Chris Gumm Shed 55 Pounds And Began Competing!

Chris knew he wanted to compete before his 40th birthday, but his physique was less than stage ready. Read on to learn how he got the motivation he needed to shed 55 pounds and begin competing!
Before Before:
220 lbs
After After:
165 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Chris Gumm
Email: Mr.Dead@comcast.net
BodySpace: mrdeaduvz

Before:
Age: 38
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 220 lbs
Body Fat: 25%

After:
Age: 41
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Body Fat: 10.2%


Why I Got Started

There were a couple of reasons why I got started. I looked in the mirror and was repulsed by what I saw. How could I, working in the health care field and giving out health advice, be taken seriously when I was in worse shape than my patients?

My other reason for wanting a change was that I always told myself I was going to compete in a bodybuilding competition before I turned 40, and the date was rapidly approaching.

I Looked In The Mirror And Was Repulsed By What I Saw.
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I Looked In The Mirror And
Was Repulsed By What I Saw.


How I Did It

It was the 2006 Emerald Cup in Washington when it all changed for me. I met Bob Cicherillo at the Bodybuilding.com booth. He took extra time to answer my questions and encouraged me to join BodySpace.

From there, my eyes were opened to a whole world of like-minded individuals. From the articles, to the forum, to the helpful staff, to the store, and most importantly from the people I've met on here, I have learned volumes.

My Eyes Were Opened To A Whole World Of Like-Minded Individuals.
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My Eyes Were Opened To A Whole
World Of Like-Minded Individuals.

Eventually I found my perfect trainer, who has guided me to steady improvements, Tom Fuller and I also have the wonderful opportunity of being an online Rep for Universal Nutrition.


Supplements

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Diet


Training

    Day 1: Arms

    Day 2: Quads And Hamstrings

    Day 3: Off

    Day 4: Chest And Shoulders

    Day 5: Back, Traps, Rear Delts And Calves

    Day 6 And 7: Off

    Cardio:

      2 sessions of 1 hour everyday except for leg days.


Suggestions For Others

Don't use age as an excuse. I'm in my 40s and in better shape than my 20s. If you fall off the wagon, get right back up, dust yourself off, and get back into the gym! There's always an opportunity for improvement around every corner.

Don't Use Age As An Excuse.
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Don't Use Age As An Excuse.