If you answered yes, you’re in the right place.
In may 2005, me and a friend had just finished school. We were very much a like. We were both weak and skinny, and not very confident. Like most skinny teenagers, we had dreams of being big and strong like our favourite wrestling stars. We wanted more respect off of other men, we wanted to attract more women, and we wanted to look good on the beach with our shirts off. Both of us were better than average students, and we both had big dreams for the future.
Not so long ago, I ran into this friend. We were still very much a like. We both done our A levels, and went on to university, where we both graduated. And both ended up doing a job we both wanted.
But there was a difference. My friend still looked the same, and was still having confidence issues, while I had gained 40-50 lbs of lean muscle, was more instantly respected by other men, was way more confident and was attracting way more women than the average man is supposed to.
Have you ever wondered why so many people go to the gym to build muscle, yet so many fail? But some people seem to defy the odds and still build lots of muscle? And you watch them grow month after month, and you wonder, how did they pull that off?
You see them strutting their stuff confidently on the beach, looking great in their business suit, lifting heavy things with no effort, and generally in much better health.
And you cant help but think that would be fantastic.
And that is why I am writing to tell you about Somebody Lied About Muscle.
It isn’t always down to native intelligence, or talent or dedication. It isn’t that one person wants success while the others don’t.
The difference lies in what each person knows, and how you make use of that knowledge.
And today I’m going to share with you what that is.
I’m Michael McIntyre, a fitness instructor, and the founder of somebodylied.com.
As you’ll soon see, I cracked the code on how to get bigger and stronger, which if done properly makes you healthier and make you look great naked.
Unlike other trainers, I don’t go around dishing out the same tired advice from muscle magazines. You know, just lift heavy weights, go gym 6 days a week, and eat as much as possible every 2-3 hours.
I was tired of this standard bullshit advice, which makes people who have decent physiques already, literally just big and doughy.
Here’s an example of me using standard advice.
As you can see, not much muscle was built, but a lot of fat was. I spent all that time working my arse off, and eating non stop, and all I had to show for it was a muffin top and some man boobs. I even had to buy a whole new wardrobe, and I didn’t even get the results i wanted.
I had enough, the current experts in the industry were just yelling the same old bullshit. They couldn’t be trusted.
So after I graduated from university, I made it my mission to understand muscle building and fat loss, and use my knowledge to provide programs that actually work for people.
Once i started applying what really works, I built the maximum amount of muscle my body would allow, while minimising the amount of fat i gained. I ended up looking like this –>
I haven’t finished working on my physique, but by keeping my body fat relatively low, I look good all year round, unlike my peers who use the ‘dirty bulk’ and cut approach where they build muscle and fat, and then go on an extreme diet to look good for a few months out of the year.
You don’t want to look good just certain times of the year do you? Then don’t go about building muscle like a slob.
And that was is what separated me from my friend. While I took my skills I learned from university, and applied them to another industry, my friend was still listening to the same old tired advice, and spinning his wheels year after year. While I was able to untangle the messy web which is muscle building.
The 3 reasons skinny people stay skinny
Unfortunately, the way you’re approaching muscle building right now is killing your potential muscle gains.
But it’s NOT your fault.
You have been lied to by supplements companies, fitness magazines and clueless personal trainers. It almost seems like they want to keep you skinny, so they can make you keep buying their useless nonsense. Somebody Lied!
I’ve been in your shoes, so I know how it feels, and I want to help you end this frustration once and for all and start building some real lean muscle.
1. You’re training the wrong way.
Most people copy the routines of pro bodybuilders which they usually find in fitness magazines, or somewhere online. They often use a once a week split routine, that usually looks something like this. (Monday – international chest day, Tuesday – hamstrings, Wednesday – Back, Thursday – Quads, Friday- arms, and Saturday- shoulders and abs. Workouts last for multiple hours on end, using many different exercises, and set after set to blast the muscle from every angle. The goal is to completely fatigue the muscle it and give it a week to rest, which will leave you constantly sore, constantly tired, and not seeing the gains in the mirror that you desire.
Look around your gym, and see all the people using this kind of routine. And notice how small they are.
Why does this type of plan work for some, but not for the majority?
It’s because they lack the magic ingredients. You see this type of routine does work for a few people; people with extremely gifted genetics, or those who take anabolic drugs such as steroids.
