Michael Bridges did not hit his athletic stride until much later in life. In fact, Bridges was a self-confessed computer geek in his younger days who sustained himself on a diet of sugar, carbs, and everything not-so-great on the food pyramid.
In 2017, at 33 years old, Bridges took a good look in the mirror and decided it all had to change. Over the years, his weight had risen past 350 pounds. Thanks to a friend giving him a literal ass-kicking, Bridges went on to achieve a 150-pound weight loss transformation-and he's still going.
"I was never really an athletic person. I started computer clubs in school. I was into computers when computers were not cool, "Bridges tells Men's Health .
Bridges had tried and failed to lose weight in the past, so he took one step:
He just got his weight off, but he did not know what he was doing.
But I hate the treadmill I have hated lifting weights because of it's boring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. At that point, Bridges thought, why not? Especially because the gym, Paper Street Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, what running a "6 weeks for $ 60" special.