How Did This Guy Gain 45 Pounds Of Muscle?
Is It Possible To Gain 20, 30, Or Even 50 Pounds In 29 Weeks?
Do me a favour, imagine yourself with an extra 20 pounds of muscle on your body. What do you see? Having a hard time imagining it? Try doing this little experiment. You know what 5 pounds of lean hamburger looks like, right? Imagine having 20 pounds of that beef packed all over your body. Now what do you see? Yeah, your gonna see a powerhouse, that's what your going to see.
How would you feel if, after 29 weeks, you had a brand new body, one that is stoked with muscle and powerful sinews? How would you feel if you couldn't fit your new arms into your old, skinny shirts anymore? How would you feel if you walked down the street and people gave you double takes on your body?
Well, that's what Jason from Australia did, he added 45 pounds of pure, 100% natural muscle to his body. Check out the photo again above and tell me that's not an amazing transformation!
Jason, who had the will and determination to go forward with a 29 week program, packed 45 pounds of muscle on his very, very skinny body. Take a look at his before picture again, he looks like a famine victim! All I can say is wow. Now, you know what 45 pounds of extra muscle looks like.
How will you look?
Now, here's the big question. How do you add some much quality muscle to your body without taking hundreds of dollars worth of supplements and turning to dangerous drugs like steroids. Well, I'm going to tell you how, right here and now. But first, let me tell you that Jason's transformation isn't out of the ordinary and people, right now are doing it. If you're the type of person who has convinced themselves that you can't build any muscle, or add any quality weight to your body, take a look at the pictures below:
All those guys are everyday dudes who were in your very position. Take another look at their before pictures. I would say that by looking at their before pictures, they never even touched a weight before or if they did, they were doing something terribly wrong. However, take a look at their after pictures. You would know, without a doubt that they are serious lifters. Take a look at the guy on the far left. He looks like a professional wrestler in his after picture! They were soft and pudgy in their before pictures and hard and powerful in their after pictures.
How Did They Do It!
I'm going to tell you right now. The most important thing that these individuals did was seek out the knowledge necessary to gaining that much muscle mass. I can tell you right now, from personal experience that you simply don't show up to the gym and start doing bench press' and expect to look like these guys (after pictures). These guys at one point in time, said to themselves, enough is enough! I would say they tried all the routines in the magazines and tried all the stupid fad diets on the internet and failed. These guys actively pursued the correct information in order to start building the body of their dreams.
Knowledge is the most important thing you can arm yourself with when it comes to building muscle and strength. Let me tell you a personal story. Back when I was 16, I was very, very skinny. At 5' 9" I weighted about 125 pounds (130 pounds on good days). At that time, I was into everything. I was on the cross country marathon team and played league baseball and soccer. In the winter time, my passion was hockey.
On top of that, I was getting into weight training. I was a toothpick and wanted to do something about it. Everyday I imagined what it would be like to carry 185 pounds of solid beef on my body. I imagined what it would be like to play my position in hockey and totally dominate that side of the ice. I also wanted to look like a power house! Anyways, I vividly remember trying to look for magazines with routines and anything else that would help me gain weight.
I remember going to the school's weight room 6 days a week trying to do the Arnold Schwarzenegger workout. Well, I did that for about 6 months and I actually lost more weight, and injured my underweight body. What was my lesson? Unless you're already a seasoned body builder, and are taking boat loads of steroids and growth hormone, you might be able to make this type of routine work for you. However, for a natural, skinny, 130 pound kid, this isn't the kind of routine to follow.
The thing that I also came to learn was eating is just as important as the proper weight training program. Let's see, I was eating a bowl of high sugar cereal for breakfast, no snacks, maybe a couple of slices of pizza for lunch, and for dinner, whatever my mom was cooking up. From there I'd go and workout. To top it all off, post workout nutrition was non existent.
I was lucky to get in 2,000 calories a day.
This is absolutely backwards and it is no wonder that I didn't gain a pound using this type of weight training program to gain mass. Also, I was using a protein powder very sparingly, which I took once every two or three days (I didn't know any better). Using this type of weight training program, I injured myself and lost weight.
