Transformation: “Unmotivated” Maxx Amato Sheds 55 Pounds in 17 Months
What Was Your Life Like Before Your Transformation?
Depressed, lethargic, un-motivated, sad, stressed, heartbroken, and full of anxiety.
I Woke up one day and realized it was time to be healthy. I had all that weight on playing college football so when it ended I needed a change and to lose the weight and fix my mindset. I had many goals for my future and it all started with losing this weight and getting in the best shape of my life
What Were Your Major Struggles or Challenges?
Maintaining strength while dieting was tough as well as controlling my sweet tooth and daily stresses.
What Was Your Workout and Cardio Plan During Your Transformation?
I worked out 6 days a week: 3 heavy days and 3 hypertrophy days and I did cardio 3-4 times a week and focused on HIIT training.
What Was Your Eating Plan During Your Transformation?
I started with cleaning up the types of food I ate and when somewhat Paleo. After I made that transition I stuck to somewhat flexible dieting and made sure I was in a slight caloric deficit 6 days a week and the seventh day I went into a slight surplus to continue to grow my muscles while I was burning fat.
Detail Your Supplement Plan During Your Transformation
- Milk thistle
- Vitamin D
- Coconut oil
- Fish oil
- Creatine monohydrate
What Were Your Major Accomplishments or Milestones?
The fact that I put about 30 pounds on my bench, 50 on squat and 50 on deadlift all while progressively burning fat. Made me feel constant progress every day in some way.
Detail Your 3 Biggest Mistakes
- Too much cardio
- Didn’t eat enough
- Not enough sleep
3 Biggest Things You Learned During Your Transformation?
- Overtraining doesn’t exist with weights, you can always push yourself to the limits and the body will adapt.
- Progressive overload plus hypertrophy was my key to maintaining and gaining strength along the fat loss journey.
- All negative mind sets can be overcome by properly fueling the body and mind and training your face off.
Final Words of Advice for Others Looking to Make a Change?
Hold yourself accountable for your own progress. Notice the daily changes in your body, mind, attitude, and lifestyle. Find a way to be better every day to keep you motivated.
Find clean foods you enjoy and fit those into your macros to keep you happy. Don’t constantly eat foods you dislike, make your transformation an enjoyable one. That will be how it becomes a healthy lifestyle.