Establishing Lifestyle Patterns: Interview with AT11 Winner Oscar Ramirez

Here’s your new interview with one of the winners from the 11th Adonis Golden Ratio Transformation Contest.

Today John talks to Oscar Ramirez,  who placed  10th in our last 12-Week Transformation contest.

Like many members of the AGR community, Oscar was excited to make a change and when the AT11 contest came around the corner, he deemed it the  perfect opportunity for him to enter.  Oscar had been following the program prior to the start of contest AT11.  However, he was still establishing a lifestyle pattern of how to best implement the AGR System.  Oscar shares with us  his “Adonis Origins” images.  See below:


Oscar Ramirez

Adonis Origins: Oscar Ramirez Prior to Contest AT11


“You only have to wait to the end of the day to satisfy a craving.”

– Oscar Ramirez


What really got the wheels turning toward a successful transformation was intermittent fasting.  He found it best for him to fast throughout the day, having only a cup of coffee in the morning and then meals later in the evening.  At first, he received criticism for this practice, but those quickly turned into compliments as his physique began making dramatic improvements.

Scroll down to read more of  Oscar’s transformation journey in his own words.

But first, check out Oscar’s  AT11 Pictures:


Oscar Ramirez - AT11 10th Place -  Front Before/After Photos

Oscar Ramirez – AT11 10th Place – Front Before/After Photos


Oscar Ramirez- AT11 Transformation Image

Oscar Ramirez- AT11 Transformation Image


Oscar Ramirez - AT11 10th Place -  Side Before/After Photos

Oscar Ramirez – AT11 10th Place – Side Before/After Photos


Oscar Ramirez - AT11 10th Place -  Back Before/After Photos

Oscar Ramirez – AT11 10th Place – Back Before/After Photos


Oscar’s Transformation Essay:

My first challenge was injuring my shoulder at the end of the first week, which took about 4 weeks to heal. Finding alternate workouts, which would not put any stress on it, was not easy. Next, it was quite frustrating to see the scale fluctuate so much. I started a weekend at an ideal weight, and then on Monday was heavier again. It seemed I took 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. Also, lack of moral support was a bit of a downer at first. Some people said I was crazy for ‘starving’ myself and I was losing too much weight too fast and I was getting too skinny. The biggest challenge for me, however, was the eating. I had no problems during the fasting period, but when it was time to eat I found it quite difficult to stay below my recommended calorie intake. I love food, cooking and eating, so that’s been a major challenge all my life.
Fortunately, the accomplishments were far greater than the challenges. First, folks around me finally started to realize that my weight loss was healthy. They started commenting on how good I was looking. Several of them said I motivated them to get more serious about their diet/workout, just from seeing my results. Also, the scale eventually started going down so low that I can’t remember how long it’s been since I’ve been so light; probably early high school years. The biggest accomplishment for me was, however, the reflection in the mirror. It’s as if I’m looking at another/new man, not myself. I’m starting to see definition and muscles that I have never seen in my life. And, it’s not just me; my wife looks at me that way too. I feel and look amazing!



Similar to another AT11 contestant you pushed through your injury and were able to successfully complete the concept.  It was interesting listening to your podcast as you discussed with John Barban about how you enjoyed cardio, yet prioritized the weight training ahead  as you knew that would be the greatest return on your investment.

It looks like your strategy combined with fasting and calorie management paid off!  You were able to take the tools of AGR and customize a lifestyle pattern that best  applied to you.

Congrats again on a successful transformation!

your brother in Iron,

Allen Elliott | Adonis Golden Ratio Ambassador

Oscar’s Transformation Interview:

To listen to Oscar’s transformation podcast interview click below: