Subscribe & Save 10%
Free Shipping & Returns

How Emmett Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 24 Pounds in Just 3 Months

image
image

"I lost 24 lbs in 90 days!"

Emmett's Progress

Progress Image Before
Progress Image 3 Months

What has happened so far on the program?

My whole approach to food has changed completely. I don’t miss the junk food or sweets that I used to eat constantly. Friends, family and coworkers are constantly asking, “Hey what did you do?” or, “How did you get so lean so fast?” That is probably the best feeling you can get when other people are amazed and want to discuss heath and fitness.

I lifted pretty heavy weight for several years before finding Bigger Leaner Stronger but I did notice strength gains on a couple lifts. The lifts that I had neglected in years past I have begun working on so those have steadily increased.

Incline Bench Press: 225 to 265 1RM
Deadlift: 0 to 315 1RM
Squat Start: 275 to 315 1RM
Dumbbell Flat Bench Press: 100-110 for 6-8 reps to 115-125 for 4-6 reps
Military Press Start 185 for 4-6 to 225 for 3-4 reps

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

I thought it would be difficult because every time I have tried a diet plan in the past I would over eat during a weekend or a holiday.. destroying whatever progress I had made. But counting macros and using Flexible Dieting became almost like a game to me and I began to enjoy the process after only a few weeks. 90 days has flown by and the BLS program made that possible.

What do you like most about the program?

The approach to dieting was the biggest change for me and I really enjoy it. When I started I thought it would be much more difficult than it was and the weight began to drop quickly. By the end of the first month I began to see a lot of changes in the mirror and that helped keep me motivated.

The biggest surprise was the support I received from Mike on Twitter… if I had a question he always answered in 24-48 hours and really helped me stay on track making solid progress. Good luck finding another program that has that kind of accessibility that you don’t have to pay $200 a month for…

I hit my weight loss goal and my target body fat percentage. However my results are incomplete… once I dropped the weight and took my 90 day photos I had mixed feelings because I could see that I had made great progress but I have several areas that I really need to work on.

I have neglected these areas over the past couple years (before finding BLS) mainly abs, shoulders and legs. This is not entirely a bad thing because now I am just as motived to start my first bulk as I was when I began seeing progress during my cut.

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

I have tried P90X, Low Carb, and just the usual “eating better” type stuff and none of them lasted more than 4 weeks.

This is hands down the best program that I have tried or come across. The workouts changed my whole approach to lifting and did away with all of the broscience tips I have received over the years.

I have friends that tell me what their routines are now and I quickly tell them to grab a couple of BLS… I just wish I had found the program 5 years ago and I would not feel like I had wasted all that time.

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

I am much more confident in my physique. I was always disappointed with my body in the past because I knew that I could lift heavy weight but at 18-22% body fat the muscle that I did have was completely covered. I have no problem going to the beach now.

I have more energy to keep up with my 5 year old son Jaxson and am looking forward to having my daughter Charlee Grace arrive in 3 months.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

The key is to commit mentally to the program. When you pick up that dessert think to yourself, “What am I really getting out of this?” “10 seconds of joy and a physique that I’m unhappy with.” Before long you will not miss the junk food.

During my cut I had to a vacation, a wedding, Memorial day, Fourth of July, and several weeks traveling for work. I would not have reached my goals if it weren’t for BLS.

Once you press through the first two weeks and change your habits the program will feel natural and fun. I currently have 4 people starting BLS after seeing my results and they have lost the weights below in the first 3-4 weeks of downloading the book.

1. Male 32 -10lbs
2. Female 33 -8lbs
3. Male 38 -12lbs
4. Male 29 – 11lbs

My wife plans to start Thinner Leaner Stronger after she has our daughter.

Muscle for Life, Legion Athletics, BLS are amazing. You guys have changed my life and I will be a life long customer! Thanks to Mike and the entire staff!

Readers' Ratings

No Ratings

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.