Bigger Leaner Stronger - Michael Matthews

Bigger Leaner Stronger

By Michael Matthews

  • Release Date: 2012-01-14
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
From 314 Ratings



If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book.

Here's the deal:

Building muscle and burning fat isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. 

You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless workout supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.”

•You don't need to constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is much simpler than that.

•You don't need to spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere.

•You don't need to grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. You probably don’t have to do ANY cardio, actually.

•You don't need "clean eating" to get ripped and you don't need to avoid "cheat" foods. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.

Those are just a few of the harmful myths that keep guys like you from ever achieving the ripped, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies you truly desire.

And in this book you're going to learn something most people will never know...

The exact muscle building nutrition and training methods that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a few months.

This book reveals things like...

• The 7 biggest muscle building mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.

• How to lose fat and build muscle eating all the foods you love...without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."

An all-in-one bodybuilding routine that will give you a big, full chest…a wide, tapered back…bulging arms…and thick, powerful just 3 to 6 hours of exercise per week...doing weight training workouts that you actually look forward to.

• A no-BS guide to bodybuilding supplements that will save you from wasting THOUSANDS of dollars each year on bunk science and marketing hype.

How to master the "inner game" of fitness and develop the self-discipline you need to build the body of your dreams. If you like bodybuilding motivation, this is for you!

•What to eat before and after your workouts to build muscle fast. It’s the “little” things like this that make bodybuilding diet plans maximally effective.

How to burn fat and build lean muscle while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.

•And a whole lot more!

Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it...

Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day...

The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it.


With this fitness book you'll also get a 98-page bonus report that contains a year's worth of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as Mike’s personal product and supplement recommendations and more!


  • Intelligent book for fitness and nutrition

    By Ross7917
    Firstly, many thanks to Michael for writing this book and for putting forth the due diligence in research to back the content. Also, thank you for the big discount provided to your email subscribers; this certainly encouraged me to purchase at a fraction of the cost. In summary, this book provides not only the basics to nutrition and fitness, but delves deeper into studies and efficacy of his recommendations for an amazing physique. Although I don't entirely agree with all recommendations, such as the copious amount of protein supplements, or multivitamins, I do, however; say his advice is sound and follows a no-nonsense approach to health and fitness.
  • Read This Now!

    By Jovhrindy
    I just finished reading BLS and I have never been so inspired to go out there and transform myself just by reading this book. Everything from Mike's style of writing, to his experience and research referenced made me want to read this non-stop. When I would get to a new chapter, such as the mind game, it really made me re-think of why I hadn't transformed my body yet. I really wasn't expecting that but it just goes to show how well thought out and thorough this book is. I feel like an advantage I have as a newbie is that the "bro-science" has already been de-bunked for me just by reading this book. All I need to do is follow through and trust in his experience and research. I was nervous Having not been to a gym before but having the game plan set out for me was very very helpful. I will update as I go along my journey!!!
  • Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

    By Hollywood lawyer
    Highly recommended for anyone interested in fitness at any age, any level of experience. Excellent information presented with scientific support but easy to read. Inspiring, with alternative programs for all levels of interest, plenty of instruction, and the advice really does work--my results have been amazing after years of working out hard without much real progress. Now I am working out hard in less time and simply smarter. No matter your age or experience in the gym, this is a go-to resource, bears returning to again and again.
  • A lot Great Information

    By XBK09
    A really good book! Especially since everything is backed up with research and studies Mike has found and personal experience! Mike helps you first understand the basics then slowly leads you into how everything works together. I've been lifting for a while, but never saw too much of a difference and once I read this book it really helped open my eyes to what I was doing wrong and what most "trainers" won't tell you. With the information inside this book, hard work and time, you can reach your goals! Mike also has some good articles on his Muscle For Life and Legion website!
  • Simple and affective: wish I would have found this book 3 years ago

    By Realistate
    I grew up a total fat kid. Not like obese but fat to the point where I constantly struggled with my image. Picked on a lot by my friends. In college I got into working out. I lost 45lbs in 6 months and that's when it really started to captivate me. Now that most of the fat is gone it was time to gain muscle and strength. However in the 3 years I have been trying to do that I've given up and restarted multiple times. When finally at 23 my buddy told me to check out this book. I couldn't put it down. I immediately started changing my workouts and this book helped me understand exactly how to do every aspect of gaining muscle and strength. He covers diet perfectly and then the best part, the workouts. I'm in my 4th week of my workout and more motivated than ever. Dead lifts have gone from 1 rep max of 225 at the start of the program and just for weeks in I finished my final set at 235. Every single part of my body has gotten stronger in the past four weeks than my entire last 6 months of training. I'm not where I plan to be but Now I confidently feel I know how to get there.
  • Simple and efficient

    By Ondrej.P
    Stop buying crappy EBook programs with fancy names and buy this book. Or don't. You can go to Michal's website, there's plenty of information to start with for free. I've tried several different "EBook" programs with fancy names and crazy routine and diet. After few months of poor or no results, I quit. This repeated every ~6 months. It's been a month since I started cutting by this book and here are my results: lost 6 pounds of fat, gained 1 pound of muscle. Body fat went from 20.5% to 16.6%. I love the workouts and diet. Heavy compound weight lifting is way easier than my previous workouts and much more effective. High-protein high-carb diet provides enough energy for the workouts and it's flexible (you can fit small dinner desert even when cutting). This book works better than anything else I've ever read.
  • Finally...

    By jdlsrl
    This book has finally helped me to find those missing pieces to my diet and excercise routine. Mike just doesn't tell you to do something in his book; he explains why you should do it a particular way and everything is backed up by pages of studies in the back of the book (if you're really bored and want to read them).
  • Fitness Newbie

    By BaTdubs
    I've been following the dietary and gym guidelines outlined in the book for the past three and a half weeks now and I'm so excited to be seeing and feeling the results of my efforts so far. It was recommended to me by a good friend who has had amazing results over the past year and it inspired me to do the same. I have always hated going to the gym but made a promise to myself that at 35 I would really give it an honest try and this has been a perfect way for me to do so. It's extremely well researched, well written, clearly outlined and encouraging.
  • Update to 2nd Edition please

    By Bluedevil21
    There is a 2nd edition. This a great book but they have 2nd Ed for kindle and print but not iBooks and it came out awhile ago. Please update!!
  • amazingly informative, concise, and helpful

    By davidmpeletz
    Mike Matthews is a great, knowledgeable writer and this book is amazing! You must give it a read. He knows how to make things so much simpler than others do. This book is a great read and Mike truly knows his stuff!