All Books Are Free Now Happy holidays



2016 was one of my best years for one main reason: I finished A Hater’s Synthesis – my first book. It took me about 8 months to write it. The day I released it was one of the happiest days in my life. I have put together something that people liked…at least some. It isn’t perfect, but it’s mine. And that’s better.

This night, I decided to give all books for free to subscribers.

All you have to do is subscribe to receive a download link.

Note: If you are already a subscriber, don’t subscribe again. I sent an e-mail to all subscribers (new and old) with a download link. You should receive it in 24 hours.

And to those who have already bought the books:

Thank you.

Happy holidays.


  1. Whitney

    There is a lot of solid information to take away from your articles/website. I’m a fan of your writing as it’s easily digestible and laced with a cutting sense of humor. In my initial stages of bodybuilding, I used to aspire to look like IFBB pros and then soon realized how much bullshit it took to get there. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    1. Alex

      That would be great, the problem is people like to dream about the impossible, most think he’s a nay-sayer and disregard his information right off the bat.

  2. S. Mahady

    During the last 15 years of my life, I have been on a quest about physical health and I can easily relate to what you say on your blog.

    One opinion may I ask: The guy and his whole work.

    Seems the truth or advanced marketing gimmicks ;)?

    Precision Nutrition and Dr. John Berardi.
    Many thanks.

  3. Ruin Christmas

    I got the link to training focus but not haters synthesis. Is that out yet?

    Anyway, I’m a big fan. I used to think that natty was 99% correct but the more i reflect on it, it’s closer to 99.9%.

  4. Mike

    I know this doesn’t pay the bills but if anything I hope it makes your day a little bit better.
    Thanks for your books, your efforts and thanks specially for showing us to look through the mirror of vanity and accepting things for what they are and not for what we would like them to be in this fitness odyssey of ours.

    1. Yen

      A really good book that treats a lot of the same ideas Nattyornot does is The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. It’s about how the meat packing industry exploited the working man. You can see the similarities between the big trusts back then and the bodybuilding/fitness industry now.

      The main character is a poor immigrant who came to America to work in a meat packing plant, where he gets taken advantage of by the greedy and corrupt system. Every time he is lied to and cheated by his employers and people who promised to help him, and as a result his family comes close to losing the little they have, his response is always “I will work harder.” A very strong parallel to the naive aspiring bodybuilders of today. They get swindled by the fitness gurus, and yet when the expensive supplements and bodybuilding programs don’t work, they think the same thing: “I just have to work harder and then I will look like the guys in the magazines.” But like an honest working man in an era dominated by graft and corruption, the gym noob will never make it in the world of juice.

      Very compelling book about the struggle of truth vs delusion and freedom vs exploitation that Nattyornot is devoted to. One of the starkest and most eye-opening books I have read.

      1. joe santus

        For those unfamiliar, “The Jungle” was published in 1906. That’s 1-9-0-6.

        Meaning, the societally-promulgated-delusion in which the reality of “there is usually no success without hard work” is subtley warped into the gladly-believed lie of, “hard work guarantees success” had already long been operating more than one hundred years ago in western societies.

        And, given our human wiring, that lie is probably necessary, for both the individual and the collective welfare. Humans typically require “hope” to motivate them forward.

        If forced to perceive reality — to foresee that any person can work 24/7/365 yet end up with barely more than survival at best and having endured and suffered all for nothing– then the typical human is demoralized. Demoralized individuals are unproductive, uncooperative, even dangerous, to the collective welfare. Therefore, that lie serves to motivate individuals, for the benefit of the species’ survival and progress.

        I’ve seen how the lie and how reality affects individuals within bodybuilding, during my forty-four years as a lifelong PED-free below-average-gened bodybuilder. Many who would never have bothered picking up a barbell if they’d been faced with the reality about PEDS and genetics, but who heard the lie of “work out hard and you’ll succeed too!” — or, perhaps heard a partial truth, “it takes hard work” — went ahead and began bodybuilding in their naivety. While they later learned the disappointing reality, by then they’d made enough progress within their average genetics to be glad they began anyway.

