Vince Delmontes No Nonsense Muscle Building Review
Who Is This Program For?
This program is geared for those individuals who are underweight and cant seem to gain an ounce of muscle mass. Its aimed at beginners and intermediates but I feel more advanced trainers can benefit from the techniques presented in this program. Ive been doing this for over 20 years and there were some things in this program that caught my eye.
Whats The Cost?
$77 Course Cost;
Alright, Im going to assume that youre reading this page now because your on the skinny side. That is, your having a pretty hard time packing on quality muscle mass and weight. Thats ok because a lot of us have had that same problem. Ive personally been there and I know first hand how hard it is to build muscle and finding that right formula to build a head turning physique. I was never what you would call an easy gainer. Every ounce of muscle I got, I had to work tooth and nail for.
You see, if youre anything like I was, than you wanted a body that got attention no matter where you went. It doesnt matter if you go out to a night club, a movie, the mall, or just a walk down the street, you want people to look at you with a certain amount of respect and admiration. You know the kind of body Im talking about, its like when you walk into a store or a club, the guys around you sort of nod their heads at you, and the girls gently eye you up. Its that look that makes all your efforts pay off.
However, its the getting there that is the problem. I know a lot of you have plenty of ambition and motivation to get that body but the problem is knowing how to do it. I know from personal experience that it can be downright confusing to know which direction to take in order to start building the body of your dreams.
I tell you, If I only knew then what I know now, my journey would have been a lot easier. The one thing that Ive come to realize about building muscle and strength is that its more about the knowledge that one possess and not necessarily showing up to the gym to do endless sets of bench press.
Gaining quality weight and muscle mass is no secret, however, there is a certain amount of knowledge that you must possess if you ever want to build the body of your dreams. Its this knowledge that will unlock the real key to building a strong, powerful body.
Back in my early days, I knew what I wanted but the only problem was how to get there. You see, back in the mid 80's, we had very limited amounts of information. The main magazine we had to base a lot of our information on was Joe Weiders Muscle And Fitness. It was in this magazine that we based our training programs on and I can tell you right now, that was a big mistake.
I remember trying to follow Arnolds workout for awhile and trying to do Tom Platz leg workouts. I had no idea that these guys were top professional bodybuilders with years of experience and juiced up to the point of exploding. I didnt care either because all I wanted to know was how to look like those guys in the magazines.
Anyways, I did these kinds of workouts for about 6 months and I severely overtrained my skinny, 130 pound body and didnt gain an ounce of muscle. In fact, I lost even more weight than when I started. I actually thought that if Arnold could do 25 sets for his biceps, I could do for mine.
You see, these magazines didnt care too much about other important aspects to training such as optimal rest times, nutrition and recovery cycles, and so forth. You basically had a routine that was meant for steroid monsters and not for your underdeveloped, natural 16 year olds.
I think about it now and you know something, a lot of that same information is still floating around the internet. I still see some of those routines around and I shake my head. You know what there should be, is a warning for these kinds of routines and who comes up with them. If you see a muscle monster promoting these kinds of routines and products, it should say, For juice users only - Not for natural trainers. This would save everyone a lot of time and injuries.
Anyways, I am also pleasantly surprised when I come across information that is dead on. With that, I mean information that is clearly written for a specific group rather than for steroid users. I recently came across a website that clearly got my attention. The website is owned and operated by Vince Delmonte and is called No Nonsense Muscle Building.
Anyways, what caught my eye was that Mr. Delmonte was a really, really skinny dude who overcame poor genetics and added 41 pounds of quality muscle mass in 6 short months.
Ill be honest, I was very sceptical because lets face it, we see it everywhere we go. Just take a look through Muscle Mag or Muscle And Fitness and youll see a bunch of ads from companies making outrageous promises. Youll see something like Add 2 Inches To Your Arms In 4 Short Weeks. Once again, theyll have a pro body builder going through his arm routine.
So, I read though the website and found out some very interesting things about Vince.
First off, Vince was very skinny and was a long distance runner for over 10 years. I dont know if you know this or not, but long distance runners are probably the skinniest people around. These guys are like toothpicks with running shoes on! Ive never seen a chubby, long distance runner. Take a look at Vinces photo below, before he added 40 pounds of muscle and you tell me that hes not a pretty skinny dude.
