“Andy, It’s been great working with you for the last few months. I wanted to send you a quick note of appreciation and let you know how you’ve helped me. I considered myself a fairly rational, methodical person. I had read all the Leangains and Bodyrecomposition.com articles – that’s sort of how I found your site. I put all of that information to use for most of 2011 and I did see some results, but around August of last year, I completely cratered strength-wise. I tried many times to get leaner but found myself continually yo-yo-ing. I thought I was doing things right, but I had no experience. Also, I was not tracking the numbers regarding lift stats or weekly body measurements. Taking measurements just once a week has been one of the biggest mindset changes for me. I’m finally able to relax and just let things happen and more importantly, I got to learn your system for making objective decisions about my own progress. The easy counting rules you provided also really help with relaxing the OCD. I’ve splurged almost every weekend, drinking and/or the occasional crap food and I’ve still lost on the plan and that’s been an eye opener. But beyond splurging, I feel much more comfortable just eyeing food and knowing roughly what I’m eating – no more fears about vacations!
From the DEXA scans I’ve had done, I’ve dropped from 12.7% BF to 7.9% between July 18th to October 26th. At the same time, I’ve gained 1.95 kg lean mass (4.3 pounds). I’d echo some of the other people who’ve written you back – people just need to relax and let it happen. People, especially us modern folk, are incredibly impatient — I was and still fight it, but I now know that if I just stick to the plan, I will get there. I spent nearly 6 weeks at a stagnant point, then one weekend, boom, 5 pounds dropped and I was just cut all of a sudden – it was crazy!
Anyone pondering doing this just needs to commit to it, don’t look back, and don’t doubt anything. Hiring you was the best money spent in a long time and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.. Keep on spreading the truth!
Height: 5’11′′, Weight: 170.4lbs -> 166.3lbs, Stomach: 32.6′′ -> 30.9′′ Squat: 185×5 -> 210×7 Deadlift: 280×5 -> 355×2 Body-fat: 12.7 -> 7.9% – (via DEXA scan)