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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - Welcome, guest user!


JSF to close in February

After several months of careful consideration, I’ve made the difficult decision to close down John Stone Fitness. I didn’t arrive at this decision easily, but I know it’s the right one. The JSF web site and forums will no longer be available sometime around mid-February. To this day it’s still hard for me to believe that my small personal transformation blog evolved into something so impactful to so many. I’m incredibly proud of the accomplishments… [Read more]

Added Thursday, January 16, 2020 by

Long overdue update

Hi everyone—I know, it’s been quite some time. Rather than a “formal” check in, I thought I’d just say hello and let you know what’s been going on. Despite a few injuries and setbacks, my cutting diet has gone extremely well. Since January I’m down just a hair under 35 pounds. My waist is down 6 inches, my thighs have shrunk over 4 inches, my hips are down almost 5 inches and I’ve cut my… [Read more]

Added Sunday, August 26, 2018 by

2018 Cut – eight week update Myotape

I’ve now completed 8 weeks of my 2018 cut, and I figure now’s a good time for an update. METHODOLOGY: A few words about my body fat test, scale weight and soft tape measurements My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking). All measurements are taken “cold” (no pump), and flexed. A 7-point or 9-point body fat caliper pinch test is… [Read more]

Added Sunday, March 4, 2018 by

2018 Cut – four week update! EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Hi folks! I hope everyone is doing well. Today marks the end of the fourth week of my 2018 cut, and so I thought I’d post an update. TL;DR — things are going extremely well so far! When I started this cut I said I was going to be completely strict, and I’ve made 100% good on that commitment. No cheat meals or snacks No alcohol No missed workouts (3 days/wk strength training, 3 days/wk mountain… [Read more]

Added Sunday, February 4, 2018 by

Incredible first week of cut; X9 initial impressions Another large alligator.

After roughly two years of greatly reduced activity, virtually no weight training, business travel, long days at work, a relaxed (but in all honestly not completely horrible) diet and a gluttonous holiday season, when I started my cut last Monday I was in the worst condition since my initial transformation back in 2003: 210.6 pounds and 20% body fat. That is not a typo. Ouch. I really didn’t want to post that, but this blog… [Read more]

Added Sunday, January 14, 2018 by

15th anniversary of the start of my initial transformation Bodyforce X9 ready to rock!

Happy New year! I know it’s late in the day, but I’ve been really busy (more on that further down). Today is the 15th anniversary of the start of my initial transformation, and there’s no way I’m letting this day end without a blog. 🙂 Most of you know my story, but if you don’t, or want to read it again, here it is. So over the past year I’ve not cycled too much, and… [Read more]

Added Saturday, January 6, 2018 by

The Bodyforce X9 is here! Swing Wing rotated down

Some thought this day would never come: the Bodyforce X9 Hybrid Gym has finally hit the market! My X9 was delivered last Monday, and over the past week I’ve been working on getting it unpacked and installed. Assembling the X9 is not a small job, and I’m still not done. Because I’m still building the machine and have not trained on it yet, all I can give you right now are some basic first impressions,… [Read more]

Added Sunday, October 22, 2017 by

Preparing my gym… This won't be empty much longer.

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a very long time since my last blog. Things are going quite well, and I’m finally in a spot that I can begin to write again—albeit only occasionally. I’ll be sharing my fitness-related plans and progress, among other things, in upcoming blogs. It felt good to type that. So today’s update is short, but sweet. I spent all morning cleaning and rearranging my home gym in preparation for a… [Read more]

Added Saturday, October 14, 2017 by

Happy New Year! A long-overdue update. Happy New Year!

Hello! So… it’s been awhile. So much has changed over the past few months that I hardly know where to start. I’m a little rusty, so bear with me. First and foremost I’d like to offer my gratitude to all the people who took the time to contact me privately, and also those who commented on the last blog I posted to JSF, which was authored all the way back in June. I’ve read all… [Read more]

Added Saturday, December 31, 2016 by


This morning I’d like to provide a quick update to those who are interested. I’ve been seeking employment, and will be scaling back my involvement with JSF indefinitely. I never do anything halfway, and so I want to devote a great deal of time above and beyond my official duties to ensure that I excel at my new position, whatever that winds up being. As for JSF, I have no immediate plans to sell the… [Read more]

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