Ok, this is still a work in progress, but as John threw these comparison pics up on his social media yesterday, how can I not be proud of what he’s been doing.
I’ve know John a long time. When he first opened his gym (gaglione strength) I came in to talk about nutrition and optimizing results for athletes at one of his first seminars. I had a blast, and was glad we could both help each other out in some way.
over the years, despite growing his business and his reputation, I’ve watched as he kept trying different approaches and advices to get his physique in line, nothing really paying off in the end. So this last summer, I reached out to John and we ended up meeting for coffee. I told him that despite so many BBers and PLers always feeling they were at odds with each other, there was plenty of information that each could benefit from that was used by the other camp.
John agreed, and we discussed how to best keep him progressing with his competitive lifts while embracing a different type of split, training, and of course, nutrition!
With John on the road a lot, we had to make sure he had a few tips and tricks, as well as understood what his goal was when making choices that he couldn’t wholely control.
He’s down about 60 lbs, and as the body composition analysis he’s sent me attest, fat is down and muscle mass is up!
I’ve got my personal idea of where I’d like him to ultimately end up, but it’s a long road, and we always take things like this one step at a time. I’m hoping he’ll eventually write a little article on his experience, I’m sure plenty of powerlifters would benefit from it. I know Brad would love to get him on our podcast when we can look back over the long road and really see just how hard he’s worked and how far he’s come.
Damn proud of this guy!