When I was in High School, I started working out because I couldn't get a girlfriend.
I had friends who were girls, but they wouldn't bat an eye at me. All the guys in my school who "got the girl" were jocks.
I thought to myself, "if I can build a body better than the jocks, then I have a chance at getting a girlfriend."
So I started training in the gym. I started lifting doing your typical "bro split".
Chest on Monday. Back on Tuesday. Arms & Abs on Thursday. Legs and Cardio on Fridays.
I used this routine for 2 years, and it got me no-where. Maybe I gained half a pound of muscle and lost half a pound of fat, but the scale said 150 lbs for 2 years (at a height of 5'11).
Then I went to University and decided I need to try something else, so I dug deep into the research of what the "old school" bodybuilders used when they first started building muscle.
Everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) used a full body workout to build their bodies.
Robby Robinson used a Full Body Workout to build his first 30lbs of muscle:
Steve Reeves used a Full Body Workout to build his first 30lbs of muscle:
Dorian Yates used a Full Body Workout to build his first 20lbs of muscle:
Bill Pearl used a Full Body Workout to build most of his size:
Even Arnold Schwarzenegger used a Full Body Workout to build his first 20-30lbs of muscle:
The fact is that all of the biggest guys built the foundation of their muscle with Full Body Workouts.
I told myself, "ok Jason, time to go all in. Try out this Full Body workout thing, and follow it to a 'T' for the next 4 months. If it doesn't work, then it's your crappy genetics and you just can't build muscle."
So I did a Full Body Workout 3-4x per week starting in August of 2008. At this date, I was 150 lbs.
Fast forward 4 months.
I came back home for Christmas at 177 lbs.
My neck was bigger, my arms were bigger, my legs were bigger.
My waist was smaller and more defined. I actually had a six-pack for the first time in my life.
I walked into my home a Christmas time. My brother took one look and me and his jaw dropped,
"Holy shit. Your neck is huge."
I was seeing myself in the mirror every day so it was hard to see the dramatic change, but the last time my brother saw me, I was 150 lbs and skinny fat. He was looking at a completely different person.
This transformation changed my life. My confidence skyrocketed, and I met the girl of my dreams and we were together for over 8 years. I accredit all this to my full-body workouts, and this month I'm paying homage to my Full Body workouts with the Max Fit Lab Workout-of-the-Month: Full Body Fubar.