Program Review

Francesco Castano is the author of the muscle building program MuscleNow at MuscleNow program teaches you the secrets Francesco Castano has learned to building muscle mass and losing fat.

Introduction to Francesco Castano:

Here is a couple pictures of current pictures of Francesco:

Francesco Castano Current Picture

Francesco Castano Ripped

Francesco Casteno is a natural bodybuilder from Lancaster Pennyslvania USA. He claims he wasn't born genetically gifted and was skinny, who struggled for years to learn how to gain weight and build muscle right. When he finally gained weight he gained a ton of fat with it. It wasn't until he learned how to build muscle and lose fat right, that he could be big and ripped and not a bloated fat mess. Below is his transformation picture when he was a skinny kid at 15, in the middle after ballooning to 250 lbs with a lot of fat gain towards the end of high school, and the last picture he is ripped and muscular today. His story doesn't seem to add up with his pictures. He seems to have good muscle building genetics and the before picture was taken when he was really young. That hurts the credibility of the entire program from the start. However, that automatically doesn't mean what he says in the program is exactly bad advice either.

Francesco Castano Picture Program Overview

Musclenow E-book

Musclenow book is 105 pages covering all you need to know about how to build up muscle mass and weight to losing fat. The program can help you no matter if you are fat and need to lose fat or skinny or muscular and need to know how to gain weight and muscle effectively. He teaches you how to setup your workout routine for maximum muscle gain and to help avoid plateaus in progress by cycling workouts. Francesco believes you should be progressing every week or easing off your training in preparation for the next phase of muscle building. He will also show you how to setup your diet and make it easy to follow it to a T, off one of his sample meal plans. Francesco doesn't emphasize supplements too much and focuses more on diet and workout, which really counts for results anyways.


Save your money. The program is eye popping 200 dollars! This guy's program is OK, but nothing to warrant the exuberant price. His story is questionable and his muscle gains are more attributable to great genetics I think then anything he says in the program that puts it above any other programs.

Brink’s Bodybuilding Revealed Review

Will Brink is the author of the muscle building program Brink’s Bodybuilding Revealed at Will Brink is not some new unknown to hit the scene. Brink has been a long time bodybuilding insider and has written many great bodybuilding articles over the years. In fact, many of the supplements we use today or know are outright scams are because of Will Brink being the first to write about it.

Will Brink is a natural hardgainer and his current picture is below.

Will Brink Picture

Brink's Bodybuilding Revealed is 660 pages split into 5 major sections, Muscle Building Diet, Supplementation & Reviews, Weight Training, Cardio Fat Burning Workouts, motivation & Goal setting. The book is very in depth on each topic and it's the largest main program e-book I've yet read. The book is not made for fat people, or skinny hardgainers, it's just a comprehensive tell all book for everyone. The ebook is an easy read no matter what your previous bodybuilding knowledge was before you bought it.

The most unique thing about the book, was the over 60 supplement reviews. No other muscle building program competitor gives all those supplement reviews like he did. His reviews aren't junk either, Will Brink really knows what he talks about. I also like the fact he stresses that there is no magic workout routine. And I agree that you have to keep changing workout if you want to avoid a plateau. Will Brink does tell you exactly how to structure a good weight training routine.

Will brink throws in some nice program bonuses including 12 months free membership to his private member forum and personalized coaching. There is a lot of knowledgeable people and you can get all your questions answered about the program. There is a lot of things found at the inner circle forum that aren't available to the public like recipes, articles, nutrition databases, etc. Some of the other books he throws in are useful, especially his Overcoming Training Plateaus. You will find his pre-made diet plans very useful, just simply print them out and follow them to a T.


This book is worth the $67 he charges currently. Some of his competitors charge $77 right now, but most of them don't offer free forum membership and coaching or extensive supplement reviews like Will Brink. Will doesn't give you the impression there is some magic workout routine and meals you have to eat, like some other programs. He is just full of sound muscle building and fat loss advice, that is useful for men, women of all levels and goals.

