Frequently Asked Questions...
Q: Who is Vince DelMonte? Back to top
A: Vince Del Monte earned a Honours Kinesiology Degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduating University he pursued a career in the fitness industry as a full-time personal trainer in his hometown of Guelph, Ontario and them moved to Hamilton, Ontario to continue training full-time. In the process of working as a Personal Trainer he transformed his own scrawny body from 149-pounds to 190-pounds in only 24-weeks and became the "go-to" trainer in his gym for helping skinny guys and gals transform their bodies. He's been a contributor to Men's Fitness magazine, Men's Health magazine, Maximum Fitness magazine, Inside Fitness magazine and hundreds of online fitness publications. Vince released his complete muscle-building course in May 2006, called No Nonsense Muscle Building: Skinny Guy Secrets To Insane Muscle Gain. To date, he has over 25,000 customers in 117 different countries who have used his program. His mission in life is to help transform the bodies and lives of over 1,000,000 skinny guys and gals by the year 2020 and if you would like his help please sign up for his free newsletter.
Q: Is No Nonsense Muscle Building more for fat loss or muscle building? Back to top
A: The program includes three to four weight training workouts a week which should be standard whether your goal is to build muscle or lose fat. Your body will build muscle if you feed it enough calories and perform a low amount of calories. Your body will burn fat if you consume a low number of calories and maintain a few cardio sessions each week. Bottom line, if you want to build muscle you'll be eating in a caloric surplus and probably only doing cardio for 2-3 sessions a week, no more than 10-20 minutes a session. If your goal is to burn fat, you'll be eating in a caloric deficit and doing cardio for 3-5 sessions a week, no more than 30-40 minutes a session. The weight training component of the workout will not change.
Q: Is No Nonsense Muscle Building appropriate for females? Back to top
A: In short, yes. Even my wife Flavia follows the No Nonsense Muscle Building program and her goal is to stay lean and look sexy, not to bulk up. As her husband, if my program did make her bulk up, I would keep her as far away from it as possible! I have not intention of bulking up my own wife! Here's why females should train just like males and why the program is appropriate for females:
So the answer is ABSOLUTELY - this program will work for any female of any age - beginner or advanced. I have actually looking for more females to step up, use my program to the fullest and then send me your success story so I can eventually make a completely new site for JUST women!
Q: Am I too old to use this program? Back to top
A: Definitely not! My dad always told me, 'It's never too late..." which can be applied to all aspect of life. Have you seen Jack LaLanne recently? He's like a thousand years old and he looks fantastic!
I do realize that my site is written to a younger age group and I'm sure you don't need me to convince you that there is plenty of research to show you that muscle is a biological marker that tricks your body into thinking it's younger and can actually reverse the aging process.
You just want to know if the program is safe and still effective at your age, correct?
I can tell you that the foundation of my program is based on low volume and high intensity. This is the perfect combination for older guys who have lower testosterone levels. This high intensity (relative to you of course) and low volume approach is perfect for your decreased recovery ability as well. I also include an initial 4 week preparation phase specifically designed to prepare you for the more intense lifting that will follow over the next few months.
I would really like to work with you and although I already have a few testimonials of older guys in their fifties with some impressive after pictures - I'm still looking for more...
Perhaps you could be the next guy to step up to the plate and build an impressive physique that you can be proud of. Oh yeah - your wife will love you even more after a few months of being on my program and your guy buddies and going to look at you with a new respect!
As you can see, with the proper guidance that my program provides - I am more then confident recommending my course to you. Just be prepared to put in some consistent effort and you'll build yourself a stronger and more muscular physique!
Q: Am I too young to use this program? Back to top
A: As long as your over the age of 13, know how to read and have someone show you how to perform each exercise properly then I am comfortable and confident in recommending this course to you. Keep in mind that a portion of my program involves weight training three to four times a week so you'll need access to dumbbells, barbells and benches. If you have access to a school gym or commercial gym than you'll find all the equipment you need. I also start the program with a lot of bodyweight exercises that you can do at home, which are excellent forms of getting started.
