Last Updated: Apr 8, 2018
This is my Body Transformation Blueprint review which is a step-by-step digital muscle-building program targeted for hardgainers and created by popular natural bodybuilding author Sean Nalewanyj.
I share my honest personal experience with this best-selling long-standing program including my own before and after shots.
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.
But at the risk of sounding like a lame late-night infomercial, boy am I glad that I put my ego aside and went with my gut feel to give it a go.
The short version of this review? The Body Transformation Blueprint totally changed my fitness game when I first stumbled across it a while ago (and most importantly once I started applying it consistently).
But before I share my before and after photos of how the program literally 2-3x my muscle gains over a few short months (instead of years which is how long I probably would have took to figure out how to actually build significant muscle as a hardgainer on my own) - let me first quickly recap where I was before starting Sean's mass program to put things into context.
Ok, ok, I will actually post my real before and after shots, but point is before finding a true muscle-building expert who's based in science like Sean, I was a bit of a joke physically.
A paper-thin pushover twig...on twig legs :P
A real life stickman personified, and a prime target for bullies, troublemakers, and worst of all the dangerous criminal types I would sometimes unfortunately encounter in my middle-to-lower class neighbourhood as a teen (I used to skate around and somehow had a knack of finding trouble).
Being weak and skinny really did suck in multiple areas of life, not just in terms of self defence.
Perhaps you can relate?
I was practically invisible to the girls that I was interested in at school, at parties, and at the bar.
I was the 3rd skinniest player on my football team, and I had a great kick but in a contact sport being scrawny seriously limited my impact on the game.
To become a better player and be able to hold my own on the field with anyone or to be able to defend myself from potential bullies at school, drunken yobos trying to knock your teeth out at your local dive bar, or avoiding confrontations when you walk through the hood - I knew I needed to put some freakin' meat on my skinny-ass frame or one day I would be bugsquash (aka dead - I grew up with some fairly rough neighborhoods just blocks away; made things more interesting tho).
Plus I also knew that getting bigger and stronger would grant me more inner confidence for having achieved a worthy goal, and of course for the other great health, aesthetic and longevity benefits of lifting and being in good shape.
I tried for months and months trying to figure it out all on my own by trying various workout ideas and attempting to eat more calories, but it was a struggle getting any sort of good gains in strength and muscle size.
After I realised there's more to transforming into your ultimate physique than just aimlessly throwing weights around and chugging some protein shakes, and that there is an actual science to it all that must be understood and implemented to get any good long-term results, I knew I needed a proper plan by someone who knew what the hell they were talking about based on getting great results themselves.
After lots of research online in weight lifting and bodybuilding forums and top blogs in the industry, recommendations for a certain program called the Body Transformation Blueprint by some former pencil-neck-now-natural bodybuilder called Sean Nal kept cropping up
There were many testimonials and stories of former skinny guys using the program to completely transform their strength and muscle gains over time, with before and after photos to back it up.
The reality is there's a lot of junk products out there (and especially in the fitness industry) but my gut told me this program and its many testimonials were the real deal and I went with it because when does your instinctual gut-feeling ever lie?
Long-story short, after I had read all the modules of the program and started applying the various weight training and nutrition plans, my strength and size gains started to propel significantly.
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 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 repetitively...as 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.
I can say without question that the program has 3x my results over the long haul and it saved me a ton of time and effort by laying out exactly what I need to know in an easy to implement step by step fashion. Simply follow the program, don't be a b**** and quit, and you're bound to get great results like most of the other guys who've also gone through it (check Sean's YouTube videos for proof of how much he's helped skinny guys around the world).
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!
WHAT SEAN'S PROGRAM INCLUDES:
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.