How Derik Lost 20 Pounds and 7% Body Fat


"I'm in better shape than now than when I was a teenager and my confidence has gone up!"

Derik's Progress

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

Three months of work went into my transformation. I entered a 12-week transformation contest through a large online fitness retailer and used the training principles from Bigger Leaner Stronger.

When I started my weight was 202.8 pounds and around 15% body fat.

After completing the contest I was down to 183 pounds and 8% body fat.

What has happened so far on the program?

I lost 20 pounds overall and continued to increase weight in the gym.

What workout split from the book did you use?

I used a 5-day pushpulllegs split.

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

I’m usually a little apprehensive about buying fitness books or other material. After reading reviews I finally bought Bigger Leaner Stronger. Glad I did.

What do you like most about the program?

I used to workout a lot when I was younger so I knew I could eventually get back to that condition. It was surprising how quickly I got back into such great conditioning, though! I’m in better shape now than when I was a teenager!

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

The diet was the biggest difference for me. I followed guidelines from the book on nutrition and was surprised I could still eat things I normally ate–I just had to put some effort into planning my meals!

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

My confidence has gone up in everything! I’m not apprehensive about trying things now or lacking confidence in my new-ish career.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

I’d recommend this to anyone. Especially if you have trouble sticking with something. Get a coach and trust the process. It will happen if you work hard.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Work hard, stay consistent, and change will happen.

Did you use any Legion supplements?

I very much enjoyed using Whey+ and Pulse. I also used Forge at the beginning of my contest.

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