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"Thanks for changing my life and completely transforming my body."

JC builds muscle mass naturally with MuscleNOW

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. I have experimented with several other programs 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 really do find it amusing and unfortunate how some people continue to believe weird and crazy training and nutrition ideas, when people around 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 natural bodybuilding program 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. I look significantly better than them by following your principles, and yet they are the ones asking me questions. But when you want to help them they still refuse to believe it (instead accusing me of steroids), and instead continue to smash themselves into a brick wall by following flawed techniques that pro bodybuilders have written, or which they've read in some bodybuilding magazine. I really achieved my MuscleNOW results all natural, and without the use of any supplements (except protein powder from time to time for convenience). Thanks for your support and assistance.​

JC van der Westhuizen

Canberra, Australia


"Anyone who believes they are a hardgainer should give this program a try."

I want to thank you for your help, your program has really done a lot for me. I used it for a little over a year and managed to gain 45 pounds of quality weight! When taking measurements as suggested in the program, I noticed I gained about three inches on my arms and nearly ten inches on my chest while only gaining two inches on my waist. It really was a phenomenal transformation. Looking back on it. I followed the diet and training principles outlined in your MuscleNOW program diligently throughout that time. I remember it was a very exciting thing, people commenting on how different I looked. It's nice to see your hard work pay off in the mirror and in the gym. Before applying your program to my life, I worked out like crazy and saw no changes whatsoever. I remember being so frustrated. Anyone who believes they are a hardgainer should give this program a try. It taught me that there really is no such thing as a hardgainer, just an ill-informed gainer.

- Kris Khera (West Chester, OH)

Injured diabetic gains 35 lbs of pure muscle!

"MuscleNOW was the best thing to ever happen to me in regards to working out!"

Damond builds muscle mass naturally with MuscleNOW

My journey began after I was diagnosed with diabetes 7 years ago. I tore my rotator cuff working out incorrectly and the diabetes kept it from healing. I was already thin at 6ft 4in 165 pounds, but the diabetes made it hard to maintain my weight and impossible for me to gain weight. I bought the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program but the injury still prevented me from working out. I would always have to stop because of my shoulder. Finally 9 months ago after my weight dropped to 150 pounds I decided to try to lift again. This time I replaced bench press with dumbbell flies and another variation of the pec fly machine. I was able to workout consistently this time and in one month I gained close to 10 pounds. In 6 months I gained 35 pounds and I now weigh 185-190 (it fluctuates), but my goal is to be 220 pounds. And yes my rotator cuff is still torn. If it gets too sore I take a break for a day ice it down and get back to working out! Your MuscleNOW program was the best thing to ever happen to me in regards to working out! I can’t thank you enough. I want to hopefully be motivation to other people with diabetes.

Damond Barnes

Atlanta, GA


"Your program was exactly what I was looking for."

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It is obvious how much time and effort that you have dedicated to this amazing program. Your program was exactly what I was looking for when it came to weight training; a “step-by-step” approach to working out that didn’t leave you guessing. In the past I have tried to do my own research to see what exactly needed to be done to maximize results. I had picked up a lot of things on my own, but after reading your program, all the bits and pieces that I had put together on my own had finally come together. In fact, I sometimes catch myself in conversations concerning weight training techniques with friends and they really seem to listen to what I have to say; all of which I learned after reading your program. I dedicated one summer to your system (approximately 12 weeks) and the results I saw were incomparable to any other weight training that I had done in the past. Bottom line, anyone looking to either start or modify there own weight training program will DEFINITELY benefit from MuscleNOW.

Todd Vazquez

Oak Ridge, NJ


"I could see my body transforming weekly, and it is such an awesome feeling."

I just wanted to let you know i think your program is awesome. First off when I ordered your program I was very skeptical, as I have tried numerous programs before yours all with very minimal success. I figured I would give yours a try expecting the same lackluster results but boy was I wrong. I even emailed you a couple times with questions and you were very supportive and very prompt with your responses. I honestly must say this was one of the best purchases I have made in my life since your information is so valuable and vital to anyone trying to enhance their body, and this program is the best on the subject i have ever read.

Before using your system I realized I wasn't eating properly and you put a fix on that real quick! MuscleNOW has changed my life entirely, and I truly hope others that are just as skeptical as I was take a chance and order your system, as I GUARANTEE they will NOT regret their decision. After starting your program and reading all the info about diet I could see my body transforming weekly and it is such an awesome and satisfying feeling, I was getting more ripped, stronger, and after awhile when people saw the gains I was making accused me of taking steroids which I have never done.

When I began your program I was 6"1 and a measly 140 pounds but after just 2.5 years on your program I weighed in at a "ripped" 195 pounds and the results are so satisfying to me you have no idea. I hope anyone thinking about ordering this program just goes for it, as they will not be sorry.

- Frank Terescavage (Trucksville, PA)


"This program has everything you need so stop wasting your time and money."

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Dedicated to the skinny from the poster boy of the skinny. I virtually gave up weight lifting until I decided to enter a body transformation contest. For the first month I followed a popular fitness program to a tee, plus using supplements. 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 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 the MuscleNOW program! It has everything you need so stop wasting your time and $$$. Forget everything else, MuscleNOW is it. I proved that MuscleNOW it is "The Internet's Natural Steroid!" so go for it.​

I really appreciate what you have done in creating MuscleNOW. The experience of following the program 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 subconscious way. The mind-set has permeated my life-style. Kudos for being real in a climate where REALNESS is scarce.​

Johnny Walker IV

Shreveport, LA


"I am getting compliments from people left and right."

In the past 8 months I have gone from 130 lbs to 170 lbs on a 5'9" frame using your MuscleNOW program. Needless to say, I have experienced amazing results. The gains just took off. I started Bench Press at 90 lbs, and am now at 185 lbs. Preacher Curls went from 40 lbs to 105 lbs. 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.

- Chris Liepe (Ft. Collins, CO)


"I'm 20 years old with the best body in my gym."

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I have been doing your workout without steroids and have done pretty much exactly what the MuscleNOW program says for about 4 years now. I’m 20 years old with the best body in my gym and probably one of the best (non-steroid) bodys in my city. After reading your program I will never use steroids, because if I want to get bigger I can, and if I want to get more ripped I can, so there’s no need to use drugs as I already have the MuscleNOW success formula and I thank u for that. I can now curl 75 in each hand for 4-5 reps and leg press about 1100 pounds for 4-5 reps, and it’s crazy to think this because I started out curling only 25 in each hand and about 200 for leg press! Since starting MuscleNOW I gained 6 inches on my chest, 3 inches in my arms, and 5 inches on my legs, while losing nearly an inch from my waist! Thanks again for the A-B-C success formula, and I hope your message gets across to the whole world of bodybuilders that you don’t need steroids, only consistency and determination! Oh, and by the way, a modeling company saw me on your website and want me to do a photo shoot. Thanks again!

Errick Cervera

Houston, TX


"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 40 lbs dumbbell curls to 70 lbs. 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 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.

- Eric P. Naylor (Derry, NH)


"I have been permanently released from the shackles of costly supplementation."

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I’ve been using the MuscleNOW system for the past 6 years. When I started college I began working out on campus but I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted in my routine. I had to change both the way in which I thought about training and how I lived, and I knew it had to be a lifetime commitment and not just a minor inconvenience for the time being. So I began researching and reading articles online about natural body building methods. Throughout my research I stumbled upon a website that promoted a program called MuscleNOW. At first I was a little apprehensive about the claims made on this site although the information seemed legitimate. I visited the site every night for the next few days trying to find inconsistencies in the credibility of the author of the program, Francesco Castano. Before purchasing I e-mailed Francesco on several occasions asking him questions. He was very forthcoming throughout that time and responding rather quickly reassuring me that I would not be disappointed with the results if I followed the principles of the program and remained disciplined. Well after our initial discussions I gave the program a shot and once I received the book I read it from cover to cover.

Initially I did see some immediate results however months rolled by I began to lose focus. I reached out to Francesco once again and he gave me a wake-up call that I would not soon forget. He told me that I would have to really kick it into high gear if I expected more dramatic lasting results and that meant becoming more focused and disciplined. At first I did not want to listen and it actual took some time before everything he and the book were describing about my diet and exercise began resonating with me. So after a year of wavering and waffling back and forth I began to conscientiously make a change and this time I was fully committed mentally and holistically. I began following the MuscleNOW principles veraciously and I retrained myself to think differently about my diet and exercise. I don’t believe this would have been accomplished without the MuscleNOW program.

​Some of the reasons why I like MuscleNOW are that it is a natural bodybuilding program; there are no adverse side effects, no expensive products to buy and most importantly no gimmicks! The program is designed according to your goals and it is incentive based meaning you will get no more out of it then you’re willing to contribute. From fat loss and muscle gaining to mass building MuscleNOW runs the full gamut of everything that I had been looking for in a strategic training regimen. I truly believe this is the single most important investment I made since I began working out. It far exceeded my expectations and I’m so thrilled to report that I have been permanently released from the shackles of costly supplementation and pills. I hate to sound like an infomercial and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a radical skeptic but this is the best program for real people who are looking for significant results. I would not recommend any other program to anyone who was considering a strength training program.

This has been the most comprehensive resourceful program I've found on muscle training and development. This book has been the single most important investment I've made since I started a consistent training routine. I can honestly say I wouldn't have been able to come close to what I've been able accomplish without the aid of MuscleNOW

The information was very easy to understand, comprehensive, and most importantly effective. Before reading MuscleNOW I used everything from weight gainers to numerous supplements only to have lackluster short-term results. MuscleNOW has been the single most effective potent program I've used. I've gained and maintained significant muscle growth and more endurance throughout each workout. I've read up on other programs but they don't come close to the information provided in MuscleNOW. It was definitely worth the investment.

I thank Francesco Castano and MuscleNOW for not only making me a believer in his program but also allowing me to believe in myself..​

Titus LeFlore

Columbus, OH


"People ask me daily if I'm doing steroids."

First, I wanted to thank you for cutting through the B.S. with your MuscleNOW program, it works, simply just as you promised.

​Second, people ask me daily if I'm doing steroids, I don't know whether to be offended or to take it as complement to your program? But rest assured, I've been sending them to the MuscleNOW web page.

Since starting your program (5 weeks ago) I have increased my chest 2", arms 1/2" and I maintain a 32-33 inch waist, all while gaining 12 lbs, and this is after training for 9-10 years, hard!

Again, thank you.​

- Brett M. Johnston (Colorado Springs, CO)


"I will NEVER touch a supplement again as long as I live."

John Stagikas' natural muscle building photo

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.

"MuscleNOW is definitely all you need to succeed."

It amazes me how some people are very hesitant to spend money on an all natural weight lifting program 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.

I now weigh 215 lbs with about 7% body fat. 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 again for having such a great program that I can continue to look to for guidance.​

John Stagikas

Palm Desert, CA


"Right away I saw results; I'm talking in days not months, I was blown away."

I’m 5'6" and my starting weight was 130 lbs, my arms were 10" and my chest was 28" and I’ve been on MuscleNOW for a few months now. I started training a little under a year ago without any idea of what I was doing. I tried a bunch of stuff that people from my gym suggested without any real muscle gains. I even got myself a trainer, who told me it was only possible to gain 12 lbs of muscle a year! As soon as I got the course I started right away and followed it exactly, never questioned any part of it. Right away I saw results, I'm talking in days not months, I was blown away. You quickly gain momentum when you’re growing and the really incredible part is it doesn’t stop as long as you stay consistent.

I started at a disgusting 130 lbs, very, very skinny. With a 28" chest and 10" arms, I always thought of myself as a hardgainer. With MuscleNOW I found out thats all rubbish! My arms have gone from 10" to 14" my chest exploded from 28" to 36 1/2" and the most incredible part is I now weigh 160 lbs (all muscle) which blows my mind because I was told from a so-called professional personal trainer that I would only see a 12 lbs gain in a year of consistent bodybuilding.

The best benefit from using the MuscleNOW program is just the amount of compliments I get from my friends and family about the transformation of my body, which makes every drip of sweat and last exhausting set and rep worth it. This program is amazing plain and simple, as it gives you all the knowledge you will ever need to gain muscle. It is worth every penny!

I keep getting comments from friends and family members that my arms are huge compared to what they were almost 2 weeks ago! I still see results constantly, without your program and help, I wouldn't be where I'am today. I constantly get asked if I'm taking supplements if they only knew that dieting correctly could bring them unimaginable results at an insane rate. I'm getting to the point where clothes are fitting anymore. I thought results like these took years to accomplish. Your advise is changing my life!

Thanks Francesco!!!!​

- Diego Munoz (Glendora, CA)


"MuscleNOW has done wonders for my life."

Chris' natural muscle building photo

Francesco's MuscleNOW bodybuilding program has done wonders for my life. It has turned me from a fat lazy alcoholic into a physically fit, confident go-getter! Just six months ago I started the program and I've noticed a world of difference not only to my physical health, but more importantly to my mental well-being. This program is not easy, but through example it has taught me the value of discipline and hard work in order to achieve a goal. I am currently striving to become a firefighter and I can honestly say that without MuscleNOW I would not have been able to pass my Fireman's Physical agility test, which involves for example wearing a 75 lbs vest and climbing stairs for 3.5 minutes! I could not have passed the test without this program.

Also this past week I helped the local pastor and his wife move everything in his house. Homemade oak furniture, 400 lbs pianos, and all. I was asked if I could help and what popped in to my head was, "My time to shine!" Whereas if you'd asked me to help before I started using MuscleNOW, I would have thought of possibly faking my own death to avoid the situation all-together.

