Male Transformation Of The Week - Jacob Barnhill!

Jacob first started lifting weight in high school, but his poor diet led to some less than optimal results. But he finally decided it was time to make his physique complete. Read on to learn how he shed 46 pounds right here!
Before Before:
231 lbs
After After:
185 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Jacob R. Barnhill
Email: jacobbarnhill@yahoo.com
BodySpace: barnhill

Before:
Age: 22
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 231 lbs
Body Fat: 21.4%

After:
Age: 23
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 lbs
Body Fat: 10.9%

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Why I Got Started
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I started lifting weights back in high school. I was a chubby kid growing up and into my teen years I got up to 240 pounds. Yeah, that was without working out. I lost a lot of fat before like this, just never to this level of conditioning though.

Jacob Barnhill's Weight Loss Progress.
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Jacob Barnhill's Weight Loss Progress.

I have been off and on a lot of routines since then. I did a bodybuilding competition when I was 17 but the only thing I knew then was that I just loved lifting weights. I would eat hot dogs because they had protein in them. You have to start somewhere though, learn from those experiences and grow!

You Have To Start Somewhere. You Have To Start Somewhere.
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You Have To Start Somewhere.

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How I Did It
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I always studied up on everything I could get my hands on. Over the last couple years I compiled all the information I have acquired, all the other times I have done extreme regimens, and put it into this pre-competition regimen. It takes time. If you stick with it, just like anything else, you get better.

If You Stick With It, Just Like Anything Else, You Get Better. If You Stick With It, Just Like Anything Else, You Get Better.
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If You Stick With It, Just Like
Anything Else, You Get Better.

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Diet
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My meals would consist of mostly vegetables for carbs. Sometimes I would put some sweet potatoes or oatmeal in the meal depending on the day. I would eat just enough so I would have the energy to get through my workouts.

I would fluctuate my carbs in a descending fashion throughout the week. For example, day one 150 grams, day two 100 grams, day three and four would be 50 grams, then back to 150 grams and do it over again.

I ate 1.5 grams per pound of body weight of protein from chicken. I would also eat every 2.5 hours. An example of my 150 gram carb day would be as follows:

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Training
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I would lift on a four day on, one day off schedule. Cardio was done every morning and twice daily on my day off for 30-40 minutes on the treadmill.

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Suggestions For Others
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My suggestion to others would be to find how to get the satisfaction out of it and enjoy changing your body. Don't make it more difficult than it already is.

Find How To Get The Satisfaction Out Of It And Enjoy Changing Your Body.
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Find How To Get The Satisfaction Out
Of It And Enjoy Changing Your Body.

Also, find what works for you. Take what others say and see how it works for you, if it doesn't then find what does. It isn't all easy, that's why it feels great to accomplish it. You look good, feel good, it was hard ... but you did it.