Body Transformation: Bilal Ansari Built Serious Mass!

Bilal was clearly the skinniest kid at school and people let him know it. See how this teen packed 64 pounds of muscle in two years and rose above his peers!

Why I decided to transform

Skinny kids are teased for their small size, but then there was me, the skeleton. Until my senior year of high school, I was the skinniest guy in every class and most girls were bigger than me. There was actually a time in my anatomy class where we had to measure our arms for a lab and my girl partner had bigger arms than me.

This killed me because I was an easy target for jokes and insults and felt disheartened because my body stopped me from being the best I could be in every aspect of life. At that moment, I promised myself I would change and my journey wouldn't stop until I became the best I could physically be.

As I got bigger, my family and friends started a healthy change (diet and/or exercise), which made me happy because I knew I was rubbing off on them.

My life is completely different now. My self-confidence is sky high and I don't feel like I have to pretend to be someone I'm not. I don't let anything stop me in bodybuilding, school, or work. This is just the start of my transformation.

Before /// 124 lbs
After /// 188 lbs
AGE 17 / HEIGHT 5'11" / BODY FAT 9%
AGE 19 / HEIGHT 6'0" / BODY FAT 10%
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How I accomplished my goals

Near the end of my senior year, I trained regularly at the YMCA and grew slowly. A couple months later, I got a 24-Hour Fitness membership and saw serious results.

I went almost every day, took an off day once per week, and ate like there was no tomorrow. When I didn't see noticeable gains for some time, I thought about giving up and accepting that I would always be the skinny kid. I tried to prove to myself that not working out and eating so much would be easier, but thanks to countless bodybuilding videos, I stayed with it. Zyzz became an inspiration to get me back to the gym with more drive than ever.

I kept Bodybuilding.com bookmarked and read new articles to improve my physique every day after school. Eating six times per day and training like an animal made me want it more and more every day.

Supplements that helped me through the journey

People tend to prioritize supplements over food and I don't agree with that. If I had a choice to spend money on supplements or food, I would spend it on food. However, they can be an excellent addition for your arsenal to transform your body.

With Meal 1
Pre-workout

Diet plan that guided my transformation

You must be 100 percent dedicated to your diet and training. I didn't grow until I ate lots of clean foods every three hours.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Pre-workout
Meal 5: Post-workout
Meal 6

Training regimen that kept me on track

I focus solely on hypertrophy by utilizing proper form and establishing a mind-muscle connection on every exercise. I still try to lift as heavy as possible under these terms.

I train with very high volume, which has worked for me. I'm a huge believer that dropsets will make you grow if nothing else does.

Day 1: Legs
Day 2: Chest
Day 3: Back/Calves
Day 4: Shoulders/Traps
Day 5: Arms/Calves

What aspect challenged me the most

"Consistency and dedication is the key to transform your body."

My biggest challenge was to gain weight. I've always been able to eat a lot but wasn't able to gain weight. Nothing seemed to work and I tried many tactics. Thanks to meal timing, eating every three hours, and weight-gainer shakes, I put on serious weight.

My future fitness plans

I'm currently focused on getting bigger every day to a point where I'm happy with the look of my physique. Then I hope to compete in a show.

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

No matter what, don't give up. A body transformation isn't an overnight process; it's a lifestyle that requires full commitment.

Consistency and dedication is the key to transform your body. The only one stopping you from transforming your body is you.

How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals

Bodybuilding.com has been a huge part of my transformation. The articles contain some of most important information to change your physique. I literally came home every day after school and read about supplements and training.

Bilal's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Ready For War" by 50 Cent
  2. "Worldwide Choppers" by Tech N9ne
  3. "Find Yourself" by John O'Callaghan ft Sarah Howells
  4. "Strength Of A Thousand Men" by Two Steps From Hell
  5. "Prospectors Of The Earth" by Two Steps From Hell