After about doing this for about a year or so, I was on the verge of simply giving up. There's nothing more frustrating than putting in an all out effort and seeing absolutely no results. At that time, a new gym opened up in town (the only gym), and I decided to join it and give it one last try before giving up forever. I was about 18 years old at the time and I met the owners of the gym, who both knew a thing or two about building muscle. I trained at the gym for about 3 months and I was worst off than when I started.
This is when one of the owners of the gym decided to take me under his wing and teach me the finer points of weight training and building muscle (this guy was my height but weighted 290 pounds of muscle!). Anyways, it was at that time that I had to re-program my mind and body in order to get it on the road to growth. This is what he told me:
Blake, if you want me to help you, I want you to do exactly as I say. I don't want to hear about how Arnold did this or how Arnold did that because you're no Arnold. If you want to grow and get big, than you do exactly as I say. Forget about everything you've learned so far and dump it into the garbage bin.
Wow, that was a slap to my face. But, this guy was huge and he knew what he was talking about. Under his guidance, I gained about 50 pounds in about 24 weeks. After 24 weeks, I was about 185 pounds. I added about 75 pounds to my bench press and about 100 pounds to my squat.
I finally made it! I remember looking into the mirror and saying, wow, I'm starting to look like a body builder. Everyone noticed and I mean everyone. People were even starting to accuse me of using drugs (Including the teachers).
I trained with my mentor, day in and day out and it was in those 24 weeks that I got my degree in getting huge. The principles that I learned in those sessions are still with me today. Want to know what those principles are? If you want to build muscle and gain weight, you must:
Drastically Change Your Training Routine
No more cables or pulleys. Cut out all isolation movements and concentrate on compound movements. Cut down on the amount of sets you do and incorporate smart training. Learn to train heavy but in the most optimal way. Yes, you read right, there is an optimal way to train with heavy weights and it's not going to failure. We were taught that training to failure is the only way to build muscle but I know differently. I can tell you this, training to muscular failure is a science and must be learned in the proper way for it to be effective. Simply going to the gym and slapping on the heaviest weight and doing 3 reps to failure is not how to use this technique. The only thing your going to successfully do with this kind of taining is hurt yourself.
Want to know the true secret behind getting strong and building muscle with your weight training program? Regardless of the kind of program you use?
Keep Improving From Workout To Workout
Day after day, week after week, and month after month. If you can keep improving with each passing workout, you'll start to see the results you want. IMMEDIATELY. Stop improving from workout to workout and your going to stay exactly the same as you are today.
What do I mean by improving? Actually, it's quite simple. Either use heavier weights for the same exercise for the same amount of repetitions, sets, and rest periods than you did for your previous workout. Or, perform the whole workout in a shorter period of time, keeping the weight, repetitions, and sets the same. Or, perform more repetitions for the same exercise than you did the previous workout using the same repetitions, weight, and sets for the same periods of rest.
keep improving using the above mentioned elements and you will grow beyond your wildest dreams - Just give it some time.
Drastically Change Your Eating Habits
Let just say that your going to have to do a 180 here because this is probably the number one reason why your not gaining weight. Let me give you a personal example. When I was underweight at 130 pounds, I was eating about 1,800 calories from mostly junk food. After I realized that I needed more food and had my mentor put me on a different diet, I started to eat about 3,800 calories each and every day. I gained 40 pounds from this simple change.
You need to eat about 25 to 30 calories per pound of body weight. If you're 140 pounds, you need to eat about 4,000 calories to start gaining weight.
Rest And Recovery
This is very, very important. You need to implement a rest and recovery program that is in line with your training routine. You need to maximize your rest and recovery to get the most from your diet and training. If you can manage to do this, your going to simply explode - Right from the start! Now, I'm not talking about getting 8 hours of sleep and everything will be fine sort of deal, I'm talking about recovery cycles and optimal rest times.
