John Gibbs Cut 38 Pounds To Get In The Best Shape Of His Life!

John Gibbs was great at bulking and loved bodybuilding. But he tipped the scales at 228 pounds and knew it was time to cut the fat! Find out how John lost 38 pounds of body fat to get in the best shape of his life!

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Vital Stats
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Name: John Gibbs
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John Gibbs John Gibbs

Before:

Age:
42
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
228 lbs
Body Fat:
20%
Waist:
39"
Upper Arms:
17 3/4"
Thighs:
26"

After:

Age:
42
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
190 lbs
Body Fat:
8%
Waist:
30"
Upper Arms:
17 1/2"
Thighs:
25"

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Why I Got Started
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I hit that magic number, 40 years of age. Around this time, I began to grudgingly contemplate the idea of actually getting into the kind of shape that I had always wanted to be in. Having been active athletically most of my earlier life and through college, I was fortunate enough to develop a lifelong drive for weight training and bodybuilding along the way.

However, after college I was just never able to develop the motivation necessary to put together any kind of serious training program that would have allowed me to achieve the level of fitness and the kind of physique that I knew I wanted to have. Years later, I finally I began to entertain the idea of embarking on an actual, serious bodybuilding style training program. I felt that without having this sort of lofty goal in mind, I would never feel compelled enough to actually get out there and do it.

I had become a perpetual "bulker," always eating and lifting big for the eventual shred-down that never came. On again, off again, on again, off again. Another year had passed and finally one day I looked in the mirror and the lean, athletic guy I used to be was now pushing 230 pounds at 20% body fat.

All of a sudden I was in my forties, and I had never done a thing about it. Isn't this when guys my age start having heart attacks? I didn't want to be that guy. I wanted to be around a long time for my wife and baby daughter, my real inspirations.

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How I Did It
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After careful consideration and a lot of online research, I decided to hire natural pro bodybuilder and trainer Layne Norton to help me achieve my goals. Under his guidance, I began a 24-week pre-contest, natural bodybuilding training program. My goal was not necessarily to compete at first, but primarily to just go where I'd never been physically and see where I could take this thing.

We employed a combination power/high volume-style weight training program and a phased cardio program combining high and low-intensity workouts, along with a low-fat, medium to low carb, high protein diet plan. Best move I ever made.

I Felt That Without Having This Sort Of Lofty Goal In Mind, I Would Never Feel Compelled Enough To Actually Get Out There And Do It
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I Felt That Without Having This Sort Of Lofty Goal In Mind, I Would Never Feel Compelled Enough To Actually Get Out There And Do It.

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Supplements
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Note: Supplement dosages and schedule listed below in Diet section.

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Diet
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Meal 1:

Meal 2: Pre-workout

Meal 3: Post-workout

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

Meal 6: Before Bed

2 higher Carb loading days twice a week, Carbs approximately doubled, other macros roughly the same.

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Training
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Day 1: Chest/Back/Calves

Day 2: Legs/Abs

Day 3: Shoulders/Arms/Calves

Day 4: Rest

Day 5:

Begin again at Day 1, raising reps into 10 - 15 range with 60 sec rest between sets before returning to original rep-range.

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Suggestions For Others
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Make a decision to do it. There is no secret pill or magic supplement, just science. It does however take discipline, and you must have a strategy. If possible, find someone with knowledge and experience. A professional who has "been there, done that," and has actually achieved through training and experience what you are trying to achieve. Then get out there and do it. It will happen faster than you'll believe!

This Takes Discipline And You Must Have A Strategy
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This Takes Discipline And You Must Have A Strategy.

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