I started TheMuscleProgram.com in the beginning of 2010 with a vision of promoting a workout program that I had created. It wasn’t long before it became a full blown website and blog full of usable content. I’ll break it down into three main sections.
The bulk (no pun intended) of TheMuscleProgram is based on workouts and weight training tchniques. Lifting weights is something I became passionate about at an early age (I go into more details in my story below).
I have several full workout programs as well as workouts broken down by muscle. Also, the majority of my blog posts consist of my personal workouts throughout the week. You can check out my workouts on this page: Jason’s Workouts and Workout Programs
Like most weight lifters and bodybuilders, supplements are a big part of this game. I’ve tried many supplements over the years and started doing supplement reviews for TheMuscleProgram.
For the most part, I stick to the basics (protein, vitamins, pre workouts, amino acids). I also have a few supplements that I promote. Rest assured these are products I have tried and can stand behind their results. Check out my reviews here: Jason’s Supplement Reviews
Nutrition is a crucial aspect in the weight training realm. If you’re goal is to gain strength or mass, you need those calories. If you’re cutting, then you need less calories but also need to be eating the right types of foods.
I have several meal plans on my site. You’ll find diets based on both calories and specific goals. You can check those out here. Jason’s Meal Plans
First of all, it’s obvious that I’m not a professional bodybuilder and have never competed in any sport, powerlifting, or bodybuilding competition. I just have a passion for weight training and it’s a big (no pun intended) part of my life. In pursuing my passion I’ve managed to go from an extreme hardgainer (small, skinny, and weak) to putting on some decent size and strength over my years of weight training. Weight training has also given me confidence and discipline, which has enhanced every other area of my life.
I started lifting weights when I was about 15 but couldn’t seem to gain weight to save my life. Back then, all I had were a rusty old bench and some of those plastic cement filled weights that were falling apart. Remember those? Well, I graduated high school in 1993 at a measly 135 lbs, at 5’10. And because I had always been small and weak, I got picked on throughout most of my childhood. Man, did that suck! But even through the times when I wanted to throw in the towel, something inside me told me to keep pushing. I entered the realm of weight training as a means to an end yet it became an extreme passion.
At 17 – 135 lbs – Skinny and weak – I was a nice guy but I grew up getting picked on and lacked confidence.
It wasn’t until my mid-20s when I started putting on some real muscle mass, hitting the 200 lb mark. I was lifting heavy and eating everything in sight (of course I learned about proper nutrition and recovery later as well). Now this may not sound like a big deal to some, but from where I came from, this was like living a dream. I had learned the importance of intense training, heavy weights, and discipline and consistency. TheMuscleProgram.com, as well as the weight training programs I offer on this site, are a product of my own trial and error as well as humbling myself to always being a student of those who know more and have more experience than I do. This is a product that stemmed from my deep passion for weight training.
Me, at 40 – 225 lbs
Whereas I admire every aspect of bodybuilding as well as powerlifting and strongman events, I’ve never really had the desire to compete (who knows, maybe someday). My place in this sport is simply doing what I love; training and helping people reach goals they once thought were unattainable. Whether we compete or not, this is a huge part of who we are.
I will do this for the rest of my life and I want to encourage you to do the same. The ability we have to train is a God given ability; almost like a super power. And if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.
Train with passion,