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Body Transformation: Massive Motivation!

Motivation eluded Elias when he needed it most, but when his health stabilized the Canuck focused his drive on lifting. Now his muscles pop out everywhere!
Name: Elias Daou
Email: e.daou@hotmail.com
BodySpace: eliasdaou

Elias Daou Elias Daou
AGE 25
HEIGHT
5'11"
WEIGHT
190 lbs
BODY FAT
25%
AGE 25
HEIGHT
5'11"
WEIGHT
180 lbs
BODY FAT
6%

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Why I Decided to Transform

I've always trained to some degree, but never had the proper motivation. I started training after a tough period in my life. Health issues forced me to lose all motivation and gain weight. I went from 180 to 155 pounds and barely ate. When I got past my issues, I gained weight uncontrollably and went from 155 to 190 pounds.

When my health returned to normal, I promised to never go down this path again. I took a picture of myself so I would always remember what I felt like at the moment when I chose to live healthier.

I started to train and quickly felt my eating habits change after starting a solid training program. The results were instant. I gained muscle mass and lost body fat in the blink of an eye. I was motivated and kept training and eating well. Soon after, I set a goal to participate and win a fitness competition in Montreal, Canada, in September 2013. After that, I might pursue a career in the fitness field.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I often visited the Bodybuilding.com forum because it is a treasure trove of information on nutrition and workout plans. After collecting information on the forum, I put my knowledge into practice and my body quickly changed. I lost body fat thanks to a good meal and intensive fitness plan. I also had a good training partner to help me stay motivated and add variety to my training. Training with a partner gave me no excuse not to give 100 percent. We trained for two hours six times per week with no exceptions.

It's been a year since I started the program and I'm proud to see the results of my efforts. The two most important elements to succeed are training and discipline. I currently have a personal trainer who programs my diets and training plans. It's all uphill from here.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 6
Training Regimen that Kept Me on Track
Day 1: Shoulders
Day 2: Chest
Day 3: Back
Day 4: Legs
Day 5: Abs/Shoulders
Day 6: Biceps/Triceps

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

The hardest challenge was to change and adapt to my new lifestyle. My eating habits were terrible in the past. I ate anything that looked good. The good news is I have a metabolism that burns rapidly. With my bad eating habits, I could've easily been obese. It's my personality to give my all or nothing. In this case, I gave 100 percent.

I wake up at 6 a.m., eat breakfast, and leave for work at 7 a.m. When work is done at 4:30 p.m., I go straight to the gym for two hours and go to bed early and exhausted. This routine goes on for the entire week, except for Sunday, which is my off day.

My Future Fitness Plans

I would like to make a career out of my passion. I thought about becoming a fitness spokesperson to inspire others to treat their bodies like a temple. I also considered becoming a personal trainer and showing people what worked for me, and what will work for them.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Consistency and persistence is key. You must never give up. Do your best, give it your all, and you will be rewarded. Good nutrition and training programs are your tools for success. Use free resources on the internet and people in the gym. Don't be shy to ask questions to those with experience. The more you know about nutrition and efficient training programs, the faster you will see results.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com was my main source for information. Many people on the site made phenomenal progress and showed me I could too. I hope my pictures motivate others like their pictures and stories motivated me.

Supplements on Bodybuilding.com are cheaper than anywhere else, which saved me lots of money. I posted pictures of myself after four months of training and received positive feedback that boosted my motivation. Bodybuilding.com is a source of motivation that allows me to track my progress.

Elias's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Sofi Needs A Ladder" by Deadmau5
  2. "Raining" by Kaskade & Adam K (feat. Sunsun)
  3. "She Moves" by Andy Moor (feat. Carrie Skipper)
  4. "Apollo Road" by ATB with Dash Berlin
  5. "Keep It Coming (Original Mix)" by Starkillers & Nadia Ali

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the_dude11

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the_dude11

Holy God. Transformation of the week? How about transformation of the decade?

