Summary

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling natural bodybuilding book with more than 400,000 copies sold. 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 ... regardless of your age ... then you want to listen to this book. Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut.


You don't need to: spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless 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 don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.
You don't need to: obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.
Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. And in this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know ... The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a few months. Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book: ​   


The seven biggest muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.
How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy eating foods you love and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet".
An all-in-one training system that delivers MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms...spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week...doing workouts that energize you, not wipe you out.
A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you hundreds, if not THOUSANDS, of dollars each year.
How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process).
The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to grow bigger and stronger.
How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Music Man on 28-09-15

Excellent

I thought I knew a lot about training for size but this book blew me away. Very detailed yet very simple to understand on both training and exercise. Excellent book for new starters through to advanced.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ryan on 28-07-15

Fantastic.

I now own 6 of his books over various formats (Kindle, Audible and Paperback). I own the first edition of BLS on paperback but wanted to get the updated version after seeing what he had to say on YouTube about the changes between them. I was pretty lucky because I forgot I had a few credits on here, which saved me picking it up next week. I haven't finished it yet (have about 8 hours left) but already it'll be worth picking it up on Kindle so I can read it too. I like that it emphasises psychological pitfalls and how to either overcome or avoid them entirely. I can't wait to get more into the nutrition as it was great in the 1st edition but I could always learn more 😄 I absolutely recommend Mike Matthews, his books, his YouTube podcasts, his website (muscleforlife) and his scientifically backed supplements (Legion Supplements). Check him out and you won't regret it!

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By S. White on 29-05-15

Back to Basics: Lift Heavy, Eat Well..it will come

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I found this book when looking up how to build muscle while burning fat at the same time. Believe it or not there is very limited information let alone technique written about it as the mantra is that it is impossible to do. Mike Matthews lays it all out in laymen's terms what needs to be done by bringing it back to basics. This book, along with Arnold's "Total Recall," was the push I needed to get myself back in the weight room after almost 15 years. I'm 37 now and was tired of watching all of my peers complete marathons, Tough Mudders and the like while I slaved away at my job and atrophied to old man levels,watching my BFP rise and rise and feeling older by the day. While I've only been on the program for 3 months I've dropped 3% body fat and lost about 7 pounds, nothing drastic but a good start. I am still finding the right balance of macros (I'm hypothyroid) to see what works best for me. But my strength literally exploded almost immediately and I am now back to lifting what I was way back when, even more-so with legs. Muscle memory is REAL! One point that MM does not really go into is the sheer sense of accomplishment you feel when you are able to add on weight week after week. Granted, this will taper off but if there's anything that will keep you pumped that is it. I've been using the app Strong to track my lifts which has been a huge help and am just now getting into carb cycling to see if that may help with my carb intolerance. Great book with common sense ideas. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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5 out of 5 stars
By DESHAUN on 15-12-15

This book is a God send!

It was so excellent that I had to purchase a physical hard copy to take extensive notes and have ease of access with specific details. The information on food and supplements is possibly more vital than the workouts themselves. I struggle with my food cravings and tend to overeat often. After this read, it's been an excellent change!

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