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Body Transformation: Indian Inspiration

Dhruv envisioned a future inside a body that boosted his confidence and attracted girls. He committed to change, stuck with the process, and made his vision a reality!
Name: Dhruv Jain
Email: dhruvjain26@yahoo.in
BodySpace: dhruvjain

Dhruv Jain Dhruv Jain
AGE 15
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
209 lbs
BODY FAT
45%
AGE 18
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
172 lbs
BODY FAT
15%

Why I Decided To Transform

Being fat can be a nightmare. It can be even worse if you're a teen. I was a skinny vegetarian until age 12 when I went to America for a month and only ate potatoes and pizza. They were tasty, but not healthy. The weight gain started rapidly when I came home. I played cricket, but wasn't able to lose the weight.

At 15, I weighed 209 lbs and was in the worst shape of my life. I was in London for the holidays and saw two girls laughing at me because I was fat. It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. I decided it was time for a change; a complete turnover. I wanted to be a teen transformation.

Making a decision and implementing one are two different things. When you decide to change, a lot of changes have to be made. For me, the two most important were craving control and discipline. They didn't happen overnight. It took time, but I was able to change. I saw myself changing slowly and gradually started to bring more control and discipline to the gym.

It feels great to see myself today. The small sacrifices brought big rewards. The most important is confidence. I used to be very shy, but now I stand proud. It's been a life changing experience. I'm at peak fitness levels and can say I'm more fit than people my age. I've learned to control myself, be more disciplined, and be better-looking.

How I Accomplished My Goals

Setting goals and accomplishing goals are completely different. I took extreme measures to get here. It didn't happen at once. It was a step-by-step process. Dieting requires the most change and discipline. I reduced my sweets and junk food intake and went to gym at least 5-6 times a week.

I made friends in the gym and talked to them about everything fitness. I constantly played around with different rep ranges to ensure I was burning calories at an optimum pace. Creating plans are easy as one can find them all over the internet, but it's all about the mindset.

I started this journey when I was 15 with little patience. I expected to get in shape in three months but didn't see changes in the first five months and thought about quitting. The thought of staying the same kept me going. I wanted to be confident and attractive to girls. The changes I saw over the next four months were motivation to persevere.

Inspiration can come from anywhere. My first inspiration was seeing a better future for myself. I was inspired by imagining myself in better shape. This may sound funny, but if you want girls you need looks, confidence, and a nice shape. The opposite sex is a big motivational factor. Motivation and inspiration are important to achieve anything.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey
Post-workout
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation

Dieting is very tough to solve. I was always confused what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. Bodybuilding.com was really helpful.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
  • chapatis

    Chapatis

    2

  • veggies

    Mixed Vegetables

    1 cup

  • brown rice

    Brown Rice

    1 cup

Pre-workout
Post-workout
Meal 6
  • chapatis

    Chapatis

    2

  • veggies

    Mixed Vegetables

    1 cup

  • brown rice

    Brown Rice

    1 cup

Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track

I performed lots of cardio to lose weight. When I lost weight, my trainer told me to focus on weight training so my body didn't get loose. I did abdominal work for 10-20 minutes after my workouts 3-4 times a week.

Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Back
Day 3: Arms
Day 4: Shoulders
Day 5: Legs

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

Training was a challenge for me, but it was fun to get stronger. The biggest challenge was the diet and avoiding junk food. In India, foods are very high in calories because nearly everything has butter in it. I remember going to restaurants with my family and they had nice meals while I ordered nothing or salad.

Another challenge was meeting my protein requirements because I'm a vegetarian. I had lots of milk and soy to meet the requirements. Not eating your favorite foods is tough, but if you can master it than anything is possible. Bodybuilding.com helped me acquire knowledge about training and dieting. I was able to overcome the challenges and knew it would be worth it.

My Future Fitness Plans

I'm focusing on gaining muscle without fat, but more importantly, living the fit life. I want to join the fitness industry in the future. Right now, I'm more into academics and getting a good degree from a university.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers
  • Don't expect changes in one night. Be patient.
  • If you're fat, don't make a goal to have eight-pack abs. Divide your goals into smaller targets.
  • Train dirty and eat clean.
  • Believe in yourself and don't give up.
  • Have fun in the gym by socializing, but don't get distracted while training.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com is the complete package of information. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro. The site is meant for all and covers all aspects of fitness from diets and training programs to BodySpace.

