Critical Reviews

5/5

What Did The Book Critics Think?

The 'Lean Gains' Book Collection

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essential guide to sports nutrition and bodybuilding book
Your pocketbook guide to the ultimate gym workout

"The Lean Gains" Book Collection is a total of 3 books available in various formats, and collectively written over a period of 7 years. All of the information is fact-based, and science-backed. The aim has always been to provide the reader with everything they need to know in order to burn fat, build muscle, and live a long, healthy, and vibrant life."

Dr Jonathan S. Lee

Dr Jonathan S. Lee

Author and Proprietor of 'Lean Gains UK.'

Bookbag Reviews

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"Lean Gains"

by Dr Jonathan Lee

lean gains book
".....if you''are'' a serious sportsman then you could find that the advice in ''Lean Gains'' could lift you up to the next level of performance. Evidence suggests that diets don't work in the long term, but Lee is reassuring that it's not just down to people lacking the willpower to stick to a diet. Once we hit a plateau the natural reaction is to reduce calories and carbs - which makes the body fight even harder to retain fat. The way around this is complex- involving hormones and calorie partitioning. Don't worry - it's all fully explained, but the sad fact is that one diet or one training routine is not going to work for long.....The book is full of nuggets of information like this, but it's strongest on suggestions for the training needs of your particular sport and ideas as to the diet to be followed. He gives the pros and cons of different combinations of diet and regime and takes a hard look at dietary supplements....You'll find the FAQs at the back of the book and it's worth referring to these if you have any questions about the main content of the book.....a valuable resource..."
Bookbag Reviews
Highly Recommended
5/5

Clarion Reviews

essential guide to sports nutrition and bodybuilding book



"The Essential Guide to Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding"

by Dr Jonathan Lee

essential guide to sports nutrition and bodybuilding book
"...everything you need to know about dieting, growing muscle, weight training, and exercise regimes is covered in immense detail within 'The Essential Guide to Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding.'....it is clear that Dr. Lee has gone to immense detail to provide us with an easy-to-digest yet informative account detailing a huge range of relevant topics. You name it, it's all covered here. The book is divided into 3 sections. The first section focuses on 'diet and nutrition.' Dr. Lee discusses why so many diets unfortunately fail in the long term. In addition to this, he takes an objective look into veganism, meat, gut health, fasting, dietary fat, and stress management; and that's just the first third of the book. The second and third sections focus more on exercise and workout regimes......if your interests include weight training, bodybuilding, nutrition, or just overall healthy living, then this book is an essential addition to your collection......bearing in mind that this book is over 800 pages long and almost A4 in size, I would suggest using "The Essential Guide to Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding" as an excellent reference book you should keep at home, as opposed to one you would tuck away neatly in your gym bag (unless you like carrying heavy gym bags). ...the book is packed with colour pictures, paragraph breaks, and humour to allow for easy reading..."
Clarion Reviews
UK
Excellent
5/5

Blueink Reviews

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"Lean Gains"

by Dr Jonathan Lee

lean gains book
"......Lean Gains offers a comprehensive approach to dropping fat and replacing it with muscle. It’s rigorous, science-based, and-—hallelujah!—you don’t have to live on grapefruit alone to make it work. He (Dr Lee) notes that he has “always been fascinated with medicine, sports nutrition, and the physiology of the human body” and has spent years in the gym and nutritional world. The book is jammed with details but nicely broken up with clip art so the science doesn’t get overwhelming. Crisp paragraph breaks and a gentle sense of humor make for quick, enjoyable reading. The diet tips are really secondary to strength training, and there’s a detailed discussion of workouts here that takes the form of an extended pros and cons list, noting why certain types of exercise can offer more lean muscle mass gain than others....Well researched and meticulously written, Lean Gains offers valuable insight into the science of weight loss."
Excellent
5/5

Kirkus Reviews

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"Lean Gains"

by Dr Jonathan Lee

lean gains book
"Individuals who suffer from seesawing weight or have hit a plateau despite their workouts should find new questions to explore in this book on diet and fitness. Dental surgeon and fitness enthusiast Lee explains the physiology behind the maddening process of weight loss....The complicated interplay of insulin, leptin, testosterone loss in both men and women, and the release of endorphins can help or sabotage one’s efforts, especially since there is no “right” method. The author cautions that even heavy exercise can send one’s body weight into stasis. Valiant calorie-restrictive diets can have unintended consequences of starving the muscles and robbing the body of water. Because different kinds of muscles respond to different types of exercise, those who can bench press 200 pounds may still struggle to lose fat....Entertaining, rigorous, and informative."
Very Good
4.5/5