"I don't have to care much about clothing since everything I wear is going to look good."

Nop's Progress

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How many months’ progress do your pictures represent? What were your stats for each picture?

The first picture is from 2012 and the last is from 2015. I was really skinny in the beginning. When I joined the gym I weighed around 110-to-119 pounds and I had a low body fat percentage and not much muscle. I was an ectomorph and trying to gain muscle to look more muscular.

I have maintained a body fat percentage of around 12%-to-15% since then using mini bulks and mini cuts, and in 2015 my body weight was 141 pounds and body fat percentage around 12%-to-15%.

What has happened so far on the program?

I didn’t track my calories or my diet much. But I focus on the training perspective. Now I am doing Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, and my strength has rocketed up on all of the lifts.

Focusing on lifting heavy is really addictive to me (with good form). I always keep adding weight to the bar every week.

What workout split from the book did you use?

5-day splits both Bigger Leaner Stronger and Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger.

What, if anything, almost kept you from buying the book or starting the program?

The bro-split type of program. I was so overwhelmed with choosing a routine. I have done a lot of upper-lower, full-body, push-pull legs. And I have always been a big believer in hitting muscles twice a week.

But once I started the program in the book, the results for strength and hypertrophy showed up because I was able to concentrate on lifting heavy and focus on each muscle to its maximum intensity, which is really the key here.

What do you like most about the program?

I like the power set and the simplicity of the program. The power set allows me to focus on strength and learn the technique more. Also, I like the idea of incorporating abs and calves. I am able to concentrate more on those small muscles compared to other programs.

How does this program compare with others you’ve tried?

It is simple and does not have too much volume. Other bro splits out there have you doing crazy volume, and I always quit and change routine. This one keeps the intensity up and I enjoy going to the gym lifting heavy and focusing on a single body part.

How has what you’ve achieved with your body changed other areas of your life?

I think the body that I’ve achieved is the side effect of the gym. By this I mean I enjoy going to the gym, I make it my daily routine, just like brushing my teeth and showering. I feel more self-oriented, I need to care what I eat.

I don’t have to care much about clothing since everything I wear is going to look good because it is not about the clothing, it is about the hanger (your body). One thing that I also noticed is the respect I get from other people.

I was a skinny guy, people bullied me sometimes. Now I am bigger and stronger, I don’t see anyone doing anything to me.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

To everyone who wants to look good and get strong on every body part.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Don’t get caught in the internet’s debates about routines and hitting muscles twice a week. Read the book and you will see.

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