Who Am I?
My name is Slyvon Blanco and I’m a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, food addict, tech enthusiast, and a self-proclaimed lifehacker.
I’m currently working on my Bachelor’s at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In 2009, I weighed 50 pounds less than what I weigh now. After years of constant research and experimentation with different types of training and diet regimens, I have gained more muscle in a matter of a couple years than most people out there will gain in their lifetimes.
How did I do it? Steroids and testosterone boosters? Nope. I did it by 1) curing my case of fuckarounditis and 2) I stopped believing in broscience.
I wasted a lot of time in the beginning of my transformation because I was taking in useless information from all over the fitness industry. Luckily, I can now tell the difference between information that is factual and backed by science versus information that is just complete BS.
I’ve always been an athletic guy. Back in junior high and in high school, I loved playing basketball. It was my passion and my favorite sport (and it still is). At the time, I never had to worry about my physique because it didn’t really matter how big you were. You just had to make sure that you were good at the sport if you wanted to compete.
As the years passed, I started to notice that I was always referred to as “the skinny kid”. I started going to the gym at the age of 17, but like most teenagers out there, I never took it seriously. My mindset was this: bench press, do bicep curls, and you’ll get big. I knew nothing about proper training or diet. I probably never gained a single pound of muscle even after months of going to the gym. It wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that I had started to learn more about proper programming and the importance of nutrition.
It has now become a lifestyle.
So Who Exactly Is This Site For?
This site is for anybody who is looking to stop going through the motions and start living an extraordinary and badass life. This is the place where I write about unconventional methods on training and nutrition, as well as tips and tricks on lifestyle design to help you live a more fulfilling life.
My main focus here on VBF is to show you how to get lean whether you’re trying to lose fat or gain muscle, and build a great aesthetic physique without having to complicate your diet and training. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to live a fit lifestyle without having to break the bank or going to the gym for hours and hours, you’ve come to the right place.
- Von Blanco