A12 Grad: Tom

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1. You’ve just gone through ‘The Amazing 12’ program, please describe where you are physically today compared to where you were when you first started the program.

I’m definitely stronger, I’ve lost body fat and I’m in better shape for sure. Running is easier too. I lost several pant sizes. I now have to tighten my belt and I’ll to have get different pants. Actually my arms are harder to fit into my clothes as my sleeves are too tight. ;] My shirts are loose around my stomach but arms don’t fit… so, not sure where to get shirts at?!  ( It’s a legit A12 Grad Problem ) Maybe I should just cut my sleeve s off like Larry the Cable Guy (joking).

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2. Describe any strength increases you experienced over the last 12 weeks.
I’m stronger ALL around but one of the coolest increases was that I went from Zero pull-ups on week 1 to 4 Pull-ups  WITHOUT training them at all during the program.

73.33% increase in Bench Press
100.00% increase in Lat Pull
133.33% increase in Back Squat
86.96% increase in Deadlift

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3. How is ‘The Amazing 12’ different to other gym experiences you have had in the past and how has it changed your approach to training in the future?

As far as the A12 goes I liked the routine, the accountability to the coach and the other participants, the times and way Scott tracked every set and rep of every lift every day.  With regard to coaching Scott is more hands on, essentially delivering one-on one coaching. Although there’s four people per group you get way more attention than other programs I’ve experienced.

At other programs I’ve participated in it’s about getting as many people in the door as possible so you get lost in the crowd, but here Scott watches everybody. He tells us what to do, what we’re doing wrong, how to do this and that. The level of attention to detail and safety is significant.

Technique taught at other programs is nowhere near this level. I’ve been in programs where they recruit their teaches from the student base, so they only know as much (maybe)  as the students do.  None of the trainers I’ve worked with in the past have had the training, the certifications experience, qualifications that Scott does. He KNOWS the right/safe/effective way to do things and it makes ALL the difference.

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4. What has been the biggest change you have noticed over the past 12 weeks?
I’ve improved in both STRENGTH & SIZE as well as posture and I feel really energized compared to before.  I notice I’m craving healthier food and I don’t crave eating junk food/fast food like I used to.

5. How do you feel about yourself today compared to when you walked in the door?
I feel good and I’ve gotten compliments from a lot of people!

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6. If a person was considering taking part in the A12 program but was unsure or skeptical and asked your opinion on whether or not they should do it, what would you say to that person?
If you’re serious about changing your body the A12 works.  I highly recommend it to others, after all “the proof is in the pudding”. Just look at the photos, not just my own… but others from the program and around the world from other A12 coaches. It’s the real deal, it’s not photoshopped. Other people might say they can’t afford it, but I KNEW it was going to be worth it so I was willing to save and do it because I knew Scott as a trainer in the past, I like the way he teaches and I could tell the program was legit.

7. Additional Comments: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
If you want accountability, quality instruction, a coach that cares and a program that’s proven to work, I highly recommend Scott and the Amazing 12 program.

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A12 Graduate: David

Congratulations to David who just completed his first wave of the Amazing 12 and has already begun his second. Dramatic strength gains, 20.lbs lost, muscle added and a much slimmer waist. David has laid the foundation for an even more dramatic change in the months to come. 

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1. You’ve just gone through ‘The Amazing 12’ program, please describe where you are physically today compared to where you were when you first started the program.

I lost 20 lbs., lost fat, gained muscle and built up my endurance. My clothes fit better and my belt goes to the last notch. Multiple people told me how much weight I lost in my face.

2. Describe any strength increases you experienced over the last 12 weeks.

I have drastically raised my level of strength through this program. [On average David was able to add 86%  more weight to the  bar on all of his lifts]
Bench press 106% increase
Lat Pulldown: 94% increase
Military Press 69% increase
Squat 83% increase
Deadlift 80% increase

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3. How is ‘The Amazing 12’ different to other gym experiences you have had in the past and how has it changed your approach to training in the future?

I think it came down to being disciplined and overcoming my fears of lifting. The program lays out what you need to do to succeed and John Scott implemented the plan perfectly.

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4. What has been the biggest change you have noticed over the past 12 weeks?

The loss of fat around my midsection has been dramatic.

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5. How do you feel about yourself today compared to when you walked in the door?