        Soooo…while the Lie is definitely exploited…and, while the Lie does cause harm…human wiring being what it is, the lie, for most people, is probably the lesser evil between its consequences and the consequences of hopelessness.

        Just, a few of us are too driven by truth to be willing collaborators of the charade…truth is what drives me, anyway.

  5. Ustav

    You say you write this by yourself, but in dozens of articles you say ‘the team at Nattyornot’. So is there more than one person managing this site?

  6. dmitry

    Has anyone told you they love you today? Well I love you.

    Thank you for your articles.

    ps. we would like to see some of your pics?

  7. KMan

    Truth Seeker next year I would really like to see posts from ppl on lifting programs that boasts ridiculous gains and fall very short when normal ppl use them. The past month I tried the infamous Colorado Experiment 14 workouts over 28 days that supposedly led Casey Viator to gain 63 LBs of muscle ( and drop bodyfat%!!???) My results- from 183.5 LBs at 10% Bf to 186.5 LBs at 11.5% a net gain of 0 muscle!!… (It’s probably because I got sick and missed the 14th workout that would’ve netted me 60 Lbs of muscle!@)
    I think it’d be a cool feature for next year… Maybe some real life before and after pictures to from your fans doing the workouts

  8. george

    I have been following you for around a year and a few months now. Your support in no bs bodybuilding is invaluable man. As a child and teen i was a swimmer and then at 21 i switched to weights. God, the disappointment. I thought i would become like some pumped up monsters you see in protein ads but i was just the same maybe fatter due to “bulking” bullcrap. The youth and naivety i guess. The gym didn’t help at all cause of judgemental steroid monkeys, who used to roam and give crappy advice like they own the place. So i left. I left disappointed, because i love working out and i am proud to say that it is the highlight of my everyday life, no matter the results. Some years later i set up a home gym buying equipment one piece at a time and stripped workouts to their bare essential. Simplicity worked wonders after all. The results of now three years of home gym solitude, music of my choice and not giving a fuck about meal timing and other bodybuildingdotcom bullshit advice were some of the triggers to start gaining. Then you come in and reinforce the idea to leave everything behind, embrace my genetics as they are and do the best i can. So i do. And i am happier than ever. Many will probably disagree with me and this is fine. But in my humble opinion it is one of the most beautiful things to discover people with same ideas and ways of life.

    May we do it for as long as our body can handle it.

    Thank you kindly man!

  9. Ccc

    Hello there!!

    I’ve been reding your website since about the beginning of last year. I really appreciate your honest, stoical, yet pretty sensible view of this world in relation with the coldness of the fitness industry. I can surely relate. You never lose sight of the landscape. People like this nowdays? not too many!! to much narrow-mindedness, almost everywhere!!

    Kind Regards from Colombia!!


  10. McF7y

    Hi Truth Seeker, what happened to your Raw/3D muscle post? Maybe I’m missing something but it seems like it’s gone; on my end at least.

    Plus, it would be awesome to read another article/post from you sometime soon!

  11. Aaron Marlowe

    After reading around 15 or so articles on this website, I’ve concluded that most of the stuff you’re putting out is toxic. You’re the type of person who would take one look at my friends and I in the gym, compare our size (we’ve been consistently lifting for around 6 years) to yours, and confidently conclude we’re on steroids. In many articles that I browsed, you’re severely underestimating what the natural bodybuilder can accomplish, and some information (such as info concerning rear delt development/appearance, ideal weight for your height in prime condition, etc) is flat out wrong. I’m concerned that a newbie who hasn’t been in the gym very long will chance upon your writings, jump on the ‘most advertised people aren’t natty’ train, and end up lowballing him/herself on what is actually achievable. Just a criticism of what I observed…won’t be coming back here.

    1. Ruin Christmas

      I too initially objected to truthseekers seemingly low limits to what a natural lifter could achieve. The fact is he’s pretty close and certainly more realistic than any other source on the web. For example after 25 years of consistent training, i slightly exceed some of the strength standards I’ve seen him put out. My body comp falls in his natural range. I’m 5’6. I used to think i could be 200 lbs ripped naturally. You should try to be honest with yourself rather than take offense with reality.

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