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No matter how old you are, no matter how bad you might think your hormones or genetics are, and no matter how lost you might feel after trying and abandoning past diets and exercise routines . . .

You absolutely, positively can have the lean, strong, and healthy body you dream about, and Muscle for Life will show you how.

Here’s the deal:

Building lean muscle and burning stubborn fat isn't nearly as complicated as you've been led to believe. You don’t need to give up any of the foods you like, do a bunch of workouts you hate, or fill your cabinets with bags and bottles of exotic pills, powders, and potions.

In Muscle for Life, you’ll find a science-based blueprint for eating and exercising that anyone can follow at any age and fitness level.

Imagine watching pounds of fat melt away without ever feeling like you’re “on a diet” because you look forward to every meal, every day. Imagine adding lean muscle to all of the right places on your body by doing just a few fun and challenging workouts per week that make you strong. And imagine realizing that all of your health and fitness goals—even the ones you’ve all but given up on—are finally within your reach.

Based on time-proven principles produced by decades of hands-on experience and thousands of hours of scientific research, Muscle for Life will give you a paint-by-numbers plan for transforming your body faster than you ever thought possible, including:

  • Conquering the “mental game” of fitness. Learn to hack your habits, willpower, and mindset so your fitness regimen feels like it’s on autopilot.
  • Harnessing the science of “flexible dieting.” A whole new paradigm for eating that empowers you to forever break free of fad dieting, crash dieting, and yo-yo dieting.
  • Unlocking the power of strength training. The “secret” to optimizing your body composition, which is far more important for your health, image, and longevity than your body weight.
  • Developing effective and sustainable eating habits. Find your way to eat that supports not only your health and fitness goals but also your food and lifestyle preferences.
  • Starting a fitness regimen the right way with a comprehensive 12-week plan. Building momentum is everything—if you can get the first 12 weeks right, you'll get the first 12 months right.

Whether you’re a beginner looking for a lifestyle change, a lifelong athlete looking to reach the next level, or somewhere in between, Muscle for Life will show you how to look, feel, and perform your best. And frankly, it may be the last fitness book you ever need to read.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

To celebrate this celestial occasion, I’m also . . .

  • Giving away bonus gifts to everyone who buys at least one copy of Muscle for Life between now and January 11.
  • Giving away over $12,500 of glorious goodies to four lucky beauts who help me make Muscle for Life a success.

Here's what you can win . . .

Grand Prize

One entrant will win the grand prize and get over $5,000 of primo supremo stuff shipped directly to their door.

  • 30 minute Zoom call with me, Mike Matthews
  • Signed copy of Muscle for Life
  • Bowflex C6 Bike
  • Hypervolt Go
  • Instant Pot Duo Crisp Air Fryer
  • Jaybird Vista 2 bluetooth earbuds
  • One month of Legion Elite coaching
  • $200 Legion gift card
  • One year’s supply of a Legion supplement of choice
  • $100 Xero shoes gift card
  • Reebok Nano X1 training shoes
  • $100 Grassland Beef gift card
  • And more...
  • Customized Versa Gripps Pro
  • Upliffs workout bands
  • Serious Steel Resistance Tubing Pack
  • KOH Proatangonist Oatmeal Set
  • Chomps Beef Jerky variety pack
  • Thermapen One
  • $132 Wild Alaskan Company gift card for one of their boxes
  • Adjustable dumbbells
  • Flat bench
  • $250 Vuori gift card
  • $200 Amazon gift card

First Runner-Up Prize

One entrant will win the first runner-up prize and get over $3,000 of lovely loot shipped directly to their door.

  • Signed copy of Muscle for Life
  • Vitamix E310
  • Adjustable dumbbells
  • One month of Legion Premium coaching
  • $150 Legion gift card
  • $100 Xero shoes gift card
  • Reebok Nano X1 training shoes
  • $100 Grassland Beef gift card
  • Upliffs workout bands
  • And more...
  • Serious Steel Resistance Tubing Pack
  • KOH Proatangonist Oatmeal Set
  • Chomps Beef Jerky variety pack
  • Thermapen One
  • $132 Wild Alaskan Company gift card for one of their boxes
  • Drink Trade 9 coffee subscription
  • $150 Amazon gift card

Second Runner-Up

One entrant will win the second runner-up prize and get over $2,500 of beautiful booty shipped directly to their door.

