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Here’s What to Do When You’ve Tried Everything and Nothing Has Worked to Give You the Body You Really Want

If you finally want to get into the best shape of your life without spending hours slaving away in the gym every day doing workouts you hate...without starving yourself, crash dieting, or kissing all the foods you like goodbye…and without wasting another dollar on worthless supplements...

...then this is the most important letter you will ever read. Keep reading.


Friday, August 14, 2015
From: Mike Matthews


Dear Friend,

You probably know me already if you’re reading this.

I’m the author of several bestselling health and fitness books and founder of Muscle for Life, one of the largest fitness blogs on the Internet, and here’s the deal:

No matter how genetically “cursed” you might think you are, and no matter how lost you might feel after trying and abandoning many types of workout and diet routines, you absolutely, positively can have the lean, strong, ripped body of your dreams.

You see, the truth is getting into awesome shape isn’t nearly as torturous as the fitness industry wants you to believe.

Here’s what I mean...

Those are just a FEW of the hundreds of harmful lies and myths that keep people from ever achieving the types of bodies they really want.

And while I could tout the 300,000+ books I’ve sold in the last three years or the 1,200,000+ visits my websites get 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 7 years of lifting, with no extended breaks due to injury, illness, or otherwise:

Mike Matthews after nearly 7 years

Sure, I had made some gains...but the type of gains you’d hope for after 7 years of lifting 5 to 6 days per week? Not so much.

As you can imagine, I wasn’t very thrilled.

I was so used to my routine that I just went through the actions every day, but I was certain I just didn’t have the genetics to look good or get really strong or that it would require steroids.

It turns out I was wrong.

I was just making a some of the worst (and most common) fitness mistakes out there. Things like...

And once I started doing things correctly, EVERYTHING changed, quickly and dramatically.
Here’s what I mean:

Mike Matthews

I’ve never used anabolic steroids or fat loss drugs, and this is my current “summer look” of about 7% body fat (plus a shameless plug for my adorable son Lenox!).

I stay pretty strong, too:

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I’m not showing you these things to brag, either.

I just want to show you that I WALK THE WALK because I have a hard time taking fitness advice from someone that doesn’t look the part.

So here’s the bottom line...

I’ve been training for over a decade now and I know EXACTLY what it’s like to be stuck in a rut...to have NO clue if you’re training correctly...to want to rip my hair out trying to figure out how to get lean...to want to just THROW IN THE TOWEL...and to have just about every other problem most people grapple with.

Fortunately, I “toughed it out” and also know exactly what it takes to put all this nonsense to rest and finally achieve the type of physique we really want.

That said, coaches and trainers are a dime a dozen. If you’re skeptical, you should be...

Corey N before and after

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

Corey N.
Jason S. before and after

“EVERYONE I see coments on how much better I am looking”

Jason S.

How Much Can You Really Trust Personal Trainers and Nutritionists?

I know this might sound COMPLETELY arrogant but after speaking and working with thousands of people over the years, I’m thoroughly convinced of the following:

Many personal trainers and nutritionists have their hearts in the right place but, unfortunately, don’t know what the hell they’re doing.

Low-carb starvation dieting is rampant. Weightlifting is rarely programmed correctly. "Clean eating" is WORSHIPPED while diet fundamentals like energy and macronutrient balance are completely ignored. Hours and hours of cardio are ordered as MANDATORY for getting lean.

The problems go on and on.

You can spot these bad trainers and coaches pretty easily: their clients look exactly the same month after month.

(They themselves also rarely even qualify as "fit" let alone ripped, which isn’t a good sign.)

You see, the truth is it doesn’t take much to get your personal trainer or nutritionist certifications.

You do a CPR class and some online studying, which teaches you just about nothing of real practical value. Then you take a couple tests that are basically impossible to fail and voila...you can now hang your shingle up as a “professional” without ever having to prove you can actually get results.

Another MAJOR problem with how many trainers and nutritionists operate boils down to an underlying conflict of interests.