So what once would have seemed a daunting task instead became an easy endorphin-filled rush for me. I urge all healthy men and women out there to run and lift weights to strengthen our bodies so that the mountains whose peaks seemed once too high to climb will instead become your next goal to stake a victory flag! Anyways, the pastor's husband could not thank me enough and I felt like a hero for those 3 days.

The program has also convinced me to stop smoking cigarettes to make my running easier, and I also don't touch alcohol at all during the 5 days a week when I workout. I could go on and on about the side-benefits which surfaced that were completely unknown to me at the time, but for now I'd just like to give my sincere thanks to Francesco and his program for all the wonderful things it has done for me. I'm benching 270 lbs for 8 reps now, and I feel great. THANK YOU SO MUCH!​

Chris J. Edwards-Wood

Alameda, CA


"I get compliments all of the time. Before I saw your site I was so clueless."

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 with my 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.

- David J. Finlayson (Aberdeen, MD)


"Let me tell you, MuscleNOW IS FANTASTIC!"

Josh's natural muscle building photo

An average guy with a wife, kids, job, takes his obese and way out of shape body and turns it into that of a greek god, or at least as close as he can get in 4 months time. This was all done in the midst of the holidays, 2 weeks of downtime from illness, many more cheat days than what is allowed and yet, I was able to shed a total of 39 ½ pounds in 4 months time by following the workouts and diet, even though I cheated and had to stay out of the gym from time to time! I am now on a path of fitness that will get me to that perfect vision of fitness that we all want to have! I hope you get a chance to see my results so that they can inspire you to do what I did, which was to get off the couch and get to work!

Josh Golden

Lincoln, CA


"My friends always comment on how much better I look."

I am a hardgainer, high metabolic rate, etc. Or so I thought...

I found your site one day and spent over 3 hours reading your material. I took a gamble and made my first ever internet purchase. I ordered your program. It came in the mail less than a week later. I have been re-reading it and going over the lessons and sticking to the diet and exercise plans ever since. My friends always comment on the incredible gains I have made and how much better I look. My confidence levels are high and the funny thing is people are now asking me for advice on how to exercise and get in shape!

I gained 22 lbs of muscle mass, 3” on my shoulders, 5” on my chest, 2.25” on my upper arms, 1.25 inches on my forearms, 2.5 inches on my quads and 1” on my calves.

If anyone has any reservations about your program then all I can say is: If you really want to do something good for yourself, then do not hesitate to get started.

Knowledge + Healthy Diet + Proper Exercise + Intensity + Perseverance + Patience = a state of being that will last a lifetime.

Take care Francesco and thanks for all the quick replies to my queries and the knowledge necessary to get me back on the path to a full recovery.

- Rob Chong (Toronto ON, Canada)


"My confidence is through the roof. MuscleNOW & Fat Vanish WORK!"

Thomas's natural muscle building photo

I want to say thanks for the MuscleNOW bodybuilding 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 240 lbs 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 (like a 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 Fat Vanish 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 fat loss were 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 now 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 versus Big and Tall shops. I still have a couple of Fat Vanish and MuscleNOW phases to go. From there I will enter the maintenance phase (more pictures to follow in the future). 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 (FAT VANISH AND MUSCLENOW) WORK!!​

I lost 85 lbs of fat and over 14” from my stomach in 10 months. 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 a lot of trainers 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 testimonial so that I can let people now that you are the REAL deal.

I can't thank you enough for what you have done to help me live healthier and happier (self-esteem). I'm still getting compliments from the appearance changes that I've achieved with MuscleNOW. I've also 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.​

Thomas Jones

Woodbridge, VA


"I am very impressed with the MuscleNOW program."

I am very impressed with the MuscleNOW program. 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, which is how much I weigh! That was a big accomplish for me to be able to bench 100% of my body weight.

- Nick Lyons (Chesterfield, MO)


"Thank you for providing a system that really works ... fast!"

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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 50 lbs 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 lbs, 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 had lost 5 inches from my waist and was able to 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.

After those 9 weeks, I received compliments from all of my friends and family. Now, 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 achieved. Just look at the definition in my abs and obliques! What is also incredible is that I have gained over 10 lbs 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.

MuscleNOW 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!

May God Bless you for dedicating your life to helping others live a more healthy and fit life!​

Craig Leonard

Saint Charles, MO


"I have had terrific results so far, and I'm not even strict with the diet."

I really love your program. I have had terrific results so far, and I'm not even strict with the diet. I have gone from 5'8" 135 lbs. to 160 lbs. in a little more than two months, and have also added 25 pounds to my bench press. Thank you for the invaluable information.

- Guy Bardascino (N. Andover, MA)


“I followed your diet and exercise guidelines EXACTLY as you instructed.”

Richard's natural muscle building photo

I purchased your program a few years ago, but as so many people do when they start a fitness program I got impatient after a couple of weeks and quit. Although your program had given me all the knowledge I ever needed to be successful, I didn’t sustain the drive and motivation to be successful. One day after telling myself that it was now or never, I picked up your book again and started reading. As I turned the pages it was as if you were speaking to me personally saying “if you trust in my principles I will get you to where you want to be.” I followed your guidelines EXACTLY as you instructed with regard to my diet and how I performed in the gym over the next twelve weeks and as anyone can see in my before and after photos I had DRAMATIC results. I’m very happy to say that I did this without costly supplements that can often be harmful to your health. I not only looked better, I felt better! An indirect result of your program is the confidence it gave me as a person in all aspects of my life and today I am better for it, so thanks!!

Richard Jennings

West Memphis, AR


"I have never loved working out as much as I do now."

I just wanted to tell you I am just thrilled with my results. I have been working out off and on for the last year, but I could not stick to it faithfully because I was frustrated with the results. Well, I have been on your program for 4 weeks and have went from 134 to 141. I had put on that much weight before, but it took 4 months. and a lot went in my face and stomach. Pure muscle in just 4 weeks. And not one bit is fat. I can't wait to see what the future will bring. I have never loved working out as much as I do now, and all thanks to you.

- Cory Lambert (Gonzales, LA)


"Your MuscleNOW program works like magic for me!"

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Friend of mine showed me your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program. I read it almost in one breath, transferred program in excel, filled up the fridge with healthy food and started to work out and eat as you teach in MuscleNOW. I cannot describe how astonished I was about the results in next few weeks!! In first 10 weeks I lost around 4-5 Kilograms of FAT! I was on some training routines before, but it was only one failure after another, and results didn't want to come, and than I got even my back injured and quit weightlifting. Those were sad days, but they are OVER NOW!! Your MuscleNOW program works like magic for me!! All the fat is now gone and I am gaining new muscles almost every new month. I even quit my regular job at the police and started personal training. That's how good is your MuscleNow program!!

And what's the best of it, I benefit from a lot of your advises also in other areas of my life! One can see very fast, that you worked real hard to put that material together into a wonderful working combination. Thank you again for all motivating words in your email. I even got enlarged the part about consistency and stick it to the wall in my working studio.

With kind regards and outstanding respect from Slovenia!​

Dejan Vukovic



"I am much more confident and have people complimenting me on my body."

For many years I have been uncomfortable with my size (to the point of depression) and have tried everything albeit not with any longstanding conviction. This was precisely for the reasons you outline in your program. In a week and two days I had already put on half a stone (7 lbs) of body weight which made me weigh more than I ever have in all my years. That was extremely encouraging.

I have now completed 2 cycles (12 weeks) of your program and here are the results so far. Chest up 6”, arms increased 2.75”, thighs up 4”, and weight up 27 lbs.

I want to emphasize one point. I was so eager to begin the program I actually completed two cycles incorrectly. I don't want to go into too much detail on my mistake but am probably a good few lbs behind what I could have been. As the measurements suggest I have gained a whopping 27 lbs, something that I considered impossible prior to the program. I am much more confident now and have people complimenting me on my physique. I still have a way to go. But all the way from London England I can tell you this works!! Thank you Francesco.​

- Darren Pinnock (London, England)


"With MuscleNOW, you can make your goals whatever you wish."

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My personal goal was to get definition, a little size and have low body fat. I would roam from one workout routine and/or supplements to the next. I was highly disappointed with the results and ended up skinny fat. In addition I battled through quite a few injuries over several years due to overtraining. I then came across the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program which promised to show you all aspects of weight training and dieting. It 100% delivers on exactly what it says.

MuscleNOW offers a complete system and you can make your goals whatever you wish. If you want to gain size adjust the diet according to the system. If you want to maintain and slowly build up keep the workout routine and adjust your diet. The system for me was able to deliver the exact results I wanted – decrease body fat and build muscle. The workout aspect of the system is comprised of fundamental weight lifting exercises with variations in reps, timing between sets and grip/stance depending on the exercise. The approach prevents from over-training and keeps you from plateauing. The most difficult part of any bodybuilding program (the diet) is straight-forward and easy to understand.

The best part if you have a question about any aspect you can send an email and within 24 hours you not only get your question answered but Francesco provides additional information that expands your overall fitness knowledge.

With any fitness training you have to be prepared to work. Do the work, follow the system and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.​

Ron Kraft

Margate, FL


"MuscleNOW is the very BEST muscle building program ever."

I bought and used this program about 8 years ago. I went from 154 lbs to 182 lbs in 3.5 months! 19 pounds was pure muscle while the remaining 9 lbs was fat.

Co-workers were convinced I was using steroids - a major compliment since I was all natural. My wife could not believe how thick my leg muscles had become and I had a few double takes catching my own reflection in department store windows.

The details are easy to understand but really require 100% intense effort. After the first 3.5 months I was spent. It took a few more months before I was ready to give 100% again. In the meantime I was able to give about 75% effort. I measure effort in terms of intensity when lifting to failure on the safe to do sets, i.e., I have a smith machine with safety bars and can go all out while working alone. I would never go to failure without a trusted spotter or the right equipment.

MuscleNOW is worth the cost and then some for a dramatically changed body. I have tried about 5 other internet programs. Some have been good but none compare to the simplicity of the MuscleNOW bodybuilding system. Still, despite the simplicity, I re-read the book a few times and kept it handy as a reference to make sure I was doing everything correctly. Good for males or females. Lifetime email personal training is also included.

MuscleNOW has truly has been the best bodybuilding system I have ever used. I am thankful for MuscleNOW and the knowledge it brought me.​

- Jarrod Marshall (Mississauga, ON, Canada)


"MuscleNOW will transform you!"

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It’s just absolutely amazing how fast my body’s changed since starting with the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program. I have just started on my 3rd cycle so that means I’ve been doing it now for around 13 weeks. I was working out pretty hard core for about 8 months before getting this program. I did increase in my strength on my workouts but I also got fat and you couldn’t really see any of my muscle. Using this program, I’ve changed all that. I see guys in the gym working out pushing an enormous amount of weight but they look like fat couch potatoes! If I saw them outside of the gym I would never imagine in a million years that they’ve ever even seen a gym. I used to wonder when I saw them why they don’t look better than they do. Well, now I know. They’re not using a program like this to change the way they look. This program will transform you!!

​I’ve realized just how important it is to eat the right things, when, and how much. All of these factors play important roles. Francesco’s program has taught me how to do it all. Mind you, I NEVER knew anything about looking at food labels and measuring my meals or any of that before starting this program. It’s taken time and practice. Now, I’ve gotten much better. Francesco has been there every step of the way for me. Most every time I email him for something, I get a reply the next day.

I would like to tell you that life has taken me to start my own business as a publisher of a health newspaper here in Hong Kong. I bought the franchise from California and am operating here now. I would have never done any of this without your MuscleNOW program! I've gotten my brother in Florida onto MuscleNOW and it seems that he really likes it as well.​

Andrew Cunningham

Hong Kong


"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 the internet 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 my bodyfat. I have put 3 inches on my arms and 6 on my chest! It is unbelievable!!

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 results. 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.

- John Burchette (Clarion, PA)


"MuscleNOW is a truly amazing program."

Victor's natural muscle building photo

I want to write you to thank you for designing this wonderful program. I had just finished six weeks of the fat loss phase and have begun a new cycle of the muscle building phase. The result has been both physically and mentally rewarding. I am 5'6" tall. My waist was 35" when I first started. By the time I had completed the first cycle, my waist dropped to 28". My chest and biceps, however, have grown an inch respectively, looking firmer and bigger as the fat level assuaged.

​I worked out with three trainers before and had tried many different theories, methods, and supplements. Last year, I had even given in to steroid precursors, which bulked me up to 180 lb. While my chest, arms and legs became massive and solid, I ended up with a 37" stomach. From a holistic medical standpoint, I also experienced side effects that were related to liver and kidney toxins, and had a compromised immune system. I found that a lot of steroid users who recommended ways to administer these products and workout programs were highly uneducated and misinformed. The result was that my body would entail an increasing dosage of these products and supplements, whereas the accompanying training was often so strenuous that attending a gym had gradually become a burden. I did quit training for half a year after a minor work-related injury. Needless to say, the cost of purchasing these supplements made one wonder if bodybuilding was equivalent to creating debts.

