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How Jacob lost 42 pounds and Got Ripped in just 5 months!

There’s nothing I love more than to see success stories from my online coaching students.

When I get to see the dramatic improvements in progress pictures and hear about the positive impact that following a healthy bodybuilding and fitness lifestyle provides, it re-assures me that all time and energy I put into making videos, blog posts, writing programs and answering questions is actually making a difference in people’s lives.

Today I have a very impressive physique transformation that I’d like to share with you. It’s about 39 year old Jacob Fereydoonfar, who lost 42 pounds of body fat in the last 5 months, while building lean muscle and getting stronger in the process!

Jacob’s Before & After Transformation!

Jacob Before and After Losing 42 Pounds

Jacob’s story really hit home for me, because like myself, he was a former competitive bodybuilder in his teens and early 20’s. But he had to move away to another country for work, and he stopped competing in bodybuilding to focus on his career.

The transition to a new country, new career, and new life wasn’t easy and came with plenty of challenges. The stress of work, personal problems, and trying to make a living started to add up and Jacob’s dedication to living a healthy active lifestyle got pushed to the sidelines.

Jacob Bodybuilding Pics

It didn’t take long for things to spiral out of control… Jacob’s once lean ripped physique got soft, fat, and out of shape to the point where his gut was sticking out further than his chest.

He was ashamed by how fat he let himself get, he felt embarrassed to take his shirt off at the beach, pool, etc. and would avoid going to such places. This negatively affected his self esteem and confidence. He hated the way his body looked and wanted to make a change.

Jacob told me that he stumbled upon my YouTube channel while searching for bodybuilding and fitness videos and looking for some motivation to workout again. He liked my opinions on fitness and nutrition. He found it refreshing how I focused more about making bodybuilding and fitness apart of a well balanced lifestyle, instead of taking the extreme “All Or Nothing” approach. He related to my message and subscribed.

Like Jacob, I was a former competitive bodybuilder, who used to be in great shape “Back In The Day” but stopped competing and let myself go after the birth of my son. Then over the past 2 years I’ve totally turned my life around and came up with a realistic and sustainable approach to losing fat and building muscle after 40 that doesn’t require extreme workouts or crazy low calorie starvation diet plans.

Because of this, Jacob reached out to me asking for help and we’ve been working together to help him optimize his workouts, cardio, and eating plan so he can lose the fat without resorting to crazy low carb / low calorie diets or spending endless hours in the gym – and the results speak for themselves…

Jacob Before and After Losing 42 Pounds

Jacob has totally transformed his body, lost the stubborn fat he was carrying, while improving his muscular development and definition all over – wider shoulders, bigger chest, muscular arms, defined legs, slimmer waistline and tighter abs!

He is no longer embarrassed about taking his shirt off at the beach or pool. He now has the lean athletic build that allows him to stand tall and feel confident about how his body looks.

In just 5 months Jacob went from 231 pounds and feeling fat, depressed, and embarrassed about his body… To now weighing 189 pounds and feeling confident, looking lean, healthy, and ripped as he goes into his 40’s. He’s a better man all around because he choose to make his health and fitness a priority.

I’m so proud of him for what he has achieved. He’s an inspiration and real world example that it’s never too late to take action and get back in shape!

If you would like some help to re-gain control over your weight, health, and fitness – just let me know and we can schedule a time to chat and come up with a realistic action plan that’s right for you… Click Here to book a Free 10-minute Strategy Session Call.

About The Author


Lee Hayward is a former competitive bodybuilder and muscle building coach who has been online coaching people since 1997. His work has been featured in several international magazines such as: FLEX, Muscle Insider, Muscle Mag International, Testosterone, Ironmag, and Forbes. Lee's main focus right now is with helping men over 40 - who don't want to be fat anymore - lose the gut, build muscle, and get back in shape. If you're ready to "Start Again" for the last time and finally build a lean healthy body that you can be proud of, just e-mail Lee to discuss a realistic action plan that's right for you... lee@leehayward.com


  • If you would like some help to re-gain control over your weight, health, and fitness – just send me an e-mail and let me know – we can schedule a time to chat and come up with a realistic action plan that’s right for you.

  • Nino

    Oh, my god, amazing 👍🏻

  • Nino,

    Absolutely, Jacob made a very impressive physique transformation. What’s your vision for your fitness goals in 2020 Nino?

  • Kevin

    Great transformation. Congratulations on your success of the new you.
    It is amazing what nutrition and exercise can do.

  • David

    That’s impressive and inspiring. Great job- both of you.

  • Wow!! Now this is impressive & something that I would like to acheive. I am overweight, feel lathargic with no energy, lack confidence & direction in the gym (when I can be bothered to go), have a young family, busy with work, no idea how & what to eat so eat rubbish, feel lost & out of touch with it all but want to change going forward!