"Thanks for changing my life and
completely transforming my body."
Thank you so much for your kindness and patience that you have provided me with in the last 15 months. I started your program 15 months ago as a 5 foot 9, 147 pound 16 year old that loved the game of rugby. I had plenty of talent and promise, but problem was my size. Most backline rugby players these days weigh around 200 pounds, but I was about 53 pounds short of this. I spent hours in the gym each day, tried all kinds of supplements (including the ever popular creatine). But no matter how hard I tried I simply could not get over 147 pounds. But then one day when surfing the net for ideas on how I could reach my goal of 200 pounds I came across your website by either luck or the kindness of God. I was initially skeptical but decided to give it a go as I had nothing to lose. I did not have time to train more than 3 days per week due to school and other sporting commitments. So I closely followed your three day per week workout plan and every aspect of the course for 15 months and completely transformed my body and my life. I increased my biceps on either arm from 35 cm (13.75 inches) to 42 cm (16.5 inches), my chest from 89 cm (35 inches) to 105 cm (41.3 inches), transformed my legs from tooth picks into tree trunks and increased my weight from 147 pounds to 182 pounds. My body fat percentage has increased from 9 percent to 9.5 percent (negligible amount when considering I have gained 35 pounds).
I changed from being the enquirer in the gym asking all the big bulky guys questions to being the enquired (everyone wants to know how to do it). I achieved a quarter of my dream so far of being selected for the All Blacks one day. I was selected for the provincial under 18 Rugby team. I got the nod ahead of some of the other candidates at inside centre because of my immense strength and power (something that I never would have achieved without your help). I am currently in my summer holiday and have some spare time and decided to follow your five day plan for the next 8 weeks as I was tremendously excited about the potential effects that it could do if the three day routine could do so much. I am only 18 pounds away from my goal and wish to increase my biceps to 45 cm (17.75 inches) and my chest to 112 cm (44 inches). With your program I know that this is possible. Thanks again for changing my life and completely transforming my body.
Thank you again for all your help.
I have now completed my muscle building phase while on higher calories until I can resume this in the future again. My left arm now measures at 44.5 cm, right arm at 44 cm and chest at 109 cm. I am delighted with the progress that I have made in the past 2 years on your course. I have increased my biceps from 35 cm (13.7 inches) to 44 cm (17.3 inches), my chest from 89 cm (35 inches) to 109 cm (42.9 inches), my weight from 67 kg (147 pounds) to 87 kg (191 pounds) end now leg press a 6 repetition max 880 pounds. What makes these results so amazing to me is that for a majority of the course I had only been following the 3 day per week program and the only advanced technique that I have applied is extending the 5 set week. Thank you so much for all your help.
My weight has increased from 67 kg to 89 kg, arms from 35 cm to 45 cm, and chest from 89 cm to 109 cm, while still managing to decrease my fat percentage from 8 percent to 7.2 percent.
Just want to keep you updated on my progress. I initially began the Musclenow program in 5.5 years ago at age 16, height = 5'9" (176 cm), weight = 147 pounds (67 kg), chest circumference = 35 inches (89 cm), arm circumference = 13.8 inches (35 cm), and fat percentage of roughly 8.5 % (according to skinfold measurements and various equations, and taken by person accredited in the field).
5.5 years later my measurements are as follows: Weight = 202.4 pounds (92 kg), chest circumference = 45.3 inches (115 cm), arm circumference = 18.1 inches (46 cm), and fat percentage = 9 % (using the same equations and taken by the same accredites person as 5.5 years ago). At 21 years of age I have achieved a physique which I believe many guys aspire to, but never reach due to lack of knowledge regarding nutrition. I was one of those people at age 16, but thanks to the knowledge that I gained from Musclenow, I have achieved feats that I never thought were possible.
Of course, I strive to continue improving on my physique naturally, something which I know is possible if I continue to stay extremely dedicated and committed to musclenow. I think many people come across your website and read what you have to say, but never end up purchasing the program because they simply believe that you are a fraud, and that achieving a physique like yours is not possible without the use of anabolic steroids. I was one of those people several years ago when I first came accross this website, however I went with my instinct and ended up purcahsing the program mainly due to the 90 day money back guarantee. I know for sure that there is absolutely no way that people wont achieve great results from your program if they stay committed and follow it as they should.
In addition, I'd just like to say that I have experimented with several other programs as an experiment and interest sake over the years. However, if it's muscle size that you are after, I personally don't believe that there is another program out there which is nearly as effective as Musclenow. Furthermore, it doesn't take that much time.... Since beginning the program, for a majority of the time I have been performing weight training only 3 days per week. I'd also like to add that I suffered 2 serious sports related injuries about 4 years ago which resulted in me being unable to train for about 9 months. Therefore, I really achieved these results in 4.5 years, all natural, and without the use of any supplements (except protein powder from time to time for convenience).
Thanks for this amazing program.
I'm delighted for you that it seems your business is going fantastically well and busy at the moment!! I really do find it amusing and unfortunate how some people continue to believe weird and crazy training and nutrition ideas, when there are people around who clearly have the recipe for success (all your musclenow users). So many guys have asked me how I've managed to achieve what I have, and I honestly do refer them to your site and briefly tell them how the Musclenow sytem works, but yet they refuse to believe that it's effective since they argue that by watching me train (by following the musclenow routine) I'm overtraining, how my rep ranges are too low, how I don't do enough exercises etc. etc. Yet, I look significantly better than them (by following your principles) and they are the ones asking me questions. But when you want to help them they still refuse to believe it (instead believing that I'm using steroids), and continue to smash into a brick wall by following flawed techniques some pro bodybuilders have written, or which they've read in some bodybuilding magazine. Anyway, thanks for your support and assistance.
"This program has everything you need
so stop wasting your time and $$$."
I wasn't going to submit pictures or a testimonial but I changed my mind since there are so many false, fake, and fraudulent things on the internet.
Dedicated to the skinny from the poster boy of the skinny.
I virtually gave up weight lifting until I decided to enter the EAS Body For Life challenge. For the first month I followed the program in Bill Phillips' book "Body For Life" to the tee, plus using EAS supplements (supposed to be the best in the industry). I got lackluster results with a lot of water retention, not SOLID muscle. Long story short I stumbled across Francesco's "MuscleNOW" course, followed it precisely and VOILA! I grew like a monster gaining around 2+ inches in my arms, back, neck, legs and chest going from a slight 142 pounds to a rock solid 172 pounds ALL NATURAL (doubling strength/155 max to 300 lbs. max). That was in a little over two months of dedication. I received numerous compliments on my proportion. Even my mother (away in military), sister (away at school), and cousin (relocated) didn't recognize me after beef-n-up. The staff at Gold's Gym of Marietta, Georgia witnessed my WHOLE transformation. They were impressed and asked me to place my before/after pictures with testimonial in a book of "member transformations". I felt like a celebrity because guys and women came up to me with questions and were wondering what I did to develop SO much in such a short time. I'm only 5'9" but I feel like a giant. Look, get this program! It has everything you need so stop wasting your time and $$$. Forget everything else, this is it.
p.s. Even though I didn't place (no Corvette, EAS Contract, or $10,000 - $100,000), I surpassed achievements of 94% of the 700,000 plus competitors who entered the challenge. Maybe I should've took pictures professionally!? Anyway, I'm not kissing up, but Francesco proved his course, I proved it is "The Internet's Natural Steroid!" so go for it.
HEY WASSUP Man....It's one of your FEARLESS students.
Anyway, I was just dropping a line to say that I really appreciate what you have done in writing this MuscleNow manual. Eventhough it has changed since I first purchased it 8 or 9 years ago, the experience has been deeply integrated in the way I approach life itself and the pursuit of my personal goals. If anything, the journey alone, if FULLY engaged, will serve the individual for the rest of their days in a subtle sub-concious way.
The mind-set has permeated my life-style.
Hopefully things are still going well for you and I wish you much prosperity for this new year.
Kudos for being real in a climate where REALNESS is scarce.
"I will NEVER touch a supplement again as long as I live."
I am sending you an update on my training, and hopefully you will use this for your testimonial page. I have recently completed your six week program and I am starting it all over next week. The first cycle has been nothing short of magical. I gained about 7 lbs and had increases in all of my measurements. I will be the first to admit that I was skeptical when I first started. I always thought it was a prerequisite to take supplements in order to gain muscle, but your program has taught me the total opposite. It is amazing what food and proper exercise can do for you. I will NEVER touch a supplement again as long as I live.
When I first started your program, I neglected some of your recommendations. Finally, I realized what you said about every principle working together. I used the program EXACTLY like you put it, and my results have been amazing. I am stronger than I ever was, I have veins everywhere in my body, including my neck, chest, shoulders, arms, and even my legs!!! People are always asking me what supplements I use. I tell them that I don't take anything. I have even been labeled a steroid user. Well, I admit to them that I am; I use the internet's natural steroid. I know some people question me being natural, but I know the hard work I have put in and that's all that matters.
I now weigh 205 lbs with about 7% body fat. My goal is 215 lbs, which I know is achievable with this program. I am an independent professional wrestler and at one point I thought to myself that I would never be big enough to make it in the big time. Well, now I know that the future is in my hands because your program ensures success and results. I just want to thank you for putting out such a remarkable product. You are making it a lot easier for me to follow my dream. This program is definitely "all you need to succeed." Thanks for everything and take care of yourself.
I now weigh 215 pounds with about 7 percent body fat. I still see improvements constantly and live and breath the MuscleNOW program. Thanks again and take care.
I have enclosed some recent photos taken last month. I am back on your program and feeling the benefits. Thanks again for having such a great program that I can continue to look to for guidance.
It amazes me how some people are very hesitant to spend money on an all natural weight lifting course but have no problem spending 60 dollars on a 5 pound container of junk protein. I guess I was on the same boat for a while as well. It's hard to break bad habits but I truly feel now with my diet and workout structure, I am maximizing my health and strength potential. I always have you to thank for setting me on the right path.
"No other program comes close to what this can do."
my name is brett and i am 21 years old. the body is such a unique thing. its amazing how much it can grow and become stronger in such a short time. but what does it need to do this? well i found out when i ordered the MuscleNow program. it tells you exactly what you need to have for your diet and what exercises to do. when combined the body explodes in muscle size and strength. and the best thing about it is no supplements what so ever, NONE! i never liked the idea of taking supplements and never have even before i started this program. i have worked out for about a year and a half and have never had gains in muscle size and mass compared to what this single program has given me. my strength in some exercies has trippled, not doubled, trippled! in just a matter of months. yes i read this website and was a little skeptical at first but theres a 90 day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to loose. hey im living proof of what this system can do for anyone. don't believe me? email me, look at my pictures. and im not done growing yet, this is just my progress so far,which is more then i hoped for in such little time, some people have spent years in the gym and have not achived the size/strength gains that i have. why haven't they?? because you have to have the right diet and exercise, not some advise some steriod body builder gives you. All your answers are here within this bodybuilding program. so if you wanna change how you look in the shortest amount of time and safely without steriods and or supplements heres your answer. in a matter of 3 months my arms grew about 2 inches. my chest grew 2 inches. and i packed on 20 pounds of solid muscle. not fat.... pure muscle. Leg press- 300 on a good day to 920lbs for a good 10 reps! bench press- has doubled in strength, 105 to 215 for a good 5 reps.shrugs- from 180 to 430lbs preacher curls- 80 to 145 all i got to to say is that there is no other program that comes close to what this program can do. i want to personally thank you Francesco, not only for all the time and effort that u put into this system but for answering all my questions that i had. thanks again and god bless
hey francesco its brett. since my first testimonial i have gained another 10lbs of muscle (total 30lbs). you can see that my back has grown alot, the muscles are bigger and more defined. my lifts have also increased a lot.
- flat bench - 275 x 4
- shoulder press - 210 x 3
- weighted pullups - bw + 105 x 3
- deadlift - 410 x 4
- weighted dips - bw + 180 x 2 (4 plates!!!)
im still amazed how well this program works, and the fact that im deadlifting 200+ lbs over my body weight is amazing. good dedication + musclenow = the body of your dreams.
"Your program is the best I have ever used."
I started at 145 lbs. (the before pic was taken around april, if you notice im getting ready for graduation, look at the hat) in the second picture i weighed 155 (august of the same year). so from may to august i ended up gaining ten pounds. then i went to mass since i can see my abs. so from september to december i put on another 25 lbs. so in picture 3 where i am posing i wiegh about 175/180.
all the muscle i gained was put on using your system. i could never gain wieght before i tried musclenow. by the way my brother who dosent workout still wieghs 145. so its in my genes to be skinny. following your program i put on about 2.5 inches on my arms and about 5 on my chest. your program is the best i have ever used. very straight foward and no guess work. also the diet is very simple to follow. bench press went form 155 max to 230. curl went from 40 lbs to 105 lbs. people actually accused me of being on steroids. including my mom and grandma. who knew i was on your program. i would reccomend this program to anyone who wants to go to the gym and actually be productive. i appreciate everything you and your program has done for me. thanks again!!!
"I am in the best shape of my life."
I just wanted to say thank you for a great program. I have been following your MuscleNow "formula" for roughly two years now, and I have been in the best shape of my life. Before I started your program, I only weighed 137 pounds and was as skinny as a pencil. Once I began your program I began seeing immediate results. I now weigh 182 pounds and my arms, chest and legs have all seen muscle growth. My chest went from 36 inches to 44, and my arms are at 15. I even went from bench pressing 210 pounds to 320. Even with my busy schedule I am able to implement your program. It's easy to follow and I have recommended it to my friends.
When I buy a product, I am usually skeptical, but with your product, I have no reservations with recommending it to anyone. I plan on continuing this program and I thank you for helping me to reach my goals.
"You'll get the results you're looking for I promise you!"
When I came across MuscleNow it was because I had been using supplements in a very dangerous way. In the end I blew out two nerves in my left shoulder rendering it completely useless. I could barely lift my dinner plate. I also damaged nerves in my groin area as well, which caused alot of problems, however i won't go into details about that. But I started your program five months ago and worked very diligentally until now. I ended up gaining about an inch in both arms and an inch in my chest. I was also able to get my washboard abs, and a butt which I was lacking in. I have so many people saying looking buff today bro, have you been lifting, dude you're huge! And to be honest I do not mind hearing it.
I would encourage anyone to try this program. Push yourself and you will see results! My results have been so great I've been accused of taking steroids twice! I just smile and say nope I'm on musclenow. To just show you how much I have improved when I first started Francesco's program I only benched 115, now I'm up to 180. I squatted a pultry 135, now I'm up to 255. I could only curl 45 when I started now I'm up to 95. I mean the results are there just follow the diet and hit the gym as hard as you can. You'll get the results you're looking for I promise you! If you have any questions, concerns, or there's anything I cna help you out with please feel free to email me. Last thing, anytime I had a question Francesco was more than willing to help me out, no matter how stupid my question was. He truly is a great man, and he will help you become what you wanna be!
Long time no talk my friend. I promised you before and afters for the longest time now. So here they are. Been on the program for about a year and a half now or so. But just wanted to tell you that this whole experience has made me want to switch my major into physical therapy or something like that where I can understand how different muscles work etc. You're the man Francesco, thanks for kick starting my lifting and dieting. Staying on my grizzy for summer now. Cut it down in late july look fresh still in august. Then packin on major pounds again in the fall/winter. Keep inspiring Francesco you're a great man.
"My confidence is through the roof.
FRANCESCO’S PROGRAMS WORK!!"
I want to say thanks for the MuscleNow program. This is actually my second time around with MuscleNow. As you can see in the first picture I had let myself go. I am 5’6” and at the time I was 240lbs with a 46” waist. I actually thought that I “wore” the weight well (self denial). At this particular time I was taking Muscle Milk (banana flavor) and thought that I was muscular (aka power lifter). I often found it hard to find clothes (at 46” waist with a 30” inseam). My ankles were always stiff and sore. I couldn’t walk a city block to save my life. I purchased the FatVanish for my fiancée (whom has also gotten great results) and decided to start back on the MuscleNow track. I will admit that it wasn’t easy. If weight loss was easy everyone would be skinny. You have to go 100% in the gym. You have to buy into the MuscleNow program 100% also. If you give the MuscleNow program anything less you will not see astonishing results. I want to thank my brother Phil (uses MuscleNow also) whom I talked to before starting (for inspiration) because I felt I was too far gone (aka FAT).