Can you see a pattern here? In order to improve from workout to workout, you need 1) An effective weight training program; 2) A proper diet; And 3) Optimal rest and recovery times.
Listen, once you start using the right weight training routine, you need to maximize it's effectiveness through recovery cycles. If you're eating the proper amount of nutrients, your going to double your results if you implement the right rest and recovery cycles in conjunction with your weight training routine.
Alright, what are recovery cycles? Each muscle group needs to fully recovered from workout to workout in order to get stronger. No secret here. Your workout cycle should be about 12 to 16 weeks long with a two to three week rest period. These are recovery cycles and you must understand this concept if you want to build power and muscle - Consistently.
Change Your Outlook
You need to re-program your thinking. You need to stop thinking of yourself as a hard gainer and start thinking about yourself in terms of a muscle sponge. There was a time, when I used to think of myself as a hard gainer, but at the same time, wanted to look just like Arnold. Not going to happen because Arnold never considered himself a hard gainer. In his mind, he was a mountain of muscle that got bigger with each passing workout, even when he first started out.
Once you start to re-program your thinking, your going to be more receptive to muscle gain. I know, it sounds like a bunch of psycho-babble but trust me, it's true. In fact, say to yourself right now, I'm going to build the body of my dreams, starting from this moment on. I'm going to get friggin' huge! My body is a muscle sponge and there is nothing on this planet that's going to stop me from reaching my dreams.
There you have it. If you can manage to put the following points together in the right order, your going to gain the weight your looking for, whether it's 20, 30, or even 50 pounds of muscle mass.
What about supplements? You don't need them. With the above schedule, you're going to grow beyond your wildest dreams. Don't fall into the supplement companies trap and think you need the latest Pro-bolin 5000" to build muscle. You don't need any of this crap.
Now that you have an idea of what is needed to gain 45 pounds of muscle, go to the top of the page and take another look at those former out of shape - skinny guys. These guys found the right combinations of the above noted principles and are now using those elements to gain even more muscle mass.
I know, this sounds easy but how do you put these elements and principles into one super program. I can't tell you now on this one page because I'd need another 200 pages. I know what your thinking, C'mon, there must be somewhere that you can get this information.
There is and it's what those guys in the above pictures used to gain all of their weight. In fact, I recently purchased this information and I know for a fact, that if you can follow the formula as set out in the program, you will gain the weight your looking for after 29 weeks.
The program is from Vince Delmonte and its called No Nonsense Muscle Building and its made specifically for underweight, skinny guys (And gals). Its a total 29 week transformation course that will take you by the hand and show you exactly how to gain the muscle your looking for. Ive personally reviewed the course and it makes sense.
The program will show you exactly how much calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates you need to gain an outrageous amount of muscle weight. Vince hands over his secrets here and gives you a food calculator to show you what you need. Once youve figured out how much nutrients you need, Vince gives you an 84 day meal plan.
You dont have to think about what you need to eat or anything like that. For example, lets say you weight 140 pounds and youve just figured out you need 4,000 calories to start gaining weight. Now what? What kind of plan do you follow? No need to worry about it when you follow Vinces plan because he already has an 84 day meal plan made specifically the 4,000 calorie diet. All you need to do is buy the groceries and follow the diet.
The 29 week weight training program is laid out in such way as that you simply have to follow the program. Remember how I said you need a proper rest and recovery program to go along with your training and diet, well Vince outlines exactly what kind of recovery cycle you need to go along with the routine. Vince uses tried and tested methods in his training cycle and uses a progressive approach to building muscle. Vince absolutely makes sure you gain strength with each workout using his growth principles.
Vinces membership site is grade A. He has virtual demonstrations of all the exercises and an online streaming version of his book. If you dont want to read it, watch it. This is a true 29 week weight gaining course and if you follow it to a tee, your going to gain the weight and muscle you want. Want to know something, I wish I had access to this information when I was first starting out. It would have saved me years of frustration and injuries. Do yourself a favour and stop guessing, do what works - Vince's program works.
If youre out of shape and skinny, and you want to build a powerful body, than this course is for you.
All the best,
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