Anyways, I read through the website and sales page and saw some very interesting before and after photos of some past clients and was a little taken back. The thing that got me interested was the transformations some of these guys went through. Take a look at the guy in the photo below.
That transformation is amazing! In fact, this is one of the 29 week transformations. To me, these transformations are realistic. Have you ever seen those transformations ads from Muscle Tech where you see an out of shape body builder and 3 months later, that same body builder is an absolute monster? Those kinds of transformations are not real and dont speak to the natural weight trainer looking to add muscular weight, the clean way.
Ok, this got me very interested so I read the rest of the sales page. Now, Vince claims that he was very underweight at 149 pounds and over 6 feet tall. Thats pretty skinny and it got me thinking to when I was back in high school and on the cross country running team. I got to tell you, we were all underweight and skinny. I was about 130 pounds at about 5 feet 9 inches. The heaviest guy on the team was about 150 pounds and he was well over 6 feet tall. Imagine that? No one on our team was over 150 pounds! Talk about a bunch of toothpicks!
Anyways, I can really relate to what Vince is saying on his website because I know how hard it is to build muscle after being a long distance runner. Although I was only on the running team for 3 years, Vince was on the long distance team for over 10 years! No wonder they used to call him Skinny Vinny.
Anyways, Vince added over 40 pounds in 6 months and this was his transformation:
So, after reading the web site and sales page, I decided to find out how Vince, in fact, added over 40 pounds of muscle to his very, very skinny frame. I forked out $77 for the basic package and got immediate access to his membership site and the books. Alright, I know what your thinking, Cmon, 77 bucks? Yep, I thought the same thing. Thats a months membership at my gym!
Anyways, you want to know why I bought this book? I wanted to see for myself if this guy had the practical experience as a former skinny guy and natural weight trainer, to back up his sales page. This book was written by a former skinny guy and a 100% natural weight trainer and to pack on that kind of weight is not easy (Remember, no drugs or supplements), so I wanted to know how he did it. Or maybe its all B.S. Anyways, I needed to find out so I forked out the cash.
Now, the book is about 215 pages and it was pretty big compared to some of the other books I reviewed. Ill be honest, I wasnt looking forward to reading 200 pages of the boring what is a protein, what is a fat kind of book. As soon as I get a whiff of that stuff, I want my money back because I can get all the stuff from the internet for free.
Now, when I reviewed the table of contents, I have to admit, I wasnt all that impressed. I thought to myself, ah man, not one of these books again. However, as soon as I read the first 5 pages, I was actually hooked and it was a very easy read. The thing I noticed about his book was how our past training experiences seem to overlap(With the author). It was almost as if this guy was an old training partner or something.
As I read through the first part of the book, I thought to myself, Wow, this guy is dead on here. The first chapter is called Top 14 Mistakes To Avoid Before You Even Start Training. This chapter alone, is worth the price of the book. If youre 1) Underweight; 2) Cant gain weight; and 3) Tried just about everything short of drugs, than do yourself a huge favour and really read through this first chapter. Ill tell you right now, that if you can understand what he is saying here (which is very simple), it will all start to come together.
There are some points in the first chapter that deal with some of the core reasons why most skinny dudes cant gain weight. In my mind, each of the 14 points make a lot of sense and each seem to tie into each other. An example? Ok, what do you immediately think of when I mention hard gainer? Well, for me, when I was skinny and weak, it meant impossible. That very word, meant failure to me. Im sure that if youve been using the word hard gainer to describe yourself, youve come to associate the meaning with something similar (Think about it).
Its the use of that word that helps sabotage your efforts. Its easy to say Im simply a hard gainer, and to fail than it is to say Im a muscle magnet and Im gonna get huge! and to succeed. Once you start to re-program your thinking, your half way there.
Vince helps to remedy this situation and to get you on the right track to growth. Vince gives you 14 mistakes that you have to avoid before you even start training.