Your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program is a gift of which everybody who is interested in training would dream. It has answered every question that has been puzzling me for the past seven years. After reading the material, I have been feeling that you, a sagacious and earnest trainer, have been always with me to motivate my workout. The program has not only changed my physique, and has encouraged me to keep attaining an increasingly higher and practical goal with patience and perseverance. It has truly maximized my physical and mental potential. It has certainly boosted up my immune system, and I would not hesitate to admit that it has even increased my hormonal level in a positive, constructive, and natural way. I have also noticed a very affirmative energy within me that helps my life and creative work in general. In other words, what I have gained from your program is beyond a physical transformation.

Once again, I would like to thank you again Francesco for your work, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn from you. I am sure that this is only the beginning and I will experience something similarly or even more amazing as I progress by following your program.

I have not stopped using your program ever since I have purchased it seven months ago. My body fat level kept lowering and I have finally achieved a level of definition, especially on my abs and arms, of which I have never dreamt before.

Once again, this is a truly amazing program.​

Victor Fan

New York City, NY


"People like Schwarzenegger are responsible for wasting years of my life."

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 nothing did anything at all for me. I will say however that Mike Mentzer (author of heavy duty) is the only author besides Francesco 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 Francesco 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 during 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 steroids and to see the interviews where they talk about it. They don't just take steroids, they are nothing but professional drug users. 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 steroids so ultimately I gave up on bodybuilding 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 avoiding weight lifting, 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. I did not have high hopes when I ordered MuscleNOW 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 and for 3 months followed MuscleNOW 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, 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 MuscleNOW the only times I stopped gaining was due to insufficient food, and I just needed to increase calories. Francesco’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 never would have succeeded without MuscleNOW. I 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 bodybuilding books and magazines and replace this with an effective muscle building 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, as well as time and effort wasted 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!

Thanks to MuscleNOW I finally have control of my strength and fitness.​

- Blake Saunders (Winter Park, CO)


"MuscleNOW has given me amazing muscle & strength gain."

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I want to thank you for a great bodybuilding program. MuscleNOW 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 training experience before I started, but the program taught 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 testimonials seemed sincere and honest. Then I gave it a try, and in 5 months I gained 2.3 inches on my arms, 2.4 inches on my chest, 44 lbs on my bench press, 121 lbs on my deadlift, 55 lbs on my shoulder press and 85 lbs on my seated row.

​MuscleNOW alone is the reason behind my success. Best regards and God Bless.

Tormund Roenning

Lyngdal, Norway


"I was the hardest gainer in the world until I got on MuscleNOW."

When I first heard about your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program I was very excited that someone would offer a money back guarantee in three months instead of six weeks. When I started working out and following the diet I gained an impressive 16 lbs in one month!!! I was the hardest gainer in the world until I got on your MuscleNOW program, but now I don't have to worry because with your plan the pounds just pack on so easily. What I like most about the work of routine is the cycle that you have set up for all of us, that to me is ingenious. Thanks for all of your knowledge and personal training tips that you have given to me also.

- Jared Reynolds (Zanesville, OH)


"I was really in the dumps before MuscleNOW, now my self esteem is unshakeable."

Mike's natural muscle building photo

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thanks to your extremely well thought out MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program I am finally on the road to having the body I always wanted. It's everything you said it would be and more. No, It's more than that. It's everything I need to know about eating right and working out to get the body I want and it will last me for the rest of my life. The funny thing is, I am not working out any harder or dieting any more stricter than I was in the before picture. I am just following your MuscleNOW system. On my path to develop an athletically functioning, strong, good looking body, I read a lot of muscle magazines and trained the way they said to train and ate the way they said to eat. All that happened was I got frustrated and burned out. Let me explain, after doing their "mass gain" diet and exercise routine I was at my fattest having put on almost no muscle (the only mass I gained was in my butt and belly!) Then after doing their "lean" routine (this is the before picture) you can see I have almost no muscle! My self esteem was in the dumps. I felt like I just had the wrong genes to look the way I wanted to look. I was really in the dumps.

​After a friend pointed me to your MuscleNOW site, I decided to invest money in myself and get your course. I justified the price with the fact that you said I wouldn't have to buy any supplements and since I was already spending over $200 per month on creatine, protein, and stimulant drinks (amongst others) I figured it would pay for itself right away.

I started using the system the 1st day I got it. I started seeing results on the 5th day, and the results haven't quit yet! What a bunch of B.S. in those magazines! What a bunch of B.S. about those supplements! Those models in those magazines must be steroid users, and those stupid routines and complicated exercises must be written to sell supplements. I think they give you bad routines then once you don't get any results, they tell you it's because you NEED these supplements! At least, that's what I fell for.

Now my self esteem is unshakeable because I know that the way I look doesn't have anything to do with my genetics or buying supplements that somebody wants to sell me, it only has to do with me using the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program.​

Mike Chavez Jr.

Guatay, CA


"Thanks for all the information that was in the MuscleNOW program."

I want to say thanks for all the information that was in the MuscleNOW program. People have noticed that i have gained 20 lbs in a month and a half and they say it looks great on me. I was at a 165 lbs now im at 185 lbs. And it is not fat either it does look good on me. And my strength is getting up there to. So thanks again.

- Niklaus Wallace (Pocatello, ID)


"I’ve been putting on weight so fast that people accuse me of being a steroid user."

Christopher's natural muscle building photo

Hi Francesco, I just wanted to thank you. About three and a half years ago, I had nothing going for me, I failed out of a nationally ranked and renowned college, loved drinking, and ate whatever and whenever I wanted, and took up smoking to relieve stress. I was 5'6", and a very sloppy 210 lbs. Unhappy and depressed about my current situation, I knew I needed something to help boost my self esteem and my life, because if not, I was going to hit rock bottom, and it wouldn’t have been pretty. It was then that I accidentally stumbled your MuscleNOW website, and immediately ordered your program. It provided the backbone, information, and motivation I needed to lose just about 50 lbs of unwanted fat in about 7 months. I started looking better, feeling amazing, and surprisingly the way people treated me even changed drastically (it’s sad that people base so much on looks, but it’s true). I went from a sloppy 210, to a decently toned 162.

"I owe my bodybuilding success to you and MuscleNOW."

​Now, I have incorporated your basic bodybuilding principles to my life, and I am actually on my way up. I’m working toward my bachelors degree in communications, and I am a certified personal trainer at a local health center (a very respected one in the area at that) and love what I do. After I lost that weight, I went from a slim and slender 162 lbs. to a presently solid 225 lbs (still at 5’6”), and this was done naturally, which is the best part. I’ve been putting on weight so fast that people accuse me of being a steroid user all the time.

I just wanted to let you know that you have changed my life, and I’m very grateful that there are people out there like you. I always speak very highly of MuscleNOW seeing how I owe my personal bodybuilding success to you and your program, and I also know that the bodybuilding mentality that was sparked from reading MuscleNOW contributed to my personal success in life!

Thank you again. Hope all is well, and God Bless!​

Christopher Lopez

Trenton, NJ


"I am astounded at the results."

After I finished my first month on the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program I was astounded at the results. I grew so much more than I had thought I would, I knew I would grow but I was rather skeptical because I had been lifting for one year and had long ago reached a plateau. Your MuscleNOW program requires so much dedication, but it has paid off. Fat levels are also declining (just as you said in the program). I started at just under 135 lbs (5'8' tall) over a year ago and now weigh 160 at the same height. I have learned so much from that program and wanted to again thank you.

- Tom Bridges (Heber Springs, AR)


"MuscleNOW is the best program on the market."

Jonathan's natural muscle building photo

I have to say that MuscleNOW is the best bodybuilding program out there on the market. I had started working out at age 18 at 115 lbs standing 6 foot tall. When i got to 21 I weighed 160 and hit a plateau for about a year. I did not gain an ounce for a year until I ordered the MuscleNOW program. Within the first two 6 week cycles I gained 15 pounds of solid muscle and I am on my quest to tip the scale at 200 pounds. I live by the truth and the MuscleNOW program is the best!!! Thank you, Francesco Castano for a life changing way of natural bodybuilding!!! It has changed my life!!!

"Thank you for a life changing way of natural bodybuilding."

Jonathan Klieman

Livermore, CA


"I have gained more than 3 inches on my arms."

Dear Francesco,

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!!​

- Blair Dennett (Bathurst NSW, Australia)


"It is such a relief that I no longer need to take supplements to look the way I want."

Stephen Maurer's natural muscle building photo

I've had your program for about 2 months now and my results have been dramatic. Especially because I haven't really been able to follow your program to a "tee" because of time restrictions and injuries. However, I was at 6'1 206 lbs when I started and as good as I looked then, I look even better now. My abs are starting to show, my muscles are more defined and I even look bigger. It is such a relief to know that I no longer need to take supplements to look the way I want to. MuscleNOW is accurate, honest, and very affordable. Francesco has spent a lot of time talking to me on email, sometimes about nothing that has to do with weight training. He delivers everything he offers on his website, and then some!!!!! Good people usually deliver good things, and MuscleNow is nothing short of that.

Stephen J. Maurer

Boca Raton, FL


"I gained 20 pounds in 3 months versus zero pounds in the previous ten years!"


I purchased your program two years ago. I gained 20 pounds in three months vs. zero pounds in the previous ten years! I was weight training off and on, mostly off. I have your weight lifting knowledge in my head.

The testimonials on your site gave me the confidence to purchase the program. I knew that what you were saying made sense, but since it is different from most weight lifting advice, I wasn't sure. Hearing other people's success stories clinched it for me.

Keep up the good work. You are doing something great.​

- Craig Duncan (Philadelphia, PA)


"No other bodybuilding program comes close to what MuscleNOW can do."

Natural muscle building results by Brett

The body is such a unique thing. It’s 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 bodybuilding program. It tells you exactly what you need to have for your diet and what exercises to do. When diet and exercise combine, the body explodes in muscle size and strength, and the best thing about it is no supplements whatsoever, NONE! I never liked the idea of taking supplements and never did even before I started this MuscleNOW 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 exercises has tripled in just a matter of months! I’m living proof of what this system can do for anyone. Some people have spent years in the gym and have not achieved the size/strength gains that I have. Why?? Because you have to have the right diet and exercise, not advice from some steroid bodybuilder. All your answers are in the MuscleNOW program. So if you want to change how you look in the shortest amount of time and safely without steroids or supplements, then MuscleNOW is the 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, but pure muscle. Leg press went from 300 lbs on a good day to 920 lbs for a good 10 reps! Bench press has doubled in strength, from 105 to 215 lbs for a good 5 reps. Shrugs, from 180 to 430 lbs! Preacher curls, from 80 to 145 lbs.

I now have gained even more weight, another 20 lbs of muscle for a total of 40 lbs since I started MuscleNOW. You can see that my back has grown a lot, the muscles are bigger and more defined. My lifts have also increased a lot, as I am now bench pressing 275 for 4 reps, shoulder pressing 210 for 3 reps, and deadlifting 400 for 4 reps. I’m still amazed at how well the MuscleNOW program works, and the fact that I’m deadlifting 200+ lbs over my body weight is amazing. Dedication + MuscleNOW = the body of your dreams.

All I got to to say is that there is no other bodybuilding program that comes close to what MuscleNOW can do. I want to personally thank you Francesco, not only for all the time and effort that you put into this system but for answering all my questions that I had.

Thanks again and God bless.

Brett Stilwell

Hamden, CT


"I was very skeptical at first, but the promises you gave have proven true."

Dear Francesco,

I purchased your MuscleNOW program about 4 months ago. As for my results, I gained 20 pounds in one month! I regret to admit that I have slacked off a bit and have yet to gain anymore. I did, however, gain an average of 2-2.5 inches on my entire body including my biceps, chest, legs, and so forth in that same month. I have begun the program once more and I am determined to make my goal of 175 lbs. I have always weighed about 128--130 lbs, but I now weigh around 150 and I owe it all to you. I was very skeptical at first, but the promises you gave have proven true. With hard work and determination, anyone can succeed with this program. Once again I thank you for what you have given me and for what you are offering to many others.​

- Marco Vega (Harlingen, TX)


"I have tried a lot of other programs, but nothing compares to MuscleNOW."

Bruce's natural muscle building photo

I would like to thank you for your awesome bodybuilding program! Everything is laid out plain and simple. I followed MuscleNOW for a solid 9 months in preparation for the Mr. Idaho State Natural contest. When the day was over, I walked away with the overall title of Mr. Idaho. I couldn't have accomplished this without the MuscleNOW bodybuilding course (and your email support). I would recommend MuscleNOW to anyone who is looking to improve their physique. I have tried a lot of other programs out there, but nothing compares to this one. Also, I would like to inform you that my wife has been training with your program and is achieving phenomenal results. She plans to compete next year so plan on adding another testimonial. Thanks for your awesome program!

Bruce H. Blake

St. Anthony, ID


"I definitely feel the increase in testosterone levels (it feels awesome!)."

Dear Francesco,

Just e-mailing you to let you know that I am done with my 3rd week, and I have already had a 2 inch chest increase (40-42) and a 1 inch increase on my biceps (12.5-13.5). I definitely feel the increase in testosterone levels (it feels awesome!). I will definitely get some pictures to put on your website later on.​

- Amogh Sahai (Mayaguez, PR)


"I'm no longer an easy target for supplement pushers."

