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Body Transformation: Losing The Big Win

Jordan dropped 160 pounds! That’s like the end of a life-long piggy back ride. See how he found a way to live with his new self!
Name: Jordan Grahm
Email: JordanGrahm@gmail.com
BodySpace: tanikr32
Website: http://www.jordangrahm.com

Jordan Grahm Jordan Grahm
AGE 21
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
380 lbs
BODY FAT
40%
AGE 23
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
220 lbs
BODY FAT
16%

Why I Got Started

All of my life I was overweight. For many years I struggled to control my problem with food. In high school, at 13 years-old, 5'9″ and 290 lbs, I played football as a lineman. Football training was getting me in better shape.

Unfortunately I fell off track two weeks before my 15th birthday when my mother suddenly passed away. The trauma of that event led me down an emotional and physical spiral which resulted in my becoming morbidly obese. In late 2007, at nearly 400lbs, I was maxing out XXXXL shirts and size 48 pants.

Jordan didn't die; instead, he kills it in the gym!

March of 2008 I was in a bad car accident which left me with a grade 2 tear in my shoulder's AC joint. This car crash was the catalyst that turned my life around. I decided that I needed to transform my life completely and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Numerous doctors told me at first I would need surgery or would die; I told them that I will do the hard work myself.

How I Did It

I started eating smaller, more protein-packed meals and also started walking on a hill with my dog starting with 1 mile. Slow but steady and full of determination. I started bringing the distance and the pace up of my walks, they became jogs then runs, and even uphill sprints.

After losing about 100lbs, in August 2009, I decided to join a gym and start working out in order to lose more weight and get stronger and leaner. I seriously needed to gain some muscle mass. I started out having trouble bench pressing the 45lb bar due to my shoulder injury and was completely unable to do a pushup.

Now my lifts have all gone up quite nicely (see my BodySpace) and I am able to perform 30 pushups in 30 seconds. Working hard in the gym as well as the kitchen I was able to drop a total of over 160lbs.

I completely changed gears professionally and now I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer based in Los Angeles working with others helping them to reach their fitness goals.

NASM Personal Trainer and certified fire jumper!

Supplements

Diet

My diet varies slightly day-by-day but there are many things which are staples in it. I switch out the meals sometimes as I do not really follow a time schedule, just make sure to get in all of my daily macro and micronutrients.

Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Or:

Meal 4:

Or:

Meal 4:

Meal 6: Optional

Training

I have gone through a variety of training programs and have found the most effective ones to be of a more basic nature. To really push oneself on the toughest exercises is what brings about the most progress as well as gains.

Currently I am using a variation of Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 routine and my workouts (on the 5's week) are as follows.

Day 1: Legs
Day 2: Chest/Arms
Day 3: Active Rest
Day 4: Shoulders/Back/Tris
Day 5: Back/Legs/Abs
Days 6 and 7: Active Rest

* Rep out 225lbs for as many reps as possible (I get 20-25, you can use lower or higher weight to hit this amount of reps)

Suggestions For Others

Constantly ask yourself "how badly do I want it?" and focus in on the long-term goal. Instead of thinking of transforming your body as a quick process, think of it as a lifestyle change that will last with you many years to come.

Set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timed (SMART) to keep yourself on track and accountable. For many people hiring a good trainer is a key to helping them to get into the best shape of their lives.

Becoming a member of BodySpace is also a very important tool where you can network with others, keep track of your progress, get motivated and do tons of sharing and learning.

There is unlimited potential in each and every one of us and we must keep working hard to unlock it. No matter what obstacles stand before us, there are always ways to prevail. Never surrender, never quit, and always keep pushing forward.

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Loseitripit

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wow. amazing transformation.

Feb 16, 2012 4:24am | report
 
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love your story- huge inspiration. You have done amazing things! x

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Dikano

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Dikano

Great transformation!

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enderwiggin65

Great article and amazing transformation!

Feb 16, 2012 10:45am | report
 
fitnfreshbabe

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fitnfreshbabe

Amazing story! You deserve it all (:

PS - loving the warrior dash finish photo!

Feb 19, 2012 3:50pm | report
 
newme41

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newme41

Congratulations!!! This is incredibly awesome! :) I am beyond elated for you!!! :)

Feb 21, 2012 10:13am | report
 
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bearmuscle

Great job!

Feb 21, 2012 10:24am | report
 
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4apieceofcake

Just wanted to say you did an amazing job and you're such an inspiration to me thank you for your story!!!:)

Feb 21, 2012 10:29am | report
 
BigNick71

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BigNick71

Thanks for the inspiration...I have almost identical story but instead of Car accident it was having, Office job, Marriage and Kids. 80 lbs later!! Now i'm down to HS Football weight and on the move toward at least 240! Be nice to get to where you are. Thanks for sharing your story!!

Feb 21, 2012 11:09am | report
 
darkblueboss

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darkblueboss

Same here, wife and 2 kids and almost 85 lbs later will change you!
But I am slowly getting back now, it's been 7 months 65 lbs lighter..
Good luck with your workout..

Sep 28, 2012 1:37am | report
Fandral

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Fandral

Incredible man. Thats inspirational.

Feb 21, 2012 12:24pm | report
 
alextech

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alextech

Congratulations! So true when you say do it thinking in a long term instead of trying to do it as fast as possible, a body can change a lot in 12 weeks, but 12 weeks plus like 4 years of this lifestyle makes the difference! Keep it up!

Feb 21, 2012 12:25pm | report
 
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Incredible

Feb 28, 2012 5:27pm | report
 
Rawfall

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Rawfall

really inspirational. I was victim to blind violence almost four years ago and my shoulder has never been the same since then. i struggle with bench and other machines aswell. this gives me hope. I Will get through it. im glad you did and i gotta say that physicue looks just sick!

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marco30

Only thing I can say is WOW!!! You give me inspiration. Thanks!!!

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Lasharela

amazing bro, i lost 128lbs from 354lbs it is great once you get rolling nothing can stop you feeling this is how describe this, maybe one day i will write about my transformation too :))

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You are awesome!!!

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Konqueror

You will immediately go on my body space as one who inspires me...OUTSTANDING!

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incredible job bro! Keep going!!

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Way to go!!!! Huge congrats to you.

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octavia

hot. Good for u :)

Apr 25, 2012 3:24pm | report
 
MiscDemeanor

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MiscDemeanor

Very inspirational! Your story is awesome and you look really great. Congrats on getting certified and turning your life around. Keep doing great things like I know you will!

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Aw inspiring.

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great job! thats a lot of hard work.

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Much respect Jordan!

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