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Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making (The Build Muscle, Get Lean, and Stay Healthy Series Book 3)

Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making (The Build Muscle, Get Lean, and Stay Healthy Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Matthews
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"I lost 18 lbs and gained 30 lbs on my chest press and 20 lbs on my curls. I look better than I did when I ran 5 miles a day in cross country in high school."

-Michael Berger (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"I read these books and followed them and my lifts all went up at least 20lbs in 3 weeks."

-Aaron (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"Great book! Debunks so much of the rubbish out there about fitness. Easy to read, entertaining and informative. Mike really knows his stuff!"

-Mark Robinson (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"A great book with a ton of information all backed by scientific studies. If you think you know all you need to know about lifting, get this book, it will surprise you what he proves and disproves!"

-"skitsy" (Amazon Reviewer)

"Easy to follow and made sense. Breaks down all the crap we hear on a daily basis. Getting fit can seem so frustrating and difficult and he does a great job of breaking it down and making it so easy."

-prstapleton (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"It's always great to have so many concerns and claims laid to rest and it's really quite liberating to find a resource that actually backs up the text with credible research rather than just echoing what a distant blogger also said."

-Gabe (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"Everyone should read this book before they embark on their fitness/weight loss campaign, because chances are that half of what you are doing is a waste of your time, and some of what you are doing is even counter-productive."

-Paul (Amazon Verified Purchase)

"This book takes everything you need to know about getting into the best shape of your life, and simplifies it for anyone."

-Tito (Amazon Verified Purchase)

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If you've ever felt lost in the sea of contradictory training and diet advice out there and you just want to know once and for all what works and what doesn't--what's scientifically true and what's false--when it comes to building muscle and getting ripped, then you need to read this book.

Let me ask you a question. Do any of the following claims sound familiar?

"I have bad genetics--I'm a 'hardgainer.'"

"You have to work your abs more to get a six-pack."

"When doing cardio, you want your heart rate in the 'fat burning zone.'"

"You have to do cardio for 20 minutes before your body starts burning fat."

"Don't eat at night if you want to lose weight."

"Steroids make you look great."

"I'm overweight because I have a slow metabolism."

You've probably heard one or more of these statements before, and the sad truth is lies like these have ruined many people's fitness ambitions. There are many, many more.

Thanks to the overwhelming amount of fitness pseudo-science and lies being pushed on us every day by bogus magazines and self-styled "gurus," it's becoming harder and harder to get in shape.

Muscle Myths was written to debunk the most commonplace and harmful gimmicks, fads, myths, and misinformation in the health and fitness industry.

Here are just some of the things you'll learn in this book:
  • Why you don't have to cut carbohydrates (carbs), or fat, or eat weird combinations of food to lose weight.
  • The truth about supplements and why 99% of them are a complete waste of money (and the few that are actually scientifically proven to work).
  • What it actually takes to "tone up"--and it's not doing "shaping exercises" (these don't exist) or doing a million reps every workout.
  • Why women shouldn't be training differently than men if they want the lean, toned, and sexy type of body that they see in magazines, TV shows, and movies.
  • The scientific secrets of getting a six-pack. Forget 6-minute gimmicks, doing endless crunches, and hours of grueling cardio--it's actually pretty easy when you know what you're doing.
  • Training and diet methods that will completely shatter any perceived "genetic barriers" that you think are holding you back from building a muscular, lean physique that you love.
  • The proper way to stretch so you don't sap your strength and risk injury. (Most people do this wrong and suffer the consequences without even realizing it.)
  • And much more.
With the information in this book, you can save the money, time, and frustration of buying into misleading diet plans and products that promise unattainable results. You can become your own personal trainer and start getting real results with your diet and exercise.

With this book you'll also get a free 52-page bonus report from the author called Muscle Meals: 15 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy.

In this free bonus report, you'll find 15 fast, healthy, and tasty meals that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.

Scroll up and click the "Buy" button now to learn the no-BS truth of how to look good and feel great without having to endure tortuously restrictive diets or long, grueling exercise routines.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1419 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147514377X
  • Publisher: Oculus Publishers, Inc. (10 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GC5KNW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,619 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,



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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 18 Jan 2013
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Finished reading about a week ago. Well worth the money. Cuts all bs out and sticks to the core of info you really need. Have changed my lifestyle and workout routines with the help of this book. Its a necessity if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle. Doesnt cut corners like those many magazines out there.Can not thank Michael enough . Looking forward to what else Michael produces. 5 star all the way.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 21 July 2014
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This is a great book and If new to body building or fitness in general I would highly recommend reading it, before you get sucked into the myths of the body. Michael is brutally honest about a range of subjects and even myself who is an experienced lifter have come to realise I have been caught out by some of these. Top read an well worth a buy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Feb 2014
By Steve
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An Excellent book detailing some fundamentals of training and getting in shape as well as discussing some of the B.S flying about. I can honestly say I've learned a great deal from this book. Being somewhat academic it was excellent to see some scientific research to support the authors views. Overall a thoroughly good read which I will keep handy for reference.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clears up confusion 24 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This book clarified some issues that I've questioned for years and made me feel much more confident in deciding what type of training and diet to continue with to make progress.

Another great book, I shall be reading more of Mike's collection. Dale
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and precise 3 Jan 2014
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This book cuts all the blurb and carp out there. Simple fact presented in a simple way. Really refreshing instead of adverts and supplement ranges of the traditional magazine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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If you haven't read BLS by Mike Matthews already, I would advise starting there, and then moving onto this book, which goes onto dispelling some of the countless myths and hearsay regarding exercise and nutrition and supplements.
I honestly thought I had a fair bit of knowledge after 10 years of training in gyms, but these two books set me straight.

They are most effective because they fall back on the scientific research done with people in clinical test groups and athletes to support their guidance, and because the information is presented in a user friendly format you don't need a medical dictionary to get this up to date information straight into your work out programme and nutrition plan.

Something else, I had a small number of queries about this system, and have emailed the author Mike several times.
In all cases he has got back to me within about 48hrs with advice, and I found that there is a bit of a community out there set up by him via his website, that will pretty much answer any question you can come up with.

No more plodding along, losing time in gyms and wasting money on ineffective supplements. This one is the real deal and belongs on your bookshelf!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable and informative 27 Aug 2013
By Chris
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I didn't take in all the science - but it was nice to know that every statement is backed up.
Thought it was a fun read, and very helpful too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 17 Aug 2013
By Luke
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Excellent advice. Provides a common sense approach to building muscle. Don't read all those magazines and supplement companies- buy this book!
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