Now, in chapter 3, it starts to get really interesting. This chapter is called, How To Build Muscle. This chapter sets the stage for the practical side of the program. Its this chapter that sets the theme for the rest of the book because what Vince does here is lay out the foundation for muscle gain through specific growth principles.
Its from these growth principles that everything else follows. You know what I like about his system, he tells you right at the start of the chapter to let go of everything youve learned so far about weight training. To Quote:
To emphasize again, as you read through this course you must trust me - completely let go and abandon any preconceived ideas you may have. Filter out all the tips and secrets that did not get you anywhere. No matter how popular a certain concept is, it might not be for you. Dont be surprised if you come across some content that causes you to drop your jaw or surprise you - I will explain the why to everything. Follow it as if you are really from another planet and have never read any popular bodybuilding literature before.
This I like. I knew that as soon as I read this statement that there might be some surprises in the rest of the book and I can tell you there was. Alright, whats so special about Vinces program? Now, Im not going to sit here and tell you that hes got a big secret and only he knows it because he doesnt.
However, what I can tell you is that hes found a perfect formula based on tried and tested methods for adding quality muscle mass to underdeveloped individuals. You have to remember that Vince is 100% natural and his program is specifically made for natural athletes who cant gain an ounce of muscle mass. This is not your standard bodybuilding program that you see in the magazines or some routine shot together over night.
What Vince does is to lay out the principles for growth and methodically breaks down each principle and bases his entire approach, including his nutrition and recovery cycles around these principles. This is what makes Vinces program unique and different from most other programs you see on the internet or in the magazines.
In total, there are 8 growth principles and each is laid out in an easy to read order. Really, you cant make it any simpler. Each growth principle is directly tied into each other and work synergistically to produce the best results. The program is 29 weeks in duration and Vince assures that if you follow the program to the tee, your going to gain an insane amount of muscle.
In chapter 4, Vince continues with:
Advanced Recovery Methods - How To Accelerate Recovery From Training
Recovery is one of the most underestimated and misunderstood topic (besides nutrition) in weight training. One of the more popular questions I get on a daily basis is about rest and recovery. I am really impresses by the fact that Vince dedicates a whole chapter to recovery and explains, in detail how to tie these rest concepts into the growth principles. His main goal is to help you maximize recovery time in between each workout, which will maximize muscle growth.
I have to agree with Vince on this one because like nutrition, finding the right recovery times will be dependant on the type of training you do. In Vinces words Finding the balance between work and recovery involves a consideration of the type of training you are engaged in. This is 100% true because different types of training will require different recovery times.
Vince uses two types of recovery in his program. Each type of recovery is used in his program and will optimize maximum recovery times in between each workout to produce the best results.
Vince goes over recovery in terms of time, nutrition, supplements, sleep, and stress management.
Chapter 5 is a big one because its about maximizing hormonal response for maximum muscle gain. I remember back in the late 80's and early 90's that there was absolutely no information about this subject at all. If you mentioned growth hormone or testosterone in any context at all, right away you were labelled a juicer. At that time, no one had a clue what hormonal responses were with regards to training and nutrition. It either worked and you grew or it didnt and you shrunk - That was it!
Today, hormonal responses to training and nutrition is a very, very hot topic. Simply take a look around the internet or muscle magazines and I bet you there will be an article about increasing your natural production of these hormones. In fact, I was at our local GNC the other day and I had a very interesting discussion with the store owner. The store owner mentioned to me that for about 3 years, all people were asking for was NO2. That is, everyone wanted nitric oxide. Today, he said that everyone wants testosterone and growth hormone boosters.
My response was that you can chalk it all down to clever marketing. You see, what most people fail to understand is that you wont find testosterone boosters in a pill (other that steroids), but in the type of training and diet you follow. Certain diets and training will naturally, and drastically increase the production of all three of these hormones.
Now, I can understand why this topic is so hot right now because if you can tie in all three components, training, nutrition, and recovery times you will greatly increase growth hormone, testosterone and IGF-1 levels. We all know that these three hormones are the kings of muscle building. If you can maximize the outputs of all 3 of these hormones - Naturally, you will certainly gain strength and muscle mass.
