Sam Bridgewater Lost 110 Pounds And Made His Dream Of Competing Come True!

Sam had always been overweight, but it wasn't until April of 2007 that he finally decided to do something about it. Read on to learn how he shed 110 pounds and began competing!
Before Before:
250 lbs
After After:
140 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Sam Bridgewater
Email: sb314bridgewater@yahoo.com

Before:
Age: 24
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 250 lbs
Body Fat: 40%

After:
Age: 26
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 140 lbs
Body Fat: 6%


Why I Got Started

All my life I had been overweight but always just dealt with it and was too lazy to do anything about it. Then, in late April of 2007, I decided that get up and do something about it.

All My Life I Had Been Overweight But Always Just Dealt With It.
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All My Life I Had Been Overweight
But Always Just Dealt With It.


How I Did It

I started out by doing an hour of cardio a day and a few basic weight training movements. Then, as I started to get in better shape, I started doing different forms of cardio and began changing my lifting routine. Over time, I had built up enough endurance to compete in over 30 small road races, a half marathon and a full marathon.

Then, I finally took the plunge and decided to compete in a bodybuilding contest. On October 10, 2009, I finally made my dream come true and walked away with a 4th place trophy at the OCB Cape Cod show!

I Finally Made My Dream Come True.
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I Finally Made My Dream Come True.


Supplements


Diet

I started slowly just by cutting things out like sodas and cookies, then I started to eat 6 clean meals per day with two cheat meals a week. Then, 20 weeks out from the show, I worked with Layne Norton. From that point on my meals were:


Training

    Monday: Chest, Back And Shoulders

    Tuesday: Legs

    Wednesday: Arms

    Thursday: Rest

    Friday: Legs

    Saturday: Chest, Back, Shoulders And Arms

    Sunday: Rest


Suggestions For Others

My suggestions to others, whether trying to lose fat or gain muscle, is believe in yourself. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Take it day by day!

Take It Day By Day!
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Take It Day By Day!