Maybe you have already come to the realization that while it’s nice to gather all the free information on the internet, the depth and quality of the information is nothing compared to what is found in most books. The old saying “You get what you pay for” definitely applies here. This holds true for just about every topic out there, and work out programs are no different.

But even once you have decided to purchase the highest quality information, it is difficult to know how to find the best muscle building work out program. I will give you some guidelines in a minute, but first I want to discuss how NOT to find the best program.

Most people start their search by price. Now I understand that nearly everyone has to work within a certain budget. But it still amazes me when I see people choose inferior work out programs just because they cost less.

This alone is not that strange, but what is strange is that these same people then go and spend hundreds of dollars on useless supplements or pieces of exercise equipment. Or worse yet, they waste money on something not even related to their goals. Why not spend your hard-earned cash on something with guaranteed results?

My thought-process when purchasing anything is to look for the highest-quality product and then work backwards from there if the price is too extravagant. In this way I make sure that I only purchase one quality product that will give me results, not multiple inferior products that won’t give me what I want.

It’s no different than buying a car. If you purchase a quality car from the outset, then you’ll pay less over the long-term since you won’t need as many repairs and your car will last for a longer time.

With that in mind, here are big three criteria that should be used when evaluating work out programs to gain muscle:

1. Science
Your body operates under the laws of science, so it would be wise to have a guide that fully explains and understands these laws. Since these laws hold true for everyone, it makes sense that a program designed with science in mind will work to at least some extent for everyone.

2. Results
The whole reason you buy a work out program is for the results. There are two things you should look for that indicate the quality of the results.
The first is a money-back guarantee. Now matter how good you think the program is you always want the option of getting your money back.
The second is the experience of the author. Is it someone who has actually trained other people? Or is it simply a self-proclaimed expert?

3. Ease-of-use
The most common reason that people stop working out is that it becomes too difficult to get the results they want. So naturally, you want a training program that is easy to get results with. To insure this it is essential that there is a good support system set-up. Before purchasing, test out the customer service. Is it quick? Is someone qualified answering your questions or are your technical questions outsourced to a clueless customer service rep?

Use these criteria and don’t get caught-up in the marketing hype of muscle building workout programs. The hype won’t give you results, a good program will.

Also, keep in mind that simply evaluating these programs won’t give you results. You actually need to try a program for a few weeks to evaluate it. Don’t suffer from “paralysis by analysis” whereby you make no decision at all because you are too caught up in comparing programs. Take action sooner, rather than later if you are serious about achieving your goals.

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