Jed's natural muscle building photo

I just wanted to thank you for an amazing bodybuilding program that has changed my life. I was introduced to MuscleNOW by a good friend of mine who also has a testimonial on your web site. Before MuscleNOW I was as confused as anyone else on training techniques, nutrition, and supplements. I had spent countless hours in the gym trying to get results. MuscleNOW has given me the knowledge of proper techniques and nutrition that have gotten me to where I am today and where I'll be in the future. Proper nutrition combined with proper weight lifting techniques is the formula for success. I was always a hardgainer growing up, always worked out but just couldn't pack on any muscle. The diet and weight training techniques in MuscleNOW helped me to learn how to get over that and pack on good lean muscle. I'm glad I have the knowledge MuscleNOW offers because I'm no longer an easy target for supplement pushers. If you buy this program, it's the best money you'll ever spend. Have faith and follow what MuscleNOW teaches.

​Thanks Francesco!!!

Jed Leishman

St. George, UT


"I've made more progress in a month and a half than I did in a year and a half."

I'm in the second cycle of your program. The first 6 week cycle was pretty good-- I gained 2 inches on my arms and 2 and a half inches on my chest.

Your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program is great -- it is the first comprehensive one I've ever seen. I've made more progress in a month and a half than I did in a year and a half without the proper information.​

- David Aronson (Southampton, PA)


"I really suggest you invest in the MuscleNOW program."

Brian's natural muscle building photo

This is my eighth week on your program and I am seeing awesome results. One body part that I've noticed really getting big is my biceps. Before they didn't have that much height, but now they look really awesome. I just wanted to say thanks for providing me with your help. I truly would have never made the gains I've been making without your help. I've tried all the pro bodybuilding training programs and diet programs, but have all failed. I've made more gains in this past 8 weeks than I have in 1 1/2 years. For everybody reading this, I really suggest you invest in the MuscleNOW program. ​Thanks and God Bless.

Brian Bartell

Bakersfield, CA


"I always knew I could be good looking if I just gained some weight."

Dear Francesco,

WOW, you have changed my life, for real. I had bought your program one year and a few months ago and it has given me gains that a SUPER fast metabolism body couldn't break down. All my years I tried lifting and eating a lot (actually I've always ate tons) but much of it the wrong kinds of food, and I also tried supplementation. None of it worked. I was so skinny! Last year I was about 140 or so, now I am about 165, steady. I gained PURE muscle and look more cut than ever. I don't have to worry about exercise, since my metabolism is so high and I play 3 school sports a year, and TONS of other sports all year long. I always knew I could be good looking if I just gained some weight. Now it's all sprung out.

Another GREAT thing about you is your quick email replies that answer anyone's questions perfectly. Your emails directly reflect your program that is written so understandably. I still feel like I owe you sooo much! If I would have taken a before picture, or not had already gained the weight, I would have entered a contest for the biggest transformation. Now after seeing the results of your program, whenever I look at ANYBODY with a skinny or fat body (or who says the want to change) I KNOW they can with your program, it's just that some people don't want to put in the hard enough work to morph themselves. But if they were like me and REALLY want to change, they would with MuscleNOW, simply put.​

- Adam Bott (Warsaw, IN)


"I consider your MuscleNOW program to be the best!!!"

Roberto's natural muscle building photo

I bought your program three years ago. I have read a lot of training systems and I also have an ISSA personal trainer certificate. I consider your MuscleNOW program to be the best!!! I started to train again at the age of 38 years old, after 20 years of a bad life. During these years I was a jazz trombone player so I live on drinking and smoking a lot. Then after an operation of gall bladder that make me only 59 kg of body weight on height of mt. 1.75, I want to change my life, so I transform my cellar into a home gym. I know nothing about frequency, diet, etc. so I spent two years train hard but with no results, I don't transform my body, no muscles gained and no fat lost. I also read a lot of training systems and visit all the web's sites about body building and fitness. Finally I find MuscleNOW by Francesco Castano and all the things about training and nutrition became clear and effective. After one years I change completely my body at 42 years old as showed on photo!! Today I am a personal trainer ISSA certified. For those who like to deep the knowledge, there are thousands of programs to study, but for who want only change his body, the few pages of MuscleNOW are all you need. Whatever method, course, web site, instructor, personal trainer, it is good if he teaches the same things written by MuscleNOW, otherwise is complete rubbish!

Roberto Rillo

Bergamo, Italy


"Your MuscleNOW program was exactly what I needed."

I've been following the program for only two weeks and I already see results. My chest has gone from 32.5 to 34 inches and my biceps went from 11 to 12 inches! Remember this is in only two weeks. I was on weight gain formulas and creatine before I started your program. I stopped because it started becoming too costly and it wasn't all it was cut out to be anyhow. Your MuscleNOW program was exactly what I needed.


- David Weiss (Boca Raton, FL)


"People actually accused me of being on steroids, including my mom and grandma."

Anthony's natural muscle building photo

I started at 145 lbs, and increased my weight to 175/180 lbs. All the muscle I gained was put on using your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program. I could never gain weight before I tried MuscleNOW. By the way, my brother who doesn’t workout still weighs 145 lbs. So it’s in my genes to be skinny. Following your MuscleNOW program, I put on about 2.5 inches on my arms and about 5 inches on my chest. Your program is the best I have ever used. Very straight forward, and no guess work. Also, the diet is very simple to follow. My 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 recommend MuscleNOW to anyone who wants to go to the gym and actually be productive. I appreciate everything you and your program have done for me. Thanks again!!!

Anthony Rinaldo

Bronx, NY


"I am following MuscleNOW to the letter."

I am a 55 year old male who is following MuscleNOW to the letter; have gained 2" on my arms (13 to 15"), lost 2" in my Abs (40 to 38"), gained 1.5" in my chest (44.5 to 46"), my weight went from 182 to 195 lbs after the first 2 weeks! I am very pleased with your MuscleNOW program!

- Bill Batchelor (Rancho Cordova, CA)


"I am now pursuing a modeling career."

Wayne's natural muscle building photo

I have been using your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program for 9 months and the results are incredible. Your program worked for me and everyone I see I tell them that I use MuscleNOW to keep myself fit and in shape. I am now pursuing a modeling career and I thank you for helping me by writing this program. I can't say enough positive things about it, my results speak for itself.

Wayne Evely Jr.

Carbonear NL, Canada


"I am so much more defined."

Hi Francesco,

I just began the 5th week of the cycle.

I'm just writing to tell you that at the end of the 4th week I have gained roughly an inch on every muscle group, my lats have exploded, and my arms have gained nearly 1 1/2 inches, and I am so much more defined.​

- Chris Ball (Tadley HAM, England)

"MuscleNOW will truly help you!"

"With MuscleNOW, I truly stay in shape all year long."

Nick's natural muscle building photo

I just wanted to write you and tell you how amazing your MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program is! I have been using MuscleNOW for around 3 years now and I have to say that I owe you a lot more than the money I paid for your program! Before using MuscleNOW, I had a thorough knowledge of bodybuilding and nutrition. I had worked at a couple gyms, and various supplement shops. I also had a bodybuilding show under my belt (which I placed 2nd in the northwest natural comp), but your MuscleNOW program has basically brought everything I knew into perspective while helping me see a couple new techniques and how to incorporate them into my lifestyle. MuscleNOW also helped me with my nutrition. I have had a couple different training partners in the last 3 years and both have made very impressive gains as well! My friend Jason started lifting with me weighing 300 + lbs. and is now at present, 230 lbs with approx. 15 % body fat.

I just want to say to anyone reading this: Francesco has truly made an easy to use natural bodybuilding program that can help anyone achieve his or her goals whether it is to compete or to get in shape. I don't care if you are 50 years old and think its too late to get in shape. This program will truly help you!​

With this program, I truly stay in shape ALL YEAR LONG. I never get above 8 percent body fat. And that is because, like Francesco, I have chose to make this program a lifestyle rather than just a summer program. Thanks again!​

Nick Holt

San Diego, CA


"MuscleNOW has been going great!"

Dear Francesco,

I've been on your workout program for almost three months and it's been doing great! I've gained 2 inches around my arms and I've put on a good 15lbs. I should be reaching my goal very soon and I'm stoked!

- Bryant Lee Foreman (Evans, WV)


"I am in the best shape of my life."

Cory's natural muscle building photo

I just wanted to say thank you for a great program. I have been following your MuscleNOW bodybuilding formula for roughly two years now, and I have been in the best shape of my life. Before I started MuscleNOW, I only weighed 137 pounds and was as skinny as a pencil. Once I began your program I saw 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 MuscleNOW, I have no reservations recommending it to anyone. I plan on continuing your MuscleNOW program and I thank you for helping me to reach my goals.

Cory Pederson

Vancouver, WA


I gained 8 inches on my chest, 3 inches on my biceps and 1 inch on my waist along with 40 lbs of body weight with MuscleNOW!

- Jon Schmittou (Plano, TX)


"The MuscleNOW program is truly great for natural weight lifting."

Bryan's natural muscle building photo

I purchased your MuscleNOW program because I was tired of being the 120 pound weakling I had been for the first 36 years of my life. After searching the web for different programs that I thought would fit my desire of adding a little beef to me I stumbled on your site. After reading it and the other testimonials I thought this would be the one for me. I had no desire to be a bodybuilder, and just wanted to add a little meat to my body. I also had no desire to start taking all of the supplements and junk the other places want you to use. I had used weight gainer at one point in time and gained about 10 pounds, and as soon as I stopped taking it I lost all of it. So anyway I ordered your MuscleNOW program and read it cover to cover like you said and when I was done thought "Wow this guy really makes sense." And so I started. I saw results almost immediately. I started at 123 pounds, a 27 inch waist and about 10 inch biceps. I am now 38 years old at 137 lbs, a 30 inch waist and 13 inch biceps.

​I know the slower results are of my own fault. I started lifting at home and due to my schedule I could only start lifting at about 9 or 9:30 in the evening. I also was lifting in my basement which got pretty cold in the winter, living in northwest Pennsylvania. With these factors it was often hard to get the motivation to go and lift. I have since joined a gym, which I really enjoy, and making myself get up in the morning and go in. I have found it gives me a lot more energy for the day after a good work out in the morning.

The MuscleNOW program is truly great for natural weight lifting, and I would recommend it to anyone.​

Bryan McCauley

Northwest PA


"The improvements were obvious in the mirror and to my friends."

Dear Francesco,

I bought your MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program when I was starting college. After reading through it I was extremely excited to get going. Unfortunately, self-discipline was the one critical thing I was missing back then. And since I was living in college residence with a 3-meal-a-day cafeteria and no kitchen available, there wasn't much hope of me eating enough, consistently. The next year when I went home brought a different problem: living in a rural area, there was no gym nearby and buying my own equipment didn't fit into my college-student budget.

This cycle continued until two years later, when I got a summer job at my college and moved into an off-campus apartment (with a kitchen). WOW! After only 4 weeks people at the gym that initially gave me that "wonder how long this skinny guy will last" look were commenting on how big my arms were getting! And the improvements were just as obvious in the mirror and to my friends. And to be honest, I did not stick with the program religiously (on average I probably missed 1 session and 3-4 meals per week). I stuck with it for about 8 weeks (went from about 165 lbs to 190+ lbs of pure muscle) until school started again and a personal event caused me to lose focus.​

- Marcus Schroeder (Bridgetown NS, Canada)

"I've been accused of taking steroids twice!"

“You'll get the results you're looking for with MuscleNOW, I promise you!"

Tom's natural muscle building photo

When I came across the MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program, 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 a lot of problems, however i won't go into details about that. But I started your program five months ago and worked very diligently 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 the MuscleNOW program. Push yourself and you will see results! My progress has been so great that 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 paltry 135, now I'm up to 255. I could only curl 45 when I started and now I'm up to 95. You'll get the results you're looking for with MuscleNOW, I promise you! 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!

This whole experience with MuscleNOW has made me want to switch my major into physical therapy or something like that where I can understand how different muscles work. You're the man Francesco, thanks for kick starting my lifting and dieting.​

Tom Nelson

Naperville, IL


"What an amazing bodybuilding program you have come up with."

Hi Francesco,

I am writing to you regarding your MuscleNOW program and how I have progressed. I don't know if your going to use this on your testimonial page but I just wanted to tell you what an amazing bodybuilding program you have come up with. I have been seriously bodybuilding for 2 years now and in just the first 6 weeks of using MuscleNOW I have put on more size than I have in the year prior! My arms increased by 1/2 inch, my quads increased by 1 inch, my calves by 1/2 inch and my chest by 1 inch, while only gaining 1 inch around my waist, all in 6 weeks, and my weight increased from 158 lbs to 172 lbs. My strength has increased every week and some weeks were a dramatic change. 

I’ve continued with the MuscleNOW program and am still receiving phenomenal gains. My legs are getting so big that I can't even fit them into most of my pants anymore and my legs are still rock hard with no fat gain on them. I am 197 lbs now, so I’ve added a total of 39 lbs since I started using your MuscleNOW system. To anyone considering MuscleNOW, I highly recommend it.​

Thank you and God Bless.​

- Derek Wilson (Calgary AB, Canada)


"MuscleNOW is the best money spent in 16 years of weight training."

Max's natural muscle building photo

My priority was to practice bodybuilding the way it should be, NATURAL, and that’s why the discovery of your MuscleNOW program has been for me a gift from GOD. In so many years I would never imagine I could get such results with my busy lifestyle and most of all without supplements or drugs and that’s why I thank you again from the heart. Your MuscleNOW program works, no need for supplements, no drugs, just dedication pumping iron and a strong diet. Your email support is worth 10,000 more times the price of your course. Thanks so much Francesco for sharing with us your effort to build a strong and healthy body and for helping us to achieve it!

