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From Flabby To Ripped In 8-Weeks: John’s BuiltLean Review

By Marc Perry / July 1, 2017

I’m excited to share with you an email I just received from John who lives in London.

John just completed my 8-Week Transformation Program and kindly shared his experience and praise. John’s transformation is certainly among the best I’ve seen in only 8-weeks. As you can see from his photos, he went from flabby to a shredded six-pack. AWESOME results.

Here’s what John wrote to me:

Hey Marc,

I had worked in London for 7 years and my job required an entertaining lifestyle of eating and drinking, which had more than caught up with me…it was starting to weigh me down…literally.

To curb the pounds I was putting on, I started running during lunch, and even committed to a dry month of January. This saw me go from 72kg to 69kg, results which I thought at the time were amazing. It wasn’t until I finished the 8 week BuiltLean program did I realize how much more running I would have had to do in order to look this lean!

I went from 71kg at the end of May to 63kg in the space of 8 weeks, but definitely put on loads of muscle at the same time. My body fat dropped from 26% to 13% (maybe lower at finality) at week 7.

The exercise and nutrition programs were easy to follow, but you have to be mentally motivated and physically willing to transform your body. If you are, this program will give you all the results you want to achieve. Not only have I lost fat and gained muscle, but I’ve also learned how and what to eat to have a healthy lifestyle.

Thanks Marc. (my wife says thank you as well!)

John Pinelli


  • Don Pillay says:

    Well done John. You are an inspiration. The results speak for themselves.

    • Paul Groditski says:

      Prolly cuz when you start getting a six pack you take your shirt off more..

  • John masters says:

    What is your height?

    • John says:

      I am 165cm or 5'5. 33 years old...

  • ERROL ADAMS says:

    Iam from Republic of South Africa and reside in Cape Town,what programmes do you have in order to get me to loose weight. I am 42 years old, weight 102kg. bmi is 33, my height 1.78 metres. waist hip ratio 96. how can I buy your programmes an what will be the best for me.

    • Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT says:

      Hey Errol - You can buy the program by going to the sales page and clicking the "Get Started Today" button => 8-Week BuiltLean Program. We have a success story from Africa here => Wilhelm's Body Transformation. I think you have to use your own best judgement to figure out if the program looks like a good fit for you.

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  • Gagan says:

    Hi marc i m frm toronto.i m 6''3 nd my body weight is 300 lbs and i m a vegetarian.i m very happy fr john. What u think what i need to do? I work everyday close to 14 hrs....my eating habbits are good but still i dont knw suggest me something.please u knw my waist line is 42 and i cant wear t shirts...becoz of fat

    • Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT says:

      @Gagan - If I were you, I would create more precision with my nutrition program and make sure I was eating less calories than I was burning. Both calorie quantity and quality are important. But ultimately, you must eat less calories in order to lose body fat, it's a law of nature. Here's an article that may help you => How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight?. I'm happy to see you are on the BuiltLean newsletter, I think that's a smart move.

  • Fran says:

    Having done the program quite sometime ago, this inspires me to redouble my efforts and continue to maintain and improve! Re age and genetic differences, us women over have our own challenges especially now that I am 65. This reminds me it is simply an adjustment or shift at any age to get the job done. Thanks for the article and all the great info.

  • david says:

    Hi Marc
    i have a question that is not based on this article,but i hope you can answer it anyway i read on one site that the less you eat the more your metabolism slows down and that your organisams primary function is to survive so it turns everything you eat into fat i want to know what do you think of that?

    • Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT says:

      @david - Your metabolism may drop if you eat less calories (see starvation mode), but the turning everything you eat into fat part is not factually accurate to my knowledge. Any calories that you consume while keeping a calorie deficit will be used to ensure the continued functioning of your body (organs, movement, etc.). For more on calorie burn, you can also check out this article => How To Calculate Calorie Burn.

  • Eric says:

    Congratulations @John. Hope you're able to keep the look for as long as you like :-)

  • Erica says:

    Hi Marc! Can a female use this program or is this strictly for men? Thanks in advance!

    • Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT says:

      @Erica - Women can use this program. It is marketed towards men, but there are nutritional options and menus for women in the nutrition guide. If you have any other questions, just let me know, or you can contact support@builtlean.com. Thanks for your interest!

  • John says:

    Thanks Eric. The Builtlean program also taught me how to eat well, even when going to restaurants or out with mates, so I have been able to keep the lean look even though I "finished" the program. It really was a program that taught me more than just exercise.