Here’s your new interview with one of the winners from the 12th Adonis Golden Ratio Transformation Contest.
Today John talks to Harold Shim who placed 4th in our last 12-Week Transformation contest.
Harold, who is an actual Doctor by profession stumbled upon AGR systems after first following the principles of “intermittent fasting” from Brad Pilon’s Eat Stop Eat. Discouraged by the temporary, unsustainable results from “Fad Diets” Harold was enjoying the success of his new dieting regiment when he realized in order to achieve his goal of becoming “lean & shredded” he would need a workout to compliment this new approach.
He openly admits at first he was skeptical, but quickly noticed the AGR systems were the only program he found where the emphasis was building a balanced body as opposed to just strength training.
Taking advice and tips from previous contest winners he decided to enter AT12 on a whim. However, he booked a photo shoot early on to help keep him accountable.
Following in the footsteps of previous contest winners, Harold underwent a “Golden Transformation” procedure of his very own!
Scroll down to read more of Harold’s transformation journey in his own words.
But first, check out Harold’s AT12 Pictures:
“Just because you know how to bang nails, doesn’t mean you know how to build a house… Having found the AGR program I’ve come to recognize that this system masters the process of constructing your physique to properly transform into it’s Ideal/Golden Measurements.”
– Harold Shim, AT12 Contest Winner
The Golden Way: Gaining Muscle in a Deficit
Harold has held the banner high for the AGR approach of transformation possibilities within a 12 week period! Harold is our second documented contestant to have gained muscle while in a weight loss deficit. He Lost 14.5 pounds of fat while simultaneously gaining 9 pounds of muscle!
As verified by the DEXA Scan:
Harold’s Transformation Essay:
Funny how many of us were “athletes” at one time in our lives and think to ourselves that changing our bodies should be something that we can easily do ourselves. After all we’ve all lifted weights and we could follow anyone of a million diets. On the contrary, it’s no less stupid than thinking I can build a house because I know how to cut wood and bang nails! Ummm NO!
What drew me to the AGR Systems was two-fold. First off, I finally decided that if I didn’t try to get the body I wanted now, I likely never would and second, at age 50 I would be losing muscle mass very quickly if I didn’t do something to slow it down. I first started by stumbling across ESE which gave me that … “duh of course stupid!” moment. From there I looked for a comprehensive weight training program and through the ESE links I found Adonis.
As recommended I did my initial Dexa Scan which put me at 17% body fat. After following the basics of ESE and the Adonis program to the “T”, my Dexa on Nov 27,13 showed that I dropped 7kg of fat and put on 4kg of lean muscle giving me a body fat now of 8.1%
I started trying to mess with success towards the end by looking for ways to speed the last bit of fat loss. Fortunately, I returned to the AGR principles recognizing that the last leg of the journey will take some more patience and trust. The goals I set out for myself only 12 weeks back are unchanged and really should be unchanged. Get in the best shape of my life, make the changes easy and most of all make it sustainable. Thanks Guys!
What an amazing transformation you’ve had! Better yet, your results were documented by the Dexa. I really enjoyed listening to your interview and have a great deal of respect for you not only as a contestant, but as a Doctor in a very demanding profession. Thank you for your willingness to listen and apply the success principles of the contest winners who have gone before you. Your transformation raises the banner high for the “Golden Army.”
My biggest take-away was a phrase or quote you mentioned during your interview, “Just because you know how to bang nails, doesn’t mean you know how to build a house.” That’s a “Golden” nugget if I ever heard one!
Look forward to hearing more updates from you along your journey with the Adonis Lifestyle. Congrats again Harold!
your brother in Iron,
Allen Elliott | Adonis Golden Ratio Ambassador
Harold’s Transformation Interview:
To listen to Harold’s transformation podcast interview click below: