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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale (9 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609618513
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609618513
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 2.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MYATT MURPHY, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), is the author of The Men's Health Gym Bible and Men's Health The Body You Want in the Time You Have. He lives in Macungie, PA.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James on 27 July 2012
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I'm 27 but book is ideal for any male around 25+ looking to improve his overall male self,the training is ok the mma workout is ideal the ideal bit is the diet and supplements side it's a must for knowledge some basics some I didn't now,this book seems to be aimed at men 35+,like the book says without testosterone your not goin to grow and it shows u how to push it naturally overall reasonably a good book of knowledge
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. Fitzgerald on 14 Nov. 2014
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liked it very much. very informative book
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James on 27 July 2012
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I'm 27 but book is ideal for any male around 25+ looking to improve his overall male self,the training is ok the mma workout is ideal the ideal bit is the diet and supplements side it's a must for knowledge some basics some I didn't now,this book seems to be aimed at men 35+,like the book says without testosterone your not goin to grow and it shows u how to push it naturally overall reasonably a good book of knowledge
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2.5 stars -- Some good information, but UTTERLY DISREGARD the workouts themselves 4 Oct. 2012
By CaimanJosh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There were some things I liked about this book. The recommendations for getting enough sleep, lifting *heavy* weights, the importance of destressing, and the cautions about xenoestrogens in our environment were all spot-on. The book also included a number of good studies with the latest research on areas related to maximizing testosterone. The diet recommendations were decent, although the unwillingness to stray too far from conventional orthodoxy in the face of scientific evidence (i.e. citing a study showing saturated fat isn't bad for you, and then cautioning not too eat too much of it anyways) was irritating. The recommendations regarding the ideal lifestyle were on target, and based on the latest research. If the book just had these parts, I'd probably give it 4 stars.

But where the book really fell hard was in the actual workouts. The volume and intensity on these workouts simply lost all connection with reality. As an example, it recommended during the first phase of the workout, to start by doing 21 pullups -- 7 weighted, 7 with a little less weight, and 7 more with just bodyweight. How many gym newbies (which the book clearly seems oriented towards, despite the insane workouts) are going to be able to do that?! Even people who've been doing pullups for years likely can't do that many at once. It also included a couple of sets of "one handed Olympic barbell preacher curls". In other words, curling 45 pounds in one hand, using a 7 foot bar! Again, someone fairly advanced might be able to do this, but in NO WAY is this suitable for someone to start out with. And the workout volume was similarly insane -- the workouts advocated doing 30+ sets per workout. For bodybuilders who have been lifting for a while, sure, but this is not at all suitable for someone just starting out. And in general, programming that involves dozens of different exercises and variations of similar exercises just ends up being too complicated for most people to stick with. Mark Rippetoe had it right when he stated that, in general, the simplest exercise programming possible is the best. This section gets 1 star.

So, my advice -- if you're interested in this topic, read everything except for the actual workout portion of the book. The non-workout parts are pretty good. For a workout routine, check out something like Starting Strength, or read Beyond Brawn.
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A life-saving hormone with many health benefits 12 Jun. 2012
By John Morgenthaler - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book! "They" tell us that testosterone is the hormone of aggression and the source of everything bad in the world. In reality, testosterone is a life-saving hormone that can change your life for the better, in ways you couldn't even imagine.

But how do you know if you have low testosterone? Here is a helpful checklist of some of the symptoms (which can occur) as a result of low testosterone. I compiled this from other books and from the literature from a medical laboratory:
* Low Energy/Fatigue
* Depression/Irritability
* Muscle Weakness
* Reduced Libido
* Erectile Dysfunction
* Disturbed Sleep
* Heart Disease
* Osteoporosis
* Prostate Enlargement
* Slow Wound Healing
* Poor Concentration

So what can you do to naturally raise your T? Murphy has a three step plan he calls the "T-3 Plan". The parts of this plan are: T-1 transformation diet, T-2 transformation workout and T-3 transformation lifestyle.

Before you read any of this, please keep in mind that this book is geared towards younger men in their 20s who are already in decent shape and have a different hormonal profile than men in their 30s, 40s and beyond. In older men, boosting testosterone levels may be more effective with the use of a natural testosterone supplement. By all means, guys over 30 should read about Murphy's diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. But at the same time, these men should read Maximize Your Vitality & Potency by Jonathan V. Wright MD and Lane Lenard, Ph.D. for age-specific advice.

