Author Event: Adam Macdougall and his book “The Man Plan”

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to host a book event at work with Adam Macdougall, a former Newcastle Knights Player and a health and fitness guru. Of course, being that the only sport I follow is Netball and Ice Hockey, and I’ve only ever been to one football game in my entire life, I had no clue who that was. With a little help from my good friend google, I learnt a bit about Adam, his book “The Man Plan: Lose The Beer Gut Without Losing All The Beers” and his Man Shake business and prepared myself for the event.

Being a health and fitness book targeted at men, I wasn’t sure how the signing itself would go and was a bit worried prior to the event starting – all of which I really shouldn’t have worried about because Adam Macdougall was extremely friendly and chatty and although he might not have the lines of say Matthew Reilly or Andy Griffiths, there was a constant ebb and flow of people wanting to meet him and get a copy of his book. What’s more, the more relaxed nature of the event meant Adam was able to chat to everyone for a reasonable length of time and he was genuinely interested in what they had to say.

Things I learnt about Adam Macdougall on the day:

 * He’s a really interesting and friendly guy.

* He is also a big reader and we chatted about books in between customers.

* He has interviewed a number of sporting stars about their fitness programs.

* He’s been asked to interview Prime Minister Tony Abbott about his Fitness Regime.

* Don’t be fooled by the name, The Man Plan and the Man Shake for that matter are for both Men & Women.

* Adam developed the Man Shake and his wife, Belinda, developed the Lady Shake.

* Michelle Bridges is Penguin’s Female Fitness Guru and Adam Macdougall is their Male Fitness Guru.

* Adam was invited to Penguin’s test kitchen and had to cook every single recipe and more (many didn’t make the book) and then prove that each of them were his own.

* You can’t out train a bad diet.

* Time is your worst enemy. For we never make the time for our health or fitness.

* You don’t need a gym membership to get healthy, all it takes is a good diet and ten minutes of exercises a day.

* The Man Plan is full of not only tasty, but easy to prepare meals that include common enough ingredients.

Adam Macdougall and myself.

If you are looking for a health and fitness book for a loved one who is trying to get in shape, then I would recommend Adam’s Man Plan. Not only does he talk about your health and fitness, but he’s included a number of easy to prepare and quick and tasty recipes with ingredients you’ll be able to find everywhere. What’s more he is a firm believer in the way that you use your own body weight to get yourself fit (rather than costly gym memberships) and has included a bunch of easy to follow and understand exercises to get you started.


You’re not a little boy anymore. It’s up to you to take control of your health and fitness.

There’s nothing fun about growing a pair of man boobs, having a bulging gut and feeling like crap. You’d like to lose weight but you don’t want to spend hours on a treadmill. You don’t want to eat boring salads. You don’t want to count calories.

Welcome to my Man Plan. No BS – just stuff that works. I’ll show you how to eat well and exercise for maximum effectiveness – in just 10 minutes a day!

It’s this simple:

  • 5 daily man moves
  • 10 primal moves
  • 1 weekly workout
  • 50 recipes

It doesn’t matter how busy you are, how old you are or how much money you have . . . you can lose your gut without losing all the beers, and still enjoy your favourite foods. Just follow my plan.

Buy a copy of The Man Plan: Penguin Books Australia | The Man Plan | Booktopia |



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