“I gained 9kg of muscle in 8 weeks!”
“In just 4 months of training, Kris has corrected my left/right imbalances, locked in solid muscle growth, improved my diet substantially and inspired me to see the gym as a habit.
In October 2010 I decided that I needed to put on some muscle mass. My job as a freelancer gives me a lot of flexibility, and I could afford to commit a few months to focus on fitness. However, I’d never been to a gym before. How do those machines work? What the f*#k do I do for an hour? What the hell is a “squat”, and how am I going to lift more than my own bodyweight? (Kris looked pretty surprised when I asked him in one of our first sessions, “how do I turn the treadmill on?”)
From day one, Kris had a great “can-do” attitude.
Firstly, my diet was pretty poor; my job on the road in Australia and Asia doesn’t give me much time to eat, and even when there’s time, there’s a limited selection! Kris took me from 3 lame meals a day to 6+ large meals a day – I love eating, so this was perfect! Kris emphasised the need for bulk carbs (something that is specific to my body type), together with big protein intake, veg and supplements.
For the last few years I’ve had back discomfort due to minor scoliosis. I’ve tried osteo, chiropractors, physio, weekly massage; nothing could solve it. Kris’ fitness program built my core strength such that I no longer have any back discomfort. If I’d known how effective gym training would be, I would have started much earlier!
As a left-hander (who lifts and throws left-handed but kicks with his right foot), I had some pretty serious imbalances. The first couple of months really concentrated on correcting this. Kris used some asymmetrical ratios to bring my right arm inline with my left arm through all my upper body muscle groups.
Going to the gym shouldn’t be monotonous or boring, and I shouldn’t feel like I’ve overtrained. Kris’ program for me is varied, fun and motivating. But most of all, it gets results.
I am massively impressed with the results that Kris has generated; all the aesthetic muscle groups that I wanted to concentrate on (arms, shoulders, back, quads etc) are noticeably bigger, and I get frequent compliments from friends and family (and strangers!). My stance and posture is more solid, my strength has increased considerably and I feel more comfortable and confident. Even being in a different city every week, I continue to go to the gym often, I eat big and eat well. These are habits that will last a lifetime.
I can strongly (!) recommend Kris as a personal trainer and health consultant. Thanks bud!”
– AT, Feb 16 2011
A.T’s goal was simple, he wanted to build muscle. The barriers? He had never set foot in a gym, suffered scoliosis (spinal curve), and had massive strength imbalances between his left and right side.
Planning A.T’s training was a challenge, however after 4 weeks of concentrated corrective exercise and strength training, Alan was ready to start building that muscle.
After 11 weeks of training, he stacked on 9kg of pure muscle, including gains of 8% overall girth on his chest, 7% on both arms and 12% girth on his quadriceps.
A.T is squatting 1.5 times his own body weight (100kg), awesome for a novice.