I’ve had many hard-working clients, but Armin was definitely among the most hardcore.
2 Years of training and eating like a bro had resulted in disappointing results, so he needed a scientifically optimized program to take his physique to the next level.
The goal was simple: maximum muscle, minimal fat. Not a rep in the gym or calorie in his diet was missed these 7 months.
Bo was a high-level Olympic weightlifter that needed help to cut down while preserving his strength.
Instead of merely preserving his strength, he ended up gaining not just a lot of strength but also a physique that could compete in bodybuilding as well as Olympic weightlifting.
Alina already had over 10 years of experience when we started working together and could already do chin-ups, but I knew she had much more potential.
She wanted to compete in Bikini and achieve serious Brazilian booty gains.
We had to tone down her muscle mass in other areas to keep her physique within the Bikini reference. We didn’t do bench presses, but if she had, she could have easily competed in powerlifting. Her working weight squats and Romanian deadlifts were over 100 kg (225 lb) and she set a hip thrust PR of over 200 kg.
Alina has since graduated from my online PT Course and is now coaching her own clients.
At 53 years old with 7 years of lifting experience, James was looking great compared to the average 50 year old. But we could do better.
After switching from a more conventional to a scientifically optimized training and nutrition program, he gained about 10 pounds of muscle while dropping from 15% to 10% body fat in under 4 months.
I've attached 4 DXA scans over time he wanted to document his progress.
Speaking of back development in someone in their 40s, check out the thiccc-ness on Carl. This took us well over a year to build, as he had been training for 15 years before this.
3 Years of training and dieting with traditional methods had left Chris with disappointing results. We set up a high frequency training program aimed at body recomposition. The results were good. Within 2 months his progress surged to a new level.
Connor wanted help to lose fat without tracking his macros. I guided him through an ad libitum diet to teach him the science of appetite management and over 8 weeks he lost a nice amount of fat with far less effort than he was used to while cutting.
Years of training like a bro had gotten. Daniel good results at first, but he got stuck and needed help taking his physique to the next level. With my optimized program nutrition and training methods, we made excellent gains over a good 3 month period. His ab shot below could easily be on the cover of a magazine.
And get this. Daniel trained in a gym full of juiced up bodybuilders that were way bigger than him. He was one of the few naturals there. Yet he got so strong he outlifted them all, so they started calling him Ant-Man because he was so strong for his bodyweight.
Andrew had been obese his entire life and he was sick and tired of it. I taught him how to manage a fitness lifestyle while having a hectic job and how to deal with traveling.
Over a year and a quarter we achieved sustainable lifestyle change and he lost just under 140 pounds, going from a morbidly obese 43% body fat to 16% body fat according to DXA scans.
David got stuck at the intermediate stage. Fat loss in particular proved very difficult.
During our coaching, we focused our attention on the things that matter for results and we achieved some nice body recomposition over 5 months.
5 Months of bulking and cutting made Johann a new man.
He trained in his home gym and outdoors, so unfortunately the lighting's very different in all shots, but the progress should be clear.
Vegan diets require many special considerations when it comes to nutrition, so it's not surprising John had great difficulty getting good results.
However, with optimized nutrition strategies, vegans can achieve results on par with meat-eaters, like John's 4.5 month transformation here.
Dave purchased my do-it-yourself (DIY) program package. After 3 months he emailed me he was happy with the results and attached the following progress photo.
Well done, Dave! You did all the hard work.
Fran hired me to put the finishing touches on his physique during the last month of his prep for his Classic Bodybuilding show. As a vegan, his diet needed special considerations.
I designed his peak week and we improved his conditioning a step further. As you can see, that last month can make a world of difference. The after-photo was taken at the show. He won his class and placed second in the overall.
Bjorn was highly trained to the point that most programs didn't result in any gains anymore.
A 6-week transformation was out of the question, but over 6 months we achieved visible further body recomposition and strength gains.
Hayley had competed several times before, but she felt her results didn't justify the effort she put in, so she hired me. During out first show, she won both the Tall Fit Body and the Medium Figure classes and she took the overall, earning her 2 pro cards.
This allowed us to compete with the pros at the USA National Championships. She got first in her first pro show. Then we competed in the WNBF's second largest show in history and she got second. The judges directly said she would have gotten her pro card if she had competed in her condition in Bodybuilding.
