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My Hollywood Physique Review & Transformation

by Derek Johanson

in Goals, Training

This featured post will share a pretty unusual story about my friend Clay’s new product, The Hollywood Physique.

When I arrived in Bangkok in May I noticed 2 things:

  1. The city was on fire with civil war.
  2. My good friend Clay was insanely jacked and looked like a movie star sent to Thailand to stop the violence.
Clay Rogers Hollywood Physique

I’d never seen him look so good.

Now don’t get me wrong, Clay has always been in shape. He’s had some muscle and bulk. When we met in college, he turned me on to protein powder, eggs, oatmeal, and supplements like creatine. He showed me how to workout. How to squat and deadlift correctly.

And in the those days we both saw some results. I got bigger, I put on muscle.

But something weird and devastating started happening to me… people who were close to me began thinking of me as the guy who ate weird things and worked out a lot. But, people who didn’t know me, didn’t even know that I worked out.

In fact, at my job, I started talking with my boss about the gym, and he said, “Oh, do you work out?”

That was a big blow.

I was devoting all that time to working out hard and eating ‘right’, but visually, I was reaping very little of the rewards.

And Clay was in a similar boat in a lot of ways. People knew he worked out and had some muscle, but they didn’t know the type of dedication he was really putting into it. I’m sure he spent a lot of time thinking about bodybuilding and his diet. And he never reached that ‘next level’.

He had muscle but it wasn’t the type of muscle people really responded to. Meaning… and I’ll be honest… I never really wanted to look like Clay in those days. He was big and bulky, but his muscle didn’t grab my attention and appeal to me. “I don’t want to work super hard to look like that,” I’d think.

Thailand & The Hollywood Physique

So, when I arrived in Thailand and saw that Clay was completely ripped, I was pretty shocked.

Before I got to Thailand, Clay had been telling me for a few months that he was seeing insane progress. But I kinda thought he was just exaggerating. I figured I’d see him and it’d be same old same old.

But that wasn’t the case this time in Bangkok. I almost had to look away in shame and embarrassment. The dude was not only shredded, but his muscles had that distinct movie star shape…Clay looked like Ryan Reynolds.

Hollywood Physique Blueprint

I Didn’t Want To Start A Workout Plan In A New Country

Before I left to Thailand I had kinda given up on the idea that I could achieve a great body or even a six pack. I liked beer and partying too much. I also didn’t have the genetics I thought.

Coupled with that, and the fact that I’d be in Thailand for the first time, I wasn’t too sold on the idea of starting a new workout plan with Clay.

Clay and I had done 3 month workout plans in the past (at UCLA and in Panama), and while I did see results, I usually just ended up getting fat… and like I said, no one really could tell that I cared about working out in the end.

I figured: why expend the extra energy when I was getting minimal results. There was no point. I could just relax and look like the rest of my peers.

I had, essentially, given up on a dream of mine. That’s me below after a lot of years and time spent in the gym… pretty pathetic really.

Hollywood Physique before shot

But Then The Civil War

But then I got a lucky break of sorts… Bangkok’s escalating civil war and violence ¬†forced the government to issue a curfew. You had to be inside by 8 PM every night. This was a big deal. Bangkok is a city that has many vices and never truly sleeps… but now it was transformed into a ghost town. There would be no crazy night life for at least 2 weeks.

The curfew pushed me to say to Clay, “Yo, tell me what you’re doing. I want in.”

Derek Dissents

Now of course, full disclosure, I knew that Clay had been developing a 13 week workout and diet program. I had no interest in taking part in the program until I actually saw him in person. And, I still knew very little about what the program actually entailed.

Clay immediately started me off with a week of acclimation… And I was pissed. I thought we should be in the gym lifting heavy weights and eating a lot. But we weren’t. We were lifting super light weights with more controlled movements. And we were spending only 20 minutes working out and only another 10 WALKING (not running or sprinting).

I lay awake at night secretly hating Clay thinking he was going to screw me over again. He had to repeatedly tell me to trust him.

Clay Is Crazy

After the week of acclimation, we started the program but were still lifting lighter weights than ever before and spending less time in the gym too.

Clay had me doing all sorts of movements I’d never seen before.

I constantly dissented, convinced it would never work for me and that he was just lucky and that his hard work in the past was accounting for his insane progress.

I spent a good two weeks angry at Clay.

I liked the fact that the workouts were short and intense, but I didn’t feel like what we were doing was going to be worth it. I felt like I was wasting valuable time that could be spent partying and bonding with new friends in the city.

This is a Diet?

Spending years studying bodybuilding, I thought I had a good idea about what a proper diet should look like. For example, protein shakes. I always used to think you’d be stupid to not drink a protein shake right after a workout.

