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Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Build Muscle, Get Lean, and Stay Healthy Series Book 1)

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Build Muscle, Get Lean, and Stay Healthy Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Matthews
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)

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"After 7 months of following the Bigger Leaner Stronger program, I am fitting easily into 36" jeans and with 35lbs of weight lost. I'm fitter, healthier and with better muscle definition than in my entire life and I am easily stronger than I've been in 20+ years."

-J. Williams (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I've been on the program 3 weeks now and I've dropped 10 lbs, 2.5% Bodyfat, while still getting stronger each week."

-Tyson G. White (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I was surprised to see fat literally fall off me (I lost 20lbs of fat in under 2 months) and muscle mass build up faster than I had ever seen it."

-Jeff K (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"After six weeks of successful, satisfying, and motivating workouts, (and seven pounds lean mass gain, plus 20-45 pounds added to my lifts, across the board)."

-"ACM" (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I've put on about 7 pounds in just 4 weeks without much noticeable gain in fat."

-Chad (Amazon Verified Purchase)


"After following Mike's plan for 2 months now I have lost 13 pounds and am seeing huge gains in muscle definition already."

-"Samwell54" (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I've already added 2 lbs every week during the past few weeks while increasing my lifts by 5 or 10 lbs every time I lift."

-Mitch (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I implemented his workout routine the next day and lost 11LBS the first week and I feel strong!"

-"LoeJawson" (Amazon Verified Purchase)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2815 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Waterbury Publishers, Inc. (5 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XF5BTG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,684 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.

Through my work, I've helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know in my books.

So if you're looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you at my site,



Customer Reviews

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am amazed 7 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am 44 and now on my third week at the gym following the programme. I am amazed how my body and mind have responded and only wish I knew about this twenty years ago. I have enjoyed the book and understanding what I need to do and why.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the point no bull - Awesome. 10 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Mikes book is excellent and can confirm the information within the pages work!

I followed the books information and guidance and began a weight loss routine (cutting) and dropped 82lbs in 12 months going from 252lbs to 170lbs.

I then proceeded to follow the weight gain\lean mass over a 3 month period (bulking), increased my muscle mass by 10lbs!

Not bad for a 48 year old man.

I regularly go back to the book and reread chapters to refresh my mind and seem to pick up some other useful information.

The programme works and the information provided is to the point and there is no "bull".

Highly recommended and Mike will even take time out to answer your emails directly.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful for Newbies 23 Nov 2013
By Stevie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I must have had a rush of blood to buy this book because when it arrived I very quickly realised it told me little I didn’t know already. The book is aimed at newbies, or those who perhaps have trained without any real guidance/goals and are looking for a firm plan to pursue. What I would say is that if I were to turn back the clock and start from scratch a book like this would have been very useful. Matthews’ training philosophy differs slightly from the standard muscle mag guidance in that he advocates lower rep/heavier weight training. Diet guidance is fairly standard in that he advocates the traditional bodybuilding format of high carb/protein, low fat macro split. He offers simple formulas for calculating intake for both cut and bulk phases. He doesn’t try to peddle supplements, which is a good sign. He also recommends HIIT cardio throughout, although doesn’t spend much time on actual programmes. Like many books, it fails to properly demonstrate how exercises are properly performed. Squat, deadlift and benching are complex movements and if you don’t have a training partner/spotter to keep you right it’s easy to get into bad habits. Matthews has a nice, engaging writing style and it’s not full of bluster and dubious claims. Useful text.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book 22 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Keeping it brief this book is AMAZING never mind the 1 star review, yes for people that are gym savvy we know that compound exercises are better than isolation etc but the way this book is laid out really makes you want to train hard and eat well. This book has been a BIG help
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS BOOK! 12 Aug 2012
By levw49
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I must have read through around 10-15 weight training books along with various other information from internet sites having come away feeling confused or robbed of my hard earned cash. This book on the other hand is a revelation, it strips back all the rubbish you're led to believe to be true and gets down to the basics and hard facts of weight training. It also delves in to how your body functions and what you should be feeding it to make it run properly, which in turn goes in to subjects such as fat loss and again it's straight to the point no nonsense stuff. This may all seem like fairly obvious stuff but it's surprising how much your head gets filled with rubbish which you eventually hold to be true.
This book will apply to a wide audience as it's not just aimed at those who want to be enormous, you can take away so much more from it and tailor it to suit your end goal. After reading this you'll feel far more informed as to how foods, excersises and they're quantities actually effect your body and from there on it's up to you what you decide to do with it. 10 out of 10 and a must have!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 18 July 2014
By Tim
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent book, full of quality info. Everything in it made sense, written in an way easy to understand - even for those of us without the best scientific knowledge....

Before reading this book I thought I'd never find a book as inspirational and informative as the Convict Conditioning books, however now I've found a book which is of the same calibre as Paul "Coach" Wade's books, but instead about weightlifting.

My only request would be that he includes photographs of someone doing all of the exercises and variations. That being said, there are diagrams showing illustrating the main exercises and Michael (the author) does mention an excellent website to watch the exercises being performed so I can't really complain.

Thanks for the great book Michael - I recommend it to anyone looking to become a healthier and fitter (don't forget ripped) version of themselves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
To be clear I am not a 'reader'. I very rarely find a book I enjoy but what I do love is training. And I have read this book within a couple of days in spare time because I could not wait to absorb all the information. After reading Mike's book I can honestly say I am even more motivated to train than ever before. He has clearly rubbished so much stuff that I was unsure about with regards to supplements and types of training.
I am looking forward to putting his plan into place and giving it the recommended 8-12 weeks for initial results. If all is true, I am excited for the changes that I truly believe are possible.
So in summary if you are a little confused with training, what to train, how to train, nutrition and what to eat, when and how much or even baffled by supplements and are they really as good as advertised? Give this book a read it's 100% worth the investment in time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide to strength, diet and health!
Awesome book. Great programs, great explanations, works a charm.
Published 1 day ago by Mirik Smit
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, practical common sense advice in an industry full of misleading...
I've read and enjoyed Bigger, Leaner, Stronger and found it to be a refreshing change to the often hyperbole-laden products so common in the health and fitness industry. Read more
Published 5 days ago by K. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting reading very useful information.
Published 6 days ago by Jim Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend!
I bought this for my boyfriend and he is fascinated with the information. He too has a decade of experience in fitness (not professionally), and thinks there is great advice to... Read more
Published 11 days ago by maia
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy this book if your serious about nutrition and training
It is very refreshing and I would actually say ground breaking to read a book from someone who genuinely knows what they are doing both in terms of training and nutrition -but most... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Mr N.
5.0 out of 5 stars Well structured and straight to the point
Great little simple book. It changed my habits. I reached my objectives and dreams. From the diet to workouts. It's all linked. Thank you Michael.
Published 14 days ago by johny
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not what was expected, thought food recipes and diet plans would be included. However an interesting read.
Published 14 days ago by Diane Jubb
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Well laid-out, easy to follow practical advice.

This book has all you need to get lean and strong!

The bonus report alone is worth the price of the book.
Published 16 days ago by Mr. A. S. Grainger
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Too obvious. Didn't learn much from it and you won't if you have common sense.
Published 18 days ago by Mr. P. Girault
5.0 out of 5 stars it works!
Brought this book for my brother. He loves it and has seen improvements with his body from training by following this book.
Published 26 days ago by Michelle'J'
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