Welcome to TheMuscleProgram.com, your home for the best bodybuilding and strength training workouts. Fueled by my passion for helping, I started this site in 2010. Since then, The Muscle Program has motivated thousands to pursue their quest in the gym and make serious gains.
A personal note: I’m obviously not a pro bodybuilder nor am I an athlete. I’m just a normal dude who loves to lift weights.
On my site, I emphasize on what we all want; to build as much lean muscle as possible while cutting out the fat. All of the information on this site is a series of my own personal experiences through trial and error.
There are two things I’ve learned from my experience in this journey to build muscle without having gifted genetics:
- There’s no one particular method that works for everyone as we’re all unique. This goes for training, nutrition, and supplementation.
- Despite the former, there are a hand full of tried and true basics that work for most people. At the end of the day you have to find what works for you and that’s the beauty of this journey. Hopefully The Muscle Program site will help you with that.
The Muscle Program Mission Statement
My Mission here at The Muscle Program is to give you everything you need from developing the proper mindset to training programs to no non-sense nutrition guidance to help you build muscle and be your best.
Most of us aren’t necessarily aspiring to be competitive bodybuilders or professional athletes. We simply love working out, staying active, and being healthy. It’s part of who we are and it’s a passion we have that spills over into everything else that we do in life.
My Personal Story
Me at age 17 weighing 135 lbs
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 huge (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 the years. 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.
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 superpower. And if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.
You may not know this, but I’m an independent heavy metal recording artist.
If you’re looking for metal music that you can workout to, click the link below to check out my instrumental workout album:
My Book: Heavy Metal and Weights
You can also read the story of how I got into both heavy metal music and weight training around the same time in my book Heavy Metal and Weights.
You get some extreme motivation from this book as well as two full workout programs!
Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in…
- Have me as a guest on your video or podcast
- Collaborating with me on any fitness related projects, videos, media/social media, etc.
- Personalized training programs
- Guest-posting on my site (content must be relevant)