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Body Transformation: Role Remodel

He started with a pair of dumbbells and advanced his knowledge through Bodybuilding.com. Josh emulates the late Zyzz and lives the lift life. You can too!
Name: Josh Stone
Email: josh_stone17@hotmail.com
BodySpace: joshstone23

Josh Stone Josh Stone
AGE 16
HEIGHT
6'2"
WEIGHT
155 lbs
BODY FAT
12%
AGE 19
HEIGHT
6'2"
WEIGHT
185 lbs
BODY FAT
7%

Why I Decided To Transform

It all started the summer going into my junior year of high school. I was tired of being the skinny guy and started looking up home workouts on YouTube. From there, I bought a set of dumbbells, hit the gym, and performed basic workouts for two months.

SNAP Fitness was my first official gym membership. It had the basic equipment to start my foundation. I found Bodybuilding.com and started familiarizing myself with different exercises by following the workout programs provided on the site. At this point, I was keeping track of my workouts and it worked. I stayed at this gym for two years.

This year, I took my workouts to the next level by working out at multiple gyms. Every crowd is different and I learned lots from everyone. I started reading everything related to bodybuilding and bought The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger—a book every bodybuilder should own.

During the summer, I worked out twice a day, six days a week with one day off. I was in the gym each day for 3-5 hours. People say I'm overtraining, but I think it's a myth. The more time I put in the gym, the better results I get. It's that simple. If you want to be successful you have to work for it; you have to be willing to put in the time to get the results.

My life changed for the better. I'm happy with the lifestyle I live and look forward to the gym. I created a body I'm happy and confident with.

How I Accomplished My Goals

Setting short-term goals is the key to success. If you can't succeed at short-term goals, you will never reach your long-term goals. This helped me accomplish tons this year.

Find a role model who suits you. Find someone who's helpful; someone who gets you pumped up to hit the gym. My role model is Zyzz. Find yours.

Read everything. The more knowledge you hold the faster the results come. It comes down to eating clean, training hard, and using supplements wisely. I achieved my body through these three steps. It's doesn't happen overnight.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey
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Pre-workout
Post-workout
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With Meal 5
With Meal 7
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
Meal 7
Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Legs/Calves/Abs
Day 2: Chest/Cardio
Day 3: Back/Traps/Abs
Day 4: Shoulders/Arms
Day 5: Rest and Repeat

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

The biggest challenge for me is affording the proper nutrition and supplements. Bodybuilding isn't cheap, especially being a student. I think I'm doing alright though.

My Future Fitness Plans

My goal for the future is to compete next year at the Toronto Pro Show in men's physique. I'll see where that takes me.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

Learn how to properly eat right from the beginning. This is a mistake I made. If you want to see fast results, this is the best way. Nutrition and training plans goes hand in hand. You need both to be successful.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com helped me get from where I was to where I am now. It has all the fitness information you could possibly ask for; cheapest supplements, fast shipping and great workout plans.

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alex192

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Great transformation bro! keep up your fitness goals! I bet you'll do good in Toronto Pro.

Dec 26, 2012 10:53pm | report
 
jeremyawong

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jeremyawong

All the best! Mirin'

Dec 26, 2012 11:10pm | report
 
cesar562

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cesar562

If u go to the gym for 4hour many musle part u hitaday

Dec 27, 2012 2:16am | report
 
CaliberIsNumUno

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CaliberIsNumUno

No....this is dangerous. Seriously.

You shouldn't be putting this sort of information out there. 2 workouts a day? 3-5 hours a day in the gym? Unless you're on steroids, and have the genetics of Ronnie Colemen, these workouts aren't going to get you anywhere but hurt.

Kids, hell, even adults who know nothing of bodybuilding are going to come here, see things like this, and believe it's what they need to do. Then when results aren't happening, they're going to spend tons of money on supplements they think they need, and again, won't see any results because most supps are BS.

It bums me out to see things like this. I'm glad this guy got to where he wanted, but he's an EXTREMELY rare case where all this volume crap works. He'd see such better results if he cut way back.

I only workout once a week. That's it. I'm 246lbs, and my personal records go up each week.

