“Weight Gain Guidance”
(No longer being sold that I can find)
Author: Randy McLean
Price: $ ?
Format: E-Book (Electronic Delivery)
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I first saw this program a couple of years ago and at that time there was some advice in it that I found a little odd. But apparently McLean updated in the time since and thankfully subtracted some stuff.
And, now, the website has disappeared.
But, anyway… There is a decent muscle building program somewhere within “Weight Gain Guidance”.
But, there are some issues.
A big problem with this ebook is its organization. The first third is dedicated to an introduction, motivation and planning (I think). The problem here is that it skips around a bunch. One second he is giving you a recipe, the next second advice on fat loss and then he is giving advice on supplements and then a couple of routines.
Though the advice isn’t bad advice, it is confusingly placed. He had me all twisted around before he even got into presenting his base diet and workout plans.
The diet portion of the ebook is brief and goes through hardgainer dieting in the same disorganized fashion. It leaves the reader (at least it left me) constantly scrolling back up in the ebook to see if I missed something.
In total, there is a workable plan here supported by a few sample meal plans, but it isn’t exactly easy to identify and doesn’t really cover all that it should.
I’m not real sure about his views on protein. On his sales page, he seems to present the idea that high protein (1 gram/lb.) isn’t really necessary unless you want a really nice physique? In the ebook, he suggests moderate protein intake (.5 grams/lb.) as a more realistic goal to start.
To me, while less protein makes for easier diet planning, getting to reasonable intake levels is an important step to maximizing your gains, regardless of where you want to end up.
The weight training section presents a couple of routines based on a basic 3-day split. The routines are based on reverse pyramid training and prescribed in workable quantities for the hardgainer. I did find McLean’s overall presentation of the needed workout strategy for hardgainers a little brief and weak.
But McLean does do an excellent job with exercise descriptions.
He presents beginning and ending photos along with good tips for each exercise he recommends within the ebook. And then he links to full-motion videos of himself performing most of the exercises.
I do think he should have picked weights that would be easier for him to handle in order to demonstrate a little better form. But then, I can see the value of actually showing some of the intensity required to produce gains as well (so, I guess I could go either way on that).
Mclean also deserves praise for not winding up his visitors with a long list of bogus bonuses on his sales page. The sales page is straight forward. It is, however, written a lot like the ebook — it wanders a lot and takes some deciphering to figure out exactly what he is getting at.
2 of 5 Stars: There is a workable strategy here but it seems more like the story of “what worked for one guy” as opposed to a solid strategy guide for everyone.
(No Longer Being Sold That I Can Find)
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