I feel great. I walk around with my head up. My confidence is through the roof. I’ve been able to shop in the “normal” sections of department stores vice Big and Tall shops. I still have a couple of Fat loss and Muscle Building phases to go. From there I will enter the maintenance phase (more pictures to follow). Keep in mind that I did have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I also went on vacation (good food). I also attended my fiancées company Christmas party (good food). In spite of that I went 100% in the gym and still lost weight/fat. FRANCESCO’S PROGRAMS (FATVANISH AND MUSCLENOW) WORK!! Here are the measurements that accompany my picture:
- Before (July 14) = 240 lbs / 46” waist
- After (May 10) = 155 lbs / 31 6/8” waist
- 85 pounds and over 14 inches of stomach fat lost in 10 months
I do have to give you alot of the credit. You made it possible for average Joe's to become healthy. You did it without expensive gimmicks, gadgets or supplements. You came up with the programs and made them available for a very cheap price. I've personally had alot of trainer's in my life (spending about $200 apiece) and have never gotten the gains in strength, health, and most importantly pride that I have with your programs. I would be honored for you to post my email address with my testimonial so that I can let people now that you are the REAL deal. Thank you my friend.
I just finished a Muscle Gain stage. I feel great. Still making progress. I still have a little ways to go. I can't thank you enough for what you have done to help me live healthier and happier (self-esteem). More pics to follow.
How are things going? I've been doing great. I'm still getting compliments from the appearance changes that I've achieved with MuscleNow. My measurements are wght: 165lbs waist: 33.5 Bodyfat: 7%. The last photo you have of me I was 155lbs with a 31 6/8 waist. I look pretty much the same but my chest and arms are bigger. You are correct (in MuscleNow you addressed this) once you get by the paranoia of gaining a little weight you will achieve more results. I've made incredible gains of strength in the gym. I'm lifting more (with form) weight than I thought I ever could. Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you once again.
"I'm 20 years old with the best body in my gym."
first off let me say that i have been doin your workout without steroids and have done pretty much exactly what the muscle building program says for about 4 years now and thank you!!! im 20 years old with the best body in my gyms and probably one of the best (non steroid) bodys in my city. thank you for the results i have acheived.
Before (17 Years Old)
- Chest 36 inches
- Arms 13 inches
- Legs 17 inches
- Waist 31 3/4 inches
After (20 Years Old)
- Chest 42 inches
- Biceps 16 inches
- Legs 22 inches
- Waist 31 inches
After reading ur program i will never use steriods...because if i want to get bigger i can ...and if i want to get more ripped i can...so theres no need to as i already have the "success formula" and i thank u for that....ive been working out for 4 years with ur program at 5 days a week...i do the over head tricep press with 150 pound dumbell for 4-5 reps (my favorite exercise because it always makes heads turn!) i also curl 75 in each hand for 4-5 reps and leg press about 1100 pounds for 4-5 reps...its crazy to think this because i started out curling only 25 in each hand ....i started out using only 40 pounds for the over head tricep press and about 200 for leg press...my new stats are 16 1/4 in arms still a 42 chest but im more ripped with a 29 and 3/4 inch waist... ne ways thanks again for the abc success formula and i hope ur message gets across to the whole world of bodybuilders that u dont need steroids ...only consistency and determination!!...hey and by the way a modeling company saw me on ur website and want me to do a photo shoot...thanks again
Anyone with any questions about my results or the program can email me.
"The results speak for themselves. It WORKS."
Dear Mr. Castano,
I want to thank you for a great program. It has given me amazing muscle and strength gain in a short period of time. As you promised, I have seen weekly improvements, especially in the beginning. I had some traning experience before I started, but the program teached me how to both eat and train properly, and the results speak for themselves. It WORKS. What made me buy the MuscleNOW program? I thought your testemonial seemed sincere and honest, and it made sense, and all the other testemonials comfirmed it. Then I gave it a try, and here are my results from February to July:
- Bench Press: 5 reps x 85 (187 lbs) to 8 x 105 kg (231 lbs)
- Deadlift: About 5 x 95 (209 lbs) to 6 x 150 kg (330 lbs)
- Shoulder Press: From 5 x 40 (88 lbs) to 6 x 65 kg (143 lbs)
- Seated Row: From 5 x 50 (110 lbs) to 9 x 90 kg (198 lbs)
- Flexed Right Arm: About 35 cm (13.8 inches) to 41 cm (16.1 inches)
- Flexed Chest: About 106 cm (41.7 inches) to 112 cm (44.1 inches)
I have enclosed a before and an after picture. (The "before" picture is not good, but at least it shows some arm development.)
Here's an update from rainy Norway.
I have more or less stayed on your program since I started 13 months ago, but for the past 7 months, I have only eaten at maintenance level. I am not sure how much bigger I want to be, if I should do another dedicated cycle of MuscleNOW, with more eating. Somehow I am satisfied, somehow I want to get bigger and more ripped.
I'm amazed by getting e-mails from around the world from people who have read my testimony at your homepage, and want some tips from me. I respond to them that buying and following the MuscleNOW program is the best tips I can give. The program alone is the reason behind my success.
I send you some update pictures to you. I am not huge at all, but as you know, I was thinner before. Could certainly have been better if I had been more dedicated, I have to decide what I really want. More mass, more definition, more strength or maintainance.
Best regards and God Bless.
"It's so great to know
you're gaining muscle so fast."
I have just finished my 1st cycle, that’s 6 weeks of training so far. I've gone up from a weight of 182 to 191, with my waist remaining at a constant 31 inches. My arms have gone from 14.25" to 15.125", so almost one inch. My strength has increased as well. I went from doing 315x1 on squat to 315x5 the other day. This program is the real deal.
First, I would like to say thanks once again for the program. My brother from college who hasn't seen me in a few weeks was very impressed with my new size. It's so great to know you're gaining muscle so fast.
I would like to update you on my progress as well as my roommate Tom's progress. We have consistently been on the MN program since January 18th. I believe the deal we made was by mid-May I would send you my pictures as well as Tom's so you could post them on you website. The results will be dramatic for both of us, as you will see in about one month from now.
In three months, I have gained 3" on my chest, 1.5" on the arms, and added a good 20 lbs. And this is saying A LOT since I was in an advanced stage of bodybuilding. I am on target for my goal in May, which is a 44-45" chest and 18" arms. I have 1/2" on arms to grow and 1" on my chest to grow, and I will hit them at the rate I'm progressing now.
Tom has gained about 15-20 lbs. as well, and nearly 2" on his arms and 4" on his chest. He's getting stronger each time we workout because of his beginning stage. He's hooked on MuscleNow, and we complement each other perfectly. If one of us is tired or lazy, we get the other one going.
At the gym we train at, I am now probably the largest guy and strongest in there. I have found that even with advanced stages, your strength can go up slightly. I bench pressed 315 lbs. for the first time in my life the other day actually, which only fuels the muscle growth fire.
MuscleNow is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Tom and I get questions all the time..."how do you do this..", "man how are ur arms so big" and so much more.
I'll email you in one month with your progress and the pictures. I'll write a testimonial along with it as well. Tom owns his own copy of MN, so I'll have him do the same as well.
I have been on MuscleNow for the past three years, but unfortunately due to other areas of my life I have not been able to be on the program consistently. I finally decided to get serious and I devoted four entire months to MuscleNow. The results? I got bigger and stronger than I ever was...much bigger. In those four months, I gained 1.5" on my arms and 3.5" on my chest, and also gained 25lbs. or so, all muscle. These gains are exceptional cosidering I am an advanced lifter!
I think MuscleNow is the perfect fast gain program that beginners seek for and advanced trainers dream of. The results are quite amazing when done correctly...you will be growing by the week. The program is layed out step-by-step and Francesco did a great job answering all of my questions that I could come up with, which weren't many because the program really explains it all. The overall knowledge in this program is worth the price itself! I am so glad I finally stuck with the program. In the future I plan on sticking with MuscleNow and gaining more size until I finally feel ready to shred up, so these pictures are just preliminaries!
In these pictures I weigh 215 with a 44" chest, 17.75" arms, 28" thighs. I have a 345 bench press, a 505 squat, and a 615 deadlift. I do not have a before picture available currently (perhaps in the future) so just to give an idea of what this program can do for you, here are my before stats--182 lbs., 38" chest, 14.25" arms, 23" thighs, 230 bench press, 315 squat, and 295 deadlift. By the way, this is done with nothing but food, lifting, and MuscleNow!
I have tried many routines. Max-OT, Don Lemmon's nutriton and training, HIT training, training twice per day, training all day on a certain body part, EDT training, Vince Gironda techniques...the list goes on and on. I can safely say that if it's size you're after, MuscleNOW is the way to go.
"I finally feel great about myself."
My name is Stephen and I began using MuscleNow in order to shed fat and gain muscle. My sister bought the program and asked me to try it out. I had been lifting and doing minor cardio prior to starting the program. I am 6'4" and weighed 240 pounds and had an approximate body fat of 18%.
I picked a few friends to do MuscleNow with me. One friend had very little fat and was very skinny. The others had quite a bit of fat to lose and little muscle. We followed the nutrition and training program to the letter. Within six months, I was weighing 198 pounds and my body fat was down to 7%. I could not get my body fat this low even when I was a Marine. I am also lifting 25% more weight than when I began the program.
The skinny friend who needed to gain muscle did and the others who needed to lose fat have dropped down to 9% body fat from approximately 22% body fat. MuscleNow has given me the body and strength I have always desired and I finally feel great about myself. I am now going to introduce this to my father who is now retired and back in the gym. I look forward to sending you his before and after shots.
The incredible thing about it is he did all of this while living abroad and didn't have a lot of access to weights so he improvised with his body weight and filling up bags with water, etc. He followed your nutrition suggestions to the letter, which helped him a lot. He ended up having about 8 guys following him every day doing this stuff. Some were very over weight and needed to drop fat, and others were very skinny and needed muscle. Your program worked for them all.
"It is efficient, easy to follow,
I've followed the MuscleNOW system for the full 90 day trial, in which I was able to test what it was like at putting on muscle AND stripping fat for a bodybuilding competition. The results where quite surprising, I found I easily did both.
During the first 35 days I gained strength, mass, and only slightly elevated my body fat levels. I started with a 31 inch waist, and as the program outlined, only gained 2 inches around the waist before I started dieting. During this time, my strength increased consistently, and I gained 3 inches around my chest (and back), and 1 ½ inches on my arms, on the shoulders and the legs. As I ventured on with this program, following the diet DID get easier. The amount of food, and consuming the natural sugars around my workout was something I was not accustomed to, but the results speak for themselves.
After 1 week of dieting I lost 1 1/12 inches from my waist, so I was nearly back to my starting waist measurement, the fat just melted away. You don't realize how much you have, until you lose it. It starts from you extremities, revealing the separation and vascularity of you forearms, and works its way up. Immediately my abs became clearer, veins started to run up my legs up to my knees. My quads split right down the center. What took me 10 weeks to look like last year took me 4 using this system, and I still had 2 weeks to go!!
I would recommend this system to any recreational bodybuilder, as it is efficient, easy to follow, AND healthy. Following this system, you will not put the fat on like common bulking diets have you do, you will not be cutting out any food group as all groups are equally important, and most importantly, you will remain healthy through a system of exercise, diet and rest.
Today I have started back after a week off, and I am excited about what changes will occurs in the next 6 weeks.
"The program is flawless...
I feel like a new man."
I'm 54 years old so it ain't easy, but I'm motivated! Thank you for all you've done for me so far, I'm so plesed with the results. I've lost 117 pounds in 7 months now, I've lost at least 18" off my waist, I'm back to sleeping in a bed (before your program, I was sleeping in a recliner because my lower back won't let me lay in a bed). Yesterday I did 315 on the dead lift for the first time in probably thirty years, what a great feeling. Shrugs are up to 375. I just got home from the gym and I caught myself running up and down the stairs.
Took some pictures this weekend thought you'd like. Now you can see the improvements I've been telling you about. As you can see from the one picture, I'm half the man I used to be, thank you Francesco.
Before purchasing your program, my back was so bad that I became dangerously obese. Listening to doctors who wanted to give me pain pills and then operate on my spine was pretty detrimental to my health. I read your web page and decided to go back to lifting weights, I hadn't lifted in at least twenty five years, but knew it was worth a try instead of surgery. Before your program, it required both of my hands to pick up a gallon of milk. Now I do deadlifts with over three hundred pounds. How's that for progress?
This is a lifestyle not a "muscle building or fat trimming program." It's a lifestyle change that will add many useful years to my life, I feel like I'm 34 instead of 54 and there's plenty of 34 year olds down at the gym who can't even pick up the bar I do my deadlifts with, or my shrugs, all 375 pounds of them. Imagine what I'll be lifting next summer! I hope I can inspire someone to do it. It's not easy and you have to do it for yourself from yourself, no one can give you the motivation it's got to come from you. You provide the plan that saves a lot of heartache and pain trying to find something that works. I thought I knew what I was doing when it came to weight lifting, but you put it all together with a diet and detailed plans that work if I just put it into practice. Your workout routines and diet have made this possible for me in such a short period of time. I can't thank you enough for your personal correspondence. That has made this all work, you've answered everything I've asked and it's pointed me in the right direction. I hope we can meet some day when I've gotten to the maintenance level and I can show you just how much your program has done for me. Maybe put up a few reps together sometime. I can already see it in my minds eye, now it's just a matter of staying consistent till it's in the flesh.
Thank you so much Francesco, I feel like a new man and a new man that's getting younger and stronger by the day, what a great program You have really made a big difference in my training and I'm seeing the results quicker than I would have ever thought possible for someone 54 years old. I feel twenty years younger than that.
All I have to provide is the body and the time and effort, the program is flawless, your money back gaurantee is safe, anyone who works the plan will get the results. If they ask for their money back it's their personal failure not your programs failure, you've done just what you promised, provided the needed diet and exercise program. I am more than happy with the results so far and can hardly wait to see my next set of pictures.
Life's Short, Get Big Now!
After several years of enjoying the wonderful gain I had made in my physical health and in particular, the loss of all that weight and the great gains I had made on the MuscleNow program. A couple of years ago I had a pretty serious health problem that required some pretty strong medications that really depleted my body in some very unpleasant ways. I lost muscle at an alarming rate, my strength and endurance was gone. I could no longer even cut firewood to heat our home. I was on "chemo" for six months and wondered if I would survive the cure. The problem was that after the chemo I started feeling better, but I was as weak as a baby and it was a slow road to get back to the point that I could even think about returning to the program, I was playing catch up with all the things I had to let go for the two years I was so ill.
I had come to the point that I couldn't fit my clothes any longer due to the lack of structured eating and workout. I asked my wife if she would try working out with me and eating the right way as Francesco had taught me to do. She was hesitant at first but said she would certainly "try it". Much to my great pleasure she not only tried it but she tried it with such vigor that I had to contact Francesco about SLOWING her muscle gain. My wife took the the program with such determination that she was doing her sets to failure and fast reps, eating exactly what we were supposed to and making changes so fast I was amazed. This is a woman who has never lifted a weight in her entire life. My wife, Donna, has lost five inches from her waist in just four incredible weeks! She began to ask about the muscle mass gain she was experiencing. That is when I contacted Francesco for more personal help for my wife and I. The lifetime support I get from MuscleNow has been invaluable.
I will be sending progress reports periodically to update our progress. We are starting our second cycle this week. I tripled my strength during the first cycle and my wife had the most amazing gains I have ever seen in ANYONE, man or woman. Needless to say I am very proud of her. I can not tell you how wonderful it is to have your mate sending the time and energy with you to improve yourselves and literally increase the years we will have to spend together.
Thank you again Francesco. Just as I told years ago, you have changed my life forever, and now that includes my wife's life as well. We both thank you.
I am adding my email address here so that anyone even thinking about improving their life through better health, more vigor, and just plain looking better. I would love to share my experiences.
"I took NO SUPPLEMENTS."
First of all, an extension of thanks. I was overseas to support Enduring Freedom as well as to deter North Korea. Due to manpower configuration, most of the time we had descent shifts. While there I made a commitment to your program. I have always been in great shape as I grew up on the beach. Never was I serious into bodybuilding. I read your program page to page, and after the first seven weeks, I became curious as to measure my progress. With in a two week period I loss an inch in my waist, gained half an inch in each arm, gained an inch and a half across my chest, and gained almost a pound. I took measures five consecutive times, with assistance in disbelief. Strength took me by surprise as well. I kept a well disciplined diet and took NO SUPPLEMENTS. Upon my returning home, family members and loved ones immediately noticed. Below is a photo posted in a classified location (I am the individual on the far left). I would just like to commend you on your program and again thanks.
Take care as I know you will and God Bless you.
"My mom even had suspicions
that I was using steroids!"
hey I am philip
I am doing something I never dreamt to do it’s a testimonial of something that changed my life and that week after week continues to do. The musclenow program a short description it works more than that it does miracles. I never believed and if fact it’s the first thing I ever bought over the internet its a complete guide thought your career of body building from the day you start till the day you decide to stop. Well I have seen a great amount of gains the first time I saw the musclenow I felt that this program had something special if fact I decided to send a e-mail to Francesco Castano and that very same day I received an answer I was amazed.
