Sean Nalewanyj Review

November 5th, 2007 by Paul Johnson

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

Sean Nalewanyj before

Here is Sean Nalewanyj now:

Sean Nalewanyj

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.

Book content:

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.


  1. Guz on November 9th, 2007

    Finally! You know I’ve been waiting for you to review this book. I may not completely agree with your review but I admire your honesty, unlike some of those affiliate review sites that keep raving on and on about how good the book is just so they could make affiliate commissions. If only they would mention some flaws about the product (there are a few, but its still a solid book IMHO), their reviews would have been more credible.

  2. Admin on November 9th, 2007

    Guz thanks for your response and the compliments too. You must be a long time reader if you been waiting for it’s review. Much appreciated, thanks.


  3. Kevin on November 24th, 2007

    I agree with you on some points, like having to switch up your routine. But then again, that’s why he made a section in his book about how to structure your own workout :).

  4. Kevin on November 26th, 2007

    One more thing. Have you checked out Vince Delmonte’s program “No Nonsense Muscle Building”? I’m sort of on the border whether or not to pick it up and am curious of what you have to say about it if you have reviewed it before.

  5. Admin on November 26th, 2007

    No Kevin I haven’t seen it. I’ll check it out sometime just to see what it is about. Thanks.


  6. Bartosz on February 17th, 2009

    Very good and honest review.Keep writing.


  7. Tanner S. on April 28th, 2009

    Musclegaintruth is an awesome program. It’s worked great for me as a starter program. If you been bodybuilding for years, then it might not contain many things you didn’t already know.

  8. Rocky on September 27th, 2009

    Thx 4 the great blog post

  9. Bodybuilding Supplements on January 13th, 2010

    as i see his results are great!

  10. deepak on April 22nd, 2010

    going great man

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