Body Transformation: The Powerful Son
WEIGHT 195 lbs
BODY FAT 17%
WEIGHT 153 lbs
BODY FAT 4%
Why I Decided To Transform
I was the chubby kid in high school. I played football and everything, but I never felt like I was working as hard as I could be. After my senior year of football, I realized I had nothing left but school. That's when I decided to completely change my body and strive to become a bodybuilder.
The choices affected my life greatly. I cut out a lot of people so I could accomplish what I wanted. There weren't many people who stood by my choices except for one of my best friends, Khooshali. She understood what I was doing was for the best, and she always stuck around.
My life has completely changed after transforming. The people who doubted me cannot believe what I've accomplished.
How I Accomplished My Goals
I cut a lot of friends out of my life. I gave up my social life. That was the only way to reach my goals. I'm in college now and can honestly say I don't go to parties. They aren't worth it, in my opinion. There were days that I wanted to throw out the chicken I cooked and eat a whole box of cookies and donuts, but I realized it would never lead to my goal.
My inspiration came from within. I was my own inspiration, and I feel like that's the only way to transform. If you don't believe you can do it, you will fail. Believe in yourself and it will take you a long way.
I had a trainer for a while, Tuan Tran, a professional natural bodybuilder. He helped me get to where I am today and opened my eyes to different training aspects and nutrition.
Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey
Supplements alone will not help you reach your goals. It's about hard work and dedication. Figure out what you're doing and what's best for you, then include supplements.
Here are the supplements I took to help me transform:
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
A diet is simple, yet complicating at the same time. You have to find your own caloric intake and avoid know-it-alls on the internet. Everybody is different. I went through many trial and errors to find out what worked best for me.
Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track
Try to find a workout that works for you and go off of that. Here is the workout I used that helped me the most. I did a lot of pyramid training and found that those types of workouts made me work hard and helped me reach my goal. I performed cardio five times a week for 45 minutes on the elliptical or the treadmill.
What Aspect Challenged Me The Most
The diet is what challenged me the most. Living with my brothers makes it hard because they're always tempting me with junk food that I want to eat. I've developed self-control to reach the goals I want.
My Future Fitness Plans
I plan to compete in my first bodybuilding show very soon. I feel like bodybuilding is a great way to showcase all of the hard work I put into my body.
Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers
My suggestion for aspiring transformers would be to never give up. There are many sacrifices made to accomplish your goals, but it's completely worth it. You will sweat, be in pain, and crave pizza and ice cream, but never give up. It takes time to reach your goals, but when you get there, all the things you gave up will be worth it.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals
Honestly, Bodybuilding.com is the best site ever. It helped me with supplements because the prices are amazing in comparison to others. The site has great articles and workout regimens. The purchases are quick and help is available if you have any questions about anything.
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Congratulations man! I dropped 40 pounds too so I could play basketball in college. It wasn't easy, but it was the greatest decision I could have made. I don't believe in a diet, I believe in a lifestyle change!
Nice progress dude.
One thing, I hate the notion that you have to give up your social life to get fit. You don't at all. It's not an all encompassing life absorbing process. I would kind of understand if you were a pro BBer (where you do dedicate your entire life to it) but just getting swole like you are doesnt require such a reaction.
Everything in moderation. nice work
I agree. Amazing transformation dude!! BUT i do hate when you say you give up your social life. If you really had to then thats kinda sad. Unless like said you want to be a pro IBFF'r.
This is a transformation worth featuring, good job man (although closer to 12% bf).
Make some friends at the gym though, you can have plenty of social life, just do it with people who also value fitness.
I'd also suggest some wide grip decline press, or even anything for lower chest. If you're competing you need to be proportionate and your lower chest lacking (hence the "swoop" shape).
12%? IMO If he had 12 his abs would not be visible. Most 9% bro.
do you see what I had to work with? haha but yeah I started my first real bulk a couple months ago to hopefully fill out more, definitely seeing great gains. And I do have friends, I just cut them off for a little while. Btw, I took 4th in novice this past August
agreed. This guy would have veins in his abs and throughout his chest. My BF% is higher and I can see veins in my calves, arms and delts. This guy is more like a 10-11%.
Good transformation regardless.