Body Transformation: Daniel Veneziano Destroyed Normal

Daniel went on voyage to build muscle and become more like Greg Plitt. Check out this teen's intense methods that built 62 pounds of muscle in two years!

Why I decided to transform

I've always believed if you want to work in the fitness and bodybuilding industry you need a respectable physique that shows you know what you're doing.

I was skinny during my youth playing soccer, so I decided to add size to better my game. I saw results quickly and only got more serious from there. The fact that it kept me healthy is an added bonus.

I wanted to become a bodybuilder like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but now I want to be like Greg Plitt. The way he lives life and his positive mindset are highly respectable. I want to follow in his footsteps.

Before /// 128 lbs
After /// 190 lbs
AGE 15 / HEIGHT 5'9" / BODY FAT 15%
AGE 17 / HEIGHT 5'10" / BODY FAT 12%
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How I accomplished my goals

Consistency and obsession are my driving forces. You have to change for yourself. I never missed a meal or a training session in the past year. Staying consistent with my eating and training is the key. You must be obsessed to hit the gym every day and improve your body.

During the past year, I've watched blogs, training videos, and interviews with fitness gurus to understand their view on hypertrophy to gain as much knowledge as possible. I arranged a personal training session with Australian bodybuilding champion Aaron Curtis to see what it would take to transform my body. He helps me with my diet, training, and supplementation.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

Diet plan that guided my transformation

Dieting is everything. You can only do so much in the gym. You require proper nutrition to grow your body. Everyone's body is different and there's no fixed diet plan for every bodybuilder.

You must experiment and try different methods to see how your body reacts. Some people gain muscle faster than others, and some gain fat faster than others.

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

Training regimen that kept me on track

I train each body part separately—even my arms. A majority of my lifts are light, but controlled. I focus on negative reps. Good form is the number one rule.

You can throw around as much weight as you want and impress the girls, but ultimately it's proper technique that transforms your body. The last set of every exercise is a dropset.

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

What aspect challenged me the most

Getting to know my body was difficult. I used to spend 2-3 hours per day on countless exercises. I narrowed it down to a few that worked for me. I get in and out and hardly change my workouts. I probably should, but what I do seems to work.

My future fitness plans

I aspire to be like Greg Plitt. I aim to become a top fitness model like Greg and shoot countless covers for magazines. I'd love to go about my life like Greg with a positive mindset, intense philosophies, and great achievements. I never want to waste a moment of my life being normal.

"I never want to waste a moment of my life being normal."

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

As long as you consistently eat well and train, you'll end up with a decent physique after a few years. It's a marathon, not a sprint. There's no shortcut. It takes years to build quality, lean muscle mass. Embrace the journey. It's not about how long you live. It's about the distance you travel in life.

How helped me reach my goals helped me with BodySpace. I frequently use the site to view diets and programs to enhance my training and nutrition.