Questformuscle.com is the vision of four individuals:
Alfonso Duran Director of Training, Salvatore Vaglica senior
text writer, Joseph Krachenfels sales/customer service representative
and assistant text writer, and MK, CFO and Webmaster that
strive to provide affordable state of the art personalized
weight training and diet programs to the world. Questformuscle.com
offers fully customized personal weight training and diet
programs for all levels of athletes, from the beginner to
the advanced and elite individual.
All of our programs are designed by the Director
of Training, Alfonso Duran, and are the result of over 30
years of practice and statistical records, combined with Mr.
Durans entire lifetime of experiences both as an athlete,
and as a coach, in such areas as bodybuilding, power lifting,
Olympic lifting, boxing, cycling, swimming, track and field,
and general fitness. All programs are designed, taking into
consideration each individuals specific goals, level of development,
and work load capacity. The programs are instantly created
On-line by you the user, and are immediately available for
you to print out and save.
Director of Training
Born and raised in Cuba, Mr. Duran's interest in sports and
weight training began when he was ten years old. Trained by
some of the worlds most elite strength and conditioning
coaches, he has been an avid swimmer, cyclist, runner, bodybuilder
and boxer. He has also competed in Olympic weightlifting and
Power lifting competitions. Each sport has provided him with
the extensive knowledge about the different aspects of weight
training that have made him into one of the most sought after
personal trainers in the world today.
Shortly after his arrival to the U.S. in 1980,
Mr. Duran became the manager of Unlimited Fitness Center in
West New York, New Jersey. He specialized in training power-lifters
and bodybuilders both competitive and non-competitive, but
also continued to expand his training knowledge while working
with all types of weight training athletes. Due to the rapid
and dramatic results that he achieved while training these
athletes, there soon became a tremendous demand for his services.
Unable to continue to provide services for such a large volume
of clients, Mr. Duran developed his own training system called,
Muscle Master and Power Master, which over the years have
evolved into what is now known as Variable Dynamic Overload/Multiple
Micro-Periodization in Stages.
Variable Dynamic Overload/Multiple Micro-Periodization
in Stages is a training system based upon the principals of
periodization, which is when for example an athlete breaks
their training down over the course of a one year period of
time into different training cycles, typically 6-8 weeks in
duration. For each of these 6-8 week training cycles the athlete
selects and specializes in a different target areas of training.
For example the first 6-8 week training cycle is devoted to
the production of power where the main emphasis of that athletes
training is in developing maximum rate of force development/power.
Then after this the athlete starts another 6-8 week cycle
of training for mass/muscle size gain. The following 6-8 week
cycle could be for endurance, or speed. The object is that
for a short duration of time, typically 6-8 weeks that the
athlete focuses on the production of one key area in their
training and then switches to a different one. There are many
benefits of this: 1) You prevent boredom 2) Your prevent your
body from adapting to the training, which can result in diminished
gains and or a sticking point in your training. This is what
is defined as the Multiple Micro-Periodization aspect of this
system. Multiple applies to the multiple/many different target
areas of training (power, size, conditioning, endurance, stamina,
definition, speed, etc). Micro applies to the micro cycles
of training, the 6-8 week periods of specializing or targeting
one of those many different areas. And periodization applies
to the overall or long term training period, in this example
one year. The Variable dynamic overload aspect of this system
is in that in your 6-8 week training cycle, you constantly
vary your training loads, be it the weights, number of sets
or repetitions for your exercises, while adhering to a progressive/dynamic
system. You must constantly stress your muscles in this manner
in order to continue to make progress. By combining these
many different aspects of training into your personalized
training program you can continuously make gains and avoid
the sticking points and lack of progress in your weight training
that plague so many people.
For many all of this may sound a bit overwhelming
at first but over time the lingo, and terminology associated
with training will become second nature. Mr. Duran designed
this system for one reason, results. Results in your training
are what will keep you training workout after workout, year
after year. As well, all of the programs offered by Questformuscle.com
employ these principals and that is why you have the option
of choosing from many different programs. As well, each program
explains in detail the level of training that is necessary
for that program, as well as, the benefits/areas of concentration/specialization
of that program.
In closing, Mr. Duran guarantees that the high
quality weight training that he offers his personal clients
is now available to everyone. His clients believe in the results
that they see and you will too.
Sales/customer service representative
and assistant text writer
Joseph Krachenfels is the sales/customer service
representative and assistant text writer for Questformuscle.com.
Joe earned his Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
from the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury in
May of 2003.
Joe is also a former body builder that was previously
trained by Alfonso Duran. Joe met Mr. Duran over 10 years
ago through a mutual friend at a body building contest at
John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York. Shortly after
their meeting Joe began training using the same body building
programs that are now available through Questformuscle.com.
At first Joe trained using these same programs which were
then only available via Mr. Durans personal training
mail order business. Quickly impressed by the rapid results
from these programs, Joe started commuting from Brooklyn to
West New York, New Jersey to be personally trained by Mr.
Duran. Under the watchful eye and tutelage of his training
mentor, Joe continued to make rapid gains in his training.
After a few years of heavy power/body building
style training, Joes favorite program was the Power
and Mass program, Joes body weight and muscular size
skyrocketed from a mere 185 pounds to a whopping 242 pounds.
This is impressive when you consider that Joe is an ectomorph
and stands 6 feet 3 inches tall. In addition to his muscle
mass gains were also his strength gains, benching over 300
pounds and squatting and dead lifting over 400 pounds, also
no small feet when you consider that at 16 Joe could barley
bench press 100 pounds on a universal machine. While Joe was
ecstatic with his progress his gains were nothing short of
typical for the clients trained by Alfonso Duran. Believe
it or not he was still one of the smaller guys at Als
gym. As Joe would often say Alfonso is the best personal
trainer that I have ever met in my life, and I can still hear
him saying Joey, results, its all about the results
and helping people achieve their goals.
Salvatore Vaglica ,senior
Salvatore Vaglica is the senior text writer for Questformuscle.com.
Sal earned his Bachelors degree in English from SUNY
Stony brook, Long Island in May of 2003, and is currently
applying to begin working on his Masters degree in journalism.
MK, CFO, WEBMASTER
MK is the chief financial officer and
webmaster for Questformuscle.com, responsible for the design,
construction, and maintenance of Questformuscle.com. MK is
affectionately referred to as the ghost.