Jim Matt

Jim Matt

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Blast Beach Ready Final Post 

  • Aug 12th, 2019 at 8:16AM

We did it Team Avila! 28 days of intense workouts, lean diet (never saw any AMAYW on my diet, and Chen ran me carb-free for dinner most of the time). We laughed, we cried, we conquered and we SLEPT....hopefully!

Got to say I really enjoyed the program. Probably my #3 behind Chisel and Bellz 2. The workouts were intense but relatively snappy. I was definitely feeling heavy in the legs and in the brain pretty much the whole time. Like hanging on for dear life, but that is what happens when you fly close to the sun like this.

As for results: very surprising actually. I compiled some numbers since we purchased a fancy scale that is supposed to track body mass, body fat, body muscle, etc. I don't believe the absolute numbers, but I do believe the trend. And the trend was stunning: I weigh more now (169.4 pounds) than I did at the end of KB2 (166.9 pounds) with a big BUT(T): muscle mass is up from 145.4 pounds to 149.8 pounds and fat mass is down from 14.7 to 12.6 pounds. So not only did I shed fat mass (expected) but gained a fair amount of muscle mass (totally unexpected). So for this reason, I have to say Beach Blast exceeded expectations.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12KskWHJsqUDG1ew6Ci9R7DNyZ0uN9ywk_ZXRiiRAE3w/edit?usp=sharing

Most of all I feel great except for needing an extended nap! I felt like I ran the diet pretty lean, missed some grams here and there and the no alcohol streak fell apart during the final week. But I feel like I got out of it more than I put into it on the diet front, so a win nevertheless. Not too bad for being in, "summer mode."

What's next? A week of kettlebell and HIIT workouts then off to the mountains in 8 days. Was toying with the idea of doing Reboot in September...not sure I will go that route because I want to keep the intensity level high. At the end of September I'm back out to Colorado for mountain shenanigans and Great American Beer Fest. Definitely going to sign up for T-shirt Blast in October, who is with me?

Thanks to Patrick for developing this program, it works! And Nate Dawg our trainer, the strong and quiet voice that kept us going. To all my Avila teammates, great job and keep on crushing it!

 
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13 comments

Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Member
over 1 year ago

Way to push this program past it’s limits. Loved watching your upgrades. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


    Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
    over 1 year ago

    You like big butts, and you cannot lie...
    Those are some sick numbers, Rainman stamp of approval!
    You had me at Great American Beer Fest....
    My top 3 are the same (great minds), though different order, and I’m in for 2 BLASTS Sep/Oct deciding which to do when...


      Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
      Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

      @Fiah: I’m all over T-shirt Blast in October, we should just....DOITDOIT! In the mean time two big trips to the mountains should keep me lean enough....

      I think I’ll get some more data points, interestingly in KB2 I was leanest and lightest at about Day 60. Chen then threw a fuck-ton of AMAYW at me the last 30 days so that probably explains the slight gain in fat and body mass.

      Absolutely no complaints coming out of Beach Blast, planning to dust off them Bellz tomorrow AM at Home Base®️!


        Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Member
        over 1 year ago

        Great to train with you, Jim! You set the bar high for all of us from day one and I always looked forward to reading about your daily workout extras. Enjoy your time in the mountains and see you on the blogs again in Sept!


          Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Member
          over 1 year ago

          Those numbers are impressive! I lost 1.5kg (which is a lot for a petite me) ..curious about muscle mass.
          Would love to train with you again Jim. (But not on T-shirt Blast ;-)
          Thank you for pulling the team strong. Definitely needed you on brutal Blast!


            Elodie C.Elodie C.Kenzai Member
            over 1 year ago

            Well done! Awesome stats!


              Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
              over 1 year ago

              Congrats on a great four weeks. I just might see you on Tshirt in October.


                Ambar T.Ambar T.Kenzai Member
                over 1 year ago

                Impressive numbers and great results Jim!! Sounds like you have a blast in this one, I’m totally giving it a try soon. Enjoy your time in Colorado.


                  Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
                  Trainerover 1 year ago

                  I can't possibly catch up on your million posts from the last couple months, but you're looking mighty fit and toned in that photo! Woo woo!


                    Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Member
                    Trainerover 1 year ago

                    Jim!!! It was great having you on the team man and I'm glad we got to train side by side, albeit in different programs.

                    I love your methodical and relentless approach, data tracking, and absolute slaying of Beach Ready. You are like a superhero scientist! A program that make us mere mortals quiver in fear and jelly legs you increase the difficulty of and add in work! Insane.

                    Great work, amazing results, and I hope we get to do this again but in the trenches together. I'll brew an Aeropress in your honor sir. Congrats and complete!


                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                      Head Trainerover 1 year ago

                      Unstoppable. Unflappable. Jim, you are mighty!


                        Martin D.Martin D.Kenzai Member
                        over 1 year ago

                        Congrats on the awesome results. Fat loss, muscle gain = Kudos! Look forward to October session. Enjoy your time in the mountains


                          Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Member
                          over 1 year ago

                          Congrats Jim - looking buff!


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