The Body Transformation Blueprint by Sean Nal:
My Honest Hands-On Review With This Best-Selling Muscle Building Program for Hardgainers (& my before n after pics)

Last Updated: July 9, 2018

This is my no-BS, honest Body Transformation Blueprint review based on my own extensive personal experience with this natural bodybuilding program for hardgainers/beginners/ectomorphs.

For those who haven't heard of it, it's long-running step-by-step online program/course created primarily for hardgainers who want to build muscle weight as effectively and quickly as possible (100% naturally), and was created by former hardgainer Sean Nal who is a well-known, respected figure within the natural bodybuilding and fitness community.

The program has been around for quite a while, and at times has been rated a best-seller by, but the important question is whether or not it's still a great program to use as a beginner starting out who's looking to get the best muscle building and fat loss results possible.

This review of the Body Transformation Blueprint is simply my own thoughts and opinion after having thoroughly used and experimented with the program myself over an extended period of time.

If I'm being honest, I was initially sceptical of the program and almost never took the leap to purchasing it back when I first seen it because I'm one of those guys who thinks I can figure everything out all by myself. Plus, whenever I see some cleverly marketed sales page to try and sell me a program or eBook or something, my BS radar comes out strong.

However, whilst there's a lot of junk programs and products out there online in the fitness industry (not to mention a horde of overpriced, low quality supplements you'll never need) Sean's program passed my strong BS radar.

At the risk of sounding like a lame late-night infomercial, I'm seriously glad I put my ego aside when first stumbling across the program and that I went with my gut feel to give Seans program a go.

When I first came across the program, I was initially starting out as a super scrawny lifting newbie (around ~135 pounds) and I just couldn't seem to gain a fairly significant amount of strength and size gains no matter what I ate or how I trained.

After doing a little investigating into whether the program was worth the investment or not, I decided to take the plunge and give it a shot based on the many seriously transformative results other skinny guys seemed to be having with it.

Long story short, The Body Transformation Blueprint with its step by step training, nutrition and supplement strategies, routines and convenient resources (meal plans, exercise videos, etc) was a serious game-changer for me as a hardgainer, and without it I would have likely spent many more months (or years) trying to figure out how to successfully and effectively build muscle and pack on significant strength and mass that I had always wanted to do but just couldn't figure out.

There's no real shortcuts in life to achieve anything worthwhile such as a great physique that will make YOU proud (do it for yourself first and foremost and not for others), but there most definitely are ways to cut your learning curve significantly by standing on the shoulders of others who have already walked the path that you wish to take.

Sean's program is exactly that - a way to avoid all the BS out there and narrow in on exactly what you need to know to build muscle mass as effectively as possible, for the long haul, to change your life. It'll help you spin your wheels for months or years like most others in the gym who aimlessly "try" to achieve their ideal results, but end up not really getting anywhere. Not their fault though..they just lack the proper mentors and guidance.

Sean's own results implementing what he teaches in The Body Transformation Blueprint program

After a few weeks of following Sean's scientifically-backed, step by step workout and nutrition program I gained pounds and pounds of lean muscle like never before, and after about a month the eating and workout plans became habitual and that's when it gets really fun because you're motivated to keep going by the very noticeable results you're getting week in week out.

And success begets success, meaning that seeing small yet noticeable gains every week in your strength and muscle mass will further motivate you and you'll just keep getting wins over and over again week in week out and you'll feel and look amazing.

After my initial few weeks of decent success with the program, I went on to gain a significant 40 pounds in a 1 year period, and I give credit to Sean's program for showing me the real, long-term way to do it without any BS shortcuts (which don't exist by the way; just hard work with the right strategy).

Here's are my results which I obviously worked hard myself for, but honestly owe a lot of credit to Sean's teachings and specific step by step strategies laid out in his flexible program:

And below are shots of me after doing some cutting which is also taught in Sean's program step by step: 

I'm no Arnie but compared to where I started my transformation has been quite dramatic (didn't happen overnight of course though)

I share my own results with you obviously not to show off but as proof that this program can absolutely work for you despite your average genetics, "hardgainer" status, or ectomorphic body type (ie naturally skinny and high metabolism) because that was me to a T....before knuckling down with the program and finally getting results I tried everything to gain muscular weight without much luck at all (thing is, I didn't know what I didn't know...)

To finally get impressive physique-transforming results you gotta either create or follow a proven program that, and here's the key, that specifically and scientifically structured and designed for the skinny "hardgainer" in mind.

Because like I mention all over this site probably a little too a skinny guy you gotta train and eat smart and you can't just do whatever that random big guy at the gym is doing (who probably has a different natural body type than you or has special "help" if ya know what I'm saying).

The odds were seriously stacked against me when I first stepped foot in a gym as a clueless paper-thin noob, so as cliche as it sounds if I can bulk up effectively and go from skinny to my own version of superman in a matter of months there's no reason you can't either.

When I first started and told some people I knew I would eventually build a large muscular physique (I somehow knew it was my destiny) they would laugh at me and say that I was destined to stay small, skinny, weak my whole life cause "that's just they way you are". But they didn't get it.

To this day, many years on from first having used Sean's program, I still hold it as one of the most crucial foundational pillars of knowledge and practical guidance of my life-long interest in fitness. 

It's not for everyone and you can get results by designing your own carefully thought out, well researched and balanced program, but if you either wanna save the time and hassle of doing that or have already tried all sorts of training and eating without much luck then it could be the spark and game changer you need to finally build some serious muscle size and strength.

Anyway I'll leave it at that for this review of the Body Transformation Blueprint program but give it some consideration if you want to get help from a true master to potentially 2-3x (or even more) your results. Sounds over the top but it's true because the truth is most guys spin their wheels for months (likely YEARS too) by not seeking out the best of the best. They just listen to the same old personal trainers and institutions that just don't know the most effective, scientific strategies to build muscle as a skinny/hardgainer/ectomorph noob.

But of course, you don't NEED to buy any program to get great results, so if you do decide to design your own carefully-constructed, balanced program from the ground up then make sure to do your research and don't just take any random personal trainers program without questioning it and investigating whether they actually got results with it themselves or whether they're just shoving any randomly-whipped-up program in your lap cause they're lazy or cause that's what they were taught in personal trainer school (which I've been through myself and was quite lacking if I'm being honest - I wish I had saved my money and just relied on sources like Sean and other top trainers online from the start).

Anyway, good luck my friend.


  • 3x weekly step by step workout plans for each muscle group (an intelligent 3 day split) with included videos on exactly how to perform each exercise safely and effectively for the best gains (including specific detail on exact sets, reps, rest periods, stretching, warm-ups, cool-downs...everything)
  • Strategic and specific eating advice and different calorie meal plans (that you can easily customize to fit your tastes and budget) for varying starting body weights
  • A ton of supplemental pro advice on how to build muscle as fast and effectively as possible (100% naturally of course) but minus any bogus magic tricks that don't work (everything is science-based)
  • 1 on 1 included email help and support with Sean should you have specific questions or needs
  • And many invaluable bonus modules such as high-quality exercise demonstration videos for all the best muscle building exercises and more


The Body Transformation Blueprint, whilst sounding kinda cheesy and having a slickly marketed program page, is the real deal and was the catalyst that helped me finally put my skinny ectomorph physique behind forever and actually build significant muscle mass.

It's hands down one of the best in-depth, intelligently-crafted muscle building programs online today that could be a game-changer for your gym results (and for life).

Sean avoids any gimmicks, bro-science, and straight-up BS that's so commonplace in this industry, and cuts through to the most effective, 100% science-backed workout, nutrition and supplement strategies to get the best, fastest lean muscle gain results possible.

Highly recommended if you're looking for a step by step program and can't be bothered creating your own or don't have the $$$ for a good personal trainer (as much as I riff about bad PTs there are a few good ones out there).


Honestly the only con of Sean's program I can think of would be perhaps that it's a little pricey at around $77 (at least that's what I paid when I downloaded it), but you get what you pay for and it's very comprehensive with many bonuses and extra value as you can see in the above pic.

You also get included 1-on-1 email help with the man himself should you have any questions for him which is without question a seriously invaluable bonus as well.

Whatever you decide, good luck with your program, stick with it, and I'll see you on the other side my friend.

- Julz