Why did you decide to do this Muscle Building Trainer, what was that ‘AHA’ moment?
I decided to do this trainer because I was bored with my workouts. I was not making any progress in the gym and I was not trying anything new. This trainer allowed me to push me out of my comfort zone which really helped me transform.
Why did you choose Kris’ Muscle Building Trainer over other programs?
I chose Kris' MBT because I wanted something that had videos, nutrition guides, and I love that Kris is so motivating before the workout. Watching the video before I worked out really made me get hyped up.
What Kaged Muscle supplements did you take while doing this trainer?
During the trainer, I was taking the Hydra-Charge, Whey Protein Isolate, and Clean Burn daily.
Which Kaged Muscle supplements that you used in the program were your favorite and why?
I think my favorite supplement to take during the trainer was the Whey Protein Isolate (I used chocolate). It was a really great way to satisfy my sweet tooth and keep me full after a workout.
Can you provide us with a 1-day sample of the diet you personally followed?
A Day of my diet plan looked like this:
Breakfast: 5 oz strawberries, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 scoop whey protein isolate.
Snack: 1 banana.
Lunch: Salad with 4 oz. chicken/tuna/turkey with 4 oz. vegetables, 2 tbsp. Italian dressing.
pre-workout snack: 1 piece of whole wheat toast, 1/2 apple.
Post workout shake: 1 scoop of WPI (whey protein isolate)
dinner: 4 oz veggies, 3 oz. steak/chicken/beef/salmon/shrimp/tilapia, 3 oz of sweet potato/rice/whole wheat pasta etc.
What is the best piece of advice Kris provided you with during the program?
I think the best advice was to not necessarily rely on the scale. Since I was putting on muscle, it was important to make sure that I was trying to watch my body fat percentage but not worry about gaining weight since muscle weighs more than fat.
What aspects of the trainer challenged you most?
I think the super-sets were really challenging for me. I am so used to taking 1-2 min breaks between sets, but in this program to keep your heart rate up, you have to keep going with fewer rest periods. But after week 3, I got used to it.
What is your advice for others wanting to do this program?
Do not worry about the outcome. Focus on showing up every day, staying with your diet and getting adequate sleep and hydration. Use this program as an apparatus to focus on yourself and really be the healthiest you that you can be and there will be a great outcome.
What are the top three gym music tracks you listened to most during the trainer?
Sun Doesn't Rise by Mushroomhead
Hungry by Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard
John by Lil Wayne.
What tactics helped you overcome roadblocks in regards to family, social gatherings, diet, workout and career during this trainer?
Before committing to this program, I told all of my friends and family that I was working hard on focusing on myself and for the 2 months, I needed their understanding. They did not judge me, they were very helpful and caring. I also made sure to meal prep and take my proper food to class/work. Staying on a set schedule was key to transforming. Without having a relatively set schedule, I would have made excuses because I am a full-time graduate student and I have a part-time job. But besides being a little more focused, it was easy and I enjoyed the structure in my diet and training.