How John Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 17 Pounds and Get Stronger

Share On

"I have lost 17 pounds, 13 inches in my mid section, and I see my abs for the first time that I can remember."

John's Progress

Progress Image Before
Progress Image After

What has happened so far on the program?

I have lost 13 inches in my mid section alone. I see my abs for the first time that I can remember. Now that I am in week 3 of my cutting phase, I have lost 17 pounds as well.

What do you like most about the program?

I like that the program has me constantly challenging myself. Once I reach that 6th rep on a particular exercise, I know it’s time to add more weight, and I am doing that a lot!

What are three other benefits of the program?

The program teaches you to discipline yourself to achieve results. The improvements I am making to my body with the program are reversing my type 2 diabetes.

The increases in energy and confidence are an amazing side effect of working the program as well.

Would you recommend this program? If so, why?

The question isn’t will I, it is to how many people and the answer would be, to everyone who will listen.

The program, and my success in it have inspired me to become a trainer myself and I currently have 5 people that I am training on the program (3 men & 2 women).

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

There is never enough I could say about Mike and his program. Bigger, Leaner, Stronger is a clear, concise & easy to follow program that produces results. Period!

Mike also has a genuine desire to help as many people as possible achieve their fitness goals. Rather than just selling products. The bottom line, the BLS and TLS programs WORK and anyone who says differently didn’t have the drive to truly achieve results!

Readers' Ratings

No Ratings

Your Rating?

Want to become a success story too? Here's how he did it

The program that made this transformation possible:

The meal plan that makes building muscle and losing fat easy and enjoyable:

Mike Matthews is a bestselling fitness author of Bigger Leaner Stronger, Thinner Leaner Stronger, and The Shredded Chef, as well the founder of Legion Athletics.

His simple and science-based approach to building muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy has sold over a million books and helped thousands of people build their best bodies ever, and his work has been featured in many popular outlets including Esquire, Men’s Health, Elle, Women’s Health, Muscle & Strength, and more, as well as on FOX and ABC.

If you enjoyed this article, get weekly updates. It's free.

100% Privacy. We don't rent or share our email lists.

More from Legion


Many companies offer a money-back guarantee because they know the majority of dissatisfied customers aren’t going to go through the hassle of actually returning the product to get their money back. We don’t play these games because we don’t have to, the quality of our products makes it unnecessary.

If you order any of our supplements for the first time and don’t like it, you can keep it. Just notify us and we’ll give you a full refund on the spot. No complicated forms and no return necessary.

To protect ourselves from fraud, the It’s-On-Us guarantee is only valid for first time purchases of a product, and redeemable up to three months after purchase. If you bought more than one bottle of a supplement on your first purchase and don’t like it, we would ask that you send the unopened bottles back to us for a refund because we can put them back into our sellable inventory.


Many companies use shipping and handling fees to increase their profit margins, but here at Legion, we hate profits so our shipping is 100% free!

Okay, we do dig on profits, but we also do offer 100% free shipping to everywhere in the world because it makes people you like happy, and that makes us happy.

So, if you live in the United States, your order ships free regardless of order size, and if you live anywhere else, your order ships free when it’s over $99.

Why the restriction on international orders?

Unfortunately shipping outside of the US is very expensive and if we didn't require a minimum order size, we'd lose a lot of money. That said, most customers spend about $100 with us each time they shop, so this setup is a win-win.

Fact Checked

Our scientific review board of nutritionists, dietitians, molecular biologists, doctors, and other accredited experts is responsible for reviewing every article, podcast, and video we produce to ensure they’re evidence based, accurate, trustworthy, and current.

Thanks to their connections, credentials, and academic experience, this team of MDs, PhDs, and other professionals has access to a wealth of research published in the largest and most prestigious journals in the world.

This allows them to not only review individual studies but also analyze the overall weight of the evidence on any and all topics related to diet, exercise, supplementation, and more.

If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, misleading, out-of-date, or anything less than factual, please let us know in the comments section of the article in question.

Evidence Based

We follow a detailed, rigorous, multi-step process to create content that meets the highest standards of clarity, practicality, and scientific integrity.

First, our research associates provide our editorial team with accurate, up-to-date, proven scientific evidence.

Then, our editorial team uses this research to draft articles and outlines for podcasts and videos.

Finally, our scientific review board reviews the content to ensure all key information and claims are backed by high-quality scientific research and explained simply and precisely.

If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, misleading, out-of-date, or anything less than factual, please let us know in the comments section of the article in question.