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Muscle for Life Success: Josh M.


"I feel like I'm definitely on the right track to get to where I want to be."

Josh's Progress

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Progress Image 2.5 Months

What has happened so far on the program?

I gained 12 lbs. and only 1.5% body fat!

Working Sets weight:
Bench Press: 205 to 235
Squat: 275 to 305
Deadlift: 315 to 385
Military Press: 135 to 155

What, if anything, almost kept you from buying the book or starting the program?

I found Mike from an article he wrote on bodybuilding.com.  After reading this I noticed that the information he was passing along was different than most articles I read on any bodybuilding site.  His information was real.

I’ve been working out for 15 years on and off and have always had a better than average knowledge on the subjects of training and fitness, but never knew the details of macros.  The information Mike gave in the article was a key insight to this great information.  So, no, I had no hesitation in buying his book.  I read Bigger Leaner Stronger and have since bought about 3 other books of his.

What do you like most about the program?

Workouts are intense, but simple.  Nothing too complex.  Also the information to customize your own nutrition plan to what works for you

How does this program compare with others you’ve tried?

This program is easy to follow and actually makes sense.  Nothing is too complex.  A lot of other programs try to make is seem as if there is a secret formula to getting the results you want.  This keeps everything a level playing field for everybody.  For the first two weeks after each workout I felt like I hadn’t done enough, but I still got sore.  The workouts are hard, but short, sweet, and simple.

How has what you’ve achieved with your body changed other areas of your life?

I am more confident in my knowledge about nutrition.  I feel like I’m definitely on the right track to get to where I want to be.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I wish I had found this information 10/15 years ago.  If you are looking for information on how to eat and train the right way to get phenomenal results naturally, this book is key.  It offers you every bit of information you need with the research to back it up.

So often people are giving advice with no research to prove what they are talking about.  The research is all throughout the book.  This is what set this book apart for me.  I was operating with a lot of outdated myths, like eating every 2-3 hours.  This book is great for anyone from a beginner on into well versed bodybuilders.

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The program that made this transformation possible:

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  • Greg

    I thought the before was the after pic at first. Maybe it’s the grainy pic but I think he looks better in the before

  • Josh

    Gains are very impressive, but he gained 12 lbs in 2,5 months with only 1,5 % fat gain starting from such a good shape? According to Mike, you can gain up to 30 lbs in a year… in your FIRST year of lifting correctly… Am I missing something here?

    • Water and glycogen can account for a LOT especially when you go from a lower carb diet to a higher. That alone can increase weight by 6-9 pounds in a few months and it will register as lean mass even though you haven’t built that much additional muscle fiber.

      • Josh

        Ah okay. Then I understand it. Thanks for the explanation, Mike.

  • SolomonBicakcic

    What is his height and weight before/after? Great transformation…

  • Old Guy

    I’ll be happy when I get to Josh’s ‘before’ look.

  • Adrian Pollard

    Great job Josh. I know how people don’t appreciate the guy that’s already put in the work before. You look way more dense.
    Michael is the freakin truth huh?! He is about to have hire me soon as I have sold 7-8 of his books already. All my friends want me to tell them what to do and I say, “Man buy the book, he deserves the little money he ask for”. They get frustrated and the next day and its…”what am I supposed to eat”? I say again, “buy the other book”.
    I am becoming past any shape I’ve ever been in. I see it. Mind you I have 10 to 12 years experience and this program just brought me back down to earth I feel.
    Again Congrats Josh and we freakin love your humbleness Michael “keepitreal” Matthews

    • Hahaha thanks so much Adrian. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep doing my thing too 🙂

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