As many of you might know not getting answers or getting 100 different types of answers will only lead to frustration. well I used to be frustrated before but since I started the musclenow I never got frustrated again because knowing that I can e-mail the author himself and get a reply that very same day will solve the problem that automatically keeps me going on stress free.
I am writing this testimonial out of my own will I think a person like castano deserves it because he puts a lot of effort in keeping everyone happy and also knowing that his main objective is that the client will continue to see gains.
well if you have any questions about the program or any of my experience please e-mail me. personally it started for me just e-mailing castano for some problems I encountered as I had an accident and needed some help with the injuries I had he is no more the author for me he has become one of my best friends someone I admire and look up to. I started weighing at 135 kilos went down to 76 skinny so you can imagine how I changed with the muscle now I am 97 kilos now so imagine the amount of muscle I gained.
- arms where 13.5 now are 16 inches
- chest was 43 now is 46.6 inches
- calf was 14 now it is 17 inches
if you want any more measurement just ask (I have fun giving my measurements now)
I followed the program word by word and the results where amazing believe me I could not believe how much I have grown and yes I am supplement free I just use a protein shake if I will be outside and cannot eat and that happens rarely. I have heard comments like you are on steroids you are growing to fast but it is a problem for me showing people that I am only doing as you tell me. my mum even had suspicions that I was using steroids and she did a blood test and it resulted negative. thanks for your amazing program ( seriously I was also amazed I never saw my arm this big).
I will be posting pics in the future as I will soon compete and I would like all you people to be amazed with my results. People family members that I have not seen for some time did not recognize me so believe me its good it makes me feel proud that I live and the musclenow life.
Well I have a motto that I say to people who have or do not have the musclenow I do not just train by the musclenow but I breathe and live the musclenow day by day hour by hour and every step and meal and workout I do I keep the musclenow in mind. In short it’s a life style
I will send updates in the future thanks F castano.
after 11 months with muscle now I placed 7 th in a powerlifting competition as I gain an amount of strength and muscle mass
"Thank you for providing a system that really works...fast!"
After ten years of working out regularly and seeing less than satisfactory results, I spent three and half years devoting little time to fitness and put on fifty pounds of fat. I had tried spending two hours a day in the gym, several different diets, and countless supplements that promised to help me reach my muscle building goals. While I saw modest results from my efforts, I didn't feel that the return was adequate for the amount of time, money, and effort I was spending to achieve my desired physical improvements.
I eventually become disgusted with the amount of body fat that I had gained and decided to give body building another shot. I decided to count calories as a way to lose fat. While I did actually lose about 30 pounds, I lost quite a bit of muscle in the process as well due to a lack of nutrition. I was searching the internet for a way to get back on track with gaining muscle while not putting on too much fat in the process. I stumbled upon MuscleNow and after seeing the testimonials paired with the 90 day money back guarantee, I decided that I had nothing to lose and purchased the system.
It took me about 2 days to read through the entire program. Everything is explained in a common sense fashion and can be understood by people looking to begin changing their bodies. While I had to make some changes in my schedule, diet and workout routine, the changes weren't overwhelming and after two weeks, I was following the program with ease. While the program offers a fat loss and muscle building phase, I decided to follow the fat loss program since I still had some unwanted body fat that I wanted to get rid of.
The results were incredible even after the first week. I lost a half of an inch of off my waist after just the first week! After following the fat loss phase for 9 weeks, I have lost 5 inches from my waist and can finally show off the six pack that I haven't had in over 6 years. If you would have told me that such incredible results could be gained in just 9 weeks, I would have thought that you were crazy. I achieved better results in 9 weeks than what I had achieved over the past year of working out and dieting. If the muscle building phase works as effectively as the fat loss, I can't wait to see the transformation that will take place in a few weeks when I switch to muscle building.
After these 9 weeks, I have received compliments from all of my friends and family and have even gotten paid from MuscleNow for friends that purchased the system because of the results that they noticed on my body. This system is the real deal and I can't recommend purchasing it enough. The price of this program is a bargain to achieve the kind of life changing results that you will undoubtedly see if you follow the system as it is described. Thank you Francesco for taking out all of the guess work and providing a system that really works...fast!
I have attached pictures of my progress over the past nine weeks. I will be sure to send updates as I continue to transform my body using MuscleNow.
Thank you for the encouragement and for the incredibly effective system that you have provided.
After not even one year on your program I have increased my strength on all lifts by at least 50% and have lost over 13% body fat! MuscleNow is continuing to transform my body and has changed my life. I am more confident in all areas of life because of the success I have been able to achieve using MuscleNow. It is awesome to see how so many people are amazed at the results that I have acheived. Just look at the definition in my abs and obliques! What is also incredible is that I have gained over 10 pounds of muscle mass to go along with the 13% decrease in body fat. I cannot recommend this program enough. For anyone looking to transform their body, MuscleNow will get you the results you have always wanted. Thank you for all of your assistance throughout the past months Francesco; I couldn't have transformed my body without your help. My statistics are as follows:
- Weight: 215lbs
- Waist: 39.25"
- Weight: 175lbs
- Waist: 31.50"
I also want to note that these numbers do not fully do justice to my progress because I spent about 4 months on muscle building where I neglected my cardio (I now realize that was a huge mistake) and increased my caloric intake much too fast which put my measurements back where I had started after I had dropped 25lbs and lost 5 inches on my waist. So in reality, over the past year I actually lost a total of 65 pounds and 12.75 inches from my waist - all while dramatically increasing my strength. I hope this helps and I will continue to provide transformation updates. It is the least that I can do for you after you have provided me with a system that actually works after spending many years of much effort in the gym with little rewards.
I will continue to keep you updated on my physical transformation progress. Thanks again and may God Bless you for dedicating your life to helping others live a more healthy and fit life!
I am getting tired of dealing with the inconveniences that go along with my membership at my local gym, and I wanted to make sure that I found a piece of equipment that is smooth and will not sacrifice the results I have been able to achieve at my local gym. Yesterday I purchased all of the home gym equipment I will need to workout at home. It should be arriving late next week, at which time, I will be resuming my weight workouts. Your brother, Greg, was extremely helpful throughout the process and provided me with unbeatable pricing through IncrediBody.com. Thank you for the equipment recommendations and advice.
I received all of the pieces to my home gym (except one) and am really enjoying working out at home. The equipment is almost as smooth as the commercial pieces I was using at my local gym and I love being able to crawl out of bed and get on my elliptical machine. I am saving over 20 minutes of drive time to the gym every morning which allows me to sleep a little later or spend some extra time with my wife and daughter before heading to work. I feel that your brother was able to get us an exquisite deal on the equipment and I have no regrets regarding this purchase. I am continually thankful that I came across your MuscleNow program and don't know what my life would be like without it.
"People like Schwarzenegger are basically responsible
for wasting years of my life."
Hi Mr. Castano,
I started lifting when I was 17 in my last year of high school. I started out lifting 6 days a week and I gained a tiny bit of muscle and strength in the very beginning while on creatine. After gaining a little bit in the beginning my gains stopped, however I did not stop lifting. I am a very determined person. Among my friends who know me best, I am known for that. In my entire life I have been a perfectionist and accomplished a lot of goals. I have lived by the code that determination and perseverance are omnipotent. I am not someone who tries anything half-heartedly if it is something I'm interested in. In spite of all this, weightlifting is something that I've had an exceedingly hard time with.
Even though I was gaining NO muscle or strength I continued to lift for 6 days a week for an entire year. I was hell-bent on gaining muscle. I kept thinking that maybe this is just how slow gains come and maybe you take a small step forward every six months or so. I kept on lifting thinking what I was doing was right and I felt that it was still worth it no matter how slowly gains came. After a little over a year I began trying some other things. I want to list as many of the programs I can remember so people will see how much I have to compare this to. I won't be able to remember all of them.
One of the first things I tried was doing a cycle where for 4 weeks you do a certain rep amount and then you change it for a second and third set of 4 weeks making it a 12 week program. I got nothing from this. I tried a 5 day a week one where you train each body part once a week. I tried what that steroid user Bill Pearl says in whatever his book is. I got a book by a guy named Ralph Mann and tried at least one program in that. I tried "beginner programs" from magazines where you lift 3 days a week. I tried at least one other 4 day a week beginner program. I tried the thing in the book "bodybuilding 101". I tried this program from "flex" magazine where they'd give you a little more in each issue. I tried "the weider approach". I tried schwarzenegger's advice. I also tried a bunch of splits and workouts I made up myself. Basically I tried everything. I tried most of these programs for between one month and 12 weeks waiting for my body to "start responding". "Superslow" and "Heavy Duty" were two others I tried, in fact, I tried those a lot and there was nothing that confused me more than those two programs. They are to a very large degree responsible for my failing for so long. The programs were so different and philosophical that there was no grey area. Those programs were either right or wrong and I could never decide which because neither that way or the traditional approach did anything at all for me. I will say however that Mike Mentzer (author of heavy duty) is the only author besides Castano that I don't dislike. This is because even though he was wrong about what he said, he, unlike pretty much everyone else at least acknowledged the fact that what works for steroid users will not work for the non-user and he did his best to find something for non-users. I really can't stand most of the authors I dealt with before Castano because they either only test their ideas on themselves while they're on steroids or they test their ideas on other steroid users (like weider would). They never mention that their advice won't work for a lot of non-steroid users and they act like it will and act like they're not on steroids most of the time. They are nothing short of frauds.
Sometimes I would gain a really little bit of strength or size on a few of those programs but only for a really short amount of time or only while I was on creatine (water-weight). Overall I can honestly say that I got absolutely nothing for all my efforts for all the years that I tried those!
When I first started lifting I don't think I knew that the people in weightlifting magazines took steroids. I realized it very slowly due to the fact that their advice didn't work but if you read magazines enough, like I did, you will hear most the guys admit it. A few of them are entirely honest (for example Flex Wheeler and Mike Mentzer) but most of them at least admit it. just not very often. You have to read enough to find out that they use and to see the interviews where they talk about it. They don't just take steroids, they are nothing but professional drug users. People who are unfamiliar with the fact that those guys are drugged up out of their minds should look for a magazine called "Natural Bodybuilding Magazine". Those guys are on the honor code and don't take anything illegal (but still take supplements sometimes in increased dosages). They are not as big as the users, and what I find really interesting is that you can use the people who admit it and the people who definitely don't use as reference points to see who is and isn't on steroids. If a baseball player or other athlete looks more like the users or even like the top non-users. well, he's a user and a whole lot of athletes apparently are. I considered taking steroids but I never did because I have been a successful athlete in ways outside of bodybuilding and I am known for it and I feel respected among my friends and I didn't want people to be able to say "yeah but he takes steroids". My other sport (mainly skiing) is one of two reasons I didn't ever take steroids. The other reason is because I believe it is cheating.
Anyways. I didn't want to take 'roids so ultimately I gave up, completely, for more than a year. In the end it was something that Mentzer said that made me give in. He said that everyone has different potential and some people only have the potential to gain a really tiny bit of muscle. Since I'd tried everything and gotten nothing I decided that that was me. Weightlifting became the one thing that made me think that people can't accomplish anything they put their minds to after all.
After a good year of not lifting, this summer (summer '05) I was reading online about natural ways to raise testosterone just for the sake of having high testosterone for sports and I came across Francesco Castano's site. I read a few testimonials from guys who had similar stories to mine (tried a lot of things with no results first) who said that this program finally worked for them. In fact a lot said that this finally worked GREAT for them, and that is exactly how it's gone for me. I did not have high hopes when I ordered this program because I no longer believed that it was possible for me to gain strength.
I cannot believe how different this program has been from any others I ever tried and I could not believe how well it worked. I started lifting on July 5th this year and for 3 months followed this program to a tee. I don't have good potential for weightlifting and I believe that others should be able to gain at least as much or more in three months on this program if they follow it as well as I did. For three months I only did the bodybuilding phase and ignored the fat loss phase so I was gaining as fast as I could. This testimonial is for my first 3 months because those months are an indication of how well this works when it's followed perfectly and fully. I also stopped after 3 months to ski for a while so that's the other reason this is just for the first 3.
The results were visible within a week. I kept track of my arm measurements and increased from about a 14 inch arm to 16 inches even within the first 3 months I did this program. I only measured my arms because it wasn't very necessary to measure because it was so clear that this was working and my bodyweight increased from 165 to 195. There may have been a gain of about 5 pounds of fat. There were two weeks in which I gained just under a quarter of an inch on my arms in the week alone and one week where I gained a FULL quarter of an inch on my arms, just in a week! I used machines for a lot of my exercises and here is how I increased: If I used the same weight from one workout to the next I usually did at least 2 more reps but sometimes much much more. There were certain workouts I had where I would increase 20 pounds on a few lifts since just my last time that I did them. One day I increased 30 pounds on machine flies just since my last chest workout. At the beginning of the three month period I worked out with 200 on the bench machine and then at the end of the months I was working out with 270. On the incline machine I started with 90 and ended working out with 180. On the shoulder press machine my gain for the 3 months was the same and went from working out with 90 to 180. On lat pulldown I went from working out with 190 to 250. Everything else increased at a similar rate to all of this. Triceps were among the fastest gaining body part. There was one thing I didn't increase in strength much on and that was shoulder shrugs, however, I recently got a deep tissue massage and had a large increase in strength as a result of that. I guess the muscle was just too tight. Whenever I stopped gaining I just increased calories, and started gaining again. This program enables you to fully understand all the variables involved and it is so nice to be able to pinpoint a reason for a lack of gains rather than wondering. So far on this program the only times I stopped gaining I just needed to increase calories and that was the only reason. Castano's concept of increasing workload amazes me. It amazes me by how clear it becomes that it is the key ingredient to bodybuilding and how this program proves that it's necessary.
Being stronger has been great. Every movement I make feels more supported. My joints feel better and I feel more athletic overall. My friends who hadn't seen me for a while all noticed my difference in size.
I am not going to post before and after pictures right now because since I started concentrating more on skiing I actually lost a little muscle (no matter, I know how to get it back now), so it would not be a clear indication of what I gained. I will however post a picture of my face so that people know that I am a real person (see my myspace site). I have not met Mr. Castano outside of the internet but he succeeded in something that I never would have without his help and it is partially because of my appreciation of him that I have written this. I also wrote this simply because I want as many people as possible to find their way out of all the B.S. that is in other books and magazines and into an effective program. Perhaps the main reason I wrote this is because I feel that this is the only way for a lot of people to gain muscle (besides using steroids) and I am pissed off at the steroid using authors who advise people like me who don't use steroids. I absolutely can't stand those authors. People like Schwarzenegger are basically responsible for wasting years of my life. Just thinking about all the confusion, and time wasted and effort for nothing makes me want to vomit. I want to save as many people as possible from either completely failing or wasting as much time as I did on account of confusion.
I believe that this program is the one true way to lift. I can't see any reason why this wouldn't be the best for everyone even if it's not the ONLY thing that'll work for everyone like it was for me. Look at what an enormous difference it made for me!
Thank you for enabling me to finally have control of my strength and fitness.
"I am getting compliments from people left and right."
In the past 8 months I have gone from 130lbs to 170lbs on a 5'9" frame using your program. Needless to say, I have experienced amazing results. Before starting the program I had tremendously painful tendinitis in both shoulders and my left elbow. I could hardly lift school books or a guitar without something hurting. I decided to try the diet first to see if merely the nutrition aspect of things would help my pain, and within a month my pain got much better, so I decided to try the weight training, and though I had start slow, the gains just took off.
I started Bench Press going to failure at 90lbs, and am now at 185lbs. Preacher Curls went from 40lbs to 105lbs THIS PROGRAM WORKS!!!! I was completely skin and bones before starting this thing, and now I am getting compliments from people left and right, and they have asked me how I have made such progress in a short amount of time. I am looking forward to seeing what future months will bring.
Nearly everything about my life has changed for the better this past year thanks to this program. I feel stronger, more energetic, I sleep better.
"I just want to make believers of the skeptics
who think I've done steroids."
I've gained 46 lbs in the last year and I haven't even followed the program strictly because I have two kids and a wife who doesn't value my efforts as much as I'd like. I have 8% body fat and I went from lifting 185 to 325 on bench and 40lb dumbbell curls to 70lbs. I haven't kept track of my chest size but I've gained 3 inches on my arms from 15 to 18 inches.
I have a lot of friends and family who ask me what I've done to get so big in the last year. When I tell them about the program and the lifetime personal training they all look at me with disbelief, and instead of the guys in the gym asking me for bits and pieces of info I'll just refer them to the web page and the testimonial section to convince them. I just want to make believers of the skeptics who think I've done steroids.
I will continue to keep you updated of my progress and when I can I'll give you before and after pics with dates because words only go so far. If there is any work I can do for you as far as advertising I'd be glad to, as I am a card holding member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and I will be entering the Firefighter Challenge this coming year. What better way to get your program out there even more than on a nationally televised program!
