Since I have been getting a lot of questions on what is a good book that focuses JUST on getting ready (or just looking like you are ready) for a bodybuilding, figure, or bikini contest, I decided to write a review of Keith Klein’s and Lee Labrada’s Get Lean Book.

Keith Klein’s and Lee Labrada’s Get Lean Book

Get Lean BookKeith Klein’s and Lee Labrada’s Get Lean Book consists of 190 pages comprised of 18 chapters and an appendix containing weekly training and nutrition journals. Keep in mind that while the book is geared to male and female competitors, the information can be used by those who simply want to look lean enough to compete.

The following are subjects that you can expect to fully understand after reading this book:

1-Benefits of Contest Prep Bodybuilding Dieting and Training
The book starts covering the topic of the benefits brought upon by getting lean enough for competition; whether formal competition, as in stepping on a bodybuilding or figure stage, or simply competing against yourself. This chapter also covers common mistakes made when bodybuilders attempt to get lean, such as overtraining and drastically cutting calories.

2-Nutrition Basics, Weight Training and Recovery
Chapters 2 and 3 go on to fully cover nutrition basics, such as the role of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, as well as calories, metabolism, water, sodium, and the importance of fiber. By the time you finish these two chapters you will have a much more thorough understanding of nutrition than even some certified fitness professionals (as unfortunately, many certified trainers that I’ve met lack understanding of this subject). [Read more…]

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