Author: Anthony Ellis
Price: $50 -or- $198
Format: E-Book (Electronic Delivery) -or- Hardcopy
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Anthony Ellis’s “Gaining Mass 101” is the one of the internet’s oldest mass gain programs. It is a classic.
The numbers of those who have followed the program are truly amazing.
And the biggest strength of the program is that it really isn’t complicated. It isn’t hard to follow.
Upon receiving the program, you might just find yourself wondering if gaining weight and building muscle can possibly be so simple. You won’t find any “never before revealed” secret mass diets of a previously unknown tribe of giants, no mysterious weight lifting exercise that top bodybuilders have sought to keep from the public.
But don’t make the mistake of thinking that there is no secret contained in this program. The secret is in the program’s simplicity, it is in the fact that Ellis is going to practically take you by the arm and steer you away from making all the “complicated” mistakes that typically prevent hardgainers from gaining anything other than a case of hopelessness.
The “Gaining Mass 101” manual first dives right into weight training (there isn’t a lot of fluff anywhere in the manual, it just quickly gives you what you need to know). It covers the exercises necessary for muscle mass building. Each one is explained clearly and pictures are provided so you get a good idea of the exercises proper form.
Ellis tells you EXACTLY how you must train for maximum muscle mass gain.
In the dieting section you learn what you need to eat, how much you need to eat and when you need to eat it. Tips on food preparation, grocery shopping and recipes are provided in the manual and more can be found at the member’s site.
Ellis doesn’t stop at telling you what you need to eat, he tells you why those nutrients will be important to your ability to put on weight. He tells you why he recommends spacing out your meals and why you must pay attention to what you are eating and when you are eating it.
Supplements are also covered. As explained, when used properly and intelligently, bodybuilding supplements can help speed up the muscle building process and make sticking to your diet easier. But they aren’t necessary to gain weight and build muscle.
Until your nutrition and training programs are working for you and not against you (until you know what you are doing in these areas), supplements will only work to create expensive urine.
Throughout the “Gaining Mass 101” manual you learn the importance of tracking your program – How and why you monitor your body fat percentage and your body tape measurements in addition to your weight, how and why you keep track of what you are eating and what you are lifting.
Anthony clearly states tracking “is not an option” on his program. Nor should it be for anyone sincerely seeking maximum muscle gain. I like this emphasis. In my opinion, tracking is greatly under-valued in most programs.
3 of 5 Stars: The “Gaining Mass” manual is a lesson in the fundamentals of mass building. It makes no pretense to be anything else. You won’t learn how to do exercises that specifically target your upper traps but you will learn how to effectively squat. And you will learn why those fancy isolated exercises won’t help you build muscle and why the key to mass gain is in the compound exercises.
This is a solid program and was once a 5-star recommendation of this site. For whatever reason, the presentation, marketing and support for the program started to slide… I have no idea if this slide was stopped because I no longer get much feedback from the purchaser’s of the program or communicate with Ellis – I do know that he still seems to be MIA from his message board.
That stuff is “fair warning”, but this is an excellent program.
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