Your and their goals are often very different.

You want a trainer to teach you how to get and stay fit but he or she wants as many paying clients as possible, and the easiest way to achieve that is to keep existing clients for as long as possible.

I know that might sound cynical, and I really don’t think the majority of trainers mean any harm, but it’s just a matter of economic incentives.

Now, my point here isn’t that I’m so righteous and clever and everyone else is criminal scum.

My point is I like to do things differently and my 90-day transformation service reflects that credo.

You see, every week I get SCORES of emails and social media messages from people that almost BEG to work with me on a one-on-one basis, regardless of the cost.

As fun as it sounds to take on a bunch of coaching clients and just chat with cool people on Skype all day...there’s just NO way I can do it.

Between my writing, responding to readers and followers, researching, and various business building activities, I don’t think I could personally give coaching clients the level of service that I would want.

And so here’s how I have always replied to requests for 1-on-1 coaching:

“I wish I could somehow work that into my schedule but it’s just not possible...but I’m happy to answer any questions, so fire away.”

This has allowed me to meet and help THOUSANDS of people over the years, but eventually it became clear that I was doing my readers and followers a bigger disservice by not figuring something out.

And so I got to work on a solution, and the result is this 90-day transformation service.

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You Work With My Hand-Picked Team of Coaches and Together We Get You the Body You Want

I can’t personally work with everyone that wants 1-on-1 attention but I CAN build and oversee a select team of coaches that can then work with people that need help.

So that’s exactly what I’ve done.

My coaches know FIRSTHAND what it takes to lose fat, build muscle, and get strong and healthy.

We’ve helped people of ALL ages, circumstances, and needs, so don’t worry--no matter how complicated or hopeless you might think your situation is, we’ll have a solution and we’ll get results.

If We’ve Done Our Job Well, You’ll FIRE US in 90 Days

I’m serious. I really do hope you fire us after 90 days.

Not because we failed or disappointed you but because we’ve done our jobs SO WELL that we’re no longer needed.

Some people think that’s a bad business model. I disagree.

They assume that “good” business is simply the kind that extracts the MAXIMUM amount of money out of people. Well, I think it’s delivering products and services that WOW people.

And that’s why we’re going to do more than dramatically improve your physique in the next 90 days.

More importantly, we’re going to teach you HOW TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR IDEAL PHYSIQUE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Ryan P before and after

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

Ryan P.
Roman T. before and after

“I’ve gotten the results I dreamed about my whole life, sounds chessy, but it’s the truth”

Roman T.

Hands-On Diet and Training Coaching for LESS THAN HALF of What You Would Normally Pay

Personal training and nutrition consulting gets REALLY expensive REALLY fast.

Let’s say you wanted to work out five days per week for about an hour per day and you go to a trainer to get started.

The average rate for a personal trainer is $60 per hour (and many charge much more), so that’s at least $300 per week or $1,200 per month. Some trainers also charge “initial consultation” and “setup” fees that can range from $100 to 200.

That means you’d be spending no less than $3,600 for your first three months, but wait...what about the diet?

Well that’s going to cost more.

If you go and see a nutritionist, you’d pay $100 to 200 for your initial meeting and, on average, about $600 per month for regular check-ins and dietary modifications and advice. So there’s another $1,900 to add to your 3-month costs

This brings your grand total to $5,500 for your first 90 days.

And then there’s the kicker.

After spending all that money and time, there's a VERY good chance you'll end up like the rest of their clients: completely disappointed in your results and with NO clue what to do next.

I know how sucky all that is because I've been there myself, handing over THOUSANDS of dollars for no results.

I know how awkward it is when your prepaid package is up and you know you probably shouldn't buy another but you feel bad quitting. And how UTTERLY DISCOURAGING it is to finally realize that all the time and money you've spent hasn't gotten you even CLOSE to your ultimate goal.

Well, that's why I'm offering this service.

I want you to have a VERY different coaching experience. The experience that I WISH I could have had when I started training.