But on Clay’s diet, we didn’t touch a single supplement. Not one. No protein powders, nothing. All natural foods.

Every day we’d go out and get ‘street food’ (all food in Thailand is pretty much street food). We were eating fatty pork and eggs mostly. Whenever we could find veggies we’d inhale them.

With all the fatty meats it didn’t even feel like a diet. I wasn’t constantly thinking about food, or stuffing myself with excess protein like I normally did on muscle building programs.

(Note: the craziest part looking back, we weren’t even eating the optimal food that you could find in the States)

Then Came The Results

Things started to get interesting about 3-4 weeks in. My energy levels were through the roof. And this will sound weird, but I was digesting food like a champion.

For a large portion of my life I’ve been plagued by stomach cramps. Sometimes the cramps last 15 minutes… sometimes they last 5-6 hours.

These cramps simply disappeared.

In the gym I started to really enjoy the workouts. They were tough but short and I really loved the 10-15 minutes post-workout walks. And afterwards I felt invigorated and had lots of energy.

I noticed fat dropping off my body.

And it seemed weird because I was eating a lot of eggs and pork… especially fatty pork belly.

No Drinking On An Island!?

Then things got even more interesting. Clay and I decided to get out of Bangkok for awhile and live on the island of Koh Tao. We needed the sun and the clean air.

Derek Johanson Hollywood Physique

On the island, we kept up the momentum and I started to really get into his program. I was feeling beyond incredible. Better than ever before. I’ve spent a lot of time working out, but I’ve never, ever felt like that.

In the gym I was a monster (at least in my own mind). I put more effort and determination into one single workout than a month’s worth of sessions before. And I loved every second of it.

I soon reached a point where I didn’t want to drink or party anymore. All I wanted to do was keep feeling that way.

I Achieved A “Respectable” Hollywood Physique

Hollywood Physique Before After

And the results…I was shedding fat quickly. My muscles started taking on a different shape. I started taking pictures of myself more often. I started looking at myself in the reflection of shop windows as I walked passed. I was shocked and felt new confidence. My shirt was off way more than usual for me.

I now had one of the elite beach bods on the island! haha. It was a little whacky for me.

Let Me Reiterate Something Here

These results were from 12 weeks. Less than 90 days. Less than 3 months. In the past I would have KILLED to have the body I got in the “after” shot…

Hollywood Physique Clay Rogers side

Thai Girls Beee Swooning

Any white guy that’s been to Thailand knows that a lot of Thai women like white faces. I mean, 75% of any skin care product in the grocery store has ‘whitening’ in it.

But, when I was nearing the end of my transformation I started getting even more attention than normal. I would go out and literally have girls lift up my shirt and rub my stomach. Girls would grab my pecs and say, “You big man.” (It sounds ridiculous writing this, but it’s true).

By the time my 13 weeks were over, I was mad. I knew I’d have a friend coming in town who was there to drink and party. And I knew I had a lot of traveling left before I’d be able to find a steady place to workout again.

I was hooked.

The Hollywood Physique WORKS. Simple As That

I’m actually a testimonial for Clay, and for good reason. It works like nothing I’ve ever tried… and it’s completely different than anything I’ve seen. It’s designed ONLY for accelerated transformations and NOT the year-round slow and steady approach, which I dig.

I’m sitting here typing this proud to call myself one of Clay’s best friends. He absolutely killed it on this product. Clay really went out of his way to make sure it’s fucking awesome and that it works.

Long story short: The ‘Physique’ is both DIFFERENT and BETTER. It’s heavily researched and it’s backed by real-world results – my results.

I can’t recommend Clay and the Hollywood Physique enough.

If you’re looking for a workout and diet program to transform yourself quickly, I’m sure it’s what you’re looking for. You can read more about what the program actually entails here:

Click Here For The Hollywood Physique

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Key February 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Awesome results man! I going to check it out. I just recently have discovered the Paleo diet, which sounds almost like what your eating consisted of. It has an effect of reducing body fat and achieving lean body mass.

What is your body fat percentage?

Anyways, epic and inspiring results. props.


H.Wist April 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

f*@king simple as that.


Lifestyles365 May 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I reviewed Clay’s materials (workouts, diet) and know that this workout will work for almost everybody. Unfortunately I’m a soccer player and can’t afford to take away from my own personal training/ diet..maybe when I’m retired in 20 years!


Tom June 2, 2011 at 11:02 am

Great review Derek. This is such an awesome story. You guys are living the dream.

Having been on the program for almost 3 weeks now, I’d also like to note how much energy Clay has put into this program.

