Engineered Gains (EG) is a twenty-five year old engineer with a passion for fitness. I’m 6’2″ currently 190lbs, 17%BF*
I studied mechanical and material science engineering in Boston and Michigan. Soccer was my passion until college when I began weight training. Pressed for time with school and women, working out fell to the back burners, I became my heaviest but before I graduated I decided to do something about it.
Over the past years I’ve seen multiple people in the mirror. One day it reflected a lean fit soccer player but soon I saw a skinny fat college hipster to a full blown beer gutted drunk. After turning 21 the most exercise I saw was the bar crawls every weekend. From there I turned around and shed my college weight and became a lean mean lifting machine. I have become addicted to lifting ever since.
Now I know that you’re thinking, “Why the hell should we listen to you EG?” Well if you’ve spent any time talking with anybody about health and fitness you’ve probably come to realize that everyone is a self-proclaimed “expert”.
Bro if you don’t take protein 30 minutes after your workout you might as well not even have worked out.
Drinking too much water is bad for you.
You NEED to go on this cleanse! I lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks!
Low carbs, No wait high carbs on some days, I mean…. low fats…. I mean….
You can’t grow your calves, they are god given.
I hear this sort of BS all the time. I myself am the first to admit that I am NOT an expert… but I am an engineer! We question everything. We test, trial, and experiment to see what the results are. Why should transforming your body be any different?
After following Kris Gethin’s 12-Week Muscle Building Trainer I was in search for my next trainer. It occurred to me that all of the trainers available promise results but many of them are written by professional bodybuilders or models in the fitness world. Are these people really in touch with what the everyday person has to deal with? That is what I am here to find out.
I started this blog in 2016 out of exasperation. Using myself as a human guinea pig I plan to test and review trainers/programs, debunk broscience, and hope to shed light to allow us to create a better body for ourselves. It has been a long journey for me but fitness is a lifelong commitment. I’ll continue learning, testing and writing as long as you keep reading!
*After a nice long dirty bulk in the winter of 2015. I highly expect this number to change wildly throughout our journey of bulking/cutting and I cant wait to begin!