Have you ever thought about how to get the strongest version of yourself in just 60 days? Find out what could happen to you below.
Getting stronger is something everybody wouldn’t mind. No matter how strong, or weak, you are, you most likely would prefer to be stronger. The hard part is the path one must take to get stronger.
Physical strength can be measured using different metrics such as the amount of weight one can lift or move, the number of repetitions or sets one can perform, or the time it takes to complete a certain task.
So if you wanted to get as strong as possible in just 60 days, how would you go about it? What would happen to your body? That is what Cam Jones, from the goal guys, decided to do.
The Goal Guys are two brothers (Brendan and Cam Jones) with a YouTube channel with more than 400,000 subscribers. They share videos in which they take on “different goals in fitness and productivity.”
Check out Cam Jones’ journey below.
What Happens To Your Body if You Try To Get As Strong As Possible in 60 Days?
As you can see from Jones’ Instagram photo above, he is skinny. Very skinny. And compared to his brother, he is even skinnier. So that was extra motivation for Cam to begin his strength overhaul.
He joined a gym for 60 days and decided to get as strong as possible. And how do you measure how strong you get? Simple: with a one-rep max (except for the pull-ups), and Cam chose these exercises (and next to it you see his number):
- Pull-ups – 3 unbroken
- Bench press – 145lbs
- Back squat – 155lbs
- Deadlift – 165lbs
His bodyweight is 149 pounds with an estimated body fat of 16%.
Cam, with the help of a fitness coach, began with light weights and incremented as time went on – this is the basic progressive overload.
Cam Jones’ coach told him to train 5 times a week, about 60-90 minutes for each training session. “We’re going to want you to hit between probably 5 to 10 reps for most of the time and, as we enter the later phases of the training, we’ll get closer to the one-rep max. We’ll go 3 reps or something like that.”
The workouts would begin with the heaviest weights in one of the four tested exercises before. After that, Jones would move into a series of full-body exercises.
To build strength, you need to fuel your body properly and so Cam Jones had to increase his calorie intake to make sure he was not losing muscle. He began with a 3100 calories and 173 grams of protein every day.
Jones also began creatine loading to improve his lift numbers.
In the video below you can see his full journey.
After 60 days, this is what Cam Jones managed to do and what happened to his body:
- Pull-ups – 6 (previously 3)
- Bench press – 175lbs (previously 145lbs)
- Back squat – 205lbs (previously 155lbs)
- Deadlift – 225lbs (previously 165lbs)
His weight changed from 149 pounds to 163 pounds. And by looking at his physique, that was almost exclusively muscle.
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Maintaining a healthy body fat percentage can have several benefits for your overall health and well-being. Here are some potential benefits of having a low body fat percentage:
- Reduced risk of chronic diseases: Research suggests that having a low body fat percentage may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
- Improved cardiovascular health: Lower body fat can be associated with improved cardiovascular health, including lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Improved physical performance: Having a lower body fat percentage can improve athletic performance by increasing strength, speed, and endurance.
- Reduced strain on joints: Carrying excess body fat can put additional strain on joints, leading to joint pain and increased risk of injury. Maintaining a lower body fat percentage can reduce this strain and protect joint health.
- Improved self-esteem and body image: For some individuals, maintaining a low body fat percentage can improve self-esteem and body image, leading to better mental health and well-being.
It’s important to note that there can be negative consequences to having a body fat percentage that is too low, such as hormonal imbalances, decreased immune function, and decreased bone density. It’s important to aim for a healthy body fat percentage rather than trying to achieve an extremely low percentage. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine what a healthy body fat percentage is for you.