In the summer 2013 I reached a point where I was completely disoriented about fat loss and muscle growth. I had read so much conflicting information online I didn’t know what to believe anymore.
I remember I followed celebrity workouts at the time. One day I googled “Ryan Reynolds body workout” because I was impressed by his physique in the movie Green Lantern. I clicked on an article called Build a Body like Ryan Reynolds.
Who would’ve thought that click would shape the next few years of my life. That was when I discovered Kinobody.
I was super impressed by Greg’s condition in the video at the end of that article and I thought this guy was worth listening to. After reading a few more posts from him I was hooked. Each article was related to the other ones. Instead of contradicting each other, the pieces of information fitted together. The more I read, the clearer the big picture became.
Kinobody was the first complete fitness philosophy I came across. I loved it.
I got very excited and I applied for Greg’s coaching service. This was my email:
Look what stupid things I was writing. I thought fruits were not carbs…
Anyway, this was Greg’s reply:
At that time I was flat broke. I didn’t have $360 for coaching. I didn’t reply to his email.
I knew I had to learn what to do on my own. So I read every post on Kinobody, watched all his videos and listened to almost all his podcasts. Guess what? Everything I needed was available in the free content.
Here were my results following Greg’s free advice for a month:
The first picture was attached to the consultation email (June 29th) and the second was taken on August 27th
What articles did I read?
Let me share the articles I read and those I consider best on Kinobody right now:
These 4 articles were ALL I needed to learn how to get lean. I was blown away. Greg covers all the basics for fat loss: setting macros, how to count macros, how to do cardio, and how to coax your body to single digit body fat.
If you want to get lean, look no further. Read this.
Intermittent Fasting is probably the most powerful tool you can use to make cutting easier. When I heard Greg purposefully skipped breakfast every day I thought it was weird. But then I tried it. And I never looked back.
IF allows you to eat big meals while cutting. Fat loss becomes 10 times easier! Definitely check this out.
Pushing your first meal later into the day makes the biggest difference for satiety and satisfaction. But you can take it even further.
How many meals you have and how you spread macros in those meals can take your diet from “alright” to “I f***ing love this!!” Greg mastered this. Read that article.
This post was very inspiring for me. It clarified that what I was looking for in the beginning was the Warrior physique. I knew what direction to take with my nutrition and training.
After I read this, my fitness goals were finally clear. I knew what I needed to do to look great. It’s all about maintaining a narrow waist and getting stronger on key exercises. This is a must-read.
Greg’s training approach is focused on the upper body – developing wide shoulders, masculine chest, V shaped torso and clearly defined abs. This is the look that most guys are after.
I built my physique with precisely this strategy.
This training style is a game changer.
With RPT you’ll be doing your heaviest set first while you’re completely fresh. This means being able to handle heavy weights with more ease and power than ever before.
When I read this I realized that I needed to both lose fat and gain muscle and strength to reach my goal physique. If you start from a body fat percentage of ~12-15%, using these training strategies you’ll be able to gain strength and muscle while leaning down.
When you’ve been advancing on the same exact movement for several weeks, inevitably you will hit a plateau. By changing up the variation of an exercise, you continue to build the same movement pathway and muscle groups, without getting stuck.
When I got lean for the first time, I found it very difficult to stay there. I felt hungry all the time and thought about food all day.
In this podcast Greg and a special guest share what you need to do to make staying below 10% body fat easy and enjoyable.
Are you following Kinobody as well? What do you think are the best posts on the site? What piece of information helped you the most? Let me know in the comments below!