Mike’s Mass Gain

Mike has an awesome transformation story of going from “the skinny guy” to that RIPPED GUY!  Way to go Mike!  Check out his mass gaining transformation below and check out his website: http://massbuildingworkoutroutines.com/.  Also, stay tuned for more people like Mike who have gotten RIPPED RESULTS!

 

 

Mike’s story in his own words:

My name is Mike.  I’ve just finished my 90 day transformation with P90X.  My goals with the program have been a little different.  In a country full of obesity, I am actually working to gain weight.  For my entire life I have been the skinny kid.  It all started when I was in the 7th grade.  I started having stomach pains and after many doctor visits and procedures I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  It was very difficult for me to put on weight.  This is my story leading up to P90X.

I was growing up with the love of athletics but was allowing myself to be defeated by my health conditions.  I listened when everyone was telling me what I couldn’t do.  I never got too down on myself as far as self pity because although it was not easy to cope sometimes, I knew there were many who had worse problems than me.  As I got older I began to feel that I was meant to do more than simply “exist”.  I began striving to better myself and I started working out with a friend of mine who was a police officer.  We did the standard bench press and so on and I really didn’t commit as well as I needed.  Needless to say… I didn’t really see results.  I was told a bunch of different ways to gain weight but lets just say none were conducive to my good health.  They were pretty much all just ways to get fat.

I started college and really wasn’t committed to that either.  I learned some good things but I also had a major issue related back to my health.  The Crohn’s had flared and I spent a week in the hospital.  My weight continued to be unhealthily low.  I had more off and on issues but during that time withdrew from school (with intent to return although I never did) and met my wife, Erin.  Together we started a journey.

Our journey began and we met some great people who helped us learn that we decide our future and nobody else.  I stopped listening to what everyone else told me and started believing in myself.  I hadn’t turned my focus to my fitness just yet but I did begin to better myself in all other aspects of my life including my career.  I turned my entry level “job” into a “career” by working hard and proving to others that I could get the job done.

During this time I was married and in that particular year I was in the hospital three different times for at least a week each.  One of the weeks was the week before our wedding.  I got out the day before rehearsal.  Later that year I had to have surgery because the condition was no longer controllable.  I left the hospital at 117LBS.(See picture to left)  I am 6’1″!!!  I needed to do something to get better and fast.

Not long after, I met Josh Spencer.  He was dating Melinda who was a childhood friend of Erin.  At first, I thought he was crazy.  He ate healthier than anyone I had ever seen, met, or even heard of.  He introduced me to P90X and the Beachbody team.  At this point I had gotten myself back up to 154LBS which is the heaviest I had ever been.  I was still on the low side of a normal weight and was at a plateau.  I could not get any bigger.  With his help, I gained 7LBS in 30 days! I am in the best shape of my life and continuing to get better.

In the end, my story tells me three key things:

#1)You have to decide that you are going to do something about your health.  No one else can do it for you.  You can’t listen to the “you can’t” of other people but dig deep and know that “you can!”  You can do whatever you set your mind to.  This is more than just “doing workouts”, it’s a whole mentality.

#2)The diet is huge!  Whether you are trying to gain or lose, you have to eat right!  Gaining weight and building mass are different than getting fat.  Build mass by supplements and proper diet/calorie intake not by fast food and mashed potatoes.

#3)Life will have adversity!  I’m a positive thinker but there’s a difference between being positive and being naive.  Adversity sometimes hits us at bad times but we need to pull through and not make excuses.

I hope my story will inspire you to get fit and stay healthy.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.  I feel great about the body that I’m forming and know that the Beachbody programs definitely work when done properly.

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