Tim Sauer / Transformation

Tim Sauer's amazing MAX'S Challenge transformation

  • Before
    95kg
  • After
    78kg

Details

Height

183 cm

Program

Lean - Intermediate

Reason to start The Challenge

The previous five years I have spent traveling the world. Whilst traveling I over-indulged. I over ate, I ate all the wrong foods and ate at the wrong times. I rarely drank enough water, partied and drank alcohol on a daily basis. I rarely exercised and had a terrible sleeping pattern due to sleeping in hostels, buses, trains, planes, airports and my party lifestyle. I departed Australia a fit, ripped 95kgs and due to my lifestyle soon transformed into an unfit, fat 98kgs. While traveling my weight fluctuated down to an unfit, skinny 75kgs and then back up to an unfit, fat 96kgs. Prior to returning to Australia I broke my left arm severely in a snowboarding accident while living in Canada. My arm was in a cast for 2-3 months. While recovering from this injury I lead a sedentary lifestyle. I used pain killers and alcohol to deal with the pain, ate a lot of comfort food and subsequently gained a lot of weight. Since being back in Australia I have tried to lose weight and get fit again and have not had any success. Members of my gym have had previous success completing the Max's Challenge and suggested that I enter. I hope the diet plan, training program and no alcohol will help me become healthy, fit and motivated again.

What did you like most about The Challenge?

First and foremost, the Results. I found it easy to follow the step by step training program, meal program and grocery list. The food was fresh and easy to prepare. The training programs were simple to follow yet still challenging. I liked how the program changed every 4 weeks to keep it interesting and to shock the body. The Max's Supplements were delicious and definitely helped with recovery, weight loss, muscle growth and energy levels.

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

The amount of time in your day you have to dedicate to completing the program properly. This being the duration of the 7 day a week workout program and the preparation time of your daily meals and supplements. If you work long hours on top of this the majority of your day/week is used, not leaving much time for rest.

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

Prior to the challenge I was overweight, unfit and unhappy. After completing the challenge and achieving the results I have, I feel strong, fit, healthy, motivated, determined and ready to attack any obstacle or challenge.

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

Definitely Challenge yourself !!! Complete the 12 weeks following the program strictly to get the results and gain the best mind and body transformation possible.

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

The Max's Challenge was intense and rewarding. The knowledge I have gained has helped establish a permanent lifestyle change that I hope to follow for life.

Journal

  • Tim Sauer
    11 Nov 2016
    12:39 AM

    Day 4 Week 12 Only 3 days to go until I complete the challenge. I have achieved major changes not only physically but also mentally. I believe the knowledge I have obtained from the Max's Challenge has sparked a lifestyle change for myself and my partner Melodee Sharpe. The challenge has inspired me to want to help others also become fit, healthy and motivated. Over the past 12 weeks I have overcome adversity and set backs. I still encounter a lot of pain in my left wrist and arm that I previously broke snowboarding. This hinders my ability to train as heavy and intense in exercises such as bench press and biceps curls. To aid this I have to wear 2-3 wrist guards on my left wrist. I have had several bouts of gout in my feet, ankles and knees due to the high protein content of the diet which reduced my ability to train as intense as I would have liked, sometimes stopping me from training completely due to the pain. During the challenge I was regularly fatigued and injured different body parts throughout the 12 weeks. I tore my right shoulder and pectoral muscle while bench pressing in week 5, this hampers my progress while it continues to heal. I injured my lower back while deadlifting in week 6, this impeded my ability to train to my maximum level of intensity while this continues to heal. I have suffered the debilitating effects of a reoccurring cold and flu for the last four weeks of the challenge. But throughout these obsticals myself, my training partners Ryan Goodwin and Chris Roff have pushed ourselves passed our limits and have become stronger both mentally and physically. I foster great anticipation to see the end result and hope to reap the benefits in the future.

  • Tim Sauer
    10 Oct 2016
    11:45 PM

    Day 1 Week 8, I've dropped weight from 95kg to 89kg, but the real noticeable change has been the drop in my body fat percentage, especially around the stomach. I've noticed my muscles have become leaner and more dense. There has been noticeable growth in my legs. The training is intense and I am regularly fatigued but my endurance and aerobic level has risen dramatically, while maintaining strength. Max's supplements have really helped with my recovery and growth. The diet and training plan is surprisingly easy to follow. I am looking forward to cutting further these last 5 weeks.

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