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Body Transformation: Gaining Steam

Skinny-fat didn't cut it for Robinson. Kids harped on him daily and his self-confidence was in the toilet. He needed to transform. It started with his mind and transferred to his physique!
Name: Robinson Rodriguez
Email: Robinson_rodrigz@yahoo.com
BodySpace: robinson2434

Robinson Rodriguez Robinson Rodriguez
AGE 15
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
135 lbs
BODY FAT
20%
AGE 17
HEIGHT
5'8"
WEIGHT
151 lbs
BODY FAT
11%

Why I Decided To Transform

I decided to transform when I noticed I had let myself go. I was tired of getting picked on for being fat. My self-confidence was extremely low and was constantly depressed. Putting myself down was frustrating and it was time for a change.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I accomplished my goal by eating healthier, cutting out fast food, and doing crunches and push-ups. There was more work to be done. I wanted bigger arms, a wider back, and larger thighs and legs. Then, I would be complete.

A friend introduced me to P90x, which I did for two months before joining a gym in October of 2010. Both yielded gains, but I thought about quitting because I remained skinny until October of 2011. The depression prompted me to restart at the gym, which has led to now.

Motivation came from my improvements. My gains came quick and I was amazed. I realized that bodybuilding was my calling. It was something I could be good at. I set goals and accomplished them. To me, there's no better feeling than accomplishment. I set goals and reached them.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey

I buy from my favorite brands, Optimum Nutrition and Muscle Tech. I find the results to be very beneficial from amateurs to pros. I don't like replacing meals with protein, but it gives me what I need in less than a minute.

Here's a list of supplements that helped on my journey:

Before Meal 1
With Meal 1
With Meal 2
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 3
Meal 4: Pre-Workout
Meal 5: Post-workout
Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Back
Day 2: Chest/Abs
Day 3: Biceps/Forearms
Day 4: Shoulders/Legs
Day 5: Triceps
Day 6 and Day 7: Rest


What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

Dieting challenged me the most. It's hard eating on a schedule. I kept my calorie intake full of fats and carbs. Fighting temptations while watching my friends and family eat whatever they want is a never-ending challenge.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to get more shredded and add mass in the upcoming year. It seems like the farther I get the farther I am from my goals. I plan to be a fitness model in the near future by keeping a positive mindset, giving 110 percent at the gym, and having a strict diet. I can do anything I put my mind to.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

Keep a positive mind. The body is important, but the mind is more important. Visualize what your body will look like and you'll get there. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."

You can do anything you put your mind to. You just have to put your blood, sweat, and tears into it. No excuses. I know what it's like to be fat and skinny. I've been both. If I can do it, anyone can. Set your goals and accomplish them.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com gave me a confidence boost. I upload pictures, get ratings, and receive opinions from other bodybuilders. When I'm asked for advice, it makes me feel like I really know what I'm doing. It encourages me to keep going and get bigger and stronger.

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sammy2413

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sammy2413

Great Job man, keep it up!!!

Oct 22, 2012 5:57pm | report
thatguy1987

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thatguy1987

Wow 80 percent of your diet consist of supplements.

Oct 22, 2012 7:53pm | report
QLaidig

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QLaidig

just out of curiosity, why are you taking a fat burner and weight gainer in the same diet plan?

Oct 22, 2012 7:57pm | report
seanie1987

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seanie1987

the weight gainer is for the extra cal for mass muscle mass the fat burner helps bring down his body fat to look more shredded?

Oct 22, 2012 10:26pm | report
blunose

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blunose

"the weight gainer is for the extra cal for mass muscle mass the fat burner helps bring down his body fat to look more shredded?"
bert stare.

Oct 23, 2012 1:43am | report
robdobbie

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robdobbie

To waste his money, dur

Oct 23, 2012 3:12am | report
sureihan

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sureihan

Best way to gain muscle and lose fat in same time it is:
Take Need 2 slin and eat well ;)

Aug 4, 2013 2:47pm | report
TA28

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TA28

You got picked on for being fat? 5' 6" 135 is fat?

Oct 22, 2012 10:47pm | report
TonedJordan

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TonedJordan

It says he got picked on for being fat, so he lost loads of weight. Then he was skinny. Then he put on the muscle. I guess those stats are from the middle zone when he was skinny.

Oct 23, 2012 7:08am | report
JT950

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JT950

LOL So much volume?

Oct 23, 2012 1:50am | report
Reynolds2x

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Reynolds2x

Holy volume batman, what 50% max i'm guessing?

Oct 23, 2012 3:33am | report
bbassitt32

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bbassitt32

I'd really wish people would leave their negative comments to themselves on here. This kid has obviously sone an amazing job and a large majority of you here just like to nitpick over the little things.
Keep up the good work and I know someday you will be able to achieve your goal!

Oct 23, 2012 6:27am | report
JAKofAllTrades1

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JAKofAllTrades1

Nice work! You look great!

Oct 23, 2012 7:23am | report
draykd36

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draykd36

looking great bro, keep up the hard work. dont let the neg comments bother you. People will always hate no matter what. make yourself happy

Oct 23, 2012 9:31am | report
jacoba15

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jacoba15

Ok, not trying to hate but that can't all be one workout on shoulders/legs. Maybe a morning sesh and an evening sesh....

Oct 23, 2012 12:31pm | report
CaliberIsNumUno

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CaliberIsNumUno

You've done a hell of a great job. But honestly, I'd be willing to bet it's been a while since you've actually put on any muscle.

Cut your workload by at least 80%. Yeah, 80%. Workout only 2 days a week, and you'll see SO much more in the gain department.

Oct 23, 2012 1:44pm | report
plentz

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plentz

looks like he knows a lot more about "putting muscle" them you :)

Oct 23, 2012 5:12pm | report
Petertoves

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Petertoves

Stop trying to give advice to people when u know nothing. Always giving bad advice

Oct 26, 2012 2:09pm | report
robinson2434

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robinson2434

I've changed a lot since these pics check out my gallery ~_^

Oct 23, 2012 2:30pm | report
robinson2434

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robinson2434

Follow me on instagram ayo_r0b for recent pics I've changed a lot since these pics

Oct 23, 2012 8:45pm | report
TitaniuMuscle

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TitaniuMuscle

man you are sick! every exercise ends with either drop sets or failure! Great job!

Oct 25, 2012 11:17pm | report
robinson2434

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robinson2434

My workouts and diet have changed a lot since this summer I've gained more knowledge and obtained a sicker physique ~_^ I agree 100% that I over did my workouts and took too much sups but now I've mastered both body and mind

Oct 25, 2012 11:37pm | report
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mikulenko

You looking awesome! Keep it up! :)

Oct 28, 2012 11:59am | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 13'11"
  • wt: 167.55 lbs
  • bf: 10.0%
WorldDomnit

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WorldDomnit

Somethings sketchy about this one..

Oct 30, 2012 5:38am | report
Muscletryhard

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Muscletryhard

Awsome you must be a very driven person to achieve those goals.

Dec 4, 2012 1:27pm | report
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