Review of Beneath the Muscle

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fiona monroe
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Review of Beneath the Muscle

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Beneath the Muscle" by Lauren Powers.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Beneath the Muscle by Lauren Powers is an autobiographical self-help book. I was excited to read the book because Lauren Powers is a renowned bodybuilder. Surprisingly, the book is not about bodybuilding and exercise. It’s a motivational self-help book that draws inspiration from Lauren Powers’ life and experiences. A part of the book chronicles important milestones in Powers’ life. The other part has inspirational content that aligns with her life lessons. Powers’ parents had her very young and got divorced three years into their marriage. After her parents’ divorce, she moved in with her grandparents. Growing up Powers had great connections with members of her family. She also had incredible female examples in her life. Growing up around powerful women inspired her to emulate their strength. Lauren Powers is a strong sportswoman who has inspired an entire generation of bodybuilding fans. Her tenacity and determination shine through in the book.

The book is both an autobiography and a self-help book. Powers draws from her life experiences and gives sound advice about unlocking potential and positively achieving life goals. It’s refreshing to see how self-help author has incorporated their advice into their lives. She is also open about the drawbacks in her life. I was particularly impressed by her struggle and triumph over drug addiction. Society often writes off people struggling with addiction. It’s good to see a successful person who has overcome the prejudice of being a recovering addict. We can turn the pitfalls in life into stepping-stones.

I love the pictures in the book because they give an insightful glimpse into Powers’ relationships and connections. The pictures break the monotony of the written story. Another positive aspect is the downloadable workbook, Inner Champion Workbook. I enjoyed filling in the questions and exercises. The workbook is enriching and takes the experience beyond reading to real-life application. The book's plot and momentum are consistent and fluid. Each milestone and experience is relevant to the inspirational lessons.

I enjoyed reading Beneath the Muscle by Lauren Powers. The writing is simple and concise. The autobiography is relevant and inspirational. The pictures and workbook engage readers and make the experience realistic and immersive. I think the book is professionally edited because I did not come across any errors. I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars.

I think Beneath the Muscle has a wide audience range. Lauren Powers fans will have a field day with this book. Also, autobiography fans will enjoy reading about Powers’ life and experiences. Self-help enthusiasts will love the motivational content.

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