John Byford / Transformation

John Byford's amazing MAX'S Challenge transformation

  • Before
  • After



182 cm


Lean - Advanced

Reason to start The Challenge

My story never ends. Lol
Decided to do the challenge again as I've been in a terrible mind set the last 12 months
After originally tearing my acl,mcl and ripping my miniscus in my knee.
Bursitis in shoulders and tennis elbow.
I then ended up with 2 inguinal hernias
Became single after 23 years.( not my choice)
Broke my middle finger on right hand
My Mum passed away about a month after becoming single. Which has totally destroyed me
So been in a dark place
And I'm Drinking too much again.
Really needed to focus on something for me
And try bring myself back up
Hopefully without anymore injuries!!!
I think that Maxs challenge is all I've got left to really focus on.
Accept for work
So here we go again
Let's do this!!

What did you like most about The Challenge?

I absolutely loved being a part of such a great community of like minded people
The forums and groups on Facebook are absolutely amazing and motivational

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

Juggling work gym cooking and generally life
But loved the challenge. Totally changed my whole demina on life

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

This time it has taught me more balance
And how to really enjoy the different foods u can have
Never been so excited to wake up everyday
Hanging to get work done to get to the gym.

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

I've already been trying to get people that have commented on my changes to just do it
Hopefully a few will.

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

This challenge changed my life
I was going through a very depressed stage
Wondering why i bother getting up every day
And seriously not wanting to be here
I've done this challenge pretty much 100%
All by myself
Food prepping everything
But i have to say
If a friend of mine that also did the challenge but didn't quite finish hadn't of joined me into the max and maxines official group don't know how i would have gone
So thanks bud. U know who u r
And mostly want to thank the people in the group and the page admins. U rock!!!
Such a wonderful group of people on here
The motivational people of Max's Maxines
U r unreal.
Thank you.


  • John Byford
    27 Feb 2018
    5:55 AM

    feeling so good at moment loving my training

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