Patience, Persistence, & Perspiration: Interview with AT10 Winner Hans Gutmann

Here’s your new interview with one of the winners from the 10th Adonis Golden Ratio Transformation Contest.

Today John talks to Hans Gutmann who placed 3rd in our last 12-Week Transformation contest.

Hans’s Transformation is the epitome of a quote by author, Napoleon Hill.  The quote reads: “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

During Hans’s 12-week journey he lost nearly 20lbs!  He stayed the course and was able to reward himself with a brand-new physique.  However, Hans’s isn’t stopping here…read onto find out his next goal.

But first, check out his AT10 Pictures:

Hans Gutmann- 3rd Place- Before Photos

Hans Gutmann- 3rd Place- Before Photos


Hans Gutmann- 3rd Place- AT10 Transformation Image

Hans Gutmann- AT10 3rd Place- Transformation Image


Hans Gutmann - 3rd Place - After Photos

Hans Gutmann – AT10 3rd Place – After Photos


Hans’s Transformation Essay:

I decided to enter AT10 to make myself accountable. I knew if I just shadowed the contest my self-discipline would be more apt to falter at some point. I also decided that I would jump in with both feet on the Adonis Lifestyle. I would follow the exercise and nutrition regimen as outlined, stick with it, and not question the process.

I worked from the Progressive Supersets and Final Phase modules and lifted nearly every day. I also followed the Reverse Taper Diet and closely monitored my caloric intake. I included the suggested 15% for labeling errors and saw my stalled fat loss pick up again.
I’d read many times in the AI Forums that Patience is the key. It sounds too simple to work but I guess I needed to learn it first-hand. Put in the hard work, follow the system, and it WILL work. When you see the same person in the mirror each day or even each week, you don’t see the changes – but they’re happening. As I progressed through the contest, I saw many of the topics discussed in the AI Community applying to me. For example, Permission to be Light. Initially, I thought I only needed to lose 10 lbs. to see myself in lean shape, but I ended up dropping nearly 20 lbs. with no loss in strength or size.
I am pleased with the outcome of my AT10 experience. Many of the RTD rules have become habits now and it gets easier as I approach golden proportions. A goal of mine has been to build a lean, strong body that I could be proud of on my 44th birthday next month and AT10 has helped me achieve that goal. Next stop: Golden Ratio!

Hans’s Transformation Interview:

To listen to Hans’s transformation podcast interview:

About Allen Elliott

Allen is the Editor-In Chief of the Adonis Index Blog, bringing you weekly articles on contest prep, transformation testimonials' and much more!

Additionally he is a published Fitness Personality, Certified Personal Trainer, and National Competitor in the NPC Men's Physique Division.

Last but not least, as an Adonis/Venus Index Transformation Coach, he works to provide guided solutions for people who sincerely strive to meet their fitness goals.

Being a fitness model and competitor gives him a lot of valuable insights that nobody else talks about. Among other things, he will teach you how to prepare for a live show or a fitness photoshoot yourself.

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