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Results: Lost 37 lbs of fat and gained 32 lbs of muscle.*

Goal: Manage Weight

Mark Martig


I knew my attitude and character needed changing, even more than my body. My wife left me back in October of 2015, and that really hurt me. I was fat, tired, and felt miserable. I felt depressed and had very little confidence. Also, I had a neck injury that basically made it difficult to lift weights. I do not have a muscle on the right side of my neck (levator scapulae) because my nerves are pinched and do not connect to the muscle. This happened from a hit I took while boxing many years ago. Despite this injury, I was going to do this contest to the best of my abilities and use everything I have anyway. That is what I did. I became so determined. Each day I lifted weights, did my running, ate healthy, took my supplements. I became stronger and stronger. My momentum was getting stronger each day, and it was creating a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for life again. That feeling was so strong it was making the pain disappear. I could only focus on getting happy and being excited. I was doing exercises that hurt when I started but I got used to them. I could not do a bench press when I started, but reached 200 pounds by the time I finished. I gained 32 lbs. of muscle and lost 37 lbs. of fat in 12 weeks; my body fat went from 26.8% to 8.8%. I am 51 and feel 31. No excuses! Thank you Body-for-LIFE!

* BODY FOR LIFE fitness goals vary by person, but through proper diet, resistance training and aerobic training, the BODY FOR LIFE program may help you achieve yours.

Individual results may vary.

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