Vince really understands this concept. What Vince does here is to tell you, exactly how to maximize hormonal responses from training, nutrition, and recovery. The information in this chapter alone is well worth the price of the book. Vince tells you about each of the muscle building hormones and how to maximize each. A very interesting chapter to say the least.
Chapter 6 is all about the fat burning. Yep, in this chapter, Vince lets you in on certain concepts which he calls Explosive Fat Burning Secrets. Now, this is a pretty big chapter and contains some pretty cool tips and techniques. I cant say that what Vince says in this chapter is secret because its not. However, what he does do is tie these fat burning techniques into this training program. Anyways, Im not going to get into great detail about this chapter but what I can tell you is that Vince makes it crystal clear that its not actually about fat burning that produces the best results but overall calories burned.
Im sure most of you reading this page now realize that there is a huge debate going on with regards to which is better at burning fat, steady start cardio or high intensity interval cardio. I agree with Vince on this one, calories burned is the way to go. Vince provides 5 different scenarios and programs in which to do cardio.
Goal 1: Minimize fat while bulking up option #1
Vince personally uses these methods with his clients to drop substantial amounts of fat. For those of you who are really interested in fat loss, this chapter is for you. Also, he provides the absolute best time to do cardio and contrary to popular belief, its not in the morning.
Alright, now we get into one of the most important aspect of this program and one that I was very surprised at. Chapter 7 - Massive Eating Program.
Its in this chapter where you will find the true key to building a huge amount of muscle mass. Im going to be very honest here. If you can follow what Vince is saying here, I can almost guarantee that your going to gain A LOT of quality muscle weight.
Vince lays out his massive eating plan and its an eye opener. Heres what I like about Vinces approach. He methodically calculates the optimal amount of nutrients and calories and Ill tell you right not that its going to cause your jaw to drop. The first thing Vince does is pull out what he calls blame cards:
No matter how much food I eat I just cant get any bigger.
Do these statements ring any bells? Well, they did for me because points number 1 and 2 were my favourites when I was growing up. You know something, I honestly thought that I was eating everything in sight but you want to know something, I was eating at all the wrong times. Heres something that Vince clears up right off the bat. Its not about how much you eat but truly understanding when to eat and energy balance. That is, the amount of energy going in and going out.
Its in this chapter that Vince calculates caloric requirements for extreme muscle growth. I have to admit, I was very surprised by this equation. The equation is quite extensive and very accurate but it kind of caught me off guard. The sheer amount of calories needed for extreme muscle growth is quite large. When you think about it, it only makes sense that the average person looking to gain quality muscle mass needs a lot of nutrients.
Sure, you may think your getting enough calories to grow, but when you think about it, is it really enough? Let me give you an example of this calculation. Lets say you weight 140 pounds with a body fat percentage of 12% with a moderate amount of activity, and you really want to gain weight. According to Vinces calculations, heres how much calories you need to start gaining an insane amount of muscle mass:
4,197 calories each and every day;
Now, I didnt go through the whole calculation but there it is. Imagine? A scrawny 140 pounder needs to eat 4,197 calories in order to start gaining quality muscle weight. You know something, this seems about right. My initial thoughts was that you needed about 20 to 23 calories per pound of body weight to start gaining weight but, here it is, 29 calories per pound of body weight is needed.
Advanced Weight Gain;
Now, the actual equation is quite extensive and I know most of you couldnt be bothered doing this so here is where the membership comes into play. Now, Im sure most of you reading this now want to gain weight fast, so I went to my membership screen displayed below.
As you can see its a pretty detailed membership site. Now, the link for the metabolic calculator is about 13 links down. Ive showed you on the above image where its located. When I click the metabolic calculator link, I come to the following page:
Once at the above page, I clicked on the calorie counter link and was taken to the following page:
At this page, I typed in the following information into the relevant boxes. As soon as I complete the required information, I simply hit the Calculate Results button I get the results at the bottom of the page as above.