If your mom or dad is unsure about my program, have them email me personally, and I can answer any of their questions. But hopefully you don't need your parents permission to live a healthy and active lifestyle!
And let them know that my website has been live since May of 2006 in case they are worried about my site being a scam. Whatever you and your parents decide, don't become one of those young, overweight kids who sits on the couch all day and plays video games... that's messed up!
I believe the most important component at your age is EDUCATION. You don't try and learn how to ski by yourself do you? You don't try and learn how to play guitar without any lessons do you? You don't try and learn how to golf without an instructor do you? So why would you try and learn how to lift weights and build muscle without a coach? Unless you want to hurt yourself and waste your time - be my guest.
I would love be your muscle building coach! You will probably learn 10x more reading my book on proper weight lifting, nutrition, supplementation, cardio training, and stretching then your gym teacher can teach you in the entire year.
Learning ALL you can on safe and effective muscle building should be your highest priority. And I can reassure you that I won't bore the heck of you. My book is fun, amusing and extremely interesting. You'll become the expert in how to build muscle after you read my book and start doing some of the programs on your own. And remember, if there is anything in my program that you are unsure of - all you need to do is email me and I'll help you personally. So to answer your question, "No, you are not too young too order and follow my program!"
Q: Does your program work for complete beginners? Back to top
A: Without a shadow of a doubt. The first four weeks of my program is called Upside Down Training which is where we'll focus on improving your posture, imbalances, flexibility, core muscles, shoulder stability and conditioning. This will lay a solid foundation before you begin the more advanced programs.
As a beginner your highest priority should be ONE thing - education. You don't try and learn how to ski by yourself do you? You don't try and learn how to play guitar without any lessons do you? You don't try and learn how to golf without an instructor do you? So why would you try and learn how to lift weights and build muscle without a coach? Learning how to eat and train safely should be your highest priority. I outline everything you need to know from the mental, weight training component, nutrition component, cardio component, flexibility components, supplement component and I even smash some of the silly myths that you hear each day. You don't need a 'beginner' program. Selling a 'beginner' program is just a marketing technique. I didn't use a 'beginner' program when I started. I just took the main principles of muscle growth and started applying them one day at a time and before I knew it - I had a new body.
Q: Do I have to join a gym to use this program or can I work out at home? Back to top
A: Either. It's really up to you. In fact, if you just followed the bodyweight exercises from the program. However, if you want to maximize your results than you should get access to weights (barbells and dumbbells) and some cable equipment at a gym so you can experience more of the exercises in the program. The most important feature that my program includes is the The Insane exercise Virtual Trainer. Sorry for the fancy name. Basically this is an exercise database that has over 100 animated exercises. No matter how little equipment you have at home - I have provided an exercise substitute for every exercise that you would use in the gym. This program works fine for those using a Bowflex as well.
If you are a complete beginner unsure if you want to join a gym or building your own home guy, let me say this:
You do not have to join a gym in order to achieve impressive muscle-building results. You can set up your own home gym by purchasing a basic weight set that includes a barbell and dumbbells along with a basic bench press. A stability ball, medicine ball and Power Block Dumbbells would be a good investment too. Overall, a gym is a good choice simply because it includes such a wide range of equipment, but the choice is ultimately up to you. There are actually certain advantages to training at home as opposed to the gym. If you're embarrassed to train at a gym then you can accomplish your workouts just as effectively in the privacy of your own home. You can listen to the music that you like, and you also won't have to worry about travel time back and forth.
Q: Can I use your program if I am a vegetarian? Back to top
A: Here are some other thoughts regarding being a vegetarian and muscle building:
In planning a vegetarian lifestyle, your primary goal is to ensure that you getting all the essential nutrients for healthy living. Personally, I am not a vegetarian because I love meat too much! You are probably asking, how will be able to get enough protein?
