Typically, most workout books are concerned with showing you different workout routines or they are focused on dieting. The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation by Michael Matthews is different. As the name makes clear, it is concerned with how to keep yourself motivated while working out. Lack of motivation can often be what kills a person’s ability to stick to their workout routine. However, does this do a good job of explaining how to keep you motivated? Let’s find out in this review.
Key Features of the Little Black Book of Workout Motivation:
• Written by fitness expert and motivational speaker Michael Matthews.
• Divided into 4 sections, and 16 chapters.
• Contains strategies for keeping yourself motivated and overcoming mental blockers.
• Available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook.
Is The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation Worth Your Money?
The first place to start whenever you are reviewing a book is with the author. You want to make sure that the author has an idea of what they are talking about. The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation is written by Michael Matthews. Matthews is a fitness expert with a wide body of published books that cover a bunch of different exercise-related topics. So, you can be reasonably confident that he knows what he’s talking about.
The book is also very easy to read. It’s written with a humorous style that flows nicely. It has a lot of facts and information in it, but it isn’t presented in a way that puts you to sleep.
Speaking of content, that is the next thing that needs to be addressed. The book is divided into 4 sections, each of which has 4 mini-chapters. Each section deals with how to overcome different mental and motivational issues that one typically encounters when doing a serious workout routine.
If you have ever tried to stick to a serious workout routine before, then you know about the sorts of mental problems that he tackles in the book. For example, you wake up one day and don’t feel like exercising so you don’t. Then you do the same the next day. Eventually, this gets so bad that you just aren’t exercising anymore. These are the sorts of issues that Michael Matthews tackles in the book.
If you never have motivational issues (and there are some out there who don’t seem to), then this book isn’t for you. But, most people will probably get a lot of use out of reading it.