21 Day Fast Mass Building Review

by admin on January 12, 2011

Sadly, most guys who decide to start ‘working out’ do not achieve the results they were hoping for when they first began. In particular, most first time weightlifters follow the same pattern. They head to the gym all excited and enthused with the idea that soon they’ll be lean and muscular but before long, they’re disappointed and disillusioned, wondering what could have possibly gone wrong.

They try everything they can think of yet they still don’t get the results they want. Soon after, many guys just give up, never stepping foot in another gym for the rest of their lives. Lee Hayward and Vince Del Monte know this scenario all too well. Both are bodybuilders and trainers who have experienced that excitement to disappointment cycle first-hand. Fortunately, instead of giving up they both persevered and uncovered the secrets to realizing their bodybuilding dreams.

With 21 Day Fast Mass Lee and Vince share their experiences in the hope that other guys can sidestep the disillusionment and head straight for the results. And that’s exactly one of the things I really like about this book is the fact that it is based on personal experience. Theories and ideas are nice but they’re just not very convincing unless you can see that they actually work on a real live person.

21 Day Fast Mass opens with a brief discussion of the ‘muscle building catch-22’ that seems to trap a great many beginning weight trainers. The catch-22 is essentially a never-ending ending bulking and cutting cycle that only offers unwanted results. First you bulk up to put on mass but inevitably you not only wind up bigger and stronger, but fatter too.

Next, to get rid of the excess fat you embark on a cutting cycle that includes a restricted diet and vigorous cardio. This gets rid of the extra body fat but takes along a good portion of the hard-gained lean muscle mass too, leaving you skinny, but weak. This basically starts a never-ending bulking and cutting cycle where you’re never where you want to be, leading to the disappointment and disillusionment I mentioned earlier.

The first three chapters of the book provide an overview of the authors’ experiences as well as some of the basics about the approach. The 21 Day program is essentially a modified version of a competitive bodybuilding mass-building phase and pre-contest fat loss phase. The 21 Day approach uses the same underlying principles but instead of spreading them out over months, it squeezes them into a more manageable three short weeks. 21 Day is built upon two phases: the Primer Phase, which is low-calorie and the Overload Phase, which is the overcompensation (high calorie) component.

In the fourth chapter, we learn about how the program works. The primary theory supporting the 21 Day program is the concept that food is the single most anabolic muscle-building substance available. This is absolutely true. Without food, you can exercise all you want, take as many supplements as you stuff in your mouth and try every black market drug known to man and you won’t see any results. The secret to the success of the 21 Day program is that it strategically cycles caloric intake to optimize lean muscle gains while minimizing the buildup of excess body fat. It accomplishes this by taking advantage of the body’s hormonal responses to the foods we eat.

In the fifth and sixth chapters we learn about caloric cycling. What the 21 Day program does is take the best elements of the traditional bodybuilding caloric cycling concept, compact it into an easy-to-manage time frame and eliminate the unwanted side effects. One of the concepts discussed here is the fact that when beginning a new diet, people typically see great results. But soon, the hormonal systems adjust to the diet and the results come to a halt.

This is where the Primer Phase and the Overload Phase come into play. By utilizing these controlled, short-term cycles, the body doesn’t get accustomed to the change, resulting in what the authors refer to as the ‘Anabolic Amplifier Effect.’ By cycling your calories in this manner, you not only achieve better muscle gains but it also provides your body with the necessary breaks that it needs to for optimal functionality.

The next sections of the book really get into the nuts and bolts of the approach, providing all the information you need to implement the 21 Day Mass Building Program yourself. This part of the book not only covers nutrition, but it also covers workout plans as well. Overall, I have to say that I like what I see in Lee and Vince’s work. They’ve put together a solid program that is based on proven principles. Moreover, they’ve assembled the information in an easy-to-understand format that doesn’t require a science degree to follow successfully.

So if you’re like millions of guys trapped in the muscle-building catch 22, I suggest you get off the merry-go-round, dive headfirst into the 21 Day Mass Building Program and achieve the results you really want to see.

You can read more about it over here: http://www.21dayfastmuscle.com

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