I feel more confident and strong. There is nothing like wearing a new shirt that fits you well and getting compliments because of it.

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6. If a person was considering taking part in the A12 program but was unsure or skeptical and asked your opinion on whether or not they should do it, what would you say to that person?

It was well worth the time and money. If you follow the plan, you will be very happy with your results.

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7. Additional Comments: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

John Scott Stevens is a professional and he pushes you to be better everyday. Personal trainers are a dime a dozen, but their are few who take it personally if you don’t succeed. He does. That’s the type of trainer I want.

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A12 Graduate: Drew

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Please congratulate Drew on his 12 Week Physique Transformation
Drew improved all lifts by at least 100%  and was able to adhere to the program despite traveling on business during the program.  
23.lbs lost, muscle gained, clothes fitting better, and all lifts improved from week 1 by at least 100% in some cases over 200%.  Stay tuned for more to come as he has already started his  second 12 weeks.

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A12 Graduate: Michaela

Michaela's 12 Week Physique Transformation Success Story with the Amazing 12 Omaha - Omaha Elite Kettlebell

Michaela’s 12 Week Physique Transformation Success Story with the Amazing 12 Omaha – Omaha Elite Kettlebell

An Amazing Vegetarian Transformation achieved by completing all 60 training sessions, and homework in 12 Weeks.  Coming into the program this strong woman shared the same struggles most women have battling the common misconceptions that in order to lose fat and get “toned” you must eat less, lift light weights and do tons of high intensity cardio.

The A12 plan required her to eating vastly more food than she was accustomed to AND had her lifting heavy 5 days per week.  Over the course of 12 weeks her strength levels more than doubled in every single lift AND she set our bench press record with 120 continuous reps in single set during her grad workout.  As a results she lost over 20.lbs and dropped several pant sizes. 

This kind of transformation is proof positive that eating way more food and lifting weights doesn’t make girls bulky, it’s makes girls into strong healthy women. Furthermore it’s proof that a holistic transformation is NOT about weight loss, starvation, cleanses, wraps or and endless cardio sessions… The kind of transformations the A12 are known for are the result of fat-loss combined, lean muscle and insane strength gains.

 

1. You’ve just gone through ‘The Amazing 12’ program, please describe where you are physically today compared to where you were when you first started the program.*

I have always been an active person. The difference from before to after The Amazing 12 was major. Before I would do a lot of long distance running and a small amount of weight lifting. After The Amazing 12 I am a lot stronger and now incorporate sprints every other day along with my distance runs. Weight lost: 27 lbs   As result of the  program I dropped in pant size from a 29 to 25/26. Most of my old clothes are now too big; I was a Medium in shirt size, I  now wear a Small.

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2. Describe any strength increases you experienced over the last 12 weeks.*

I’ve increased over 100% of all my lifts from when I started. I’ve also learned proper lifting technique.

3. How is ‘The Amazing 12’ different to other gym experiences you have had in the past and how has it changed your approach to training in the future?*

The nutritional aspect was huge for me. I’ve always had a gym membership, but this was my first time having a trainer and specific program tailored to meet my needs and goals. It has changed my approach to weight lifting 100%.

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4. What has been the biggest change you have noticed over the past 12 weeks?*

Weight loss, muscle gains, strength, nutritional knowledge and overall feeling better! I’ve spent years lifting on and off at gyms and never had the results I was able to gain after completing this 12 week program. Not only did I lose weight, I gained muscle and now have definition. During the program I went to bed earlier on a schedule of meal prep, sleep, workout, repeat.  Didn’t drink alcohol for the entire 12 weeks which saved money and made us more productive on weekends with being active, not drinking. My body definitely craves healthy food! Greasy food makes me feel slow and sick to my stomach. I now stay away from bread and eat a ton more greens. I also used to drink a lot of sugar free energy drinks. I didn’t have a single on during the program and now don’t crave them at all.

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5. How do you feel about yourself today compared to when you walked in the door?

I feel good! I stuck with the program, never missed a meal post, never missed a class and never missed a density run or sprint “homework”. The hard work paid off. I’ve completely changed my eating habits. I’ve been a vegetarian for 20 years and by following the nutritional program I was able to gain muscle, increase my meals and eat a ton healthier than I was before. I have a better understanding of what foods I need to eat to fuel my body and gain muscle – all without eating any meat! This just goes to show that vegetarians can lift heavy and gain lean muscle, all while eating 6 meals a day. It has changed my life and the way I look at food and meal planning and prepping. I have so much more energy and strength.

