Vince Delmonte’s latest muscle-building program has arrived: No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0: Gene Expression Training to Increase Testosterone, Leanness, and Mass is here: I have had a chance to look over it and it’s my privilege to write this summary and review.
Before I get into the review I’d like to explain some of the errors that novices make when they try to build size and strength. I’m writing about this because you may be able to relate to it–maybe it will also help you see the value of following a step-by-step program.
Errors Guys Make When Trying to Building Muscle
Error #1: Following the workout advice of the pros.
Sometimes I see guys try to follow a workout that they’ve found in a bodybuilding magazine–one that a professional claims to use. But this is a mistake for a few reasons. For starters, professional bodybuilders use anabolic steroids, drugs that mimic the hormone testosterone. Guy that use these drugs are going to operate with both enhanced intensity and recovery. You won’t get the same results they do if you decide to train naturally. But here’s something else to keep in mind: professional athletes (including bodybuilders) generally start with genetic advantages that you may not have.
Error #2: Buying too many supplements.
Some guys think the key to building muscles is spending money on the latest, greatest bodybuilding supplement. That’s because this industry spends millions to convince young trainees that they can’t get big without them. Here’s the truth: there are a few supplements that can help, but they just don’t make much difference in the long run. You are better off ignoring 99% of supplement hype you see/read and focusing on training and nutrition.
Error #3: Poorly planned diet
I’ve also noticed that some guys will give blood, sweat, and tears in the gym but will hardly put any thought into their nutrition plan. This is one reason, for example, that you see so many people in the gym week after week that don’t look any different–they didn’t make the necessary dietary adjustments. Whether your goal is to gain muscle, drop some fat, or both, you’ll need to put some time into planning your meals if you want to see results.
These are just a few of the errors I’ve seen, but the list isn’t exhaustive. I hope it gives you some idea of the value of a good program. Now I’ll explain some of the things you’ll get if you invest in No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0. Keep in mind that these are all digital (downloadable)–not hard copies.
The No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0 Program
You’ll receive several documents explaining exactly how to get started and how to proceed through each phase.
The Gene Expression Training: Muscle Fiber Switch Trick Guide explains the the “why” of this program–you’ll learn the general training principles that you’ll be following with No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0. In other words, you’ll learn the logic behind the program. The Quick-Start Guide shows you what you need to do to get started ASAP. The Training Guide and Printable Workout Sheets will show you exactly what exercises you should do, including sets and reps. You can take the printable sheets with you so you can record your workouts and track your progress.
These workouts are intense and include some techniques that you’ve probably never encountered before. The idea is to get bigger and stronger as quickly as possible.
Training is only part of the equation for building muscle–you have to be eating the right foods so that you can build muscle and recover properly. The nutrition manual will guide you in this vital aspect of transforming your physique. Be sure to read it carefully and follow Vince’s advice so you’ll get the best results possible.
No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0 does include a Supplement Guide. While the recommendations in this book are fine, I would encourage you to take a minimalist approach to bodybuilding supplements: just use creatine, protein, and a multivitamin. Otherwise you’ll nickel-and-dime yourself to death.
This program also includes a unique e-book called Muscle Mechanics: The Ultimate Exercise Execution Guide to Maximum Growth, Tension, and Longevity. Vince spent a considerable amount of time researching and writing this, so it’s definitely worth your time.
Chances are you are going to the gym because you want to make some changes in your life. That’s where the Secrets of Success can be extremely valuable. You’ll learn some principles that you can apply both in and outside of the gym.
Additional Products (“Upsells”)
The components I’ve written about so far come with the basic program. But you can buy some additional products if you have the budget for it and want to invest in a more complete library of training and nutrition. To be clear, these three additional products are optional.
1. The Ultimate Nutrition Bundle: This is for those who feel like they can use some extra help with diet and nutrition. The (more expensive) option has some cooking videos.
2. The Genetic Maximizer Jumbo Bundle: This product is expensive but it also includes a great deal of high quality content.
3. Supplement Offer: As I mentioned, I’d recommend a minimalist approach to supplements–I’m not sure this upsell will make much difference.
Vince Delmonte created his original No Nonsense Muscle Building about ten years ago. This program came after he added an impressive amount of muscle on his formerly skinny frame. Like him or hate him, you can’t argue with the results: thousands of young men have used his plans to put on muscle.
No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0 is the next step–he has put almost a decade into training and research. Programs like this can save you a lot of time by helping you focus your efforts on working out in a way that will produce results as quickly as possible.
I think this would be a good investment if you are fairly new to training and want to learn how to gain that first 20-30 lb of muscle. I would also be good for guys who have been out of the gym and want to get back in shape. Just remember that any program requires you to put in the effort–there are no “magic bullets” or “shortcuts” to transforming your physique.