Jared Juge on the first day of
Like a lot of Americans, Jared Juge
awakened one morning about a year and a half ago, and he
realized that something was seriously wrong.A contractor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Juge had achieved success in his chosen field, but suddenly realized that his fast-paced, busy lifestyle had left him with a deficit of personal time.
, "Being in my line of work is demanding.I spend half my day driving around to jobs and the other half behind a desk.As a result, I gained a lot of weight during the years I'd spent building my business, and my eating habits got progressively worse.What's more, I never made time to get to the gym."Juge
, while not alone in his
plight, found himself ballooning into a shape he
never imagined possible.He
began feeling sluggish and found that he
was fatigued constantly.Work was demanding, but not so draining that, at 35, he
should feel quite that tired all the time.Desperate to make a change, and sick of his
progressively worsening physical condition, Juge
decided to take matters into his
own hands and "MAXFORM" his
Generally speaking, Juge
just wanted to start looking better all around.
During the first four weeks, Juge
gradually eased his
mind and body into the program that would drastically change his
life and physique.Rather than getting technical and confusing himself with complicated workout routines that demanded a great deal of him physically, Juge
opted to slowly acclimate to his
started by doing 20-30 minutes of cardio, five days a week.This was something he
could handle without any problem.This realistic approach left Juge
with someplace to go once he
began losing body fat, scale weight, and inches.The biggest single mistake any dieter can make is starting out at an hour, which leaves only one place to go once plateaus occur: Insane amounts of time spent on cardio equipment to achieve the same results as someone beginning at 15- or 20-minute sessions and ending with an hour.
training program with lightweight training of each muscle group once per week.He
included three or four exercises per body part workout, and did lower weight workouts using higher rep schemes (10-12 reps per set).Generally, he
did a total of about 12-15 sets per body part, depending upon the size of the muscle group.
used MaxPro, MM Sports
was actually not a stranger to Max Muscle's MM Sports Nutrition products.He
had used Max Muscle supplements for a period of about three or four years.Having heard about the MaxFormation competition the year before, he
decided to finally pull every element (diet, training, and nutrition) together for a shot at the big money!
" Four weeks have passed and I can button my jeans again!"- Jared Juge
During the next four weeks, the second phase of his
MaxFormation, Juge's schedule tells the story of the kind of dedication it takes to become a Grand Prize winner:
It all paid off, though, because during this phase, Juge
had already tallied a nine-pound weight loss, a 3% fat loss total, and a loss of two inches in his
waist.For anyone who has ever successfully changed their body, that's a monumental feat and a true motivator to continue on.
As in the four preceding weeks, Juge
continued to utilize cream of wheat and rice as his
main sources of carbohydrates.He
continued to keep his
carbs moderate during this phase, but increased his
protein as he
got leaner and expended more energy.His
fat levels remained the same (15% of diet).
cardio from 20 or 30 minutes a day, five days a week, to six days of cardio sessions that lasted between 30 and 40 minutes.He
also increased the intensity levels of his
cardio workouts, by way of alternating equipment (Stairmaster, Precor Eliptical, and Lifecycle), pace, incline, or difficulty, and by increasing overall duration and the frequency of cardio sessions per week."I burned, on average, an additional 500-700 calories per session, so that really bumped up the results for me during this phase."Juge
says that though his
carb levels remained the same in Weeks 5-8 as in Weeks 1-4, he
had increased intensity levels and, therefore, had experienced a slight dip in energy.
increased the amount of weight he
used in workouts.However, he
continued to work each major muscle group just once, six days a week.
At the start of the next four weeks, Juge
experienced an increase in sweet tooth, which he
quelled with Max Muscle High Protein Bars
also added Max Creatine into the mix for better pumps during workouts and for muscle volume.In the second four weeks, he
cut out the Andro/ Nor stack.
At the start of the final phase, Juge
had lost an additional ten pounds, 4% more body fat, and two additional inches off of his
waist, for a total of 19 pounds, 7% body fat, and a four-inch total loss from his
, "Though I was feeling lower in energy, the inspirational losses I'd experienced drove me to continue on to greater levels of conditioning within these last four weeks."
actually added carbs during this last phase, something which many of the MaxFormation contestants didn't have the luxury of doing throughout their diet.He
added sweet potatoes and doubled his
cream of wheat servings, cutting back on rice in favor of cream of wheat.
cardio at six times per week but added more time and intensity to his
sessions.Working on cardio equipment for an hour per day, he
continued varying the form of cardio he
utilized, as well as adding new challenges to the mix (greater levels of effort during sessions-adding incline, speed, pace, and programs).When he
was able, Juge
cardio into two separate 30-minute sessions to increase metabolism levels more than once throughout the day.
chose a higher rep scheme and used lighter weight in order to lose the last bit of fat around his
was willing to do this even if it meant sacrificing a bit of hard-earned muscle in the process.He
wanted to win and felt that the grand prize would truly be within his
reach at this point.Throughout this time, he
had kept a copious journal of his
workouts and knew exactly what he
needed to do to improve during each phase.
Andro Max Plus/19 Nor Diol stack to preserve muscle and increase hardness.
was, in fact, one of the three lucky grand prize winners.I hindsight, Juge knows that 50% of his
success came from diet alone, and that cardio training and supplementation are 30%.The remainder is made up of weight training and pure heart.So was he
surprised when he
won?"I was speechless.It took 15-20 minutes for it just to sink in!"
was skeptical because he
'd been transferred from the "Men's Open category to the "Advanced" category and wasn't sure he' stack up to any of the competition he might have.