Thats pretty cool. Now, you have the rough data needed in order to drastically add weight to your skinny frame. Alright, now what? I know that 4,197 calories are needed, how to do I get them? Well, I simply go to my membership home page, as seen above and click the left side link called:
Healthy Mass Meal Plans For Men And Women
Cheap Mass Meal Plans For Men And Women
Once you click on the link, youll be presented with the following information:
According to the calculations we did earlier, we need approximately 4,197 calories per day in order to start gaining some insane muscle mass. So, we simply click the link that says:
Healthy Mass Meal Plans 4000 - PDF File, 3.92MB
This will take us to a whopping 84 day meal plan. Heres a screen shot of day one meal plan:
Tell me, how cool is that? No guess work at all. All you need to do is follow the directions and your on your way to monster growth. Im going to tell you that it doesnt get any easier than this. I sure wish I had access to this information when I started out back in 1986. Back then, I was 130 pounds and using a professional body builders routine eating about 1,800 calories per day which consisted of high sugar cereals, pizza, and burgers/fries.
With this information, all the guess work is out of play. You simply have to follow the directions!
Anyways, you guys can have instant access to this information, right now.
Now, the mass eating chapter is quite extensive and Vince lays just about everything out on the table in order to help get you growing. Here are just some of the topics Vince discusses:
Bulking Up Strategies;
Now, heres where the chapter got really interesting. Vince discusses 4 phases to refer to 4 critical times of the day in which nutrient timing takes on a greater importance. In other words, you absolutely must take advantage of these times in order to start packing on some serious muscle mass. Vince uses the following phases:
Phase 1: The Energy Phase;
Heres a bonus that Vince adds on. He gives you 34 protein shake recipes. Here are two samples:
1) Island Power Gainer Shake
1 - 3 scoops of protein powder;
2) Banana Cream Pie
1 - 3 scoops of protein powder;
A final point to this chapter is nutrition on non training days. A lot of people are confused as to what to eat on non training days. Vince tells you exactly what you need to do on non training days.
Chapter 8 is all about supplements. Vince is a strict proponent that you dont need supplements to build slabs of muscles. He doesnt try to sell you anything and tells it exactly as he sees it. What he does tell you is when you should be taking supplements in order to get the most of them. I agree 100% with Vince because supplements are just that, supplements to food. If you cant grow and gain weight with food, dont bother buying supplements because they wont work.
However, Vince does outline which supplement he recommends and which ones are complete crap. He goes into some great detail about creatine but to tell you the truth, thats be done to death with. Now, the glutamine section is quite interesting and its gonna surprise you.
Now, chapter 9 is all about injury prevention. Im not going to get into the details here but take my word for it, these strategies are worth a look. Im speaking from experience here about injury prevention, use the information presented in this chapter wisely and practice them on a regular basis. Since your going to be putting your body under a great deal of stress with this program, your going to need to understand injury prevention.
Alright, on to the good stuff - The no nonsense maximum muscle growth program.
The no nonsense program is 29 weeks in duration. This program isnt your standard body building program that uses simple pyramid sets. Vince has really done his homework with this program and each stage of the routine is well laid out and very structured. Although his approach is very methodical, the core of his program is quite basic.
Here is the core basis for Vinces program. In order to build the maximum amount of muscle, you must constantly improve with each workout. Vinces muscle growth formula is as follows:
Maximum Tension + Maximum Load + Less Time = Insane Muscle Gain!
Let me ask you a question. In your search for more information about gaining weight and muscle, how many times have you come across a source that preached training failure for maximum muscle gain? Yeah, I thought so. I know from my personal training experience that training to failure doesnt have to be completed each and every workout.
Do you really want to know what true muscle gain is? Do you really, really want to know how to add slabs of beef to your body? Well, Vince hits this one exactly on the head and one which I agree 100% with him. You dont have to take each and every set to failure because thats a poor measure of intensity and progress.
Let me give you an example. Lets say youve had a night of all night partying and you attempt to do a chest workout the following day. I know, that your strength levels are not going to be any near to what your used to. Your going to be dehydrated, tired and under nourished. Your workout is going to be horrendous. Im going to bet that your not even going to come close to your personal best. However, you still take your bench press to failure. Is this a good or bad thing?
Training for failure in this case is not a good measure of muscle building because although you still trained to failure, you didnt grow. You actually fell short of your personal best.
