Author: Marc David
Beginner – Intermediate
Format: E-Book (Electronic Delivery)
Bonuses: Massive Muscle Meal Plans, Body Composition Tracking Software, Quick Start Guide, “Prepare To Win” Competition Guide, “Bodybuilding Over 40” Report
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Why do the vast majority of people fail when they attempt physique-changing goals?
If anybody were to ever do a study to determine the answer to this question, undoubtedly they would come to the same conclusion that Marc David presents in “No Bull Bodybuilding”…
The main thing that prevents hard-working trainers from accomplishing their bodybuilding goals is simply a lack of knowledge.
Not just any knowledge, but the right knowledge.
No-Bull sets out to help you successfully acquire that “right knowledge”, to give the beginner the basic education he or she needs to effectively work towards his or her goals.
After No-Bull Bodybuilding, it won’t be a lack of “information” that retards your bodybuilding growth.
The first thing you learn coming to bodybuilding is that information is everywhere. You will find it in magazines, at web sites, in product advertisements and you will certainly hear it from your neighbors at the gym.
Unfortunately, the second thing you learn is that not all bodybuilding advice is good advice.
The advice you’ll get will be, more often than not, conflicting. One source says this while another says that (and a third source that says your first two sources are bunk). This can leave you in a perpetual state of confusion.
If you are going to have success in reaching your goals, you will need to learn a third very important thing. You will need to learn how to tell the good information from the bad, to know what to ignore completely and what to apply religiously.
It is on this third thing that “No-Bull” places its emphasis and excels. David teaches you to analyze and evaluate the various sources of information.
He knows he can’t teach you everything there is to know so he gives you the basics and he educates you on how to think for yourself, how to intelligently approach and best utilize the truly massive amount of bodybuilding information out there.
David does a truly great job of identifying all the issues that trouble the beginner and then thoroughly and correctly explaining them. So often even simple “rules of bodybuilding” get pared down to the point where their meaning (and, therefore, their value) gets lost. For example, anyone looking to gain muscle will hear “do compound exercises”, “eat more”, “train with intensity” etc.
But, alone, what do those things mean to the beginner?
Beginners simply don’t have the experience to understand what these things truly mean in the context of serious training. They don’t know how best to incorporate compound exercises into their routines, how to judge the intensity of their effort, or just how much or what you have to eat to be “eating more”.
There is value here.
However, I’m not sure the typical member of No-Bull Bodybuilding’s target audience, the beginner, will be able to immediately appreciate that value. After all, we don’t fully understand how stupid we are until we actually wise up.
Remember when you were thirteen? Did you really have any clue as to how little you knew at that age?
Bodybuilding is a lot like life, it seems pretty easy to master until you actually fail at it a few hundred times. When you start, you are confident you know pretty much all you need to know. But the deeper you get into it, the more you realize how little you know and how much more there is to learn.
The ebook is presented as a series of articles, mostly written by David but some by others as well. I’m not a big fan of this organizational structure. It moves from one topic to another and then back again. It is, however, a broad subject and therefore an organizational nightmare. If you devour the ebook as a whole (which you should), the organization won’t bother you.
I can’t say I learned much new from the program. Mostly the ebook lays out “bodybuilding common sense”, stuff you typically learn with experience (and through failure as described above). I did, however, find myself constantly wishing that I had learned these lessons 20 years ago.
That’s why I like “No Bull Bodybuilding“. Virtually all long-time trainers can tell stories about how they once wasted year after year simply because they didn’t fully understand or appreciate the basic knowledge and techniques that would allow them to eventually succeed.
David tells the story of spending 16 years as a beginner before “getting it” and accomplishing more in 90 days than he did in all those years. I can tell you my own sad story of spending a decade stuck on stupid.
Advancing from a frustrated, results-free bodybuilding beginner to a results-producing beginner can take anywhere from a few hours to a few decades (or never).
It all comes down to taking the time to get the correct knowledge ingrained in your head. Through David’s skillful and careful teaching, “No Bull” has the power to save beginners years of frustration.
If only the beginner would listen…
Like mentioned earlier, the average beginner may not be attracted to the pitch. Instead they are most likely attracted to the “Gain 50 lbs. in the next 50 days” offers, or the “Get Six Pack Abs in 5 Minutes a Day” or the ridiculous claims of supplement companies.
That’s just the way it is
“No Bull Bodybuilding” isn’t sexy. David isn’t a loud-talking, blow-hard salesman. Being casually friendly with the majority of the big name trainers online, I can tell you David is one of the good guys. He is one of the few more concerned with providing value to his clients than the number of sales he gets.
David knows his stuff. And he wants to help others avoid the same mistakes he made. Those that listen will benefit greatly.