the Expanded & Revised
Second Edition of

Bigger Leaner
Stronger

The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

Ben Greenfield

NYT bestselling author and founder of www.bengreenfieldfitness.com

Most people you see in the gym make little or no progress despite tons of frustrating time and effort. There’s way, way more to getting into the shape you dream of than just knowing how to train and eat properly.

In this book, you will indeed find nutrition and exercise advice, but you’ll also find out everything that the multi–billion dollar fitness industry doesn’t know or doesn’t want you to know. If you’re ready to make fast gains now, then Bigger Leaner Stronger is for you.

Mark Divine

Founder of SEALFIT and NYT bestselling author of The Way of the SEAL, Unbeatable Mind, and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT

Mike Mathew's book Bigger Leaner Stronger is a super well-researched and practical guide to strength training that quickly cuts through the massive amount of bullshit and misinformation put out by the strength training, bodybuilding, weight gain and weight loss industries.

I highly recommend adding this book to your library and referring to it frequently.

Christopher Walker

Author and Founder of www.nogym.net and www.testshock.com

Bigger Leaner Stronger is the single most thorough training and diet resource I've read. And by ‘thorough’ I mean all the information you need to know, and none of the info you don't.

It's like a fitness tome. Form, training plans, no-hype supplementation advice, diet, and lifting paradigms... everything's in here. It's affordable and accessible and 100% badass.

I've seen so many men and women go from being completely clueless (before reading) to being 100% empowered in their fitness journey after reading BLS. Mike's definitely on track to reach his goal to help a million people get fit, and this book is at the core.

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Armi Legge

Author and Founder of www.evidencemag.com

In his usual style, Mike breaks down the complexities of fat loss and muscle gain even better in the updated edition of Bigger Leaner Stronger.

The new material isn't fluff -- it's more of the same practical, effective advice that made the first edition so popular. You're missing out if you don't read it.

Greg O’Gallagher

Founder of www.kinobody.com

Mike Matthews has killed it in the second edition of Bigger Leaner Stronger.

He cuts to a depth most fitness writers rarely ever reach and he explores the inner workings of the mind and willpower in incredible detail, outlining strategies to become successful, not only on your fitness journey but any area of your life.

The book is worth it's weight in gold and I can't recommend it enough.

Chad Howse

Author and Founder of www.chadhowsefitness.com

When you read most fitness books, or books that are meant to be laid out in a series, you're left with a cliffhanger, something missing that leads you to want to buy what's next.

Bigger Leaner Stronger gives you everything, a complete road map to your ideal body with methods that not only make sense, but work, and work FAST.

Mike's killing it, and for good reason. This book is awesome. You should read it, and apply it immediately.

JC Deen

Author and Founder of www.jcdfitness.com

Mike always tells it like it is. While there's a ton of content to compliment on, my favorite part of Bigger Leaner stronger is this line from chapter ten: 'Become the master of your won’ts, wills, and wants, and you become the master of your destiny.'

I'm all about the success mindset and I love how Mike makes the mental stuff so easy to digest, and grasp. Without owning and controlling your mind, you'll never control your physique.

Rog Law

Author and Founder of www.roglawfitness.com

Mike’s original Bigger Leaner Stronger book is an excellent practical guide for achieving a great physique--I am a fan!

Mike gives away the keys to lean city in Bigger Leaner Stronger.

Armed with everything that you ever need to know about achieving the physique that up until this point you may have thought was impossible, it no longer becomes an issue of if you will look and feel fantastic, but when.

William Artamon

Founder of www.workoutlabs.com

This second edition comes with an even more thorough and comprehensive action plan for getting healthy and fit that is still easy to read, absorb and apply. The new content on self control and willpower is especially insightful and will help you unlock and achieve your full potential.

I published the first edition of Bigger Leaner Stronger in January 2012 and it has quickly become of the most popular workout books out there, with over 100,000 copies already sold.

The bottom line is no matter your age, training history, genetics, or ...if you have just a few hours per week to give to it...you can get ripped faster than you ever thought possible and maintain it with ease...for the rest of your life.

