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Muscle for Life Success: Scott S.


"I feel better than I've felt in years!"

Scott's Progress

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How many months’ progress do your pictures represent? What were your stats for each picture?

The pictures represent 7 months’  progress.

My weight has increased 10 pounds.

Body fat went from 20% to 12%.

What has happened so far on the program?

I cut for 4 months because I wanted to get rid of my gut, see my abs, and see how I looked at 10% body fat, but I looked too thin for my liking. I did a maintenance meal plan for a few months to gain back body fat slowly to see what look I liked best. I’m now getting ready to start a bulk cycle to increase size and strength.

What workout split from the book did you use?

The 5-day split.

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

I’ve done cardio programs in the past, but never a strength training program. I was worried about my lack of experience, but Bigger Leaner Stronger got me going with no problems.

What do you like most about the program?

I like the layout of the one year workout plan. I don’t have to spend time wondering what I should be doing.

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

Cardio sucks, so this strength training program was head and shoulders above the cardio programs I had been using.

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

It’s definitely a confidence boost! I’m creeping up on 37 and I feel better than I’ve felt in years.

Who would you recommend this program to and why?

Hard gainers. This is the first time I’ve experienced an increase in muscle mass.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Stick with it long enough for the habit to set in.

Did you use any Legion supplements?


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  • Bruce

    Dear Mike,
    I m a student from Indonesia,
    Have already read your book, BLS
    Trying to made my own meal plan, but looking for a guidance.
    I m aware sometimes u made discount for the custom meal plan, can I ask you for it? It will really help my journey for a better body


  • Matt

    Hey Mike! Just curious, I know you say 5 days is better than 4 a week and 4 is better than 3, how much better would the results of someone working 4 days a week than 3 be? I know it’s hard to quantify and I personally enjoy 4 days but I’m wondering your thoughts

    • Hey Matt! There’s really no specific answer to that. You can make great progress with any well-programmed routine. At the end of the day, getting an appropriate amount of volume and focusing on progressive overload are the keys to building size and strength optimally.

  • Briscan Andrei

    I have a couple of questions Mike :
    1. What do you think about Jason Blaha and his information and content ? Of course , if you follow him 🙂 .
    2. What do you think about Paul Wade and his two books ( Convict Conditioning 1&2 ) ? Of course , if you read them 🙂 .
    3. What do you recommend as a physical morning routine ? I don’t lift weights or do HIIT in the morning but I observe that if I do some kind of physical activity I’m more productive and I feel way better . Do you recommend something like a dynamic warm up ( kind of like you recommend before doing warm-up sets at the gym ) + a mini ( short and intense ) bodyweight workout or something more easy and chill like static stretches + a 10-15 minutes walk ?
    4. Also , what do you think about static stretching ( back bridges , L sits , stuffs like this ) after doing my strength training and / or HIIT cardio ?
    5. How big is the role that music play when it’s come about working out ? I am curious if there are studies about music and how she influence our performance in the gym . Also , I heard that listening relaxing and chill music before bed can improve our sleep and recovery . What do you think about this ?
    6. It’s true that if you wear a lifting belt when you do heavy squats and deads not only you will be able to lift more weight but at the same time your waist will not grow and thicken up or at least not that much ?
    7. I saw in some comments at some posts that you recommend for guys that have overdeveloped legs ( and how don’t want to grow thei legs anymore ) to do only 3 sets of barbell squats in a higher rep range like 8-12 . Can you explain me why because I’m curious ? I’m genetically blessed ( short and thick lower body ) so I have huge thigs but it’s kind of sucks ( my sprints are slower and I have problem finding well fitted pants ) . By the way , If it would be possible I would definetly give you some of my big calves muscles because you are an awesome dude ! :))
    Sorry for the novel and thank you in advance !

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