The pictures speak for themselves. If this dude's stats and history are accurate, he gained about 30 pounds of muscle AND lost 40 pounds of fat, all in about 40 weeks.

Incredible. Makes my gym progress look pathetic.

Start training celebrities, bro. You'll make millions.

May 1, 2013 6:45pm | report
 
eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

thanks bro :)

May 3, 2013 9:36pm | report
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a3sthetic

To achieve those results naturally, the time line would have to be longer. Gaining 30lbs of muscle AND losing 40lbs of fat in 40 weeks gives people an unrealistic expectation of what is achievable naturally. Especially on a bro-split. And no, it's not genetics or determination. Those numbers are just too large to be even in the ball park. Also, the particular muscle groups that have gained the most are also indicative of drug use. I don't even care if he's on drugs. It just annoys me when people lie and want to put themselves up as being something they are not.

May 7, 2013 6:57am | report
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BTSComeback

I'm not knocking the guy, and i believe these stats are real and he lost the weight, but he must be a genetic god and have incredible recovery times to build that much muscle that fast.

May 1, 2013 8:40pm | report
 
plmcute8402

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plmcute8402

Yes you are knocking him, its called DETERMINATION....SO when you can say everyday you could not make your diet and training any better than you did that day then your not determined yet-

May 3, 2013 11:29am | report
eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

I must say i have a good genetics but, last year, i worked my butt off eating clean and training hard...

May 3, 2013 9:38pm | report
djk1492

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djk1492

wow insane results! good work man!

May 1, 2013 10:05pm | report
 
eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

thanks :)

May 3, 2013 9:38pm | report
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jimmyb6281

Am i suppose to believe this?

May 2, 2013 12:06am | report
 
eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

your choice!

May 3, 2013 9:38pm | report
jimmyb6281

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jimmyb6281

Am i suppose to believe this?

May 2, 2013 12:06am | report
 
yulirock

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yulirock

wow nice work:-)
i wonder if steroids was involved????
people want do you think???

May 2, 2013 12:16am | report
 
transformerchad

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transformerchad

Hell

YES

May 2, 2013 5:08am | report
eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

100% natty. If i used steroid, i would have been much bigger trust me!

May 3, 2013 9:39pm | report
BonesPatrol

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BonesPatrol

Respect on the amazing transformation, I have no doubt some major dedication and determination was present here...That being said you're shady, c'mon bro who are you trying to fool with these numbers you just want to get recognized & featured. It's sad to see bb.com actually posting these ridiculous transformations in such short periods of time. It's not plausible these short term mega transformations shouldn't be what people look to for inspiration, change takes time.

May 7, 2013 10:39pm | report
Jsnyd33

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Jsnyd33

Agreed. The transformation is incredible, but 100% Natty? No. Just not possible in that time frame. Even with great genetics

Aug 2, 2013 10:39am | report
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mattandchands

32 sets for shoulders?
Then shoulders again later in the week?

May 2, 2013 12:31am | report
 
eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

shoulder is my week part... i have to kill them each week to keep up with the rest...

May 3, 2013 9:40pm | report
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JoeBrannigan

great work bro

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eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

thanks :)

May 3, 2013 9:40pm | report
at8once

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at8once

Even though this is still an unreal transformation!!!! I dont think his original 25% BF claim is accurate at all. Also he seems to of had some decent muscle mass when he started.

May 2, 2013 5:19am | report
 
JFort93

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Agreed, first pic doesn't look like 25% BF

May 2, 2013 8:51am | report
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dsgb610

It would take years to develop striated muscle like he has..

May 2, 2013 10:28am | report
eliasdaou

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eliasdaou

trust me, i was 25%... it doesn't really show on this picture but this is the only one i had the day i started to train...

and dsgb10.... you have no idea what you are talking about...wow!

May 3, 2013 9:42pm | report
Ksidney

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Ksidney

Unbelievable! No really...this is unbelievable.

May 2, 2013 8:42am | report
 
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