The MuscleHead Program Review

Musclehead Program

This muscle building program at is written unlike any other muscle building programs I’ve come across. There is no author or transformation story, just a guy who calls himself MuscleHead. It is written with the same cocky humourous style, as the Rich Jerk E-book was written for affiliate marketing. Muscle Head promises you will be a muscular stud and get all the women, after you read his e-book with all the secrets.

Program Overview

The main program book is The MuscleHead's Guide To a Godlike Physique Yeah, I know the title is ridiculous, but that is the style of the book. Unfortunately, the book is only 45 pages long and it's all very basic stuff you can find reading bodybuilding forums and articles. The book is more of a joke than a serious manual to learning how to build muscle. He does cover workout, nutrition, supplements, and many other things, but its far too basic for a muscle building guide. Musclehead is more worried about throwing in good one liners, than really getting down and telling us how to build muscle.

The musclehead also throws in a few bonuses, one which gives you workout plans for 6 months, that you can follow to a T. I don't know why someone would want to follow his workouts, since they are basic and there is no real story or science he gives, on why we should follow his workouts. In other programs, the author shows us his transformation and the science of why he believes in his workout routines. He also gives, workout and nutrition generator software, which is OK but nothing that helpful. You also get 3 chances to email MuscleHead to answer your questions. Although, I could only imagine the quality of the answers you get.

Do you recommend Program?

No, it is definitely not worth the 77 dollars. Even though it is backed by a 8 week moneyback guarantee, I wouldn't waste my time. This was written by a clever online marketer similiar to the Rich Jerk. This guy has no real bodybuilding experience and is just mimicing the style of the Rich Jerk e book in another niche and translating it to bodybuilding. While, he does provide some useful bodybuilding information and some program bonuses, it is not enough to make up for his lack content in his book and knowledge on bodybuilding.

No Bull Bodybuilding Program Review

Marc David is author of the No Bull Bodybuilding Program. Marc David is a proclaimed skinny hardgainer, who says he struggled to gain muscle from the age of 16 to 32. It wasn’t until Marc learned from natural bodybuilders, that he went from 145 lbs to nearly 200 lbs in one year.

Here is his picture today.

Marc David picture

There is no before and after pictures of his transformation and gaining 70 lbs in one year, even if a lot of it is fat, sounds ridiculous to me. Marc David's story sounds far fetched, but I decided to buy the book anyways, to see what it contained.

Program Overview

The No Bull Bodybuilding book is written by a self-proclaimed hardgainer, but Marc David does a good job of covering everybody's goals. He covers muscle building and weight gain, fat loss, beginner and intermediate training, and even women's training. Marc's nutrition advice is OK, but he stresses low fat diets. I disagree with the ratios of fat he gives because good fats are very beneficial for increasing anabolic hormone levels like testosterone and is good for joints and health.

Marc David gives differen't workout routines based on if you are a beginner or intermediate. He also gives tips on how to avoid workout plateaus, which is important. Marc's supplement advice is pretty sound. He also does a good job of answering some common questions, new bodybuilders often have about training, nutrition, working out, and fat loss. Marc David also throws in some extra book bonuses and a few sample meal plans, which I found very useful. Overall, the book is a good overview of the basics of building muscle and losing fat and an easy read.

Do you recommend the No Bull Bodybuilding Program?

Yes, the program is worth the 39 dollars. It's a good price, but it's doesn't include as much as many of the more expensive programs. If you want someone to hold your hand and give you email author support, workout plans, diet plans, forums, etc than I would choose a different bodybuilding program. If you want all the basics to get you going in the right direction for a good price, then No Bull Bodybuilding is for you. THe program has a 6 week moneyback guarantee, backed by, so it's risk free to at least give it a try.

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Jonathan Perez, the author of muscle building program claims to be a firefighter from Cleveland and went from 147 lbs to 230 lbs ripped.

Here is his current picture.

Jonathan Perez

He claims to have struggled for 10 years trying various supplements and diets and workouts and never gaining muscle. The thing I noticed is that he doesn't show his face and he has no before and after pictures. He could be anyone, we don't even know if a Jonathan perez exists or if that is really his picture.