​People notice my body changes and they worry that i will get huge! They keep telling me not to get bigger than I am now. Francesco, let me thank you again for all of your hard work and for helping me through email whenever I ask. The money I spent for your MuscleNOW course has been the best spent in 16 years of weight training, where I wasted thousands of euro on useless supplements and magazines before I found you.

God Bless you!​

Max Vitulano

Rome, Italy

"You get what you pay for."

"The MuscleNOW program really works, I'd recommend it to anyone."

I have been following the MuscleNOW program for a number of years now and have experienced great results. I am not someone who is interested in leading a bodybuilding lifestyle and certainly not interested in competing. I am a normal guy who simply wanted to look fit, athletically muscular, and look good on the beach too! Francesco's program delivered exactly what I was after. In short, I found that whilst there are many types of programs out there, you get what you pay for. Be disciplined and follow the MuscleNOW instructions and advice and you will get the results you desire, whatever they may be - it's that simple. This program really works, I'd recommend it to anyone.

- Steve Brooks (Southend-on-Sea, UK)


"People definitely accused me of taking steroids."

Joshua's natural muscle building photo

It has been a while since I last wrote but I wanted to send you some before and after pics of myself. The first one I was 142 pounds before starting your MuscleNOW program. The second one is a year later at 205 pounds. But three months after starting MuscleNOW I had gained 30 pounds. Also my measurements in the first pic were 13.75 inch arms and the last pic 17.25. Chest first pic 38 inches second pic 44 inches. Legs first pic although not shown 21 inches second pic 27 inches. My calves never grew that well started at 14.5 ended at 16. People definitely accused me of taking steroids and said "you cant put on that much muscle that quick naturally" but I know otherwise. Thanks for everything Francesco and God bless. I will keep you updated on my current progress.

Joshua Daniel

Hillsboro, TX

"I am 65 years old and MuscleNOW works for me!"

"It is never too late to get in shape!"


I have had your course for a bit over two years now and while I have not been as diligent at following it as I should have, I can tell you that the times I did get serious and followed your instructions, I, as well as the regulars at the health club I attended, noticed the rapid results. Yes, when you follow the plan, it DOES work! The fact it works shouldn't be surprising but what is surprising is that I am 65 YEARS OLD and it works for me!

I am not necessarily trying to be a bodybuilder at my age but am just trying to forestall and avoid the infirmities of aging that will, eventually, happen to us all. And I think that I have been pretty successful, too, when I look at many of those in my age group, and even younger; a lot younger, in some cases. I know I look and feel better, have maintained my balance and agility (which is a problem with many of us "seniors") and have continued a "zest" for life I find missing in many.

I do use the health club machines instead of free weights to avoid possible injury but, again, I am not looking to maximize muscle development.

I guess the message I would give to any "seniors" that might happen on your web site, is this: Get your doctor's approval, follow the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program at whatever level is appropriate for you and START!

It is never too late to get in shape!​

- Richard Johnson (Chisago City, MN)


"MuscleNOW gives you all the knowledge you need to grow."

Alex's natural muscle building photo

This is my story, and I hope it can inspire some of you. I began lifting weights when I was around 18, and after 7 years or so of your tradition 3 sets of 8 rep I managed to gained 10 or 15 lbs. Not a great deal, and I stayed like this until about age 28. Due to the nature of my office job I then piled on pounds of fat. I went from a lean 145 lbs to a fat 183 lbs and remained like this until I was 32, when I embarked on huge amounts of aerobics to lose it. Yes, within a year and a half I lost all the fat, but I also lost all muscle that I had built up previously too, and I weighed only about 135 lbs!!! I stayed like this up to age 38, but during those years from 25 to 38 I had tried all types weight training programs including HIT, some periodization methods, high volume and also consumed the supplement creatine. None of this worked on me. Sure I got a bit stronger with HIT, but didn't gain any size. So here I was thinking that maybe I'll never gain any muscular size, when I came across the MuscleNOW website.

​I thought that I had nothing to lose, so I ordered MuscleNOW. Within the first week, my body began to feel different, as if it was charged and pumped up. Another week passed and my arms had grown half an inch from 13.5 to 14. I was shocked but excited! 3 months later my arms were 15 inches, and my weight had gone from 135 lbs to 150 lbs. I had gained in 3 months what took me 7 years previously!!! Sure, muscle memory, but now came new ground!! After another 9 months of hard work my arms were 16 inches, chest was now 42 from 37 inches and my weight was 165 lbs, which is what you see in my picture. Just 1 year of the MuscleNOW program, and I totally transformed my physique at 40 years of age.

The MuscleNOW program gives you all the knowledge you need to grow, but only you can put in the hard work. I used to train at home, but now train in the gym. I see the same guys doing the same thing for 6 months with no progress, so you need to stop wasting time and start growing.​

Alex Lam

Bangkok, Thailand

"It's been the best money investment in a gym course ever."

"I still cannot believe how effective the MuscleNOW program has been for me."

I am in the 6th week of the MuscleNOW 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 MuscleNOW 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. It’s been the best amount of money investment in a gym course ever. To think of the hundreds of dollars I wasted on supplements and bodybuilding magazines! I could kick myself.

Thanks again for a great course that actually works.​

- Stephen Martin (Palmwoods QLD, Australia)


"It's so great to know you're gaining muscle so fast."

Matt Gallagher's natural muscle building photo

After only one cycle of 6 weeks, I increased weight from 175 to 191, with my waist remaining at a constant 31 inches. My arms went from 14.25" to 15.125", so almost one inch, and my strength increased as well. Then, my brother from college who hadn’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. After three months passed by, I 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. At the gym we train at, I am now probably the largest guy and strongest in there.

​My friend Tom 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.

"If it's size that your after, MuscleNOW is the way to go."

MuscleNOW is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Tom and I get questions all the time, such as “how do you do this, man how are ur arms so big" and so much more.

As I write this testimonial, I have been on the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program 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 25 lbs or so, all muscle. These gains are exceptional considering 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, as you will be growing by the week. The program is laid 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 my picture 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 - 175 lbs, 38" chest, 14.25" arms, 23" thighs, 230 bench press, 315 squat, and 295 deadlift, so gained 40 lbs and 3.5 inches on my arms. By the way, this is done with nothing but food, lifting, and MuscleNOW!

I have tried many routines. Max-OT, 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.​

Matt Gallagher

Bartlett, IL


"Are you taking steroids?"

Dear Francesco,

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 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 25 lbs 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 experienced a gain of this much within one year.

Because of your MuscleNOW 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.

Take care.​

- Joe Floresca (Springfield, NJ)


"I finally feel great about myself."

Stephen's natural muscle building photo

My name is Stephen and I began using the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program 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 MuscleNOW. 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.


Stephen 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.


Long Beach, CA


"I only have one thing to say about MuscleNOW -- IT'S GREAT!!!"

I have now been on your MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding 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.

Thanks a lot!​

- Brian Mosher (Durham, NC)


"Thanks for sharing your knowledge through MuscleNOW."

Obadiah's natural muscle building photo

I thought I'd share something with you that happened to me today that I have to admit I was not really prepared for - I was in the locker room at the local community college I'm attending and had just gotten out of the shower after a workout. I overheard two guys from the weight room talking about diet and protein, creatine and stuff of that nature when I heard one of them say "yeah I want to look like that guy. Hey what do you do to get so cut?" I looked up to find them approaching me!! A recommendation to your MuscleNOW web site soon followed. 

It's interesting how you can look in the mirror and not really give yourself credit for what you've accomplished but getting a complement of that magnitude was quite a reward. ​Thanks for sharing your knowledge through MuscleNOW.

Obadiah E. Switzer

Myers Flat, CA


“MuscleNOW is an amazing program!"

Well, thought I'd update you, just started week 4 of your program. During this time I've gained an inch in each arm and an inch in my chest! What an amazing program! I trained for 4 months before using your program and gained an entire amount of zero inches on every body part!

- Kris B. Michaud (Orono, ME)


“MuscleNOW is efficient, easy to follow, and healthy."

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I've followed the MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program 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, as 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 the MuscleNOW 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 the MuscleNOW program 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.

Chris Bishop

Annerley QLD, Australia

"Creatine, what a bunch of crap!!"

"I've noticed more gains without supplements than I had in 16 years previous."

Hello Francesco,

I bought your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program last month. I have been on it for about 3 weeks now and noticed some gains in my chest, legs and arms. My body adapts to things quickly, even as I just turned 36 today. I've kept it simple in the early stages by following your meals as printed in the program everyday with very little alterations. I've already noticed more gains in these "Supplement Free" days than I had in the 16 years previous!

I look forward to getting into the members forum and see what other clients have to say about their results. I must say Francesco, I have a new passion and focus on bodybuilding. The muscle fullness I felt just from eating the increased amounts of proper food was unbelievable. Creatine, what a bunch of crap!! All I want to do is eat and hit the gym right now.

Thanks for the great information you provide in MuscleNOW, and God Bless.​

- Jim Turnbo III (South Bend, IN)



Garrett's natural muscle building photo

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 MuscleNOW program. I have always been in great shape as I grew up on the beach, but never was I serious into bodybuilding. I read MuscleNOW page to page. Within a two week period I lost 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. The photo posted was taken in a classified location (I am the individual on the far left). I would just like to commend you on your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program and again thanks.

​Take care and God Bless you.

Garrett Anthony Turner

Barksdale AFB, LA


"I am now the biggest, strongest, and fastest one in my group of friends."


I purchased your MuscleNOW bodybuilding 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 ordered your MuscleNOW course I was one of the laziest people in the world. I followed your program for 1 week 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 lift weights, then you really need to look at your life. I'm sure everyone can find 3-5 days a week where they can perform a workout.

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 what I want and how I am going to get it.

Now I no longer have a goal of beating my record 5 consecutive weeks of consistent workouts, because my new goal is to train week in and 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.

Thanks again.​

- Jacob Cassidy (Big Lake, AK)

"One can get bigger and bigger."

"Francesco has discovered all the principles needed to have natural muscle growth.”

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In my opinion Francesco has discovered all the principles needed to do natural bodybuilding, or to have natural muscle growth, by using intelligent planning, smart training and food. The strange thing is that if you neglect only one of these principles, you won’t have growth or success. Most of us are confused by fake knowledge spread by gyms, magazines and supplement sellers. It still seems like a strange world to me, where I think about 90% of the bodybuilders are using steroids in which case bodybuilding is not an art at all.

​I think MuscleNOW is almost the only way to do natural bodybuilding (of all the other systems you will get sick and demotivated). You must be a person with the capability of introspection otherwise you would have never discovered all of these principles.

Thank you Francesco for sharing your knowledge. I am finally able to realize my life as a bodybuilder, which before seemed impossible. With MuscleNOW, it seems like one can get bigger and bigger, really addictive and freaky even.​

Rene van Vessum

The Netherlands

"My size and strength have SKYROCKETED!!"

"People who haven't seen me in a few months are all amazed."

Your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program is awesome. Within the first two weeks, I added 1/4" to my arms and 1" to my chest and gained an extra 5 lbs without increasing my waist. Now, it’s been 9 weeks, and I wanted to praise your program and let you know that your weight training philosophy/strategy is priceless. My size, and most importantly my strength, have SKYROCKETED!! When I first started MuscleNOW 9 weeks ago, I could barely do 95 lbs a few times. Well, last Thursday, I maxed out at 205 lbs!! And I could've done 210 lbs if I hadn't tried to max out at 195 lbs 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 MuscleNOW I was about 145 lbs give or take a few lbs. I recently topped out at 160 lbs.

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.​

- Fouad Samir Said (Beverly Hills, CA)


"My mom even had suspicions that I was using steroids!"

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I am doing something I never dreamt to do, writing a testimonial of something that changed my life and that week after week continues to. The MuscleNOW bodybuilding program works, and more than that it does miracles. It’s the first thing I ever bought over the internet. MuscleNOW is a complete natural bodybuilding guide, 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 web site I felt that this program had something special, so I decided to send 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. I used to be frustrated before but since I started the MuscleNOW program I never got frustrated again because I can e-mail Francesco the author himself and get a reply that very same day. This automatically keeps me going stress free.

I am writing this testimonial out of my own will because I think a person like Francesco deserves it. He puts a lot of effort in keeping everyone happy and also knowing that his main objective is that his MuscleNOW clients will continue to see gains.

With MuscleNOW, arms where 13.5 now are 16 inches, chest was 43 now is 46.6 inches, calf was 14 now it is 17 inches. I followed the MuscleNOW program instructions word by word and the results where amazing. 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, and 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 amazed, I never saw my arm this big.

Family members that I have not seen for some time did not recognize me. It’s good, it makes me feel proud that I live the MuscleNOW life.​

Philip Bugeja

Republic of Malta


"I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am with my results."


I just want to say thank you for everything you have provided with your MuscleNow program. I have just completed my 10th week of your program, and I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am with my results.

I am 40 years old, and began weight training again about 4 years ago. I had always kept myself in decent shape, but my wife always wondered what I was actually doing at the gym since my body never really changed that much. I followed other online programs, drank protein shakes, and received pointers from everybody at the gym, all for naught, so I was somewhat skeptical about your program. Boy, was I wrong.

What I found was a program that was flexible and easy to follow. It was amazing, but as I was reading the training manual I would have a question, and it was covered in the next paragraph. My results to date are weight from 188 lbs to 194 lbs, waist from 35” to 33.5”, biceps from 14” to 15.5” and chest from 42” to 44”.

Along with these changes have come increased strength in all areas. Thanks again for everything.​

- Mike Qualley (Shoreham, NY)

"I wish MuscleNOW was around years ago."

