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Alex’s Amazing Transformation

Can a 5’8″ guy who weighs over 250 ever hope to see a 6 pack?  Alex thought that could never happen, but he sure wasn’t happy with the way he was so he determined to make a change and see what he could accomplish.  He plugged in with some friends from teamRIPPED, got rocking with Insanity, and lost a lot of body fat.  He then went to P90X and built some muscle while losing even more body fat.  And then he graduated to a P90X/Insanity hybrid, and after 3 rounds of hard work with Beachbody’s hardcore workout programs my man Alex can proudly show off some absolutely AMAZING results!

You crushed it bud!

Alex isn’t so tech savvy, so I don’t have a video to show you.  But these pics and his story below say it all.

Alex before:

alex before

Alex after Insanity, P90X, and a P90X/Insanity Hybrid:

alex after

Now that is getting it done teamRIPPED Style!!!  Way to go Alex!!!

Alex’s Story =

Hey TeamRipped!

I’ve always been a bigger guy my entire life, ever since I could remember at least.  I was once in decent shape not ripped by any means but happy with myself in high school.  I played football in high school and lifted almost daily but never actually dialed in my diet so I was what I like to call fluffy muscular. Which I was happy with because I could eat anything I wanted, plus I could have used the extra weight because I played offensive line.  Growing up I was always told “you’re not fat your just husky or big boned” and “you’ll never be skinny just be happy with yourself” and I actually bought into and truly believe what I was being told.

Well I went off to college and moved out of my mother’s house. In your first year of college they tell you be careful you’ll gain the freshmen 15; well I gained more like the freshmen 40.  I went from weighting 220 to 260 in quick span of time. I thought I could keep eating whatever I wanted without working out and before I knew it I had literally BLOWN UP.  I was in the worse shape of my life and had a hard time walking around campus let alone working out or running a mile.  I suddenly became very unhappy with myself and hated who I had become.  I’m going to The University of Cincinnati and studying Criminal Justice and Psychology and my goal is to become a Law Enforcement officer.  I knew that if I wanted to accomplish this goal I would have to make huge changes to my life style habits but I didn’t know where or how to start.  One night while watching and munching out on junk food I stumbled across an Insanity info commercial and saw all the great results that these people where getting who once looked like how I looked then.  I figured it was worth a try.  I ordered Insanity did the fit test and could barely walk to class the next day.  The following day I did the Plyometric Cardio Circuit and literally thought I was going to have a heart attack.  To say the least I put Insanity in the closet and it became more of a dust collector.

Last summer I was getting ready to go on vacation to Florida and started going to gym and started eating semi healthy (Anything was better than what I was doing; I was eating fast-food almost daily).  I ended up losing the 30 pounds and got down to 230.  But this time my body type looked much different than it did a of couple years ago in high school which became very evident in the pictures that were taken on the beach with my shirt off.  I looked like some type of whale that a fisherman would catch and reel into the beach.  I was so embarrassed and I knew that I needed help and didn’t know where to get it.

That’s when one day while I was Facebook one of my old buddies from high school who was also a heavier guy like me Jake Bohanan (He’s also a TeamRipped Hall of Fame member) posted his P90X/Insanity pictures and it had absolutely floored me with how good he looked.  He was raving about TeamRipped and Coach Wayne so I had to look them up to see what all the fuss was about. Once I looked up Coach Wayne and TeamRipped and watched a few of the Hall Fame video and transformations, I was hooked.  I couldn’t stay off Coach’s website reading all his articles trying to soak up as much information as possible.  This is when I found out how to truly eat healthy and what it takes to get ripped.  I ordered Shakeology right way!

For my first round I did a complete round of Insanity because I knew that I had a lot of body fat to lose I’m only 5’8 and I weighted a chunky 230.  I lost 33 pounds and got down to 197.  I then followed Coach Wayne’s advice and ordered P90X a did a full round of P90X and got down to 175 and saw a lot of muscle growth and tone up but I wanted that six pack.  I’ll even admit I could have probably had the six pack during my second round it was starting to come in but I fell of the nutrition wagon at the start of the 3rd phase the week of 21st birthday and literally ate very sloppy on and off for about a month before totaling recommitting myself to eating nothing but clean foods.  This time I knew I was totally dedicated and nothing was going to stop me. So I did a hybrid of P90X/Insanity and I finally got the six pack and ripped looked that I was striving for.  I’m now in the very best shape I’ve ever been in my entire life. Without Coach Wayne and TeamRipped I know that none of this would have been possible and I would still be the fat guy that I once was.  Before starting my Beachbody journey I never thought I would weight under 200 pounds. As of today, I now weigh 164 pounds.  I’m now so much happier with myself and my life.  I know for a fact that I’m ready to kill any physical entrance exam that I will have to take for Law Enforcement Career.  Thanks again Coach Wayne and TeamRipped without you guys none of this would have been possible!!! And remember, BRING IT!!!!

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10 comments
JakeBohanan
JakeBohanan

Great job Tinch. Im glad I introduced you to teamripped and coach wayne. you have done a great job!

kimtincher70
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Alexander you look amazing!!!!!  I'm amazed every time I see you. I'm so happy that you lost all that weight and that you feel so much better about youself. Keep up the great work!!!  You make my heart swell with pride!! I love you...Love Mom

Jhgjr55
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Alex... I am proud of you! I have a Sheriffs Deputy I am going to show this to, he is wanting to get into the Texas Department of Public Safety Academy. I will say to him, "take note!" Great job!

Alex_T
Alex_T like.author.displayName 1 Like

Thank you everyone! Your comments are much appreciated! It was a lot of hard work but definitely worth it!

SC1989
SC1989 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Great work man you look amazing. It's the success stories like yours plus the tips from our coach that gives me all the motivation that I need to stay focused and committed. GREAT WORK DUDE!!!!!!!!

DBerning
DBerning like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Wow, 66 pounds gone!  Way to stay committed!  You should be really proud of what you have accomplished.

Rishi_D
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You are ripped !

Your story reminds me a lot of my current journey.... I did not get to my goal in one round of P90X but I keep on going anyways. Pushing play everyday and hoping to get there soon... 

coachdavidj
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That is an AMAZING transformation! Way to go! #teamRIPPED

Pete_45_UK
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WOW !! Brilliant Results Alex . Well done and Keep Bringing it !