Program Overview

This program is different from all the rest I've come across. Jonathan Perez is very anti-supplement and even feels that high protein diets are unnecessary. He doesn't believe in rigid structure, eating protein every 2 or 3 hours. This goes against what almost every bodybuilder is taught. Most bodybuilders agree you need a lot of protein to grow. He says ratios don't matter (i.e getting 30% of total calories as protein) and focuses on just calories. He feels its more important to get a lot of calories and just some protein mixed in with it. The problem about this idea, is if you eat too many carbs and fat, your body will just store fat! Jonathan instead, has you focus your calories at key points around your day.

Jonathan Perez's program tells you exactly how many times to workout a muscle, the rep range and sets to use, and special techniques to incorporate into your workout to maximize muscle building. , To prevent the body from adapting to the workouts, you cycle sets and rest periods or take long breaks, within a structured format. Jonathan Perez doesn't believe in real heavy lifting because that trains the nervous system more than muscles. One interesting fact, is that his first e-book had a high pump routine, which he said was crucial for growth. He then issued a 2nd e-book, free to current users, that said the pump routine was wrong and they should try his low volume rest pause workout routine. If he is confused about routine worked, how can we even know his transformation was real to begin with?

Do you recommend Program?

No, unless you are curious to read it and try something radically different. I can see how someone might want to try the program, if they are tired of eating protein every 2 or 3 hours and eatting massive amounts of protein. The program is only 39 dollars and is backed by a 60 day moneyback guarantee by , so its a risk free purchase. I personally never tried the program after reading it because his ideas were so against protein and supplements and his identity and transformation are questionable too.

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Shawn LeBrun is the author of multiple muscle building and fat loss program at Shawn has specific programs based on your particular goals. His most popular are his Simple Steps to Get Huge and Shredded and Hardgainer's Bible and 7 Things You Must Do to Gain Weight programs. The last 2 E-books are for skinny hardgainers trying to gain weight.

Here his before picture and then a few weeks later he competed in a bodybuilding competition and the last picture is him today.

Shawn LeBrun Pictures

You can tell from the pictures that Shawn is a natural endomorph with the large
bone structure and midsection, but he carries a lot of muscle and fat. Shawn claims to have struggled
for 16 years trying to find the right formula to build muscle and lose fat. There is definitely some muscle development in the before picture, under that fat, so he is no newbie to weight training in the before picture.

HardGainer's Bible Program overview

If you are not skinny and struggle to gain muscle, then you'll want his main program Simple Steps to Get Huge and Shredded, which is more general information to cover more body types and fitness goals. Shawn LeBrun's HardGainer's Bible, was specifically written for hardgainers and how to gain weight. Even though Shawn doesn't appear to be a hardgainer, HardGainer's Bible has very sound information for gaining weight and muscle. HardGainer's Bible is 100 pages and covers proper diet and nutrition for gaining weight, how to structure a workout routine, and a lot of great tips. He also covers how to bust through plateaus, increase testosterone levels to help your muscle building, and effective cardio that won't hurt your muscle building efforts in the process. I found the Hardgainer's Bible an easy read and there was no wild unsupported theories, like some of the other programs I've come across. The dissapointing part of the book, was that it could have been longer and more in depth on some things.

Shawn includes some free bonuses when you purchase the HardGainer's Bible. He includes one month of online personal training. This is your chance to personally contact him by email. These personal contact emails are great because a lot of complex muscle building questions can't be answered in a book. Shawn also gives you 4 great e-books with a wealth of information. He also gives the exact copy of his workout routine he used to train for his bodybuilding competition. You can use this routine for anytime you want to lose fat on a cutting diet or when getting ready for a bodybuilding competition. He throws in a few other bonuses like videos showing proper form of excercises, a nutrition database, and newsletter.

Are the Programs worth buying?