I love the articles and the interviews of pro models and bodybuilders. It's a different experience on Bodybuilding.com compared to other fitness sites.

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GlassMoon

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GlassMoon

nice. when are you gonna start lifting?

Dec 3, 2012 7:29pm | report
dhruvjain

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dhruvjain

i have started lifting and now i have even gained more muscle

Dec 4, 2012 3:59pm | report
Hodge8612

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Hodge8612

Frankum:
this article is under the Teen Transformation of the week section....
Of course its about a teenager...
if you want to read about adult transformation go to the correct part of the website

Dec 3, 2012 8:15pm | report
revoo

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revoo

keep it up..........chakk de phattey

Dec 4, 2012 2:33am | report
GOLDENi

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GOLDENi

That is 15% Body Fat? I don't believe it, never heard or seeing abs at 15%. He looks more around 11%.

Nonetheless, good job, keep it up!

Dec 4, 2012 4:42am | report
cody1001

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cody1001

nice job dude,

but now that you lost that ton, time to gain them guns

Dec 4, 2012 11:38am | report
chuck2334

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chuck2334

Nice job man. But I think you're way lower than 15% bf

Dec 4, 2012 1:24pm | report
dhruvjain

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dhruvjain

thanks guys!!!!
i have started lifting now and i have even started to gain some muscle now

Dec 4, 2012 3:58pm | report
piccdk

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piccdk

awesome! how long did this took? from the before to the after picture?

Dec 4, 2012 5:11pm | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 11'8"
  • wt: 140.14 lbs
  • bf: 14.0%
anto.tran

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anto.tran

grats on transformation but <1000 calories diet?

Dec 4, 2012 5:18pm | report
Human_Torch66

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Human_Torch66

congrats and hope you keep up posted for your new jacked up transformation.

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trinimetroid

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trinimetroid

Wow....this testimonial is really inspiring...keep up the good work mate.

Dec 4, 2012 5:33pm | report
Bradeful

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Bradeful

45% body fat? you honestly think you were that high? lmao

Dec 4, 2012 5:39pm | report
Bradeful

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Bradeful

you honestly think you were 45% body fat?

Dec 4, 2012 5:41pm | report
Egleaves22

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Egleaves22

From what you've said you're looking to gain weight now? If that's the case you really can't go without squats (weighted) and deadlift.
Can you get a hold of peanut butter too? To gain muscle you've got to get some macros. I don't know if you posted your cutting diet, but that diet won't get you any size.
Keep up the good work and remember: Ladies like a muscular man more than a bean-pole (I speak from experience).

Dec 4, 2012 5:49pm | report
bigsky1965

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bigsky1965

The diet needs some work too, but good start.

Dec 4, 2012 10:42pm | report
DJUpshall

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DJUpshall

Looks Great man! However, If you want to gain mass you will have to eat quite a bit more. This might cost you some definition while you bulk up, but it's worth it for the gains. But I don't want to be too much of a critic, because you clearly have already put a lot of work in!

Dec 5, 2012 8:25am | report
BronMarlett

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BronMarlett

Good work! Definitely need to add some more sources of protein into that diet to put on size!

Dec 5, 2012 8:25am | report
jpstanton

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jpstanton

He grew 7 inches between the Before and After, pretty sure that had the most to do with his transformation. If he had just lifted during that time instead of cutting, he'd probably be seriously jacked right now.

Dec 5, 2012 2:51pm | report
fatherboris

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fatherboris

Nice transformation bro! Realistic one, without BS nutrition/trainning program!

Keep it up :)

Dec 5, 2012 5:11pm | report
fatherboris

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fatherboris

and yeah a little more lean protein, animal complet protein... 1g protein per pound of body weigth is more than enough!

Dec 5, 2012 5:14pm | report
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STEVEWINCHELSEA

Good job, you should be proud of what you've achieved.

Dec 9, 2012 11:34pm | report
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STEVEWINCHELSEA

Good job, you should be proud of what you've achieved.

Dec 9, 2012 11:37pm | report
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kiestonreece

Good work man! Keep it up!

Dec 10, 2012 6:07am | report
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STEVEWINCHELSEA

Great job....you should be proud

Dec 10, 2012 11:43am | report
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