Bold claims, I know, but Bigger Leaner Stronger delivers.

If that’s the case, you might be wondering,
why the second edition?

Well, the success of the book has not only resulted in scores and scores of success stories from people that have applied its teachings, it has also gotten me a ton of great feedback from readers on its strengths and weaknesses and how it could be improved.

Not only that, but as I continued to research, help others get in shape, and write for everyone here at Muscle for Life, I compiled my own long list of additions and clarifications to incorporate into Bigger Leaner Stronger to just make it the best possible book it can be and answer just about any question guys might have about building muscle, losing fat, getting strong, and staying healthy.

The result?

The basic principles in the second edition of Bigger Leaner Stronger are the same as the first, but the book has been rewritten and re-organized from the ground up to make everything as concise and clear as possible.

This isn’t the same book with a few pages of additional content, relaunched as a second edition.

It’s a complete overhaul of the first edition, with the things that made it good even better and the things that needed attention completely ironed out.

For example, many readers suggested that the book be organized differently...and they were right. Many people wanted more information on proper meal planning...so I added it. I received many requests for more information on how to build up the willpower and self-discipline required to get into great shape...so I’ve added an entire chapter on this.

When you count it all up, “BLS 2.0” (as I’ve been calling it) contains nearly 100 pages of additional content, with absolutely no unnecessary filler. Every single page I’ve added was guided by reader feedback and suggestions.

In short, I believe that with the help of all my readers and followers, I’ve created my masterpiece, and I can’t wait to get it into your hands and see what you think. And trust me--even if you’ve read the first edition of this book, the second edition is going to blow you away.

What exactly will you learn in this book?
Well, here’s a “sneak peek”...

1

The 7 biggest muscle building myths & mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.

These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers and include things like “More Sets = More Growth,” “You Have to ‘Feel the Burn’ to Grow,” “Wasting Time With the Wrong Exercises,” “Eating to Stay Small or Get Fat,” and more...

2

How to build meal plans that allow you to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy with ease…eating foods you love (yes, including those deemed “unclean” by certain “gurus”)…and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you’re “on a diet.”

Dieting” doesn’t have to suck.

When you know what you’re doing, it becomes a tool you can use to gain, lose, or maintain weight with ease. And you do these things without starving yourself...eating nothing but boring foods...or obsessing over “eating clean.”

3

The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to grow bigger and stronger.

Learn once and for all exactly what you have to do inside and outside of the gym to build big, strong muscles. You’ll be shocked at how easy it really is once you know what you’re doing.

4

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.

There are MANY ways to mess things up the gym: do the wrong exercises, do too much in each workout, change up your routine too often, focus too much on higher rep ranges, and more.

Well, in this book I’m going to show you exactly what you need to be doing in each workout and why, and it’s going to be very different than what you’re used to: short, intense workouts that you actually enjoy, and that build more muscle and strength than the grueling, knock-down-drag-out types of routines so many other people do.

5

A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would’ve wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype.

The supplement industry is plagued by pseudoscience, ridiculous hype, misleading advertising and endorsements, products full of junk ingredients, the underdosing of key ingredients, and many other shenanigans.

In this section of the book, I go over all the popular supplements out there and break down which do and don’t work and why and how to take use actually worth buying for maximum effectiveness.

6

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!).

Just knowing how to eat and train isn’t enough--you need to be be able to stick to a plan and see it through. And that requires an “inner mastery” that many people lack, which ultimates dooms them to failure.

Learn the art of self-control and use it properly, however, and you’re guaranteed to succeed in building the body of your dreams.

7

In-depth guides to proper form for the most important lifts that must be performed every week to get the most out of your training.

I’m talking about the Big Four: the Squat, Deadlift, Military Press, and Bench Press. These exercises, when performed correctly, are the foundation of every weightlifting program worth a lick.

Unfortunately, however, most guys avoid all but the latter or do them all wrong, decreasing their effectiveness and increasing the risk of injury. After reading this book, you won’t be one of these people.

