Body transformation training blog part 2

After two weeks of full body conditioning workouts and a high protein no carb diet, I’m already noticing an improvement in my physique, lifting ability and digestive system.

Having measured my skin folds, Embody Fitness Director Rich Phillipps, confirms that my body fat has indeed dropped by 3%, from a podgy 18.5% to a slightly more respectable 15.5%. Not bad for a fortnight’s work!

Now it’s time for the second part of the plan, which involves a two-workout body part split, with the first session focusing on shoulders, arms and legs, and the second addressing my chest, back and triceps. Spending more time on specific muscles in one workout will be tough, but I’m hoping that a reduced emphasis on conditioning will balance it out.

I’m also pleased to discover that, after the initial two week shock of a completely carb-free diet, I’ll now be able to enjoy 50g of clean carbs – which equates to one large sweet potato – with my lunch time meal every day. I never thought such a simple food would seem so appealing.

Watch the video above to see how I get on at my first shoulders, arms and leg workout. For more information, visit

Get A Six Pack in 8 Weeks, featuring all of the workouts and nutrition plans Ben used to transform his body, is available now from WH Smiths and Amazon, priced £9.99.

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Ben Ince

Between 2010 and 2016, Ben was the deputy editor of Men’s Fitness UK, which predated, and then shared a website with, Coach. Ben also contributed exclusive features to Coach on topics such as football drills, triathlon training plans and healthy eating.