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How Cristiano Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Gain 7 Pounds of Lean Mass

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"I'm stronger, more powerful, and extremely satisfied with my results."

Cristiano's Progress

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

This is 10 months’ progress.

While bulking: I gained 7 kg — from 68 kg to 75 kg.

I cut for the last 3 months and lost 5 kg of fat — from 75 kg to 70 kg.

During my cut, I dropped from 14% body fat to 9% body fat.

What has happened so far on the program?

I bulked for 7 months. In the last week of bulking, I got to consume 4000 calories every day! I was able to increase my overall muscle strength and developed my muscles more too.

I cut for the last 3 months and shed 5 kilos of fat. During the cut — even in a negative energy balance of 1900 calories — my total strength did not decrease.

What workout split from the book did you use?

The 5-day split with my workouts being 60 minutes in duration. I also did 60 minutes a week of HIIT and football on weekends.

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

Nothing, really. It was the best and most effective training program I have ever done. Using the knowledge I already had combined with the knowledge I learned from Bigger Leaner Stronger, I was able to achieve incredible results.

What do you like most about the program?

It was easy, provided results, and I liked the shorter and more effective training style.

I also increased my torque, power, and my visible results.

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

The training and diet program make a perfect match as opposed to other programs out there. I adapted my diet to the foods I like  — such as bread and corn cakes — along with other functional foods to reach my goals for muscular definition. I juggled between a variety of foods which worked really well for me.

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

I’m stronger and satisfied with my physical form and power. My body also serves as a positive advertisement to attract clients who want me as their instructor for bodybuilding training.

My goal with the training information was to be able to put it into practice and integrate it into my routine.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

I’d recommend this program to the people who have failed to succeed using other training methods or junk programs that don’t guarantee you any chance of results.

If you want to succeed with Bigger Leaner Stronger, you need to have a good level of discipline and be patient when trying to improve your fitness and overall wellness.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

To achieve results in any area of your life, you need to make sure your philosophy around things is based on good, reliable information.

This is especially true when it comes to bodybuilding and your health. Reaching your goals in these areas are strongly linked to having the right mindset in the first place.

Did you use any Legion supplements?


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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.

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