I'll talk to you soon!
"I have always been made fun of for being skinny."
I want to really thank you for all your hard work you have put into this program. I have read it from front cover to back cover at least 3 times. It's great reading material especially when you lose confidence. But it's really hard to lose confidence when I'm following the guidelines of your program. It is SO INSPIRATIONAL. I couldn't get over how it just lifted my self esteem. I have been lifting weights for a while. I never gained an ounce. I got much stronger, but the results weren't there. So now Im starting to gain weight and lots of strength! I began as 129 pounds and now I'm at 146 pounds after just 4 weeks into the first cycle. I have always been made fun of (and still am) for being skinny. So out of frustration, I got online that night and found your program and ordered it. I am so thankful for your time and efforts.
It would be great if you posted this email! I want it on your site because I was the hardest gainer! Seriously! Thanks for all your help!!!!!
"I have gained more than 3 inches on my arms."
Since starting your program I am over 30 pounds heavier and have not gained any extra around my waist. I have gained more than 3 inches on my arms as well as 4 inches on my chest and my neck is also over 2 inches thicker. My calves which were always stubborn to grow have even added almost 2 inches!! In addition to these results since beginning all my exercise weights have at least tripled!! Thank you so much for your help!!
"Before I saw your site I was so clueless and mis-informed."
In the last four months I have put on 20 pounds, and I continue to get stronger and stronger on your program. Before I saw your site I was so clueless and mis-informed that I would have gone nowhere any time soon. When I started lifting I gained fast but than I hit a wall for two years and went nowhere as far as size and strength. I'm progressing now like I just started again. I get compliments all of the time. Thank you so much for putting this program together. It seems like your really clearing up all the misinformation there is out there in bodybuilding. Keep up the good work.
"I have put 3 inches on my arms and 6 on my chest!
It is unbelievable!!"
I know it's hard for people to believe these testimonials because I was once the one on the outside reading them. I was searching through yahoo looking for an easy way to put on lean muscle mass. Once i found your program I thought that I would give it a try. The price is about what I was spending on supplements a month anyway. I have been on your program now for 6 months. I have put on 45 lbs of muscle and have increased my max bench by over 100 lbs, while dropping by bodyfat. I have put 3 inches on my arms and 6 on my chest! It is unbelievable!! I'm not special either. Before muscle now i used to spend hours in the gym each day with very small strength gains if any and no size gains. The program works for everyone. You have taken the trial and error out of workouts! My friends spend twice the amount of time I spend in the gym and can't get any result. Your program is the only way to truly unlock "your true body's potential". I love the way the program walks you through everything by giving you examples. I also would like to thank you for getting back to me on my questions within a day every time! Francesco your program has changed my life. My confidence level has gone up so much.
"My bench went from 90 to 200."
My weight has increased 31 pounds (hard gainer no more) my bench went from 90 to 200 in 12 weeks. I've gained two inches on my upper arms, my chest measure 4 inches from what it was and my waist has dropped almost an inch. I'm 6'0" and I was 150lbs I'm now at 181 lbs. You can post my improvement as a testimonial if you like.
"I can't believe what is happening."
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how I'm doing. I started your system two weeks ago and I can't believe what is happening. My strength gains are incredible. I've gained a half inch on my biceps, an inch and a half on my chest and lost an inch on my waist!
As you know I'm a police officer. Just after Christmas, I was attacked by two people when I responded to a bar to take an assault report. The "victim" and his brother took their frustration out on me and after being punched and kicked by them, they tried to take away my gun. Due to my training (and my partner's good timing) I didn't get hurt and the bad guys went to jail. I got lucky.
After that, I couldn't help thinking how different it could have been. Increased strength has been a futile goal of mine for ten years, but after the bar incident it became my mission. Granted, there is always someone out there who is bigger, stronger, etc.. but I want every advantage I can get. You have made that goal possible.
As a department Defensive Tactics trainer I will recommend your program to all of my trainees. After all, officer survival isn't just about winning the fight, it's about staying alive, going home to your family every day and living longer, healthier.
"I highly recommend this program
for everybody who is interested in looking great."
I would like to thank you for the many different things you have done for me. Your program is very helpful and very cheap considering paying for a personal trainer or some other form of training aide. The program has taught me many things about muscle building that I was unaware of before. My chest, biceps, and forearms have all increased by at least 3 inches while my strength increases have been over 50 % while I have only been on this program for a month! I have seen dramatic changes in my physique while receiving comments from my friends. I would also like to note that I appreciate the personal help you provide for specific questions that come about through your email. It has helped me my continuing my motivation instead of staying confused and quitting. I would highly recommend this program for everybody who is interested in being the their top physical shape and looking great. Thanks again.
"People who haven't seen me in a few months
are all amazed at how much bigger I look."
Your program is awesome. Within the past two weeks, I have added 1/4" to my arms and 1" to my chest and have gained an extra 5 lbs without increasing my waist.
Hello Francesco...I just wanted to praise your program again and let you know that your weight training philosophy/strategy is priceless. My size, and most importantly my strength, has SKYROCKETED!!!! Remember, when I first started about 9 weeks ago? I told you I could barely do 95lbs a few times...well, last Thursday I max'd out at 205lbs!!!! And I could've done 210lbs if I hadn't tried to max out at 195lbs before. Plus that was with free-weights and not the smith machine. The crazy part is that this is basically after only 1 cycle of your program! Over 1 inch on my arms and 2.5 inches on my chest in this period. When I first started your program I was about 145lbs give or take a few lbs. I recently topped out at 160lbs.
The coolest part is that people who haven't seen me in a few months are all amazed at how much bigger I look...they can't believe it sometimes. You have helped me more than I could've imagined.
"I still don't understand how every day
I am getting more muscular...every day!"
Amazing improvements with almost 3 full months of going 2 to 3 times a week to the gym (it's better for me than 5). A few people have accused me of Juicing up! lol They comment that its impossible to grow that huge with so little training and in such a minuscule period of time . Also , the fact that every single week, my strength increases! Just amazing! I feel like I 'm on Steroids . . seriously. I mean, the Strength is unimaginable. Your program truly is the NATURAL Steroid! It's quite frightening How big I am getting! The Chest is Ripped and Very large + the Traps and back muscles are huge because of those shrugs. I still dont understand how everyday I am getting More Muscular and heavier . . every day ! I mean the arms & the chest, shoulders, traps and so forth are all so Large . . Quite Incredible.
I'm squatting usually between 425 and 510 Pounds . . The numbers are way up there now and my legs are getting huge . . Also I have been doing Heavy shrugs of between 350 and 450 Pounds . . people are already telling me that it's AMAZING that an 18 yr old is squatting 500 pounds but ur gonna kill urself ? lol
"My wife thanks you for your suggestions on weight loss."
Hi there Francesco. I measured yesterday for the fist time and found I have gained half an inch on each bicep and half an inch on my chest. HALF AN INCH!! Other people have told me that this size gain is only possible over a series of months while I have achieved it (thanks to your program) in a couple of weeks. If these sorts of gains are consistently possible I am going to be HUGE. Thanks again mate for your great program and all your help. Also my wife thanks you for your suggestions on weight loss and is currently putting them to use.
I think more people need to be educated in this very confusing area. I see so many people, even experienced lifters, who have terrible form, don't know what to eat and worst of all buy crappy supplements (by the bucket load). I only have one worry -- someone from my gym may buy your great program and end up getting as big as fast as me! Thanks again mate and talk to you soon.
Well measuring time has come around again and I am proud to say that I have put ANOTHER quarter inch on each bicep and over 1 inch on my chest. I have had a half inch increase in waist size put this is minor compared to my arm growth. I have noticed a nice big vein running up my bicep and hope to see more of it in the future. thanks mate, your program works.
Just had to tell you that when I started 7 weeks ago I could bench 75 kilos, but this morning I cranked out 3 sets of 4 at 110 kg!!! That's all for now.
"I have always considered myself a hard gainer."
First I would like to congratulate you on a very well written program. There is alot of valuable info and you have laid it out in a format that is very easy and enjoyable to read.
It has been alot of hard work for me but you also should be congratulated. I have always considered myself a hard gainer. I naturally have a lean body style low body fat, fast metabolism. Growing up I despised being called skinny. I never thought I could put on real muscle weight. With your program I have gone from 161 pounds to 180 pounds in two full cycles (12 weeks). I have gained 1-1/2" on each arm and 3" on my chest. All of my strength has gone up in every single exercise. Thanks for a great program.
On your program I'm the strongest and the biggest that I’ve ever been. Many relatives have been complimenting me and embarrassing me by calling me Schwarzenegger and saying I look like a Chippendale. But thanks to your program my efforts have been working.
"I've been having great results."
I FINALLY started going full force on MuscleNow about three weeks ago with the full range of exercises and following the diet exactly and I've been having great results. I added 3/4" on my arms in my first week, lost 1 1/4" off my waist in a week and a half, I'm lifting 5-10lbs more on each exercise every 3 days consistently and my legs have gained so much mass that I outgrew 4 or 5 pairs of pants... all in my first 3 weeks of doing EXACTLY what you said. :)
Thanks for everything, Francesco!
"Your program was all I hoped it would be."
I finished my first cycle Friday and thought I would update you on the results. I gained a total of eleven pounds, added 1 inch to each flexed arm, and 1.7 inches to my relaxed chest measurement. However, my waist also grew 2", but with only a 3 1/2 mm increase on the caliper (8 to 11.5mm). Strength skyrocketed from week one to the final week as well, adding over 40 lbs. to the Bench Press and about 60 lbs. to the Squat. But much of this, of course, was muscle learning. But overall, I am very pleased. I can truly say, that your program was all I hoped it would be, and my results all I had expected -- maybe more. I have achieved more in the last 6 weeks with yours and God's help, than I had in the last year of genuine training -- without proper knowledge and combination of techniques. And I work in the fitness field! It goes to show how important it is, to humble yourself, and listen to someone who has been where you want to go. God bless you.
To date, after two cycles on your program (3 months) I gained 16 pounds (174 to 190), and 1 1/2 inches on my arms and a little more for chest. I added 65 lbs. to my squat and 50lbs. to my bench with the other exercises in proportion. And I should add, my gains have attracted considerable attention. It's kind of funny. Prior to receiving your course I had labeled myself a hardgainer -- now I realize, I just wasn't eating or training in the best way for gains. Thanks again for all your help.
"Very impressed with the program."
How you doing man? I have not emailed you for a long time. My name is Nick Lyons and I started your MuscleNOW program around the first of the year. things are going good. very impressed with the program. FYI: I have gained 1.5 inches in my arms and 6 inches in my chest. my bench has gone from 110 lbs up to 180 lbs. and that is how much I weigh. that was a big accomplish for me to be able to bench 100% of my body weight. later
"I've broken plateau after plateau."
I thought I'd drop a line just to let you know that after only the intro phase and the first week of the muscle building phase I've broken plateau after plateau. Just before i started the program, I could reach around my thighs with both hands and touch my fingers and thumbs; now there is at least a 1 to 2 inch gap between my thumbs if my fingers are touching! I haven't taken formal measurements of my legs but the simple test I performed in the shower this morning (out of pure curiosity) proved to me beyond the shadow of a doubt that your program works! Know I'm very curious to see what my measurements in my upper body are at the start of the third week. Thank you so much!
I'm still making gains. I've gained about an inch and a half in my chest (in one week!) up to 40.5", and fractions of inches in every other measurement. Another great gain is my overall strength, I'm still very impressed as to how fast I'm able to increase weights 5 to 20 lbs with no problem!
Thanks again for all your help.
I'd like to update you on my progress. I've completed my first cycle and only missed two workouts. My gains were very impressive. In measurements i gained at least 8 inches total. My sister that I see only once a week would note every week that i look bigger and more muscular every time she saw me. My muscles are definitely more shapely and toned than before. In 6 weeks I gained more than a few years gave me before. In 6 weeks I broke plateau after plateau. My strength has skyrocketed! I went from benching 135 to 175 lbs! My goal is to bench 225 before the summer ends! My arms are also incredibly strong compared to what the used to be. I am doing almost twice the weight I used to do in many exercises. The other great change is how i feel. The diet is great! When you start eating what your body wants, when it wants it, you feel so good. I am probably the healthiest person I know! Thanks again for all your help! Feel free to use this message in your testimonials if you wish, I know how important the testimonials are, they were the major factor in my investment in the muscle now program.
Its been forever since i'v written! I'v been insanly busy with school, and of course, working out! I thought i'd drop a quick line to let you know how i'v been doing with my prgress and a years progress. Last year at about this time when i started the program, I weighed about 155lbs at 6'1" tall. I know weigh 177 lbs and some change with 10% body fat. Pretty much ever muscle group is really improved and Body building/fitness has become so much more to me. I am student supervisor in my Colleges amazing new weight room, and I love helping people out in the gym, teaching them about proper nutrition, etc etc. I plan on really kicking it into high gear once this school year is out in a month or two and really packing on some substantial lean mass and cutting the fat back to around 5-7%. Thank you sooooooo much for getting me started in what i hope to be life full of proper nutrition and fitness, and helping others learn and reach their goals too!
"I have already had someone ask me
how I'm achieving my results."
As you know I am a very skinny person with a substantial amount of body fat (150lb), and have been training/dieting without aerobics. I will have to tell you that I am kind of amazed at the current result and am excited to see more gains in the mere future.
Here's an update since last month that I've been on your program:
- Weight: 150 lbs
- Biceps: 12"
- Chest: 32"
- Waist: 36"
- Flat Bench: 100 lbs
- Incline Bench: 75 lbs
- Barbell Curls: 50 lbs
- Deadlift: 190 lbs
- Squat: 190 lbs
- Weight: 155 lbs
- Biceps: 13"
- Chest: 34"
- Waist: 34"
- Flat Bench: 140 lbs
- Incline Bench: 100 lbs
- Barbell Curls: 65 lbs
- Deadlift: 210 lbs
- Squat: 210 lbs
I have already had someone ask me at the Gym on how I'm achieving my results, which in turn was responsed by addressing your website. I want to inform people at the Gym to purchase and follow your program, but to convince others, I myself have to be established first. So, thank you for your advices and efforts and hope to send you updates with better results!
I'm sorry to write to you so often, but I just have to update you on my latest achievements as I have never seen these kinds of results before.
I've recently changed to Plan D where I workout 3 times a week with intermissions in between and have noticed significant results in mass, weight & strength. My weight increased from 155lb to 160lb, and mass has increased overall in arms, chest, and legs. As far as strength, I've increased the following:
- Barbell Curls: 65 to 75 lbs
- Leg Curls: 140 to 160 lbs
- Lat Pulldown: 140 to 150 lbs
Thanks for all the support!
"I am very pleased with the amazing results
that you have given me."
This is Zack Phillips and I bought your program about five months ago, but due to wrestling season I just started the muscle building phase five weeks ago. I must admit that I am very pleased with the amazing results that you have given me and I'm going to try to promote this excellent program the best I can. I haven't been working out my legs because my knee has been bothering me for the last three years, but I thought it was minor. Then it really started bugging me this wrestling season so I decided to get an MRI after season ended because I didn't want to miss out on the season. The MRI results came back and it turns out that part of the lower part of my femur on my left leg is dead. They think that the bone died because of continual stress on the joint (probably from wrestling) witch caused the blood flow to stop going to the bone. So anyway the doctors but an immobilizer and I cant put any weight on it or even bend it for two months and I get my next MRI on May 2nd. But I didn't let that get me down. I have been working around the energy and I am getting unreal results on my upper body. I have just finished my 5th week on your program and I gained 10 pounds of pure muscle! I now way about 155 pounds and I gained on my biceps amazingly. Before this program both of my biceps were 14 inches and now they are both 14 5/8 inches. I never gained like that before and I thought I was a pretty buff dude before I got on this program, but I just gained over 1/2 inch on my Biceps in 5 weeks. My chest also had some huge gains. I started off with a 37 inch chest and now my chest is 38 3/4 inches, and I made these huge muscle gains without the ego dropping fat gains. My waist started at 30 inches and now it is 30 1/2 inches, so you can still see my six pack. I also had some really good strength gains. I started out benching 175 pounds and failing in between 4-7 reps but now I put 205 pounds and fail in between 4-7 reps. I feel great and I am very pleased with the results that I am getting. I was down at the mall the other day and I went into vitamin world and there was a natural body builder in there and now I think I am going to start body building once I get out of this cast thing and I get my legs up to strength.
I'm just telling you that you have my permission to put all of this on your website, and actually I would rather you do that because I want to help you out. I constantly get accused from fellow students at my school of steroid use which I'm not sure to take as an insult or just take as a complement, and I just tell them that I'm using the internets natural steroids and then I tell them that I'm on this unreal program and I give them the website.