Get ready to eat a lot of soy which has been ranked right alongside whey and higher than beef for protein quality. It is a complete protein containing all the basic building blocks for muscle growth and recuperation.
Depending on what you kind of vegetarian you are, you are probably asking, "What about vitamins?" As a vegan, it would be wise to supplement with extra B-12, iron, calcium, vitamin D and zinc, preferably in a high quality multi vitamin form.
My nutrition chapter teaches in great detail how to choose from a variety of grains, legumes, seeds, and vegetables which will provide a full spectrum of amino acids so that a absence of one food will be made up by another.
So to answer your question, even though I did not achieve my own personal results as a vegetarian, I believe it is possible from the research I have studied and the meal plans that I have included.
Q: I am skinny but have a pot belly - can your program help me? Back to top
A: You have the classic 'Skinny Fat Syndrome.' Easy to hide with clothes but not a pretty sight on the beach! The good news is that this easily fixed.
Building muscle and losing fat requires you to time your carbs around your workouts and perform about 20 minutes of cardio after all your weight training routines. It's as simple as that and my program focuses on maximizing the muscle to fat ratio when training and eating.
My overall philosophy is that you should chase one goal at a time. If you are body fat is in the high teens or low twenties that I suggest you spend 3-4 months cutting the fat and then focus on 3-4 months of dedicated muscle building. It's easier to set your goals in steps and phases instead of trying to do them simultaneously.
Q: How fast will I achieve results? Back to top
A: That is totally up to you. If you follow all aspects of the program - most importantly the meal plans - you should notice mental and strength differences in the first 2-3 weeks! Expect some significant visual changes by six weeks and by 12 weeks expect others to be making comments about your visual appearance. I don't like suggesting "You will gain X lbs in Y period of time," because I can not control every variable if I'm not there in person.
However, I have given you the tools you require to produce more muscle from week to week. The more you put in the more you get out. If you put in half hearted effort - expect to get half hearted results. If you are truly committed to your goals and train hard then expect some exciting results!
Q: What exactly is an e-book and how does it work on my computer? Back to top
A: E-Book stands for 'electronic book', which means that you read it from your computer after you download it. As soon as your payment is accepted, you will be instantly transferred to a special download page where you can instantly upload your new book and all the bonuses to your computer. Make a special folder and save them.
There will be nothing sent to you in the mail in hard copy. Everything is digitally delivered.
Q: Why e-book and not hardcopy? Back to top
A: There are three reasons why I created this book in e-book format instead of hard copy:
Q: Can I order your program if I live outside of the United States? Back to top
A: Yes, you can still order the book even if you live outside of the United State. In fact, since the book is in electronic format you can order from any country in the world!
All prices are in U.S. funds. Our payment processor, Clickbank, accepts orders from almost anywhere in the world and they automatically make the currency conversion for you, so you don't have to buy anything special for international orders. Just follow the instructions on the Clickbank secure page.
Q: Is it really safe for me to use my credit card online? Back to top
A: Yes, it is completely and totally safe! Your online order will be passed through a secure connection and this means that your credit card information cannot be accessed by anyone.
We use a company called ClickBank to process all of our orders. ClickBank is the most popular and trusted credit card processor on the Internet and uses the strongest security and anti-fraud features available in the world.
In addition to this, they never store your financial data in their system. Your credit card information is directly processed to the bank, and they are the only ones who have access to this information. Also, Clickbank handles all refunds, so you can know for sure that I will honour my guarantee.
Q: Will this program turn me into a bodybuilder? I don't want to get HUGE... Back to top
A: Yes and no. When you say, "huge" I'm assuming you are referring to the majority of steroid users n the cover of bodybuilding magazines. Yes, it has the potential to make you look like a NATURAL bodybuilder - in combination with 'above average' genetics, time and some very hard work. Remember, I used to the same training tools I am equipping you with which earned me first place at the Canadian Fitness Model Championships.
