‘Yan’ (Nickname), United Kingdom
Age: 48 Height: 178cm (5’10”)
Before, Week 1: 72.5kg (160lbs), 85.0cm (33.5″) @navel.
After, Week 12: 65.3kg (143.6lbs), 74.5cm (29.3″) @navel.
I’ll leave this in exactly his own words. I’ve added my own thoughts at the end.
Q1. Why did you choose to try IF/Leangains?
I had been looking at the IF/Leangains for some time after a friend had seen Martin Berkhan’s website and told me about it, I read everything on the site and was impressed by his writing and his knowledge on the subject, and also his client database. I had been programme hopping for many years with meagre results and could never nail eating X6 or X8 times a day, I would do it for a couple of weeks and it would eventually become a chore! How people do this from day-to-day is beyond me! Leangains Diet and training seemed the way to go just for the simplicity alone.
Q2. Why did you choose me?
I was originally going to contact martin at leangains but I read somewhere his backlog of future clients was huge and I was eager to get things going. I think it was Twitter where Andy’s website popped up. Not that Andy was second choice I just did not know about him. After reading every scrap of information which was well laid out and simplified into layman’s terms I thought I don’t want to waste no more time trying to work everything out myself and mess things up I will become a client and get coached 100% correctly from the start. Payment was made, which is cheap by the way considering all the crap fitness systems I have purchased before on the internet that had zero results. Best move and Money ever spent!
Q3. What were the results physically, mentally and in terms of time-management?
The results were better than I could ever have imagined. This is not like a diet -it’s so easy, I never felt hungry like I have on previous diets when cutting and managing the meals is a breeze as I only prepared and ate 2 huge meals a day. I fasted between 8pm and 12noon the following day, of which 8 hours was spent sleeping(!), and I drank coffee up till the fast ended. On waking up in a morning I experienced an alertness right up to my first feed that was fantastic and did not crave food what so ever. Also I used to feel tired after breakfast and sluggish, but not on this eating plan. I would never return to eating x6 small pigeon meals again as this is definitely the way to go.
Q4. How is/was it being a client?
Being one of Andrew’s clients was a pleasure as he is always there to listen and answer your questions which he did at lightning speed over email. Every question I asked was returned with a detailed answer which was easy to understand and changes he made, easy to implement. Personally I think being coached is the way to go – you don’t leave things to chance and you get results quicker. I don’t know if it’s just me but I don’t like letting people down so having someone watch over you helped – I did not want to disappoint my coach and make him feel he was wasting his time.
Q5. Anything else you would like to add for those thinking of trying it themselves?
Andy brought to the table a passion for what he does and a skill in making everything simple which first seems difficult information to take in. You feel that everything you do is backed up so you are not making any mistakes, You can take care of training while Andy takes care of the diet. He teaches you a simplistic routine to take total control of your eating.
Take it from me don’t piss around for years on other methods, Get coached right from the start so you can iron everything out and get it right! Once you get it right you will not want to do another method as it becomes a way of life, A simple way of life, Lift heavy, Eat big when you need it and forget about breakfast. What are you waiting for? Contact Andy and change your body for good!!! I will continue with Andy’s services and go on a slow bulk. Give it a go, You know it makes sense!!!
Things worth mentioning:
- He’s 48, not 18. I hope this proves inspiration to people.
- No cardio, 3 days in the gym only.
- He did this with food alone, no fat burning supplements etc.
It was a pleasure helping Yan. He simply followed the plan and got the results he wanted. He’s 48, hence the slightly loose skin at the moment. However in a couple of months this will come tight again. I’m looking forward to helping him with his slow-bulk.
Taken from an e-mail sent last night,
“Hi Andy, Here are my 12 week stats and images, These are the best I could do with the available lighting. The 12 week journey has been fantastic! This has been so easy and enjoyable. I now feel i have complete control of my eating and exercise and I will eat and train like this for the rest of my life!
I have never felt better my energy levels are through the roof and I sleep like a baby every night. I wish I had found this method years ago and not waisted so many years on f***ed up programmes that did nothing!!
Do you think I need to lose a touch more before the slow bulk, still can pinch an inch around the BB?”
I think you look pretty good Yan. What do you guys think?