The Old Bucks Have The Stiffest Horns (Norwegian Proverb)
As soon as Jan told me he was in a little competition between friends for a max bench press, I was hooked.
You see, I have this competition bug that gnaws inside me.
In anything I do, I go in to win.
And I want all my BodyForge clients to win too.
And when I hear the word “competition”…well, I’m a sucker.
So Jan said he wanted to add a little more poundage to his bench.
Hell yeah! I’m in.
He said he was too old and he wasn’t expecting much.
Well Jan, you better be taking because I’m giving. What’s old?
He also said he would be happy to improve just a little.
Damn, what’s wrong with improving just a lot, Jan?
He just wanted to show his friends he could still improve.
Jan, my friend, we are going to smack your bench press buddies around royally. Forget the apologies.
So we got down to business. I had less than 2 weeks to work with but we would make it things happen. You better believe it.
This is how we stirred up some big trouble in little Norway.
How Magic Happened To Me In One Week At The BodyForge
By Jan-Helge Høvset
“We’ve just returned home from a holiday in the Gozo sunshine.
While I was there, I wanted to train at The BodyForge. I had heard some pretty impressive thins about the place and I really wanted to try it out.
My actual goal was this. At 47 years of age, I have been struggling to increase my bench press max in order to win a little competition we have running among friends. If I could go there and add a couple of pounds to my max, I would be happy.
So I went to give it a shot.
The truth is that this is the best gym I’ve ever been to. Forget the fact that it is the biggest, best equipped facility in Gozo. This alone would make it the only choice for those serious about their training.
However, what puts it completely on its own platform is the dynamo running all the high voltage in there – Coach Don.
When I told him about our little competition, he immediately wanted to help. So he kept an eye on me.
And you don’t kid around with this guy. He takes things very seriously, keeps you on your toes, lights a fire under you and helps you perform to the best of your ability.
He believes in you from the word go.
This is something that made a huge difference to me.
Thanks to his professional advice, improvement of technique in an inspiring environment, I managed to increase my bench press by 15 pounds in only 10 days!
Please note that at my age, and considering I thought I had almost maxed out on the bench, this is nothing short of amazing.
This is coaching the way it should be.
I can’t wait to blow my friends out of the water with my new press record. I am also sure that in the next few weeks, I can add even more to my max with the new information and improved technique I have.
Thank you Don! This means a lot to me. Hope to see you next year.”
Jan – Norway