I'm Miro B. and this is my story
What has happened so far on the program?
My starting weight on the program was 61 kgs, and I’m now at 55 kgs so I lost 6 kgs (13 lbs) over the entire period. And gained a lot of strength (even muscle-mass!).
For example I went from squatting 35 kgs to 60 kgs, deadlifting 35 kgs to 65 kgs and bench pressing from 20 kgs to 40 kgs over the span of the 3 months. And that was on a cutting-diet!
I’ve never felt as strong as I do today, a hip-injury I had for 2 years has even disappeared after the heavy squatting! I’m just absolutely thrilled!
What, if anything, almost kept you from buying the book or starting the program?
I was apprehensive because I know a lot of misinformation about training is being spread in books, magazines and essentially all media by self-proclaimed “experts” (who are really people looking to monetize a niche-idea they have rather than actually educating the readers).
But Thinner Leaner Stronger won me over when I saw the very non-bullshit approach in the book, and that Michael Matthews cites numerous scientific studies whenever he makes a claim.
What do you like most about the program?
Honestly I like everything about it!
I love that you are absolutely guaranteed results if you follow the program/diet. Nothing is left to chance, and you’re never wasting your time. I also really appreciated how short and efficient the workouts were, I always finish in around an hour.
A very surprising aspect for me was how quick the transformation of my body was. When I saw myself in the mirror during the second month I couldn’t shake the feeling that it wasn’t my body because I had never looked like that in my life!
I never thought my behind could get so bouncy, that I would ever be able to carry 4 full bags of groceries home without getting tired, or do several proper pull-ups. I just feel so strong!
How does this program compare with others you’ve tried?
I never tried other programs/dieted, but I can say that even when I danced intensely for 6 months (5 times a week) my body never came close to looking like it does now or being as strong!
How has what you’ve achieved with your body changed other areas of your life?
I feel free and strong in everything I do. I can really sense how happy my body is, and it shows in every area of my life. I never have any pains in my body and I can run to the bus in the mornings and feel like I’m bouncing because my legs are so strong! I can even do athletic dares with my brothers and have a good chance of beating them 😀
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
To anyone who has butt-related concerns, I just want to underline that I never, ever (really ever) thought my butt would look like this. I feel fantastically strong in my legs and I can do things today I could never do a couple of months ago.
I still can’t grasp that all I needed to get here was three months of heavy weight-lifting/cutting! So I just want to recommend TLS to anyone who has butts/leg-concerns!
Also I’d like to mention how helpful Michael himself has been as he answers all the emails he gets! Around two months into the program, I contacted him on his website because I was happy with the size of my arms at that point, and had questions on how to advance from there. He was extremely helpful and suggested that I would replace the arm-day for an extra leg-day, and so I did and it worked wonderfully!