In 2005, Eric was a busy man, running his own company and balancing that workload with his family. He knew he needed to start being more active, as the pounds had added up over the last 10 years. Having played sports in high school and always being thin, Eric had taken for granted the ease of staying trim until he was in his early thirties. The pounds were slow to come on, his business kept him busy and any other time he had went to his small children and his wife.
Around the first of the year, he had been hearing Bo Railey speak on WIBC about his new exercise program. He was intrigued and continued listening for a few months before convincing his wife and himself that he needed to try it out. The 15-20 minute workout, just once a week, was an understandably enticing routine. He knew he could fit that into his work schedule, allowing him to continue the demands of his company AND focus on his body.
He was immediately drawn to the challenge of the workout, and was eager to see some physical results. Eric was hoping to lose some weight and build muscle. When he started working out, he weighed 210, his chest press was 170 pounds and his leg press was 200 pounds. Although he had been hoping to lose weight, he put on 8 pounds of muscle.
After two and a half years of continuing to increase his weight load, he could tell the muscle mass had increased but was disappointed that his overall weight was not going down. He and Kyle focused on his weight loss and Eric committed to a habit-forming eating plan. This included increasing his vegetable and fruit consumption, cutting out white flour and sugar, and generally making healthy choices. After six months of better eating habits, walking on the treadmill 3-4 times a week, and continuing to increase his weights during his workout with Kyle, he has lost almost 25 pounds.
Eric now weighs 188, has gone down two pants sizes, a shirt size, and is bench pressing 300 pounds and leg pressing 412 pounds, which is an amazing 212 pounds more than he started doing, three years ago. He and Kyle continue to set goals in order to exchange fat for muscle. The great thing about this work out is that even after 156 visits, each new visit continues to push his body. He says he looks forward to being sore the two days after his workout, knowing his muscles are growing.