I, like so many exercise fanatics, spent many hours in the gym, approximately 10 per week, and saw very few quantifiable results, if any. I had a chance meeting with an old friend from high school who is now a body builder and owner of a personal training facility who asked me if I was happy with the results I was getting for all the effort I put forth on a weekly basis. My answer was obviously “no”. He responded, “Then you have nothing to lose by trying something new and not so “main stream”. Meet me at my gym on Monday again on Thursday.” He then began to teach me the fundamentals of strength training, which made me realize I knew very little about how muscle actually works or how to stimulate it to grow.
The workout was the most grueling (but shortest) I had ever endured – only twenty minutes. I felt disappointed that I had wasted so many years working out and getting nowhere, but I also felt optimistic that I would soon see the fruits of my labor. As time went on, my strength gains were amazing, but the loss of fat still eluded me. I thought that if I exercised more I could eat the typical way most Americans eat – three times a day with oversized portions. I began to study proper nutrition practices and realized I knew very little about nutrition. Once I implemented the principles of portion control, behavioral modification, mineral balancing, proper supplementation and macronutrient partitioning, partnered with high intensity weight training, the fat began to melt away.
I am ecstatic with the changes in my body, and I will continue to pursue improvement. I owe it all to the principles practiced at Personalized Wellness Center and will forever be grateful to my old friend who introduced me to it, Josh Trentine.