Subscribe & Save 10%
Free Shipping & Returns

How Brent Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 10% of Body Fat in Just in 2 Months

image
image

"I leaned out in a way I never imagined possible!"

Brent's Progress

Progress Image Before
Progress Image Before
Progress Image 18 Months

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

18 months progress.

Weight: 185 lbs to 150 lbs.

Body fat: 30%+ to 10.2%.

What has happened so far on the program?

My journey began in January 2016. In dealing with personal issues, I decided I needed to get a grip on my physical health and I started running. My sister introduced me to MyFitnessPal in February and I started tracking my macros.

I cut for the first 6 months using steady-state cardio at 1,750 calories/day. By June 2016 I had dropped to 153 lbs. That month I started working with a trainer lifting three times a week and he had me go up to 2,300 calories per day.

By November 2016 I was 159 lbs and 23% body fat.

By February 2017 I was 156 lbs and 18.3% body fat. It was late that month that I discovered Bigger Leaner Stronger through a Google search (looking for at-home ab routines).

It took me a while to absorb the nutrition concepts, I listened to the audiobook twice while commuting back and forth from work each day. By April, at 154 lbs and 15.4% body fat, I was convinced to follow the plan.

I went back to a cut at 1,700 calories, started HIIT running, and laid out for my trainer the core exercises I wanted to do. The changes over the past two months have been dramatic. I am down to 150 lbs and 10.2% body fat.

I have leaned out in a way I never imagined possible. I am in size 28 pants — a size I have not worn since junior high! My abs have popped out, and my biceps and triceps have noticeable definition.

I have deadlifted over 200 lbs, but have cut back a bit to correct and perfect my form. I am doing weighted tricep dips with 25 lbs (4×4) whereas in early April I couldn’t complete 4×6 at body weight.

I am bench pressing 120 lbs (just started in April). I also just started the standing military press in April.

What workout split from the book did you use?

I do 3 days a week. Once I am done teaching my night class I will be going up to 4 days a week.

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

The second I saw the book, I bought it. The description on iBooks caught my attention for some reason.

I have been running off and on for a decade and more. I tried a personal trainer once before, as well. Nothing ever stuck.

What do you like most about the program?

What I like most about the program are the results. All the information I heard in the book made sense, but it has been only the last two months when I actually started to implement that information that I have really started to see rapid results.

It has been remarkable–like my body has been transformed in front of my eyes! The chapter on willpower, particularly, struck me and I regularly think of those principles when I am “tempted” to fall off the wagon.

The nutrition information is so logical and easy to work with. That information has been the most helpful so far. Next, I am going to work at training my trainer.

He already has me doing a lot of the same things the program suggests. I am going to get him to help me implement more of that program into my routine.

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

There is no comparison. I have never had rapid results like this at any point before.

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

I have never felt this good in my entire life, and I still have a lot of personal crap going on. But with my body healthy and strong, my mind is also healthy and strong. I have never been happier or felt more confident and prepared to face whatever it is the day brings, every day.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

I have already recommended it to my sister. She has already downloaded it and is listening to Thinner Leaner Stronger. I have recommended it to my friends via Facebook and to my co-workers.

I will continue to do so to anyone who is interested and will listen. Why? Because I feel too good not to share that with others.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Don’t let those old, tired excuses hold you back any longer from having the body you always dreamed of. Changing your body will change your life in good ways you haven’t even imagined.

Did you use any Legion supplements?

Yes; I am just getting going with them, but so far I love them. I have switched over to TRIUMPH completely now.

I took PHOENIX (but ran out and need to re-order). I love the chocolate/peanut butter WHEY+ protein powder. I’m hoping to be able to order protein bars soon. 🙂

Readers' Ratings

5/5 (1)

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 the founder and CEO of Legion as well as a bestselling fitness author of several books, including Bigger Leaner Stronger, Thinner Leaner Stronger, and The Shredded Chef.

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.

You May Also Like

Our Most Popular Evidence-Based Articles

Our 100% "It’s-On-Us" Money-Back Guarantee

No matter what you decide to buy, you're always protected by our ironclad, 100% money-back guarantee that works like this:

If you don't absolutely love our stuff for whatever reason, you get a prompt and courteous refund. No forms to fill out or hoops to jump through.

That means you can say "yes" now and decide later. You really have nothing to lose.

Free Worldwide Shipping & Returns

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 go in for happy customers, and free shipping works like gangbusters.

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 $199.

Why the restriction on international orders? Unfortunately, shipping abroad is very expensive, and if we didn’t require a minimum order size, we’d lose a lot of money.

That said, as most international customers spend about $200 with us each time they shop, this setup is a win-win.

And no matter what you decide to buy, you’re always protected by our ironclad, 100% money-back guarantee that works like this:

If you don’t absolutely love our stuff for whatever reason, you get a prompt and courteous refund. No forms to fill out or hoops to jump through.

That means you can say “yes” now and decide later. You really have nothing to lose.

Made in USA

Where your supplements are made matters, because rules and regulations regarding quality and purity differ from country to country.

And if you want to ensure the supplements you’re swallowing every day are safe and effective, you want products produced in the USA.

That’s why all of our supplements are made in America in NSF-certified and FDA-inspected facilities that operate in accordance with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations.

We pay a premium to work with the best manufacturers in the country, but it’s the only way we can also produce the best all-natural sports supplements.

