I decided to do this Muscle Building Trainer because I wanted to add lean muscle mass and this challenge presented an opportunity to compete against others with similar goals. Knowing that I was competing against potentially thousands of other people provided extra motivation to never miss a workout, cardio session, or meal.
I’ve completed most of the other trainers that are available on KagedMuscle.com and each one has produced noticeable results while teaching me new lifts, grip positions, and training principles (DTP, pause-rest, etc.). I used to create my own 6 to 10 week training programs, so finding these free trainers has saved me time while producing better results.
My favorite is PRE-KAGED. PRE-KAGED is different from other pre-workouts I’ve used because it doesn’t have a jittery effect, delivers effective amounts of BCAAs and creatine, and has a variety of naturally flavored options.
Wake-Up: Protein bar, banana
Breakfast: Egg-white omelet with ham and mushrooms
Workout: Kaged Muscle PIP Stack
Lunch: Buffalo grilled chicken, brown rice, broccoli
Snack: Plain nonfat Greek yogurt with Micropure Whey Isolate and granola
Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, berries
There is a lot of great advice by Kris to keep you motivated during the program, but I don’t think I could have done it without following his guidance for recovery. Sleep, stretching, and proper supplementation are critical since this program requires some form of activity every day.
I enjoy lifting weights, but committing to cardio every day was the most challenging part for me. Even though most of the cardio sessions were only 15 minutes during this program, it is so tempting to pack up and leave when the weight training is complete. But ultimately, I knew that it had to be done to reduce my body fat percentages to where I wanted them.
Once you commit to doing this program, approach every workout with intensity and trust the process. If you just show up and go through the motions, your results will reflect that. By strictly following Kris’s instructions provided in the videos and reaching true failure in every set, success is inevitable. But noticeable results will take some time and that’s why you have to believe in what you are doing and trust the process.
I think I’m unique when it comes to music selection in the gym, because I prefer to listen to motivational speeches I find on YouTube. When I’m not listening to that, it’s usually fast rap such as NF or Ekoh.
Between my wife, parents, and in-laws I have a great support team who constantly had my back. Yet as a father of two young kids, I had to make a lot of personal sacrifices during this trainer. My commitment was tested during this program when my 15-month-old son had two neck surgeries requiring extensive hospital visits. I decided that I would sacrifice sleep so that I could be present at the hospital when it mattered. I located a gym nearby the hospital and as soon as everyone else went to sleep for the night (ranging anywhere from 7 PM to 3 AM), I would sneak out quietly to get the work in.