"It’s had given me much more confidence in my day to day life."

Shane's Progress

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Progress Image 24 Months
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How many months’ progress do your pictures represent? What were your stats for each picture?

Two years. When I started I weighed approximately 225 pounds and was about 35% body fat. The second photos show me at 175 pounds and around 9% body fat. The third photo a year later is at 171 pounds and around 12% body fat.

What has happened so far on the program?

I started with a cut. My lifts were not that big I was benching around 220 pounds, deadlifting 308 pounds , and squatting about 176 pounds. I had trained for around 5 years and switched from program to program that I found in books and magazines.

When I first got into lifting I was very skinny and always wanted to be bigger so I ate huge amounts of food not really paying much attention to nutrition. After reading Bigger Leaner Stronger I realized that I could train in a different way and still eat foods I liked but paying more attention to quantity.

After around a year of Bigger Leaner Stronger I had reduced my weight to 13st and my body fat to approximately 9%. My bench press was at 275 pounds, deadlift at 418 pounds, and squat at 309 pounds. I then moved onto Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger. Then disaster struck and during a deadlift, I herniated my L5 S1 disc. I lost all feeling in my right leg from hip to toe and suffered agonizing sciatica in both legs for many months.

My right foot remained numb for around two months during which time I had to walk with the aid of a stick. This was July 2018. After some time off I slowly worked my way back to the gym easing myself back into weightlifting and although I am still not 100% fixed I am able to carry out most of the exercises I did before.

In an effort to get myself back to shape I resumed the Bigger Leaner Stronger program (without deadlifts) and worked my way back to where I am today (photo 3). I am still not where I want to be and will now lean bulk before cutting again in the future

What workout split from the book did you use?

4-day split

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

Nothing the book had great reviews on Amazon and I decided it was time to get my training in order

What do you like most about the program?

I like the way it is explained and the shortness of the workouts. Before Bigger Leaner Stronger I would spend hours in the gym with little to no results.

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

It gave me a structure to my training.

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

It’s had given me much more confidence in my day-to-day life.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

I have and would recommend this program to any natural lifter who is looking to improve their training and body

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

There will be setbacks along the way but with the right attitude, these can be overcome. Also, the battle is with yourself and no one else.

Did you use any Legion supplements?


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