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How Eric Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 14 Pounds and 11% Body Fat

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"The program was so easy. I started out with a cut and seeing the scale and my waist change so rapidly was incredibly motivating."

Eric's Progress

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What has happened so far on the program?

I’m 32 and in 9 months on the Bigger Leaner Stronger program I went from weighing 202 lbs and about 20% body fat down to 188 lbs and about 9% body fat.

I cut out the cardio almost entirely and focused on heavy compound lifting. My weight fell fast and I was still making gains too.

I bought a squat rack and a bunch of weight so I could do everything at home with the family. After we put the kids to bed, my wife and I would head to the garage and lift together.

This was the most quality time we had spent together in years and was a great time to unwind together.

My lifts went up like this:

Bench: 155 to 275

Squat: 225 to 320

Deadlift: 155 to 330

Military: 95 to 155

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

I am an avid reader (actually listener) and Audible recommended BLS for me and I was ready for a change.

I have been in a medical residency for the last 4 years and had let myself get to a disgusting place. The only thing holding me back was time, as I was routinely working 100 hour weeks in residency and have 3 kids.

I always thought that I wouldn’t have time for a legit workout program and thought my metabolism just wouldn’t allow for a good physique anymore.

I was jogging 4 miles about 3 days a week for 10 years and only seemed to get fatter every year. I just didn’t think my body would get fit.

What do you like most about the program?

The program was so easy. I started out with a cut and seeing the scale and my waist change so rapidly was incredibly motivating.

The diet plan was EVERYTHING. I didn’t realize how many calories I was snacking on throughout the day. After I started eating only what I had planned to eat, the fat just melted away.

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

The program is much easier to follow and the results speak for themselves. I was jogging for 12 miles a week and my knees were giving me trouble with all the pounding over the last 10 years of it.

Heavy lifting was actually much easier on my knees than all that running.

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

At 11 weeks I went to the lake with some buddies and when I took off my shirt the guys were all asking me about what steroids I was taking.

It was the first time I had positive comments about my physique in years and was super motivating for me. The program has definitely increased my confidence level and improved my desire for other self improvements.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I recommend this program to pretty much everyone I know. Everyone knows I am a raving fan of Mike and BLS. I have had a trail of people changing their lives behind me on the BLS program.

If you think you are too busy to get on a program like this, think again. Going through an intense residency program with 3 kids isn’t easy.

It honestly got easier with the addition of BLS because of the vitality it added to my mind and energy.

I used Legion Phoenix during my cuts and felt like it really gave me an edge.

 

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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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