Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building by Vince Del MonteLiving Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building by Vince Del Monte

Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building

byVince Del Monte

Paperback | October 18, 2016

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SKINNY GUYS! If you’ve ever wanted to quickly build 30 pounds of rock-solid, shredded muscle without dangerous bodybuilding drugs, expensive supplements, and long hours in the gym—if you’ve ever wanted to Live Large—start reading immediately.

Let’s face it: You’re tired. Tired of filling your body with bogus supplements that only give you the most expensive pee in town. Tired of busting your ass in the gym six days a week, only to find you’re the same size you were last month and the other guys are twice as big. Tired of all the conflicting and mind-numbingly complex advice floating around in cyberspace.

Before professional fitness model Vince Del Monte became The Skinny Guy Savior, he was known as Skinny Vinny—scrawny and weak. As a “hardgainer,” he experienced firsthand the challenges of bulking up and had a difficult time putting on muscle. But with his success in developing an enviably ripped physique—and helping many others do the same with his No-Nonsense Muscle Building and Maximize Your Muscle programs—Del Monte has proved even “hardgainers” can build an awe-inspiring body. You too can have the body of your dreams when you stop listening to false advice and learn the truth about gaining weight and building lean muscle mass—the smarter way!

In Living Large, Del Monte shares his foolproof, no-nonsense plan for insane muscle gain. His revolutionary program primes your body and mind to pack on your first 30 pounds of muscle in only 30 weeks, with minimal gym time. He even includes customized, easy-to-follow meal plans to optimally fuel your specific body type, whether you’re ultra-skinny or starting off a little chubby.

In Living Large, you’ll find:
- 5 essential training principles to gain your first 30 pounds of pure muscle
- 5 muscle-building enemies you must avoid
- Mass and shred meal plans at every calorie level
- 14 simple, no-nonsense nutrition principles
- The ultimate exercise execution demonstration guide
- 4 supplements that actually work

Don’t waste hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with no results. Stop limiting yourself and start Living Large.
Fitness guru Vince Del Monte been coined "The Skinny Guy Savior." He earned this name by dedicating his life to transforming the lives of the skinny, scrawny guys, as well as skinny girls, and helping them become healthier, fitter, and more confident in their bodies. His students transform themselves to "Live better, Look better, & Kno...
Title:Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle BuildingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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Table of Contents


Part 1: Muscle Misinformation: The Five Muscle Building Enemies You Must Avoid
Naysayers: How to Deal With Them
Body Building Magazines: Why I Tossed Mine In The Garbage
Personal Trainers Who Are More About Sales Than Size
Superhumans and the Juiced-Up Body Builder
Gizmos and Gadgets

Part 2: How to Lose theTop Five B.S. Excuses For Not Gaining Muscle
Cut the “I Don’t Have Great Genetics” Crap
Quit Saying, “I Don’t Have Enough Money”
Drop the “I Don’t Have a Lot of Time” Speech
No more, “I’m Too _______” (Insert Your Limiting Belief Here)

Part 3: Use Your Brain to Add Brawn: Seven Key Mind-Set Strategies
Chapter Set Goals in HD
Shrink the Change
Focus on Habits, Not Outcomes
Slow Equals Fast
View Weaknesses As Strengths
Let Go of “I Know”
Belief Is Better Than Steroids

Part 4: Five Essential Training Principles to Gain Your First 30 Pounds of Pure Muscle
Get Lean to Get Big
The Importance of Tracking Something: Know Your Critical Numbers
The Top Four Ways to Measure Your Body Fat Percentage
Track Your Progress Slideshow Fashion
Introducing DTS Training: A Science-based Approach to Defeating Your Skinny Guy Genetics. . . Forever!
Micro-Progression: The Smarter and Safer Way to Constant and Never-Ending Improvement
The Suntan Analogy: The Key to Muscle Growth

Part 5: Mass Mechanics: Unlocking The Principles of Ownership, Respect and Disadvantages for Immediate Gains
Mass Mechanics Principle #1: The Principle of Ownership
Mass Mechanics Principle #2: The Principle of Respect
Mass Mechanics Principle #3: The Principle of Disadvantages

Part 6: The Ultimate30-Week, Zero Guesswork Muscle Building Program
Phase One
Phase Two
Phase Three

Part 7: The Exercise Execution Demonstration Guide Don't Do Another Rep Without These Max Contraction Cues

