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The MuscleNOW Workout Video For Natural Muscle Gain

Since releasing the MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program in 1997, many thousands of copies have been sold, and the most requested feature has been a video demonstrating all of the required workout methods. Many are visual learners who prefer to absorb information through watching as opposed to reading, and seeing the MuscleNOW methods put into action helps to easily convey the process in an understandable fashion.

Finally, just a week ago, I launched a 2.5 hour long video showing all of the MuscleNOW workout methods in great detail, providing not only instruction but also motivation and inspiration. The MuscleNOW video covers proper form for all required exercises, demos three full MuscleNOW workouts from Plan A, shows how to perform advanced MuscleNOW methods that bring muscle growth to another level, and provides tips and tricks to maximize each of your MuscleNOW training sessions. You will see how to train the MuscleNOW way, and by implementing the workout methods shown in the MuscleNOW video, you will build more muscle mass than you ever thought possible.

Please click here to learn more about the MuscleNOW video, and contact me if you have any questions, as I am always here to help!

Can The Skinny & Weak Gain Weight & Build Muscle?

It’s amazing how many significantly underweight people experience a strong fear that there is nothing they can do to change their body shape or strength, believing that they were dealt a genetic hand that cannot be overcome. I receive so many emails from the extremely thin who have been in the gym for many months or even years, sadly achieving nothing for all of the time invested. They feel all hope is lost.

Why? Is it because they were not physically equipped to gain weight and build muscle? It would seem that way, because anybody who has visited the gym for months and achieved virtually nothing loses all motivation and moves on to other goals, although they always wonder if there is something they missed along the way.

And they did. Those who remain skinny do so NOT because their body is incapable of building muscle mass, but rather due to a terrible workout and diet routine that prevents results. But could it be this simple? Well, it’s not so simple after all, because knowing how to eat and exercise is no different than building a house; there are many variables that work together in achieving this goal, and if there is one missing factor from the success equation, all of the time and effort put forth amounts to nothing.

If you are having a difficult time believing that your skinny frame can become an afterthought, please consider that I gained 65 lbs of muscle mass naturally, beginning as a super skinny 16 year old at 130 lbs, and adding more muscle than anybody ever expected I could naturally. The shock on the faces of those who knew me was priceless, as it showed me how much change is possible when the correct plan is put into action.

It’s time for you to turn a losing equation into a winning formula, and if you are ready to finally gain weight and build muscle mass naturally, then take my 90 day MuscleNOW challenge and see your skinny body transform into a muscular powerhouse, right before your very eyes.

Does The Order Of Weight Training Exercises Matter?

There are many variables that constitute an effective natural bodybuilding program, from the correct number of sets and reps to properly combining foods to produce the most effective protein, carbohydrate and fat ratio, yet often the order of weight training exercises falls by the wayside, with convenience replacing a structured workout approach. Can haphazardly choosing when to perform a certain exercise cause development in other muscle groups to lag?

There’s nothing more frustrating than entering a gym and finding that the machine or station you need to begin your workout with is occupied (which is one reason why I perform my workouts at home, and always have). Having to wait an undisclosed period of time for equipment to free up prompts many to simply reorganize a workout to capitalize on whatever machine happens to be available, and the downside of such an approach can be significant. For example, if the scheduled body parts to train are chest and shoulders, when the bench press happens to be occupied but the shoulder press machine is free, it’s very tempting to simply switch the order of exercises, performing shoulder press first, followed by bench press later, when the station becomes available. But by doing so, the shoulder muscles, which play an assisting role in bench press, fatigue, which causes them to fail prematurely during the later bench press exercise, robbing the chest from adequate overload.

There are numerous similar examples of how performing one exercise before another can adversely impact muscle growth, so it’s very important to structure a natural bodybuilding program in a way that does not fatigue assisting muscle groups before they play their pivotal role in training a major body part (such as targeting shoulders before chest, biceps before back, etc), and when in a public gym setting where a machine is occupied, see if a similar exercise is available that serves as a suitable replacement, or ask to share the machine you were planning to use so that each muscle group is fatigued in the correct way for optimum results.

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