The name Jim Stoppani creates controversy in the BodyBuilding.com forums like no other. For some, the guy who hides behind a Ph.D. degree and knows nothing about fitness and nutrition, who only cares about selling his supplement brand. For others, he is a fitness expert who provides useful and scientific articles and workout routines that has help people change their lives. With such mixed opinions, then why Six-Week Shortcut to Shred?
From my personal point of view, any form of exercise will have an effect on the body, especially when combined with proper nutrition. While not every program will be ideal for every person, depending on the that person’s goals, exercising, for the most part will benefit your body and health. So after reading in the BodyBuilding forums a great debate whether this is a good program or a scam, I decided to give it a try myself and record my progress from beginning to end.
As unfortunately as it is, I really haven’t seen many, if any full review by people who has tried this program. Part of the negative comments towards this program in the forum points out people quit before finishing the program. It sounds very familiar to me, thinking how many negative comments are towards P90X and how many people have given up up half way through it.
For that reason, and because I do like both, challenging my body and challenging those who would bash fitness programs without even trying them, I will start it next Wednesday August, 27th. From that moment on, I will post weekly reviews of my progress and experience using this program, hoping by the end of week 6, to either prove this program does work or it doesn’t.
The one element that will be different when I do this plan is, I will NOT use any of the supplements suggested by Jim on his plan. The only supplements I will be using are the pre-workout ones I always use. Other than that, I will base my macros strictly on food intake, and maybe if needed a protein shake.
I will post a link to a MyFitnessPal account I will open specifically to track the macro nutrients for those of you who are interested in seeing what I will be eating on a daily basis.