I am 46 years old and have always been reasonably fit. I really enjoy running. I have tried all sorts of weight training in the past and have spent a fair amount of money on things and supplements that did not work.
You need to know that I am a “skinny” guy and I believe what is known in the fitness world as a “hard gainer”. Putting on the right kind of weight has always been my goal. Every single other programmme I have tried, I have ended up with just about the same measurements except I always gain a fat and bulging stomach – which is really annoying.
However Shin’s programme, although never actually mentioning weight gain (which I know is a rare goal in today’s weight reduction world) has helped me achieve results I could never have imagined. Of course I sympathize with and support all those folks who are trying to lose weight, but for me putting on the right kind of weight has been impossible until I started Shin’s programme.
I know to all those people out there that are trying to lose weight, me gaining 5lbs in weight and 3.6 inches overall of muscle may not seem too impressive – but as a hard gainer, I am so happy. I have also lost 3.5 inches from my waist and reduced my body fat by an amazing 3.1%
I know the MAX Workouts programme has worked for me, where others have failed, because not only are the weight training days using so much of the body and it really is hard work, but the healthy eating tips are brilliant. I have never bothered too much with my diet before because gaining a few pounds was always so difficult.
But with the help of the Lean Body Diet and the emphasis of lower intakes of Carbohydrates – this has helped me gain 5lbs (and I’m guessing this is all muscle) and lose 3.1% body fat. I have to be honest and say that at the weekends I ate pretty much what I liked, but as I got further through the programme, I even started to feel a bit guilty at my “eat what you want” on Saturday and Sunday. So in the 2nd half of the programme I usually had just one “cheat” day.
I have been very impressed with my strength gains as well. I have nearly doubled my dumbbell weights since starting and can squat an extra 45 lbs on day 90 compared to day 1.
I am now feeling the fittest I have for many years and I may finally and consistently be adding muscle to my now not so skinny frame. Just one further positive example is that I went skiing (I live in beautiful Slovakia) when I was only 6 weeks in to the programme. I am only a beginner, but this time I found I had so much more strength and aerobic fitness. My body felt strong and able to cope so much better with the inevitable falls. The next day I had no soreness or aches, where before I would have been hobbling around in agony.
I am really looking forward to continuing with Max Workouts and hope that other hard gainers who are sceptical about being able to gain muscle weight will feel positive and use the programme like me. I also need to go out and buy some more weights as I’m finding it too easy to lift what I started off with!
Thank you Shin and I hope you can use my more unusual “putting on the right weight” experience with MAX Workouts to encourage other hard gainers.
My measurements are:
Waist: 35 inches
Chest: 36.2 inches
Arm: 11 inches
Thigh: 21.2 inches
Weight: 149 lbs
Body Fat: 16.8%
Waist: 31.5 inches – decrease of 3.5 inches
Chest: 37.4 inches – increase of 1.2 inches
Arm: 12.6 inches – increase of 1.6 inches
Left Thigh: 22 inches – increase of 0.8 inches
Weight: 154 lbs – increase of 5lbs
Body Fat: 13.7% - decrease of 3.1%
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