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6. If a person was considering taking part in the A12 program but was unsure or skeptical and asked your opinion on whether or not they should do it, what would you say to that person?*

Do it. You won’t regret it. If you want to gain strength and gain knowledge on nutrition and feel and look better, then this program is for you. Take the time to invest in a healthier you and don’t keep putting it off!

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7. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I’ve been a vegetarian for 20 years. Before A12 program I never ate breakfast other than coffee, ate a power bar for lunch or yogurt, and snacked on junk and carbs for supper. I substituted carbs for meat. I ate 1-2 meals a day. This changed 100% during and after A12 to 4-5 small meals a day consisting of a healthy foods… greens, protein,  healthy fats, little to no carbs, ton more veggies and NO MEAT! Vegetarians  can do the program too and succeed.

 

NOTE:
Despite losing 27.lbs Michaela obviously added muscle meaning she lost more than 27lbs of fat… ALL while eating more and lifting heavy. Proof that lifting heavy and eating more WON’T necessarily make women bulky, more often than not it makes them… look, feel and perform better.

9 Week in Michaela lost 20.lbs by eating MORE and lifting HEAVY 5 days per week.

Heavy Weights and Eating More doesn’t make Women bigger, it makes them AWESOME!

 

A12 GRADUATE: JOSH

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1. You’ve just gone through ‘The Amazing 12’ program, please describe where you are physically today compared to where you were when you first started the program.

Energy, strength, weight loss, knowledge of food and how my body responds to it. These are some of the things I gained by going through the A12 experience. At 6’2″, I’ve always been around 190 .lbs but the last few years even though I’m active with basketball and some lifting, I saw my weight gain to 230 .lbs and my back felt it. Today, I’m down to around 210 but it’s healthy, my waist is down 3-4 sizes and my core is strong which in turn has had a positive effect on my pre-existing lower back injury.

 

2. Describe any strength increases you experienced over the last 12 weeks.

Really glad to see the strength increase across the board and it’s addictive. You want to keep pushing yourself to that next mental goal.

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Josh’s Amazing 12 Omaha 12 Week Physique Transformation Success Story.

3. How is ‘The Amazing 12’ different to other gym experiences you have had in the past and how has it changed your approach to training in the future?

The reason why I did the Amazing12 was because I saw the transformation some friends did and was impressed with their results. The classes are small, which means 1 on 1 time with the coach/s and they adjust your workouts based on your numbers. I’ve had a personal trainer in the past and it’s the same old thing, I show up, he works you out and that’s it. There’s no extra work those trainers are putting in to help and better you. With A12, John Scott Stevens put in that extra effort and catered to my needs and goals.

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Josh’s Amazing 12 Omaha 12 Week Physique Transformation Success Story.

4. What has been the biggest change you have noticed over the past 12 weeks?

I became a lot more lean but gained definition and bulk at the same time. The energy and cardio is up significantly as well. A lot of the success goes to the nutrition that they teach. It’s all simple, but the direction and dedication to it is the biggest challenge initially. But after a couple of weeks, I could see and feel a difference and knew that it came from the food. It has made me really think about what I’m putting into my body to fuel my activities and it’s something I’ll continue to be mindful of going forward.

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Josh’s Amazing 12 Omaha 12 Week Physique Transformation Success Story.

 

5. How do you feel about yourself today compared to when you walked in the door?

I feel great about the decision to do A12 first and foremost. It’s about a lifestyle change and I may not be as strict as I was during the program, but I’ll definitely use what I learn and I’ll definitely go through the program again.

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6. If a person was considering taking part in the A12 program but was unsure or skeptical and asked your opinion on whether or not they should do it, what would you say to that person?

Do it. You can google workouts like I did, or look up meal plans and try to hit the gym “faithfully” but you don’t have the accountability and the facebook class/group you are apart of pushing you to do better. Until you go through A12 and get the coaching, nutrition, advice, techniques and set your goals you won’t truly realize the differences that it makes from what you’ve been doing on your own. How often do you hear people say, “I’m going to the gym but not really seeing any results!” It’s because they don’t have the A12 formula. You want that A12 Secret Sauce, it’s so tasty! Get some!