• Body by Science

  • A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week
  • By: Doug McGuff MD, John Little
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Building muscle has never been faster or easier than with this revolutionary once-a-week training program.

In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just twelve minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.

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©2019 Doug McGuff (P)2019 Tantor

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Excellent Information

I am a senior, almost 70 years old, who has been exercising for many years. The information in this book was life-changing for me. Finding out that I could actually get much better results in a fraction of the time with virtually no risk of injury was nothing short of a revelation. I've only been using the program for a month and I've already noticed positive changes.

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Great for average people

The average gym rat / workout warrior will find this book proscribes for too LITTLE exercise. But I feel that many including seniors will be comforted to find that increased fitness can be had in far less than one hour a day. This workout regimen may not work for everyone but it is worth experimenting yourself to see how this works for you.

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Best Strength Training Book EVER

I will probably never buy another book on Strength Training because of the research and insights in the this book about the way our bodies grow muscle. A bit light on the quantity of exercises, but I am still giving it 5 Stars because quality is better than quantity.

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Love this book!

Very interesting! I have learned so much and am forever grateful for this information. Love!

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This is the fountain of youth

Well worth your time to listen too. Get your leg strength back and life back.

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This is one long advertisement for Nautilus

This isn't worth listening to unless you are willing and able to go to a gym facility with Nautilus equipment (which my Mom was a huge fan of in the 80s!). Even then, this seems hyperbolic in stated outcomes. I purchased this upon someone's recommendation--I wish I had just check it out from the library first as I would have know two chapters in that this reads like one long Nautilus infomercial.

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Informative and educational.

Wow! What many may have once assumed and thought was right or correct, may be inaccurate. This was an exercise changing book, for the better. Loved this audible. Some may find it difficult at times to follow, but push through and persevere. You will be happy you did.

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Detail oriented.

This book is an indepth and persuasive look at what fitness and health could be. It is carefully documented with experience, verified research studies and logical reasoning. At times it uses complex bioscience, physiology, and psychology. However after giving the details a simple understandable explanation follows.
I want to listen again and take notes. I plan on using the information to build a path way to health and fitness for myself and my family.

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Can’t wait to try it

OK I really enjoyed the story the narrator was fantastic and the subject matter was sufficiently researched. I think the reason why everybody isn’t doing this is because the workouts are profoundly challenging moment to moment so you really have to set yourself up to do it, have a goal And stick to it

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Outstanding!!

Thank you Doug for taking taking time to write this book. Implementing the contents of this book has changed my life and health!
All my personal training clients love having a "Body By Science"!!

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  • M. C. COUSINS
  • 02-19-20

An important and knowledgable for Body builders

This book cover all aspects of training for muscle growth fat loss, and cardio. A huge component to any body builders research arsenal. Well presented clear and concise information.

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  • Mr. L. J. Watson
  • 07-15-22

superb

Another excellent book on audible very informative with lots of tips backed by science. The biggest takeaway I got from this was you don't need to train as much as you think to reap the benefits and results.

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  • TDM
  • 06-16-22

Huge unbalanced conclusions

Typically uses limited studies to draw overarching conclusions which don’t take into account larger benefits leading to very narrow and sub optimal recommendations.

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  • Emma Jones
  • 05-25-22

Great book

I thoroughly enjoyed the level of science
lots of things I'll take away into my PT practice

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  • Jane
  • 04-17-22

Important information for anyone who wants to be healthy

I came to this book via Philip Shepherd’s book “Deep Fitness” - I think the science is crucial and that everyone should know what is written here.

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  • Tomitza81
  • 10-12-21

Amazing book.

Everything make sense now. Once again my favourite quote is true " The one who has the knowledge has the power" Thank you Doug.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-20

It`s never too late

Fantastic information. I have been weight training since my early 20`s ( I am now 59). The training method of time under tension really does give you the best results. Wished I trained Doug`s way earlier, but it`s never too late as explained in the book. Do yourself a favour, buy the book and start performing the exercises.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-21

Surprising, informative and inspiring

I enjoyed it, and am putting it's subject matter to the test. A lot of detail is very in depth and requires a re-listen for me to fully understand, but as the book moves on, you get to understand the need for all the background information.

This book breaks so many preconceived ideas on experience. Life changing for me.

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