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Body Transformation: Date With The Weight

Swimming kept his weight in check during high school, but when college started Landon stepped out of the pool permanently. Tired of XL T-shirts, he grabbed heavy iron!
Name: Landon Stulen
Email: Lnstulen747@Gmail.com
BodySpace: SOMF747

Landon Stulen Landon Stulen
AGE 18
HEIGHT
5'8"
WEIGHT
200 lbs
BODY FAT
20%
AGE 19
HEIGHT
5'9"
WEIGHT
175 lbs
BODY FAT
11%

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Why I Decided to Transform

I've always been an athlete in my mind, but I never had the body to go along with it. I swam my way through high school, lettering every year, and was competitive for my size and stature. Every year, I saw myself getting steadily larger.

After graduation, I blew up like a balloon during my freshman year of college. In Christmas of 2011, I received many extra large T-shirts from family members after wearing a large for several years. At that point, I decided to take charge of my weight.

How I Accomplished My Goals

It was difficult in the beginning. Simply walking into the gym was a success for me. I was no stranger to the gym, though. I was practically born in the gym. My mother works in health and fitness. At the time, it was a huge plus to get motivated.

I started off thinking I was there to build muscle, not to lose weight. I knew the fundamentals behind muscle building and I owe my weight loss to supersets and cardio.

Much of what I did could be considered HIIT. I chose a moderate weight and did sets of high reps. I did supersets of the same or opposing muscle groups to provide a full pump and an increased heart rate. My goal was to keep my heart rate high in the weight room.

This type of exercise, in addition to a correct diet and supplementation, was critical throughout my transformation.

Supplements that Helped Me Through the Journey
Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation

I kept it simple and clean when I was losing weight. I was especially cautious with my portions and daily intake to make sure my body got what it needed. I was sure not to go too long without food to keep my metabolism up.

Meal 1
Meal 2: Pre-workout
Meal 3: Post-workout
Meal 4
Meal 5
Training Regimen that Kept Me on Track

The body is complex. I always took my sets to pain and occasionally past failure with the assistance of a good spotter. The regimen I attribute most of my success to includes supersets with little rest.

Day 1: Legs/abs/cardio
Day 2: Back/abs/cardio
Day 3: Chest/abs/cardio
Day 4: Arms/abs/cardio
Day 5: Back/abs/cardio
Day 6: Chest/abs/cardio
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

My biggest challenge was plateaus. It was a real kick to my motivation when one week I lost a few pounds and the next I didn't lose any. Changing my workouts really helped me get back on track with my gains.

My Future Fitness Plans

Since I came so far in a short amount of time, it brought clarity to what I think is possible. As of right now, I consider bodybuilding a hobby and have goals to one day be in a competition.

Through hard work and discipline, and most importantly education and focus, I see this as a real possibility in a few years. I hope to use what I learned about fat loss and bodybuilding to influence others and help them reach their fitness goals.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

The key to success is simple, old-fashioned hard work and consistency. You can't blame anyone for your fitness struggles but yourself. It's up to you to make changes. There is no magic pill, no simple solution to get where you want to be. That's a fact.

You have to come to the realization that this task isn't easy. You have to put in a serious amount of effort to accomplish anything. That's why it's called working out; you have to work. It's your job to take control of your situation, grab it by the horns, and own it.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com has been, and always will be, a critical component to my overall transformation. The videos on supplements and workouts helped me become educated.

The motivation section on Bodybuilding.com was another huge asset that got me going on days when I needed a little boost. I will always use Bodybuilding.com to purchase supplements and read new information on the industry.

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Wantaripbod

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Wantaripbod

No way 20% in the first pic, more like 30%

Mar 18, 2013 6:27pm | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

Probably I did a rough guess.

Mar 19, 2013 11:19am | report
TorontoBeast

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TorontoBeast

agreed

Mar 20, 2013 9:30am | report
StriveToSucceed

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StriveToSucceed

Nice transformation! And sweet shirt, I have the same one:p

Mar 18, 2013 8:27pm | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

Yes awesome shirt, just wish they weren't so expensive! thanks again!

Mar 19, 2013 11:19am | report
benjamin1802

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benjamin1802

God transformation :) Keep it up!

Mar 19, 2013 12:29am | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 13'11"
  • wt: 167.5 lbs
  • bf: 10.0%
SOMF747

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SOMF747

Will do thanks!

Mar 19, 2013 11:18am | report
domenic1995

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domenic1995

first pic is 30% plus

Mar 19, 2013 4:07am | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

I just guessed, bad guess i suppose.

Mar 19, 2013 11:18am | report
brankin7

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brankin7

Who cares what the first pic was, its the second thats important. Well done bud.

Mar 19, 2013 4:58am | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

thank you sir! this was a while ago so i look much better now.

Mar 19, 2013 11:18am | report
chiefgreybeard

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chiefgreybeard

Congrats, great change. As you experience life you will find that you will need to come back from injuries and you may have periods of your life when you just don't have as much time to work out. You will learn to still get in good workouts, work around injuries and most of all... adjust your diet. You now have the knowledge to do those tings so hang in there and "lift for life!"

Mar 19, 2013 12:08pm | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

just had one actually but thanks!

Mar 19, 2013 1:17pm | report
rickyrik360

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rickyrik360

Definitely not 11%, more like 15-16. BUT, good transformtion

Mar 19, 2013 12:26pm | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

I had it checked by a personal trainer man 11%

Mar 19, 2013 1:16pm | report
Egleaves22

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Egleaves22

I'd believe if you said 11-16%, it's hard to tell with your shirt on.
That said: I wouldn't trust just any personal trainer, most of them sadly have no idea what they're doing. I assume they used calipers, which are hard to use correctly, one trainer measured me at 20%.

Great transformation though, you deserve to be featured.

Mar 20, 2013 9:36am | report
servo77

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servo77

dont listen to these idiots trying to bring you down man! GREAT tranformation! very motivational keep up the good work.

Mar 19, 2013 3:23pm | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

Yes I think of it as fuel for the fire, but thanks man. will do!

Mar 20, 2013 7:23am | report
JoeyDaKing

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JoeyDaKing

This has motivated me, im thinking about using this workout! but isn't doing abs everyday overworking your ab muscles?

Mar 19, 2013 10:48pm | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

Great man! and lol yeah maybe, but i'm seeing great results so something is working!

Mar 20, 2013 7:21am | report
Djorn

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Djorn

Great transformation man.......was just wondering.....how long did it take you to loose the man boobs during you transformation....was it the last ting that came off ?

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SOMF747

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SOMF747

i'd say a good month or two, really hitting my chest hard because its such a weak point for me. It's all fat so extra cardio helps

Mar 20, 2013 7:22am | report
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TorontoBeast

wow way to go man

Mar 20, 2013 9:31am | report
SOMF747

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SOMF747

Thanks man!

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simper369

lose the gloves and your set bud!

Mar 20, 2013 9:41am | report
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