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The MP45 Program is one of the better selling workout programs on the market.
In this article, we will break it down for you and give you our thoughts on its effectiveness.
The program has a complete diet and workout for each day of the 45-day plan.
We will take look at both and let you know if this MP45 is worth it or if you should look elsewhere, let’s get started.
Initial Thoughts on MP45
We purchased the program from MP45.com. We knew the program had a full workout and diet for the 45 days of the program but we were very surprised and pleased by the amount of information we got on top of the workout and diet itself. The program also came with 2 large E-books, one for diet and one for training that covers everything you can even think of. They cover exercises for each body part, rep schemes, cardio, HIIT cardio, supplementation, how to burn fat, carb intake, protein, pre-workout nutrition and way too much more to list. Together they are 303 pages of basically everything you would ever need to know about diet and exercise on top of the program itself. We also like that the program can go onto your smartphone so you can have it with you at all times but we would like to see a hard copy for the hefty price tag that comes with MP45. There is also a video portion that shows all of the exercises and how to do them but that costs an extra $100, ouch.
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The MP45 Workout Program
The exercise program is solid. They use a lot of compound exercises like squats, push-ups, and rows which we feel are more effective than isolated exercises (example: bicep curls) although some isolated exercises are mixed in. If you are trying to transform your body compound movements a would definitely be what you would want to focus on and they do that pretty well. They also use a lot of supersets and giant sets which is a nice way to step up the intensity. The problem is they have you doing all these at a conventional gym where it’s not really easy to occupy multiple pieces of equipment at once to do these giant sets without pissing everyone off. If you can make it to the gym at a time when there is hardly anyone there you might be ok but if you think you can do some of these workouts at a gym that’s even halfway busy you might be disappointed.
Another negative is that you can not do this workout at home. Even if you have a really good home gym you still won’t be to do this workout, you seriously need a real gym with all the equipment. A gym membership is mandatory for this workout program.
The cardio portion of the workout is a lot of high-intensity interval training (sprinting exercises) which is definitely the way to go and has been proven to burn fat at a much higher rate than someone on the elliptical machine for a half hour or more. However, while sprints are effective they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and they aren’t always practical either especially in the winter time. If you don’t like doing sprints or don’t have anywhere to do them you may want to look elsewhere.
The Diet With MP45
The plan tells you what to eat for every meal and snack for every day of the 45 day period. The plan has you eating every 2-3 hours including the pre and post workout meals which is perfect. The food the plan is not bad. Eggs, grilled chicken, cottage cheese, fruits, veggies, and fish are some of the main staples which is exactly how you should be eating. There is also enough variety in the meals to keep you from getting bored of eating the same thing day after day. They even include cheat meals which is nice to break up the monotony and keep the metabolism up.
The Price of MP45
The cost of MP45 is pretty steep at $97. The program downloads to your computer or phone so there is no extra shipping cost but that’s still a lot of cash for a workout program.
You can easily find comparable workout programs for less than half as much money and they come with a hard copy so if your computer crashes or you lose your phone your workout program isn’t gone forever.
The price on this one is really hard to overlook.
Pros and Cons of MP45
- The biggest pro is all the information you get with the program, 418 pages total for the diet, training info and the program itself. They went into a lot of detail, way more than you would expect
- Uses HIIT/HIST cardio, the most effective way to burn fat
- Uses a lot of compound exercises
- Diet plan is decent
- Pretty expensive at $97, you can get better workout programs for much less
- 45-days isn’t long enough to get significant results
- No hard copy, download only. This might not be a con to some but I like to have a hard copy rather than just a download, perhaps I am old school. Make sure you save the program saved on a couple devises in case something happens to one of them, they tell you to do so, don’t forget.
- You can’t do it at home. This program is made for the gym and it requires a lot of machines you won’t have at home. You might get some decent results ad-libbing at home but you won’t get the full effect without the gym.
In conclusion, this program is decent but it isn’t worth $97. You do get a lot of material with the program but you could get that in a lot of places for way less. This program also requires you to have a gym membership as well and if the gym is busy then many of the workouts they have laid out won’t be feasible. Overall this one just isn’t worth the trouble or the money. You would be much better off going with the Lean Mass Program by Boss Workouts, this program will have you building athletic muscle faster and easier than you ever thought possible while keeping you lean, plus it’s a 12-week program which is a much more realistic time frame to get real results.
Ryan is a former college wrestler and lifelong fitness fanatic. He has run half marathons, done mud runs, placed in body transformation contests, coached wrestling and now coaches girls soccer. Not to mention he has also tried literally hundreds of supplements over the years and has a vast and thorough supplement knowledge. He has written for Muscle & Strength, Testosterone Junkie, The Sport Review and other publications. He is also the editor in chief of this website. Feel free connect with him on his LinkedIn page below.