“Hello XBodyConcepts Family, I want to give a little background about my journey into bodybuilding and becoming a figure competitor. During July of 2010, a friend introduced me to weight training and helped me prepare for my first Figure competition. I didn’t place or even make the top ten in the competition, but I was hooked for sure. I was determined to improve my physique by following a simple diet and weight training routine. When I began training, my starting body fat was 28% and I weighed 165 pounds on a 5 foot 9 inch frame, needless to say I was skinny-fat.
In February of 2011, I decided to hire a professional trainer to help me train for my second competition. Once again, I didn’t place, but I was considerably more conditioned than the previous show. I was determined to prove to myself that I could make the necessary improvements by my third competition.
After my second competition, my body hit a plateau, I was stuck. The extreme double cardio sessions and strict dieting left my body in a state of confusion. No matter how hard I worked out, I continued to put on extra pounds and found myself at 179 pounds and 17% body fat! I had also suffered a strained hamstring during a track workout that hindered my workouts. It was suggested by a friend, that I contact Dawn at XBodyConcepts to get my diet and training dialed in for maximum results. I was told that Dawn was an expert in getting people past their sticking points and had many strategies that she used to jumpstart her clients’ metabolism in situations where they had created problems for themselves using other far less effective weight loss and/or training schemes.
I started the XBodyConcepts XFAT program on December 11, 2011. Dawn customized the program using a unique strategy to trick my body’s stalled metabolism into being a fat burning machine. It was hard to believe I could eat the items on my meal plan, work out and still get results. I had to resist my temptation to revert back to my old overtraining style of working out (i.e. double cardio days, etc.), in order to get the true benefits of the XFAT program. As the weeks went on, I continued to consistently watch the body fat melt away, but with ease. I also noticed I was gaining muscle. I continued with the XFAT program up until five weeks before my competition and then transitioned to a specific Pre-Competition training regimen to dial in my physique for the May 5, 2012 – NPC Contra Costa Bodybuilding Competition.
Five weeks prior to the competition, I was amazed at the obvious improvements of my physique. I had never had so much lean muscle mass coupled with such low body fat. It was effortless compared to what I had been putting my body through prior to finding Dawn and XBodyConcepts.
THE RESULT… On May 5, 2012, weighing in at 140 pounds and approximately 6% body fat, I won first place in the NPC Contra Costa Bodybuilding Competition (35+ Figure Competitor) and won fourth place overall in the open Figure Competitor Division. The key to my success was allowing Dawn at XBodyConcepts to take me outside my comfort zone. All I had to do was follow the XBodyConcepts plan and everything else fell into place!”
– Nicole B. (Lincoln,CA)