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Body Transformation: The Powerful Son

Sports were his life, but when football ended his senior year Delaney felt a void. He shed his chubby nickname, altered his surroundings, and left his doubters in the dust!
Name: Delaney Son
Email: dson3232@yahoo.com
BodySpace: delaneyson

Delaney Son Delaney Son
AGE 18
HEIGHT
5'8"
WEIGHT
195 lbs
BODY FAT
17%
AGE 19
HEIGHT
5'8"
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:

With Meal 1
Pre-workout
Post-workout

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.

Meal 1
Post-workout
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5

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.

Day 1: Shoulders
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Back
Day 4: Chest
Day 5: Legs/Shoulders
Day 6: Biceps/Triceps
Day 7: Rest

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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cjlopezlay

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cjlopezlay

Congrats bro. Hope you do good on your 1st show.

Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm | report
 
eladophir

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eladophir

NICE WORK DUDE! Dropped almost 40 lbs myself good work! BB.com continues with their BF% make up game with 4% on this one. but a hell of a good job!

Oct 8, 2012 7:03pm | report
 
AricGresko

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AricGresko

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!

Oct 8, 2012 9:35pm | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'11"
  • wt: 161.41 lbs
  • bf: 10.6%
Jaybools

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Jaybools

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

Oct 8, 2012 10:08pm | report
 
Blazedbeast

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Blazedbeast

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.

Oct 11, 2012 5:17pm | report
delaneyson

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delaneyson

not a partier, never was. All my friends wanted me to do was drink so I had to drop them for a little bit to get my **** straight. Only a temporary thing

Oct 13, 2012 10:09pm | report
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hamzaarif

awesome transformation bro ... may you succeed in your 1st show and many more ;)

Oct 9, 2012 3:37am | report
 
Egleaves22

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Egleaves22

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).

Oct 9, 2012 10:43am | report
 
cjlopezlay

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cjlopezlay

12%? IMO If he had 12 his abs would not be visible. Most 9% bro.

Oct 9, 2012 11:43am | report
kevin1313

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kevin1313

To the guy above dude im at 12% and look at me i got abs

Oct 9, 2012 6:06pm | report
delaneyson

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delaneyson

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

Oct 10, 2012 9:56am | report
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ioz

Well done Delaney - Always the greatest challenge to go from just above average to near perfect... you did it!

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kevin1313

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kevin1313

4% bf wtf

Oct 9, 2012 6:05pm | report
 
E90335i

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E90335i

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.

Oct 10, 2012 10:23am | report
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cubstang14

WOW!! Awesome transformation man!!!

Oct 10, 2012 12:11am | report
 
wvbodybuilder

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wvbodybuilder

does any body notice the before and after pictures? Thats not even the same guy. Notice the tats! FRAUD!

Oct 10, 2012 8:45am | report
 
delaneyson

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delaneyson

fraud? haha the before picture is in the mirror, so the tattoo shows up on the other side. And I got another tattoo in the process, so I do not understand how I am a fraud lol

Oct 10, 2012 9:55am | report
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H2odude

Good job bro i'll give ya that, but you're definitely not at 4% body fat. closer to 8%

Oct 10, 2012 11:34am | report
 
sbadeo

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sbadeo

This is very inspiring dude! Good Luck on your 1st show more power... (You only live once) make the most out of it...

Oct 11, 2012 8:38pm | report
 
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BigStann

Is this really the same person in the before and after? the tats dont match up?

Oct 12, 2012 12:43pm | report
 
delaneyson

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delaneyson

yeah its me, first picture is from a mirror, the after picture my brother took. The tattoo is just flipped lol

Oct 12, 2012 8:04pm | report
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toms87

Wow this is really inspirational. thank God someone put the steps , and nutrition examples for others to take note.
Fantastic work!

Oct 13, 2012 8:13pm | report
 
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Jukeboxhero161

That is great man, way to go. Really inspired me with the " I was my own inspiration." I need that mentality too.

Oct 16, 2012 12:02am | report
 
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oldschoolwhit

This kid is a total fraud. He definitely photoshopped and filtered these photos. Notice the tattoos.

Oct 16, 2012 7:12pm | report
 
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TitaniuMuscle

you put a great effort there to cut out your 'old' friends back there. now its time to relish yourself in their appraisals. congratz bro

Oct 17, 2012 6:52am | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 153.66 lbs
  • bf: 10.7%
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