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Over 40 Amateur Of The Week: Building With Age

Sometimes it takes criticism from your mom to wake you up. Christian needed to be told he was obese so he could see it for himself. Years later, he still uses those words as motivation!

Name: Nigel-Christian Lomax
E-Mail: androphilebeast@hotmail.com
BodySpace: androphilebeast
Location: Morrisville, NC
Age: 42  Height: 5'5"  Weight: 178 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 12

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How did your fitness journey begin?

I was always extremely athletic until I my second year at Virginia Tech when I became consumed with partying and academics and quit the rugby and tennis teams. After graduating, I realized, to my surprise, that I was reaching 200 pounds. For whatever reason, it didn't provoke me to change my habits and live a healthier lifestyle. Instead, I went to graduate school and kept eating badly and drinking like the good Canadian I am.

It wasn't until I graduated from graduate school and got into my car that my mum said the words that changed my life. My Camry sunk down every time I sat down and she finally said that I was morbidly obese. I was 28 years old and weighed 375 pounds. She said if I kept going at this pace I will inherit all of the family health problems. Those words were harsh, but she saved my life.

After that talk, I hired a trainer who kicked my butt every day and used the fact that I'm an alpha personality who doesn't accept failure to my advantage. I lost 150 pounds in a year and was completely hooked. After that, I started reading Muscular Development and I wanted to be those guys. I have been chasing that goal ever since. I will get there. Would you count a guy out who has the determination to lose a whole person? I wouldn't bet against me.

What workout regimen delivered the best results?

I work out six days per week. Because my metabolism is slow, I do cardio five times per week, sometimes every day depending on how my body is responding the week before.

Day 1: Back


Day 2: Chest


Day 3: Shoulders


Day 4: Arms


Day 5: Off

Day 6: Legs


Day 7: Light Chest



What nutrition plan fueled your body?
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3: Pre-Workout
Meal 4: Post-Workout
Meal 5
Meal 6

What supplement schedule gave you the greatest gains?

How did your passion for fitness emerge?

I love bodybuilding because of several reasons. I love the discipline, the solitude, the aggression, the esteem it provides, the aesthetics, and the challenge.

What/Who motivated you?

My mum motivates me a lot. She is on dialysis, had four strokes, and has the will to fight another day. I think that is incredible. The 32 students who died during the Virginia Tech rampage motivate me. As far as bodybuilding, I'm inspired by Flex Lewis, Jon Delarosa, Kai Greene, Dennis James, Zupan, Fakhri Mubarak, and Johnnie Jackson.

Where did you go for inspiration?

I watch workout videos of Kai Greene and Jon Delarosa.

What are your future fitness plans?

My future plans are to continue putting on mass until January and prepare for NC states, North Americans, and nationals. In 2014, I would like to do the Arnold Classic with the ultimate goal of getting my pro card.

What is the most important fitness tip?

If you want to compete, find a trainer who believes in you. You must trust that your trainer has your best interests in mind. Be disciplined and focused. Nothing is impossible. Make your own reality.

Who is your favorite bodybuilder/fitness athlete?

Johnnie Jackson is my favorite because he has heart, determination, and works his butt off. He also has the best upper body in the business and his physique is the physique I pattern my mine after. I'm still chasing it.

How did Bodybuilding.com help you reach your goals?

I buy most of my supplements from Bodybuilding.com. I refer a lot to the Blood and Guts segment and the Charles Glass series. I also use the elevation tool to keep track of my goals and progress.

Thanks: I would like to thank my trainer PD Devers and Jay Jolly. PD is my awesome trainer and motivator. Jay Jolly is my second set of eyes. I owe both of these gentlemen a great deal.

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KettleBellFreak

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Man, you are awesome. seriously, mostly I think weight loss and transformations are cool and all and the determination is great, but everyone normally has a physique capable of conquering. You had a physique that most would have given up on. You're a ******* beast. I have this feeling that if you cut for 3 months you'd be a god. Like man, this is just too cool. I'm showing this to all my family members who are obese, they won't listen when I tell them they're going to die. They don't think it's possible and seriously just don't care because of the motivation lack. You're a freaking monster. You need to get this story farther than bb.com, because people with the "hopeless physiques" need something like this. Keep busting *** and you could be on stage with your determination. Im on my recovery days and this is just making me itch to find a bar. Props to you man.

Dec 27, 2012 7:51pm | report
 
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Keep up the excellent work! You have created the X FACTOR physique of muscle symmetry and balance! Your hard work, dedication, diet, diligence, discipline and a commitment that cannot fail has been the platform used to transform your physique into a CHAMPION... You are a true example and man of excellence.. ...HOUSE

Dec 27, 2012 8:12pm | report
 
androphilebeast

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androphilebeast

I really do appreciate the kind words. It really means a great deal to me.

Dec 28, 2012 12:52am | report
 
jsan10

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jsan10

Congrats on the transformation.. that right there is true progress through motivation. Stay with it and I great stuff so far.

Dec 28, 2012 1:14am | report
 
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fieldsy4life

Keep up the great work my man! I hear ya on watching Kai's videos for inspiration too.

Dec 28, 2012 5:56am | report
 
kiestonreece

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kiestonreece

Wow...........that's phenomenal. Kai Greene is an excellent choice for inspiration; but now you are too. Keep at it sir. Ang you do 60 minutes of cardio AFTER a leg workout????? Beast

Dec 28, 2012 6:30am | report
 
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uriahsboy

FREAKING MUSCULAR! Awesome Job Man!

Dec 28, 2012 6:50am | report
 
gynogone

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gynogone

awesome inspiration and keep the rugby up!

Dec 28, 2012 6:51am | report
 
Cris0rtiz

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Cris0rtiz

"Would you count a guy out who has the determination to lose a whole person? I wouldn't bet against me."

That quote is epic!

Dec 28, 2012 8:35am | report
 
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dajunglebrotha

dude looks angry as hell lol

Dec 28, 2012 8:36am | report
 
jchill05

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jchill05

If this isn't inspiration, I don't know what is!!!!! Keep up the great work!!! I sent this to my brother who's in a similar position. Again, very impressed and inspired! Well wishes to your mum, I'm sure she gets strength from you too!

Dec 28, 2012 9:31am | report
 
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sxyfitmomwife

Wow amazing job Nigel-Christian!

Dec 28, 2012 12:46pm | report
 
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findthejake

Awesome change man! So awesome!

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rileylad

great transformation

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jwethall

You look amazing my man. Anyone that can come as far as you have can transverse any distance he sets his compass on. Keep up the killer work!!!

Dec 28, 2012 3:05pm | report
 
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Good stuff.

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