For seasoned BirthdayShoes veterans, you might recall discussion about Martin Berkhan’s “Leangains,” the original 16:8 (16 hours fasting, 8 hours eating) diet and training protocol. For example, Hugh Jackman, who we’ve seen photoed deadlifting in Speed FiveFingers (GOAT!), seems to adhere to a Leangains-inspired diet.
Berkhan originated 16:8 intermittent fasting+weight lifting over a decade ago on leangains.com but now has finally published the ideas, research, and program as a book: The Leangains Method. I got an early look at The Method back in April as I’ve been helping Martin (he’s become a friend over the years) as best I can for the launch. As it turned out, in preparation for this book and having “bulked” for the prior 8 months, I took the prescribed system in The Leangains Method and used it to lean out and then review the book. Since the book launch is today, August 16th (a.k.a. 8/16), my review just got published over on my personal site.
You can read it here. I cover what’s in the book as well as my own forays and misadventures in diet and fitness over the last decade—which is a little embarrassing in review—though going through it got me to where I am today.
BirthdayShoes readers tend to be ahead of the curve, so I thought many of you all might interested in this new release. If you’ve ever stalled on a diet, wanted to get that six pack, or just want to understand nutrition better, reading The Leangains Method will be time well spent. And it might save you from lots of misadventures.