How Geoff Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 79 Pounds and 25% Body Fat

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"I'm more focused, driven, and overall enjoy life more now!"

Geoff's Progress

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

They represent 14 months. Started at 260 lb and 40% body fat. I’m now 181 lb and 15% body fat.

What has happened so far on the program?

I cut from 240 lb to 184 lb from July 1, 2017 to October 1, 2017. I then bulked from 184 lb to 204 lb from October 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018. I started cut number two on February 1, 2018 and today I weigh 181 lb.

All of my big lifts have gone up considerably. My deadlift has gone from 185 lb to 335 lb. My squat went from 145 lb to 235 lb. My bench went from 95 lb to 185 lb. My overhead press went from 65 lb to 135 lb.

What workout split from the book did you use?

The 4-day split until March of 2018. Now I am on the 5-day split which seems to work better for me.

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

There was so much information out there it was hard to choose “who” to follow. I appreciate Mike’s scientific approach and it reassured me that the information was of good quality.

What do you like most about the program?

To be perfectly honest there is not “one” part I like the best. Bigger Leaner Stronger is all around perfect for me. It keeps me motivated, I have a road map for my training, and my diet is on point due to the program’s information.

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

This is the first and only time I have tried a program. I guess I got lucky finding this program first!

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

I am more focused and driven than ever. When you see what you are capable of, it changes your perspective on everything. I work harder, love harder, try harder, and just enjoy overall life more.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

Absolutely everyone. The reason I say that is that if you are serious about making a complete, sustainable transformation this program gives you that. Mike covers every aspect you need to know about, but also offers support with every aspect as well.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

If I can do this anyone can do this. You have to trust the program and give it 110%. Giving just 60% will not work. If you want the body of your dreams, you have to give this program all you’ve got.

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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