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Muscle for Life Success: Gregory M.


"I'm completely off all medication, my cholesterol is the lowest ever, depression is gone, no alcohol, cigs or dope."

Gregory's Progress

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What has happened so far on the program?

I have been skinny all my life until I turned 50, then the weight came on. I suffer from a hereditary cholesterol problem, my cholesterol was 8 and rising. The doctor said I had a maximum life expectancy of 5 years.

I had just been through the Family Court for a few years, and I suffered severe depression and was taking medication.

I have had back problems with my L4/5 since age 15  and was on pain killers, having regular injections and was on the waiting list for a back operation.

My diet was atrocious, I drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes daily, and fully addicted to marijuana. My life was spiraling out of control…

Then I decided enough is enough and hit the gym as a last chance to make a change.

When I started training I was 5′ 8″, 179 lbs, and 25+% body fat. 14 months later I weigh 154 lbs and around 7% bodyfat at age 53.

What do you like most about the program?

I don’t count calories but I weigh my food and keep track of my bodyfat percentage, and adjust my food amount accordingly. My strength in all exercises is as good as most half my age.

I am rather lean but extremely healthy. I am 53 and completely off all medication, my cholesterol is the lowest ever, depression is gone, my back is awesome, no alcohol, cigs or dope.

I don’t eat processed food at all, no sugar, and I  only drink water.

I owe a lot of what I have achieved to Antony Romeo from BodyWorks. But our gym routine is based on Mike Mathews book Bigger Leaner Stronger and it is seen as the Holy Grail in our gym. We refer the book to whoever has questions about weight loss or building muscle.

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

In the gym I met a man, Tim Poulsen. He was training under the influence of Mike Mathews’ book, Bigger Leaner Stronger. He hammered me constantly that I was training incorrectly.

I ignored his requests that I should buy Mike’s book and just did my own thing. I soon hit a wall and wasn’t making any gains.

I started listening to Tim and reluctantly bought Mikes book. Since then I haven’t looked back.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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  • Alexander Mitov

    Hey Mike, why isn’t there any Ashwagandha in your greens suplement?
    It’s proven to improve muscle growth, releave stress, suppress anxiety and higher testosterone

  • preston48

    Hey Mike,

    Between you and Kinobody I have gained so much knowledge and inspiration. You have literally made fitness so easy for me.

    I had a question, I was wondering If I could right a guest post for you just like this one about my transformation and progress I have learned from your book “bigger leaner stronger”?

    I only really listen to you and Kinobody and between the both of you, I was inspired to start my own personal training business.

    Think I could write a post about how Muscle For Life has changed my life, my body and inspired me to start my own personal training business (http://krushfitness.net)?



    • Amazing job man! That’s really exciting.

      Shoot me an email! mike @ muscleforlife

      • preston48

        Thnaks! I sent an email… Looking forward to your reply!

  • Arafat Sultan

    awesom! really encouraging! most amazing part is he got rid of his back pain through weightlifting! I am also suffering from backpain for more than one year. I am 29, recently started bls. Except taking comparatively lower weight while deadliftiing, anything else should I encorporate with this great bls training? I am looking forward to having a body without such disturbing pain! Many thanks to Mike for showing us the way. Cheers

    • Yep. Pretty damn cool. 🙂

      Make sure you’re not doing any exercises that cause pain or discomfort!

      For exercises you can do to help your back, I recommend checking with the doc or a good PT!

      My pleasure! Talk soon.

      • Arafat Sultan

        Very cool reply. Thanks a lot!

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