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About The Book

A “must-read” (Mark Divine, New York Times bestselling author) fitness book for men and women over forty from bestselling author and trainer Michael Matthews.

Is this a workout book that can make you look and feel like you’re twenty again in thirty days flat? Is it a fitness book full of diet and exercise “hacks” and “shortcuts” for gaining lean muscle and melting belly fat faster than a sneeze in a cyclone? Absolutely not.

But is it an exercise and nutrition book that’ll guide you on how to eat and exercise to lose pounds of fat and gain eye-catching amounts of muscle definition and strength? YES.

Muscle building and fat loss after forty aren’t nearly as complicated as you’ve been led to believe, and Muscle for Life is the go-to, comprehensive guide for anyone looking to permanently achieve and maintain their best body. Backed by over three hundred peer-reviewed scientific studies that support the Muscle for Life system of eating and exercising, this book offers a realistic and accessible starting point.

You can get a fit, lean, and strong body no matter your age or circumstances, and you can do it without following a bland diet and without living in the gym doing exhausting workouts you hate. Just pick up this comprehensive guide from “one of the most informed, intelligent and experienced fitness gurus on the face of the planet” (Ben Greenfield, New York Times bestselling author) and discover how you can finally be at your best for life.

About The Author

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Mike Matthews is an author, podcast host, trainer, and the founder and CEO of Legion, the #1 bestselling brand of all-natural sports supplements in the world, which he started in 2014. He lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife, their two children, and two Dachshunds named Penny and Olive.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (January 30, 2025)
  • Length: 480 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982154707

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Raves and Reviews

“Mike Matthews is one of the most informed, intelligent and experienced fitness gurus on the face of the planet, bar none.”
—Ben Greenfield, New York Times bestselling author of Boundless

“You don't just read Muscle for Life—you do it, and you get the body you’ve always wanted. A must-read for anyone at any age who wants to lose fat, build muscle, and get strong . . . for life.”
—Mark Divine, New York Times bestselling author of The Way of the SEAL, Unbeatable Mind, and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT

“Muscle for Life is meticulously researched, clearly written, and utterly practical. Matthews has created something special here.”
—Strauss Zelnick, author of Becoming Ageless

“Read this book, implement its teachings, and you’ll never look back. With your health and fitness fully under your control, your body, and then likely your life, will never be the same.”
—Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, author of The Fat Loss Prescription

"Muscle for Life is a breath of fresh air. Instead of passing fads and overhyped biohacks, Matthews gives us what we need: the time-tested principles and practices that have been shown to work."
—Alex Hutchinson, author of the New York Times best seller Endure

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