No, it will not turn you into a freaky looking bodybuilder. Unless you start spending 30-40 thousand dollars a year on steroids than you will not casually or unintentionally turn huge. That's like saying, 'Are you sure I won't turn into a pro golfer after a few lessons?' Remember, your body does not change in extremes overnight. It changes bit by bit so you can closely monitor the changes and control how much muscle you gain.
Q: Does this program work for high school and collegiate athletes? Back to top
A: Yes - it certainly does. I learned a powerful training philosophy from an Olympic coach who said, "Train the athlete - not the sport."
I believe my program is one of the most complete programs you can find. I include a preparation phase, a cardiovascular program and even a complete stretching program. So you are not just getting a generic weight training program. The only areas I do not include in this version of the e-book is speed and agility.
In my course I teach how to customize some of the critical variables that will reflect your age, training ability, level of experience, recovery ability etc. If you primary goal is MUSCLE SIZE and STRENGTH than this program will serve you well. If you are interested in more speed, agility and polymeric training then I would not recommend this program for you.
Q: I have used every program out there-how is your program different? Back to top
A: The main difference is that the creator of the program is a former skinny guy - probably just like you. I was not born with muscle friendly genes so I had to overcome all the obstacles average and skinny guys face. The uniqueness of the program is that I didn't follow the traditional bodybuilding methods - 5 days bodybuilding split workouts - and I did not waste my money on bogus supplements and I trained only three to four hours a week. Most people train six to seven hours a week and don't look much different than last year. The biggest asset my program offers is that the source comes from a guy who never used drugs and doesn't have great genetics to begin with so I had to "crack the code" and since I did I can now share my experience and program with you.
Q: I have failed too many times - how do I know this program will work? Back to top
A: It sounds like the program is not the problem. The program is not failing you. You are failing yourself. I will be brutally honest - almost any program out there will work for you IF it is done with the right intensity, proper technique, over a consistent period of time and with a adequate caloric support. A big time fitness expert said, "A shitty program done with good effort will product incredible results," and "A perfect program with low effort will produce no results."
Lesson? Focus on putting everything you got into the program. How do I know that this program will work? I don't know. You have to MAKE it work. DECIDE to make it work. Commit to becoming the person you want to be and then take action. You are in absolute control of where you go in life. You will not fail because this is not like any other program you have done.
However, if you want a more technical answer on the actual details of my program, here is some reassurance:
In the last 5 years I have studied bodybuilding websites, magazines, books, research etc...I have NEVER seen a program unique like mine. The specific training routine you will be using is absolutely different. There are a few (very poorly understood and even more poorly applied) principles that are often discussed but rarely applied. My 52-week training program focuses on the most important fundamental principles that will accelerate muscle growth. Most likely you are training harder as we speak and not smarter. There are probably a few components that you are not maximizing and a few components that you are minimizing. I KNOW exactly what training variables must be manipulated in your favour to counteract a fast metabolism, 'muscle unfriendly' genes and slow results. The pre-set meal plans will have the greatest contribution to your results. The closer you follow these to the letter than the more predictable your gains will be.
But as I stated earlier, if you are not truly committed to your goals and do not take action than I can not promise anything.
Q: Will I have to spend a fortune on supplements? Back to top
A: Absolutely not! You'll probably want to invest into a high quality protein powder, multi vitamin and fish oil supplement and that could easily be around $100 a month. That's just a ballpark figure but keep in mind these three supplements are not necessary to follow the program - they are jus suggestions to enhance the effectiveness of the program. For full disclosure, I do endorse two companies that I make a small commission from but these are the products I use all year round myself. Whether I receive a commission or not, I would still use them. You're more than welcome to take my specific recommendations or use your own.
Q: I am very busy! How long and often will I need to train? Back to top
A: Be prepared to train at least three to four times per workout and each workout will last anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. could be achieved in 3-4 training sessions per week. Each session lasting 45-60 minutes maximum. The weight training workouts vary from 30-60 minutes and after you factor in warm up time, cool down time and some stretching your workouts can easily extend over 60 minutes. This is for the majority of the workouts. On a few of the introductory workouts in Upside Down Training you'll be in the gym for less than 30 minutes. Bottom line: if you can't set aside at least three to four workouts a weeks for about 60 minutes each session then I have to question how serious you are about your goals and this might not be for you.
