John Glaude looks like any normal gym rat. He’s got great arms, impressive traps (the muscle that stretches across your back but will be noticeable above your collarbone if it’s developed) and tight pecs.
But what you won’t instantly see is the 19 month-long journey of learning, education and crazy hard work that it’s taken to get him to this point.
John has lost 160lbs in that time, that’s the equivalent of 1.25 of me! I just can’t get my head round how that must have felt having to carry around all of that mass.
It all started with nutrition, which is one thing that I always tell people. You can’t out-exercise a bad diet as Instagram keeps telling me and in John’s case, it was definitely true. For the first 3 months he just focused on his diet, cutting out all of the processed food, before he started working out.
Then he started doing gentle cardio which eventually got really boring. As it does. Cardio is not the be all and end all people! So seven months ago he started lifting weights and hasn’t looked back.
His body has changed more in the last seven months than it has in the entire time he’s been losing weight which just goes to show that cardio alone isn’t going to give you that defined and lean look that everyone wants.
However, when you’re a size 5XL, your skin has to stretch to accommodate that mass so what happens when your mass shrinks? Yep, you end up with skin that is still thinking you’re 360lbs.
This is the position that John is currently in with a lot of loose skin on his chest, stomach and thighs.
Strangely enough though, he’s happy with his body. It’s a testament to how hard he’s worked and it shows that he’s not finished yet. You can see his muscles under the loose skin which is actually quite interesting.
I’ve never seen pecs without nipples on top!
Anyway, hats off to John, I’m impressed with how he’s turned his life around and I can’t wait to see what he achieves in the next 19 months.