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The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0  (2nd Edition) Spiral-Bound | November 1, 2021

Brad J. Schoenfeld, John Meadows (Foreword by)

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Leading fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld shows how to complete a total-body transformation with six months of targeted, periodized routines. The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 presents scientifically proven plans to help you increase lean body mass, build muscle, and achieve your best body ever.

Widely regarded as one of America’s leading strength and fitness professionals, Brad Schoenfeld has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles and has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine. Now the best-selling author brings his expertise to a resource that has everything needed for completing a total-body transformation in just six months.

The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Second Edition, is packed with step-by-step directions for 106 of the most effective exercises and over 200 photos that demonstrate the revolutionary muscle-building program. Schoenfeld provides a science-based program specifically designed to promote lean gains and help you reach your ultimate muscular potential. The book's three-phase total-body program can be customized to your individual needs to dramatically transform your physique in just six months’ time. For those who are relatively new to resistance training or are coming back from a prolonged layoff, there is a M.A.X. break-in routine designed to prepare the body to deal with the rigorous nature of the M.A.X. Muscle Plan program. Further, there are chapters devoted to providing cardio training guidelines and nutrition recommendations, based on the latest scientific research, that complement the M.A.X. Muscle Plan program.

The second edition has been completely revamped to include updated science and research-based evidence as well as 12 sidebars that break down specific topics and offer applied examples. Two new chapters have also been added: a chapter with detailed information on the M.A.X. Muscle Plan warm-up and a Q&A chapter that provides answers to 13 common questions Schoenfeld has received since the first edition of the book.

Results from The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 speak for themselves; thousands have successfully transformed their bodies by following the program. It is the blueprint for achieving—and maintaining—maximal muscle development.

Please note: This book is not affiliated with Joe Wells Enterprises or MAX Muscle Sports Nutrition.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 171820714X
Item Weight: 1.3 lbs
Dimensions: 8.0 x 1.14 x 10.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 101 to 500 ratings
"The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 is a must-read for all aspiring fitness enthusiasts who seek to maximize their muscularity. Brad Schoenfeld is the world's premier hypertrophy specialist. His combination of academic research–based knowledge with practical in-the-trenches gym experience sets this program apart from everything else on the market."
—Bret Contreras, PhD, Author of Glute Lab and Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

"When it comes to conducting, synthesizing, and communicating research on muscle hypertrophy, there is no one better than Brad Schoenfeld. I simply cannot recommend his book enough. If muscle growth is a goal for you, then you'd be doing yourself a disservice to not read this book."
—Layne Norton, PhD, Pro Natural Bodybuilder

"In The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Brad offers programs that are scientifically sound, giving you maximal results in minimal time."
—Tom Venuto, Author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA, is internationally regarded as one of the foremost authorities on muscle hypertrophy. The 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Personal Trainer of the Year, Schoenfeld is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won multiple natural bodybuilding titles. As a personal trainer, he has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros.

Schoenfeld was the recipient of the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, which is presented by the United States Sports Academy for outstanding achievement in fitness and for contributions to the growth and development of sport fitness through outstanding leadership activity. He was also the 2018 cowinner of the NSCA Outstanding Young Investigator Award. He is the author of multiple fitness books, including Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy and Strong & Sculpted. He has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. Currently, he writes the “Ask the Muscle Doc” column for

Schoenfeld earned his PhD in health promotion and wellness at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Schoenfeld is a full professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and is director of the graduate program in human performance and fitness. He previously served as the sports nutrition consultant to the New Jersey Devils hockey organization.