A little background on myself… I have always been an athlete and in relatively good physical shape. I played baseball at the college level. As a college athlete, I learned the importance of exercising properly and developed good lifting technique. However, the one thing it never really taught me was how to tailor my eating/nutrition/lifting regimen to lean out and gain muscle mass while maintaining a certain body weight. Once I stopped playing sports, I got more into lifting with a focus on gaining muscle mass. I had never lifted for size gains before, so I started out how most people do. I read books and magazines on lifting and began lifting with my more knowledgeable friends at the gym. I made decent gains but there was no real science behind my methods; it was all just a shot in the dark through trial and error. I pretty much lifted whichever muscle group I felt like and I had no plan for my gym sessions. I had a strong desire to get more definition and tone but was having trouble achieving it on my own.
Prior to talking with the XBodyConcepts group, I was 6’1”, 210 pounds with a body fat around 11%. I was benching in the mid 300’s and was rarely doing any leg exercises. I was frustrated with all the fad programs and wanted someone knowledgeable to layout a plan that had the science behind it to assure I got the results I was after. I was referred to Dawn at XBodyConcepts. I told Dawn what my goal was and she customized a detailed workout and nutrition plan that was going to get me the results I was after. Dawn provided me with a customized plan (XFAT Lite 3) that I was to stick to for 12 weeks. I took the challenge with the understanding that I would not be training for a competition and would break the meal plan occasionally for a night out or a dinner. Though I know if I had adhered to the plan 100% my results would have been even better, I would say that I stuck to the plan about 95% of the time. Even with my occasional cheat meals, I was able to easily see the results almost immediately. I could see my abs coming through on my stomach and noticeable definition in my shoulders and arms. My friends were noticing my results as well and I was getting a lot of positive feedback. I felt very strong on all my lifts during the program. Additionally, I began to lift my legs again and am back to squatting in the mid 400s for the first time since college. After 12 weeks on the program my final weight was 197 pounds and my body fat dropped down to 8.2%. I am very pleased with my results and look forward to running the XLRG plan this winter to target all out mass gains!
– Dustin D. (Sacramento,CA)