"Nothing produces gains in muscle size and strength like MuscleNOW."

Carl's natural muscle building photo

I've been bodybuilding for 25 years and having done pretty much every routine possible, I can say that MuscleNOW is the best. I like how you cycle sets so you're constantly increasing the intensity and I like the rep ranges also. 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, and you have it all in one routine - low, medium, high sets, higher reps, lower reps, and you even throw in the intensity principles to top it off. So your constantly manipulating the muscles. Back in the day it was just going heavy all the time even when I had injuries, so I wish this routine was around years ago as I would have gotten better results and suffered a lot less joint issues.

​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 supposedly trigger the "growth mechanism" in the body. Whatever!!? 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.

Carl Canfield

Livonia, MI


"PLEASE give the MuscleNOW program a chance."


I have a lot to be thankful for, including you and your MuscleNOW bodybuilding 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 MuscleNOW course and you being good enough to answer my questions and concerns, I was convinced I could do better by following your program. And I have.

I have been using MuscleNOW for about six months. Your program suggests that it will take me 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 their 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 Crohn’s 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 program, 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 MuscleNOW 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 MuscleNOW 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.

- Joel Robins (Cleveland, OH)


"The one thing that makes MuscleNOW priceless is the lifetime support."

Raheel's natural muscle building photo

The trainers in the gym are asking me what supplements I am using, and when I am doing my sets they quietly go through my workout chart and weight chart that you have provided me. I want to say that if you remember around 8-10 years back when my sister ordered the MuscleNOW program for me I was 55 kgs mostly fat, and now I am over 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 when I started out. The motivation made the difference because I knew it was coming from a top bodybuilder who is natural. I started believing in myself.

​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 MuscleNOW priceless is the lifetime support. I remember asking Francesco 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, but 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.​

God Bless.​

Raheel Khan

Mumbai, India

"Thanks so much for a top rate product."

"I spent years struggling, but now I have found the direction I needed."


I am so glad that I did not hesitate to order your MuscleNOW bodybuilding course because by waiting I would have only been postponing making progress. I really appreciate the comprehensive nature of the program. You address all the pertinent aspects of bodybuilding fully. Also, you describe in the course some of the things that must be avoided that will lead to failure. I had made some of those mistakes before but thought that my failure was do to me personally just not having what it takes to succeed. It was so incredibly refreshing to hear someone else express having had the same difficulties, I no longer felt alone. And with the answers you give to deal with those problems, I now know how to avoid those setbacks.

I can tell by just reading through it that you know what you are talking about. I get a strong feeling that your advice is down-to-earth, borne of experience, without the hype. I have started MuscleNOW and am already seeing results! Thanks so much for a top rate product. I spent years and years struggling, trying all kinds of approaches, but now I feel as though I have found the direction I needed.​

- David B. Cox (Normal, IL)


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We appreciate the help and great advice THAT WORKED!

Adrian David Payne

Hermitage, TN

"I am losing fat while gaining muscle!"

"This is the greatest bodybuilding program I have ever tried."


This is the greatest bodybuilding program I have ever tried. I just took my measurements as of right now and my waist has gone from 31 to 29 and I am starting to get a six pack, my chest has gone from 35 to 37 and my biceps have gone from 13 to 13.5. I am losing fat while gaining muscle! I haven't progressed like this in my entire life. I am so anxious to gain more. Thank you for the MuscleNOW program!!!​

- Matt Davies (Aliso Viejo, CA)


"At the age of 50 I was in the best shape, still putting on muscle."

John from Virginia's natural muscle building photo

I have been weight training since my early 20's, I've tried many different routines and programs but they all seem to have the same result after a short time, I would hit that wall where it seemed like there was no progress anymore. Again I thought I would try something new and purchased the MuscleNOW program. For me, the most amazing aspect of this routine is that I have never hit that wall. At the age of 50 I was in the best shape, still putting on muscle and was the strongest I have ever been in my life. The wall was broken and there was consistent change month after month that was not only felt, but able to be seen. MuscleNOW is the best bodybuilding program I have ever tried and would never change to another one. Another thing that is great about MuscleNOW is that it is built to give maximum results in a short period of time in the gym, no more 2 hour workouts with nothing to show for it, some days I'm only in there for 30 minutes and at the max I'm there for 75 depending on the schedule, and for me, no matter if it is the 30 minute workout or the 75 minute workout, the results are the same, AMAZING!


Northern VA


"I am impressed and very encouraged."

Just finished week 3 of your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program 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:

Body weight up 7 lbs, waist from 33.5” to 32.5”, shoulder strength up 18%, back strength up 16%, triceps strength up 25%, leg strength up 38% and calf strength up 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.​

- Thomas Ahartz (Las Vegas, NV)


"I gained an average of about 2 lbs per week in muscle."

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I have been on and off weights ever since I was 12 years old trying to gain weight. Many told me that it is fated to my genetics and impossible. I tried many techniques. I'm not kidding. I tried reading through all the bodybuilding articles I can find online from various very well known sites. But the problem is, every one has a different opinion. Everyone is telling you to do high reps, low reps, 1 rep and so on. I tried everything. From 1 hour in the gym to 3 hours in the gym. Everything with a goal to gain muscle. ​Finally I gave up trying until I found the MuscleNOW program. I don't know how I came across it and like most people I thought it was some sort of scam. But then again to have so many wonderful testimonies and so many back up reviews I was thinking what's the harm in trying it out? He gives a money back guarantee anyway. And once I got my copy, it blew my mind how simple muscle building can be. It is a VERY powerful piece of information I was trying years to figure out! The techniques are so straight forward that anybody will be able to do them. After I started MuscleNOW I gained an average of about 2 lbs per week in muscle (healthy weight). Every time I had question, I email Francesco and he will be sure to send me a long email to make sure I understand what to do.

After trying out MuscleNOW, I'm telling you I realized that I could gain weight and muscle mass! This program taught me how. This is a serious must have for anyone hoping to gain muscle and shed that belly fat.

Oh and not to mention, after reading MuscleNOW, I ASSURE you that you will have enough information to start your own personal training service too. It is THAT comprehensive! A lot of the things mentioned in this program are things not even personal trainers know about!! Thanks so much Francesco for your help in not only changing body shape, but changing lives too.​

Peter Nguyen

San Jose, CA


“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 MuscleNOW bodybuilding program at about 160 lbs and "skinny fat". I peaked out at about 190-195 lbs with single digit body fat after using MuscleNOW 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.

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 too 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. Your MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program helped give me the confidence to apply, compete, and eventually be selected for this honor. I had spent almost 2 years following MuscleNOW 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.

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.

Anyway, gotta run. God Bless.​

- Major James W. Stahl (USAF Test Pilot)


"Your program has made a huge difference in my life."

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I am 23 years old, and would first like to start off by saying that your program has made a huge difference in my life this past year. I originally purchased your program three years ago and after so many failed attempts, I was finally able to put all of your principles to use this past year. I started off at 240lbs. and a 43 inch waist. I was the type of person that looked kind of muscular and big with my shirt on, but off, I just looked plain fat and sloppy. So I decided to go on your fat loss program, and as a result of the rapid results I stayed on it until this day. I am currently 165 lbs. and have a 27 inch waist. Hopefully my testimonial will motivate people to get on your program and stick with it. I have told many people about your program and even swear by it.

​I think I will stick with the fat loss program just a while longer so that I can achieve more definition, especially in the abdomen region. Then I will switch to the muscle building phase.

Alen Esmaelian

Reseda, CA

"I have totally transformed my body.”

"I look in the mirror sometimes and I can hardly believe I'm looking at myself."

What can I say, we need more people like you in the world today who strive to do things the right way without falling victim to quick fixes and easy ways out that are often dumb and dangerous. I remember when I was just getting into working out I badly wanted to improve my physique not too particularly be the biggest guy but just so I could fill out my clothes better and be in better shape.

I initially bought the so called fitness and bodybuilding magazines but I was just dumbfounded by the way they all tried to convince me in order to be in shape I had to take one drug or supplement or the other. I vowed that if I couldn't achieve a solid physique using the natural food products God himself placed on this Earth then it wasn't worth it and I would happily remain as God had made me.

So I just continued to work out and eat good solid balanced meals but with no really outstanding results, as I continued to search for a program that was legit which, for some reason, I was so sure existed somewhere out there one day I decided to search the internet and BAM! I found your MuscleNOW site. I was blown away by the honesty and passion with which you talked about your program and I could relate immediately because I was so unconvinced by the whole drug and supplement crazed magazines out there, and there my journey began.

Your MuscleNOW program has helped me achieve all that I wanted and more and to be honest I haven't even been able to stick directly to it 100% but just by putting the basic ideas and principles together and doing the best I could with what I have I have totally transformed my body. I look in the mirror sometimes and I can hardly believe I’m looking at myself your program was worth every single cent and I will stick to it for as long as I'm on this earth because I know every single rep and set and second I'm in the gym is going to give me results because of your total program. So THANK YOU! God definitely answered my prayers through you.​

- Udoka Onyekwe (Surrey, United Kingdom)


"The MuscleNOW program is flawless ... I feel like a new man."

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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 pleased 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 a picture this weekend thought you'd like. Now you can see the improvements I've been telling you about. As you can see from the picture, I'm half the man I used to be, thank you Francesco.

​Before purchasing your MuscleNOW 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 MuscleNOW 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. Nobody can give you the motivation as it's got to come from you. MuscleNOW is 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, as you've answered everything I've asked and it's pointed me in the right direction.

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 made, as 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, as the MuscleNOW program is flawless, your money back guarantee is safe, and anyone who works the plan will get the results. If they ask for their money back it's their personal failure not your program’s failure, you've done just what you promised, provided the needed diet and exercise program.

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 the MuscleNOW program has been invaluable.

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. You have changed my life forever, and now that includes my wife's life as well. We both thank you.

Jim Roberts

Grants Pass, OR

“MuscleNOW is the best bodybuilding program I have ever used."

"I no longer have to take medications to control my blood sugar levels!!"


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 using the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program 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. Thanks again!

- Scott McKinney III (Elmhurst, NY)

"The nutritional knowledge you provided was a GREAT HELP."

"I'm now the national lightweight subchampion."

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I'm now the national lightweight subchampion. I just won second at the National Independence Pro Cup. I just want you to know that the nutritional knowledge you provided was a GREAT HELP, THANKS! I've been comparing my before pictures with the ones of this competition and the difference in size and hardness are obvious.

Dario Melendez

Santo Domingo, DO


“My parents sent me to go get tested for steroids because they were shocked!!!”

I will never forget that July afternoon. School was out and I was becoming a senior in high school. One thing though, I was thin!! I’ve always looked up to bodybuilders, as they put in a lot of time and dedication. I like mostly natural bodybuilders, not a big fan of the freaks or the juice heads, so I was online searching on mass building routines. I was determined and nobody could stop me. I came across the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program website. I read the whole page and without thinking twice I placed the order. This is where my life changed. Nothing has ever changed my life in such a positive way.

I received the program and soaked in all the info and processed it. I actually took one week before starting so I could fully absorb and understand every single detail in the program. The week that I began was brutal. How can one eat so much food? The workouts were also intense. I was soar for a long time, but I couldn’t give up just yet!!!

I was on the 4 times a week workout routine that Francesco wrote out and it was working like a charm. I cycled the workouts as stated, followed the diet, and anytime I had a question, Francesco was right there to help me. I must have emailed him 100 times but he never got mad. He just kept motivating me and making it easier for me to grasp the workout. This of course fueled my fire and I was on a roll.

In a month and a half I started to look different already. First day of school people were like wow you changed during the summer, are you working out?? I said yeah I’m working out a little bit, nothing crazy. Was I feeling good and pumped!!! My well being was increasing, strength was going up, confidence was definitely going up and I just felt healthy. I felt like a champion.

As the years went by, I made sure to never miss a meal, follow the MuscleNOW rules, and train as hard as possible. I was getting bigger, stronger, and much healthier each year. This was too good to be true I said to myself.

Now lets recap this. i started out weighing 135 lbs at 5'9, very, very lean and skinny. In three years i went up to 220 lbs. Was i ripped?? No. was I big? Yes. I was a big boy. The ripped look is not my style, but this program will get you ripped and add muscle at the same time. I just decided not to go that route and gain solid mass.

Everybody was like, oh Alex you’re on steroids, since no way in hell can one gain so much weight in such short period of time. People who haven’t seen me in 2 years were like what happened to you!!! My neck was huge, my arms were huge, and my shoulders were just gigantic. 5’9, 220 lbs is not bad for a natural bodybuilder. I was 20 years old at that time. My parents actually sent me to go get tested for steroids because they were shocked!!!

If you’re willing to change your life, be stronger, bigger naturally, then this is the program for you. But this program will give you stretch marks caused by the rapid growth. And get ready to get yourself a whole new set of clothes because you will get bigger and leaner, so for those who say yea you cant do it naturally???? I want you to add this up. 135 lbs to 220 lbs in 3 years NATURALLY on the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program. That’s 85 lbs!

Give this a chance guys, you wont regret it.​

- Alessandro D’Angelo (New York, NY)


"I am still half in amazement that someone like me could show abs."