So thanks again Francesco for this amazing program and God Bless.
"Are you taking steroids?"
I just want to let you know that your program works!!!!!!!! There is no doubt about it. Unfortunately, I do not have any photographs and I can't give you exact measurements (in inches). But this is the reason why I know your system works: All the people who I have not seen for several months and having meeting them right now, ask me similar questions about my body; questions and comments like "Are you taking steroids?", "wow, look at your arms -- someone's been working out!" and "what workout program are you using right now -- can you share it with me?".
The changes are most definitely visible. I do know that I gained 25lbs since I started your program in August and I know it is mostly muscle just based on what I'm seeing in the mirror and the reaction of my relatives and friends. Some people might say that this isn't much of a weight change, but I have to tell you that I have never ever experience a gain this much within one year. Most importantly, I got a lot stronger. Since I started your program, my Bench Press (maxing out) went from 205 lbs to 245 lbs.; I use to pull down 80 lbs 10 times. Now, I'm pulling down 110 lbs 12 times, and finally I was curling 50lbs 12 times, but now curling 70 lbs with the same weight. And guess what -- the amount of weight that I use to be able to lift were done with improper form (where I actually use different parts of my body to lift the weight). Now I'm lifting more weight with the proper form. This is very important in my opinion! It basically means that I could be lifting a lot more if I continue to do the same improper form that I use to do. But of course I'm not going to do that :-)
Because of your program, I am more confident about myself. Like you, I thought I was genetically cursed, but now I have a different perspective. I hate to act immature, but I wish I can locate my old high school buddies who use to be so in love of themselves, so I can show them what's up.
Anyway, please continue what you're doing because you're making a lot of people's lives better.
"I thank God for the progress I've made,
and for good people like you!!"
In the year that i have done your program i have accomplished quite alot and have seen fabulous results.
I remember when i began your program i was 240 pounds, still in what i called "my football weight." however when i began your program in about FOUR MONTHS i had lost 65 POUNDS (100% honesty)! later on that summer i decided i wanted to get stronger and so with your programs help i did just that, in about one month my bench press max had gone from 235 to 295 and i even won a bench press competition for my weight class (187 lbs.).
the thing i love most about MUSCLENOW is how it is all purpose, i can gain, lose, and maintain and feel great about myself all from one diet plan. i thank God for the progress ive made, for the future progress i will make and for good people like you!!
"I have been following your course for about 11 weeks now
and have seen unbelievable results."
I have been following your course for about 11 weeks now and have seen unbelievable results. My waist went from 41 inches to 35, and I am bench pressing 225 lbs for 6 solid reps. I have been very consistent with my diet and exercise 5 days per week. I am 5'10", medium built, broad shoulders, and have gained a great deal of muscle size on my quads, biceps, and chest. I have never experienced these gains in the past because I was on a low fat high complex carb diet with very little protein.
My brother in-law has been working out 3-4 days a week for 4 years now. He currently loaded up on Creatine for the past year now and his muscles look real puffy. We are the same height and I worked out with him last weekend. He couldn't deal with the intensity nor could he bench press 225 for 3 reps without help!
There are a lot of skeptical people out there who are weary of ordering information off of the Internet (myself being one of them), but I had some knowledge of bodybuilding and a friend of mine had me convinced to start trying the EAS products before I stumbled across your web sight, and a lot of what you mentioned made sense. I am glad I ordered your program as you have been very helpful. You saved me $$$$.
"I look so different. I actually have abs,
and have made considerable strength gains."
I just wanted to let you know that I have lost about 25 pounds and I look so different. I actually have abs, I have never had them. I also wanted to inform you that I have made considerable strength gains. Thank you!
"I am just about as happy as can be with my progress!"
I just wanted to say thanks again for the extremely effective course you put together. I am back now training with your course again and experiencing good results, although I confess I "strayed" and tried Mike Mentzer's Mind and Body book for a while - got bad tendinitis in my elbows and shoulders both times, even though I modified to lighter weights the 2nd time around and took it very, very easy.
Bottom line, his course just does not give enough practical details about how/why/when that your course does - he seems most interested in pushing his Ayn Rand philosophies (the heretical, man-centered "objectivist" philosophy - and he spends a few dozen pages talking about it endlessly -)
Anyway, just wanted to say thanks again and to see how you're doing with your important work - stay close to Jesus Christ - I'm giving Him the glory daily for all my progress which I will eventually let you see in a photo. I am making good gains and have dropped about 4% bodyfat in the last 3 weeks!
Your course it is by far the most comprehensive I have ever found.
I am in week 6 of my first full cycle of your course, and am still seeing the best physique results I have ever experienced in my life - I lift more weight each session and continue to lose fat weight as I have now incorporated the aerobics portion of the plan. People are now commenting to me that I am "looking good!" and I have ZERO joint pain or tendinitis, which I had experienced previously with the Mike Mentzer "Heavy Duty" program - I am just about as happy as can be with my progress! Thank you so very, very much, Francesco!
"I get a good workout every time."
Well...here's an update:
While I know you've probably heard this before, prior to signing up and trying your program I'd been working out for years! Since starting your program (I'm just finishing week 5) I'm just at the point of passing some of my greatest lift weights ever.
With the staggered rep & set routine each week it seems to keep my body just confused enough to encourage it to make new gains because it doesn't have time to get into a set routine. What I'm finding is that I get a good workout every time...and I can really feel it afterward.
On the weight side I beginning to get the diet down & people who haven't seen me have said, "boy you look like your losing weight" which I think is quite something for just 4-5 weeks on this program, in the winter with lots of clothes on.
"Through your program,
I have noticed a huge difference."
I just wanted to thank you for your program. Its been about 5 weeks since I have been using your system, my gains are incredible. I started off lifting about 5 years ago. Since a shoulder injury, weightlifting was off limits per doctors orders. I gave your program a shot, and with your online help with my question my shoulder feels so much better. I can perform a lot more exercises than I could before and could even think that I could again. Through the past 3 years out of the gym, my physique was average. And thru your program, and taking it somewhat easy because of my shoulder, I have noticed a huge difference. I started off at a gross 185 pounds, 39" chest, 35 1/2" waist and a disappointing 14 1/2" arms. 5 weeks later after your help I am now 178-182 pounds, 42" chest, 34 1/2" waist and incredibly, my biceps grew about 2" to 16". My strength is even more noticeable. I am now benching 80 lbs. on incline dumbbells, curling 45 lbs. and 105 on preacher, all for 4-7 reps. And every week, these seem to get easier with your program. I never thought I would be this strong again, nor did I think I would be back in this good of shape.
Thank you so much, this program rocks!
"Your program is the most comprehensive,
best written, and easiest to follow."
I purchased your MuscleNOW course approximately three months ago and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you. I appreciate what the wisdom of your experiences has allowed me to achieve with respect to my fitness goals. It is my opinion that you should rename your program "the guide to adding power to the human body (without the bull)." I can confidently say that your program is the most comprehensive, best written, and easiest to follow (the logic) that I have ever read. After a couple of weeks of following your course you can actually feel your body becoming a fire breathing machine. I have never read anything that emphasizes the importance of not only nutrition, but also of sleep. It is one of those things that makes sense, but to actually be able to feel your body grow after a healthy meal and a good night's rest is amazing.
I decided that now was the proper time to send you a message because I am going to get 4 of my 6 pairs of dress pants tailored this afternoon. I bought my clothes for work when I graduated college in June. It's been two months since I purchased your program, and now my pants won't stay up. I've lost 1 1/2 inches around my waist since then, though I've only lost about 10 pounds in total body weight. I am fairly confident of the composition of those 10 pounds that I've lost since my body fat has declined by almost 2% while my bench press has gone up about 40 pounds.
I can't stress enough how informative your program is. The timing of aerobic exercise coupled to meal times for maximum fat burning is something I haven't heard anywhere else.
"Your program works like magic!
It is realistic and quite doable."
Hello, Francesco! I completed my first 6-week MuscleNOW cycle this past Friday and am extremely pleased with the results. I am happy to report that I didn't miss one weight or treadmill workout and have been following all of your instructions as close as possible. I gained 5 pounds of body weight while decreasing my waist measurement 1-1/2". My upper arms have gained 1/2" and all muscle groups are much more dense, especially the shoulders and traps. I am very excited with the results and am eager to gain more. My strength gains almost scare me, they came so quickly. I am equally surprised by my energy level. Your program works like magic! The best part is that your program is realistic and quite doable. Weeks 5 and 6 weren't easy but they would have been a mental nightmare had I continued at that poundage and those number of sets for much longer. Knowing I could soon start the cycle over at two sets helped ease the mind tremendously. I used to think I was a failure because I couldn't stick with high sets of heavy poundages for more than three weeks on other courses. Thanks for everything!
"I actually look forward to working out."
Just as a motivational thing for others starting your program, I just finished up week 2 of my first cycle. I've lost 4 pounds, but more importantly I've lost a full inch from my waist. My energy level is light years above where it was, and I actually look forward to working out. I took your advice and am doing aerobic work at least 5 times per week, usually 6. The 3 day per week lifting routine seems to be working out well for now.
End of week 3. I've lost 10 pounds. My bench has gone from 125 to 160. Lost almost 2 inches from my waist, so I figure I've probably lost 20 lbs of fat, but gained 10 of muscle. To summarize, I'M THRILLED with the results so far!
"I have never felt better."
I have followed your diet during 5 weeks and never felt better. My energy level has increased, I have also increased my strength tremendously and increasing for each week. My waist is getting smaller. I have lost about 3 inches. Formerly i use to eat 8-10 times a day, very high fat diet, that only gave me a huge stomach and no muscle mass. I have a normal metabolism but lots of stomach fat since years of wrong food and training. I used to train with bodybuilders who competes and followed their diet that only gave me a huge stomach. I now realize that when you take steroids you probably can eat everything and train wrong and still get big. I now realize that this is the wrong way to build the body.
"I've made awesome progress on your program.
The best I've ever had."
Just want to say I've made awesome progress on your program. The best Ive ever had. Waist size went from 43 1/2 to 37inches...weight went from 230lbs to 190 lbs. I feel healthier and much stronger.
"We've been getting a lot of compliments from others."
I have been doing very well on your program. I've been on the three days/week system and have been adjusting my eating patterns, to align with your advice. In 6 weeks, I've dropped 12 lbs. of bodyfat and my strength is increasing. My wife and I are training together and are very pleased with our progress. We are 58 and 57 years old respectively. We've been getting a lot of compliments from others also (good for our motivation)!
"Thanks for changing my life."
I have been reading all of the testimonials from various people about how much weight they lost and I thought you might be interested in how much I have lost. I have always been big. I played football in high school and that was my introduction to weight lifting. I have worked out off and on for the past 18 years and I have to say that I thought the plan you laid out would not work. So i was dead set on proving you wrong. I mean there was no way that all the coaches, weightlifters, bodybuilders, and powerlifters I have known were wrong. You had to be crazy. Well I set out on my quest debunk your theories 10 months ago. I have been on your program ever since. I wanted to lose some weight and gain muscle. I started out at 315lbs 6' 0". My waist measurement was 53". To date I weigh 267lbs and my waist measurement is 42". That's a WHOPPING 48lbs and 11" in 10 months. I can't thank you enough for this program. I have even got the attention of my gym's top bodybuilders asking me what I am doing. My strength has increased tremendously. My bench went up from 245 to 280, squat from 365 to 455, incline from 145 to 205, leg press from 990lbs with both legs to 900lbs with one leg, and shrugs from 365 to 655. So all the people out there who think, like I did, that this program will not work DON'T BE STUPID! Stop wasting time. The only regret I have is that I didn't start it sooner. Thanks for changing my life.
The last time I wrote you I had lost 48lbs and 11 inches in 10 months. Well it is 3 months later and the weight is still coming off and the strength is still going up. I have the best upper body development that I have ever had. I am starting to see veins in places that I didn't even know I had veins. My family and friends have noticed that I am becoming more cut and ripped every time they see me. I have after following your program for 13 months and 11 days lost 65lbs and 13 inches off of my waist. I have maintained the same arm size (17.5 inches) and my legs have actually grown. All this in 13 months. I have never felt better. I have to buy new pants again. This will be the second time. I just wanted to thank you again. I also wanted to reassure all the skeptics out there that this program works if you work it. Thanks again and I will keep in touch.
"You really can change the way you look,
and feel great about yourself."
Well today ends week 4 of being on the fat loss phase and I have lost 15 pounds following the program to a tee, just wanted to update you on my progress thus far. I am sure I have gained muscle mass these past four weeks 15 pounds and 3.5 inches off my waist. Talk to you soon.
I am sending you an update on what I consider progress. I just started week 12 I have gone from weighing 285 pounds to 252 so that’s a great accomplishment, I now am leg pressing 900 curling 95 low row and lat pull down about 175 to 180 this is amazing since I never really lifted anything before the program except a fork or slice of pizza, you are more than welcome to use this for others to read, anybody reading this that may be skeptical I was to but I figured I had chased every other scheme that came my way and to my surprise I finally found something that really works with time and dedication you really can change the way you look and feel great about yourself, before I forget I have lost 7 inches on my waist.
"It's great to know that I can finally
have the body I always wanted."
I began this approximately two months ago and my results are shown below. The chest size reduction must have been fat loss. I have consistently increased weight or the number of repetitions each time I lifted. I feel much stronger and I'm started to see veins and muscle definition that I have never achieved before.
- Weight: 188 lbs
- Caliper: 17 mm
- Waist: 37"
- Biceps: 15"
- Chest: 42"
- Weight: 176 lbs
- Caliper: 9 mm
- Waist: 32.5"
- Biceps: 15.25"
- Chest: 41"
I must say I have caught myself more than once doing a double take noticing myself in the mirror at the gym now. I am amazed at the muscular definition I am developing.
I just wanted to say "Thanks." I was fat as a kid and have always had a stigma about my appearance, even though in clothes, I look fine. It's great to know that I can finally have the body I always wanted.
Thanks for everything,
"Francesco has written the roadmap
that will get you there."
I just wanted to say thank you and add to the list of testimonials which enticed me to purchase your program. For anyone out there who is considering buying this program, realize that it doesn't provide just an incredible change in appearance, but positively impacts so many aspects of your life.
To establish my previous situation, I was 280 pounds on a 6 foot frame, not pretty at all. I tried the Atkins diet, which worked, but as Francesco has pointed out in his program, at what cost? Now many accuse the diet of depriving the brain of carbohydrates, the only fuel it seems to use. I definitely felt a mental difference after starting the diet. Anyway, I managed to get to 215 pounds. To those of you who would consider the Atkins diet: The "after" me was merely a smaller version of the "before" me. The fat and muscle ratios in my body stayed about the same, and I simply lost volume. Not only did that happen, but I hit a plateau at 215 and simply could not overcome it though trying for well over 4 months. I had previously purchased Francesco's program, but it had ended up tossed on a shelf with a half dozen other plans because it simply seemed like too much trouble. However after rediscovering it, I decided it was time to give it a shot. I was still too clingy to the Atkins to embrace new dieting concepts, but I decided to do the aerobics and lifting programs.
Although I achieved fat loss by following a high protein/low carbohydrate diet, I suffered a loss in muscle mass. Once I added Francesco's outlined diet to the program, I put a whole quarter inch on both biceps in one week. Though measurements in the chest and legs have decreased significantly from where I started, this has been a result of fat loss as I have made incredible gains in strength in both squats and bench press. I can definitely say I feel more solid after eating the right ratios of protein and carbs. On top of all of that, I've started to gain that v-shaped torso as well as having my abs poke through. The visible results themselves provide an inspirational fuel that makes sticking with this program so much easier than others.
Once again, thank you Francesco. And to anyone out there considering this program-if you have the desire and ability to commit yourself to completely transforming the way you look and feel -which will inevitably lead to a better life overall- Francesco has written the roadmap that will get you there.
I've made it through another six week cycle and it feels great. My strength is still increasing while I'm dropping useless pounds of fat! Not only have I gotten stronger, but I've gotten faster too. I ran a four mile cross country course this past weekend, and I have shaved a whole fifteen minutes from my time...and that's just in a little over four months! On top of all of that, I'm still losing about 1/4 inch off of my waist every week and becoming consistently leaner by the day. Also, I have been taking my resting heart rate (not the "true" resting heart rate-when I wake up, but rather just at random points in the day) and it ranges from 40 to 45 beats per minute. I'm not sure how good this is overall, but compared to 68 or so four months ago when I started your program, it was quite an accomplishment.
"If I could have found your plan 20 years ago,
I would have saved hundreds if not thousands of dollars."
I started your program approximately six weeks ago and have been good results I started at 6'2" and 215 lbs. and 25% body fat. Now I'm 204 and 21%. I've also started bench press at 60 lbs now I'm up to 195 lbs, all my weights have increased thanks to your program.