What if, you went in that morning, had a lot of rest the night before and filled your body with quality nutrients? Lets say, instead of doing 8 repetitions with 185 pounds, you did 10 repetitions. Although you didnt go to complete failure on you last set, you still beat your previous best by 2 repetitions.
What will be better for building muscle? Over the years, Ive come to realize that taking each and every set to failure is not conducive to building muscle. In fact, I stopped taking my sets to failure years ago and now go by progressive improvements. That is, to improve in one of the following areas from workout to workout:
Use a heavier weight for the same repetitions as last workout;
This is the secret. This is how you build muscle. The most simplest form in which to build muscle is to improve with each workout, from day to day, week to week, month to month. Thats how you get super strong and build slabs of muscle.
This is the core of Vinces program. He uses the 8 growth principles we talked about earlier and ties them into his weight training programs. Heres a quote at the beginning of his program:
My training program combines the best of both worlds. This method has turned out to be the most effective, result-producing technique ever! Once you start using these techniques you will start building serious muscle mass, get insanely strong, add serious size to your frame, and really start turning heads.
Alright, heres the core of Vinces program (in a nutshell).
1) Maximum Tension / Maximum Metabolic Gains;
The program is 29 weeks in duration. After the initial 29 weeks, there is an advanced 29 week program meant to really push your body to the limits using what he calls crash sets and giant sets. Again, nothing new with the principles but its how you use these techniques that will determine how much you will grow. Vince shows you exactly how to use these principles for the best results.
Now, your not left in the dark with this program. The 29 week program is designed to be followed exactly as its laid out. All you need to do is follow the directions and make sure you follow it to a tee.
You also have access to his training site which has all the illustrations, log books, calenders and anything else thats associated with the program.
Now, you can either download the entire book and print it out or you can simply listen to it on DVD. To view and print the book, simply click the link called No Nonsense Muscle Building Ebook. Once you click this link, you simply save target as and save to your desktop.
To view the complete book in DVD format, simply click on the link No Nonsense Muscle Building DVD. Youll come to the following page:
Once you click on this link, youll have instant access to the complete program via online streaming. Heres a look at the actual page:
As you can see, each chapter is located on the right hand side.
With the membership, you also get access to all the tools necessary to start building muscle today. Heres a screen shot of the The insane virtual exercise demonstrator.
This is a very simple tool to use. Simply find the body part you are interested in, and click on the body part on the screen. In this example, Im going to click the chest. Once Ive clicked the chest area, the exercises associated with the chest come up. Once you find the exercise you want, simply click that exercise and youll be given a virtual lesson for that exercise.
Ive clicked the decline barbell press. Check it out below.
Here you will see an actual demonstration of the decline barbell press being performed.
The basic price for this program is $77. Now, this is a little more expensive than some of the other programs out there but I can tell you that its well worth the asking price. This one purchase is equal to one tub of Muscle Techs Anator P-70 but it is a hell of a lot better than what Anator can do for you.
Actually, this course is more personal than most and Vince will help you every step of the way. A personal trainer can cost you upwards of a thousand dollars. For a fraction of the price, you have access to the information and courses that are privy to these kinds of customers. In fact, Vince is a certified personal trainer, so of course, your getting complete access to his knowledge.
Ive purchased the course and I have no regret. I feel my money was well spent looking at the information that Vince has. I have no complaints about this course.
Now, there is an upgrade version of the course that goes for about another 30 bucks. The upgrade version includes:
No Nonsense Fat Cutting Course;
As I said before, an extra 20 bucks and you have a complete fat cutting course to go along with your mass building program and a lifetime coach with a certified personal trainer. Not bad at all.
Ive reviewed a lot of muscle building programs and I can tell you that this program will deliver exactly what it promises - If you are dedicated enough to follow it to the letter. That is, if youre sick and tired of trying those fancy routines you see in the magazines without any luck, than this package is for you. The No Nonsense Muscle Building Course is one of the better programs Ive reviewed and it will help you pack on whatever kind of weight your looking for, whether it be 10, 20, 30, or even 50 pounds of body mass.
Id recommend this course to anyone wanting to build muscle whether or not youve been in the iron game for any length of time.
5 out of 5
All the best,
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