Body Transformation: Role Remodel
WEIGHT 155 lbs
BODY FAT 12%
WEIGHT 185 lbs
BODY FAT 7%
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.
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.
1 1/2 scoops
Abs: 3 random exercises
Pullups (Wide-grip)3 sets to failure
Pullups (Close-grip)2 sets to failure
Resume regular sets
Abs: 3 random exercises
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 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.
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.
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.
BodySpace is great to keep track of your stats and watch your progress happen. If you don't have a BodySpace, I highly recommend making one.
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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.
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.
"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?
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.
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.
@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 :/
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