Abhinav's natural muscle building photo

I bought the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program years back, but could start it seriously only this April. I started out at 90 kgs, and have been 12 weeks on the fat loss portion of your program. My pics show a dramatic transformation. I must admit that due to fact that I had loads of fat on my body (and bad genetics, everyone in my family is really fat), I gave the fat loss phase a bit long, so all the previous 12 weeks I was on fat loss cycle. I have now lost all the fat I wanted, and as I write this I have started the muscle building portion. I am sure impressed by the fact that my waist (on the navel) has gone from 36 to 31.5 (I have a wide hip bone and can’t go any smaller, but there is hardly any fat). I have become quite defined and my abs are beginning to show. Just for reference in future these were my initial measurements:

​Waist at the navel was 36”, and now it is 31.5”. Waist at the pant line was 34”, and now it is 29.5”. Biceps were 13 1/8”, and now it is 13 2/8”. I guess my body fat at 20% when I started, and now at 7%.

I am still half in amazement that someone like me could show abs. Hats off to MuscleNOW. I have not gained in chest/biceps since I was on fat loss, but they have become solid and hard, while earlier they were quite soft (spongy, if you may). The measurements on the arms and chest are nearly the same, but as would be obvious from the pics, the fat has been replaced by muscle. Now I am looking forward to putting amazing muscle and do you proud.​

Abhinav Gupta

New Delhi, India


"I've had an incredible decrease in fat."

I'm currently finishing week 3 this Friday and so far I've had an incredible decrease in fat loss. 40.5 waist to 34 inches, weight down from 184 to 158. My arms have increased from 13.5 to 14 inches. As for my wife Wendy, she went from 33.0 inch waist to 29.0 (4 inch loss), arms from 10 inches to 11 inches and her weight from 134 to 128. I thank you for authoring MuscleNOW and sharing your knowledge with everyone that's been on your program.

- Russ & Wendy Escalante (Ashburn, VA)


“The MuscleNOW program works, plain and simple."

Pedro's natural muscle building photo

I first saw Francesco’s website in 2001 and I wish I would have taken him up on his offer then because MuscleNOW is truly the program that I had been searching for ever since I walked into a gym at the age of 16. After a few years passed by, I finally ordered the program and in my first three months achieved fantastic results. So much so that my arms were gathering attention wherever I went. Things were going great and then BOOM! I had a car accident that took me out of training for almost 2 years. Once I was cleared to go again I emailed Francesco immediately and he modified the MuscleNOW program recommendations to help ease my way back into the gym. I had put on some fat and decided to concentrate on fat loss. Within three months, once again I had great results and slimmed down to a size that was adequate for me to once again begin muscle building. Thanks to MuscleNOW, I was able to achieve my long-term goal earlier this year of reaching my first year college body fat measurement of 13% (I was at 20% when I started)! I was even able to lose a little bit more off the waist, even though I went on the muscle building portion of his program and am now able to fit into size 32 jeans! This is something I haven’t been able to do since I was in junior high!

​The MuscleNOW program works, plain and simple, and best of all no supplements are required. Just real food, time and equipment are all you need. The best part of the MuscleNOW program for me is that Francesco gives free lifetime personal training via email. You wont get that from a book you buy at a bookstore and even most online. I have probably emailed Francesco more than he would like and never once did I ever receive any rude emails or bad service. All emails were answered within very reasonable amounts of time. Don’t hesitate to try MuscleNOW for yourself, you have nothing to lose. I’m the biggest skeptic, but after having hit a plateau early in my training career, I needed help. I finally found it and now I am going to use Francesco's program to take my physique to new heights. I still have a way to go to achieve my ideal physique, but now I am sure it will be possible with MuscleNOW!

Pedro Sambrano

Berkeley, CA


"Francesco promises to respond to every email, and he does, very quickly."


Until just before my 50th birthday, I probably would’ve been voted the guy least likely to ever set foot in a gym. Lifting, grunting, sweating -- no thanks, not for me.

But reaching the half-century mark was a wake-up call, so I decided I’d better join a gym and get in shape. I was slender, a little bit skinny-fat, as you call it, and had zero muscle. I wasn’t trying to get bulked and bigger really, just wanted to stay healthy and look more toned.

Things were going mostly okay. I was definitely seeing some small results , but it wasn’t enough. I was looking for more, so I turned to the Internet for advice. Lots of material about sets, reps, exercises, cardio, free weights vs. machines etc. The more I read, the more confused I became. I would still go to the gym wondering if I was doing the right things. After all, I’d suffered a nasty partial biceps tear from doing heavy biceps curls as my first exercise time after time, without even a warmup. Clearly I didn’t know what I was doing.

Then a trip to buy a suit led to a surprise when the tailor needed to let out the waist an inch and a half. Hold on, I thought, I’m going to the gym five days a week and he has to make the waistband larger? This was not good.

Enter Francesco Castano and the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program. I’d seen lots of other sites making promises, but something about his approach seemed genuine. With a money back guarantee, I decided there was very little risk, so I signed on.

Well, I definitely made the right choice. Which exercises to do? Covered. Sets and Reps? Explained. Fat loss, food choices? Great details.

He takes the time to explain it all completely. He even builds flexibility into every area -- cardio, diet and strength training, so most people should be able to get what they need. He promises to respond to every email question, and he always does, very quickly.

I had read that you can’t lose fat and build muscle at the same time. I think that means you can’t build massive amounts of muscle while losing fat, but if your goal, like mine, is to tone up, then muscle building and fat loss seem to go together nicely, at least when following MuscleNOW.

I’ve even gotten some nice compliments at the gym, from serious muscle guys who know what they’re talking about.

My clothes still don’t fit. But now, the pants are too big.​

- Will Bertram (Virginia Beach, VA)


"I have seen awesome results."

Mark's natural muscle building photo

The MuscleNOW bodybuilding program is great and I would recommend it to anyone! I have seen awesome results. I went from 207 to 164 in weight and my waist from 36” to 31” in about 2-3 months. In a few more months I am going to compete in a bodybuilding show. It’s great, I am so happy.

Mark Gary

Allen, TX


"For the first time in my life, I not only have a 6, but an 8-pack abs!"

I've purchased many different workout regimens and diet plans in the past, however, NONE of my previous purchases helped me to achieve quite what I wanted. Some would help me bulk up but not really lose fat, some would help me tone but end up costing me muscle. I've been working out for about 15 years now and don't really have a problem putting on muscle but staying lean has always haunted me (never had more then a 4-pack). 2 years ago I came across this MuscleNOW program and decided to give it a go.

After 4 months, I was transformed. I could start to see all of the muscle strands in my shoulders and arms flexing and twitching even when on my off days. Most importantly, for the first time in my life, I not only have a 6, but an 8-pack abs! I had muscle bumps all over me! When I started the MuscleNOW program, I had a body fat of around 14%. In four months, it dropped to 7%! I went from 190 lbs of soft skin to 195 lbs of rock solid muscle. I only gained 5 total pounds but if you take those numbers, I lost about 12-13 lbs of fat and gained around 16-17 lbs of muscle. I thank MuscleNOW for teaching me the way. I’m so glad I spent the money on this program, and knowing then what I know now, with these results, I would have spent $1,000 on it. If you follow EVERYTHING he tells you to do, from the diet to the workout to the intensity, the results are AMAZING!

Finally Ripped!​

- Adam Krasinski (Monroe, NY)


“My results have been amazing."

Richard's natural muscle building photo

I just want to thank you; I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and found myself grossly overweight. I was gaining weight slowly over the last several years, and my busy practice seemed to have distracted my attention. One day I found myself getting very tired after playing with my 5 year old boy. I knew then I couldn’t put off losing the excess weight any longer. Now as a doctor, I have some training in physiology and nutrition. However, I had very little experience in practical application of that knowledge. I began a search for information regarding application of nutrition and exercise to lose weight, and I came across your website After reading the information at the website and pondering for several days, I realized that what you had fit very well with my concepts and philosophy as a Chiropractor. I quickly ordered your program MuscleNOW, and waited patiently for it too arrive.

​After receiving your program, I sat down and read it immediately. I was very impressed with the depth on knowledge and with the ease of understanding. Once finished I began to apply the information for the fat loss phase, which I am currently working on. The results have been amazing.

I had a 46 inch waist, 35% body fat, and weighed 250 pounds at a height of 5'11 1/2". After following your fat loss program for a little under 4 months, I have lost a total of 58 lbs (current weight of 192 pounds), 12.5 inches from the waist (now 33.5 inches), and 19.5 percentage points from my body fat (currently 15.5%). I still have a few pounds to go before I reach my goal weight of 175 lbs, at which time I will start to sculpt the lean mass using the muscle building phase from Francesco’s program.

Richard Higginbotham D.C.

Fort Worth, TX

"I constantly get accused from fellow students of steroid use."

“I am very pleased with the amazing results that MuscleNOW has given me."


I bought your MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding 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 MuscleNOW has 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) which 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. 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 weigh 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 bodybuilding once I get out of this cast thing and I get my legs up to strength.

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 on this unreal bodybuilding program called MuscleNOW and I give them the website address.

So thanks again Francesco for this amazing program and God Bless.​

- Zack Phillips (Golden, CO)


"I can't believe how much fat I have lost..."

Steve's natural muscle building photo

I thought I would show you my progress to date, which up to now is my 6th month. In my before picture (yes this picture used to be me just 6 months ago) my weight was 208 lbs with a 39" waist at 6ft tall. My after picture is 172 lbs and my waist is 33" inches. Fat has literally fell off me. I have started the MuscleNOW phase and so far I am growing gradually each week with very minimal body fat! I can't believe how much fat I have lost looking back now at how much I have changed! I would not of believed it at the start that your Fat Vanish program could be so potent and change my body so dramatically and also teach me about patience and discipline not just in training but all aspects of life.

"Fat has literally fell of of me."

​Thanks again for every bit of your help you have given me, even the stupid questions I may of asked!

Steve Kay

Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

"I was an underweight hardgainer until I tried MuscleNOW.”

"I am experiencing more growth than I ever have before."

Hi Francesco,

I've been using your course regularly for the past 10 weeks and am experiencing more growth than I ever have before. I was an underweight hardgainer until I tried your course. Thanks for your great program.​

- Jay Posey (Durham, NC)


"I feel so much better and happier."

John's natural muscle building photo

I started my transformation weighing in at 412 LBS. My current weight is 180 LBS, I was able to lose 232 LBS in only 17 months with the Fat Vanish & MuscleNOW program. I feel so much better and happier, I have been able to do things that I would have never imagine myself being able to do. I have been fat since I was a kid and I was never able to do some of the things such as push ups, pull ups or even run for a long time. As I started to lose the fat and get stronger, I am able to do all of those things and more. I also feel great knowing that I can just go to the mall, order normal size clothes out of a catalog or online and purchase what I like and not having to settle for a limited collection of very large clothes just so they can fit my overweight body.

"I am eating foods that taste great and are very healthy."

​Sticking to the Fat Vanish recommendations has been easy because I am eating foods that taste great and are very healthy. I purchased the program but didn't use it until 4 years later. I knew that in order to change your body you have to believe in yourself and change your mind. The before picture that is posted as part of this testimonial is not me at my heaviest weight, as it shows me at over 300 LBS but not at 412 as I stopped wanting to be in photos as I got bigger.

Having Francesco Castano to answer all of the questions that I had was priceless. Francesco is very knowledgeable and helpful and continues to provide me with great suggestions. I have had the program over 5 years and he still answers my questions, now that’s what I call an amazing trainer. One of my regrets is not taking pictures of myself at the start of my transformation, when I weighed 412 LBS.

My before and after body measurements: starting weight was 412 lbs, and I now weigh 180 lbs. My stomach started at 59”, and it is now 35”, and my shirt size was 5-6 XL, and is now Large.​

John Champagne

Breaux Bridge, LA


“I was intrigued with your MuscleNOW program.”


I wanted to give you an update that you can use on your website. I am a doctor of Family Medicine (MD) and am always looking for good programs I can recommend to my patients who need to get into shape. I was intrigued with your MuscleNOW program when I found it on the Internet. I am a firm believer that proper diet and exercise are the keys to physical fitness.

I just completed the first 6 week cycle of your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program. In that short time I added one inch to each of my arms and an inch to my chest. With a little planning the diet is easy to follow. I recommend that users keep a record of meals they like that add up to their needed totals so that after a few weeks they can easily know what to eat and don't have to do any more figuring. They can continually add to their record to add meal variety.

I have found your principles to be sound and I appreciate the fact that the diet is based on common every-day wholesome foods and does not exclude entire food groups like some common fad diets. Keep up the good work. I'll keep you posted.​

- Dan Tovey, MD (Highland, UT)

“In 3 months, I gained more muscle than I ever thought possible!”

“If you are looking for an all in one bodybuilding program, this is it!”

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I bought the MuscleNOW natural bodybuilding program about 10 years ago or so, when I stumbled across the internet page one day. It was a random visit to Francesco’s website, but I found it very interesting so I just read the pages over and over again. I was loving what I read so much because it seemed legit and honest! I have trained many years with trial and error, and with injuries all the time stopping me from succeeding in building real muscle! ​So I emailed Francesco with tons of questions over a long period of time concerning the program. Guess what? He answered me every single time within 24 hours period. Always polite and in easy to understand words. So I decided to order the MuscleNOW program! I did the program for 3 solid months and gained more muscle than I ever thought possible! I show you here my after picture, no fake, no scam, just hard work day in and day out. Start to build the body of your dreams today. Don’t go through years of trial and error, because Francesco has already done it for you. If you are looking for an all in one bodybuilding program, this is it! I am proof that this MuscleNOW program works. Being consistent is key! If there are other people out there who want to build real muscle fast, buy this program today. Francesco is always helpful and polite, taking away all the guess work and gives you more then what you payed for. So my advice is, buy it now, because you will never regret it!

