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Body Transformation: Coach Canole

Drew didn’t want to be a product of his environment. He rose above his surroundings and showed others how to live healthy. The best part: he’s just getting started!
Name: Drew Canole
Email: drewcan777@gmail.com

Drew Canole Drew Canole
AGE 29
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
187 lbs
BODY FAT
21%
AGE 30
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
177 lbs
BODY FAT
7%

Why I Decided To Transform

I wanted to be in the best shape of my life. Living in Michigan, where the obesity rate is outrageously high, I watched my friends, family, and what seemed like everyone around me, struggle with their weight. I had friends who looked 10 years older than they should because of their weight. I was tired of having no energy, no passion in my relationships, and saw myself going down the same road as many people around me were.

The interest people had in my transformation overwhelmed me. I had people coming to me for advice, direction, and mentorship, asking, "What are you doing? How are you changing your body like this?" These types of questions made me an educator on body transformation.

My life completely changed after my transformation. I have more energy, sleep better, and communicate better. I believe everything in our life is reflected in our physical body. Once I was able to transform, all other aspects of my life improved. I became an expert at transformation with a greater degree of body awareness. I know what to eat, when to eat, and how train.

How I Accomplished My Goals

Something I used, and strongly recommend so you don't give up, is to define a strong "Why" for your transformation and make it public so others hold you accountable. Throughout my transformation, I had Facebook fans/friends for accountability.

At the beginning, I publically posted my transformation "why" and instantly had support and interest from my social network. If I gave up, I'd be letting every single one of them down. My inspiration came from wanting to get the most out of life and the drive to help others do what I accomplished.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey

I geeked out on quality, organic vegetables, high quality natural proteins, grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, and wild caught local fish. My secret weapon was juicing vegetables. I did three-day juice fasting once a month.

I also incorporated an intermittent fasting protocol. I was able to get lean fast without losing mass during calorie deficits because I was juicing and making an abundant amount of nutrients available to my body.

Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation

I tested my metabolic type and found that I'm a fast-oxidizer; a protein type. I ate often; primarily low carbohydrate-paleo. I turned into a total caveman.

Meal 1
Meal 2
  • veggies

    Green Vegetable Juice

    24 oz

Meal 3
  • nuts

    Nuts (varied)

    1/4 cup

  • veggies

    Vegetables

    1-2 cups

  • fish

    Fish

    8 oz

Meal 4
Meal 5
Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track

I worked out six times a week and incorporated stair sprints or treadmill sprints twice a week. Occasionally, I did two-a-days in the morning and afternoon.

Day 1: Quads/Calves
Day 2: Back/Biceps
Day 3: Hamstrings/Abs
Day 4: Chest/Triceps
Day 5: Shoulders/Abs
Day 6: TRX Day
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

The diet. Being social with my friends in San Diego and avoiding alcohol and the other things was difficult. I overcame it by continuously thinking about the future, imagining my future self, and creating this new identity.

Too many people change their body and end up back where they started because they didn't change their mindset and identity. This was critical to my success. I created a new identity, transformed my body, and life.

My Future Fitness Plans

My transformation has inspired me to become a resource for others looking to improve their health. I've become a transformation coach, teaching the principals I discovered.

I developed an online show, FitLife.tv, where we interview health experts all over the country. We have 4-5 new episodes that come out weekly about fitness and health. Our goal is to create a documentary and have it on Bravo or ABC so we can have a mass-scale impact.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

Declare your "why" because transformation begins in the mind. Post a short video and share it.

Ask yourself five questions:

  1. Why do you want to get healthy or stay healthy?
  2. What will you look like?
  3. What do you want to feel like?
  4. What will others say about you after your transformation?
  5. What do you want your legacy to be?
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

The videos and podcasts were hugely helpful and much of my workout planning and inspiration came from Bodybuilding.com. I found the articles extremely helpful during my process and want to make a point of sharing this quality content with my fan base.

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estin1981

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I was able to get lean fast without losing mass during calorie deficits because I was juicing......LMAO!

Oct 24, 2012 5:59pm | report
 
Chunkhead

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Chunkhead

lol juicing is key lol jk

Oct 25, 2012 5:53am | report
10deerslayer12

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10deerslayer12

look at him. He looks GREAT. I wouldn't be making fun if anything he's doing cause he's obviously doing something right. He DID get lean fast...look at the age difference in the pictures. one year...maybe even less. great job Drew Canole, keep it up!