If I could have found your plan 20 years ago (I don't know when you started publishing), I would have save myself hundreds if not thousands of dollars on supplements, pills and diets that promised the world but delivered almost nothing except a lighter wallet.
Your program is the best weight lifting program I've have ever tried. I make gains every week, I can hardly believe the results. Thanks!
"Better than any workout I've tried."
Within 3 months of starting the program, my shoulder strength literally doubled! 4 months into it my arms had gained an inch with my back gaining about 3. I am not a big guy at all and have always had trouble getting bigger, but this program is absolutely better than any workout thing i've ever tried before. Thanks again man!
Thanks again for the whole deal man, e-mails and all.
God Bless too dude. Later.
"I have never looked so good."
May i start by congratulating you on such an excelent training program. It is easy to understand and really opened my eye`s. I started bodybuilding again 3 years ago and like yourself i had tried everything on the market to get big and ripped. Suprise suprise nothing worked, i got big but fat aswell. I was 19 stone when i recieved your program 2 months ago with a 42 inch waist. In that short time i have lost 3 inches off my waist and now weigh 16st 12lb but still benching 140kg for 6 reps. I expected to lose a lot of size but so far have only lost 1/2 inch off my arms which are now 18 inches and only 1 1/2 inches off my chest, not bad considering i`ve shed more than 2 stone of weight(fat). I get compliments all the time now about what a great transformation i have made from people in the gym, and i tell them about your web site. And yet they do nothing about it, they just keep doing the same old stuff, eating the same old crap and then winge because they are not getting results. Oh well, their loss. Once again i say, excellent program, and I have never looked so good. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
"I have made great progress."
I have been following your program for just over a week now and I am so please with results. The first week I've lost over 5 pounds of fat and 3/4 inches off my waist, gaining 1/2 inch on my left bicep( it was smaller than my right). Needless to say I'm on the fat loss phase of the program. I'm anticipating reaching my fat loss goal in 12 weeks. Thank you so much for this course.
I am so excited to be doing this and to have found your program. I can not thank you enough.
First of all, thanks again for providing this wonderful program. I love it and I have made great progress. My weight has dropped from 208 to 175 in just over 12 weeks. My waist size from 39 inches to 33.5 inches. I've been following the fat loss phase, of course, and though I haven't gain inches in my muscles yet, I've certainly get strength and I'm getting some nice definitions in my arms and shoulders. I've set some ambitious yet attainable goals for myself. One being reduce body fat percentage to 8%. Based on my height (6'2") current weight and waist size and by looking in the mirror, I thought I had about 12-13 pounds of fat to go.
I had my annual physical yesterday with my doctor which was great by the way. God bless you.
"My body is definitely changing."
Update for you on my progress on your program. In the last 5 weeks now I have lost 13.5 pounds on your program, bringin my total fat loss to 18.5 pounds and > 4% body fat. My strength has actually gone up, and my body is definately changing. I am now 5' 10 1/2" 192 pounds with 9% body fat, whereas when i started I weighed 210.5 pounds with 12% bodyfat. I just wanted to write this so that other people that might be skeptical(like i was at first) to make the investment....its worth it! I am actually thinking about competing in the future now that i see what my body is caple of looking like. Thanks Francesco for all the quick responses to my millions of emails too. haha. Keep up the good work.
"I got incredible results."
I just finished my first cycle, and I got incredible results.
- Weight: 190 lbs
- Arms: 15.5"
- Waist: 32.5"
- Bench Press: 150 lbs
- Lat Pulldown: 110 lbs
- Shrugs: 120 lbs
- Deadlift: 120 lbs
- Barbell Curl: 50 lbs
- Squat: 150 lbs
- Shoulder Press: 60 lbs
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Arms: 16.25"
- Waist: 31.5"
- Bench Press: 205 lbs
- Lat Pulldown: 150 lbs
- Shrugs: 170 lbs
- Deadlift: 170 lbs
- Barbell Curl: 80 lbs
- Squat: 210 lbs
- Shoulder Press: 85 lbs
I feel super motivated, and I am really happy with the results I am getting. God Bless.
"I am another satisfied customer. I love this program."
I have to tell you that I am another satisfied customer. I love this program. Since starting this less than 6 months ago, my body weight has gone from 195 to 228 lbs. My goal has been to get to 230lbs. My strength and rep form and overall capabilities continue to go up almost every workout. I have done 3 complete 6 week cycles. The alternating rep work out weeks are perfectly placed to allow my body rest and I do not get feel tired out or bored on this workout. Bench went from 185 lbs. for 4 reps. to 255 for 5 reps. Squats went from 225 lbs for 5 reps to 415 lbs for 5 reps last week.
Thank you for this program and your support.
"I can't thank you enough for all you have done
to improve my physique thus far."
Francesco, Hope this finds you doing well. Thought I would send a progress report to you.
Due to a bad shoulder you helped me with, my bench press went from 135 to 190 now and gradually getting better. Chest was 44, now it is 48. It is amazing what proper form can do for you when someone like yourself gives proper guidance and instruction.
- Chest: 44"
- Bench Press: 135 lbs
- Shoulder Press: 50 lbs
- Side Laterals: 15 lbs
- Lat Pulldown: 100 lbs
- Pulley Row: 120 lbs
- Shrugs: 120 lbs
- Deadlift: 100 lbs
- Triceps Press: 40 lbs
- V-Bar Press: 50 lbs
- Squat: 135 lbs
- Leg Curl: 80 lbs
- Preacher Curl: 40 lbs
- Barbell Curl: 60 lbs
- Chest: 48"
- Bench Press: 190 lbs
- Shoulder Press: 125 lbs
- Side Laterals: 35 lbs
- Lat Pulldown: 185 lbs
- Pulley Row: 190 lbs
- Shrugs: 315 lbs
- Deadlift: 240 lbs
- Triceps Press: 95 lbs
- V-Bar Press: 100 lbs
- Squat: 240 lbs
- Leg Curl: 160 lbs
- Preacher Curl: 90 lbs
- Barbell Curl: 100 lbs
So thus far, I have put 2.25 inches on my arms, 4 inches on my chest, and three inches on my thighs.
If it wasn't for your help I wouldn't be where I am today. You're the man Francesco!!!!!!!! I can't thank you enough for all you have done to improve my physique thus far, and you ain't seen nothing yet my friend. My wife thanks you too. She says she loves the way my chest has filled out.
"More gains from your program in 6 months
than in 6 1/2 years of weightlifting."
I wanted to tell you that with your program, I went from bench pressing 185 pounds 9 times, to bench pressing 275 pounds 7 times in a matter of months. I've gotten more gains from your program in 6 months than I did in 6 1/2 years of weightlifting
Again, thanks a lot for you program.
"The results have been nothing but AMAZING."
I think you would like to know about my results with your program. After I got myself down to a 31" waist and had fair increases in strength I figured it's time to grow. I did 2 cycles with the 5 day a week program. The results have been nothing but AMAZING. I never thought I could add in 3 months 30 pounds! Man.. That's just AMAZING.
I got so MUCH strength it was SCARY. I benched 225 pounds before the diet and I added 75 pounds Benching more than 300 POUNDS on the bench press in just 3 months.
I never thought I could be a big guy but now I AM!
It's been a while since I wrote to you. I've added great mass and I'm very pleased with the whole routine. I never miss a workout. I feel like I have a secret program while everyone struggles at my gym and I'm always adding more and more weights. It's a great feeling.
"Your program has given me the best results
of all systems I've tried."
First, I'd like to say that I am enjoying your program immensely. On the second day of my second week I have added 1/2" to my chest and lost 3/4" off my gut. It's also convenient to be out of the gym in an hour or less, because my schedule is sometimes tight.
I have gained 13 pounds since I started 5 weeks ago, and I've gone from benching 170lbs ten times to 200lbs ten times, I can leg press 700lbs for seven reps, and I'm also curling 107lbs for seven reps. And thanks to doing bench press using the technique outlined in the program, my chest has become absolutely ripped!
To date, your program has given me the best results of all systems I've tried. I ventured into Heavy Duty/ Mike Mentzer territory for quite some time, and it taught me that while one can maintain mass on once a week or less workouts, it doesn't yield the kind of startlingly quick gains your program does.
Between when I started your program in April and the beginning of July, at a height of 5'8, I went from 160 and 8% bodyfat with a 32 inch waist to 196 with a 33 1/2 inch waist. And, considering I was pulling 335lbs for 12 on stiff legged deadlifts, and my abs were still very visible, I estimate that only 1/4-1/2 inch of that waist gain was fat. Since then, I've gotten as heavy as 210 at times, but at my present height of 5'9 I tend to look kind of funny above 200lbs. The point is people, this program works!
Thanks for all your help!
"This is the best money I have ever spent."
My arms have increased 1/2 inch, my waist has dropped 1 inch, and my squats have skyrocketed. I went from doing 315 once to 5 TIMES. My bench has gone from me doing 205 3 times to 6 TIMES. I hope to see even more dramatic results in the coming weeks.
Just an update with what I'm doing I have been very impressed with my results. I started 10 months ago and WOW. My physical appearance is a lot better and my strength is unbelievable and everyone asks me what I do. Ten months ago I benched 225, and squatted 315. Six months later when we maxed I did 285 on bench, and 525 on Squats. I got put in the 900lb club and that was something I thought I could never do. I hope to continue on the program and stay as strict to the program as possible and get SCARY BIG! I would have to say this is the best money I have ever spent. I hope you can use this in your testimonials. Thanks A bunch!
"I've told everyone I know about your program."
Just thought I'd let you know that now, in just a couple of months, my bench press has shot up another 40lbs. making my max 265lbs. I never thought I'd be able to bench that much. My weight also went up about 8-10 lbs. while my waist went down about a half inch. I also gained about an inch in my arms, thighs, chest and an inch and a half in the calves. Your program is definitely the best workout I've tried. And I've not even been real strict with the diet. Everyone is saying that I look bigger. Even the owner of the gym I go to said so. I've told everyone I know about your program. Some couldn't believe that I did only 2-3 sets on some weeks. They think that's "not enough". But apparently it is because I'm gaining and they're getting minimal results. I LOVE IT!
Thanx once again for your guidance.
"I can even see some changes throughout my body
(from only the first week!)."
It is good to finally be writing you. I have been on your program for one week now using the 4 day training plan. I must say I have a big boost in energy and I can even see some changes throughout my body (from only the first week!). I bought your program over a year ago and did not see the results I wanted. Its then when I re-read your program I found out that my body wasn't receiving enough calories to supply its needs! But now I am on high calories and can see where I have failed before. I have also seen an increase in my strength too!
- Leg Press: 180 lbs
- Lat Pulldown: 140 x 8
- Deadlift: 185 lbs
- Leg Press: 200 lbs
- Lat Pulldown: 140 x 10
- Deadlift: 195 lbs
This may not seem like much but for the first week it is amazing!
Im excited about seeing my testimony on your site. I will stay committed to your program the entire summer. I will send more updates and pictures when it is possible!
Thanks for all your help!
"Throwing away all those worthless supplements."
I want to thank you for the motivation you enforced through your great program. I've been following your program for 3 weeks now. Despite starting a fasting period that lasts one month, I have made impressive results. All thanks to your advise of throwing away all those worthless supplements. I used to spend money and time on those supplements that have distracted me from focusing on my workout. My focus was on what supplements work, what's new and have I taken enough. Now, I feel pure and clean internally.
I can sleep better now, no more joint pain and my strength has increased. The good news is that for the first time in my life (3 years training) I managed to increase all my max weights. I never thought I can reach the 300 lb in squats. I've been on the same bench press max for a year now.
But now, after using your program, especially eliminating chemicals and focusing on what God have given us naturally my: Bench jumped from 225 to 265, my squat from 225 to 350, and my shrugs from 175 to 280. I am so happy with these results.
"Labor Under Correct Knowledge = L.U.C.K."
I followed the mainstream advice of so many magazines and took a whole heap of supplements to gain very little in 2 years worth of solid effort. My understanding at that point was that it was just luck, you know if you had good "genes". People were always saying eat right, train "HARD", but no luck!
Like so many others I would train more than 5 days a week, with sessions of over 2 hours long. I would look in the mirror and "think" I'm seeing "results". I would say things like in "just a few more weeks and I'm done", to the point where everyone would be impressed. I would go and train in such a manner you would think I'm trying to KILL myself because this is what I believed would get me the results I so badly wanted. I thought training harder and longer would equal better results (what an idiot I was!!!).
On the muscle phase I was able to grow at 1/4 inch in ALL MUSCLE GROUPS every week without "fail" :). May not seem like much but add it over 8 weeks!
I did not always monitor carefully because I believed my "eyes", and this cost me big time! When on fat loss I lost a lot of muscle mass because I failed to monitor carefully. Anyway my strength stayed and still increases, people call me "Powerhouse or Bruce Lee" because I'm similar in size, but my strength, WOW crazy! You know thanks to Francesco I can compete with people more than twice my size! I'm one of the strongest people I know in my area for my size and beyond my size too! (That’s comforting to know!)
After muscle phase I weighed in at 10 stones (140lb), I lost a lot of muscle mass "because I believed my eyes" instead of following Francesco’s measurement instructions, and I lost over 1 stone (14lb).
- Bench Press: 110 lbs
- Squat: 165 lbs
- Preacher Curl: 66 lbs
- Bench Press: 220 lbs
- Squat: 539 lbs
- Preacher Curl: 163 lbs
When people tell me what they lift they ALWAYS tell me what they can do once and "try" to "impress" me with it, ALL of these are what I normally do! I’m going back to muscle phase with a vengeance and get back what is mine! Remember it's not your "genes" or "luck" that governs your results, it IS ONLY THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE. Labor Under Correct Knowledge = L.U.C.K
"I keep on gaining and getting stronger each cycle."
Hi, I ordered your program a while back and to tell ya the truth I did not use the program until after my schooling began. Anyways I did your progam for two cycles and I'm very pleased! I put on ten pounds with an extra 35lbs bench press, squating over 315 for 4. I thought I reached my genetic limit, but with your program I keep on gaining and getting stronger each cycle it's an awesome feeling knowing your getting stronger each cycle. Your program is really great and the the only thing I regret is that did not use your program when I got it. Thank you for everything I would like to write more, but I have way to much to say about my lifts.
"I only have one thing to say about it -- IT'S GREAT!!!"
I have now been on your program for 5 weeks and I only have one thing to say about it -- IT'S GREAT!!! In a month I've lost 3/4" off my waist while gaining an inch in each bicep and in my chest. Also, my weight in my exercises has skyrocketed. I went from being able to do 175 lbs on the flat bench 5 times to being able to do 195 lbs 4 times, in only a month!!! Im also starting to get a well developed six pack and overall my physique is looking great.
"This is coming from one of the biggest skeptics there are...
you have proved me wrong."
I wanted to take this time out to thank you for your amazing program!! I cannot believe that after all the wasted time, money and effort that I have spent in the past, results are so simple!!
Now I'm not saying the methods laid out are easy by any means, but if followed exactly can produce dramatic gains. I have only been using the course for 6 weeks, and I cannot begin to describe how so far you have changed my life! My workout weight has increased steadily every week on almost every exercise! By following your diet recommendations I not only have more energy, feel amazing throughout the day, never tired and lazy, sleep better, my skin has cleared up. I now walk around with a more positive and outgoing attitude, which resulted in a raise at my job!!
I dont know how you were able to come up with this course, and its methods, but all I can say is THANK YOU.... This is coming from one of the biggest skeptics there are. You have proved me wrong. In a weird way I feel as if I have stolen something from you.....the information that you provide is worth alot more than I could ever pay.
Thanks again for everything,
"I would like to thank you for what you have done for me!
Your program is priceless."
I started week five of your workout plan today. I have increased in size about 1 inch on every major muscle group. My biceps went from 13 inches to 14 inches, chest 41 inches to 42 inches, thighs 2 inches gained, waist has stayed at 33 inches, and most amazing thing is that my curl has gone from 50lbs to 95lbs! in 4 weeks! So I have gained much strength and size.
I would like to thank you for what you have done for me! Your program is priceless, and I recommend it to all my friends. Anyone who has been let down in the past by programs that don't work, this one is for you! Let's have no more overtraining.
"I want people to know the astounding results
they can achieve through your program."
I am in love with the program. I'm growing by leaps and bounds! My friends and family frequently mention how my physique has changed for the better in under 5 weeks. Outstanding and wonderful program. You're the man!!
I want people to know how explosive the results can be when you follow the MuscleNOW system. After having done several other programs with very minimal success and then to do this one and see such dramatic results is amazing.
I'm constantly getting stronger and really starting to see some never-before-seen definition. I'm loving the program. It kicks my butt...but I love it!! My tris, traps, back, and chest are really starting to grow.
