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Body Transformation: Fit The Part

Branch Warren videos motivated this teenage Baylor Bear to stack 30 pounds of muscle onto his 5’9” frame. Edwin’s social life took a hit, but the end result was worth it!
Name: Edwin McQuiston
Email: eddiemcquiston@gmail.com
BodySpace: EddieBU15

Edwin McQuiston Edwin McQuiston
AGE 17
HEIGHT
5'8"
WEIGHT
134 lbs
BODY FAT
10%
AGE 19
HEIGHT
5'9"
WEIGHT
168 lbs
BODY FAT
9%

Why I Decided To Transform

I started lifting weights after cross country season ended. It was getting close to spring and I was tired of being so skinny. I had always eaten well, but never had a good lifting routine.

Within months after lifting weights, utilizing Bodybuilding.com, and gaining my first eight pounds of muscle, I decided that I wanted to LIVE in the gym and become a personal trainer.

I sat down and got serious. I not only wanted to look good in college, but I didn't want to be a skinny personal trainer that no one wants to hire.

In other words, I wanted to look the part. I wrote up meals and counted protein and carb macros for months.

I made exercise sheets for every day in the gym to track my progress and stay structured. I have recorded every rep of every set for almost a year.

Before long, all my friends were lifting with me and doing ab workouts! I've even gotten my parents and sister to start lifting and cleaning up their diets.

Now I have more confidence and have found something that I'm passionate about and will want to do the rest of my life.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I was in the gym every day at Baylor University after my classes, tweaking and shifting around my workouts to find what worked best for me. I missed hanging out with friends, and even walked through thunderstorms to go hit the gym. There were always the tough days where you think "why am I doing this?" and "why can't I lift this?" but after you see where you came from, it's always worth it.

I would never think about quitting. I was and still am addicted to lifting. People think of it as work, but I would rather do this than anything else.

Some of my inspirations were my fellow Baylor Bears. Everyone in the gym is busting their butt. I would see how hard they pushed themselves, and try to beat them in effort, weight, and reps.

My favorite bodybuilder by far is Branch Warren. Just watching him lift and hearing the advice he gives makes me want to pick up something heavy.

Channeling his inner Branch Warren.
Channeling his inner Branch Warren.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey

I keep it simple: no pre-workout, and only your necessary whey protein, casein protein, and a good post-workout with glutamine.

Morning
Pre-Workout
Post-Workout
Before Bed

Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3: Post-Workout
Meal 4

Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track

Day 1: Chest/Triceps/Calves
Day 2: Back/Biceps
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Shoulders/Calves
Day 5: Legs
Days 6 & 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

My biggest challenge was putting on weight in the first place. I had to learn to eat, and eat a lot. Even if I went a few days without eating enough, I would drop the weight fast.

Now, eating a lot of good carbs and protein is just routine. I'm consistently putting on mass and adding weight to all my lifts.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to become a world class bodybuilder. I don't just want to compete. I want to win. I'm on my way to becoming a personal trainer, and I want to eventually open up my own gym and dojo. (I have a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do)

His winning mentality won't let him slow down!
His winning mentality won't let him slow down!

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

My advice to others would be to write EVERYTHING down. By writing all my reps and sets, I see that I'm not just going in circles, but that I'm constantly improving. This is very motivating and makes you want to do more reps and more weight than you did last week.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

By receiving advice and encouragement from others, lifting the weight didn't just become about me, but I wanted to keep impressing and making my fellow lifters proud.

Seeing the charts with my lifts motivated me to want to keep lifting and getting stronger to keep that line moving up.

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congrats on your transformation!!!!

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EddieBU15

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thanks a lot bro!

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cut your hair but good ****.

Aug 6, 2012 6:39pm | report
 
EddieBU15

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thanks bro! haha I actually JUST got it cut. looks much better. :)

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impressive great work!!

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i recognize that sonterra clubhouse gym- good work man!

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Good job, and nice dedication

Aug 7, 2012 7:40am | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 176.37 lbs
  • bf: 17.0%
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CanadianZombie

Great job man! I was a hard gainer too and I can relate to having to eat massive quantities just to bulk up :D

Aug 7, 2012 10:55am | report
 
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ScottF186

Great Job Man, Surprised a little you put on that much weight with little carbs! I thought you would have loaded with carbs! but none of the less, amazing transformation and hope you do open up that gym some day!

Aug 7, 2012 1:58pm | report
 
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Basketball22

Great transformation! Great advice. I Have just started to write my reps and sets down a few weeks ago and it as definetly improved my workouts.

Aug 7, 2012 2:38pm | report
 
EddieBU15

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thanks man, it definitely helps. :)

Aug 10, 2012 11:19am | report
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IronAndRice

legs man! dont neglect. The picture under "How I Accomplished My Goals" shows you arn't focusing enough on legs. keep up the intensity though

Aug 10, 2012 8:27am | report
 
EddieBU15

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I feel ya on that one man. Actually, I'm getting a lot better about not neglecting legs. I've put on two inches on my legs and over 50lbs to my squat! :)

Aug 10, 2012 11:17am | report
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great transformation ! Going to follow your diet (Y)

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Great job bro! Congrats on your transformation:)

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Good job bro! congrats on your transformation:)

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samuelmateusd

nice transformation!! check my transformation :)

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stronguns

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You look like you're strong as an Ox too! Keep up the great work.

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jimmychart

Congrats on the transformation, but dude, you need to get some hamstring work. Unless you want some serious knee and hip problems later in life.

Sep 11, 2012 6:07pm | report
 
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Great job, man. Really motivational

Sep 18, 2012 3:20am | report
 
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how old are u? ure just luvable!

Sep 30, 2012 8:39am | report
 
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I'm 19. Thanks! :)

Oct 18, 2012 3:22pm | report
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looks great,keep it up

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