This was tempting, as she'd be one of I believe only 3 women in history to hold a triple pro card, but after a 6-month competitive season, we really needed to lean bulk and she received a major job offer in Japan she couldn't turn down.
Over 4 months, Jeff went from beat cop to badass cop.
José wanted to age into his 40s with a sixpack. We accomplished the mission in 3 months.
Anthony wanted help to prepare for his first physique show.
We had a long way to go, but over 8 months he achieved excellent conditioning.
Julia wanted help for her first Bikini show.
Her transformation took 5 months and she took third place at the nationals.
After years of training with various different styles, CJ sought out my help.
These photos represent about a year of progress with several of my DIY programs and coaching periods, as well as following my online PT Course.
Navid had been training for 2 years before he hired me.
This transformation took a good year with several long breaks in between due to overseas family visits.
Ovi followed my DIY program for 7 months to prepare for a photoshoot.
The photos don't do Kyle's gains justice here. The lighting was much worse in the after photo.
He had been training for over 10 years, but during the coaching he gained over 4 pounds of muscle (FFM) while dropping just under 15 pounds of fat, going down from 19% to 11.9% body fat in 2 months, as validated by 3 DXA scans.
Mike wanted to get bigger. Over the span of about half a year, a part of which he continued the program on his own in between coaching periods, he went from 192 lb at 10% body fat to 216 lb at 12.1% body fat according to DXA and BodPod scans.
Lonnie hired me prep for her first Bikini show. She got 2nd place. Her physique had potential for more than Bikini, so we did Norway's Open Master's BodyFitness, where she got bronze.
During our third show she became national champion of Denmark. After this 6-month competitive season, we had to stop the coaching as she became pregnant.
Luis hired me to prep for a photoshoot for a 2-month coaching period.
Luis has since graduated from my online PT Course and become the host of the Spanish version of my online ??PT Course.
Mark followed a DIY program I designed for him with the following results after 2 months.
Marvin was a well-trained bodybuilder but never got amazing placings. I saw we couldn't compete with the mass monsters in untested shows, but we could deliver on aesthetics.
After over half a year of perfecting his physique, our efforts paid off and Marvin became WNBF Pro as well as Hong Kong's first ever natural physique pro. He also got a sponsorship deal.
2 Months focused on body recomposition led to the following result.
Nick's transformation became quite popular when I first posted it.
He was a former athlete already benching 235 lb (107 kg) x 5 when we started.
Over 2.5 months he gained over 6 pounds lean mass and lost over 5 pounds of fat, as validated by a triple DXA scan.
Nicholas had been training for over 10 years before we started working together, but he still achieved nice body recomposition over our 3-month coaching trajectory.
You may know this lioness. We worked together for the better half of 2014 to go pro as a Bikini athlete, which she did. We achieved the following in chronological order.
Nour and I worked together for about half a year. He achieved good body recomposition.
His bodyweight was actually slightly higher at the end of the coaching than at the start.
Pathum had worked with several renowned coaches before for a total of 10 years, but he just couldn't get his physique to the next level.
After working together for 5 months, he was finally happy with what he saw in the mirror.
Regina, a hard working doctor in her 40s, hired me to work with her for a competitive season. During this time, she won her class Master's Figure and the Master's Overall and she scored second in the Open Overall. She also got 5th at the nationals.
Rob followed my DIY program for 7 months. When things get harder at the end of his cut, he hired me for 2 months of coaching to get to the body fat level he wanted.
Rob was obese and about to turn 50. He wanted to go into his 50s a new man, so he bought my DIY program.
He followed it for 7 months with great results. A DXA scan put him at 12% in the photo on the right.
His abs still had a lot of loose skin that needed to tighten up over time, but his quads and arms clearly show his level of leanness.
Sutton and I worked together for 7 months, at the end of which she competed in her first Figure show. She placed second in the open, winning a double trophy.
This was a co-coaching project with Boris Sheiko. He did Svein's Powerlifting programming, while I did his nutrition.
I typically do the training programming for my Powerlifting clients as well, but Svein was happy with the results of Boris's program and he achieved good fat loss during the 3 months we worked together.