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The MuscleNOW Workout Video For Natural Muscle Gain

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

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

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

Can The Skinny & Weak Gain Weight & Build Muscle?

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

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

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

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

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

Can I Build Muscle Naturally Without Weight Gain Powders?

Many who seek to build muscle naturally opt for weight gain powders, which are promoted as providing the necessary nutrients for thin weight lifters to finally achieve their desired muscle gains. This is one of the first supplements purchased by those who wish to add muscle weight, yet, the results achieved by those who use such products more often than not are quite different from what the supplement advertising suggests.

Because weight gain powders are filled with simple sugars, they contribute to massive amounts of fat gain; the reason for this is not only the simple sugar content, but the fact that weight gain powders inherently force the bodybuilder to consume excess carbohydrates in relation to protein, which forces insulin to rise, pushing excess calories into fat cells.

Most are convinced through bodybuilding magazine articles and Internet message forums that to build muscle naturally, the critical factor is to keep calories high and to maintain sufficient protein, which is true on the surface, but harmful if divorced from the proper ratios of protein, carbohydrates and fat, all of which play an important role in hormone manipulation (testosterone and GH). This is a critical factor to anyone who seeks to build muscle naturally, without steroids or any other artificial hormone boosters.

Bodybuilders often feel that weight gain powders are an easy way to reach their caloric requirements for muscle building, yet, because the protein and carbohydrate levels in protein powders are less than optimal, and consist of refined sugars, the excess calories lead to significant body fat accumulation. In addition to the overabundance of simple sugars in weight gain powders, often such products are filled with artificial additives and sweeteners, which can harm health. This is a factor few fail to analyze when opting for weight gain powders in place of real food, yet, like whey protein, weight gain powders are not a healthy option for satisfying the necessary nutritional requirements for muscle building.

Often, bodybuilders feel that they have no choice but to utilize weight gain powders because their appetite will not otherwise support sufficient food consumption for muscle growth, but, a far more effective approach is to create a natural liquid weight gain shake using egg protein powder (that contains no additives or sweeteners) mixed with the proper quantities of healthy sweet foods such as raw honey and bananas. This approach focuses upon natural, healthy ingredients, using the proper amount of each to reach the ideal protein and carbohydrate level, promoting natural muscle building without boosting body fat to unreasonable levels. Instead of artificial sweeteners, this type of muscle building shake focuses on natural sweet food sources to provide the necessary flavor.

Never forget that to build muscle naturally, calories and protein are not the only variables, and to focus on these two exclusively will result in massive body fat accumulation that will harm as opposed to improve the appearance of your body. The MuscleNOW bodybuilding program teaches you exactly how to combine protein, carbohydrate and fats to create the optimum levels of each, as well as how to produce your own natural muscle building shake so that you can achieve maximum results.