On the other side of the fence, you have the low volume camp, who are very anti steroids, and terrified of over training. They believe, doing just one set to failure of an exercise is sufficient for muscle growth. This barely works either, and as usual, when you have two extremes, the truth often lies somewhere in the middle.
2. Your diet sucks
When it comes to diet, there are two things you’re doing wrong. You’re either under eating, or over eating. If you don’t eat enough, your muscles wont recover properly, and barely build any muscle. You’ll then be subjected to taunts of “do you even lift bro?”
And if you overeat, you will build muscle, but you’ll also gain lots of unwanted body fat, needing to buy a new wardrobe, and having to spend months on end dieting just to lose the muscle they did build. There is a sweet spot when it comes to setting up your calories, and macronutrients. This sweet spot will allow you to build the maximum amount of muscle your body allows, while minimising fat gain.
Just like the diet, people either tend to do too little, or too much cardio. Those who do too much are usually terrified of gaining any fat while they build muscle. And while I did say you should minimise fat, you shouldn’t outright avoid it. You see, when you’re building muscle, you need to eat more than your body needs. This will give you a surplus of energy for your body to build muscle tissue, but some may also go into fat storage.
Then you have those who do too little. They fear that any amount of cardio will make them lose muscle. This is a silly fear. It’s not cardio that will make you lose muscle. It’s excessive cardio. Doing too much can interfere with recovery, burn too many calories, and cause you to feel fatigued, due to doing too much.
The truth is, everyone must do some sort of cardio. Cardio can help keep your body fat levels down, increase appetite, and keep the fat burning metabolic pathways open, which makes fat loss easier when it comes time to do it. Again, there is a sweet spot to how much cardio you should to achieve all we just talked about.
One of the biggest scams I see in the muscle building industry is supplements. You see, we don’t make much money selling you training and nutrition plans. Selling training and nutrition plans are one off transactions. But once your supplement bottle runs out, you need to keep buying more, ensuring a regular income stream.
When you press these supplement pushers for more info, they usually wont show you a study that proves it effectiveness. Or they might, but the company sponsored it themselves, doctored the results, and the same results aren’t replicated when independent researchers repeat the experiment.
Look. I’ve built myself as a straight shooter in the fitness industry and I’m not going to let you down.
If someone tells you all your missing from building muscle is this supplement, let me know who it is, so I can slap him in the face.
The truth is, some supplements do help, things like vitamins and minerals, and a few legal performance enhancing ones. But the real ones that do work, like steroids, are illegal, and have a host of side effects.
Now you may be asking yourself, why do I need this program when I can follow someone on YouTube and copy their training for free. You could do that, and you may build some muscle, but there are a few problems with that approach:
- First of all YouTube is unregulated. Anyone without qualifications can give advice. Do you really want to be taking health and fitness advice off of just anyone?
- Secondly, while their videos are free to watch, you’ll likely spend more money in the long run, since a lot of these guys make their money recommending supplements. And most tell you that you wont get results without the supplements
- Thirdly, I’ve yet to see anyone on youtube successfully build muscle, while keeping down the fat gain. They all tend to lose weight successfully, but end up weaker.
- And lastly, copying the training of anyone way more experienced than you is just plain silly.
For example, imagine you’re a college student without a kitchen? You going to be able to prep all the food like they do? Are you sure you’re going to have enough time to train as much as they do? Do you not have reading and work to do? For most full time youtubers, it’s their job, and they can base youtube around their training. Listen, I’ve been a student, I know how hard university is, but it only gets harder if you make building your body a full time job.
Or what about if you’re a 45 year old male with a stressful life, falling hormones, and no previous training experience? Do you really think you can copy the training of your favourite youtuber, who is likely much younger with great hormones, no real life stresses, and who had already been training a few years?
Or maybe time is your problem – I’m not going to lie to you: Building a great body IS time consuming.
Is it worth it?
To me, having a healthy, lean, toned physique is awesome. It has improved my life in so many other ways, and many people can back that up. Whether you want to impress women, be confident enough to take your shirt off at the beach, or have more energy for your daily life, building your physique is a sure good thing.
But the truth is, building a great physique is a lot more time consuming when you’re looking to “figure it all out” on your own.
I’m not saying this to brag, but after university I had a lot of time on my hands. A lot of time to learn what it takes, putting my head into textbooks and reading the latest scientific research. I then had to test these things, and pack it into a useful product that people can benefit from.
