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Javier seized an opportunity to cut fat and get shredded. He lost 79 pounds and used his body as an introduction to exercise physiology!
Name: Javier Pena
Email: Javipena93@gmail.com
BodySpace: JaviPena93

Javier Pena Javier Pena
AGE 18
HEIGHT
5'8"
WEIGHT
244 lbs
BODY FAT
35%
AGE 19
HEIGHT
5'8"
WEIGHT
165 lbs
BODY FAT
11%

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Why I Decided to Transform

I never felt comfortable in my body. I wore hoodies everywhere and wouldn't dare wear a thin T-shirt out in public. At the start of my senior year, I had family issues that forced me to make drastic changes in my life. I lived more than an hour from my high school and friends, so I had plenty of time to myself. I wanted to change my appearance and took this opportunity to start my transformation. I planned to attend the University of Miami the following year and wanted to look my best.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I counted macros to the best of my abilities and learned many methods that helped ease the process from Matt Ogus (LOA) on YouTube. It took at least month before I was consistent enough to find my maintenance levels. After a few months of counting macros and eating as much "Bro" food as possible, the weight started coming off. I exercised 4-5 times per week and went as heavy as possible with a balanced diet and lost more than 20 pounds.

I stayed with my routine for 3-4 months, decided to add cardio, and lost another 20 pounds. The process I created for my body worked, and then I learned about flexible dieting. I started to incorporate my favorite foods back into my diet and the rest became a blur. A year later, after I lost 1.25 pounds per week, I weighed 165 pounds and finally took a moment to realize how far I came.

If you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen; none of that "I'll start next Monday" crap.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 2: Post-workout
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5: Before Bed
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Chest/Triceps
Day 2: Back/Biceps
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Shoulders/Traps
Day 5: Rest
Day 6: Restart with Monday workout

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

The aspect that challenged me most was getting back on my routine when I fell off. I failed my diet more than 20 times, but I never quit, which made the difference in the end. Dieting got easier after a little adjusting.

My Future Fitness Plans

I'm now working on a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology at the University of Miami. If not for this past year, I wouldn't have chosen this as my major. I actually switched from business school when I started. When I get my degree, I'll go from there.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

If you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen; none of that "I'll start next Monday" crap. Start today. Every decision you make must be in favor of your goals.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

I used the Bodybuilding.com app for new workouts for different body parts. Tracking my progress for others to see motivates me. I purchase my supplements from Bodybuilding.com.

Javier's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "2nd Sucks" by A Day To Remember
  2. "To The Stage" by Asking Alexandria
  3. "Intentions" by We Came As Romans
  4. "Composure" by "August Burns Red"
  5. "Riot" by Three Days Grace

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acarlos33

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acarlos33

Hell yeah man! Keep it up! Great progress!

May 28, 2013 6:19pm | report
 
Gary0155

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Gary0155

Good job man. I'm on the same journey and on the downward slope to being fit. I still have a ways to,go but I am determined to get the same results.

May 28, 2013 8:40pm | report
 
nkh92

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nkh92

great work bro, solid effort keep it up. probably one of the greatest 'top 5 gym tracks' as well :D

May 28, 2013 11:39pm | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 174.24 lbs
  • bf: 16.0%
Ripper22

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Ripper22

Nice work man, like the gym tracks

May 29, 2013 12:59am | report
 
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pvunuballa

#Respect

May 29, 2013 9:16am | report
 
jkdigges

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jkdigges

Dig the playlist....nothing better than metal to workout to.
Check out Elitist, Gideon, Legend and For The Fallen Dreams, Those are a few band I can get a good pump to.

May 29, 2013 9:22am | report
 
DragonzFyre

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DragonzFyre

Great accomplishment all around! You made a decision, a plan, and worked it until you achieved what you set out to do. Everyone slides now and then, the key is always moving forward, never looking back, great work! Best of luck to you in your educational pursuits as well! :)))

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gutierao

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gutierao

Great Job man!

May 29, 2013 11:25am | report
 
fredzz1003

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fredzz1003

nice work
very motivating :)

May 29, 2013 11:26am | report
 
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plmcute8402

Awesome work! No better place to have a beach body than Miami!

May 29, 2013 11:47am | report
 
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link136937

Great choice in music!

May 29, 2013 12:31pm | report
 
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pseudobritchick

What a great post, thank you for sharing! Great transformation...keep up the excellent work...and being an inspiration to others!

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Awesome transformation. My biggest issue is dedication, and you have a lot, which is fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. Not to rag on anything, but that's not metal by any stretch, and never will be.

May 29, 2013 1:02pm | report
 
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I love this:

"If you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen; none of that "I'll start next Monday" crap. Start today. Every decision you make must be in favor of your goals."

Great job on the body transformation! Keep it up! :D

May 29, 2013 1:11pm | report
 
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Awesome playlist man! Love that you were going heavy and keeping the reps short. Definitely is the key for success when starting out. Nice work!

May 29, 2013 1:42pm | report
 
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gitanayen

Great job man !!! Go on ....

May 29, 2013 2:39pm | report
 
animefreak4

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animefreak4

YES MAN YES, fantasist results and your top song by ADTR is the best for the gym. Somebody that knows how to get pumped at the gym thank you

May 29, 2013 2:55pm | report
 
Details8

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Details8

all that hard work paid off!

May 29, 2013 4:22pm | report
 
Vicario

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Vicario

Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

May 29, 2013 4:35pm | report
 
hargainer

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hargainer

You were working out 4 days how did you incorporate cardio?

May 29, 2013 4:39pm | report
 
mtarazi

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mtarazi

Great stuff... Did you ever use fat burners in the process?

May 29, 2013 9:44pm | report
 
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StriveToSucceed

Lol we have the same workout routine/some of the same songs

May 30, 2013 5:27pm | report
 
Flowless987

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Flowless987

Wow man its all new you .. !! GRAT JOB

but how u lost fast when u didnt write anything about cardio? what cardio u do and when plz reply

Jun 5, 2013 5:05am | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 129.36 lbs
  • bf: 20.0%
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Wow man its all new you .. !! GRAT JOB

but how u lost fast when u didnt write anything about cardio? what cardio u do and when plz reply

Jun 5, 2013 5:06am | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 129.36 lbs
  • bf: 20.0%
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your playlist and my playlist = the same =D right on man! great job!

Jun 12, 2013 3:42pm | report
 
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