Scrawny to Brawny: George’s Story
For anyone following the gym, you’ll have seen George’s name pop up every now and again. And it is with good reason too. Here’s how George went from Scrawny to Brawny
George was one of the first guys to join the gym on opening back in 2014. Since then, he has never been afraid to put in the work week in, week out. He’s always looking to learn and after only a few quick months he made rapid progress.
Thankfully, he was no longer able to fit into his favourite pair of skinny jeans thanks to Squats and Deadlifts (that’s my good deed to humanity done).
Anyways, I’ll let George take it from here:
“I’ve been in Stronglife for just over 2 years now and I am shocked at the progress I have been able to make since joining there. Before going to Stronglife I didn’t know what I was doing in different gyms and never made much progress. When I joined Stronglife, straight away it felt very laid back and was a comfortable place to train. Colm’s help has made a massive boost on my strength gains and I have finally been able to gain some size too which has been a battle over the years.
Training in StrongLife has made a massive difference to my confidence and overall health and shape. I always struggled with eating the right amount of food and knowing what to eat. Over the last year I’ve learned a lot more about nutrition and eating right to match my goals which has massively helped in adding size, strength and some more weight.
I had no idea how to deadlift or squat before joining and was very weak. When I started I was barely able to Squat 40kg and Bench 50kg now I am able to Squat 135kg 1RM and 95kg 1RM Bench. The first day I came to StrongLife my Deadlift 1RM was 120kg and now I managed to get a 200kg Deadlift which is a massive shock/improvement which I would never had imagined myself being able to do.
I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this if it wasn’t for Colm. He has been a huge help and always keeps me motivated and on the right track. Colm is very easy to get along with and I always have a laugh in there and never feel pressure to do anything. Being in Stronglife is different to any other gym I have been in and you are surrounded by a great bunch of people.”
As the pics show, he has put in some serious work and he’s got the results he deserves!
He has followed all our own tailored programs to help him gain size and strength.
For a guy that weighs around 72kg he has got some impressive lifts in such a short space of time.
He loved training here so much he has done a Certification in Gym Instruction and is pursuing a career in the fitness industry as we speak.
He’s been a fantastic guy to have around the place (he gets in on the craic a lot – his first day he strolled in wearing an England jersey so there’s always been jokes from day one). He’s grown so much since he came in back in 2014 and he’s a big favourite with everyone in the gym.
Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll be losing him in September when he heads back to the UK. However, it’s been a pleasure helping make such a difference in his life so far.
He’s a top geeza! (he’s from London bruv).