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Overview "Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat challenges common diet and fitness concepts. Cutting through the confusion of claims, speculations, and pseudo-science often associated with modern diets, fitness, and bodybuilding, the book reveals the true fundamental biological principles of muscle gain and fat loss"--Provided by publisher.
Diet and fitness books appear at a dizzying rate – and with a wealth of dubious claims – in a culture facing increasing health problems based on a sedentary lifestyle. Ori Hofmekler’s Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat pulls out of the pack by focusing on the biological principles that dictate muscle gain and fat loss. Written for the widest readership–competitive athletes, bodybuilders, trainers, martial artists, sports nutritionists and coaches, dieters, and anyone concerned about their health–the book builds on the concepts popularized in TheWarrior Diet. Author Hofmeklerdescribes in simple, lay terms how under-eating and fasting can trigger an anabolic switch that stimulates growth and rejuvenation; how to reengineer the body at the cellular level to burn fat and build muscles; and how to naturally manipulate the body’s hormones for rapid muscle fusion and faster fat breakdown. Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat offers smart strategies for taking advantage of hunger to stimulate growth, burn fat, and boost brain power; techniques for turning insulin into a muscle builder instead of a fat gainer; and methods for shattering training and diet plateaus–in the process enhancing metabolic function, improving performance, and increasing the capacity to gain, and sustain, prime health.
“If you are serious about building muscle and melting off body fat, the information contained in this book will provide you with the perfect game plan—the tactical approach you need to turn fitness dreams and desires into concrete reality.” —Marty Gallagher, Olympic lifting and powerlifting champion; coach of national and world championship teams; and author of The Purposeful Primitive
“Ori Hofmekler's Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat gets into the nitty gritty of the biological concepts that aid muscle gain and fat loss.” —Beauty, Health, Wellbeing Blog
Ori Hofmekler is a well-known political artist and health expert. The founder, editor, and publisher of the national health and fitness magazine Mind and Muscle Power, he is the author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet and The Warrior Diet. From the Introduction: A Revolutionary Way of Looking at Maximum Muscle and Minimum FatThe Renaissance culture that flourished in fifteenth- and sixteenth century Italy idealized the classic muscular body, promoted in part by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. These two great artists attempted to define the ideal human body proportions through drawing and sculpture. The last sixty years, however, have brought dramatic changes in the way men and women treat their bodies. We are now living in a seemingly new renaissance of “body adoration,” and more people than ever are dieting and exercising, striving to build bodies that are hard and lean.The goal of achieving a lean and muscular body began long before the time of da Vinci and Michelangelo. The admiration of muscularity and physical power was depicted in ancient Assyrian, Philistine, Minoic, Greek, and Roman art. Physical power was perceived as a primal male virtue required for protecting one's family and defeating or dominating other males.According to anthropologist Desmond Morris, women are attracted to hard and muscular men with the potential to become strong mates and protectors of their children. But nowadays, women's desire to look hard and lean is almost as great as men's. Without delving more deeply into the anthropological definition of “lean 'n' mean,” the question is: Why do you want to build muscle and lose fat? The most obvious answers are that a hard and lean body:• Is attractive• Is healthy• Earns admirationMany people, and perhaps most, want to gain muscle and lose fat primarily because they believe that a muscular and lean body looks great. Although that is certainly true, there is a great deal of confusion as to how muscular and lean the body should be. For many men and women, looks come first, whereas health and performance come second. Nothing is wrong with a passionate desire to look big and lean. But big muscles do not guarantee maximum power, and a lean look isn't always a sign of health, especially in women. In spite of dieting and exercising more than ever, people today are getting fatter and sicker than ever. The vast majority of modern fitness enthusiasts are failing to improve their conditioning in spite of following steady exercise routines.The purpose of this book is to cut through the confusion of claims, speculations, and pseudo-science often associated with modern diets and fitness programs, and to present the hard-core truths about muscle gain and fat loss. Based on science and epidemiological evidence, the book offers a revolutionary way of improving human conditioning and performance. Science is about predictions based on predictable fact. Life is about surprises based on the unpredictable reality. This book is about both.
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Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 29, 2008
Publisher North Atlantic Books
ISBN 1556436890 ISBN13 9781556436895
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More About Ori Hofmekler & Marty Gallagher
Ori Hofmekler is a well-known political artist and health expert. The founder, editor, and publisher of the national health and fitness magazine Mind and Muscle Power, he is the author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet and other books.
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A must for anyone who wants to achieve their own, truly healthy form. Aug 10, 2008
How exactly does one reach peak physical condition? "Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat: The Secret Science Behind Physical Transformation" is a guide to doing just that. Offering advice and tips in order to stimulate one's metabolism, along with advice to pushing one's mind with the body and increasing muscle gain through workout techniques and improved dieting, among other things, "Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat" is a must for anyone who wants to achieve their own, truly healthy form.
DON'T KNOCK IT TILL YOU'VE TRIED IT !!!! Oct 10, 2006
I'm no scientist or nutritionist nor have I consulted one so take this for what it is worth.
I'm a 26 year old active father who needed to lose between 10 and 15 lbs (210lbs. to 200 or so). 4 weeks into the diet I have lost 11 lbs. I feel much healthier and much more alive than before not to mention the energy increase. I don't understand the science behind anything - could care less. I know from experience that so far this diet works for fat loss and more importntly feeling healthy and well. Which is something I had been missing for about 2 years. THIS FEELS GREAT.
Also, I have tried cutting calories, 6 meals a day, Abs Diet, Body for LIfe, and the like throughout my life. They all work I'm sure - but none of them like this one. This is more than just Fat Loss!
About the supplements -they are all reccomended not required. I take a multi-vitamin and a mineral and thats all. He's not trying to break you although I'm sure he would appreciate it if you purchased his supplaments. I have not.
outstanding technical/scientific reference Oct 10, 2005
This is an excellent reference to the science behind and beyond THE WARRIOR DIET, not that you have to have that book to read this one, but it is more of a clear application guide to the concepts in this book. This book can be a great resource to the serious athlete but because it gives no specific plan to use the information in it, it is not for the weekend health recreationalist. Be warned it is a very complex book, the information is all there, but the average reader will likely have trouble understanding much of the information without some background or previous interest in the technical functions of chemicals and hormones in the body. A lot of scientific talk here. Excellent book, but be ready to do more research to get a full understanding of all the knowledge in here.
Complicated Jun 9, 2005
-This book is not written for the average caveman. While reading it, and I did read the whole thing, I found myself blah blah blahing in my head until I hit an interesting point or two. -It is a really indepth look at the hypothesis that is featured and simplified in "The Warrior Diet" book. If I was able to skim through this in a book store I more than likely would not have bought it and read it. While I fully recomend the latter I do not recomend "Maximum Muscle: Minimum Fat".
A Must Buy Nov 20, 2003
Turn off the home shopping channel and put down your new low carb diet book. In a sea of crash diets and fitness fads Ori Hofmekler offers an intelligent well researched and functional blueprint for healthy living. In his new book "Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat" Ori's passion for the beauty and complexity of the human body comes through on every page.
Those of you familiar with "The Warrior Diet" will find new information and further depth in Ori's latest offering. For readers new to Ori's research you will find a detailed exploration into how we can fuel and train our bodies to reach our full potential. A far cry from the usual diet/fitness books that line bookstore shelves, Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat offers an unprecedented exploration into the science human performance and in doing so sets a new standard.
Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat is not an easy read. This book is for people who aren't merely satisfied with diet and training tips but rather this is for people with the drive and capacity to ask why and how things work. Ori takes great care in laying out the science behind training the human body and it is his attention to detail that sets his work apart from the masses. This extremely well written book is packed with technical information along with carefully crafted summaries that help turn the science of training into the art of personal excellence.
Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat goes beyond training for the sake of vanity and explores the science behind functional strength. With this work Ori invites his readers to get off the sofa and go to the extreme in their training. By trumpeting the virtues of such training methods as; supersets, under and over eating the author artfully lays out a plan for healthy living that shows readers how to create "super muscles", and a fat burning metabolism.
As a martial arts coach and personal training I have encountered countless athletes and weekend warriors who will suffer and sacrifice in the gym only to fail to reach their goals for lack of proper planning in the gym and at the dinner table. Such people go through their training and their life with a kind of handbrake on, never reaching their full potential. For a practical method of pushing the limits of human performance and to create a functionally strong and fit body I highly recommend Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat.