Interviews with Bodybuilding Experts

Sean NalewanyjSean Nalewanyj is a natural bodybuilding expert and general fitness guru. Recently, I was able to catch up with him and learn a bit more about his program and his life... (My comments are in black, his responses are in blue.)


Hi Sean, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. First off, I have to ask – is the story true? Were you really a skinny kid in high school? It’s hard to believe you’ve put on more than 80 pounds of muscle in a matter of months…

I know it might be hard to believe, but the story is absolutely true. I was the exact definition of a scrawny, unconfident little geek. Noodle arms, big ears, bones popping out everywhere… Believe me, it wasn’t a pretty sight. In fact, something I never mentioned on my website is that I wasn’t even allowed to register for grade 11 basketball tryouts because the coaches claimed that the “risk of injury” was too high. Needless to say, things began turning around very quickly once I made the decision to take a run at changing my body.

How long did it take, after you started training, before you started seeing results? Did you start gaining mass quickly right away?

Well what you have to understand is that for a complete beginner with no real athletic background, figuring out the proper ways to train and eat for muscular gains can be a next-to-impossible task. The fitness industry is literally a multi-billion dollar mass of money-hungry marketers, and separating the fact from the “fiction” is one of the biggest stumbling blocks that beginners face.

Just like the vast majority of beginners out there, I had to endure many months of frustration and wasted effort. Quite simply, I didn’t know what the heck I was doing. It was only after I completed a strung-out process of trial and error that I was finally able to narrow everything down to a step-by-step science and figure out what truly worked.

Once I came to these realizations and started consistently putting them to use, my body began transforming even faster than I had originally thought possible. And believe me, the principles that produce the most powerful results are NOT the “traditional” methods that you’ve been led to believe in.

How has bodybuilding, and the incredible changes it’s had on your physique, changed your life? What did your friends and family say about your new look?

It has literally changed me for the better in every possible area of my life, and that’s no exaggeration. To go from feeling weak, insecure and insignificant to strong, powerful, muscular and healthy is really something that you have to experience in order to understand. It’s as if my mindset took a 180-degree turn. I don’t even feel like the same person anymore.

My friends and family really couldn’t believe it either. The guy they always knew as the “shy” and “reserved” one all of a sudden took on a whole new appearance and personality.

And I won’t lie, it certainly doesn’t hurt when trying to get women to notice you either. Getting a date in high school wasn’t even something I bothered considering, and now let’s just say I no longer have that problem =)

At what point did you decide to write a book about bodybuilding? Were you just tired of friends asking, or did you think there was money to be made?

To be completely honest, I didn’t originally intend to sell the information. I had been writing articles for a lot of big-name bodybuilding websites purely for my own enjoyment, and the book was really just a “muscle-building bible” that I began compiling as a hobby. There actually is a story behind it, but I won’t bother explaining it here as you can download the first 2 chapters of the e-book to find out for yourself… Click here to download them now.

Now that your book is the #1 selling muscle building program on the internet, how has the success of your book changed your life? You’re basically a celebrity in the online muscle-building community, so how does it feel to see your name all over the internet, and even in the New York Times?

Oh, it’s incredible. I never thought that it would take off like this, but it’s been an awesome experience.

It’s great to be able to interact with people from all over the world and to help them reach their goals. I was once a beginner myself and required advice and tips from those who were already experienced, so it’s great to be able to give back. I’ve watched firsthand as many of my members transformed their bodies from skinny to muscular, and that’s by far the most rewarding part.

What kind of benefits can someone expect to see if they buy your book? How much hard work is really involved?

Well, purchasing the program on its own won’t do a damn thing if the trainee isn’t willing to put in the time and effort to apply it. I can only open doors, but I can’t drag someone through them.

However, IF the trainee is willing to work hard, then they really can see some incredible results. For a person with at least average genetics and average recovery ability, 3-6 months can be all it takes to develop a standout body.

You don’t have to spend hours and hours in the gym, and you also don’t have to slave away to a tedious, boring diet plan. Hard work certainly is involved, but you don’t have to revolve your life around it.

But trust me, once you start seeing rapid changes in your muscle size and strength, you’ll WANT to work hard. It becomes an addiction, and something that you truly learn to love.

What are your plans for the future? Will you continue to improve the book, and continue your training? Do you have any other special projects planned?

My plans are to keep training hard and to keep training others hard. Bodybuilding is my life, and I plan to continue to absorb myself in it to the fullest. As new techniques reveal themselves (everyone, even the top experts, are continually learning new things and evolving their strategies) I’ll add them to my program.

I also just recently launched a brand new website at www.SchoolofMuscle.com. It’s basically a gigantic forum where bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts from around the world can unite to share advice, make friends and motivate eachother to be their best. It’s also jam-packed with cutting edge muscle-building and fat loss information contributed by some of the top experts in the game.

Thanks for your time, Sean. Best of luck with your training in the future.

Thanks for having me, Mike!