Part 8: Five Rituals To Rapid Recovery
Recovery Ritual #1: Contrast Baths and Showers
Recovery Ritual #2: Massage
Recovery Ritual #3: Muscle Activation Technique (MAT)
Recovery Ritual #4: Handling Stress
Recovery Ritual #5: Sleep

Part 9: Fourteen Simple, No-Nonsense Nutrition Principles to Gain Your First 30 Pounds of Pure Muscle
The Nutritional Hierarchy of Muscle Growth (and Fat Loss)
Choose Your Goal: Don’t Chase Two Rabbits at Once.
Calories and Macronutrients: Setting Your Best Targets (without Complicated Formulas)
Protein: The Body’s Most Important Building Block
Fat: The Key to Optimal Testosterone Production and Sex Drive
Carbs: You Need to Earn Them! Hydrate to Look Fuller and Stay Stronger
Establish a Regular Meal Cadence
How to Use “Treat Meals” to Bulk Your Muscles, Not Your Belly
Alcohol: You Booze, You Lose?
Consistency: The “Best Diet” Is the One That You Follow
The Devil Is in the Dose, Never in the Food Itself
Arm Yourself with the Only Kitchen Tools You Need
Invest in Cooking Lessons and Cook Like a Pro

Part 10: The Done-For-You Mass and Shred Meal Plans
Training Day: Mass Phase Meal PlansNon-training Day: Mass Phase Meal Plans
Training Day: Shred Phase Meal PlansNon-training Day: Shred Phase Meal Plans

Part 11: Supplements That Actually Work (Don't Worry, This Part Is Short)
Do You Earn the Right to Take Supplements?
How to Build More Muscle with Less Protein
The War in Your Gut: Are You Losing?
Protein Powders: Whey Is Not the Only Way
Carbohydrate Powder: The Ultimate Muscle-Building Solution

Part 12: A No Nonsense Guide for Living Large Outside of the Gym
Build Muscle to Serve, Not to Be Served
Take Massive Action (Don’t Just Think or Talk About It)
Avoid Broken FocusGet Blood in the Game
Recognize the Gym Is a Metaphor for Life


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Editorial Reviews

"Having been a ‘skinny guy’ growing up, I wish I'd had Vince's Living Large to guide me. It would have saved me years of frustrating trial and error."—Steve Holman, former editor in chief, Iron Man Magazine“Vince Del Monte is a worthy guide for skinny guys who want to bulk up fast, as well as safely. He’s been there and earned every pound. This book will save you time, money, and heaps of frustration.”—Sean Hyson, CSCS, training director for Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness magazines“Vince has put together an excellent book on the meat and potatoes of how to gain muscle the natural way. His programming is easy to follow but brutally effective. I think you’ll learn a lot by reading this and if you implement these methods I have no doubt that you will make a change!”—BJ Gaddour, fitness director for Men’s Health “Anyone who’s ever wanted to be able to build muscle without spending hours in the gym can benefit from Vince’s simple, no-nonsense approach to building muscle.”—Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of“As a how-to guide, this book contains everything you may need to know. Brimming with straightforward strategies anyone can use to overcome the key fears associated with becoming the Strongest Version of Yourself and dominating live.”—Elliott Hulse, owner of world-famous Strength Camp Gym“If I could have a personal coach training me to get bigger each day, I’d want Vince Del Monte by my side. Since we live in different countries, this is the next best thing! Use this book as your personal coach to put on healthy size that lasts!”—Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author and host of “The School of Greatness” podcast “Getting bigger isn’t always easy, but Vince’s book will get you off to a great start.”—Armi Legge, founder of“Vince is known worldwide as ‘the skinny guy savior’ and for good reason. For years, he’s helped hundreds of thousands of men not only build the body of their dreams but (perhaps more importantly) has also empowered them to live large. . . . If you’re a man, this is a must-read.”—Yuri Elkaim, New York Times bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat-Burning Diet“Vince writes in an engaging, conversational style that doesn’t undersell the difficulty of adding 30 pounds of muscle, but provides all the tools to make it happen. Living Large is a solid introduction to building a solid physique.”—Lou Schuler, coauthor of The New Rules of Lifting series“Frankly, it doesn’t matter how much muscle you build with Vince’s advice, whether it’s 30 pounds in 30 weeks or just the extra 10 you need for the perfect body. . . . That pales in comparison to what you will REALLY get from the book, and that’s the confidence and attitude you need to Live Large, get the girl of your dreams, and leave the legacy for your life. That is his true gift to you. Vince has long been a mentor and role model to me, and I highly recommend you make him the top one in your life today, too.”—Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula