I had been training in the gym for the last 7 years. I started when I was 20 years old weighing just over 70kgs, and after my 7 years of training I weighed 102kgs and 12% body fat. But I had gotten to a point where I was just going through the motions of going to the gym and lifting weights, I wasn’t achieving anything and my body wasn’t being pushed anymore. I saw the 12 week transformation program as part of the ASP Evolution approach on the ASP website and wondered what I would transform into. I couldn’t believe how much your body could change in such a short amount of time. After speaking with The ASP Team we decided that we would spend 16 weeks training for the ANB body building competition. I had always wanted to get to a point where I could have a picture hang on my wall next to the 20 year old me showing what a determination and hard work can achieve.
My training was nothing short of intense, it was like the first time I had ever trained again, my 7 years of training stood for nothing. It was shock to my system that my body needed. Every time my I would start to get used to the exercises the training program and phases would change so it is constantly pushing my body. It was by far the most progress I have made over the 7 years.
Ben was great he was able to provide me important information such as my body fat percentage, what I shouldn’t be eating and what I should be eating more of. It turned training into a science where I had a goal to work towards and there were specific processes that would get me there.
It was only after the first few weeks that I started to notice my body changing, I became stronger and more flexible. I started noticing muscle definition coming out all over my body. The weeks leading up to the competition were easily the hardest but that was made easier but the support I received from Ben, he was always there to coach me through my training, nutrition and he motivated me to keep going.
I made it to the ANB body building competition in great shape. It was my first competition and, with Ben there to prep me before going on stage, I walked away with both a ‘2nd over 90kg’ and ‘Best posing routine over 90kgs’ trophy!
This experience has taught me a lot to do with how to train and what to eat but most of all it has taught me discipline and determination which I will be able to apply to many other avenues in my life. I recommend ASP to anyone who wants to give themselves a rewarding challenge that will change their lives.
It’s been such a great experience, my girlfriend is now training with ASP! Thanks again to Ben and the ASP Team.
I will never forget this journey with Ben and the ASP Team. They have changed my life and I cannot thank them enough for what they have done.