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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Grand Prize Transformation

Halid had a vision of his future self when the $100K Transformation Challenge started. That image burned into his brain so deep that he surpassed it without realizing!

Name: Halid Shokunbi
E-Mail: mailto:DrHalidS@gmail.com
BodySpace: hshokunb
Website: www.DrHalidFit.com
Location: Frankfort, Illinois
Age: 27  Height: 5'8"  Weight: 179 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 1

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I grew up playing sports and always cared about my level of fitness. I've had an interest in bodybuilding and resistance training since age 13. I was proud to have the largest biceps in my eighth-grade class and remained fit throughout high school.

When I graduated high school and stopped playing organized sports, my interest shifted toward weight training. As an undergrad, I took weight training classes and enjoyed the muscle gains. I got stronger and learned more about my new hobby during the next four years. The only problem was that I wasn't consistent with supplementation or the gym. That changed when I entered graduate school.

I became motivated to learn more about how to achieve my fitness goals and I saw good gains. I lifted heavy and got stronger and bigger. Unfortunately, I began accumulating several minor injuries. Being the stubborn knucklehead that I was, I kept lifting. I had so many injuries that I got to the point where I couldn't continue exercising without pain.

Being unable to do what I loved was depressing. I lost motivation to stay fit and eat healthy. I was frustrated and defeated. I gained body fat. For the first time in my life, I had fat rolls. I had to make a change because I was ashamed.

I decided to change my lifestyle in 2012 and entered the $100K Transformation Challenge on Bodybuilding.com. I wanted my transformation to prove that people can make drastic transformations without crazy and extreme exercises and diet plans. I later won the contest and proved that my transformation was possible. Since then, I have remained in the best shape of my life and my passion for fitness has only grown.

What Workout Regimen Delivered the Best Results?
Day 1: Back/Triceps/Cardio


Day 2: Quads/Calves/Abs


Day 3: Cardio
Day 4: Chest/Biceps/Obliques


Day 5: Cardio
Day 6: Hamstrings/Shoulders


Day 7: Rest

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Salmon Burrito Bowl

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What Supplements Gave You the Greatest Gains?

How Did Your Passion for Bodybuilding Emerge?

Being an inspiration to others and motivating people to live a healthier lifestyle drives me. It's not about getting recognition. It's about motivating, inspiring, and educating people to realize their potential. It's about helping people recognize their potential to reach their goals.

I love the science and strategy behind bodybuilding. Researchers are always making new and exciting fitness discoveries. It's fascinating that you can change your body drastically by training and altering nutrition.

What/Who Motivated You to Be a Bodybuilder?

I stayed motivated by constantly discussing fitness articles, workouts, and recipes with my fiancee and best friend. As a result, fitness was always on my mind. Participating in the $100K Transformation Challenge brought out my competitive side. I scoped out my competition for the contest. Seeing others succeed motivated me to go harder. I also stayed motivated by eating normal foods with healthier ingredients, like whole wheat spaghetti and Italian turkey sausage. Eating like this kept my cravings in check.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

On days when I was tired, unmotivated, and didn't feel like going to the gym, grocery shopping, or cooking, there was one thing that consistently inspired me to suck it up. I was inspired by the "future me." I had a picture of what I wanted to look like at the end of my transformation. I knew it would be difficult and required consistency. It required that I do right even when I didn't want to.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Since my transformation, I started fitness modeling. I also started online fitness coaching. I got many requests for personalized exercise and nutrition programs that I now offer on my personal website.

I plan to compete someday. I will take most of 2013 to put on more muscle and compete in late 2013 or 2014.

What Is the Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Be a sponge for knowledge and a model of consistency.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

My favorite bodybuilder is Ulisses Jr. He has an amazing physique and work ethic. I would love to have two-thirds of the muscle he has.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

Bodybuilding.com has been integral to my goal achievements. The site is my source for affordable supplements with quick delivery. I read countless articles on different training techniques and programs, recipes, and nutrition. If I want to research any fitness topic, a search at Bodybuilding.com would reveal at least four different articles on the subject.

BodySpace is the most positive and motivated social community online. I met inspirational people there. I also like tracking my progress with body fat and bodyweight measurements. Seeing my stats all organized and laid out helps me assess the effectiveness of my programs/diet.

Halid's Top 5 Gym Tracks
  1. "Go N' Get It" by Ace Hood
  2. "Throwed Off (Freestyle)" by Lil Wayne (feat. Gudda Gudda)
  3. "Ambition" by Wale
  4. "Hustle Hard" by Ace Hood
  5. "So Sophisticated (Explicit)" by Rick Ross (feat. Meek Mill)

Photographic Credit: Will Edwards, Bodybuilding.com


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KthxHibye

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KthxHibye

Years bodybuilding : 1? Don't think so. lol

Apr 30, 2013 6:30pm | report
 
travis132

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travis132

Agreed.

