BIGGER LEANER STRONGER - The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body - THIRD EDITION
How much do I want to read more? 8/10
It looks very good for anyone caring about his body. It emphasize on diet, the definition of terms.
What disengage me is it seems to rely on lifting heavy weight.
On the web: www.biggerleanerstronger.com/bonus
Mike works for himself, thinks for himself. He gets no money from sponsors, and he is owned by no one.
He knows that muscle determines the shape and appearance of the human body, and that muscles grow when they are stressed by heavy loads.
PART 1 - WHAT’S IN THIS FOR YOU?
They’re in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and they come from all walks of life and levels of fitness.
they’ve all used the diet and exercise principles and programs you’re about to learn.
1 - THE PROMISE
No matter how old you are, no matter how bad you might think your genetics are, and no matter how lost you might feel after trying and abandoning past diets and workout programs… you absolutely, positively can have the lean, muscular, and powerful body that you dream about.
2 - WHO IS MIKE MATTHEWS AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
I’ve been training for more than a decade now. In that time, I’ve read thousands of pages of scientific literature and tried just about every type of workout program, diet regimen, and supplement you can imagine.
- You don’t need supplements to build a great physique.
- You don’t need to constantly change up your workout routine to “confuse” your muscles.
- You don’t need to “eat clean” to get and stay lean.
- You don’t need to stop eating carbs and sugars to lose weight.
- You don’t need to eat small meals every few hours to “boost your metabolism.”
- You don’t need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio every week to get six-pack abs.
- You don’t need to be in the gym hours per day and sacrifice your relationships with your friends and loved ones
My strength skyrocketed. My muscles started growing again. My energy levels went through the roof.
I want to help a million people get fit and healthy.
3 - WHY BIGGER LEANER STRONGER IS DIFFERENT
A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
-- ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Getting lean, strong, and muscular isn’t nearly as complicated or difficult as they want you to believe.
If magazines told the simple truth, they would have maybe 25 articles that they could reprint, verbatim, over and over.
no matter how many hours you put in at the gym, you won’t see major improvements if you’re not also managing your diet properly.
PART 2 - KEY THINGS “THEY” AREN’T TELLING YOU
4 - THE HIDDEN BARRIER
What is protein? What is carbohydrate? What is sugar? What is body fat? What is muscle? What is metabolism? What is insulin? What is a hormone?
by perusing the meanings of these keywords, you’ll know more about health, nutrition, and fitness than most guys ever will.
5 - WHAT MOST MEN WILL NEVER KNOW ABOUT GETTING FIT – PART 1
Physiology is the scientific study of the normal functions of living organisms and their parts.
- Energy is the power received from electricity, fuel, food, and other sources to do work or produce motion.
- Energy is the physical or mental strength of a person that can be directed toward some activity.
- Matter is a physical substance, as distinct from the mind and spirit.
- In physics (the branch of science concerned with matter and energy), matter is that which occupies space and can be moved with force, especially as distinct from energy.
Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed of, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.
- Chemical means having to do with chemistry, or the interactions of substances as studied in chemistry.
- A chemical is any substance that can undergo a chemical process or change. When people refer to chemicals, they’re usually talking about manmade substances, but the definition isn’t limited to just this meaning.
An organism is a single living thing, such as a person, animal, or plant.
A cell is the basic unit of all living organisms.
Some living organisms exist only as a single cell, and according to the most recent research, your body is made of approximately 37.2 trillion cells.
Cells produce energy, exchange information, multiply, and eventually die when their time has come.
Tissue is a group of cells in animals and plants that forms a definite kind of structural material with a specific function.
Muscle is a tissue in the body, often attached to bones, that can tighten and relax to produce motion.
Skeletal muscle is muscle tissue connected to the skeleton to form part of the system that moves the limbs and other parts of the body.
A muscle fiber, also called a muscle cell or myocyte, is a collection of long, threadlike strands called myofibrils that contract, along with other structural elements that you find in other cells in the human body.
- Fat is an oily or greasy substance found in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs.
- Fat is a substance of this type derived from animals and plants that is solid or liquid in form, and often used in cooking.
An organ is a group of tissues that work together to perform a specific function in an organism, like the heart, skin, and lungs.
Skeletal muscle is not an organ because it contains just one type of tissue.
A gram is a unit of weight in the metric system. One pound is about 454 grams.
A kilogram is a unit of weight in the metric system equal to 1,000 grams, or 2.2 pounds.
Celsius is a scale of temperature on which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees.
In the Fahrenheit scale used in the United States, water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees.
A calorie is the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius.
This is also called a kilocalorie or large calorie, and is used to represent the energy value of food.
An element (also called a chemical element) is a substance that can’t be broken down into smaller parts by a chemical reaction.
There are more than 100 elements, and they are the primary building blocks of matter.
A compound is a substance made up of two or more different elements.
A molecule is the smallest particle of any compound that still exists as that substance.
If you were to break a molecule down any further, it would separate into the elements that make it up (meaning it would no longer exist as that original substance).
An acid is a chemical substance that can react with and sometimes dissolve other materials.
An amino acid is a naturally occurring compound found in proteins.
A protein is a naturally occurring compound that’s composed of one or more long chains of amino acids.
Proteins are an essential part of all organisms and are used to create body tissues such as muscle, hair, and skin, as well as various chemicals vital to life.
Essential Amino Acid
An essential amino acid is an amino acid needed by the body to maintain growth and health that must be obtained from food.
A gas is a substance that is in an air-like form (not solid or liquid).
Carbon is a nonmetallic element found in all life and much of the matter on earth.
Oxygen is a colorless, odorless gas that is necessary for most living things to survive.
Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, flammable gas that is the simplest and most abundant element in the universe.
A carbohydrate is a molecule composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen that can be broken down in the body to release energy.
Digestion is the process of breaking down food so it can be used by the body.
An enzyme is a substance produced by organisms that causes specific chemical reactions.
Metabolism is the series of physical and chemical processes that occur in an organism in order to maintain life.
Metabolism involves the production of energy as well as the creation, maintenance, and destruction of cells and tissues.
Anabolism is a metabolic process in an organism by which energy is used to make more complex substances (such as tissue) from simpler ones (such as proteins).
This is also known as constructive metabolism.
Catabolism is the metabolic process by which more complex substances (such as proteins) are broken down into simpler ones (such as amino acids), together with the release of energy.
This is also known as destructive metabolism.