This is a really great read, whether you're new to fitness or just want to reinforce the fitness knowledge you've gained over time. Mike breaks down the basics and science of nutrition, exercises, supplementation and weight loss/gain and backs it all up with research. He even provides a one-year plan that puts all his recommended exercises together. I haven't tried this yet, but it looks like a solid, no-nonsense plan with a good combination of proven exercises. Did I mention that his writing makes this all very easy to follow? All in all, highly recommended!