I first started writing articles on this blog back in 2008. I had a pretty “successful” (well-read) personal blog and I decided to share a few things I had learned from about 20 years of training. I was still learning about blogging, and I also discovered that I had more to learn about building muscle and losing fat.
Anyway, I didn’t start fitness blogging with any real aspiration of it becoming profitable. I just wanted to share a few tips and steer people away from some of the scams (over-hyped supplements, etc.).
Somewhere along the way I encountered Vince Delmonte. He had made a remarkable transformation from skinny long-distance runner to having a pretty good physique and he’d done it in a fairly short period of time. This transformation led him to the creation of his highly successful program called No Nonsense Muscle Building (NNMB) around 2006. I had a chance to review it and it looked like something I could promote: a well-designed nutrition and training program. It was one of my best sellers for a few years and it also had a low refund request rate.
Vince has come a long way since then. He has earned his IBFF pro card and has been involved with some of the best minds in the fitness industry. He has continued to develop both his physique and his understanding of hypertrophy (building muscle).
No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0: an Upgrade
It’s been about a decade since the first version of NNMB, so an upgrade is long overdue. Vince has really gone out of his way to make No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0 truly special.
One of the concepts in this new version is fiber type training. I’ll explain this a little bit further. As you probably know, human muscle is composed of two basic types: slow twitch (type 1) and fast twitch (type 2). There are also sub-types but we won’t get into that for this article. Slow twitch fibers help athletes with endurance sports like marathons–they fire more slowly than fast twitch fibers and fatigue more slowly. Fast twitch fibers are just the opposite: they fire more quickly and are better at producing speed, strength and power.
All of us are born with a certain percentage of each fibers–it’s genetic. It may explain (in part, at least) why one tribe from Kenya produces the world’s best runners. It also explains why some guys seem to be able to grow just by walking past the weight room.
We can’t do anything about our genetics, but we can adjust our training to make the most of what we have. That’s one aspect Vince addresses in this new program. I think you’ll find that he includes some very effective (and challenging) training techniques.
Like the previous version, Vince also has components that explain the importance of nutrition. As I have said in other articles, I think new trainees rarely put enough effort into their eating plan, as if the body can grow muscle without adequate protein, carbohydrates, and overall calories.
Overall I think No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0 would be a great investment for beginner trainees who want a comprehensive guide to those all-important first few months of training. The basic package is 47$ and there are additional products you can buy if you want (optional). I think this is an excellent value that would save a beginner a lot of time by helping him stick to efficient ways of training (ways that actually work).
I would also encourage you to check out my complete program review (describing individual components, etc.) if you’d like a more thorough evaluation of No Nonsense Muscle Building 2.0.