Lab Tested

Did you know that studies have shown that many supplements contain dangerously high levels of toxins like lead, arsenic, and cadmium?

Not ours.

Every ingredient of every supplement we produce is tested for heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants to ensure they meet the strict purity standards set by the FDA.

Naturally Sweetened & Flavored

While artificial sweeteners may not be as dangerous as some people claim, studies suggest that regular consumption of these chemicals may indeed be harmful to our health and that more research is needed.

That’s why all of our supplements are naturally sweetened and flavored and contain no artificial food dyes, fillers, or other unnecessary junk.

Science-Backed Ingredients & Doses

Every ingredient in every supplement we offer is backed by peer-reviewed scientific research, and every dose is included at clinically effective levels.

That means everything in our products is based on published scientific studies demonstrating real benefits, not the restrictions of razor-thin production budgets and gluttonous profit margins.

So, while everyone claims to have the best supplements on the market, we can back it up with real science and real numbers.

Buy now, pay later.


Split your entire online purchase into 4 interest-free payments, over 6 weeks with no impact to your credit.

payment break down 25% today, 25% 2 weeks, 25% 4 weeks, 25% 6 weeks

25%
today

25%
2 weeks

25%
4 weeks

25%
6 weeks

Here's how to Sezzle


Step 1 - shop the store

Shop

Shop and add items to your cart as normal!

Step 2 - checkout at the store

Checkout

Choose Sezzle at Checkout! You’ll be redirected to Sezzle to Sign Up or Log In to complete your order.

Step 3 - Select Sezzle and Sezzleit

Sezzle it

Your order will be shipped out right away* and your payments will be split up over 6 weeks.

*shipping times subject to merchant shipping policy

Download the App


Shop directory. Reschedule payments. Plus more!

Meal Plan Waiver

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the activities and programs offered by M4L, Inc. and to use its nutrition programs and supplement and training advice, in addition to the payment of any fee or charge, I do hereby waive, release and forever discharge and hold harmless M4L, Inc. and its consultants, officers, agents, and employees from any and all responsibility, liability, cost and expenses, including injuries or damages, resulting from my participation in any activities, or my use of any programs designed by M4L, Inc. I do also hereby release M4L, Inc. its consultants, officers, agents and employees from any responsibility or liability for any injury, damage or disorder (physical, metabolic, or otherwise) to myself, or in any way arising out of or connected with my participation in any activities with M4L, Inc.

I understand that M4L, Inc. and its consultants, officers, agents, and employees are not healthcare professionals. The services I have received from ML4, Inc do not provide or offer and are not a replacement for professional medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis, or treatment (“medical advice”). While ML4, Inc. believes that the information provided through our services and the site is current and reliable, ML4, Inc. cannot and does not make any such guarantee or warranty.

I hereby agree that before using our services, you will consult your physician or other health care provider for medical advice, particularly if you are at risk for problems arising from changes in your diet or lifestyle. The services provided by ML4, Inc. are not intended to be used by minors or individuals with health conditions that makes the kind of changes to diet or lifestyle suggested by our services unsafe or inappropriate. Furthermore, I hereby understand that ML4, Inc. shall have no obligation or responsibility to monitor my health status or health condition or to contact or alert any medical or emergency professional.

I understand and am aware that strength, flexibility, and aerobic exercise, including the use of equipment are a potentially hazardous activity. I also understand that fitness activities involve a risk of injury and even death, and that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and using equipment and machinery with knowledge of the dangers involved. I hereby agree to expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury or death related to said fitness activities. In addition, I certify that I am 18 years of age or older.

I do hereby further declare myself to be physically sound and suffering from no condition, impairment, disease, infirmity or other illness that would affect nutrient metabolism or prevent my participation or use of equipment or machinery except as hereinafter stated. I do hereby acknowledge that M4L, Inc. has recommended to me that I obtain a physician’s approval for my participation in an exercise/fitness activity or in the use of exercise equipment and machinery. I also acknowledge that M4L, Inc. has recommended that I have a yearly or more frequent physical examination and consultation with my physician as to physical activity, exercise and use of exercise and training equipment so that I might have his/her recommendations concerning these fitness activities and equipment use. I acknowledge that I have either had a physical examination and been given my physician’s permission to participate, or that I have decided to participate in activity and use of equipment, machinery, and programs designed by M4L, Inc. without the approval of my physician and do hereby assume all responsibility for my participation and activities, and utilization of equipment and machinery in my activities.

I understand that all diet and training programs, nutrition and supplementation advice, and any and all other forms of information obtained from ML4, Inc. are not meant to treat or manage any health condition. I understand the need to consult with a healthcare provider prior to adjusting current lifestyle or eating habits or beginning any new diet and/or training plan.

In addition, I hereby represent and warrant that I am currently covered by an accident and health insurance policy. With my purchase of products or services from ML4, Inc., I understand that results of any sort are not guaranteed and agree not to hold M4L, Inc. staff liable for any outcomes or a lack thereof. With my purchase of any ML4, Inc. products or services, I understand that they are only guaranteed to work in software designed for a PC computer such as Microsoft Excel. I understand that I am purchasing having known that beforehand and understand that using any other application besides Microsoft Excel might result in the products not working with 100% functionality.

OUT OF STOCK

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.