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Personal Trainer and Fitness Model Gains 90 lbs

By August 11, 2009 22 Comments

Thank you Brian Petty for emailing me this very fascinating video. This video really struck me in so many ways!

Watch the video now! It will blow you away!

One of the most frustrating things clients and others I meet tell me is that I have it easy because I have good genes and I am a trainer. As to say: you were born with a six pack and you don’t have to work at it. I often times get internally upset when I hear those comments, because I know it is so far from the truth.

Each and everyday I have to watch what I eat and make sure that I am constantly moving and having intense workouts. I know that within a couple months of letting myself go I would be where 67% of American’s are… overweight.  I would argue that keep my bodyfat at about 6-7% and 3.8% for my fitness shows, is FAR tougher than someone trying to maintain a 18-25% body fat.

I had a similar idea as this trainer a couple years ago. I wanted to see what would happen if I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted for 2 weeks. The results; I gained 15 lbs and for the the first time in my adult life lost the six pack (barely saw a 4 pack). I couldn’t let that go on any longer (because that is not who I AM as a person) cleaned up my diet and withing 6 weeks was back to normal.

There is no doubt in my mind that this guy will get back to his original weight, but I have a feeling that he will have some permanent scarring and stretch marks in his abdomen as a reminder of his social experiment.

Just remember, every small decision and action you make each day adds up.  Your live and your results are made up of those hundreds of tiny choices you make.  Don’t tell yourself, “it doesn’t matter!” 

I would love to hear what you think to this story?  Please comment below.