Here’s what I mean...

Real, tangible, RESULTS that you can see in your workout performance, mirror, and clothing.

Not encouraging or honeyed words or promises or hope. You can get all that from your mom.

RESULTS. Clear, unmistakable, measurable RESULTS.

Don’t pay to just get told what to do.

My guess is you want to learn the "whys" and "hows" so you can eventually create and modify your own diet and training plans and self-sufficiently work toward your goals.

Don’t pay out the nose for the help.

There's no arguing that this service has an IMMENSE value--it's hard to put a price tag on the body of your dreams and understanding how to maintain it for the rest of your life.

But hey, we’re human--we love it when we buy something and receive FAR MORE than we expected.

Well, I’ve worked hard to put together what I feel is the exact coaching program that I would want if I were in your shoes.

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90 Days to a NEW YOU!
How the Muscle for Life 90-Day Transformation Works

I’ve put a LOT of thought and work into building out this service because I want it to be the hands down BEST online fitness coaching program available.

Here’s what you get when you sign up...

You’ll get custom meal plans for building muscle and losing fat eating foods you love.

Nothing is more annoying than paying for a “custom” meal plan and receiving a bland, copy-and-paste job that doesn’t take into account foods you like, dislike, your schedule, training times, and lifestyle.

That’s why we do our custom meal plans differently.

Not only do we build each and every one from scratch, we can work with any and all budgetary and dietary needs as well: vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, food availabilities, sensitivities, and allergies, and any other food preferences or restrictions.

However you need or like to eat is how we build your meal plan.

We create two separate meal plans for you to follow--one for training days and one for rest days--and we customize your plans with several different meal options so you don’t have to eat the exact same foods every meal, every day. (Variety is the spice of life, right?)

Here are a few examples...

What this means is you’ll get the body you want while actually enjoying your diet. You’ll look forward to every meal, every day, which works wonders for compliance.

The bottom line is we’ll make dieting so simple and straightforward that you’re guaranteed to get results.

You’ll also get a 90-day custom workout plan built specifically for you and your goals.

If you’re not gaining muscle as quickly as you’d like...if you’re struggling to get and stay lean...if you’re not able to achieve the proportions and “aesthetics” you desire...if you’re still handling the same weights as you were months ago...THEN IT’S TIME TO CHANGE WHAT YOU’RE DOING

And if you haven’t even started working out yet, you’re in the incredibly lucky position of being able to do it right from the beginning. You’ll get to skip all the trials and tribulations

Like your meal plan, your workout plan will be 100% customized to you, your goals, and your lifestyle and needs, and will include both weightlifting and cardio (if necessary).

If you can only train three days per week, we can work with that. If you’d like to train six days per week, that’s fine too. If you have physical limitations that we need to work around, that’s not a problem.

Your workout plan will also include detailed videos to explain proper form for each exercise that you will be doing. This is CRUCIAL for maximizing long-term results and reducing the risk of injury.

It’s this simple:

Your custom workout plan is going to help you make consistent, measurable improvements in your body composition and strength.

I guarantee it.

We’ll also provide a custom supplementation plan to help you achieve your goals faster.

If you’re familiar with me and my work, you know where I stand on workout supplements: most are absolutely WORTHLESS.

That said, there ARE a handful that are scientifically proven to speed up the processes of muscle growth and fat loss.

We’ll show you which will be most effective for you and why and, if you decide to purchase them, how to use them properly. (Supplementation is recommended but NOT REQUIRED.)

A daily accountability review by your coach will ensure you keep getting results.

Many people pay for personal training for the accountability alone.

When they’ve put THOUSANDS of dollars on the line, and when their trainer is waiting for them every morning, there’s a much greater chance of them successfully getting out of bed and into the gym.

Well, the ONLY way you can fail in your 90-day transformation is lack of compliance, and our daily accountability review is going to ensure that doesn’t happen.

