Bigger Leaner Stronger - Michael Matthews

Bigger Leaner Stronger

By Michael Matthews

  • Release Date: 2012-01-14
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
From 347 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!


  • Passionate guy

    By meyoumeagain
    I've been listening to your podcasts and really enjoy how you explain everything in great detail but in a way that makes sense! I finished your book and I'm going to start the 5 day split this week. My favorite podcast is where you went in detail about a full body workout and the best exercises to do. I would be interested in a detailed podcast about 3-5 day splits and if you've changed anything since this book. Thanks again for all your hard work. It's very obvious you care about your audience. Cheers!
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    By Zombielizer
    Over the years ive read a ton of fitness books and this is the first one i totally understood. What makes this one different is this author speaks from the heart. Just one guy chatting with the other. I Really believe he genuinely cares. This book answered EVERY question i had and then some!! I cannot recommend this book HIGHLY ENOUGH. Its in the process of changing my life and itl change yours to and not just physically. This book also taught me some important life lessons
  • If you’re done playing games...

    By Kent J.
    This book not only gives you a no nonsense approach to building muscle but it also gives you tons and tons of research that back up the claims made in this book. I highly recommend it to anyone that’s serious about building muscle and refuses to bounce from one well marketed workout scam to the next just to make no major gains. You won’t regret this investment of your time or money!
  • Confused about where to start? Start right here!

    By Dr Dazzy
    I've been a health nut for years, and have had successes and failures in my question for optimal health. I've been stuck a certain weight for 3 years with a boy fat level of 24%. In the past I have tried low carb dieting, two a day workout sessions, restrictive carbs, high protein/high fad meal plans: you name it, I've tried it and all it's done is left me confused and frustrated. After two years of low carb diet that I found hard to stick to, I googled "flexible eating" and eventually it lead me to BLS. In the past I admit that I purchased Mike's book on supplements, and had even purchased Legion products via Amazon, but never really looked further. The book has everything you need to get you started on a training and eating plan to the body that you want. Many of Mike's concept I have read on my own, so it provided validity to the use of carbs while training. Heavy training has been effective for me over the last year, so BLS helped me see exactly what I was doing wrong (mostly overeating) and provides plenty of info to help you build a program that works for you. The only improvement I would make is to maybe provide a sample 7 day meal plan for people who really like to have structured plans but can't really afford a custom meal plan. That way it shows how foods can pair together while still hitting your macros and enjoying what you eat. But honestly that's just a luxury-you don't need it! I'll be chronicling my Year One Challenge, also by Mike, so I hope this helps. I also add he is super friendly and accessible via email despite his busy schedule!
  • Love this book!

    By TWS098
    I've always been into fitness but did mostly cardio and body weight workouts. I've been following Mike for a while now and got hooked on his podcasts/web site articles, and supplements. It was now time to read the book! Wow, what a fantastic book, full of information and science to back everything up. I'm now following the workout program in the book, and love it. It's only been a couple weeks, but I can feel it working! This book is a must read if you're in to fitness and are looking to get bigger, leaner, stronger!!
  • Big,lean,strong

    By Anthony.stauff
    This is the true bottomline to fitness, hidden in the misleading information in the marketplace. If you want to get where you want without wasting time or money then read this book
  • This book made me motivated and strong

    By kiran anugula
    A person suffering from a tragedy , doing hard work to gain muscle but some where something going wrong all the time , this book is a bible for every one who trying to get strong , fit and big💪🏋, after reading all Michael"s books I am my own trainer , couch , chef and I shape me. Thank you Michael you rock.
  • A good teacher with sound judgment

    By taorenjie
    Mike Matthews is a good teacher with sound judgment. I think that's what it boils down to. He's taken all the information that you can find out there on the Internet and with a pragmatic and scientific approach, sifted through all of it to determine what is fact and what is myth, what is reliable and solidly supported by scientific research and what is bogus. He then explains it in a way that's easy to understand, building from the most fundamental facts to application and technique. I've come to trust his judgment and frequently refer to his book and website whenever I have questions about supplementation, nutrition, and proper form and technique. This book was an eye-opener, highly recommended.
  • VERY valuable, whether you’re advanced or a novice

    By Adam Koos
    This is an awesome, easy read, especially for the person interested in a no-BS approach to food, fitness, and supplements. Being an analytical person, I especially appreciated all the proof included through studies observed around the world. I've had four personal trainers, worked out in a Cross-Fit gym for 2 1/2 years, and I'm also an ex-collegiate athlete - but still found this book extremely valuable; probably the best I've ever read (with Four Hour Body being a close second). You won't be sold a pill here and even as someone who feels relatively savvy when it comes to the topic, I learned a LOT and I'm excited to put it to work! Definitely worth the read (I listened to the audiobook and bought the kindle version as well).