I want people to know the astounding results they can achieve through your program if they stick to it and bust their butt in the gym. Hey, I've long been a skeptic of these "get huge quick" programs. However, it takes hard, dedicated work (which is the way it should be!) to achieve results and with this program EVERYTHING is laid out in an easy-to-follow format. It's up to the individual to do it. You DO achieve tremendous results if you follow this program religiously...NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!
"Francesco's system is the most comprehensive
I've ever come across."
I'm a 50 year old busy psychotherapist and a vegetarian.
I've been doing Francesco's system for 11 weeks now and I'm really loving it. I'm gradually losing body fat and gaining muscle mass. My strength on some exercises is going through the roof. I just beat my all time Personal Best by doing a set of 6 Shrugs with 420 lbs.
I've tried lots of weight lifting systems over the years both on my own and with a trainer. Francesco's system is the most comprehensive I've ever come across. And, because of the ability to email Francesco with any of my questions I can keep fine tuning my program to maximize the possibility of fully meeting my training goals.
Owning and working with Francesco's training system is the single best thing you can do to create the body of your dreams.
"This has never happened before!"
Your program is great!!! I'm gaining a consistent 5 to 10 pounds in strength in everything weekly. This has never happened before!
"I recommend it very much to all who desire results!"
From Francesco, I learned that cycling is essential for real progress in bodybuilding and fitness. I enjoyed my first cycle very much, and have since completed two more cycles. With this training, I am stronger and leaner. Another positive aspect of this program is its flexibility, particularly for people with busy schedules. I recommend it very much to all who desire results!
"I get really psyched up for my workouts."
I want to share some progress with you: I took 3/4 inch off my waist in the last two weeks, and 3/4 inch the two weeks before that -- 1 1/2 inches off my waist in four weeks! I'm also lifting poundages I've never lifted before. I get really psyched up for my workouts. Since the start of your program my lifting has increased by 45 lbs. in the squat, 20 lbs. in the flat bench press, 25 lbs. in the leg curl, 25 lbs. in the lat pull down, 30 lbs. in the seated row, 30 lbs. in the triceps extension, 30 lbs. in the forearm curl, 35 lbs. in the shrugs.
Thanks for the most effective fitness program I've ever used, and for your constant support.
"You have taken the guesswork out of training and diet."
It has been a long time since I have used your course. I bought the course about 2 years ago and achieved great results in the three months I used it.
I strayed from the course to try some others, all with little to no gains. So, now I am back to using what worked in the past, the MuscleNow Course. When I began using MuscleNow I remember how much stronger I was getting with each workout and how defined I was getting by following the clearly outlined diet.
As I said before I followed the course for about 3 months. During that time I tried a little experiment where I bench pressed 225lbs as many times I could. The first month I performed about 10 clean reps. The third month, after following the training course and diet, I performed 25 reps with NO ASSISTANCE!!! I only weighed about 195. I was amazed!!! I have not been able to do that since then using other courses.
By the way, I would have to agree that supplements do not work. I also have spent thousands on supplements and the only thing that is bigger is my credit card bill!
I would recommend this course to anyone who comes across this on the Internet or who hears about it in the gym! You have taken the guesswork out of training and diet by making it into an easy to follow program!
"I am impressed and very encouraged."
Just finished week 3 of your course and I must say I agree with you: Sustained low rep heavy weight training is a sure path to injury and over training. Thank God next week starts high rep lower weight. It will give my tendons a chance to catch up to my muscles. I wanted to give you my results so you could have a testimonial if you like. Strength percentage increases in the following muscle groups:
After 3 Weeks
- Body Weight: +7 lbs!
- Waist: 33.5 to 32.5
- Shoulders: 18%
- Back: 16%
- Triceps: 25%
- Legs: 38%
- Calves: 25%
I am impressed and very encouraged. My greatest challenge now is trying to ignore all the free advice I get on training by my friends and workout partners. I also appreciate all your help in fine tuning my training and clearing up my confusion.
I can't wait to see the next two week results!!
"I cannot contain my excitement!"
I am experiencing gains for the first time in almost a year and a half! At just two and a half weeks on your program, I am rapidly breaking out of this plateau I've been stuck on for a year and a half! It feels great to get stronger every single workout on every exercise! I'm even beginning to see my abs come through as my garbage can (waist) dwindles down in size! I have been really dedicated to my training the last 2 years, for minimal gains! My first 4 to 6 months of training, I grew like crazy, then my gains came to a crawl, now I realize why!! I've spent so much money on supplements and books and tapes, all of them providing me my foundation, but none of them talking about cycling! The real missing key! Anyhow, if this sounds like a good testimony, just wait, Ill write something up so cool down the road when I can produce some pictures. I just cannot believe of all the programs I've read and tried, either I ignored the crucial part of cycling, or something, but I have been overtraining for a year and half! I could have been huge by now if I had just known about your program. Oh well, I have it now, that's all that matters. Well excuse me for ranting, but I cannot contain my excitement!
"I now understand why
I wasn't getting the results I desired."
I've always been skeptical of supplements and have searched fruitlessly for information on proper training and dieting methods. By chance, fate or the hand of God I stumbled across your web site in search for weight gain information for a university assignment. I couldn't drag myself away from your site! I spent probably 2-3 hrs reading the information on it before deciding this is for me.
Reading your MuscleNOW program has cleared up my confusion regarding training and dieting and I now understand why I wasn't getting the results I desired. In 3 weeks on your program I've gained 5 pounds. In my chest I've gained 1 3/4 inch and have gained 1/2 inch in both my arms. I haven't had gains like this since I first started weight training over 4 years ago.
Also, I've broken through my 130 lb barrier on the bench press. For ages I've been trying to get to the stage where I could start on this weight but only ever managed 3 or 4 by myself. At the start of the 2nd week on your program I started on 130 and got to 8 without help and failed on the 9th. I was so stoked!!!!!!!
Thanks, and God Bless!
"I am 49 years old and have never looked as good
nor been stronger."
First off, I would like to thank you for the MuscleNow approach....I have been using it for about a year and am very pleased with the results. I am 49 years old and have never looked as good nor been stronger. For the nutrition, I have used some Cooking Light software to build menus and meal plans which carefully follow the MuscleNow protein/carbohydrate directions so I also have a good variety of interesting meals. So, thanks again.
"This is the first time I don't feel sick
while trying to follow a bodybuilding diet."
I have been using your program for nearly 6 months and have seen tremendous results. This is the first time I don't feel sick while trying to follow a bodybuilding diet. (Very, very happy about that). My squats are now 300lbs. on light days (I weigh 142lbs.). My lat pulldowns are now 180lbs. Thanks for a great program.
This by far surpasses the Serious Growth Programs, Time/Volume/Efficiency Manual, and Universal Bodybuilding Programs.
"So far, I've experienced only positive results."
Well, I'm in my third cycle and almost done with my 3rd week. So far, I lost 40 pounds and 4 inches off my waist. I now weight 174 with a waist of 34 1/2. My bench went from 125 (7 reps) at the beginning to 160 (7 reps). So far, I've experienced only positive results.
"I am now the biggest, strongest,
and fastest one in my group of friends."
I purchased your program over 3 years ago, and I thank you for the help. I am now the biggest, strongest, and fastest one in my group of friends. This is a real improvement from being the weakest one, benching only 85 lbs. I can now dunk a basketball and I'm only 5'10". THANK YOU.
When I first dunked a basketball in front of my friends their jaws dropped. They couldn't believe what I just did. I had to dunk again so they knew for sure that they weren't seeing things.
I have made big improvements from my puny 11.5-inch arms (currently 14.25") and weak 85 lbs bench (currently 235 lbs). The truly amazing thing for me is that I went from a non-active, junk food eater, time waster, TV watcher, video game player, with no healthy outlook in life, to the person I am now. I find the more I work at my training goals, the more it helps me in all aspects in life.
When I first order your course I was one of the laziest people in the world. I followed your course for 1 weeks before I quit, over the next two years after that I increased it slowly to the point were I would go for about 4 weeks before I quit. Looking back at that you would think that I would really regret it, but I don't, for one simple reason. It taught me the biggest lesson I have learned in my life! All things worth having take time and effort.
Even now I haven't been on your course for longer than 5 weeks. That is the main reason I don't have 18-inch arms already. Now I can think of a million excuses to why I haven't trained for longer than 5 weeks (who can't). But the truth is, you and I both know this, everyone has the same amount of time everyday. If you can't find 30 to 60 minutes a day to train, you really need to look at your life. I'm sure everyone can find 3-5 days a week they can train.
But my goals have changed now. I quit my job and I'm not currently going to school, so I have had a lot of time to think lately. And WOW! I would recommend everyone taking some time off to think about life and where they want to go. I have never really done this, but now that I have I know exactly want I want and how I am going to get it.
Now I no longer have a goal of beating my 5-week training time. Now I have a goal to train week in, week out for the rest of my life. There is never going to be a week that I don't train (unless and only unless I am physically unable to). Taking the time off and thinking has really helped me.
"I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful program."
I have been on your program for only 3 weeks now and have gained around 13 pounds. I began at 118 and now weight around 131. i just wanted to thank you for this wonderful program and I finally hit the impossible bench mark of 130 and am raising my goal thanks to you.
"I still cannot believe how effective
your program has been for me."
I am in the 6th week of the program, and have piled on a considerable amount of muscle that I have never been able to gain before. I am more and more impressed with your program as I use it. I have been extremely surprised to see my weights and the amount of reps in the first set, and second set of each exercise increase quite dramatically - this proves to me that I am not overtraining but making very striking progress in regards to my weights going up.
I must say that I wish I had this program of yours a few years back from now, I still cannot believe how effective your program has been for me- its been the best amount of money investment in a gym course ever - to think of the hundreds of dollars I wasted on supplements and body building magazines. I could kick myself.
Thanks again for a great course that actually works.
"I can't believe how much I have progressed in 6 months."
Just wanted to say "Thank-you" for your muscle now program. I can't believe how much I have progressed in 6 months. My lifetime goal to bench over 200lbs pounds (at least once) was accomplished this week. Anyway, I know that's not a lot of weight, but to me, like I said, it was a lifetime goal. That shows you how weak I was at the beginning. I feel great and look the best I have ever looked in my 30 years.
What's so sad is that the personal trainers at my gym (RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fl) charge $50 bucks an hour and they can not even begin to touch on what is contained in your program. Thanks again!
"Francesco, I just want to let you know
how great I think the program is."
Francesco, I just want to let you know how great I think the program is. I am in the musclebuilding phase and finishing up cycle 6 and my strength has increased tremendously. My bench is the highest it has ever been, all my measurements have gone up except for my waist, and I have veins I didn't know existed. You may not recall but I too sent you a skeptical e-mail prior to investing in your program. It was the testimonials of other clients as well as your response to my e mail that convinced me to try the system. I'm glad that I did.
"The gains have been dramatic."
I bought your program about five months ago and have been training for the last two months the MuscleNOW way. The gains have been dramatic my bench press has gone from 160 to 200 pounds in such a short time in all my years of training i haven't made this much progress. I have grown everywhere and increased strength as well.
"Your knowledge and dedication
to shaping the lives of your customers is unsurpassed!"
Dear Mr. Castano:
"Incredi-Body" is an "Incredi-Program"!! I ordered your program for my daughter who was preparing to take a military academy physical aptitude test (PAE), and by following your outline for just 5 short weeks, she went from being able to do one pushup to 29 pushups...and was suffering from the flu at the time of the test! This was truly a magnanimous feat for her, and a true testimony that your program really works! Your knowledge, and dedication to shaping the lives of your customers is unsurpassed! My daughter has an unbeatable education at stake, and you have clearly given her the head-start she needed to pursue her dream.
"She had been in a bad car accident
and spent two years in physical therapy."
As luck would have it my girlfriend also took up your program. She had been in a bad car accident and spent two years in physical therapy. When she was finished she could bench press about 30 pounds max! I'm happy to say that in the last year she has come a long way. She now benches about 110 pounds as a workout wieght. Pretty amazing considering she only weighs that much.
"I no longer have to take medications
to control my blood sugar levels!!"
The program is working very well. Not only has there been a significant improvement in my physique, but my doctor has cut my diabetes medication in half because of the results of the program on by blood glucose levels. As far as I'm concerned, this alone makes MuscleNOW far better than any program I've even considered using. Thank you for all your help!
I started using the MuscleNOW program on my 42nd birthday. I had no problem adhering to the program so I've been sticking to it with gusto. Frankly, MuscleNOW has turned out to be the best bodybuilding program I have ever used. Firstly, my physique has never come close to showing such impressive development at any time in my life, and I am much stronger than I have ever been before. In addition, I don't just look impressive, I am in much better physical condition (aerobic as well as anaerobic) than most of the people I know that are only half my age. Finally, one of the major fringe benefits of the program is the money I've saved (undoubtedly thousands) by not using supplements. This aspect of the program more than makes MuscleNOW pay for itself.
...and if you thought THAT was good news...
As you may recall, I am a diabetic. The results of my yearly physical came in just prior to my 44th birthday. Guess what's happened after my using MuscleNOW for only 2 years? My Doctor recommended that I cease and desist from taking any diabetic medications, as I don't need them any more! The fact is, I was initially diagnosed with diabetes 10 years ago. Do you know what this means to me? After one decade, I no longer have to take medications to control my blood sugar levels!! Needless to say, I was quite pleased by this news. I recall that 2 years ago you made revisions to the diet portion of the MuscleNOW program to accommodate my diabetes. Now you know just how effective those revisions were.
I don't think that I can possibly thank you enough for developing the MuscleNOW program. Thanx again!
"PLEASE give this program a chance."
Now that the holidays are over and a new year is beginning it is time for me to reflect on this past year. I have a lot to be thankful for and two of them are you and your program.
As you know, I had my doubts about starting your program. Not that I doubted you, but I was nervous as I had tried so many other "regimens" and almost always became ill shortly after beginning. As you know, I have had Crohn's Disease for over 20 years and numerous operations that sometimes go along with the disease. Last year, as a consequence, I underwent surgery to have an ileostomy. At one point I was down to 100 pounds, small even for me who usually weighed around 110. I did gain the 10 pounds back but was told that I would never gain any more than a few pounds, if that, and I should be "satisfied with what I have." Well, I was grateful but after rereading your information about the course and you being good enough to answer my questions and concerns, I was convinced I could do better by following your course. And I have.
I have been on your program for about six months. Your program suggests that it will take be longer at 42 years of age to accomplish what someone half my age would do. In addition it has taken me even longer due to my illness and corresponding adaptations however I am pleased to report an 11% gain in weight while my waist has decreased 6% in "girth." My chest has gained 3 inches and my arms 2 1/2 inches. My wife says the "chicken legs" are on the way out. Granted I have a very long way to go and I did miss a month due to a shoulder injury caused by my over enthusiasm and a couple of weeks due to some very small flare-ups of the disease, but I'm seeing the progress I've made in everyday life. Whether it be carrying packages, moving furniture, shoveling the driveway, I'm doing all of it with increased strength and stamina. It's a feeling I haven't experienced since I can't remember when. It feels great!
Most of all I'm grateful because I believe this course, with all of its demands for the betterment of ourselves, has kept me out of the hospital for the first calendar year out of the last six! Now, if that's not getting your money's worth, I don't know what is. At the rate of hospitalization, who knows what you saved me!
I would like to take this time to write that if there are others reading this who have a disease or condition where they have been told to "just be satisfied with what you have" and don't feel like there's much hope to get yourself into good or at least better shape, PLEASE give this program a chance. By giving it a try, with great effort and determination, you too can be in much better condition than you currently are in. Both physically and mentally.
Francesco, I really don't know the words to use to express my gratitude for you and your program. I believe that everyone has a purpose while on this Earth and I feel as though you have, and continue to, fulfill yours to the fullest. God bless you.
"This is an awesome program
and I am SO glad that I bought it."
You might remember me ordering your program after talking to you through e-mail for a while. Well I have not even began on the FULL course yet, just keeping the concepts in mind when eating and excercising. So far Ive lost 20lbs of fat, lowered BOTH numbers on my blood pressure TWENTY POINTS (it was 145/98 now its 128/77), I also increased my pull-ups from ZERO to FIFTEEN (this just blew me away)! Before buying the program I weighed 210lbs, now I am down to 190lbs, because of this I have decided to join the school wrestling team. In addition to losing weight, I have became much stronger, that is how I know all the weight I lost is fat! Regretfully I dont have a good before picture, but I will certainly get one before starting the full program. I'd just like to say, THANKS, this is an awesome program and I am SO glad that I bought it. I will recommend it to all of my friends.
Started wrestling today and I kicked some butt, it's my first year (I'm 16 years old) and I beat 2 second year people in a practice match. I could not believe that, the program helped me get MUCH stronger while losing fat! I increased my bench 30lbs, from 245 to 275!
