SASCHA K: WERK IT
“I’VE BEEN LONG UNDER THE SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT THE ONLY WAY TO GET RESULTS IS TO WORKOUT MORE THAN 3 TIMES A WEEK.
Anything less was considered “maintenance” which translated to “not worth it.” RIZAP, on the other hand, promised results with just 2 workouts per week.
And yes, I was skeptical, too. How can a 50-minute workout 2 days in the week really get me to where I wanted to be?
“In no time, my butt felt like it had been lifted a foot higher, my stomach began to show muscle lines I haven’t seen in years, and my arms became defined again.”
As I mentioned before, RIZAP creates its programs around your goals. They also develop your training sessions around your skill and prior knowledge. Many of their clients have never set foot in a gym, or if they have, they’ve never received any proper training on gym equipment use.
I fell under the “never been trained” umbrella. I was also just scared to try it because dumbbells equal bulking muscles, right? Not when you have proper training and the right regimen for your goals.
Komina started with my form and getting me used to handling the dumbbell in the first few weeks of training.
LEG DAYS, ARM DAYS, ALWAYS CORE, ALWAYS BUTT
I quickly found out that the only thing that would be “routine” about our workout sessions were the stretches in the beginning. From there, we rotated through legs and butt focus one day, arms and abs the next. And just when I’d expect to be back on legs again, she’d give me a full body workout.
By keeping me on my toes while still focusing on the parts of my body that we knew we needed to work on, the 50 minute sessions went by quickly and effectively. In no time, my butt felt like it had been lifted a foot higher, my stomach began to show muscle lines I haven’t seen in years, and my arms became defined again.
Knowing that I wanted my waist to get dramatically smaller, Komina suggested a waist trainer for me. It did the trick. Combining her effective workouts with an effective tool helped trim my waist. In a matter of 2 months, we went down 4 inches (about 10 cm)—I was both shocked and pleased.
PROTEIN & SUPPLEMENTS
Komina also suggested a regimen on protein and supplements that worked best for my body. It soon became second nature for me to take the supplements and incorporate the protein powder into my lunch, after workouts—and in a pinch, for breakfast, too.
After trying a variety of options, I settled on one in which I was able to customize the ingredients.
“As a result, I could see in real time how my body type went from the ‘obese—muscular yet fat’ zone to the ‘healthy—lean and muscular’ zone.”
MEASURING MY SUCCESS
As a monitor, we kept a careful watch on my weight. Every workout session required that I stepped on the precision scale so that we could deeply analyze every change. As a result, I could see in real time how my body type went from the “obese—muscular yet fat” zone to the “healthy—lean and muscular” zone.
We also whipped out the tape measure to check my progress—tracking my arms, bust, waist, natural waist, butt, and legs. It was very satisfying to see everything track very closely to want we wanted to see: leaner arms and legs, thin waist, and keep the butt.
— Sascha Koki
This blog post is part of a Monitor Series. To read more like this, or to see other testimonials from real clients, see here. All opinions are monitor and clients’ own.