Male Transformation Of The Week - Michael Bucon Lost 38 Pounds For The Air Force!

After a long summer of eating poorly in 2008, Michael returned to the Air Force to find that he had put on more weight than he thought. Read on to learn how he got motivated to shed 38 pounds right here!
Before Before:
175 lbs
After After:
137 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Michael Bucon
Email: djbcrdi@comcast.net
BodySpace: djbcrdi

Before:
Age: 19
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 175 lbs
Body Fat: 17%

After:
Age: 20
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 137 lbs
Body Fat: 5.2%

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Why I Got Started
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After a long summer of eating bad and just sitting around in 2008 I gained a good amount of fat. My supervisor came up to me and said "Bucon, what happened to you? You gained like 35 pounds since you got here."

I laughed about it and didn't think I gained that much weight. So I decided to weigh in for the first time in months and boom! I was 175 pounds and I said "Holy crap what happened to me?" My strength was down, as well as my run time. I felt terrible about myself and had low self-esteem. I looked like hell.

Michael Bucon's Weight Loss Progress.
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Michael Bucon's Weight Loss Progress.

Then while I was doing my research online, other peoples' pictures gave me that extra motivation to start working on my physique right away! A lot of people said I wasn't going to do it, and that just motivated me even more.

I love it when someone tells me I can't or I won't be able to do it, because as a TACP all of us know that when someone tells you you won't do it, you're going to do it!

TACP:
A Tactical Air Control Party is usually a team of two or more United States Air Force Tactical Air Controllers (AFSC 1C4X1), sometimes including an Air Liaison Officer (a qualified aviator), which is assigned to a United States Army combat maneuver unit to advise ground commanders on the best use of air power, establish and maintain command and control communications, control air traffic, act as an inter-service liaison, control naval gunfire, and provide precision terminal attack guidance of U.S. and coalition close air support and other air-to-ground aircraft.

A Lot Of People Said I Wasn't Going To Do It, And That Just Motivated Me Even More.
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A Lot Of People Said I Wasn't Going To Do It,
And That Just Motivated Me Even More.

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How I Did It
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I started out just going to the gym on a day to day basis. I continued doing my own workouts and then some cardio afterward. I managed to get some weight down but I was still fat and not satisfied with the way I looked. So I continued my research on Bodybuilding.com on different articles about exercises and nutrition.

One article by Layne Norton pretty much got me set in mid March. I calculated all my numbers for my nutrition plan and found a great training article by Kris Gethin. I was counting my calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat and sure enough with this nutrition plan I started seeing results.

With This Nutrition Plan I Started Seeing Results.
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With This Nutrition Plan
I Started Seeing Results.

I was dropping close to 2 pounds per week and leaning out nicely. I would sit on the forums for hours just reading what people had to say and just learning as much as I could. Then I went above and beyond and decided to get a trainer to help me lean out for beach season.

Layne Norton gave me great advice on nutrition, supplementation and training. I was so stoked to start at the end of April that I couldn't wait. I had my macro's on the ball, my weight training was off the chain, and I was loving HIIT.

I Was Dropping Close To 2 Pounds Per Week And Leaning Out Nicely.
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I Was Dropping Close To 2 Lbs
A Week And Leaning Out Nicely.

My motivation was through the roof and I never even thought about quitting so I counted all my numbers, trained precisely, and supplemented right and never thought twice about eating a honey bun.

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Diet
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Training
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  • Day 1: Upper Body (Power)
  • Day 2: Lower Body (Power)
  • Day 3: Rest/Cardio
  • Day 4: Chest/Back (Hypertrophy)
  • Day 5: Legs (Hypertrophy)
  • Day 6: Arms (Hypertrophy)
  • Day 7: Rest/Cardio

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Suggestions For Others
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  • Take before and after pictures.
  • Don't just rely on supplements to get you in shape, it's mostly proper nutrition.
  • Never let anyone tell you that you can't do it.
  • Nothing is going to happen quickly, patience is a virtue.

Nothing Is Going To Happen Quickly, Patience Is A Virtue.
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Nothing Is Going To Happen
Quickly, Patience Is A Virtue.