This is my business after all.
But you know what?
When I meed to learn something specific. Something that I know someone has already solved, I pay to take the shortcut. I rarely start at “square one.”
Because even with the time, I can’t afford to waste time “figuring things out” on my own. I like to leap-frog right into the top spot, and start from there.
That’s the solution to the “I don’t have enough time” problem.
But still, you might think, “TIME IS STILL MY PROBLEM.”
At this point, I’m still not convinced time is your issue. Priorities are your issue.
When I first started building my body I had to make some lifestyle changes. I cancelled hanging out with friends all the time. I skipped watching TV. I made sacrifices because my body was a priority. And if you believe building your physique can help your life, its time to make it one of your priorities.
Introducing Somebody Lied About Muscle
The Somebody Lied About Muscle program comes with the main manual, training manual, and two excel spreadsheets.
The main manual has 21 chapters.
Chapter 1 – Somebody Lied About Muscle – Here I take you through the mistakes I made, why some people get results, and why most don’t
Chapter 2 – Dream Big, but be realistic. To build enough muscle without all the fat gain, you need to know how much muscle you can physiologically build each week or month. You also need to know how big you can get realistically, so you don’t fall into the body dysmorphia trap.
Chapter 3 – it all starts with the mind. Before starting any project, you’re mind has to be in it. I reveal the mind tricks I learnt from Tony Robbins, who happens to be the greatest motivational speaker.
Chapter 4 – what is muscle, and how do you make it grow? Is muscle all protein? is it mostly water? When you know what a muscle actually is; you can build your training program to ensure every aspect of muscle is being targeted.
Chapter 5 – what is the best rep range for building muscle? is If you train outside the muscle building range, you are pretty much waisting your time. Is it 2-3 reps? 4-5 reps? 8-10? 10-15? 20 reps? 30 reps?
Chapter 6 – volume. how many reps should you do for each muscle per session. the research is pretty clear on the topic, but does it match up to most trainers observations. Find out the optimal volume for each muscle to maximise muscle gain and recovery
Chapter 7 – Frequency. you know that a once per week frequency is shit. but how often should you train each muscle groups? 2, 3 times a week? everyday? the answers are inside.
Chapter 8 – what makes a good exercise? whats a better exercise, the bench press or the fly for your chest? in this chapter i give you the factors that determine whether an exercise is good or not.
chapter 9 – the best exercises for the chest, shoulders, and triceps? now that we know what makes a good exercise, we can now find out which exercises are best for each muscle
Chapter 10 – the best exercises for the back and biceps
Chapter 11 – the best exercises for the legs
Chapter 12 – the best exercises for the core – is it crunches or planks? find out which exercises work best for making your core muscles bigger, and which ones work best for stability
chapter 13 – should you do cardio?
Chapter 14- calories are king? the first part of any good muscle-building diet, starts with enough calories for growth and recovery. find out how many calories you should eat to ensure you build the maximum amount of muscle without all the fat gain
Chapter 15 – Macronutrients, micronutrients, water. after you’ve set your calories, the next important diet step is protein. you must eat enough, that is clear. but how much? this is something we debate in the fitness field. Often neglected by my muscle-building peers, is vitamins and minerals, not me though, this program wants you to not only look great, but feel great on the inside too. How much water you drink is very important, and I show you a little trick to determine whether you’re drinking enough.
Chapter 16 – setting up your diet. a spreadsheet is included which will help estimate your muscle building diet. It may need adjusting however due to things like how sensitive to insulin you are, and food preferences, and this chapter shows you how.
Chapter 17 – how to eat a healthy balanced diet. now that you have your calories, and macros set up. its time to fill those macros with a healthy balanced diet. Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to eat brown rice, broccoli and dry chicken breast every meal. Instead, i Introduce you to flexible dieting which allows you to eat 80-90 % of foods from whole foods, and 10-20 % from whatever you want. Life is too short to not enjoy delicious foods, this plan includes them. I also give you a sample day of mine, and a website which will suggest meals to suit you.
Chapter 18 – Sleep. How much sleep is enough for building muscle? Having trouble sleeping? I have some great tips on how to get more sleep.
