Before I stumbled upon Adonis Index program I was already working out for a while, but I was overweight and never seen my abs and just never gotten to that leanness where you can see your muscle definition.
I was never satisfied with my look, but I was afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone
and losing the fat I had on my hard-built muscles.
I always felt I could do better, but there is always something that will prevent you from
getting in shape if you allow it.
However, I decided to put this to an end and finally stepped up my game.
In 40 I decided that I gotta do something here and I will get to the best shape of my life,
I have an opportunity to do it; kids are getting older, so I have the time that I can
dedicate to more training, dieting and learning about new approaches.
I had no clue what being in shape means, but basically I set a goal of looking like a
fitness magazine cover model.
I started reading magazines and following their advice. I learnt a lot, but sadly for me, I
later figured out that the advice I got from those fitness magazines was as far from the
truth as it could get.
My biggest misconception was that adding new muscle will somehow magically melt
away fat and that the fat will vanish in front of my eyes.
I was lead to believe that pound of muscle will burn 50 calories of fat, so I thought to
myself if I put on about 20 pounds of muscle I will burn 500 extra calories of fat a day
just by watching TV and not doing anything.
I began my quest to add muscle by training like a maniac and massively overeating. God
what was I thinking.
If it were true it would be great, if it worked like that, you could just work out and eat
your way up to leanness.
I did what I read in the magazines, basically eating big to be big. I ate tons of protein,
because I thought that since it's the building block of every muscle, I need it or my
muscles will fall apart. Same went for pre-workout and post-workout meals.
It was ridiculous.
I read some article from a famous bodybuilder about eating 7000 calories spread into 10
meals. So, I tried eating 4000 calories and whenever I felt hungry I would just take some
protein bar on top of that.
I was also consuming glutamine, because it seemed like I should be eating it, since all
the magazines were talking about it at that time.
Long story short, all this resulted in a pretty fast weight gain, which of course was
I found out the hard way that this premise is not true thus this eating more and building
muscle for weight loss is crap.
At 200 pounds I thought cool I'm getting bigger, people are noticing the change, but
what I didn't' realize was that I was just shirt on big, but shirt off, it was all fat.
Once I hit 210 pounds I was getting some self-doubt and then when I got to 220 pounds
I realized that this wasn't the part of my plan and this isn't how I imagined 220 would
look and feel.
I felt uncomfortable, I could feel the fat on my hips, ankles and I even got some weird
water retention issues and my ankles would puff up, which was pretty scary.
It's not a good feeling to be stuffed with food all the time.
Obviously this wasn't working and I had to figure out a new plan.
After scanning the internet for days and days I found John and Brad's Adonis Index
website. I watched some of their YouTube vides and listened to their podcasts.
And it all made sense.
Once I saw how John transformed his body and that he came from pretty much my
weight and got to an incredible shape I decided to give it a chance and bought the
Once I went through it I realized that his system and methods were based on science
and math, which I was happy to discover. That was a big change compared to all those
fancy tips from fitness magazines and magic pills from supplement companies or
unrealistic diet advice from bodybuilders.
With Adonis Index program I managed to slim down and keep the muscle, hell I even
put more muscle on WHILE I WAS DIETING. That is crazy; I never thought that would
be possible before.
John broke it down and said it's just math, he made it simple, put it into easy to follow
step-by-step system anybody can apply to their own lifestyle situation.
Looking back now, I could have saved myself lot of frustration and years of looking
terrible. Adonis Index program helped me transform my body into an amazing and
And if I can do it at the age of 40 with two kids and work, then anybody can do it too!