Who Am I?

face portraitMy name is Slyvon Blanco and I help people transform their bodies.
I currently train at XSport Fitness in Arlington Heights (North), Illinois. Outside of the gym, I also train clients from all over the world through my online coaching program.

On this site, I often talk about flexible dieting, minimalist training, and life hacking.

A Little Transformation Story…

In 2009, before I lifted my first dumbbell, 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 transformed my body from a skinny twig to a physique that most people would consider an “athletic build”.

How did I do it? Steroids? Testosterone boosters? Mass gainers?

Nope. I did it simply by 1) curing my case of fuckarounditis and 2) I stopped believing in broscience.

Like a lot of people, 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. After a lot of non-stop research, I think it’s safe to say that I can now tell the difference between information that is factual and backed by science versus information that is just complete BS.

before-after-2013

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. All I knew about lifting weights 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 I started to learn more about proper programming and the importance of nutrition that I started to see results.

In a few years, I have gained more muscle than most guys out there will gain in their lifetimes.

Fitness has now become a lifestyle.

Who Is This Site For?

This site is for anybody who is looking to stop going through the motions and start living an extraordinary.

This is the place where I write no-BS posts on training and nutrition, as well as tips and tricks on lifestyle design.

My main focus here is to show you how you can unleash your potential 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 go to the gym for hours and hours, you’ve come to the right place.

Questions? Feel free to ask me anytime through Twitter or the contact page.

- Von