Male Transformation Of The Week - Todd Roberts Lost 40 Pounds And Got Shredded!

A car accident left Todd unable to work out, which caused him to put on a substantial amount of weight. But he finally decided to set a goal to get into the best shape of his life. Read on to learn how Todd shed 40 pounds and 10% body fat!
Before Before:
223 lbs
After After:
183 lbs

Vital Stats

Name: Todd Roberts
BodySpace: TheTMan

Age: 31
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 223 lbs
Body Fat: 14%

Age: 31
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 183 lbs
Body Fat: 4%

Why I Got Started

I initially entered the weight room back in high school in order to gain strength and endurance for sports. My love of the iron continued ever since until I was in a life changing car accident that resulted in ten months of physical therapy. Afterward, several muscles had atrophied and my body gained far too much weight.

I am hard on myself if I fail to measure up to my own past accomplishments, and decided to set a goal: to get back into the shape I was once in. In the end, I took it a step further and got into the best shape of my life!

I Took It A Step Further And Got Into The Best Shape Of My Life!
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I Took It A Step Further And Got
Into The Best Shape Of My Life!

What I want people to understand is that you never have to give up. In the last ten years, I have had three reconstructive surgeries; my shoulder, knee and arm. If you have the passion and mental determination, you can push through the barriers that would block others.

How I Did It

I have been bodybuilding seriously and consistently for twelve years, but getting shredded is a whole different science. I did as much research as I possibly could on the internet, specifically who the current natural pros were and what they did for contest prep.

I carefully constructed a well-researched food plan, based on my body type and goal (I am a mesomorph). No workout was missed and I added in extra cardio sessions whenever possible.

What Is A Mesomorph?
A mesomorph has a naturally fit body but to maintain it or improve it they should exercise and diet corretly for their type.

I Carefully Constructed A Well Researched Food Plan.
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I Carefully Constructed A
Well Researched Food Plan.


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I did a carb re-feed once per week, upping my carbs to 500g and dropping protein back down to 1g per pound of body weight.

What Is A Carb Refeed?
This refers to a process used in Ketogenic type diets. After a week of strictly limiting the intake of carbs, you will load back up over the weekend to restore muscle glycogen levels. Usually you will take in 10-12 grams of carbs per kilogram of bodyweight in a 24-hour period.


Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics.

    Monday: Legs

    Tuesday: Chest

    Wednesday: Off

    Thursday: Back And Shoulders

    Friday: Arms

Suggestions For Others

To make extraordinary changes, sticking with the meal plan is a must. Urges and temptations will come up. Learn to ignore them and stay focused on your goal, you are worth it.

I did cardio four times per week in the mornings, after my first meal, and sometimes after my evening workout if I had the energy. I like to bring my MP3 player so I don't get caught up in conversation with people and can remain focused.

To Make Extraordinary Changes, Sticking With The Meal Plan Is A Must.
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To Make Extraordinary Changes, Sticking
With The Meal Plan Is A Must.

I recommend keeping a journal of your exercises, the lifts and weight that you performed. I hope everyone can accomplish their dreams and goals. Believe me, it is possible!