Recommended Programs

I first started blogging about fitness without any intention of making money.  I just wanted to share some tips I’ve learned from over 20 years of training and studying the iron game.

But I eventually encountered some training programs that were actually worth promoting.  I believe a diet and training program is the best investment you can make for reaching your fitness goals.  I made the mistake of spending hundreds of dollars on supplements and only a fraction of that on information.  I had it backwards, and I don’t want you to make the same mistake.

Just to be clear, I do make money when someone buys a program with the links from this blog.  I think you’ll find what I endorse to be a good investment if you choose the program that matches your specific goals and needs.

I’m about to describe some of the products I currently endorse.  But keep this in mind–there’s no such thing as one perfect diet/training approach.  The best choice for you will depend on your own goals, the time you want to put in the gym, available equipment, etc.

You click here to email me if you have a question.  I’ll try to help you find the best match for you–not necessarily the most expensive one.

Anyway, here are a few of my best sellers.

Program for new trainees (beginners):

Muscle Gaining Secrets (by Jason Ferruggia) is the program I usually recommend to friends who are just getting started in the gym (or just returning after a long layoff).  I like Ferruggia’s overall training style: keep things simple.

Intermediate/Advanced Muscle-Building Programs (for those who have been training for a year or more):

MI40 Mass Intentions is a program created by Ben Pakulski.   This is primarily a mass building program for intermediate or advanced trainees.  The instructional videos are outstanding, and I think you’ll learn a great deal from watching them.

Jason Ferruggia’s Minimalist Training is one of my all-time favorites.  There are routines for trainees at every level, and I’ve personally used some of the advanced workouts.

Those interested in powerbuilding may want to check out Hampton Strength Systems.  This one isn’t as well know as some of the others, but you get a good variety of routines along with some motivational stories.

For Women

Flavia Del Monte’s Curvalicious Workout has been my top seller as far as women’s programs go.

Jen Ferruggia has also recently produced one called Bikini Body Workouts. 

The Renegade Diet:

Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Diet is a detailed outline to intermittent fasting.  What I like about this diet is you can tweak it for either fat loss or building lean muscle.

Fat Loss Programs

Rusty Moore’s Visual Impact Cardio is an excellent, all-around guide for fat loss.   This manual is very well written and teaches the art and science of losing fat.

Eat Stop Eat (Brad Pilon) is a fantastic resource on intermittent fasting for fat loss.  His research is second to none, and this e-book may just change the way you think about dieting forever.  The latest revision (5th edition) has made an outstanding product even better.

Turbulence Training (Craig Ballantyne) has been around for quite some time.  This is the program I recommend for busy professionals who only want to train three times a week.

This list is not exhaustive–just some of the programs I usually recommend.  Just email me if you have a question.

2 Responses to Recommended Programs

  1. will macdonald says:


    How did you get on with the fix my shoulder pain programme? I have an ac injury that has plagued me for years.



  2. Kevin says:

    Hi Will,
    I had an A/C injury that required surgery. I’m not sure any rehab would have helped because the cartilage in the joint was gone. Send me an email (through the contact page) if you have any questions.

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