Delmonte has taken a lot of flak for this claim.
You won’t have to look long to find people on message boards and even on legitimate muscle building sites mocking Delmonte, saying that such gains are impossible and saying he is lying in an attempt to sell his No-Nonsense Muscle Building Program.
Some of this disbelief comes from accomplished and respected trainers, guys who should know what is possible and what is impossible.
The reality in the fitness/bodybuilding world is that anyone who claims natural gains in excess of 2 or 3 pounds a month is going to get flak from those who have convinced themselves that such gains are a physical impossibility.
I know this because I reported my own gains of 29 lbs. in 10 weeks and routinely get emails calling me a liar. But I get even more emails from site readers (hundreds and hundreds) reporting similarly impressive gains.
So, what gives? Is Delmonte a liar? Am I a liar? Are My Site Readers Liars?
Delmonte’s gains are impressive but they aren’t unbelievable. For every respected trainer who calls them impossible, there are numerous more equally as respected trainers who have experienced similarly impressive gains themselves or with their clients.
5 Possible Reasons For The Skepticism
It is a controversy in the fitness/bodybuilding world, with trainers lining up and digging their heels in on one side of the issue or the other.
Obviously, I’m on the side that says Vince Delmonte’s reported gains are plausible.
But what about the other side which includes several trainers I greatly respect? Why do they call “foul” every time someone reports muscle gains in excess of a few pounds a month?
Here are some possible reasons for the opposition and some counterpoints…