Chapter 19 – take a week off. building muscle is stressful. And sometimes you need to take a week off to give your mind and body break. I let you know when to take them.
chapter 20 – track your way to success. Another reason people fail to build muscle is due to a lack of tracking. Keeping track of your progress, always makes it easier to get over any plateaus. The common plateau is people stop building strength and therefore stop building muscle. This can be a frustrating time if you don’t know how to get out of it. so I let you know what to track, and when those things aren’t going as planned, what to do to get strength and muscle going up again.
chapter 21 – final word. In my opinion, for a male to look aesthetic, you need to keep your body fat under 15%. Now you will gain some fat on this program, I give you a solution to remove that fat. And if you’re already happy with the way you look, i tell you how to maintain it.
The Somebody Lied About Muscle training manual, shows you how to apply what you’ve learnt in the main manual, and my approach to building lean muscle.
Chapter 1 – pre workout meal – want to know what to eat before your workout to maximise training performance?
Chapter 2 – general warm up – Learn an effective warm up routine to bulletproof your body against injuries
Chapter 3 – specific warm up – The second part of the warm up which fires up your muscles and nervous system
Chapter 4 – training tips – tips to maximise your training sessions. Knowing how long to rest between sets is crucial. How long should you rest between sets and exercises? Should you train to failure? Should you use straight sets, or ascending/descending pyramid sets?
Chapter 5 – the 3-4 day upper/lower split – using all the information available to me, this is the program I found to be the best for the majority of people.
Chapter 6 – progression system – one of the gems of this program. Are you tired of being stuck on the same weight. Using common sense, I developed a progression system that takes natural fatigue into the equation, and allows you to get stronger that much faster.
Chapter 7 – cardio – Should you do HIIT, or steady state cardio? And how long should you do cardio for?
Chapter 8 – cool down – After training, do you feel tired, overly sweaty, and light headed? Cooling down is just as important as the warm up, find out the most effective way to cool down to remove these symptoms.
Chapter 9 – post workout – want to know the best foods to eat after training? the answer may surprise you.
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As Michael’s younger brother, I naturally looked up to him. I was tired of being skinny, so I asked him “how do I build muscle?” He told me to google it, and look at a few of the first results. They were all saying you had to train 5-6 days a week, two hours a day, eat as much as possible every 2-3 hours, and take the supplements they recommended.
He then told me, “don’t do what they say, instead do this, that advice only works for the genetically gifted and those using performance enhancing drugs”. Michael had me training 3 times per week. The training sessions were intense, but the diet he set for me along with the extra recovery days was enough for my muscles to grow. I followed his plan and I went from 123lbs to 163lbs without any real noticeable fat fain. While I’m not where I want to be yet, I will keep running the program until I get close to my genetic potential.
I met Michael through a friend of mine, who went to the same university as him. I noticed Michael had a very good physique, and was always confident on nights out. I wanted in.
He knew I worked 6 days a week, so he made me a 3 day template, and a nutrition plan to aid my recovery. I went to the gym religiously, and really enjoyed the workouts and getting stronger from week to week. But after a few weeks, my strength wasn’t going up that much.
He took a look at my MyFitnessPal, and said look, how do you expect to get stronger, if you don’t recover? I started taking the diet more seriously, and boom, my strength started to sky rocket again.
If you want to build muscle without all the fat gain, and not spending your life in the gym or on your diet, I highly recommend this program.
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Still Not Convinced?
How long have you been trying to build muscle for? So you’ve been working on your body for 12 months, what makes you think the next 12 months will be any different to the last 12 months?
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Somebody Lied about muscle is what I wish I had when I first started.
I’ll level with you. When you’re looking to physique, it’s hard. And that’s why I put together somebody lied bout muscle. It’s everything I wish I had when I got started. But you do have a couple of options available… “You could try and figure it out yourself…” And you know what? With 40 hours of week of time, several years of trial and error, you could probably do it.
Or you could take the shortcut. You see, I spent the last 10 years learning the ins and outs of building a great physique. And I’m going to share everything I know about fat loss in this course. As John C Maxwell said, “A wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from other’s successes.”
“You could hire a personal trainer and a nutritionist, ” But the truth is, that would get real expensive and you still would have to do the work. If you’re looking to hire a personal trainer who will likely have you training 5 days a week, which can cost up to as much as £250 each week, and that doesn’t even include your gym fees and supplements he is likely to recommend.
And what if you want to hire the nutritionist too? I hope you have a lot of money, because now you’re adding £100’s of pounds each month on top.
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