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BEFORE
BODY FAT 15%
WEIGHT 220 LBS

AFTER
BODY FAT 7%
WEIGHT 174 LBS

Teen Muscle Machine!

Andrew Gibbs
teen transformation

Body Transformation: Teen Muscle Machine!

Andrew's long frame didn't hold weight well and his self-confidence suffered as a result. See how this teen dedicated his life to fitness and lost 46 pounds!

Why I decided to transform

I started putting on weight in third grade due to a horrible diet and minimal exercise. I played sports at the time, but my body didn't allow me to thrive because of my shape. I was made fun for being big and it hurt my self-esteem and made me feel awful.

In seventh grade, I entertained thoughts about changing for the better because of health problems that run in my family. I was tired of being known as the fat kid, so I turned to weight training to better my life and become physically fit.

I looked at people who were fit and built and knew I wanted to look like them. With lots of hard work and dedication, I made my dreams come true and became the person I dreamed of.

Before /// 220 lbs
After /// 174 lbs
AGE 13 / HEIGHT 5'10" / BODY FAT 15%
AGE 16 / HEIGHT 6'1" / BODY FAT 7%
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How I accomplished my goals

I changed my life with the support of the family and friends. The fact that people doubted my transformation made me want it more. There were many times in the beginning, and since, when I felt like stopping and there was no hope. It was depressing to go through stretches with no change, but I always remembered the end result.

I drew inspiration from people in my family who were supportive and from admirable physiques like John Cena, Phil Heath, and Kai Greene. Through years of training and dedication, I underwent the successful transformation I always dreamed of. I trained hard, ate right, and researched supplementation to create a combination to reach my goals.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

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Intra-workout

Diet plan that guided my transformation

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Post-workout
Meal 5
Meal 6
Meal 7

Training regimen that kept me on track

I trained six days per week with 40 minutes of cardio at the end of every workout. I love to lift as heavy as possible in a high rep range because it burns fat and builds muscle simultaneously.

Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Back/Traps
Day 3: Legs/Abs
Day 4: Shoulders
Day 5: Arms
Day 6: Legs/Abs
Day 7: Rest

What aspect challenged me the most

The most challenging part of my transformation was the diet. I didn't eat much when I started to lose weight, but discovered I wouldn't build muscle that way, so I carefully increased my food intake. I kept my cheat days to a minimum so I would stick with my diet and see results.

My future fitness plans

I competed in my first bodybuilding show this summer and plan to do more in the future. I want to be a personal trainer and help others reach their goals. I think it would be very rewarding.

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

Be patient and consistent. Focus primarily on your diet and the training and supplementation will follow. Be patient because progress can be discouraging, but it's worth it in the end. Eat clean and lift hard!

How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals

Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals by providing the best supplements for the best prices. Looking at other transformations on the site is very inspiring and helped me continue to progress. Bodybuilding.com is the best place for inspiration!

Thanks

I want to thank everyone who was there for me throughout my transformation including my mom, my beautiful girlfriend, Anslee, Dillan, Momma K, Lily, Greg, Lesha, and the rest of my family. Thanks you for inspiring me and keeping me motivated!

Andrew's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Cinema" by Skrillex
  2. "Something New" by Rev Theory
  3. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
  4. "I Can't Stop" by Flux Pavilion
  5. "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

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JonMorse

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JonMorse

I feel you bro i had the same weight issue growing up. Excellent job on the transformation, Keep it up!

Sep 17, 2013 8:10pm | report
Ziad256

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Ziad256

Amazing transformation man :) Really inspiring. I also have the same wegiht issue but im improving day by day :) Keep up that awesome work

Sep 18, 2013 6:18am | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 16'5"
  • wt: 197.31 lbs
  • bf: 15.7%
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cbatton10

Great gains man. But you should give yourself more credit. your 7% now would put you at roughly 160 lbs lean muscle mass. That would put you at closer to 26% when you were weighing in at 220.

Sep 18, 2013 7:57am | report
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mutantdogbreath

I thought the same I'm about 25% now, I'd say he was pushing 30%

Sep 18, 2013 11:18am | report
AndrewG96

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AndrewG96

Thank you guys so much for the poisitive feedback! I wasn't completely sure of my body fat percentage back then so i kinda estimated lol

Sep 18, 2013 10:16am | report
Divergence207

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Divergence207

Good job buddy! keep it up, and see you one day helping people achieve their dreams!

Sep 18, 2013 10:47am | report
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  • ht: 13'4"
  • wt: 160.28 lbs
  • bf: 15.0%
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koepbj06

Hey great job. I also have a similar story. im gettin there. i only started dedicated weight training this past summer. got a long way to go to get to where i want though. thanks for the inspiration.

Sep 18, 2013 10:56am | report
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Brucef

Great work Andrew! Keep up the awesome job.

Sep 18, 2013 11:29am | report
AndrewG96

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AndrewG96

I truly appreciate all the support! Please share my story with everyone you know because if i inspire just one person to make a change then i will feel like a true champion!

Sep 18, 2013 2:26pm | report
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cmAcbrah

awesome for 16 man

Sep 18, 2013 4:55pm | report
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ShinyPilot22

Way to go man! Keeping my motivation high because of you progress. Eat clean, lift hard!

Sep 22, 2013 4:47pm | report
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dangap

Interested to know how many calories you take in on a daily basis? I struggle to eat 3000 cals per day as suggested by some programs on here.

Awesome job!!

Nov 14, 2013 1:41am | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 16'4"
  • wt: 196.21 lbs
  • bf: 27.1%
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