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The 8-Week Fitness Transformassacre

Witness the murderous two-month tear-down/rebuild of our marketing guy in real time.

Now that everyone's finished cramming their fat faces full of holiday hog fat, no other time of year sees as much interest in fitness as this one. (We've missed you, by the way.) So, naturally, we've decided to take this unique opportunity to kill our Senior Marketing Manager, Charlie Romano. The murder weapon? Dan Trink (CSCS, CPT), Director of Personal Training Operations for Peak Performance, one of New York City's top training facilities. We're pairing the two for a hardcore, eight-week transformation or, as we call it, “Transformassacre." Trink has devised a brutal, fully customized diet and training routine for Charlie designed to work off nearly 20 pounds of fat while building almost five pounds of muscle in just two months. You'll be able to follow Charlie's lightning progression in photos and video each week at The 8-Week Fitness Transformassacre. And be sure to keep Charlie going with inspiring messages on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

*The Transformassacre was conceptualized, written, and produced by HUMANFITPROJECT in conjuction with Men's Fitness.

Meet Charlie Romano

Sr. Marketing Manager, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Flex magazines.

Current Vitals
Age: 24
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 187.2 lbs.
Body Fat: 19.9%
Current Lifting Stats
Bench Press: 175 lbs. x 10 reps.
Squat: 80 lbs. x 10 reps.
Shoulder Press: 110 lbs. x 10 reps.
Deadlift: 150 lbs. x 10 reps.
Push-Ups: 42 reps to failure
Pull-Ups: 6 reps to failure

See more before photos of Charlie >>

Meet Dan Trink

Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Peak Performance NYC.

We scoured the city and consulted with every editor at Men’s Fitness to find the best possible match for Charlie. Trink of Peak Performance was the most strongly recommended. Expertise and credentials aside, Trink understands the challenges people face. “I used to be a creative director for an advertising agency and, even though I didn't realize it at the time, I was fat,” he says. After losing 50 pounds in five months, Trink wanted to inspire others. “I read everything I could on weight training, fell in love with the weight room, realized what good nutrition was and started what is now a longstanding passion for strength, fitness and helping others transform their physiques,” he says.   NEXT: THE PLAN



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