Here’s how it works:

1. Your meal and workout plans will be laid out in Google Sheets.

Google Sheets is basically Microsoft Excel “in the cloud,” which means it’s accessible on any Internet-connected device and all changes are automatically saved and viewable by both you and your coach.

You will have diet and training sheets for every day of your 90-day transformation so, every day, all you’ll have to do is eat the foods and do the workouts on that day’s sheets.

No guesswork. No confusions. No way to accidentally mess it up.

2. You will use these daily sheets to track your food intake and training.

You won’t have to record what you eat every meal--just that you stuck to the plan or deviated from it, and if you deviated, what you ate that was “off plan” and why.

For your workouts, you will input what you do every day in the gym in your workout sheets (sets, reps, rest times, and any notes you want to share with your coach). Most clients use their phones for this as you can access all Google Sheets via its mobile site or app.

3. Your coach will review your diet and training sheets every day.

Here’s where the accountability comes into play.

In this daily review, your coach will review your compliance, progress, and notes to ensure everything is going well.

If you left anything in your notes that needs addressing or if he or she has any questions or sees anything to modify or address, they’ll reach out immediately before it becomes a problem.

Your weekly progress call with your coach will be for reviewing progress, discussing challenges, and sharing advice.

Every week you and your coach will discuss how you’re doing. Your coach will help you with any questions or concerns you might have and share any recommendations or modifications that he or she would like to make to your diet or training programs.

Your first week’s call will also include an exercise form review.

For this you will record a series of videos of you working out and send them to your coach to review. Then, on the first weekly call, your coach will go over each with you and make any necessary corrections.

(A form review isn’t mandatory but I HIGHLY recommend you take advantage of it. Learning proper form is vital for maximizing results and minimizing the risk of injury.)

This call will also include a weekly “homework assignment,” which will consist of about an hour of reading.

These assignments will teach you what you will need to know to “fire” us at the end of your transformation and continue making gains on your own.

You’ll get unlimited priority email support for any and all questions.

You will have your coach’s “client-only” email address and Skype name and you can write him or her anytime with any questions that you might have and you will get a response within 24 hours.

Marsha M before and after

“I lost 10 pounds and gained 6 of muscle in 7 months!”

Marsha M.
Yvonne A. before and after

“I lost 10% body fat and stronger
than ever!”

Yvonne A.

Are You Ready to Start Your 90-Day Journey?

You can get started on building the body of your dreams RIGHT NOW and it will cost you just $1,997.

That’s it. No “hidden charges” or shady rebilling.

I’ve even made up a simple payment plan of three monthly installments of $665.67 so you don’t have to cough up all of the price at once.

That’s less than half of what most people pay a trainer and nutritionist to spin their wheels for a few months, teach them nothing, and in many cases, cause them to quit out of frustration.

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If you're ready to start your 90-day transformation, the next step is scheduling a call with my Director of Coaching so we can see if you're qualified for the program and which coach would be the best fit for you.

As you can imagine, we get a LOT of people applying for the program and often have a waiting list to get in, so don't wait. Schedule your call now and you'll be glad you did.

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But listen. I want to make absolutely sure this is the right thing for you.

That’s why...

Samira B before and after

“I’m no longer that dainty and weak girl I was over a year ago!”

Samira B.
Ashley S. before and after

“Honestly, I am just so so so happy to be at this point with my body!”

Ashley S.

You Get the Results You Really Want or You Get Your Money Back

You read that right.

I hate when people and companies tout money-back guarantees that are hidden with "gotcha" clauses.

For example, here's something you'll find with many personal trainers and nutritionists:

"If you follow my instructions for X days and aren't satisfied with the results, you get your money back."

And then, if it comes to actually asking for your money back, you get to start arguing about how precisely you actually followed the instructions.

SHENANIGANS, I tell you. Screw that. Here's my money-back guarantee:

You're either thrilled with your coaching experience and results or you get your money back.

It's that simple.

If, at any point in your 90-day journey, you're unhappy with the service and we can't turn that frown upside down, I will refund every penny you paid.

No forms to fill out, no “special card” you have to mail in, and no having to prove or disprove anything.

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If you're ready to start your 90-day transformation, the next step is scheduling a call with my Director of Coaching so we can see if you're qualified for the program and which coach would be the best fit for you.

As you can imagine, we get a LOT of people applying for the program and often have a waiting list to get in, so don't wait. Schedule your call now and you'll be glad you did.

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There are NO strings attached.

I’m so confident that you will think this is the best investment you’ve made in yourself in a long time that I’m willing to take all the risk. We’ll do our jobs or we won’t get paid.

But honestly I’m not worried about you refunding.

Because I believe in this service THAT MUCH.

I know people don’t refund because this doesn’t just change their bodies--it changes their lives.

The benefits of proper diet and training are instant. You enjoy better moods energy levels. You never feel starved or food deprived again. You love your workouts. And when you start seeing the changes in the mirror, the party really begins.

Eventually, you become the person everyone envies. The person with the killer body that somehow knows all the “secrets.”

Remember, though--there are only so many coaching slots available and we often have a waiting list.

Warning Time is a factor!

Warning - Time is a factor

This opportunity is limited because of the amount of one-on-one time each of our coaches give to their clients to give them results.

Therefore, it’s physically impossible for our coaches to work with more than a handful of people at any given time.

Also, you should realize there’s a very large demand for personal “do it for me” coaching from my company, and what I’m offering you is unprecedented.

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If you're ready to start your 90-day transformation, the next step is scheduling a call with my Director of Coaching so we can see if you're qualified for the program and which coach would be the best fit for you.

As you can imagine, we get a LOT of people applying for the program and often have a waiting list to get in, so don't wait. Schedule your call now and you'll be glad you did.

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This Transformation Service is Not For You If…

Experience has taught us that there are three types of people we can’t help:

On the other hand, if you’re looking for someone to take away all the stress of your diet and training, with an inclusive, done-for-you service, we’ll be a good fit.

You’ll become part of an EXCLUSIVE group of clients that get access to my hand-picked coaches, and we’ll take care of everything.

Luke M before and after

“My mental focus, energy, strength, and self confidence have all gone up!”

Luke M.
Dom B. before and after

“For the whole program I lost weight and strength went up!”

Dom B.

Here’s What I Want You to Do Next

If you meet the above criteria and would like to start working with one of my coaches and getting incredible results, then here’s how the process works:

First, you’ll need to pay and complete a few in-depth questionnaires that will help us better understand you--your goals, your lifestyle, your training experience, and so forth.

Then, by the end of the next day, my Director of Coaching will review your answers and write-ups and assign you to the coach he feels will be the best fit for you.

Here’s What Will Happen After That

Your coach will immediately reach out to introduce himself or herself to you and answer any initial questions you might have.

Work will then begin on your custom meal and workout plans, and they will be ready in 7 business days or less.

Once your workout plan is ready, your coach will send you your first “homework” assignment: watching the form videos for the exercises you will be doing.

Once your plans are done and you’ve watched the videos, you and your coach will schedule your “start call” as soon as possible. On this call, he or she will present everything to you and address anything needed to ensure you’re 100% ready to rock.

From there you’re off to the races!

You lock in your slot for your weekly call, start your diet and training programs, your coach starts doing daily accountability reviews, and we basically do everything we can to get you to your goal.

And remember if we ultimately can’t deliver real results that you love, YOU GET 100% OF YOUR MONEY BACK.

(By the way, we’ve never accepted a client that we can’t truly help. EVER. That’s why I can make this offer. WE DELIVER. Who else takes a risk like this?)

So schedule your call now and let's start your journey to your best body ever!

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If you're ready to start your 90-day transformation, the next step is scheduling a call with my Director of Coaching so we can see if you're qualified for the program and which coach would be the best fit for you.

As you can imagine, we get a LOT of people applying for the program and often have a waiting list to get in, so don't wait. Schedule your call now and you'll be glad you did.

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