Your only worry will be that you will have to change your clothes when your arms begin to grow like grass.​

Patrik Hellqvist

Täby, Sweden


"Your training methods and nutrition truly do work and are worth the money."


I ordered the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program and started 5 weeks ago. Since then I have experienced excellent results and have gained just over 10 pounds of muscle without gaining body fat. I am 41 years old and have been weight training for over 25 years. Somewhat like you, I was a skinny high school kid that bulked up from 130 lbs. to 195 lbs. with a lot of muscle and a fair amount of fat as well. I began bodybuilding in my early 20s and lost the fat and was a muscular 170+ lbs.

Over the last 10 years or so since I got married and my wife and I had children, I've struggled with finding the time and desire to use my "old" workouts. Even when I was able to workout consistently, I was finding it difficult to build and keep the same muscle mass that I used to have when I was in my 20s. I assumed that it was just part of the aging process, and that I would have to resort to using "steroid-like" supplements in order to gain muscle mass as I got older (which I did not want to do).

I am extremely confident since I started your program that I will be able to put on as much lean muscle mass as I wish. Without giving away your secrets, the keys to your program are: 1.) your method of varying the workouts so that your muscles can't adapt and stop growing; 2.) your unique, common sense approach to nutrition; and 3.) a well thought-out group of exercises/workouts that provide the right amount of direct and indirect stimulation to each muscle group on different days. Due to my travel schedule, I have not been able to completely follow your training and nutrition completely, but I was able to modify it easily to fit my schedule. Even with the modifications, I've gained roughly 2 pounds per week - and just over 10 pounds total.

For anyone considering the MuscleNOW bodybuilding program who is skeptical like I was, I will attest that the training methods and nutrition truly do work and are worth the money. Thanks for an excellent program, Francesco, and good luck!​

- Richard Waidmann (St. Louis, MO)


"Fat Vanish is easy to follow and I still get to eat my favorite foods."

Jennie's natural weight loss picture

In my first month using Fat Vanish I lost 20 lbs and 4 1/2 inches. It is easy to follow and I still get to eat my favorite foods. My 14 year old daughter has been doing this with me and she has lost 15 pounds. Now it has been 4 months on Fat Vanish, and I have lost 38 lbs and went from a size 14 to size 6. Thank you for the awesome plan.

Jennie Witt

Benton, MO

“MuscleNOW is definitely the best program I have ever used!!"

"I would like to thank you for such a wonderful course."

First of all, I would like to thank you (once again) for such a wonderful course. Many things happened to me since buying your MuscleNOW program, preventing me from consistently following the course but I finally managed to start again 10 weeks ago. Since then, I gained 8 kilograms!! I never weighed this much in my life. Thanks a lot Francesco! This is definitely the best program I have ever used!!

- Jacobus Marthinus Koekemoer (Bellville, South Africa)


“With Fat Vanish, I have seen my body go from Flab to Fab!”

Evelyn's natural weight loss picture

Several years ago, I found and I became excited again about the potential to lose weight. I was doing great on the Fat Vanish Life change until I had a major life hiccup and fell into some depression after a bad break-up (you know how some of us women can be). Upon starting I weighed a hefty 225 lbs with a 45 inch waist. I am proud to say that by changing my lifestyle to match the Fat Vanish recommendations, I lost 93 lbs and now have a 25-inch waist. Because of the Fat Vanish weight loss program, I not only lost 93 lbs, but I also reversed my most recent health issue of high blood pressure, chronic anemia and a high glucose level. Also, my anemia and allergies are almost non-existent. With the grace of God, I followed Fat Vanish consistently, and have seen my body go from Flab to Fab!

Evelyn Rhines

Richfield, MN


"I was a definite hardgainer until discovering your MuscleNOW program."


I am 26 years old and I bought your MuscleNOW bodybuilding program several weeks ago. Words cannot express how pleased I am with it. I am in my second 6 week cycle, week 4 (10th week total). To give you some background on myself, I was a definite hardgainer until discovering your MuscleNOW program. I started the program at 5'11" and 134 lbs. I was so skinny that you could literally count the vertebrae in my spine. I tried working out in spurts over the past few years, but always failed to build any significant strength or mass gains. I had been living in ignorance to proper training and dieting techniques. Your MuscleNOW program is so detailed yet so logical and informative. I can't imagine the years of frustration that you must have endured in order to find the perfect training program.

Your years of research and trial have paid off immensely for the rest of us. You have eliminated the guesswork for anyone wanting to explore bodybuilding the right way, the natural way. This program produces results unlike anything I have ever seen! Weighing myself after my 9th week of training on your program, I had gained 21 lbs of muscle mass. My quadriceps have increased by 2", my biceps by 1", my chest by 3", and my body fat level has only slightly increased. I feel within the end of this 2nd workout cycle I will have a nice set of 6-pack abs, and I will hopefully send some pictures to share my success. I have already been receiving complements on my gains and my self confidence has really taken a boost. Thank you so much for your efforts and sharing them with the rest of us in need.

I have already recommended your program to a couple of local friends and they are showing interest.

Thanks for all of your help and God Bless.​

- Todd Shoemake (Albuquerque, NM)


"I am always getting compliments and everyone wants to know how I did it."

Steve from Connecticut's natural weight loss picture

I am a 27 year old male and have been FAT since I can remember. In the past I had tried the latest high protein diet with not much success, I also tried the protein drinks, and the good old starvation diet. Still I only lost a pound here and gained two or three there! So I surfed the internet and found the Fat Vanish site. I had to have read the site on five or six different occasions and I finally decided I would try it. I must admit I was very skeptical, but I agreed the money back guarantee could not be beat. So I received the program and I began implementing the information from Fat Vanish around two months ago. At that time I weighed 230 lbs. By following the system and implementing all of the information I received, the weight literally started vanishing! I also joined the gym and started working out, for the first month I did cardio (running). After the second week on the plan my pants started to loosen up and I was starting to get a real good feeling about this. Well three weeks turned into four and I had lost around 23 pounds. Well here I sit typing this and its been a little over 2 months and I now weigh 180 pounds, that's a 50 pound loss and I feel great!! I had to go clothes shopping and everything. My mother told me she hasn't seen me this thin since I was six! And everyone else I run into can't believe it either, I am always getting compliments and everyone wants to know how I did it and I tell them all about the program and where to get it! I have been told I look younger, completely different etc. Now I'm at the point where So to make a very long story short, the Fat Vanish program is great, Francesco is a huge help with any questions and the first step is to order it and find out for yourself, if you follow the program you will lose that unwanted weight and you will feel better. Thanks!!


Connecticut, USA

“I'm growing by leaps and bounds!"

"I want people to know the astounding results they can achieve."


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 triceps, 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!!​

- Christopher Tyson Green (Nettleton, MS)


"Your great program is easy to follow and has changed my life."

JF's natural muscle building photo

Your great program is easy to follow and has changed my life. I actually purchased both the old MuscleNOW and Fat Vanish, before I got the updated version 2 years ago. I knew both MuscleNOW and Fat Vanish worked because I gained muscle and lost fat over the years with your methods. I struggled with depression for the longest and yo-yoed up and down with my weight just letting life affect me by overeating a whole lot. I would use your fat loss methods to go down in weight when I had it in me enough mentally. I lost fat but would always go back to old habits and being affected negatively by life. So I never made a complete lifestyle change until now, as I am mentally strong now and physically also. When I used your diet and exercise methods before it was never consistent like I did this time. I can say now that I have overcome the depression finally after all these years.

"This program is the only one you will ever need to buy!"

​My before photo was taken 5 months ago, when I was 263 lbs with a 54 inch waist, at a time when I decided to finally begin following your Fat Vanish & MuscleNOW program consistently. I was almost diabetic, with high cholesterol and blood pressure. Now, I am 179 lbs with a 34 inch waist, having lost 84 lbs and 20 inches from my waist, only 5 months later, and my blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure are all normal! Also, before at 263 lbs my resting pulse was in the high 90s to over 100, while now it's 59 to low 60s. The health benefits are all great.

I have not been this lean with veins and everything since I was about 20. Being consistent on your plan and seeing results weekly I have really gotten a drive and determination back for life and it feels good not having the depression and obesity keeping me down. I have surpassed people that have been working out for years, and your plan is definitely the best and takes the guess work, trial and error out of it.

Francesco gives lifetime email support and answers any questions you have. He is very helpful will ensure your success. Regardless of your lifestyle and schedule, this will work for you. I have 5 kids, a wife and 2 jobs and I accomplished AMAZING results in a short time. What’s amazing is that before, when I was stressed, I would seek comfort in food, but now, I don’t think like that anymore. My mind has completely changed and with my body getting better I’m feeling so complete. It just feels great!

Thank you so much again Francesco for your support and for your work in developing an awesome plan for achieving the physique I have developed. I’m so excited to reach my final goal where I can then maintain for life. It’s still surprising me how I keep improving. When I look in the mirror it seems like I get leaner daily. I was running around and sprinting with my kids, and I'm beating them in races and not even getting winded. My intensity in the gym seems to improve every week too.

I will definitely recommend your MuscleNOW and Fat Vanish plan to anyone trying to reach their fitness goals, and I thank you for your continued support, and for your vision to help as many as possible reach their goals. If you’re looking to change your life, then get this program, as it is the only one you will ever need to buy!

I'm just so excited and amazed with how things are going.​

"My muscle gains have attracted considerable attention."

"Your program was all I hoped it would be."


To date, after two cycles on your MuscleNOW bodybuilding 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 50 lbs. 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.

I can truly say, that your MuscleNOW 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.

Thanks again for all your help.​

- Tom Morrison (Calhoun, GA)


"Now let me show you how."

Francesco Castano gains muscle mass & burns fat naturally

I began my bodybuilding pursuits weighing a scant 130 lbs at a height of 6'2" (picture #1 above). Unfortunately, I had no idea at the time how dramatic a physical transformation I would ultimately undergo after I started lifting weights, so I never took any shirtless photographs when I was super skinny, but it’s safe to say by the first picture that I was extremely thin and weak, and the negative comments I received at school confirmed this. Picture #1 was taken at the age of 15, just several months prior to setting out on my long, tedious effort at producing a bodybuilder physique.

​At 250 lbs (second picture), diet mistakes that I made at the time (and millions continue to make every day) turned me into a monster. People would always give me credit for being so large, which helped me overlook the fact that I had no muscular definition whatsoever (43 inch waist, with no hint of abs or veins in my arms). I went through two years of high school with a 38 inch waist, expanding to 43 inches during my initial years of college. In addition to having a huge gut, I looked sloppy in tank tops, and my face was a balloon. The terrible but common “bulk” diet methods I followed at the time developed plenty of FAT mass, which was the very opposite of my initial intention, and serious errors I made in my weight training routine led to numerous injuries, including a partially torn triceps and more back problems than I can possibly recall.

Yet, my bodybuilding experiment continued, with one additional variable that I hoped would provide me with the physique I was seeking -- supplements. I figured that adding these powders and pills to my routine would finally provide the long awaited answer to producing a muscular, defined physique, but to my dismay, after trying far too many muscle building and fat burning supplements, I looked exactly the same, showing me the grim reality behind such products (they are a COMPLETE waste of time and money). Instead of abandoning my goal of developing a large, muscular body, I continued to experiment with diet and weight training strategies, hoping that I would find an effective and reasonable way to produce the physical look I desired.

After years of persistence, trial and error, and plenty of lessons learned along the way, I was finally sufficiently educated in natural bodybuilding to reach my goal, which you see in picture #3. This is when I decided to develop my MuscleNOW and Fat Vanish programs to teach the world exactly how to build muscle mass and burn fat naturally, without supplements or steroids. I want others around the world who are confused and looking for answers to save the time and effort that I had to endure, so they can immediately have all of the tools necessary to develop the body of their dreams.

Regardless of whether you are currently skinny or fat, I can help you to avoid the MANY mistakes that I made along my lengthy bodybuilding voyage so you can achieve your own muscle building or fat burning goals without wasted time and effort, just as the many success stories and photos at both and indicate. If you want to reach your own physical potential for muscle growth or fat loss, then my MuscleNOW and Fat Vanish programs, which includes Lifetime Email Personal Training direct from me, provide you with all you need to succeed. The Internet’s Natural Steroid is MuscleNOW, and if you decide to follow what I teach in the program, then you body has no choice but to transform in a way that will catch the attention of everybody you meet.

STOP using supplements, and start following MuscleNOW for the physical transformation of a lifetime.

If you have any questions, please contact me!​

Francesco Castano

MuscleNOW Author


"After your MuscleNOW program, I see no sense in those other routines."


​For several years I've tried every kind of bodybuilding routine and diet, yet I never really grew until I found your MuscleNOW program. A lot of guys say they are all natural and they show their routines in bodybuilding magazines. After the MuscleNOW program, I see no sense in those other routines. 

During my first two months I lost 3 inches on my waist. Then, for the following 4 months I gained 2 inches all over my body. Currently, I weigh 195, have 32” on my waist and 17” on my arms. I can divide my life in two distinct periods: before the MuscleNOW course, and after MuscleNOW!

Thanks a lot Francesco!!!​

- Joe Benite (Boca Raton, FL)


MuscleNOW really works, and there are many more natural muscle building success stories