Body Transformation: Next In Line
WEIGHT 225 lbs
BODY FAT 20%
WEIGHT 175 lbs
BODY FAT 6%
Why I Decided To Transform
It all started when one of my best friends competed in a few bodybuilding contests and did well. That opened my eyes to the bodybuilding world, and from that point on I started reading magazines and following the contests. The year after that, another friend of mine stepped onstage and competed for the first time. I saw the whole process of dieting firsthand through him.
After he competed, I knew I was next in line and wanted to give it a shot. The first thing I did was get with someone who knew what they were doing with nutrition, and thankfully I was blessed to have a top-level NPC athlete as a coworker. We worked together and he had me dieting right away at 22 weeks out.
I listened to him every step of the way, eating every meal, and never missing a cardio session no matter how I felt.
How I Accomplished My Goals
There were plenty of days when I woke up and wanted to skip cardio, but I would only be hurting myself. My drive came from within. The minute I saw changes in my weight and physique I was hooked.
There was nothing that could push me off course; I was determined to bring a shredded physique to the stage.
Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track
What Aspect Challenged Me The Most
The cardio was the hardest part for me. I didn't have a problem eating the same foods day in and day out; it was waking up on an empty stomach and doing fasted cardio.
Toward the end, we bumped up cardio to an hour and a half a day. That's when I really hated cardio. It's a love-hate relationship because I couldn't get lean without cardio.
My Future Fitness Plans
I plan to take time off this year to fill out my frame. I'm a pretty tall guy for bodybuilding (5'11"). That means I have more to fill out than shorter guys. Hopefully I can make some nice improvements to my physique and do some damage next year when I compete again.
Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers
I would talk to somebody who has been where you want to go. There's a saying that goes: "Success demands you must go where you have never gone before by doing what you have never done before." With that being said, I would talk to a trainer or nutritionist to help you get where you want to be or look like.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals
Bodybuilding.com was a huge stable in my diet/supplementation. They have everything you need from protein to posing trunks, and there is always some sort of sale or promotion going on where you can really save cash.
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Great transformation man, you look like a different man.
Just some quick questions though,
Why do you start your routine on Saturday? and
How long is it between the before and after photos?
Again congratulations and keep up the good work :)
bro quick question, do you ever had loose skin around your waist ? your body looks amazing in 22 weeks. currently i am on my 16th week with every week 4-5 days workout and diet. I dropped 45 lbs in 4months but have loose skin around my waist. please help
To be honest, there is really nothing you can do about that. When you lose weight too quick your skin doesn't have time to adjust. My skin started tightening up at the end, so there is some hope!
I have very similar body stats to you before you started changing. I'm just curious about the cardio, was it per or post resistance training? Also how often and what did you calorie intake look like? Macronutrients ratios? And what would you say are the three most important actions that helped you change your body?
First off...great progress!
This might be weird, but my goal physique right now is to look like your "before" picture. A stocky build I guess. Not really interested in being that lean. What was your routine/diet like in particular before you started cutting?
just a lean protein source and a complex carb for pretty much every meal, around a 6oz portion of a lean meat and around 1/2 cup of brown rice or 6oz sweet potato...just keep it simple man