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Body Transformation: Middle East Beast

Palestine isn’t known for bodybuilding, but that didn’t stop Yacoub. He wanted a powerful physique like the ones he saw on TV and made his dream a reality with Bodybuilding.com!
Name: Yacoub Ali Hamarsheh
Email: y_h_4u@hotmail.com
BodySpace: yacoob123

Yacoub Ali Hamarsheh Yacoub Ali Hamarsheh
AGE 15
HEIGHT
5'8"
WEIGHT
126 lbs
BODY FAT
19%
AGE 16
HEIGHT
5'9"
WEIGHT
150 lbs
BODY FAT
7%

Why I Decided to Transform

I was very skinny as a child. At age 15, I got belly fat from eating a lot of junk food with no physical activity. Watching television woke me up to fitness and showed me people with great physiques. I decided to remove my belly fat and get a six pack like the people I saw on TV.

I went to the gym and started dieting to remove my belly fat. When I saw results from cardio and dieting, I decided to lift weights to get bigger muscles and leave my skinny frame behind. I got on the Internet looking for ways to build muscle and found Bodybuilding.com.

Through Bodybuilding.com, I found dieting supplements and started a lifting regimen to live healthy and look good. That's when my transformation started. I discovered that this way of life wass fantastic and beneficial to me in numerous ways.

How I Accomplished My Goals

At first, I listened to lots of people who succeeded at bodybuilding. After learning as much as I could from there, I started studying the sport myself. My research started on the Internet and spilled over into the gym. Slowly, I learned how to gain muscle and strength.

I found great people on Bodybuilding.com to follow like Steve Cook, Greg Plitt, and Kris Gethin. I was also inspired by my family who provided great inspiration to keep me on track to transforming.

Supplements That Helped Me Through the Journey
With Meal 1, 2, 4, and 5
With Meal 1
With Pre and Post-workout
With Each Meal
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation

My diet plan is great because it's simple, easy, and consists of seven meals daily. For me, the most important meals are pre and post-workout. I prepare my meals in advance, which is really helpful.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Pre-workout
Meal 5: Post-workout
Meal 6
Meal 7: Before Bed
Training Regimen That Kept Me on Track

I worked out five days per week starting on Wednesday. Each workout lasts nearly three and a half hours starting with cardio.

Wednesday: Chest/triceps/abs
Thursday: Back/biceps
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Legs/abs
Sunday: Shoulders/traps
Monday: Arms
Tuesday: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

The diet was the most important part of my life. I have to give it my best to reach my goals.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to enter a competition, win, and continue finding my way in the sport to reach endless goals.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Don't ever stop. Stay transforming by creating new goals. Work hard, understand it will be difficult, and give it your best to follow a nutrition and workout plan. Don't listen to people who say you will never accomplish your goals.

Focus on your goal, but don't make transforming your whole life. If you're my age, continue focusing on school and maintain a healthy social life. Always try to find new ways to motivate yourself.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com is the greatest website I've ever seen. It helped me in every way to reach my nutrition, workout, and supplement goals. Bodybuilding.com helps you stay on track by providing endless motivation.

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Rownd

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Very interesting! Keep at it!

Feb 4, 2013 6:51pm | report
 
yacoob123

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thank you

Oct 25, 2013 1:59pm | report
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what about that workout takes three hours? are you doing an hour and a half of cadio afterwards, or just taking INSANELY long breaks in between sets?

Feb 4, 2013 9:26pm | report
 
jhobbs67

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jhobbs67

was wondering the same thing? great progress so far but the 3 1/2 hour workout threw me off too. Are you doing 2 hours of cardio at the end of your workout?

Feb 4, 2013 10:54pm | report
yacoob123

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yacoob123

sorry guys its really mistake from the writer. :)

Oct 25, 2013 1:59pm | report
nshaabneh9

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nshaabneh9

Keep it up Yacoub...Your a BEAST!!!

Makes me so happy to see a fellow Palestinian do great things and get some dap on here!

~Nidal

Feb 4, 2013 11:13pm | report
 
samerym

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samerym

Second that! I'm also Palestinian, from Jerusalem. Samer is my name. Nidal, you look awesome.

Feb 5, 2013 8:59am | report
yacoob123

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yacoob123

thank you Nidal :D

Oct 25, 2013 1:58pm | report
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u12jschory

Palestine is not a country...

Feb 5, 2013 3:31am | report
 
tmolsson

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tmolsson

no but it is a region, i don't think anyone called it a country.

anyways, good job kiddo.

Feb 5, 2013 5:58am | report
CoachA33

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CoachA33

Palestine is a recognized nation now though!

Feb 5, 2013 7:44am | report
samerym

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samerym

It is a country, but it's occupied. Wake up!

Feb 5, 2013 8:59am | report
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mohanna81

Palestine is a country with there own culture and a food and everything but who is Israel !

Feb 5, 2013 10:02am | report
yacoob123

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yacoob123

Palestine is a great country. and we proud of it. much dont know about it because of that Reactionary mind

Oct 25, 2013 1:58pm | report
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Lyrad91

Chest brah... iz dat you?

Feb 5, 2013 6:57am | report
 
CoachA33

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Awesome to see a Palestinian article on here! Ein Yabrood!!! where are you from?

Feb 5, 2013 7:47am | report
 
yacoob123

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yacoob123

im from west bank- jenin..
thank you. and your where are you from ?

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razmigsahagian

how can 3 supersets take 3 an half hour with you ??

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yacoob123

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yacoob123

the period of each workout is a mistake from the writer. sorry

Oct 25, 2013 1:54pm | report
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AndreasO26

Good job but 7% bf? Looks more like 10-11%

Feb 5, 2013 11:11am | report
 
yacoob123

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yacoob123

that is what you see but we work on the reality. :)

Oct 25, 2013 1:54pm | report
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150 lbs.....

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Nice man ..very inspiring ...i'm from egypt and very happy to see a palestinian transformation like that

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thank you

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thank you

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