Why did you decide to do the 8-Week Hardcore Trainer? What was that aha moment?
I’ve been following Kris for a long time now and have always enjoyed the programs he puts out. I was putting on a decent amount of weight and then saw he was putting out the hardcore trainer. It was perfect timing.
Why did you choose Kris’ 8-Week Hardcore Trainer over other programs?
I’ve followed Kris for quite a while and completed many of his other programs with success. I also feel a level of trust with him and the advice he gives versus the others out there who seem to just want to sell a product. This program really goes in depth on nutrition and training and you finish it much more knowledgeable about health and fitness.
What Kaged Muscle supplements did you take while doing this trainer?
PRE-KAGED, RE-KAGED, Clean Burn, Kasein, Hydra-Charge, Glutamine, Creatine HCl, and BCAA.
Which Kaged Muscle supplements that you used in the program were your favorite and why?
PRE-KAGED and RE-KAGED. The taste of each of these products is great. Pre-workout also didn’t give me jitters like the majority of the other pre-workouts out there do.
Can you provide us with a 1-day sample of the diet you personally followed?
Upon waking: Organic apple cider vinegar, organic lemon juice, alkalizing greens powder, Hydra-Charge, turmeric, and ginger shake.
Meal 1: Egg whites and oats
Meal 2 (post workout): RE-KAGED
Meal 3: 5 oz chicken breast, white rice or baked potato
Meal 4: 5 oz white albacore tuna, white rice or baked potato
Meal 5: Salad with 5 oz of chicken or tuna
Meal 6: 1 scoop Kasein
I followed the macros that the calculator on the nutrition overview page calculated based on the week, my weight, and body fat percentage.
What is the best piece of advice Kris provided you with during the 8-Week Hardcore Trainer program?
How to control your environment. This is really difficult for most people I feel because you will have social events and other things that come up where it might not be convenient to stay on track with diet and training. I learned to say no to most social gatherings during those 8 weeks and put my health first.
What aspects of the trainer challenged you most?
Definitely the double cardio sessions toward the end of the 8 weeks.
What is your advice for others wanting to do this program?
Go for it. It’s only 8 weeks and you will see a complete change in your physique and feel great. You’ll also gain a bunch of knowledge about overall health and fitness.
What are the top three gym music tracks you listened to most during the trainer?
Thrice – “Black Honey”
Gojira – “Art of Dying”
Gojira – “Flying Whales”
What tactics helped you overcome roadblocks in regard to family, social gatherings, diet, workout, and career during this trainer?
I brought all my meals in a cooler bag whenever I had a social gathering. Yes, some people thought it was crazy, but who cares? It was what I needed to do to transform.
Also, I had knee issues in the patella area which really made leg day and double cardio sessions difficult. I found that a knee brace was helpful, and I really focused on form. I had to experiment and come up with some ways around the pain, but it was a great learning process.
Have you done any other Kaged Muscle Trainers, either Kris Gethin’s or other athletes’? If so, which ones?
12- and 8-Week Muscle Builder. 4weeks2shred as well. The daily videos really motivate me to hit the gym hard and stay on track with diet.