Sean Nalewanyj supposedly has the top selling body transformation book the last few years. The website of this program reminds me a lot like Musclenow program’s webpage. I came across many sites giving it a raving review. What I noticed was these reviews were 100% positive only because they were getting paid as affiliates. Of course, we do things here differently when it comes to reviews. My goal is to give a fair review of this package for my readers, even to point out some of the negatives.
Here is the before picture of Sean Nalewanyj he uses as proof he is the typical skinny hardgainer
Here is Sean Nalewanyj now:
I find it odd that Sean and some other program owners use a photo of them when they were like 14 or 15. Everyone at that age who is active is often very skinny, regardless of genetics. He certainly has built up his muscularity to a respectable size, so I don’t see why they shouldn’t give a more credible before picture where they are a little older.
The book is split up into 10 chapters
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – The Muscle-Building Philosophy
Chapter 3 – Structuring The Perfect Workout
Chapter 4 – Proper Muscle-Building Nutrition
Chapter 5 – Harnessing Your Inner Power
Chapter 6 – Supplementing For Massive Gains
Chapter 7 – Critical Feeding Times
Chapter 8 – Muscle-Building Myths Uncovered
Chapter 9 – Proper Rest & Recovery
Chapter 10 – Closing Words
The first 7 pages he discusses his struggles of when he was skinny in high school. It was very true to heart and I and many others could relate to him. This was actually the best part of the e-book I thought.
The workout section is where I start to disagree. Sean says muscular failure is needed on all your sets. As I have pointed on in previous articles on this blog, training to failure is not proven to be necessary for gains. In fact it may even hurt you if your not careful.
He also preaches progressive overload, which means you need to increase weight continually to get more gains. He however, doesn’t believe in periodization. I agree with him on both points. I believe that periodization is overrated, but that you need progressive overload. As long as you are gaining weight and progressing in weights you dont need to periodize. He calls periodization a myth in his book.
Sean also has some good common sense tips such as keeping a journal. The one downside to his book he doesn’t cover much in great detail backed up with a lot of science, like some other e-books would. Some may enjoy the less complicated approach though
The rest of Sean’s muscle building package is full of a lot of helpful goodies. Sean provides access to a excercise database where you can see video of him performing all the excercises. This is good for learning proper form to all these excercises, as proper form is important for muscle gains and preventing injury. He also has a workout book log and tells you exactly how to structure the workouts. The personal trainer software answers questions that others have asked Sean in the past. He also includes meal plan samples, so you can follow his diet to a T.
Is the program worth the money?
The current price of it is 77 dollars. I personally think it’s worth that kind of money if your new to bodybuilding. You will save a lot of time from spinning your wheels listening to everyone give different advice, if you just follow the advice of Sean’s program only. The other things in his program package are highly useful too. All in all, $77 dollars is a bargain for what you get.