How Tim Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 18 Pounds and 9% Body Fat

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"I finally got the body I wanted and have regained my confidence!"

Tim's Progress

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

These pictures represent 2 years. In my before picture I was about 195 pounds and 15% body fat. In my after picture I was about 178 pounds and 6% body fat.

What has happened so far on the program?

I lost about 18 pounds total. I gained a lot of strength on all my lifts, too.

My bench increased from 225 pounds to 310 pounds, squat increased from 255 pounds to 365 pounds, deadlift increased from 275 pounds to 485 pounds, and my military press increased from 125 pounds to 195 pounds.

What workout split from the book did you use?

The 5-day split from Bigger Leaner Stronger and Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger.

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

I thought I could just read what was online in forums. If the dude looked huge in his profile picture, I could trust him, right? Boy, was I wrong.

What do you like most about the program?

It has taught me how to eat properly and lift heavy (who doesn’t like lifting heavy things?). The results came flying in once I tweaked my diet and performed heavy, compound lifts.

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

The diets in Bigger Leaner Stronger and Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger are actually doable. The other programs I’ve tried are too specific and I couldn’t eat the foods I enjoy.

The workouts are short and to the point. There are no required super sets and no BS–just lift heavy.

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

I’ve always enjoyed working out and helping others. Now that I have the body I want, I can walk the walk and be a good example to those who are looking to change their body composition, live a healthier life, and regain their confidence.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

Anyone who is looking for the right foundation to a better physique. Bigger Leaner Stronger taught me the basic principles as to what works and what doesn’t. Anyone can add muscle mass by simply lifting, but if you want the fastest and most effective way, Bigger Leaner Stronger is the way to go!

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

If anyone asks me how I got this body, I tell them to buy Bigger Leaner Stronger. Anyone who is spinning their wheels in the gym needs to learn about proper workouts and nutrition. Trust me, I’ve been there!

Bigger Leaner Stronger and Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger contain all the tools you need to sift through the BS that is out there, like the stuff I used to read in the online forums.

Did you use any Legion supplements?

Duh! I use PULSE, FORTIFY, TRIUMPH, FORGE, PHOENIX, and have a few T-shirts 😉

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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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