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Mike Usher Testimonial


I’m a 9-5 age 40+ father of 3. Unhealthy. Overweight. Out of shape. Dad bod. This was me at age 40.

ATHLEAN-X changed all of that for me.

I am absolutely blown away by the transformation that I have made with the AX-1 Training Camp program.

I took the 3-month program and turned it into 9 months (I did each of the 3 phases 3 times). With nearly 10 inches off my waistline and 50 lbs. lost plus muscle gained, at age 41 I look and feel better than I did at any point in my 20s or 30s.

I never imagined it would be possible for my body to show any kind of vascularity or definition, but ATHLEAN-X gave me exactly that!

I am without a doubt TEAM ATHLEAN for life and can’t wait to try my next program! THANK YOU COACH CAVALIERE!

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1.) What was your age, height, weight and body transformation before and after starting the ATHLEAN-X Training System?

Before: Age 40 / 6’2″ / 229.0 / I didn’t know how to check bf%

After: Age 41 / 6’2″ / 177.2 / just under 10% (calipers)

**I did AX-1 for a total of 9 months**

2.) What made you want to start using the ATHLEAN-X Training System?

Jeff’s YouTube videos provided so much knowledge and were so helpful, I figured the training programs HAD to be good. I wasn’t wrong!

3.) What did you like about the meal plan?

Pumpkin oatmeal! Need I say more? The meal plan gave me a lot of new ideas for food choices.

4.) Did you like the workouts?

I loved them! Before Athlean-X I would spend an hour and a half to two hours in the gym and left feeling like I had been run over by a truck. As a working man and a father of three, that was no longer an option. AX-1 showed me that it was possible to get a full workout done in under an hour and leave the gym feeling great.

5.) Which AX-1 workout was most difficult for you?

The Final X-AM was absolutely BRUTAL; a true test of an individual’s fitness ability. Completing the challenge in the required time and passing the AX-1 program was one of the greatest feelings of accomplishment I’ve ever had.

6.) What did you find most challenging in the process of your transformation?

Taking a break! I felt so good doing AX-1 that I had a tough time relaxing on my rest days. I couldn’t wait for my next workout! But I learned from Jeff just how important rest and recovery are.

7.) What was the biggest takeaway from your ATHLEAN-X experience?

I never imagined that I could get into the best shape of my life over 40 years old. ATHLEAN-X showed me that I could do exactly that.

8.) Would you go through this program again?

I plan to go through it again and “compete against myself” by aiming for new personal records on all of the challenges.

9.) Which ATHLEAN-X program are you using now, or planning to use next?

AX-2 is definitely on my radar and I would love to go through NXT at some point as well.

10.) Would you recommend this program to others? If so, what would you tell them?

I have recommended it to many and will continue to do so. I describe AX-1 as a truly life-changing program; one that can transform you from average to athlete. If you are ready to put in the work, then I can guarantee ATHLEAN-X will give you the very best results you’ve ever had!

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Jeff Cavaliere M.S.P.T, CSCS

Jeff Cavaliere is a Physical Therapist, Strength Coach and creator of the ATHLEAN-X Training Programs and ATHLEAN-Rx Supplements. He has a Masters in Physical Therapy (MSPT) and has worked as Head Physical Therapist for the New York Mets, as well as training many elite professional athletes in Major League Baseball, NFL, MMA and professional wrestling. His programs produce “next level” achievements in muscle size, strength and performance for professional athletes and anyone looking to build a muscular athletic physique.

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