Tommaso Ciampa is back to action in a big way on NXT. He is also in incredible shape and he has a 13 week transformation to thank for that feat. He didn’t do it alone as Ciampa had some help along the way.

The former NXT Champion tweeted out to give props to his trainer AJ at the Cement Factor for helping him get into shape. It wasn’t an easy road to travel, but it created a chiseled beast out of Ciampa.

13 week transformation. No cheat meals. Prepped, weighed, and cooked six meals a day, every day. Roughly eleven cardio sessions per week. Five weight training sessions.

HUGE thanks to my wife for allowing me to commit to this and fully supporting my journey. I know I’m insane, but she gets me.


And I could not have done it without my trainer AJ aka @cementfactory and my training partners, the Dump Boys.

Lots of motivating factors: Celebrating being two years removed from career ending neck surgery, wanting to push myself beyond my limits without using “being a dad” as an excuse, turning thirty-six years old, and taking control of the things that I can control… this was as much a mental health journey as it was a physical health journey.

The best part is that I enjoyed every second of it. 

Tommaso Ciampa is currently paired up with Timothy Thatcher and they make a pretty great tag team. It seems that Ciampa is ready for any kind of competition at this point. You can check out his impressive photo comparison below.

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