“I am 41 now, I feel I am in the best shape of my life, I feel confident, I am happy knowing that I am doing the best I can to serve my god Jehovah in a relatively healthy body. This transformation has been epic! I still have the original goals of hitting those numbers I have been chasing for so long, but Nsima has helped me understand that I can lift like a powerlifter, and still look like a body builder, without turning to PED’s.
LOCATION: New Jersey
I have been “lifting weights” since around 12 years old… I was bullied constantly as a kid. I was the typical chubby kid, had braces, we were kind of poor so we couldn’t afford haircuts at a high frequency. I thought maybe if I gained some muscle, like in the movies, I would have kind of super human powers, get muscles overnight, and have some confidence. At that age I didn’t know about lifting routines, regiments, eating right, etc… I got my father to buy a home gym (bench, with leg attachment, pulley system, some sand weights) started doing all the ‘Broscience’ things. Needless to say, I got hurt a few times, (surprised I didn’t kill myself) and I didn’t know what I was doing. The only time I would pick up the weights after I would get beat up by the local kids, lift for a few weeks, get hurt in the process, then stop. I finally got my mom to sign me up at the local gym at around age 15, there was no ‘YouTube’, internet wasn’t really around during my youth, but I mostly learned from watching the other ‘BIG’ guys at the gym. I grew quite a bit, I was active in school, baseball, basketball, lacrosse and some football, so I had a sort of athletic build, but still didn’t understand, routines, eating, training, sleep.
Fast forward 15 years… before I started working with Nsima, I had learned a few things, and started leaning more towards powerlifting at around 35 and the ‘the big 3’. I knew more about a lot of things because of the internet and YouTube, I would follow the usual powerlifters on YouTube and there advice, but I was stuck in a plateau and wanted to achieve 315 bench, 405 deadlift, and 315 squat before I grew too old to do it. I still had never worked under the guidance of any coach. One day searching for tips on bracing and improving my squat form I stumbled on to ‘TheNattyProfessor’, I was impressed, and the fact that he was BIG and never used steroids impressed me even more. I started going through all the videos from his first to his last, (well last at that point, lol). He made a video about the pros & cons about working with a coach, if it was a good option. I started thinking and wondering at age 40 if I could even make some significant gains… I took a leap of faith and emailed Nsima on January 30th 2018 at 4:52 pm (I still have the email…)
I am 41 now, I feel I am in the best shape of my life, I feel confident, I am happy knowing that I am doing the best I can to serve my god Jehovah in a relatively healthy body. This transformation has been epic! I still have the original goals of hitting those numbers I have been chasing for so long, but Nsima has helped me understand that I can lift like a powerlifter, and still look like a body builder, without turning to PED’s. He has customized my training program many times, always adjusting and making sure things are staying on track. I have only had one small minor setback with my knee (slipped on ice… wasn’t even lifting, LMBO) , and he made sure that I pushed through tailoring the program around the minor injury.
Nsima knows his stuff… he has shared his wealth of knowledge about dieting, lifting, everything! Through his emails and voicemails (more like voice emails), he takes the time to explain (and re-explain) the methods, game plan… he doesn’t leave any details out. He is as thorough as can be!
My diet never really felt like a diet compared to all the different crazy things I have done and tried as far as dieting is concerned, this man has taught me how to enjoy eating, still eat what I want but adhering to a plan. What more can you ask?