“Matthews has hit it out of the ballpark with this Little Black Book. This is not your typical ‘rah rah’ self-help book full of tired clichés. It’s a unique, meticulously researched and compelling combination of storytelling, science, and practical tools and takeaways.”
“This is a good, helpful, important book that establishes Mike as the Jordan Peterson of fitness. Any person who wants to train more effectively will benefit from reading it between sets, and will never give a copy to the guys he wants to beat.”
— Mark Rippetoe, author of Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming for Strength Training
— Mark Divine, founder of SEALFIT and New York Times bestselling author of The Way of the SEAL, Unbeatable Mind, and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT
— Alex Hutchinson, author of the New York Times bestseller Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
“Mike has already taught us how to be bigger, leaner and stronger–and it works. Now he teaches how to be BETTER in all areas of life. A concise, indispensable guide to fitness and effectiveness.”
— Strauss Zelnick, “America’s fittest CEO” and author of Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever
— Noah Kagan, co-founder and CEO of Sumo.com and AppSumo.com
“If you want to improve your physique and your life do yourself a favor and read The Little Black Book.”
— Sal Di Stefano, co-host of top-ranked fitness and health podcast Mind Pump
“Mike Matthews delivers another gem. The Little Black Book is chock-full of unbiased, evidence-based knowledge that you should not live without. A must-read..”
— Adam Schafer, co-host of top-ranked fitness and health podcast Mind Pump
“This book will challenge you, it will make you think, it will force you to go outside your comfort zone. It will help you build much more than motivation, but an inner drive to succeed so you can weather any storm.”
— Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT and founder & CEO of BuiltLean
From the Author
I’m Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.
Through my work, I’ve helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know in my books.
So if you’re looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I’d love to hear from you at my site, muscleforlife.com.