Dec 27, 2012 8:06am | report
 
joshstone23

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joshstone23

I agree with you but in the end it's what works for you. I've done the one workout a day for 2 years. Trained intense but the results did not compare with what i was able to accomplish when I trained longer in the summer. For the winter I am back to training 1-2hrs 6 times a week but I'll probably go back to training twice on tuesday and thursdays dividing up legs and shoulders because it's what works for me. At the end of the day you should do what works best for you.

Dec 27, 2012 9:07am | report
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travis132

Preach to us oh tubby one!!

Dec 27, 2012 9:36pm | report
frier84

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frier84

Hahahahahaha! ok mate.

Dec 28, 2012 2:49pm | report
accace

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accace

Nice job, very inspirational!

Dec 27, 2012 9:35am | report
 
ari5000

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ari5000

7% bodyfat? Is that a level you can maintain? Amazing.

Dec 27, 2012 10:13am | report
 
uriahsboy

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uriahsboy

"People say I'm overtraining, but I think it's a myth. The more time I put in the gym, the better results I get. It's that simple. If you want to be successful you have to work for it; you have to be willing to put in the time to get the results"

I love this. I agree 100% with it. People get so concerned with overtraining when half the time we are no where even close to overtraining. Keep up the awesome work your built like a TRUCK!

btw you like using Flax Pills and Cod Liver?

Dec 28, 2012 6:53am | report
 
joshstone23

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Thanks man! and yeah I love them. The main reason I take them is to maintain healthy looking skin. I used to have break outs and so I tried taking flaxseed and cod liver oil and i found it worked great especially the cod liver oil.

Dec 28, 2012 2:07pm | report
jwethall

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jwethall

Overtraining is not a myth. Its starts with soreness that last longer and longer, muscle fatigue, then progresses to a lack of energy and drive, and when extended long enough depression, injury and even fat accumulation. However, what is overtraining for one person isn't necessiarly true for another. Arnold loved hitting marathon like workouts hitting every body part 2 and even 3 times a week! But Dorian Yates trained only once a week and did only 1 working set per exercise. Bottom line is, whatever makes you see results is what you should do. But if you feel any of the aforementioned symptoms, pull back a little and give your body some rest.

Dec 28, 2012 4:48pm | report
jwethall

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Oh and great job btw, you're looking great man!

Dec 28, 2012 4:49pm | report
Charlie581

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Charlie581

@jwethall - Arnold and Yates were both taking a significant amount of steroids, enabling them to be able to train very high frequency or lower and still gain excessive muscle mass. Unless one is under some sort of cycle, 3-5hrs in a gym is overkill and wasted time as well as useless for a natural. Of course this is useless info if OP is taking supplemented steroids (nothing wrong if your choice) but i believe one should mention wether or not they are natural or not, as to not send those just getting into weightlifting into half day long power workouts where they get no or minimal results.

PS - im just making assumptions due to his inspiration coming from "Zyzz"...just like everyone else :/

Jan 10, 2013 9:24am | report
Tnez88

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Tnez88

@Jwethall Maybe we shouild ask CT Fletchers opinion on overtraining and if its a myth.

Apr 17, 2013 12:51am | report
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cbrandel

Keep up the good work, you did great

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Raguse1988

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Well done buddy. Looking great. I like your routine.

Dec 30, 2012 5:55am | report
 
MatthewsFitness

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MatthewsFitness

can anyone help me get extreme physique ?
I'm a rugby player and have some mass but want even more physique to be stronger and quicker than ever before.
Thanks

Jan 20, 2013 12:49pm | report
 
Achezallover

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Don't you have a coach...?

Feb 3, 2013 2:37pm | report
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Rmac15

Great work, Keep it up brother!

Jan 27, 2013 12:02pm | report
 
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Congrats great body! Nt sure about traoning 3-5 hrs session but whateber works for you rit!

Mar 30, 2013 5:13pm | report
 
JoeLuppino84

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JoeLuppino84

That is an awesome transformation and very inspiring! You have the body I aim to achieve.

How long did it take to see some notable changes?

I definitely need the pre-workout for the energy and have seen friends who are getting results from over-training. It is definitely what works for you.

I can't have gluten or dairy so no protein bars or whey...I hope Pea protein isolate is a decent substitute

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good work

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