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How Ngozi Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 32 Pounds and 10% Body Fat

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"I loved the results and I'm more disciplined and focused now!"

Ngozi's Progress

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Progress Image 1 Year

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

In the before picture I was 275 lbs and over 20% body fat. The after picture is a year later and I was 243 lbs and around 12% body fat.

While the pictures are about a year apart, the most dramatic change occurred during the last 12 weeks of the program.

What has happened so far on the program?

In all, it took me about a solid 15 weeks to drop 20 lbs and drop down to nearly 10% body fat. I was also able to  gain muscle and strength during my cutting phase.

I’ve become very strong on my military press and incline press. I’m almost as strong on the incline as I am on the flat bench! Pull ups are also much easier now than they were in previous years.

What workout split from the book did you use?

I stuck with the 5-day split.

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

I thought the program was too simple. I’ve worked out all my life and had done most of the exercises in Bigger Leaner Stronger before. However, once I became focused, dedicated, and consistent with doing the workouts, I saw dramatic strength gains I had never seen before in all my years of working out.

What do you like most about the program?

I loved the results! I’ve done so many programs and none have produced results like Bigger Leaner Stronger.

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

Bigger Leaner Stronger has far exceeded any other program I’ve tried. Others were just too complex or I felt like I needed to be on performance enhancing drugs to maximize the workout.

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

The Bigger Leaner Stronger program helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I’m now more disciplined and I’ve been able to focus better in other areas of my life, too.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

I would highly recommend the program to anyone. If you follow the program completely as it’s laid out, the results will follow!

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Stay focused and push through plateaus! There was a period of about 3 weeks where the scale didn’t move and my strength gains plateaued.

However, I stuck with the program and pushed through that phase. Surprisingly, my strength gains eventually started to improve again!

Did you use any Legion supplements?

No, but I will!

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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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