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Muscle for Life Success: Eman F.


"I have lost 11 pounds since starting and went from 16% body to approximately 7.5%."

Eman's Progress

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What has happened so far on the program?

Since beginning this program, for the first time I am excited about working out. To the point where I can’t wait to workout simply because of all the progress and gains I have made so far. I have lost 11 pounds since starting and went from 16% body to approximately 7.5%.

My strength has skyrocketed, I have always veered away from lower body exercises such as squats and deadlifts, because, “I HATED THEM.” Now the weakest exercises aren’t the most hated.

Bench: Press 285 to 320
Military: Press Hardly ever doing them, to 200
Squat: Hardly ever doing them, to 320
Deadlift: Hardly ever doing them, to 315

What, if anything, almost kept you from buying the book or starting the program?

Noting kept me from purchasing this book. Honestly it came to me as a relief after reading it. I couldn’t believe how simple Mike put things. I’ve read and done all kinds of workout programs that would contradict each other, “don’t do this, do that.” It was frustrating to say the least.

Mike provided information that was a sound and simple with science to back it up. It didn’t feel like I was reading a big advertisement for some type of product or program like everything else I was reading.

What do you like most about the program?

The program worked the best for me. I did not expect to see such progress this quickly. I have yet to miss a workout since starting. In the past the programs I’ve done, I would typically miss one or two workouts a weeks or half a** it, because I just wasn’t into it.

How does this program compare with others you’ve tried?

The diet has been the hardest for me because I have pretty much spent a lifetime of eating whatever I’ve wanted. I’m getting to a point where all that unhealthy food has caught up to me and am now seeing it physically. That’s when I knew something had to change.

In the past I was one of those people who said counting calories was BS and had NO IDEA about macronutrients. Now that I am more educated about the nutrition side of things I think that is why I have seen so much progress with my body.

How has what you’ve achieved with your body changed other areas of your life?

Due to my career field in law enforcement the progress I have made has made it easier for me to do my job and feel more confident in dangerous situation, where health and physical fitness can be a factor. I do feel more productive, but most of all I am more disciplined to stay on track and determined to stay on this path for the rest of my life.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Honestly I couldn’t add anything else, just that you keep yourself open to answer question. I think that is what sets Mike apart from everyone else who wants to just throw something out there and make money.

I know the bigger Mike gets the harder it will be to personally contact those who have questions. But he is the one of the few that making it personal boost the confidence in people on top of the no BS program and information you provide with the science to back it up.

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  • Jackson

    Hey Mike, I wanted to ask ya something.

    I’ve been reading your book and I know you’re against the high rep range. But I want to ask you. How is it possible that some people who do high rep range training (Like Scott Herman) look shredded? I mean I’m not saying I don’t believe the 4-6 rep range. But is it possible that for some people, a higher rep range is better suited for them to build muscle?

    I have a friend who trains in the higher end of the rep range (he definitely lifts more reps than just 4-6), I’ve never seen him use the bench press, but he uses flies, the smith machine for squat and so on. Yet, he’s really muscular, and not in a soft way but he’s actually quite ripped. I mean, he even trains for 2-3 hours and from what I can see, he pushes his body to the limit and honestly, it kinda contradicts with what you write in your articles/books sometimes. :S I dunno, I haven’t really had much success with lifting in the 4-6 rep range really.

    • Donald

      Of course it is possible to make gains in higher rep ranges. The better question is if that rep range is optimal. The 4-6 rep range is efficient for building a foundation of muscle size and strength. Most people haven’t built this foundation and won’t fully benefit from the higher rep work. How long have you been lifting in the 4-6 rep range? What is your nutrition like?

    • Steven Scott

      Your friend might have used low reps for years to get where he is and is now experimenting with something new. I think Mike had an article on varying the rep range for advanced lifters a couple months ago. Or he could be on steroids. Or just one of those high-testosterone mutants who makes progress no matter what he does.

      • Jackson

        No, if anything he’s definitely not on steroids. I saw him last year and while he was ripped he was definitely not on steroids. He’s made some gains now but he doesn’t have that steroid look at all.

        Also, there are so many people who trains in the 10-12 rep range like Scott Herman who have made impressive gains. I don’t really buy that they’re all using steroids.

        • Donald

          You should go lift with your friend in the 10-12 rep range and watch Scott Herman videos. SSSSSTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

    • Thanks for reading my book and writing! I really appreciate it. Anything you could do to spread the word would rock too! 🙂

      Scott has actually done a lot of heavy lifting. He just prefers higher rep stuff now.

      That said, you CAN build muscle with higher rep training but progress is just going to be slower than if you emphasize heavy compound training.

      Your friend may just have good genetics to be honest. I know quite a few guys that basically don’t even lift and are leaner and more muscular than people that have trained for 1 to 2 years, lol.

      Regarding your progress, there are quite a few potential issues. The first place would be checking your diet…

      • Jackson

        Hmm that could be. Either way, I just made a deal with a professional bodybuilder to help me out when training. So, I guess I’ll see where that will take me.

  • Parv Kashyap

    Mike ,

    Parv this side From INDIA and just wanted to know , Does LBS contains Indian Food diets because i am more into Veggies , i eat meat but not much,

    So the question is Does Veggies contain that much protein because i tried almost everything and after eating drinking at least 3 liters of water makes me bloated . So what to do i want to look lean anyhow . i am 6feet , 87KG

    • Hey hey!

      Veggies don’t contain much in the way of protein, no. You’d want to work in some other sources.

  • Steven Scott

    What, nobody’s congratulated Eman on his progress yet? That should be the first-post tradition for success-story articles.
    Way to go, Eman!

  • Kelsey

    Great job Eman!! Looking good and like you said, this is going to help you out a lot in your job.

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