Yes, his programs are worth the 39 dollars. Most of the others are $77 dollars(or more). Shawn's programs don't include quite as much as some of the expensive muscle building programs and the books are not quite as comprehensive. For example, some of the expensive ones give you dozens of meal and workout sample plans the author follows, that you can also follow to a T. Some of the ones charging 77 dollars, also give you a year (or even lifetime) of personal contact with the program author, whereas Shawn only gives one month. If you buy one of Shawn's weight gain books, you won't find that much information on how to lose fat. This is a problem because eventually most hardgainers will overbulk and need to know how to effectively lose fat. Many other programs, cover both muscle building and fat loss, comprehensively in the same book.

If you want someone to give you everything in detail and walk you through it to a T, then you might want a more expensive and muscle building program package from somewhere else. Shawn LeBrun's program still has quite a bit of stuff for it's price, making it a great deal. The program also has a 8 week full moneyback guarantee supported by Clickbank, so you are completely safe in taking a risk trying the program.

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Vince DelMonte is the the author of the best selling program No Nonsense Muscle Building at The program is for hardgainers who struggle to gain weight and muscle. If you are female, Vince DelMonte has teamed with Shannon Clark, to write a seperate program geared specifically for women too.

Vince Del Monte is a self proclaimed skinny hardgainer, who struggled to gain weight and muscle for years. He followed bad advice and became very frustrated and eventually gave up trying to build muscle.It wasn't until after a personal tradegy happened, that Vince DelMonte learned the secrets to building muscle. Vince says he was able to gain 41 lbs of mainly muscle in 24 weeks, from 149 lbs to 190 lbs. Eventually, he entered the Canadian Fitness Model Champion and by his 3rd show, he won it. His transformation has even been featured in some magazines and has written at and other websites. Vince has a degree in kinesiology and works as a personal trainer today.

Vince Del Monte Before and Pictures

In the first picture below he is at 149 lbs, your typical struggling hardgainer. In the 2nd picture, he is 190 lbs after he gained the 41 lbs in 24 weeks. In the final pic, how he looks today, he is now at age 28, up to 210 lbs 10% bodyfat.

Vince DelMonte before picture Vince DelMonte after picture Vince DelMonte recent picture

Here is a recent video of Vince DelMonte too

Program overview

The core of his program is his Skinny Guy Secrets to Insane Muscle Gain Program book. He goes over the 9 major "growth principles", his philosphy of how to build muscle in a workout routine. The book also covers nutrition, fat loss, and preparing yourself mentally for your goals. His training and diet information is pretty basic, but it's solid information. Vince doesn't overstress supplements and feels that most are a waste of money. The organization of the book could have been better and more thorough in some sections, but it's still a well written book.

As part of the program, Vince also gives you free access to his secret website. This is where you get a years worth of his workouts, including the same workouts he used when he gained the 41 lbs. He also has animations of the excercises, so you can study how to do workouts with proper form. Workout logs, tips, and other things are found here too.

Vince also gives you sample meal plans for free. He gives more meal plans than any other program I have seen. 5 different ones for 84 days from 2,000 calories to 6000. Vince gives you grocery shopping tips and even tells you how to prepare meals, even if you're a lousy cook.

Unlike other similiar programs, Vince developed The Advanced 29 Week Step-By-Step Max Power Workout Program, for those who already have a few years of bodybuilding experience. This comes free with the program and it's something you can try after using his basic program, once you learn how to gain muscle effectively. Vince also throws in another book to take advantage of his kinesiology education. Here he helps you fix poor posture, weak core muscles, poor flexibility, and other issues.

Vince also has other bonuses, including DVD and a fitness coach database. Simply type in a question in the database and it will try to search for a question that has been previously answered by Vince. If you can't find anythign, personally contact Vince and he will answer the question and add it to the database.

Is the worth buying?

Yes, at the current price of $77, you definitely get your money's worth if you don't know how to gain muscle. If you been working out for a while and now how to build muscle, then it's not worth the 77 dollars. Vince gives you just as much information and bonuses as some of his competitor programs and for a similiar price. Vince also guarantees your moneyback within the first 8 weeks. The guarantee is backed by, so there is no risk to at least give it a try. The program was also given a positive review by the well known and respected Dr. John M Berardi, author of scrawny to brawny.


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