Apr 30, 2013 10:06pm | report
Hazazshred

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Hazazshred

no joke.

May 1, 2013 4:30am | report
GWATER

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GWATER

Do you guy even lift?

May 1, 2013 7:43am | report
Heanson

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Heanson

Story says he was already lifting. He stopped and got fat due to injury. It seems reasonable that he could burn the fat off in 1 year with the right diet.

May 1, 2013 8:04am | report
sbrooke

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sbrooke

I agree with Heanson. He had some bulk/ muscle mass to begin with but during his 12week transformation got totally shredded. Amazing work. Tough to shred to that degree while maintaining mass. Props to Halid.
Amazing transformation. Inspirational

May 1, 2013 9:10am | report
green4cali

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green4cali

It's totally possible, I'm kinda in the same boat right now coming back from an injury, I chunked up a little bit as I didn't maintain a great diet and I lost muscle. come see what I look like 11 weeks from now. week one's already in the books.. It's amazing how quickly muscle memory builds everything right back and then some.

May 1, 2013 12:27pm | report
Tonster382

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Tonster382

Muscle Memory works like a freakin charm!

May 1, 2013 9:22pm | report
ThinkingBoutIt

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ThinkingBoutIt

bingo

May 2, 2013 12:58pm | report
vanillaicing

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vanillaicing

Yea, this seems to be way too good to be true.
That being said, Holy $hit. Amazing body.

Apr 30, 2013 7:06pm | report
 
hshokunb

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hshokunb

Lol thanks bruh

May 1, 2013 9:50am | report
Skinneeeer

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Skinneeeer

thats a good idea to get Lil Wayne's song in gym playlist. That extra bit of anger that comes when I remember that those kind of jokers exists ,might be good.

Apr 30, 2013 7:13pm | report
 
hshokunb

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hshokunb

...lol

May 1, 2013 9:32am | report
dreambig1993

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dreambig1993

This guys transformation is ridiculous! Nobody should question anything he has done. He has achieved the greatest goal.. Truly amazing

Apr 30, 2013 7:23pm | report
 
hshokunb

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hshokunb

Wow thanks a lot!

May 1, 2013 10:01am | report
4evafiit

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4evafiit

umm he definitely won the last transformation.. come on now bodybuilding.com get real

Apr 30, 2013 8:39pm | report
 
ZyTE

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ZyTE

Still a long way he has come... but come on, stop being dumb admins, no way to gain what 8-10 kilos of raw muscle mass in a year the natty way...

Apr 30, 2013 8:47pm | report
 
hshokunb

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hshokunb

um....what???

May 1, 2013 10:04am | report
Adam1M

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Adam1M

Very possible to gain 7-8kilo. Depends what stage of training you're at. Definately at the beginning and also if you have time off, then suddenly come back to training, you're going to put on what you previously loss quickly and more.

Good job on transformation by the way. You look excellent halid. My motivation for this year.

May 1, 2013 2:02pm | report
elbazyair

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elbazyair

very nice body,

but unless he has the genes of a terminator, its almost impossible to do that in 1 year without .... yea you know what...

May 1, 2013 3:20am | report
 
hshokunb

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hshokunb

haha actually I made that transformation in 12 wks not 1 yr and you are right. I did it with...you know what...(drive, determination, will power, focus, and optimism).

May 1, 2013 9:31am | report
JohnHardesty

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JohnHardesty

Nice job hshokunb!

Haters are going to hate. Funny ... you'd think they be inspired by you. Not threatened.

May 1, 2013 1:28pm | report
plmcute8402

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plmcute8402

WOW doubled up on the hater-aide this am???? Lets take out the muscle memory factor- yes this is possible in 12weeks, Diet,Disapline and Dedication - No disrepect but there is a noticible difference in muscle density between those who earn it and those who use juice

May 1, 2013 1:58pm | report
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jordensolecki

i love it when somebody like hshokunb does an incredible job of better their body and life with a tremendous amountof hard work and disapline then some slob like elbazyair tires to beat him down because hes jelly lol anything is possible with dieting and hard work, maybe instead of trying to accuse him you should be asking him for advise.... great job on your transformation man!

May 1, 2013 10:31pm | report
Kagezan

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Kagezan

Yyyyyeaaah. Hey, I'm not saying the video linked below has any relation to this gentleman's transformation, but I do see some similarities...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=M957dACQyfU

May 1, 2013 3:35am | report
 
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