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Winston Golden: "I gained 7kgs of lean mass!"

Recently, a group of qualified Metabolic Precision Specialists completed the Ab Factory Ultimate Role Model Challenge. Not only did they put themselves in their clients' shoes and make themselves fully accountable to us, but their “big reveal” performances were also live-streamed in front of 10,000 members in the MP page. This is their story.


Transformation Specialist: Winston Golden

Business Name: Golden Transformations


This year I entered the Role Model Challenge, albeit a bit reluctantly. 😐

I actually sent Trish and Dave a big long email explaining why I didn't want to do it, and why it wouldn't suit me:

  • "I'm not interested in bodybuilding, I just want to play rugby again.";
  • "My clients aren't interested in this, it'll make me look stupid."; and
  • "I've already got a big enough why, to play sport with mates again."

Although some of these were certainly true, the real truth was...

😬I was scared shitless of getting my gear off on a Facebook live video!!!

The accountability of working towards actually having to play rugby again was scary enough, because last time I played I dislocated my shoulder and didn't want to undo a year's work rehabbing.

☹Mostly though, I didn't want to look like a skinny fraud all over the MP group, in front of my clients, family and friends with no credibility...

So, Trish replied to my first email saying "That's totally up to you if you'd like to enter the challenge or not. We're happy for you to decide either way.".

That was not what I expected to hear from her and consequently, as the other trainers put up their videos saying they were going to do it, I got FOMO and decided to do it anyway! 😂

Since then; I've averaged:

  • 3-4 FIRE sessions a week;
  • 6-7 meals a day (90% compliance);
  • 6-7 hours sleep; and
  • Some LIA on the days in-between.
Winston has gained a whopping 7kg of lean mass in 12 months

Along the way there was:

  • A full week living in a hostel in Cairns with no kitchen;
  • Another week in Sydney staying with friends with no kitchen; and
  • A couple of family weekends away and various other small trips.

Far from perfect, and far from a perfect result. Just consistent.

Nonetheless, an extra 7kgs of lean mass over the year will be very helpful for next year’s rugby season, starting in March, and a much stronger squat, deadlift and bench press will be handy too. 👌

Deciding to take on the Role Model Challenge and do something I'm definitely not keen on (posing with a f*cking spray tan on Facebook!), really kept me accountable during the year and was very worthwhile.

In hindsight, I doubt I would have been that consistent without it.

Check out Winston's big reveal video here

What it's really done, is put about 4 years of weight training and nutrition knowledge in spurts, into a consistent 6 months which has finally given me some consistent progress. Something I haven't had since I first started training!

And consistent progress is what I really wanted to show my clients. I hate when people don't walk their talk and I love seeing other trainers who are genuine and mean what they say. 

Quite simply, I wanted to be the latter.

Thanks Trish and Dave for all your help this year, you guys are honestly far too kind with your time and effort. 🙂

Winston :)


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