Q: Is No Nonsense Muscle Building safe? Back to top
A: Since the release of No Nonsense Muscle Building in May 2006, not one single injury or death has occurred to my knowledge. I'm sure many people have experienced sore muscles for 1-6 days after first using some of the workouts, which is a normal experience when first starting weight training so don't panic if you get a little sore. The longer you train, the more your body adapts and the less muscle soreness you'll experience.
Since No Nonsense Muscle Building is a digital program that you download and perform on your own, it's strongly recommended that you consult with your doctor and get his or her clearance that you are healthy to exercise. If you're unsure of how to do any of the exercises, please hire the services of a professional and certified trainer to coach you on safe lifting technique. To date, over 30,000 people have used No Nonsense Muscle Building in over 120 different countries with zero reports of death or injury showing that it is one of the safest muscle programs in the world.
Q: Will No Nonsense Muscle Building result in injury? Back to top
A: Walking across the street can lead to injury if you trip on a rock and fall on your knee! Everything in life can lead to injury and so can No Nonsense Muscle Building. It's highly advised that you do not perform any exercise you are unsure of performing. Also, only work with weights that you are comfortable working with and if you try to lift heavier than normal, do so with a spotter or coach beside you. To date, since May 2006, I have not received a single complaint or report about injury using my program. If you train in a safe and controlled manner I'm confident you'll feel great during and after your workouts.
Q: How effective is No Nonsense Muscle Building? Back to top
A: It's as effective as you make it. I can not guarantee any sort of result. As you can see on my website, the results vary from user to user and just like anything else in life, you get what you put into it. If you put an honest effort into the workout and nutrition then I'm confident you'll be very pleased and happy with your results.
Q: How much muscle can I expect to gain? Back to top
A: That depends on how closely you follow a the weight training program, nutrition plan as directed. I like my clients to experience 3-5 pounds of lean muscle mass each month but it's impossible to say if you'll do more or less. Results for each individual may vary.
Q: How long does it take to see results? Back to top
A: If you follow the weight training program, nutrition program and put an honest effort in as directed, you should see results in the first two weeks. Most muscle growth usually occurs within the first six months to twelve months when you first begin. If you stop working out and get sloppy with your training and nutrition, you can expect to lose the gains you made. Bodybuilding is a lifestyle, not a short term fix and you should be prepared to fall in love with the bodybuilding lifestyle to see long term results.
Q: Who should use No Nonsense Muscle Building? Back to top
A: No Nonsense Muscle Building can be used by any individual aged 14 or older who are ready to improve their physique with weight training, nutrition and lifestyle. But, as with all workout programs, there are some people who should not use No Nonsense Muscle Building or who need to check with their doctor first. If you're not serious about improving your body and health and if you're going to invest in the program and not follow it, No Nonsense Muscle Building is not for you. The program has been online since May 2006 and has produced results in ethnically diverse populations and has been proven safe and effective for all populations regardless of gender, race and initial weight.
Q: What is your medical disclaimer? Back to top
A: The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website. Never rely on information on this website in place of seeking professional medical advice.
vincedelmontefitness.com is not responsible or liable for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products that you obtain through this site. You are encouraged to consult with your doctor with regard to this information contained on or through this website. After reading articles, watching videos or reading other content from this website, you are encouraged to review the information carefully with your professional healthcare provider.
Q: What is your personal disclaimer? Back to top
A: I am not a doctor. The information I provide is based on ten-years of personal experience, a four-year Honours Kinesiology Degree from the University of Western Ontario, ten-years experience as a certified Personal Trainer. Any recommendations I make about weight training, nutrition, supplements or lifestyle should be discussed between you and your doctor because working out involves risks.