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Body Transformation: Egyptian Bodybuilding Mission

Ahmed dreamed of becoming a fitness model at age 16. In Egypt, it was hard to find others who shared his passion, so he journeyed alone. Two years later, his bodybuilding vision is a reality!
Name: Ahmed Essam Helmy
Email: AhmedEssamHelmy@yahoo.com
BodySpace: AhmedEssamHelmy

Ahmed Essam Helmy Ahmed Essam Helmy
AGE 16
HEIGHT
5'11"
WEIGHT
165 lbs
BODY FAT
9%
AGE 18
HEIGHT
5'11"
WEIGHT
172 lbs
BODY FAT
5%

Why I Decided to Transform

I always admired fitness models like Rob Riches, Greg Plitt, and Lazar Angelov. I wanted to look like them, so I started my transformation at age 16 with a set of dumbbells, but I didn't take it seriously and didn't know proper technique. At that stage, I was lifting mainly for sports performance. I was heavily involved in swimming, but I wasn't very good, so I focused my energy on fitness and gymnastics.

I discovered that I was way more talented at fitness and gymnastics than other sports. I always thank God because he helped me find my way into fitness. I'm thankful for the friends who always motivate me when I feel that I can't continue and my body is broken down. They always tell me I have the talent and the conditioning to keep going.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I just told myself that impossible is nothing and that I can do whatever I want because I believe I can. I gave it my best to achieve my dream to be a fitness model. I never had people around who were into fitness, so I went on without a mentor to guide and help me through. Because of that, I made many mistakes.

In the beginning, my workouts and diet were experiments that I studied on myself. The more I did, the more educated I became about my body. Now I'm extremely careful about my food choices and workout plan, and I make sure to sleep 7-9 hours per night (those are my three points for success).

On days when I thought about quitting, I found something or someone to motivate me. It was usually my close friends, parents, and my belief in God that got me through. I'm very inspired by amazing fitness models who built their history and names through sweet and tears like Rob Riches, Greg Plitt, and Lazar Angelov.

I used Rob Riches blog to design my training, nutritional, and supplementation programs. His personality is extremely motivating.

Supplements That Helped Me Through the Journey
With Meal 1
Throughout the Day
Pre-workout
Post-workout
Before Bed
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Pre-workout
Meal 5: Post-workout
Meal 6
Meal 7
Meal 8
Training Regimen That Kept Me on Track
Day 1: Chest/triceps/cardio/core
Day 2: Back/biceps/core
Day 3: Abs/swimming/cardio
  • Swimming

    Swimming

    30 min
  • Crunches Crunches

    Crunches

    300 reps
  • Cardio

  • Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill

    Cardio

    40 min
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Shoulders/calves/abs/core
Day 6: Legs/core

    Cardio

  • Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill

    Cardio

    20 min
  • Exercises

  • Seated Barbell Twist Seated Barbell Twist

    Seated Barbell Twist

    150 reps (per side)
  • Leg Extensions Leg Extensions

    Leg Extensions

    2 warm-up sets of 8-10 reps, 1 dropset of 100 reps
  • Leg Press Leg Press

    Leg Press

    2 warm-up sets of 8-20 reps, 3 rest-pause sets of 30 reps
  • Standing Leg Curl Standing Leg Curl

    Standing Leg Curl

    1 warm-up set of 8-10 reps, 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Hack Squat Hack Squat

    Hack Squat

    2 warm-up sets of 8-10 reps, 3 rest-pause sets of 30 reps
  • Cardio

  • Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill

    Cardio

    20 min
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

I wasn't good at balancing supplementation and my diet at first, but the more I researched, the more I became educated on the best system for maximal results.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to continue on my journey to fitness success. I plan to compete in the near future in the WBFF as a fitness model.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Don't go crazy with supplements. Try to master your nutrition first. If you eat the right foods at the right time, provide the required stimulus for the muscles to grow, and take enough rest and sleep to recuperate, your progress is sealed. Of course, it takes time.

To those who feel this isn't possible, don't waste your life saying you can't; just believe in yourself. God makes all of us equal. Nobody is better than the other. If those fitness models or bodybuilders can do it, believe you can too and your dreams will come true. There are no shortcuts in life.

To those already transforming, you can't give up because every time you stop, your hard work is gone and you become one step farther from your goal.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

I use everything on Bodybuilding.com to learn. There's tons of information on here that you can gain from. Don't stop at one portion of the site. You can benefit from every aspect of Bodybuilding.com.

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brotos

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Omg man!!!! I'm from alexandria ,egypt and seeing an egyptian fellow makes an incredible physique like this makes me very motivated and gives me the hope that i can do it to....god bless your soul ,you are big inspiration to me

Feb 11, 2013 6:01pm | report
 
AhmedEssamHelmy

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AhmedEssamHelmy

thanks bro for the great words :)

Feb 12, 2013 10:24am | report
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GlassMoon

lol at 5 percent

Feb 11, 2013 8:39pm | report
 
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hicelee11

you dont think he is 5%?

Feb 11, 2013 10:34pm | report
transformerchad

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transformerchad

he is 5-6% lol at you

Feb 12, 2013 6:37am | report
H2odude

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H2odude

ikr. His shoulder striations are barely visible which means hes not 5% and you would be a ******* to believe his stats

Feb 12, 2013 4:01pm | report
heung

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heung

Lov them abs.

Feb 11, 2013 9:58pm | report
 
JalKed

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JalKed

Outstanding physique. Nice to see an Egyptian featured as the transformation of the week.

Feb 12, 2013 12:36am | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 191.58 lbs
  • bf: 15.0%
AhmedEssamHelmy

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AhmedEssamHelmy

Thanks every one :)
http://www.facebook.com/AhmedEssamHelmy add me in fb :)

Feb 12, 2013 2:34am | report
 
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xtmfit

Grt work man , keep pushn and pullin

Feb 12, 2013 5:21am | report
 
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Mvss

5 percent? 7-8

Feb 12, 2013 7:29am | report
 
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Nolongerhumen

Way to go man (Y)
ma sha2allah :)

Feb 12, 2013 9:02am | report
 
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AhmedEssamHelmy

thanks everyone for the great comments i appreciate it :)

Feb 12, 2013 10:20am | report
 
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srgess

5% is not impossible, he may have 5% fat on his ab part but def more on other part of his body , having 5% everywhere is near impossible !

Feb 12, 2013 10:21am | report
 
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You look great brother! Keep up the hard work!

Feb 12, 2013 11:45am | report
 
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Sickvtec101

Let the beard grow and you remind me of a young version of Lazar Angelov ... good work props

Feb 12, 2013 3:32pm | report
 
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H2odude

5% my ***! shoulders are barely striated

Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm | report
 
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KarlomagnoStar

This is the program that I've been looking for:
Lean muscle and ripped abs.

Congrat!! from Venezuela.

Inspiration.

Feb 24, 2013 12:07pm | report
 
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MrTwen

Salam Bro, im from Morocco and you got a nice physique there!, keep going and thanks for the motivation

Feb 25, 2013 1:06pm | report
 
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drahmedzizo

keep going ya sed elm3lmen :) erf3 rasna MSA

Feb 27, 2013 5:23am | report
 
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Prince Kabeer,

Congrats. Bro. :) Just Keep it up .. Really its a great Transformation :)
Just wana ask u a question, Are Supplements so important, or can i make a body like this without Supplements ?! As you know they are so expensive specially here in Egypt :D

Mar 12, 2013 7:03am | report
 
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great transformation bro

Aug 24, 2013 6:16pm | report
 
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