Samson’s strength

The title sounds a bit mystical, but it is one of the most practical and straightforward muscle building books I have read since 1977.

This book helped me increase my body weight from 120 to 155 pounds. I chose After years of testing every device and protein powder on the market, Mike H. Brown’s book put me on the right track to gain healthy muscle. Now, I’m not saying it’s a free ride. The reader still needs to pay attention to sleep, nutrition, and how to train. But instead of long, complicated workouts and tons of supplements, the underweight can stick to a program that works.

In the first part of the book, Brown explains why Samson was so strong. For example, her mother was visited by an angel and gave her strict dietary guidelines. Samson’s feats of strength were also explained. (Killing a lion with his bare bands was simpler by strangling a small lion.

Brown emphasizes the need for proper digestion. This takes away the old theory that you have to fill in to gain weight. Eating less, but better, will increase muscle weight faster than the popular force-feeding attitude. As for training, Brown recommends regular activity (like running), but only power training twice a week. One day is a “heavy day” and the other day is a “replay day.”

Brown is strict in treating the human body as a temple. Sugar, white flour, alcohol, and excessive sex are taboo. While it sounds boring, I have to admit it makes a huge difference to progress.

I was cynical, but followed the advice for several months. My strength gains increased as did my health and muscle weight. Some people may not like the biblical references and the mention of prayer. If they can get past that, they can find some solid, practical training value.

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