(If you can’t do these exercises due to injuries or other physical issues, don’t worry, I talk about how to work around this as well.)

8

Why pre- and post-workout nutrition is important and how to use these “feeding windows” to accelerate your gains in the gym.

There’s plenty of controversy over whether pre- and post-workout nutrition actually matters, and in this section of the book you learn what the latest research shows is best for maximizing muscle growth and how to eat in accordance with it.

9

How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.

No, you can’t pig out every day and get lean, but you certainly can enjoy these “evil” foods every week without setting yourself back in any way.

10

And a whole lot more!


Simply put, Bigger Leaner Stronger is 344 pages of neatly organized dietary and training lessons, insights, and principles…backed by decades of anecdotal evidence and over 600 scientific studies…and 100% geared toward helping you build muscle, lose fat, get strong, and stay healthy...for life.

So...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.

Buy, read, and use this book now and begin YOUR journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

SPECIAL BONUS REPORT FOR READERS

With this book you'll also get a free 119-page bonus report from me called The Year One Challenge for Men.

In this bonus report, you'll not only find an entire year’s worth of workouts for the program but you’ll also find my personal product and supplement recommendations and recipes from my bestselling cookbooks!

119 pages Special Report

6 BONUS INTERVIEWS TOO!

When you download the bonus report you'll also get instant access to 6 exclusive interviews I did with some of the top minds in health and fitness.


An exclusive interview with author and founder of Evidence Magazine Armi Legge on why “clean eating” is overrated, how to keep your diet in check without planning/tracking food intake, metabolic adaptation, and more!

An exclusive interview with elite coach and powerlifter Dr. Layne Norton on how to preserve muscle when losing fat, how smart bodybuilders prep for contests, how to “reverse diet,” and more! (Not for sale! Book launch exclusive)

An exclusive interview with NYT bestselling author and triathlete Ben Greenfield on the difference between overreaching and overtraining, how to use heart rate variability to prevent overtraining, how to speed up muscle recovery, and more!

An exclusive interview with NYT bestselling author and Navy SEAL Mark Divine on how to cultivate mental toughness, how to get training when you really don’t want to, how to maintain your mental edge and prevent setbacks, and more!

An exclusive interview with bestselling author and elite strength coach Mark Rippetoe on how age affects training capabilities, how to preserve joint health, natural strength potentials, and more!

An exclusive interview with YouTube superstar and all-around cool guy Scott Herman on how to train for obstacle courses like Tough Mudder, how much muscle you can build naturally, how to break through weightlifting plateaus, and more!

By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!).

Q&A

What makes this book different than the first version?
Is it worth reading if I've already read 1.0?

The success of the first edition of the book has not only resulted in scores and scores of success stories from people that have applied its teachings, it has also gotten me a ton of great feedback from readers on its strengths and weaknesses and how it could be improved.

Furthermore, as I've continued to research, help others get in shape, and write for everyone here at Muscle for Life, I compiled my own long list of additions and clarifications to incorporate into Bigger Leaner Stronger to just make it the best possible book it can be and answer just about any question guys might have about building muscle, losing fat, getting strong, and staying healthy.

The result?

The basic principles in the second edition of Bigger Leaner Stronger are the same as the first, but the book has been rewritten and re-organized from the ground up to make everything as concise and clear as possible.

This isn't the same book with a few pages of additional content, relaunched as a second edition.

It's a complete overhaul of the first edition, with the things that made it good even better and the things that needed attention completely ironed out.

For example, many readers suggested that the book be organized differently...and they were right. Many people wanted more information on proper meal planning...so I added it. I received many requests for more information on how to build up the willpower and self-discipline required to get into great shape...so I've added an entire chapter on this.

When you count it all up, "BLS 2.0" (as I've been calling it) contains nearly 100 pages of additional content, with absolutely no unnecessary filler. Every single page I've added was guided by reader feedback and suggestions.

In short, I believe that with the help of all my readers and followers, I've created my masterpiece, and I can't wait to get it into your hands and see what you think. And trust me--even if you've read the first edition of this book, the second edition is going to blow you away.

