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  • The World's Fittest Book

  • Written by: Ross Edgley
  • Narrated by: Ross Edgley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Sunday Times best seller.

How to train for anything and everything, anywhere and everywhere.

The World's Fittest Book is set to become every fitness enthusiast's bible. Dubbed the body's complete user guide, it will become the go-to resource for learning all you need to know about building muscle, losing fat, eating (healthy) cake and unlocking your superhuman physical potential. 

Packed with workouts the author tried and tested in the pursuit of multiple world records, it's more than a book, it's the greatest training tool ever written! Designed for anyone who wants to make permanent and lasting changes to their food and fitness, it's the first book to combine the teachings, tips and tricks of Olympic and world champions into one easy to follow resource.

This book will show you how it's possible to:

  • Live below 10 percent body fat with the aid of chocolate and Mayan secrets
  • Add 27 percent more muscle mass, courtesy of tips from world heavyweight champions
  • Increase speed by 10 percent, thanks to gold medal winning Olympic sprinters
  • Squat, deadlift and bench weights you never dreamed of lifting, with the guidance of the world's strongest men
  • Improve endurance capacity by 60 percent, thanks to the knowledge of world champions in multi endurance-based sports

...all of which the author has achieved during the 10-year 'fitness pilgrimage' that has taken him around the globe. 

Aiming to be the most eclectic and comprehensive fitness guide ever created, The World's Fittest Book is the sum and substance of over a decade of research and the collective wisdom of some of the greatest minds and athletic bodies in history. By learning the lessons within it, listeners will understand 'fitness' better than the vast majority of the population. Every chapter has an easy to digest workout within it and can be listened to individually. But if you want to listen to the stories and the science behind the routines, that's there, too. 

Until now, there hasn't been a book covering such an ambitious range of areas, catering for the casual fitness enthusiast seeking clarity and guidance in their own gym routine and kitchen habits as well as the seasoned sportsperson who's hit a plateau and is searching for tips, tricks and tweaks they can make to their training and diet. This book changes that and will take you on a journey to whatever level of fitness you want to find.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2018 Ross Edgley (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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amazing

lots to take in. Great stories. Very easy to listen to good voice quality. A little out of my league to due. There's nothing on repair for pain.

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You can get the good info on his website

Cool tips on exercise but seems like you can that on his website. All the rest is overly figurative language with too many metaphors for every single thing.

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Fantastic information

As the world gets more and more complicated, with fitness and diet fads and “studies” sponsored by big businesses created to confuse everyone further, this book cuts through them all. Ross gives us a great foundation to work with no matter what your fitness goals are. This book focuses on science, and is told using amazing personal anecdotes among Ross’s impressive feats of super human fitness.

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Perspective changing

Incredibly insightful and engaging throughout!! Highly recommend this to anyone with a passion for fitness.

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Worth it!

A very well done, the combination of Ross Edgely's experience and knowledge combined with excellent writing and adventures from the edges of fitness provide not only a comprehensive introduction to athleticism, but is also worth reading for the more experienced among us. A must read for anyone who is into fitness!

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Must listen

This book was more than I thought it would be and I will definitely listen it through again. For anyone wanting to start a healthier life or improve aspects of there already healthy life this book will help you take things into your own hands and do it!

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great read.. I mean listen ;)

learned some thing I didnt know and other books to look up to listen to

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Good Refresher and some nice motivation

I enjoy Ross' delivery, and it's fun to listen to his stories in his own voice. I now have dreams of spending a month in the Lake District perfecting my fell running. Much of the health, fitness, and nutrition information wasn't new to me, but it was a great refresher. This book was exactly what I needed to fire up my motivation to tackle some big goals (thanks, Ross!). I look forward to his next publication. In the meantime - there is work to do!!

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must read/listen

lots of useful tips and advice, plus great stories as well. From nutrition, strength training, cardio all brought together by very well told personal experiences, this book has it all.

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Ok listen. More adventure than information

Kind of enjoyed this - interesting adventure stories, but not much detail on fitness and training information.

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  • Wesley
  • 2019-03-08

The world's most 'less than mediocre' book

I really want to like this book. But it's really bad. It starts hopeful, when he says what he thinks is wrong with fitness magazines. They promise things that aren't realistic, they use cheap slogans etc. etc.
Here is the thing. The subtitle of the book 'promises' to be x% better in this and that. Well that's not true.
It's just a blatant lie.
1. Literally the only thing he mentions about endurance and running is to not heel strike.
2. He mentions random scientific articles.
3. Random recipes. Seriously 10 min long he talks about how to BBQ a steak. Nothing more.
4. Offers some random programs that suit everyone yet at the same time nobody.
5. Every few minutes he mentions his website which is almost completely a bunch of ads.
6. Uses this 'book' to promote his company.
6a. Here is the 'fun' part. While bashing highly processed foods he forgets that is the thing exactly what he sales on his site.
7. Every story chapter is the same 'here I am, totally out of place
8. Just like all those instagram and fb accounts... just cite either Buddha, Einstein or Emerson every now and then.
Ah well.. this list goes on and on.
This would have been nice as a blog or something. Bro science...
But if you've read my review you probably come to the conclusion this book is precisely what he bashes at the beginning. A fitness magazine.

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  • Justin
  • 2019-04-26

Lots of great info!

great book with loads of great information. I enjoyed how the author told stories to relate information.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-03

Better Book Than Audiobook

Some chapters were informative and interesting, others were Ross reading recipes for 20 minutes. Overall I enjoyed the book, but it feels like it didn't translate well into an audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-07-01

Great book

The book was entertaining and very insightful and informative. I enjoyed the narration and the science given.

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  • Gangus Yorks
  • 2022-05-16

No.

It is hours of a smug man bragging with no redeemable info. Listen as he quotes people who actually have things to say in between his not so humble humble brags. 0/10

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-05-07

Very interesting story and unique approach

I enjoyed the storytelling and pearls of wisdom but for some reason the Audible quality was probably the worst I’ve ever encountered not sure if that’s an app glitch or what. But contact Wise this was a great book

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  • Manuel J. Ortiz
  • 2021-12-05

Informative and easy listening.

I enjoyed this book very much. Ross Edgley provides knowledge through experience while breaking things down for anyone to understand.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-11-07

Easy to follow, annoying reference to the website

Ross presents his philosophy and approach to training in a clear and easily digestible way. I appreciate his narration, although he constantly references his website, which gets tedious after getting a few chapters in. Regardless, I would recommend giving this a listen. The accompanying PDF has several great programs that have helped me progress in my training.

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  • Tatiana
  • 2021-09-14

Best book ever

I love the experience. I love what he pass with he’s body . Pretty good history I love it . I’m from brazil and I love see my country in this book :) ….. I love how you really teacher and tell your experience in life and where you pass…

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-09-09

great audiobook

Easy listening and full of great information on making your own workout plans and nutrition programs. also has plans to follow which are very good