I was 130-pounds when I graduated from high school. I was skinny—and I hated it. I would eat and lift, eat and lift, eat and lift until eventually I started gaining size. It took a while—years actually. I spent hours and hours reading about nutrition and different training programs. I tried everything in the gym. You name it, I tried it. Things started to click the more I stuck with it. The programming that I started doing was working, and the way I was eating helped me build muscle while staying incredibly lean at the same time. The more I grew, the more motivated and inspired I became. The 21-Day Shred and the SHRED SERIES are a product of those years of experimentation. The reading, the research, and the guessing and testing has already been done for you. All you need to do is deliver on the work.