  • Signed copy of Muscle for Life
  • Instant Omni Pro toaster oven and air fryer
  • Always Pan
  • Hypersphere Mini
  • One month of Legion Premium coaching
  • $100 Legion gift card
  • $100 Xero shoes gift card
  • Reebok Nano X1 training shoes
  • $100 Grassland Beef gift card
  • And more...
  • Upliffs workout bands
  • Serious Steel Resistance Tubing Pack
  • KOH Proatangonist Oatmeal Set
  • Chomps Beef Jerky variety pack
  • Thermapen One
  • $132 Wild Alaskan Company gift card for one of their boxes
  • Drink Trade 6 bag coffee subscription
  • $100 Amazon gift card

Third Runner-Up

One entrant will win the third runner-up prize and get over $2,000 of splendid swag shipped directly to their door.

  • Signed copy of Muscle for Life
  • Vyper 2.0
  • Fitbit Versa 3
  • One month of Legion Premium coaching
  • $50 Legion gift card
  • $100 Xero shoes gift card
  • Reebok Nano X1 training shoes
  • $100 Grassland Beef gift card
  • Upliffs workout bands
  • And more...
  • Serious Steel Resistance Tubing Pack
  • KOH Proatangonist Oatmeal Set
  • Chomps Beef Jerky variety pack
  • Thermapen One
  • $132 Wild Alaskan Company gift card for one of their boxes
  • Drink Trade 6 bag coffee subscription
  • $50 Amazon gift card

And how do you enter the giveaway and claim your bonus gifts? A few ways:

1
Buy the book and forward your receipt to [email protected] for 1-to-75 giveaway entries (based on how many books you buy).

If you buy 1 copy of the book (any format), you’re my Skittles and starshine, and I’m in your eternal gratitude.

YES, ETERNAL 👏 GRATITUDE 👏

AS IN, MY SPECTRAL SERVICE ACROSS THE INFINITY OF SPACE AND TIME.

Oh and you’ll also get 1 entry into the giveaway plus . . .

  • Access to an exclusive “just-for-everyone-who-buys-one-book” live (and moderated) group Q&A with me, Mike Matthews

And if you buy 5 copies, you’ll get 7 entries into the giveaway plus . . .

  • Access to an exclusive “just-for-everyone-who-buys-5-books” live (and moderated) group Q&A with me, Mike Matthews
  • One of my other ebooks of your choice

And if you buy 15 copies, you’ll get 25 entries into the giveaway plus . . .

  • Access to an exclusive “just-for-everyone-who-buys-fifteen-books” live (and moderated) group Q&A with me, Mike Matthews
  • Two of my other ebooks of your choice
  • Legion cutting or lean bulking meal plans of your choice (excluding the custom meal plan)
  • A signed (hardcover) copy of Muscle for Life
  • A coupon for 20% off your next order of Legion products

And if you buy 50+ copies, you’ll get 75 entries into the giveaway plus . . .

  • Access to an exclusive “just-for-everyone-who-buys-50-books” live (and moderated) group Q&A with me, Mike Mathews
  • Three of my other ebooks of your choice
  • Legion cutting or lean bulking meal plans of your choice (excluding the custom meal plan)
  • A signed (hardcover) copy of Muscle for Life
  • A $20 Legion gift card
  • A private 30-minute call with me, Mike Matthews
2
Spread the word about Muscle for Life for 1-to-15 giveaway entries.

Increase your chances of winning by telling people about Muscle for Life on social media.

You’ll get one entry per share and you can share on each network once per day up to five times for a total of 15 extra giveaway entries.

After sharing, email links to your shares to [email protected], and we’ll record your entries.

3
Sign up for my email newsletter for 1 giveaway entry.

Give me one week in your inbox, and I’ll show you the best evidence-based ways to improve your body composition, develop your “inner game,” and optimize your overall health and well-being.

To subscribe, use the form below, and we’ll record your entry.

4
Sign up for my SMS newsletter for 1 giveaway entry.

Give me your mobile number, and you’ll get weekly health and fitness tips and exclusive SMS-only deals and discounts on Legion products and services.

To subscribe, use the form below, and we’ll record your entry.

5
Subscribe to my podcast for 1-to-3 giveaway entries.

Each episode of my Muscle for Life podcast gives you simple, science-based know-how and inspiration to help you build your best body ever.

Subscribe to the show on any of the following platforms, and you’ll get one entry per subscription.

After subscribing, email us at [email protected] with the platforms you subscribed to, and we’ll record your entry(ies).

6
Follow me on social media for 1-to-5 giveaway entries.

Come get slathered up in the sweet grease of my social media and get one entry per network you follow me on.

After following me, email your username on each network to [email protected], and we’ll record your entries.

