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Body Transformation: From Scrawny Boy To Muscle Man!

Jace was a self-proclaimed immature child until he grabbed heavy iron and gained 35 pounds of muscle. Now he lifts with the big boys!
Name: Jace Ping
Email: jaceping@icloud.com
BodySpace: jacer99

Jace Ping Jace Ping
AGE 15
HEIGHT
5'10"
WEIGHT
130 lbs
BODY FAT
3%
AGE 18
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
165 lbs
BODY FAT
4%

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Why I Decided to Transform

I was a scrawny little wimp. That was the base of my motivation. I was never bullied or anything harsh like that, but I got plenty of comments from my friends. When girls started chiming in, I had to do something about it.

I look back at the start and don't know how I stayed motivated with minimal results. I lifted in a garage in the middle of the winter with a small propane heater.

When I got my first hint of results, I was hooked. I didn't know if it would work. Because I was so skinny, I thought I was doomed with no chance. But I was kidding myself; anything is possible with drive and dedication.

How I Accomplished My Goals

Instead of beating around the bush with motivational slogans, I'll tell you how I really accomplished my goals. I got out of bed every morning, went to the gym, and busted my ass whether I wanted to or not. I ate when I wasn't hungry and didn't get wasted on the weekend because I had to get up in the morning and go to the gym; it wasn't an option. As long as I looked better than the day before, I knew I was getting somewhere.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation

Dieting is a trap for novices. I made the mistake when I started. My buddy always said "eat, eat, eat" and I always thought he was stupid and ignored him. I didn't realize how important it was until someone I looked up to in the weightlifting community told me too. I tried it and started seeing major results. Don't get me wrong, I saw results when I ate minimally, but when I started eating big the results doubled.

It bugs me when people restrict their food and try to gain weight. It's contradictive and goes against simple logic; the more calories you eat, the more you will gain. I like to spread my calorie intake into more, smaller meals. This is much better because you can graze all day instead of shoving your calories into three huge meals.

Note: This diet plan is for people with high metabolisms.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Post-workout
Meal 5
Meal 6: Protein Shake
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track

Always switch it up. Dropsets are crucial for big gains, so I constantly do them. You need a dedicated spotter to help you get the weight up. If you don't have a partner, don't be afraid to ask someone.

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

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

Lifting weights turned me into a man. I stopped acting like a little kid and found dedication and drive in my life. I was battling drug and alcohol addiction and am proud to say I'm completely sober now. I had too much free time and no goals in life before. I can honestly say lifting weights helped me beat my addiction.

My Future Fitness Plans

Lifting will always be part of my daily life. I competed in two bodybuilding shows and plan to continue. I want to inspire lifters and give them hope for huge gains with patience and dedication. I hope to at least inspire one person with my story.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Don't expect to turn into Arnold in one week. You need to have patience and confidence to accomplish these goals. Always tell yourself you can do it. Your first taste of results will keep you dedicated. Remember, your diet is just as important as lifting.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

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Jace's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "The Downfall Of Us All" by A Day To Remember
  2. "My Life For Hire" by A Day To Remember
  3. "You Already Know What You Are" by A Day To Remember
  4. "Dammit" by Blink 182
  5. "Down" by Blink 182

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cmAcbrah

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cmAcbrah

face looks 35

Jul 9, 2013 3:43am | report
atokad

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atokad

crazy how a tan can make someone look so much older than they are

Jul 9, 2013 4:49am | report
ADemetri

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ADemetri

Great job man

Jul 9, 2013 5:00am | report
AlexHallYEAH

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AlexHallYEAH

agreed thinking he's 3% i actually laughed.

This annoyed me; "It bugs me when people restrict their food and try to gain weight. It's contradictive and goes against simple logic; the more calories you eat, the more you will gain."

The natural, experienced lifter wont put on more than 2Lbs of muscle a month so going into a crazy calorie surplus is only going to be putting on excess fat... He seems to think any weight gain is good, not looking at the fact you want to put on lean muscle and not fat.

Jul 9, 2013 6:46am | report
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alexvelev93

dirty bulk LOL

Jul 9, 2013 12:31pm | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 18'11"
  • wt: 227.07 lbs
  • bf: 18.0%
zerovail

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zerovail

This kid was 15 in his before photo and 18 in his after. Gaining 35 lbs in 3 years at that age is not all that extraordinary. Don't get me wrong I applaude this kid for staying healthy and training hard, but lets be honest about this

Jul 9, 2013 12:23pm | report
neilstallings

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neilstallings

Definitely!

Jul 9, 2013 12:40pm | report
Antrozous

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Antrozous

i was the same way, congrats on the transformation!!

Jul 9, 2013 12:40pm | report
anouchka

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anouchka

I don't think you can blame this guy for incorrect number in body fat section of his profile, everyone does mistakes under or over-estimating something, could be just a mistake.

This is an awesome achievement, amazing transformation, really. Pleasure to see a young man thinking about his future. at the time when his friends are probably living in McDonalds... Keep going!

Jul 9, 2013 12:44pm | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 10'2"
  • wt: 122.36 lbs
  • bf: 15.0%
oTough

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oTough

6 foot 165lbs, just lol

Jul 9, 2013 1:19pm | report
figgy1331

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figgy1331

5'10" 180lbs, thats lol

Jul 9, 2013 8:48pm | report
zebabe

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zebabe

Keep in mind, not everyone wants to look like a bodybuilder. 6' 165 lbs with abs is ideal shape for fashion model and runway model. That's a popular goal for a lot of guys.

Oct 11, 2013 2:28am | report
natethegreat54

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natethegreat54

nicely done! thats hard work!

Jul 9, 2013 1:30pm | report
srashid

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srashid

No doubt he trained and aesthetics are on point all props given, but looking at the other side 165 at 6'0 is lightweight. Also he was 15 he also just hit puberty. Most of this "transformation" is could be natural growth. Either way, commendation is deserved on working out, only goes up from here!

Jul 9, 2013 1:35pm | report
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cburns91

your playlist is amazing! i can't believe someone likes a day to remember!

Jul 9, 2013 2:49pm | report
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08dominic08

I don't know how I got through a workout before I discovered A Day To Remember ! Can't wait for their next album to come out.

Jul 10, 2013 9:05am | report
MatchbookSS

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MatchbookSS

Wait. Drug and alcohol addiction at 15? Lulz.

Jul 9, 2013 3:11pm | report
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djomid1

35 lbs of muscle... seems legit.

Jul 9, 2013 3:22pm | report
Comboking

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Comboking

looks like he forgot to train chest, good job on the mass gain though

Jul 9, 2013 4:34pm | report
jdalsim

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jdalsim

Haters need to stop. Some of you are talking a LOT of crap and weigh just as much if not less. The point isn't that he "only weighs 165" the point is that he put on the right kind of weight when he could have gotten fat or stayed 130.
He put on muscle and that's what counts. He can and probably will add more.

Jul 9, 2013 5:54pm | report
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jacer99

Thanks for all the comments, i wouldn't be where i am today if it wasn't for all the insecure ******** who said i couldn't do it. Thank you for the motivation.

Jul 9, 2013 10:39pm | report
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Jwilson68

Nice gainz. Definitely not 3% bf tho.

Jul 11, 2013 3:44pm | report
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kmorris16

oh does everyone on here ***** about bodyfat? THEY DO! good god. find a hobby other than to wait until someone under or overestimates their BF%

Jul 12, 2013 10:31am | report
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Muskoka62

regardless of stats well done on achieving your goal, everyone knows how hard it is. So instead of dissing % keep up the good work.

Jul 22, 2013 3:11am | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 12'3"
  • wt: 147.27 lbs
  • bf: 17.2%
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bodyman95

you look like your 45

Aug 5, 2013 7:33pm | report
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