Thanks from a VERY satisfied customer!
"People compliment me daily on my new and bigger size.
It feels great to hear that from people."
Thanks a lot for the help with the diet. Your guide has helped me to be able to eat the right things a lot easier. I just wanted to tell you that i have completed the 1-set week and that i am half-way through the 2-set week. To my surprise, i have achieved some pretty dramatic results as compaired to previous workout efforts before MuscleNow. I changed my mind about the muscle building fase and decided to go for fat-loss (i have done nothing but sit around and eat terribly this winter and it has really caught up to me.) Now, on the 2-set week i have started eating the recommended carbs and protein that you provided in your program. The fat on my stomach (my main concern) is really disappearing more and more each day. I really notice a difference each day i wake up. Also, my muscles in my chest and arms especially are responding very well to the workouts. I was a bit skeptical about your system at first but i am acheiving almost instant results with your system now. I have built such a great confidence with your system now. It feels so good to actually be able to trust the workout plan that you are partaking in. I cant wait to see what happens after i complete the first cycle, and then the second, and then on and on. I will let you know if i have any problems throughout my workouts. I also just wanted to thank you for being such a great help to me...its such a relief to have a workout program to follow that has an author that is truly worried about his customers' problems...I feel like i cant fail in my quest to be more muscular....
First of all i would like to thank you for your help w/my questions prior to me beginning the program. Other than that, i have great news. I have just recently completed the first 6 week cycle of MuscleNow. I haven't been measuring but i have achieved some pretty impressive results for my standards anyway. My arms and chest are really growing in size fast. People compliment me daily on my new and bigger size. It seems like everytime i go somewhere someone is telling me "Man, Seth have you been lifting weights? Your arms are really getting big." And let me tell you, It feels great to hear that from people. During the first cycle i really didnt notice much of a change in my strength and i was beginning to get worried that i wasn't doing the program right, but i really think that my muscles were just tired from adjusting to the new workload each week therefore not letting me see any strength results. However, this week i have just started the 2nd cycle and am now back on the 2-set week. Now i can really tell i have gotten a lot stronger. Here's a list of my strength accomplishments in just 6 weeks. These are workout weights, not max-out weights.
- Bench Press: 135 lbs
- Incline Dumbbell: 40 lbs
- Dumbbell Curls: 35 lbs
- Shoulder Press: 55 lbs
- Squats: 225 lbs
- Lat Pulldowns: 180 lbs
- Bench Press: 150 lbs
- Incline Dumbbell: 50 lbs
- Dumbbell Curls: 45 lbs
- Shoulder Press: 75 lbs
- Squats: 275 lbs
- Lat Pulldowns: 220 lbs
With lat pulldown, i could do more but thats as high as the machine goes!!! Those are really the excercizes that i have really been keeping track of but on every single thing in the workout i have added a considerable amount of weight.
My weight fluctuates between 185-187...I started at 181 so i have gained some weight but i really think my fat levels are dropping a lot thanks to following the diet....(I used to eat way too much fast food and I really had more fat than i do now.) My abs are becoming more and more visible each week.
I am very happy with my results so far and now i am even more driven to continue the workouts in hopes of achieving even better improvements.
Thanks Alot for all your help Francesco.
I've never felt so confident and secure with a workout plan and without confidence in my workout i really dont have the full motivation to follow it. I have dealt with this lack of confidence with every workout plan i have tried until now....Thanks for making this fantastic guide to lifting weights and dieting....It really has made my life a lot better.
"In 4 weeks I have gained more in strength and muscle mass
than I did in 4 months previously!!"
I have to thank you!! About 2 years ago I was into a pretty good workout kick... I was working out 6 days/week but completely ignoring the nutrition aspects.... basically I was eating like crap (college life :) ... While I did eventually gain some muscle I have to say that in 4 weeks time on your plan I have gained more in strength and muscle mass than I did in 4 months previously!!
Thanks a bunch!
"I am already seeing great results
in both appearance and strength."
Thanks for the great program! I ordered it over a year ago, but have really been using it consistantly in the last month or so. I am already seeing great results in both appearance and strength so I figured I would just contact you and thank you for all the hard work you must have put into this program.
"I wish this routine was around years ago."
Let me first say I've been doing your routine for 4 weeks now and I absolutly love it, I've been bodybuilding for 25 years and have done pretty much every routine possable yours is the best. I like how you cycle sets that way your constantly increasing the intensity and I like the rep ranges also. I honestly believe your routine works I haven't been this excited about a bodybuilding program in years, you have everything structured very well.
MuscleNOW rules the roost as far as training routines go you have it all in one routine low, medium, high sets, higher reps, lower reps, and you even throw in the intensisty princaples to top it off. So your constantly manupulating the muscles. Back in the day it was just going heavy all the time even when I had injuries, I wish this routine was around years ago I would have gotten better results and suffered alot less joint issues, anyway bro have a good weekend
I have trained in most routines, even HIT, Heavy Duty, and got no muscle size or strength. When I did HIT about 5-10 years ago I don't know how one could get strong because Mentzer had his clients, (my friend included) doing the reps "super slow" to suposedly trigger the "growth mechanism" in the body. What ever!!? I can honestly say I have made more gains in muscle mass and strength using the MuscleNOW system than any other routine, and as I've mentioned before I've trained like Arnold, Franco (who are my bb idols) Yates, Mentzer you name it I've trained in it and nothing produces gains in muscle size and strength like MuscleNOW.
Timothy Daley from Stockton, CA
Your program has already, in the first week, shown me more than I have learned in the past 10 years.
"I had the power to increase my measurements
on a weekly basis without any supplements."
I started off as an extremely skinny hard gainer. I tried many of the top programs from the Internet, from books and from magazines. Nothing worked for me. Until I tried MuscleNow that is. I gained week after week and I had the measurements to prove it. No expensive supplements. Just the MuscleNow diet and workout. With use of this program I had the power to increase my measurements on a weekly basis, without the use of any supplements. I also gained a huge amount of strength. Many people have asked me what I'm taking. I just point them to MuscleNow. Thanks Francesco, you have been a tremendous help. With your program, the best thing is I feel I am able to do what ever I want with my physique. Be it gain muscle, lose fat or both. I plan on sending more pictures to show how my physique is developing.
"I experienced the largest gains
in size and strength in my life."
I'm 5'11 and genetically predisposed to be lanky/skinny with proportionally long arms and legs. I started your program at about 160 lbs and "skinny fat". I peaked out at about 190-195 lbs with single digit body fat after using your program for close to two years. My strength increased also...probably could max bench press a little over 200 at the time I started and eventually got up just over 300 lbs.
Several life changes to include marriage, children, and moves have kept me from the musclenow program for the last three years. I have tried short cuts (never steroids!), experimented with supplements, and played with numerous workouts. I will say without hesitation that after many many months on your program I experienced the largest gains in size and strength in my life. Now, as I approach 35 yrs old I have found a renewed vigor to pack on the muscle once again. Interestingly, as I re-read your system I have found that many of the habits I formed during the musclenow program are still with me today. I look forward to incorporating the full program once again.
Amazingly, as I've started to grow out of my youth I've come to truly appreciate the underlying philosophies that resonate in the musclenow program. Whether you meant it or not, it truly is a program built around teaching sound principals that allow for success in life. Hard work, discipline, perseverance, and a long term vision are but a few. All to often in our "must have it all and must have it now" society we fail to realize and teach our youth the value in these simple principals. The best things in life, the truly intrinsic rewards, come from our blood, sweat, and tears. A sound body makes for a sound mind -- your safe, natural, and disciplined approach to reaching our fitness goals can be applied in our life endeavors. Kudos.
On a personal note I wanted to extend my gratitude. Annually, about 1% of Air Force combat pilots are selected to attend the highly prestigious Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, CA. In late 2005 I applied for acceptance to this school. Your program helped give me the confidence to apply, compete, and eventually be selected for this honor. I had spent almost 2 years on your program prior to this application process and found myself more focused, disciplined, fit, and ready to throw my name in the hat for such a challenge. Of course God had blessed me with a decent amount of natural talent as well. But again, I thank you. Next on the agenda is the astronaut program; maybe after several months of musclenow I'll be ready for that challenge;)
God has truly blessed me. My greatest testimony is a 45 min speech that I give about the numerous miracles that the Lord worked in order to save my wife and daughter during an emergency c-section. It was truly the most unbelievable experience of my life and in this particular case His work was so blatantly obvious at every critical juncture that even the doctors and nurses were amazed and even unbelievers had to pause and take note of His power.
Anway, gotta run, God Bless.
"I was growing and trimming up at the same time.
Most people don’t think that this is possible."
I graduated high school in 13 years ago weighing 145 at 6’1”. I started lifting because I was tired of being that sickly looking guy. My thought process was get big with out gaining weight. I tried to eat only what I needed to not be hungry. As I lifted weights usually the same old 3 sets of 8 reps without eating enough I never really got any where. I then started loosing interest and found myself missing the gym more than I was there. I did this for about 4 years. 9 years ago I weighed about 175 and being disgusted with little to no results I started the regular bulking up training. With this type of training I made very large gains unfortunately most of which was in my waist. I hated the fact that I had to gain all this weight to get stronger but from what I heard and had experienced this was the only way to get where I wanted. Everyone that I talked to was like EAT!!! And then eat some more. Also they said to take supplements. I did this and then trained the same way as before 3 sets 8 reps. I didn’t really like it but this was working in theory. I jumped up in weight to about 230 and my strength was a great deal better but I was still unhappy with the way I looked. After all the reason I was doing all of this work was to look good, getting bigger and be stronger. I still worked hard at this for about 2 years thinking it was the only way. Then I started looking at all of the resources I could find for something better.
One day I was on the web and I came to the musclenow.com website. At first I was a little skeptical, but the more I read and when I got to the testimonial from you Francesco Castano your story, it sounded so much like what I had been through and tried that I figured I had to give it a shot. After all I had wasted that kind of money on all of the supplements over the years. So I ordered your program 6 years ago. I took the time to read it over a few times and it was very easy to understand and it makes sense. I started doing what you said in the program I changed the way I worked out cycling reps going to failure and the biggest thing was the diet, eating the right foods at the right times. In just a few months I started to see results. I was losing the waist I hated and still retained, even gained the strength that I wanted. In fact I had been asked many times what I was using and if I was doing anything illegal. I was growing and trimming up at the same time. Most people don’t think that this is possible, but I think that is because they are not really willing to give the 110% to do it. I used your training method for about 3 years and I was extremely happy with the results. Out of everything that I have tried nothing has ever given me these results and no regrets.
Three years ago my wife and I decided to build our house on our own. I took off a little more than a year from training. In doing this I have gained some of those hated inches back around the waist. Things have finally slowed down for me so I am jumping back on the wagon and I will be hitting it hard again so that I can regain that trimmed up look and feeling that I had enjoyed. The only reason I tell you this is because I feel that everyone needs to know that you have to stick with it and change your way of life to enjoy all of the benefits of this training. Also I think that the only way for me to get the results back that I had is through the ways Francesco Castano talks about in his program. Follow his system and trust me you will not be disappointed or lead astray.
"I am making better progress on your plan
than I've made on anything so far."
I'm on week 4 right now and am making better progress on your plan than I've made on anything so far. I've had your program for about 8 years, when I first got it I remember going through a cycle before I had to commit to the football weightroom and the coaches plan, and I remember going from benching 145 to 190 in 6 weeks time... and then I get on the coaches program for about 8 months and I only got up to 205.
I actually tore my acl that season and got on your program again for a quick minute after I got surgery and did pt and my leg press built itself back up quickly. But all that is neither here nor there because I've never been able to stick to a program and up until now I'd been in limbo between workout philosophies because I sometimes had a lack of dedication and I gave in so many times to these programs and diets that ultimately wouldn't work out for me.
Anyways, as I said I'm on week 4 and my results are outstanding. On another diet program that required no workout, I lost alot of weight but most of it was muscle. The gimmick was that I could lose 9 pounds every 11 days. I did lose 9 pounds every 11 days like it said, but only about 3-4 of those pounds were fat. I lost so much muscle, as I started out weighing about 281 and I got down to around 210.
When I was 281, 200 pounds of that was muscle, as I use a bodyfat analyzer that is pretty accurate.
Well, after I got down to around 210, I found out that I had 158 pounds of muscle and 52 pounds of fat. I only lost about 30 pounds of fat. 50 pounds of muscle was lost.
All I was eating everyday was maybe 700 or 800 calories. I had next to no protein and I was very hungry. I was drinking alot of water, and even through fruits and vegetables are good for you, they shouldn't be the base of your diet.
I quit this diet around december, and didn't workout or eat right... and as I went back to eating like I used to, my weight went up to 240.
I gained about 10 pounds of that muscle back when my weight went back up, but now I had gained back 20 of the 30 pounds that I had lost.
So ultimately, this diet lost me 10 pounds of fat and lost me 30 pounds of muscle.
Well, I started your program full speed and since then I've gained 10 pounds of muscle and lost about 5 pounds of fat.
It probably would be ALOT more fat but the thing is, I'm not following the diet as welll as I should be. I'm getting the protein and carbs that I need to get for a 2500 calorie diet, but I'm cheating on my diet everyday by eating a normal dinner where I don't count any carbs or protein and drinking a coke or 2.
On top of that, I'm not doing cardio. I'm doing high intensity interval training twice a week because I'm trying to slowly make every single aspect of the musclenow lifestyle a habit.
I believe that after this cycle I'll be able to drop my cheating ways and start doing real cardio...
But the results of your program so far have been outstanding.
The strength I lost doing that 9 pounds in 11 days diet has come back FAST. just a few months ago I could only bench 185 about twice. Right now 185 feels very light and I use it on 8-11 rep weeks, getting it for about 10 usually.
Everything else is going up really fast, too.
Anyway Francesco,I will soon be able to do your program in full force.
No cheating and 5 days of cardio. When I start that I know that these last 40 pounds of fat I want to lose will fall of quick, and I'll have good testimonials that you can put on the site with pictures, hopefully sporting abs. I know I'll sport abs with your program, but I am slightly fearful of excess skin around my midsection, which I will get removed.
I will surely be on your program for the rest of my life because I now realize how good it can get if you do it right, and how easy it can be. how much better i feel now than how I felt when I didn't workout and ate garbage all day.
If I don't get abs because of the excess skin, I plan on getting surgery to remove it and when I start gaining mass on your plan, I will have the 6 pack and I will send you pictures for your site.
Thank you for your contribution to my life and many others Francesco, you've made a *HUGE* difference in many, many lives.
"The one thing that makes his manual
priceless is the lifetime support."
It has been 1 year of training and I must say the results have now started to speak for themselves. I am becoming huge, I mean when i flex my bicep and chest the entire shape of the muscles are visible even with the shirt etc.
I must say i am so turned on with the mass building stage that i did not even started the fat cutting phase yet. The trainers in the gym are asking me what supplements i am using etc and when i am doing my sets they quietly go through my workout chart and weight chart that you have provided me. I mean each day I am keeping on adding weight, I mean the strenght etc are just sky rocketing each time. I must say the results took a bit time but now they are comming at a great pace. Soon I am going to send you a picture you will be surprised, I mean i started at 55 kgs and now I am 70 plus kgs in a year.
I want to say that if you remember around 8-10 years back when my sister ordered the manual for me from london. I was 55 kgs mostly fat and now i am 90 + kgs with around 9-10 % body fat. ALL NATURAL.
I remember there were days when i started out, i used to be on my knees and in tears because my mind wanted to give up but the heart wanted to continue always, that is when i always emailed you for motivation and you did that for me always. You will not believe me but when i felt i cannot do it, I always made printout of your emails for motivation. Sometime i secretly even took the printouts to the gym this is when i started out. The motivation made the difference because i knew it was coming from a top bodybuilder who is natural and not from some foolish so called bodybuilder. I started believing in my self.
Honestly speaking i always wanted to go hard and never believed in cycling the diet like going down 500 calories etc. I felt this was foolish. I mean i always felt you want to grow big then you have to eat big. I always had questions about your manual.
However i came to my senses when i hired a pro bodybuilder from the US for online diet and consultation. He gave me the same theory and i the felt that francesco know his job. However when i realized this my pocket was 900 dollars lighter, thanks to the pro bodybuilder consultation which went on for nearly 1 month.
All and all I just want to say there are no shortcuts. I used Francesco Castano's program to build the solid base and foundation for around 3 years and now i have modified it to my own. However the base foundation remains the same.
The one thing that makes his manual priceless is the lifetime support. I mean i remember asking almost everything. I think most of my questions always missed the target and were based on some foolish questions other than bodybuilding most of the times, like dangerous anabolics etc. he always replies back.
This is a 5 year transformation all natural with a lot of blood and sweet. Remember these are raw pics no fancy lights and no fancy camera.