I don’t want to get big and bulky--I just want to be lean
and muscular. Will this work for me?

Yes, and I actually share the same goal as you. I’m not interested in looking like a hulking bodybuilder--I want to look like a lean, muscular athlete.

What many guys don’t realize is how much muscle they have to build and how much work and time it takes to actually achieve this look. For most guys, it means gaining anywhere from 25 to 40 pounds of muscle, which takes 1.5 to 3 years of consistent, dedicated, heavy weightlifting (like I prescribe in Bigger Leaner Stronger).

Trust me--there hasn’t been a single natural weightlifter in history that woke up one day “suddenly” too big or bulky. Building enough muscle to look like a cover model--even when you do everything right--is a slow process.

Is this program only for college-aged folk or can
middle-aged men do it too?

Since publishing the first edition in 2012, I’ve worked with hundreds of guys in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s, and they not only do great on the program, they regularly come back to me after 4 to 6 months to report that they’re now in better shape than they were in their 20s!

Sometimes we make some slight modifications to the program, but I discuss these circumstances in the book.

If you’re still skeptical of what’s possible in your 40s, 50s, or 60s, check out this article of mine:
http://www.muscleforlife.com/how-to-build-muscle-40s/

What type of training split does the program utilize?

It’s a traditional body-part split with some additional pushing every week to ensure the upper body doesn’t fall behind the lower in overall development.

If you’re worried that a body-part split is doomed to failure and that you have to train everything 2 to 3 times per week to make gains, I understand--I used to think the same thing.

Massive bouts of overtraining taught me otherwise, though, and I’ve since learned that a body-part split can be incredibly effective if it’s programmed correctly...and many such programs just aren’t.

Fortunately, you don’t have to take my word on it. The scores and scores of Bigger Leaner Stronger success stories speak loud and clear: this program gets results.

I’m new to weightlifting. Is this for me?

Absolutely.

While many experts recommend new weightlifters begin with a few full-body workouts per week, which can work, but which also has a significant drawback: full-body workouts are very hard when you also emphasize heavy weightlifting.

Just try performing heavy deadlifts, squats, and bench and military presses in the same workout and you’ll quickly see what I mean.

Well, fortunately you can do just as well...if not better...on a well-designed body-part split program like Bigger Leaner Stronger. You can gain 20 to 25 pounds of muscle in your first year and triple and even quadruple your strength across the board (and I can say this with confidence because I’ve seen so many guys new to weightlifting do it on the program).

I wish I had this program to start with when I began lifting 12 years ago--it would have saved me years of wasted efforts.

I’m an experienced weightlifter. Is this for me?

Possibly. It depends where you’re at.

If you’ve been focusing on heavy (80+% of 1RM), compound weightlifting for several years and have built a solid foundation of size and strength...and if you know exactly how to set up and manipulate your diet so as to lose fat or build muscle as desired...then this book may not be for you.

I say may not because even if you’re a seasoned veteran, I bet you’ll pick up some new insights in Bigger Leaner Stronger. It’s not written just for complete newbies.

(I should also mention that experienced weightlifters should also check out my book for advanced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger.)

How long does it take to see results?

All things considered, one of the best aspects of the Bigger Leaner Stronger program is how quickly it works.

You will see improvements in the gym and in the mirror within your first month, and it only gets better and better from there.

Do I have to take a bunch of supplements to follow the program?

No.

You don’t have to take any supplements if you don’t want to, because the vast majority are a waste of money.

If you have the money, there are certain supplements that are worthwhile, which I cover in the book.

I’m short on time. Can I still do the program?

Absolutely.

In the book I give you three training templates to choose from--5-day, 4-day, and 3-day options--and fully explain how to program your workouts for each (which are no longer than 70 to 75 minutes). I also give you a year’s worth of workouts for each template in the bonus report.

I follow a special type of diet (vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, food sensitivity/allergy, etc.). Can I still do the program?

Yup.

The diet principles I teach are very flexible and thus can be customized to fit any and all food preferences and limitations.

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