Oct 25, 2012 6:40am | report
xkuruma

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xkuruma

I also lolled at that hahahh.

Oct 25, 2012 6:06pm | report
nherrada

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nherrada

WOW. Impressive transformation man. Can you detail your supps? keep it on!

Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm | report
 
Holly444

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Holly444

You look a-maz-ing! Question: did you feel low on energy when you first started the paleo diet (cutting out starchy carbs)? If so, how long did the feeling last?

Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm | report
 
robc217

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robc217

The diet doesn't really look like something one could do the rest of their life on a consistent basis. 4 our of the 5 meals have meat, which would seem to get old really fast. No fruit? Do you really look forward to eating this on a daily basis?

Oct 24, 2012 7:25pm | report
 
cjdaylax429

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cjdaylax429

Its not for the rest of his life, its a transformation so its only for a short amount of time..once he gets to his desired physique it will be easier to maintain so he wont have to eat as strict

Oct 25, 2012 7:36am | report
robc217

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robc217

That is wishful thinking but unfortunately not true in the case of 90% of people who transform. I want to see what this guy looks like in 5 years. When people go on this kind of diet they usually revert back to old habits and back to the old body.

I just don't see a point to do this kind of diet for a photo shoot or weekend in Vegas and then let your body go after that.

It would be nice to see how someone can maintain their physique for a long period of time.

Oct 25, 2012 5:48pm | report
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Dgf03

robc217, i don't reaaly understand your comment.
The point is, he might be in the 10% you said. You don't know what kind of the person he is so don't suppose he won't be un even better shape in 5 years.

Oct 26, 2012 5:26pm | report
robc217

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dgf03, seriously just look at his diet. There are not even complex carbs in it. My point is his diet is not sustainable.

His body looks great but I can guarantee you he can't eat like that for more that a week or two.

If you click on his fit tv link you will see it's just another dude trying to make a buck selling this juicing program. Sorry I am not buying that crap where you go into deprivation with a diet like that.

If you think I am wrong that go purchase his program from the link on the fit tv and post your results in a month or two and see if you could really do it.

Oct 26, 2012 9:25pm | report
sammy2413

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sammy2413

Good Job

Oct 24, 2012 7:34pm | report
 
derekcorreira

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derekcorreira

good job man, supplements are just as they are stated : supplements. You dont NEED them for what he was going for, they will only enhance what you want as long as you diet and as long as you exercise precisely. Diet seems good. A lot of water i presume? almond milk?

Oct 24, 2012 8:13pm | report
 
PrinceOftheCty

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PrinceOftheCty

Hey, how long did it take for you to get where you are now

Oct 24, 2012 9:07pm | report
 
Traubster

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Traubster

More like 10-11% body fat, but definitely looking good nonetheless.

Oct 24, 2012 11:29pm | report
 
P90XVeteran

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P90XVeteran

He's definitely in single digits regarding body fat

Oct 25, 2012 5:17am | report
jmaxeden

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jmaxeden

I agree he is in single digit.

Oct 25, 2012 6:38am | report
Holly444

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Holly444

7% looks about right...

Oct 25, 2012 4:06pm | report
cjdaylax429

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This is the most vegitables I have ever seen in a diet. What kind do you eat?? and what is the benefit of vegitables in muscle building.

Oct 25, 2012 7:31am | report
 
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We need a transformed bro's crew .

Oct 25, 2012 7:41am | report
 
Danny_OTT

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Danny_OTT

"My secret weapon was juicing..." I think thats pretty obvious

Oct 25, 2012 12:46pm | report
 
cjdaylax429

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haha you really think he juiced?? I didn't think veggies had that much affect on muscle growth, i just thought it was many complex carbs and protein..veggies just turn into water and are generally good for ur body, but how big of a factor is it building muscle????

Oct 25, 2012 1:58pm | report
Pasqual86

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The parts were he said juicing were pretty funny. Great transformation though, all great things are a marathon not a sprint, though this transformation was quite fast especially if he never did much lifting before.

Oct 25, 2012 5:31pm | report
 
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Awesome Job! Fasting with Juice is interesting. I can see the results and it works for your body. Vegetables stabalize the body in so many ways. Thanks for your story.

Oct 25, 2012 5:49pm | report
 
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It doesn't seem like he was at 21% at all...
If he actually only lost 10lbs then from his starting weith then he only moved around 6%...

Oct 25, 2012 5:51pm | report
 
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