Before I started my competition prep with Chris I suffered from the irritable digestive system, chronic fatigue syndrome and had also torn three of my rotator cuff muscles in one of my shoulders. I was under the hospital with my IBS since 2011, I had server stomach swelling and pain when eating. Before working with Chris I had seen many gastroenterologists, 4 different dietitians, which they eased my stomach problems but did not get rid of them.
I explained to Chris all my stomach problems and other issues I faced with my diet. After doing this Chris provided me with a diet and through the weeks we had to make some amendments, but now I have no problems with my stomach swelling or being in pain anymore. It was amazing for me when this was no longer a problem because I suffered from this for 7 years and had a massive impact on my life.
With my chronic fatigue syndrome, I constantly wanted to sleep and didn’t have much energy at all. Working with Chris we re-wired my brain by keeping me in a routine. I did everything by time, so every day I woke up, ate, trained and slept at the same times.
The foods Chris gave me in my diet also help towards my recovery. Over the weeks I noticed that I was becoming more energized and no longer wanted to sleep all the time. At first, this was extremely hard, but Chris was always there for support.
I had major problems with my shoulder and movement due to tearing my rotor cuff muscle. When I first damaged this I did not train my upper body at all due to the pain I was in. When I saw my third physio about this, they stated that due to my rotator cuff being damaged my trapezius was overcompensating for this and had worn itself down.
This was to the point my trapezius was not fully holding my scapular in place, so the muscle was rubbing against bone and was very painful. After seeing three different physios my shoulder was still in pain. Chris worked with me in strengthening my rotator cuff and trapezius, resulting in me being able to train properly and effectively.
From the start of my prep, I had so many things holding me back, and my starting point was not ideal. However, working with Chris I managed to make it into completion and being in the best shape I have ever been in! Chris always checked in on me weekly and whenever I had an issue he would help resolve it quickly. Without Chris’s support and determination to help me, I would not be in the best possible shape and health as I am now.
It has made me think long and hard about myself, my attitudes and behaviour when it came to my health goals and my attitude to food in general.
I told the author of this diet plan that if i had seen it randomly in a magazine i wouldn’t have done it… written down it looked hard, doing it was hard…particularly the beginning, the first 13 days. its still not too easy, but i am spurred on but this result and the mini wins i am having everyday.
My milestone benefits right now are
I walk faster
i bend faster
My knees do no hurt
I am so excited to move forward.. I feel blessed and highly favoured to have found this…
discipline, focus and indomitable spirit… is what it has taken so far…
Approximately a year ago a reoccurring back injury stopped me from being able to train for several months and for most of the year.
I carried out rehab exercises and strengthened the area though felt I’d never be able to train hard or get myself back into shape again.
I followed several different training and nutrition plans but I was not achieving the results I’d had hoped.
In August 2018 I contacted Chris Burford approximately 30 days before I was due to go on holiday with friends.
I wanted to try and get in the best shape possible however was concerned I’d left it to late.
After providing Chris with details of my training regime along with my nutrition and current bodyweight Chris devised an online nutrition plan for me and made adjustments to my gym workouts.
Chris monitored my progress via daily photos uploaded to his site and adjusted my nutrition throughout. I was shocked how quickly my physique began to change, my weight began to drop though no muscle mass was lost in fact I appeared to be gaining muscle mass whilst losing fat.
Chris was on hand whenever I had a question or query and kept me on track. I can’t thank Chris enough for all his help.
He helped me achieve a physique I did not think was possible in only 30 days!! Without his expertise I know I would never have managed to achieve what I have done.
I’m over the moon with the results and have never felt in such good shape.
I can’t wait to set some new goals now with Chris and see what I can go on to achieve.