In Murphy's book, the T-1 diet section is pretty good, with the exception of including soy. I personally stay away from soy unless it's in the form of miso soup or natto. Nearly all soy is GMO and I don't like weird Monsanto genes that make their own pesticide in my food. Murphy feels differently about soy and has a reason for his opinion, which you may agree with. Very commendable is the emphasis on protein. I would like to add that you should go for grass-fed, pasture-raised meats and fish from the ocean, not a fish farm. Murphy points out that not all calories are created equal (see youtube video by Robert Lustig "Sugar the Bitter Truth" for more on this) and that eating fat does not make you fat. Fat is a very misunderstood nutrient and having fat in your diet can actually keep it off your belly! I'm personally fond of extra virgin coconut oil because of its numerous health benefits.

The T-2 workout plan is powerful, but only if you are already in shape to do the kind of workout Murphy recommends. If you happen to be an out of shape guy in his 30s or 40s, be prepared to work up to this plan. Most guys can't manage pullups until they lose weight and have some strength training under their belt. While it can certainly help you to learn the exercises and give inspiration for workouts, if you are a beginner, there is no substitute for finding the right personal trainer to guide you in the crucial early phases of any training program. Go shopping around for a good trainer and show him the book so he or she knows what your goal is. Also, some of the moves in the book are specialized, like the 5-board bench press, for example. I'll never do that, preferring plain old bench presses instead. Great chapter in general, though I would concentrate primarily on the basics: bench presses, barbell overhead presses, squats or front squats, deadlifts, barbell curls, pullups etc. No need to get fancy. You can get an awesome workout using a medicine ball and it puts a smile on my face to see it in this book.

The T-3 lifestyle transformation section is extremely important, though unfortunately, this is the part of the testosterone equation that most ignore. Anyone who thinks they can go to the gym and get worthwhile results without making lifestyle changes is lying to themselves. As Murphy points out, your body builds up while you rest and T levels are higher after a good night's sleep. Excess alcohol, drugs, too much coffee, and uncontrolled stress all sap your vitality. No more staying up late watching TV or drinking til 2 A.M. Murphy also underscores hazards in our modern environment including so-called xenoestrogens like BPA and other chemicals found in grooming products and cookware. These chemicals are endocrine disruptors, meaning they wreak havoc on your hormones, and some have been found to cause cancer. It's best to avoid them.

Overall, this book is a worthy read. But it is also just a start -- you need to continue your education about testosterone elsewhere. Of all the books I've ever read, Maximize Your Vitality & Potency by Jonathan V. Wright MD and Lane Lenard, Ph.D. is the most readable yet in-depth look at testosterone you will find. Yes, Murphy's book is the perfect start for younger men with bodies which are able to jump right into a strenuous workout. But Maximize Your Vitality & Potency explores how men over 40 can safely use natural testosterone as a supplement to improve testosterone levels and reap the benefits of this critical hormone, especially when it comes to cardiovascular health, virility, cancer prevention, and improved mood and cognitive health as we age.

One thing is for sure, testosterone is the key to men's health. Murphy has written an excellent book, but the reader absolutely must be aware of his intended audience and then look further to understand what options for natural testosterone enhancement best suit his needs.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Dont bother 9 Feb. 2013
By so cal dad - Published on Amazon.com
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Lift heavy, eat well, go get lots of sleep. There - now you have read the book. Save the money and spend it on a gym membership.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Leaps and bounds! 27 Dec. 2012
By Cyntune - Published on Amazon.com
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I originally got this through a trial with Men's Health. I'll read just about anything they endorse. At first, it was tough for me to get into because it called on me to break a lot of the rules I'd been living by in the gym and in the kitchen. I released those inhibitions and stuck to the plan. This plan was the first workout plan i ever took to completion. My bench press max went from 200lbs to 260lbs! I squatted nearly 400lbs and deadlifted 395lbs by the time I finished the program. I gained muscle like I have never before. Myatt Murphy does a great job of maintaining the "no nonsense, straight-talk" tone that you get from the mag. He lets you know that "Your Gut is Turning You into a Girl" and many other reasons why you need to lose fat to improve your manhood. I will say, my wife noticed differences below the waistline, too, and i'm not talking about bulging quads. Murphy's approach to heavy lifting and rest and diet have really changed my life. It's been a few months since I stopped this workout, but I plan on picking it back up.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
REAL TRANSFORMATION 20 Jun. 2014
By Alexander Sizemore - Published on Amazon.com
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Complete with detailed, but clearly explained background and content very helpful in understanding the on-coming symptoms, as well as, necessary 'battle-plan' to deal with the testosterone transformation many of us are experiencing.

Must read, get one and blaze through it...
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