Body Transformation: Drew Marcum Hit Big Marks!

Drew became an apprentice to a fellow teen bodybuilder and harvested inspiration to get huge. See how his well-executed plan effectively replaced fat with muscle!

Why I decided to transform

When I was younger, I wasn't a great athlete because I was weak and out of shape.

My friends realized it and decided to "get me huge" by introducing me to the gym.

One of my friends is a competing bodybuilder and just won the teen division at the Lakewood, Ohio, competition.

Seeing his physique was a big motivation for me.

Before /// 178 lbs
After /// 170 lbs
AGE 17 / HEIGHT 5'10" / BODY FAT 22%
AGE 18 / HEIGHT 5'10" / BODY FAT 13%
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How I accomplished my goals

I accomplished my goals through trial and error. At first, I was under the impression that working out meant I needed to eat a lot, so I gained fat on top of the muscle I built.

At that point, I tried a no carb diet that made me feel miserable. I discovered that training properly and limiting carbs and unhealthy fats would help me reach my goals without losing energy.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

Diet plan that guided my transformation

Cutting is difficult for me, so I avoid cutting diets. I try to burn fat while building muscle by eating 6-8 meals per day to keep my body in an anabolic state.

Meal 3
Meal 5: Post-workout
Meal 6

Training regimen that kept me on track

Day 1: Chest/Triceps
Day 2: Back/Biceps/Cardio
Day 3: Shoulders
Day 4: Legs/Cardio
Day 5: Arms
Day 6 and Day 7: Rest

What aspect challenged me the most

The most challenging part of my transformation was the nutrition. I like to eat and cutting out all the simple carbs and sugars was hard. Throughout my journey, I developed a taste for healthy food. It got to the point where I feel sick if I don't eat clean.

"Throughout my journey, I developed a taste for healthy food. It got to the point where I feel sick if I don't eat clean."

My future fitness plans

I've already signed paperwork for the U.S. Army. After that I plan to focus my career on fitness.

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

  • Look at how far you've come.
  • Focus on your goals.
  • Keep the end in mind.
  • Stay with your nutrition plan.
  • Listen to advice.
  • Work hard.

How helped me reach my goals helped me reach my goals by providing ample amounts of information for beginners on supplements. BodySpace helps me organize my goals so I can continue to aim high. The Transformations are motivational because it's helpful to see what others are doing.

Drew's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Electric Forest" by I See Stars
  2. "Understanding What We've Grown To Be" by We Came As Romans
  3. "Paper Thin" by Dangerkids
  4. "Day Dreamer" by Flux Pavillion
  5. "One Minute" by Krewella