7
Follow my sports nutrition company Legion on social media for 1-to-5 giveaway entries.

And then please give them all your money (and all the money you can borrow) so I can honor and manifest my core gift of Internet profiteering before eventually fleeing the country to lean into aligning my passions and balancing my energetics.

One entry per follow. You know the score.

After following them, email your username on each network to [email protected], and we’ll record your entries.

8
Subscribe to my YouTube channel for 1 entry.

I also make health and fitness how-to videos, so subscribe to my channel already. YOU NEED IT OR YOU’LL DIE.

After subscribing, email your username to [email protected], and we’ll record your entry.

Praise for Muscle for Life

"Mike Matthews is one of the most informed, intelligent and experienced fitness gurus on the face of the planet, bar none. His books are full of practical wisdom advised by his years of time in the trenches, his vigorous research and his hours upon hours of time interviewing experts about what works and what doesn't when it comes to optimizing not only your fat loss and muscle gain, but also your ability to stay in the fitness game for life.

“I read each and every one of Mike’s books, and you can't go wrong with Muscle for Life.”

Ben Greenfield

"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

“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

"You don't just read Muscle for Life—you do it, and you get the body you’ve always wanted. It's never too late to get into the best shape of your life, so this is a must-read for anyone at any age who wants to lose fat, build muscle, and get strong . . . for life."

Mark Divine

Muscle for Life is meticulously researched, clearly written, and utterly practical. Matthews has created something special here.”

Strauss Zelnick

How does Muscle for Life differ from Mike’s other books?

There are millions of guys and gals in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond who are overweight, out of shape, and deeply unhappy with how they look and feel, and who don’t know what to do about it.

Many of these people have tried and abandoned many diet and exercise programs and swallowed pills, powders, and potions galore, and now, they’re afraid that nothing will work for them—that they’ll never get the fit, lean, and strong body they really want.⁣

Tens of thousands of these guys and gals have found their way to my books Bigger Leaner Stronger and Thinner Leaner Stronger, and while those books can work fantastically for people of all ages and circumstances, they’re more suited to younger, injury-free folk who want to eat and train like lifestyle bodybuilders.⁣

What about everyone else, though? ⁣

What about the gym-shy 45-year-old who’s never lifted a weight in her life but still wants to improve her body composition, health, and longevity? ⁣

What about the 35-year-old with a lot of weight to lose who isn’t ready to start squatting, bench pressing, and deadlifting heavy loads?⁣

What about the 65-year-old who needs a gentler and joint-friendlier way to get fitter, leaner, and stronger?⁣

Muscle for Life was tailor-made for these people and the many others like them—an a-to-izzard guide to gaining muscle and strength, losing fat, and getting healthy, at any age, regardless of where they’ve been and where they are.⁣

Should I read Muscle for Life if I’ve read Bigger Leaner Stronger or Thinner Leaner Stronger?

It certainly can’t hurt.

There’s plenty in Muscle for Life for readers of Bigger Leaner Stronger and Thinner Leaner Stronger to like, love, and rub all over themselves, including . . .

  • New details on anti-aging strategies that actually work (according to science)
  • New thoughts, tools, and tactics for winning in the “inner game” of getting fit
  • New meal planning methods that allow you to control your calories and macros without a scale and measuring utensils
  • New training programs for men and women that form the perfect stepping stones into the Bigger Leaner Stronger and Thinner Leaner Stronger programs
  • New supplementation protocols specifically for golden agers
  • New premade cutting and lean gaining meal plans for men and women

That said, if you're an advanced weightlifter who has mastered the fundamentals and is looking for new and interesting ways to eat and train, Muscle for Life isn’t for you. Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger will suit you better.

Is the Muscle for Life program right for me or should I follow Bigger Leaner Stronger or Thinner Leaner Stronger?

Put simply, Muscle for Life is a smooth and gradual onramp to my Bigger Leaner Stronger and Thinner Leaner Stronger programs.

Therefore, Muscle for Life will work best for you if . . .

  1. You’re in your 40s or 50s or older and are new or relatively new to strength training.
  2. You have a lot of weight to lose (25% of body weight or more) and are new or relatively new to strength training.
  3. You want to start doing strength training but don’t feel ready for heavy barbell training.
  4. You’re fit and want to brush up on the fundamentals and find simple ways to improve your diet and training regimens.

Can I enter the giveaway if I’ve already pre-ordered the book?

Absoflogginlutely! Just email your receipt to [email protected], and you’ll be entered into the giveaway.

And if you want to goose your chances to win, scroll up to learn how you can earn up to 100 additional entries (including buying more books, spreading the word about the giveaway, subscribing to my newsletter, and more).

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