This isn’t one of those membership sites where you get there and you have to blindly go about it while the creator is off sipping (insert exotic alcoholic beverages) on a beach in Asia. Clay is extremely helpful and active on the forum. He’s always encouraging and really has a passion for this product.

The takeaway: This is a great program but also, in business adventures, passion and enthusiasm go a long way.


Landowski July 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

Derek, you did the 5 day fast? And, the fast is only water fast, no food, no veggies? It look hard…


Derek July 9, 2011 at 9:36 am


Yes, I did the fast. You HAVE to follow the Hollywood Physique EXACTLY if you want the results it promises.

But, the great part is if you stick with the program it WILL WORK. Everyone in Clay’s forum that’s done the program EXACTLY as outlined has had success. All the people who try to modify the program don’t get the same results.


Keds July 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Here’s something fairly uncomfortable:

You and Clay seem pretty intelligent and wonderfully energetic. Maybe your next project could lean in a different direction — helping people *gain* weight.


welovefranco September 8, 2011 at 2:46 am

I’m on week 2 of Clay’s Hollywood Physique program and ALREADY, people are commenting on the change they’re beginning to see. I’m absolutely regimented about the system (the only way it’ll work of course) and can see and feel the difference in only 2 weeks. I can’t f*****g wait to see where I’ll be at week 13! A brill recommendation for a brilliant solution Derek….


Chad March 26, 2013 at 11:13 am

How were the results after week 3?


90871 September 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

you guys could at least say from whom you have got your wisdom. Its the same with your “36 eggs a day”-story. It all comes down to Vince Gironda. He was the real master. I don’t have problems with people who share ‘his’ wisdom, because wisdom belongs to the whole humanity. but you make money from it and it sounds as it is all from your mind. it is NOT. you or the guy you have it from could be so honest and tell the guys where you have your knowledge from… have fun with your money and the attention…. you really need it!

my advice to all the people out there: don’t give 119$ away for something you can research in the internet for free…


Derek September 25, 2011 at 5:50 am

@90871 – Have you seen the Hollywood Physique system?

What have your results been like following Gironda’s methods?


welovefranco October 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm

@90871 , how can you make a valid critical appraisal of a system you have no experience of, no matter where the information to compile the system may or may not have come from? There’s a saying that goes, “if someone doesn’t have the results you want to achieve, why listen to them?” You haven’t tried out the Hollywood Physique System so why do you think anyone should listen to you?

I’m on the start of the 6th week of the Hollywood Physique programme and the results are INSANE already, having followed the system exactly as presribed. I’ll happily show you the progress photographs which are available to the whole of the Hollywood Physique community. There are scores of guys getting massive results from it that they never thought possible (me included). It’s the best value ¬£72 I’ve ever spent on training!


danimal February 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm

welovefranco, i’d love to see the results, please send them to elhnadATyahooDOTcom. I’m just wondering the long term results of this plan. How do you guys look now. I don’t care about short term beach body diets


Derek February 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Hey @danimal – The long-term results are pretty damn good if you don’t go off the deep end. Clay, who’s one of my best friends is also one of the healthier people I know. Even after taking over a year off from weights now, he still has a 6 pack and looks great. But if you immediately go back into old habits… well you’ll end up losing your results. Same as any diet plan.


steve August 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Hey Derek,

Question for you since you’ve done the 36 eggs a day diet and Clay’s HP program. I have actually purchased the HP program and have been reading through almost all of the transformations. I think the results from the people who follow it are amazing. However, I noticed one thing…the people who have a skinny frame (like myself) never seem to put up enough upper body mass. Those guys look great with a shirt off…but with the shirt on they look skinny and don’t even look like they work out). Yes they get cut up and can get the six pack and so forth, but for me a true transformation is one where you look built with a shirt on as well, considering the vast majorities of day or not spent at the pool or on a beach.

This is the best program for someone with a solid upper body base looking to get that hollywood body. But for me, who is skinny (with a bid of abdominal fat so not an ectomorph) would you recommend me to start a 36 egg diet workout like you did BEFORE starting the HP program?

I just realized this is a great question to ask Clay as well.


Stone November 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hey man. Cool stuff getting rid of the fat for sure, problem though is that you guys don’t look big enough. I understand it’s a cool look compared to how you looked earlier but not very powerful, too slim. Good transformation though and as long as one’s happy, right…


Scott April 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Hey Derek…could you share some of the specific foods you ate in Thailand? I’ll be in Bangkok for the next 6 months and have been trying to figure out how to do HP when surrounded by Pad Thai all day! I used to live on Suk Soi 8, so if you’ve got specific restaurants or vendors, that’s a bonus…but any info is appreciated!


Alec January 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I’m looking to buy this but is it really 197$??


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